A COLLECTION of 70 resource books designed to meet the needs of English language learners and adults with low literacy skills was acquired by the Scarborough Public Library. The collection features workbooks, manuals and resources. Similar materials will also be available at the public libraries in Portland, South Portland and Westbrook.The materials were purchased by Literacy Volunteers, Greater Portland through a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation.


DAVID NOONES recently was honored with the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizing his flight safety record of flying more than 50 years with no accidents or violations. Noones was presented with the award on May 28, during his 75th birthday celebration at the York Golf and Tennis Club. Noones is still working, still teaches flying and still flies his own airplane.


NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY students raised more than $600 to help students at L’Ecole Saint-Joseph school in Dubre, Haiti, buy uniforms for their soccer team. They earned about $400 through a fundraiser in which they paid to be allowed to dress casually, and a middle school parent kicked in an additional $200 to help purchase uniforms for an entire team.The uniforms were made and purchased in Haiti.


KATE MACOLINI, a Wells Junior High School seventh-grader, has won first place in the Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest “Our Flag? What It Means to Me.” Macolini’s work bested 43 other entries. She now advances to the state level of the competition.


PEOPLE’S REGIONAL Opportunity Program is accepting applications from men and women 55 years-old and older who are interested in volunteering for its Foster Grandparent Program. Participants would volunteer in classrooms under the guidance of teachers in schools and child development centers throughout York and Cumberland County. For more information about the program, call 773-0202.


ERIC ANDREASEN, a Portland native, was awarded a summer internship at Sen. Susan Collins office in Washington, D.C. “Eric’s academic profile, background, and strong work ethic will be a great asset to my office,” said Collins said in a press release. “During Eric’s internship he will be able to learn the inner dynamics of a congressional office by experiencing it first-hand. I welcome Eric to my staff.” Andreasen is a senior at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, majoring in political science and North American studies.


THE PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY will begin its summer reading program Monday. This year’s theme is I Love Reading in Portland. The program runs for seven weeks, starting Monday and finishing July 30. Participants can sign up at any library branch. For more information, go to


THE METRO and South Portland Bus Service is offering children and teenagers a free ride when they borrow a book at their local public library. Children and teens, ages 18 and younger, can receive one free ticket per visit at the following library locations:

The Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square on Congress Street in Portland; South Portland Public Library, 282 Broadway; Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St. in Westbrook; and Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

For more information about the METRO Bus schedule, go to or call 774-0351.

For more information about the South Portland Bus Service, call 767-5556 or go to


STUDENTS at Falmouth High School recently spent the day volunteering at Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center in Windham. Seniors Tommy Bazarian, Brian Beasley, Diogo Correia, Lynzee Gillis and Lexi Pauls joined Dave Horne, a riding center volunteer, to repair and install new features to the “sensory trail,” which allows clients to develop their senses through activities that involve touch, sound and sight.

The Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center helps people with disabilities reach their highest potential through the healing power of horses.


SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT 6 officials celebrated winners of its annual writing contest at Bonny Eagle Middle School.

They included: Kindergarten – Cameron Carter, Cordelia Porell, Katen Forrest, Madyson Quimby, Lillian Gaudiano, Aislinn Walker, Maia Kane, Bridget Thompson, Emily Martin and Amelia Zimmel.

Grade 1 – Scarlett Akey, Delaney Hesler, Kenny Beaumier, Emma Pendleton, Michael Gervais, Molly Sawyer, Ava Gleason, Isebelle Southard, Jack Hanson and Ariella Swett.

Grade 2 – Nyome Baldinelli, Hailey Koons, Olivia Flewelling, Fiona McCormick, Eliza Fowler, Ava Rausch, Zachary Hase, Abel Sullivan, Natalie Haug and Delia Swett.

Grade 3 – Emma Abbott, Ashton Hutchins, Eleuteria Bernardino, Emma Noonan, Tabitha Burgess, Lewin Pillsbury, Heidi Rae Corbeil, Olivia Robinson, Morgan Drinkwater and Amelia Smith.

Grade 4 – Ami Beaumier, Wyatt Ronco, Jennifer Christensen, James Russell, Sarah Dube, Alasdair Swett, Cassidy Grass, Julia Swett, Jack McCormick and Lucy Weyand.

Grade 5 – Evan Bell, Meira Eckstein, Hailey Bell, Kaylee Collins, Collette Boure, Kiera Hawkes, Sarah Champagne, Caitlyn Myers, George Childs and Emma Ridlon.

Grade 6 – Kathryn Delaney, Sara Hedglin, Marshall Farwell, Shawn Houser, Samantha Graffam, Ashleigh Miller, Kasey Grant, Caleb Pendleton and Alexis Petty.

Grade 7 – Carly Brown, Evan Gillingham, Katie Champagne, James Shackley, Sabrina Cross, Megan St. Jean, Hayden Eilinger, Lani Swett, Megan French and Desiree Wright.

Grade 8 – Derek Carpine, Autumn London, Gwendolyn Foster, Eva Niedermeyer, Caroline George, Rachel Ratte, Alyssa Libby, Taylor Sellner, Kyaunna Libby and Rylie Turner.


THE BOOK SHED, 27 Staples St., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays this month. Hours are weather permitting. The program is overseen by Friends of Libby Library. All donations benefit library programs. For more details, call 934-4351.