Osher honored in London

The International Map Collectors’ Society has named Dr. Harold Osher of Portland the recipient of its 2012 Helen Wallis Award for his cartographic contributions, which are considered by the society to be of great merit and wide interest to map collectors worldwide.

Osher received the award at the society’s annual dinner at the East India Club in London in June.

Osher and wife, Peggy L. Osher, established the Osher Map Library of early maps that is part of the collections at the University of Southern Maine and considered one of the nation’s premier rare map libraries.

The collections feature more than 400,000 maps and hundreds of rare globes, including a 1494 printing, the first with a map, of Christopher Columbus’ letter announcing the success of his 1492 voyage; Capt. John Smith’s map of New England based on his 1614 voyage; and a property plan surveyed by George Washington.


Scouts reach Eagle rank

Boy Scout Troop 45 members Brandon Briggs, Jack Baker and William Larkins were honored for achieving Eagle Scout status during a ceremony in August at the First Parish Congregational Church.

To earn scouting’s highest award, each of the young men had to earn a minimum of 21 merit badges in addition to serving in leadership position in their troop and completing a major community service project.

Briggs repaired and improved a trail at the Casco Bay YMCA; Larkins built an informational kiosk at Pettengill Farm; and Baker repaired and improved the Ridge Trail, also at Pettengill Farm, in support of the Freeport Historical Society.

All three Scouts are graduates of Freeport High School.


Art festival entries invited

Entries to be considered for the fourth annual Yarmouth Art Festival are being accepted until 6 p.m. Friday. The event will be held Oct. 17 to 20 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church at 396 Gilman Road.

The festival welcomes submissions — painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media — from Maine artists, ages 18 and older. All entry fees and commissions support St. Bart’s community services.

Submissions are being accepted online and must include a digital image of each entry. Participating artists are responsible for delivering their work to the show.

For an entry form and the rules, visit www.yarmouthartfestival.com.


Foundation elects three to board

The Maine Community Foundation has elected Anna Eleanor Roosevelt of Embden, Peter Mills of Cornville and Karen W. Stanley of Castine to its board of directors.

Roosevelt joined Goodwill Industries of Northern New England as CEO in September 2011 after 10 years at the Boeing Company as vice president of global corporate citizenship. She also held positions in the nonprofit, higher education and government sectors and is a board member of Net Impact, chair of the Roosevelt Institute’s board and an advisory board member for the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Mills is executive director of the Maine Turnpike Authority and an attorney. He was a founding member of the Somerset Economic Development Corporation and FirstPark. Mills served in the Maine Legislature for 16 years, in both the House and Senate, and held Republican leadership positions on a number of committees.

Stanley is chair of Camden National Bank and co-owner of Stanley Subaru in Ellsworth. She was a member of the senior management team at Priority Management, an international training and development firm. She received the 2004 Corporate Citizen of the Year award from the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. Stanley has been involved with community and civic organizations, including Hospice of Hancock County and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. She is chair of the Maine Community Foundation’s Hancock County Committee.

For more information, visit www.mainecf.org or call (877) 700-6800.


Conservation corps addition

The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Savannah Steele of Portland, Ore., to serve as a team member and AmeriCorps volunteer on a variety of conservation projects throughout Maine, including extensive recreational trail construction and rehabilitation.

Steele is a 2011 graduate of the University of Oregon, where she studied biology. For more details, go to www.maine.gov/doc/parks/mcc.