Marsh cleanup Saturday

Volunteers are sought for the annual fall cleanup of Scarborough Marsh, from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. A joint effort of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Friends of Scarborough Marsh, the town of Scarborough and environmental group TogetherGreen, the work detail will collect trash from the more heavily used areas of the marsh and help the Audubon nature center prepare for the coming winter. Volunteers should bring their own work gloves and dress appropriately for changing weather conditions. There will be a prize, says the Friends group, for the best “marsh-themed” costume. For more information, contact Linda Woodard at 415-8831 or [email protected]

Homer studio subject of meeting

The monthly meeting of the Scarborough Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. A brief business meeting is held and followed by a presentation. The meeting is held at the Society’s museum and meeting room located at 647 Route 1 (adjacent to the Fire Station at Dunstan). Although the monthly meetings are free and open to the public, donations are always appreciated. The program lasts about an hour.

Mark Bessire, sirector of the Portland Museum of Art, and Karen Sherry, curator of American art, will present a program related to the museum and, primarily, show pictures and discuss the restoration and newly opened Winslow Homer Studio. Updated information about the life and professional work associated with this Scarborough legend and his studio at Prouts Neck will be informative.

Electronic waste recycling event

The First Congregational Church of Scarborough is sponsoring a electronic waste recycling event Saturday, Oct. 27, in the church parking lot, 167 Black Point Road, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The church is partnering with ewastemaine in this event.

The following items can be recycled: TV sets (all sizes), computers and CPUs, cordless phones, VCRs-DVDs and audio equipment and other electronic equipment. No household appliances, such as stoves, refrigerators, and microwaves.

Contact John Veltri at 883-3585 or [email protected], or Penny at 883-2342 or [email protected] for more information.

Former marsh ?intern now at PWD

A former intern at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center has joined the Portland Water District.

Carina Brown of Portland served a summer internship leading salt marsh ecology tours at the center. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelors in biology, and is originally from South Paris.

Fire service

Scott McFarland, son of Brian McFarland of Thailand and Janice McFarland of Scarborough, is a member of the Saint Michael’s College Fire & Rescue Squad. McFarland, a junior chemistry major, serves in the Rescue Unit. He graduated from Scarborough High School before coming to Saint Michael’s.

Saint Michael’s Rescue responds to more than 2400 calls annually involving respiratory and cardiac emergencies, motor vehicle accidents and more.

A large group of dignitaries was on hand in Scarborough Oct. 18 at groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Wentworth Intermediate School. The $36 million, 163,000-square-foot building replaces one originally built as a junior high school in 1963. It is expected to open for children in grades 3-5 in September 2014. “This process has been marked with success at every step,” said Town Manager Tom Hall, “from the formation of a strong building committee, to cooperation among elected officials, to overwhelming voter support, to attractive financing and a highly competitive bidding climate.”  
At an Oct. 19 unveiling, Susan Winch, assistant director of the Scarborough Public Library, demonstrates the town’s innovative 3M Cloud Library Collection, a first-in-the-state system that lets library cardholders download popular book titles to multiple electronic devices simultaneously. For more information, go to

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