Camden teacher honored

Camden Hills Regional High School biology teacher Kenneth Vencile of Waldoboro has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Vencile, who teaches honors and advanced placement biology, recently was presented a Legislative Sentiment by state Sen. Chris Johnson, D-Lincoln County, recognizing the achievement.

Vencile will soon travel to Washington, D.C., where he will be honored by President Obama, along with 96 other recipients of the award nationwide.

For more details, call Sen. Johnson’s office at 287-1515.


Gardening for sustainability

The Kennebunk High School faculty, students and community members have begun a Garden & Greenhouse Project.

The program is intended to afford students a multifaceted educational opportunity drawing on their studies, such as in math and science, to engage in sustainability practices as they plant, care for, harvest and sell produce, while learning about nutrition, small business principles and philanthropy.

To date, a plot has been completed to grow vegetables, flowers and shrubs. Plans are to add a greenhouse and contribute sufficient supplemental produce to the KHS cafeteria operations and even donate produce to food pantries in the local community.


Gallery seeks exhibitors

The Skidompha Public Library is seeking local artists to exhibit their work at its new Carey Art Gallery, which will be dedicated in the fall.

The work displayed at the gallery will include art, photography and crafts, with preference given to local artists.

The new gallery is being established in memory of Parker Carey of Damariscotta, who died in November.

For more information and to apply to exhibit there, go to


Lions appoint leaders

The Massabesic Lions Club recently held its annual awards banquet and appointed officers.

The 2012-2013 officers are:

James Boyle, president; Al Elbrader, immediate past president; Fred Frodyma, first vice president; Bruce Gile, second vice president; Earland Morrison, recording secretary; Carolyn Gile, reporting secretary; Sue Hatch, treasurer; and Paula Frodyma, assistant treasurer.

Betty Champion and Evelyn Ford were named directors for one year; Bob Hatch and Betty Morrison were named directors for two years.

Bob Hatch was named membership chair; John Champion was named tail twister and George Kiley was named lion tamer.

Lions Club members dedicated to the organization a total of 5,340 hours.

Betty Champion, Kiley and Boyle received the Melvin Jones Award, which is the highest honor given by Lions Clubs International for dedicated humanitarian service.

Boyle received the Lion of the Year Award. The Outgoing President’s Award was presented to Georgette Durgin, adviser of the Leo Club, a service organization for high school students.