Local man wins Mustang

Resident Mike Stavros won first prize in the Mustang Summer Sweepstakes and recently took ownership of a 2013 Ford Mustang GT at the Circle K automobile dealership at 574 Route 1.

Stavros, an L.L. Bean employee, won the car during the sweepstakes event that was sponsored by Circle K Great Lakes of Cleveland.

He was one of 111,180 people to submit an entry to win the car.

The prize package allowed Stavros to select the color and trim of his choice. He chose a sterling gray hard-top model, with leather interior.


Event nets $75,000 for riders

A recently held Fifth Annual Triple B Boots, Band and Barbecue event has raised $75,000 benefiting child and adult riders with disabilities at the Riders and Horses program at Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center.

Nearly 300 guests attended the event, featuring live entertainment, food and an auction.

To date, the annual Triple B event has raised nearly $400,000 for rider scholarships, programs and horse care at RTT. For more details, go to or call 892-2813.


Maine Memory grants made

Maine Historical Society recently awarded 10 new Maine Memory Network Community Mobilization grants to historical organizations and libraries around the state to support the digitization of historic collections and the creation of online exhibits about local history.

The new grants, ranging in amount from just under $500 up to $1,500, support organizations in the towns of Berwick, Brunswick, Friendship, Greenville, Livermore, Monson, Norway, South Bristol, Westbrook and Westport Island.

The following projects received grants:

Berwick Historical Society, with the help of Berwick Public Library, to digitize a number of the historic photos in its collection.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, to create an online exhibit.

Friendship Museum, with the Friendship Village School, to build a Maine Memory exhibit related to historic Friendship wharves.

Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum, of Livermore Falls, to work with Grade 7 students from Spruce Mountain Middle School and the Livermore/Livermore Falls Historical Society to investigate the origins and impact of the paper industry within the larger context of the Industrial Revolution.

Monson Historical Society, to digitize part of a collection of more than 3,500 glass plates that were donated by a private collector in 2009.

Norway Historical Society, to create an online exhibit about Norway as the snowshoe-making capital of the country from the 1890s to the 1960s.

South Bristol Historical Society, in conjunction with South Bristol School, to create an exhibit focusing on the town’s origins.

Walker Memorial Library, in Westbrook, to digitize a number of historic photos in its collection.


Employees rise to challenge

Maine Manufacturing employees joined together during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise $2,500 to support patients of the Cancer Care Center of York County. 

The fundraising challenge served as an educational opportunity for employees to focus on preventive care and the risks of cancer.


Winter parking rules in effect

The Kennebunk Police Department reminds residents that the town’s winter parking ordinance is now in effect through April 1.

Parking of vehicles on town streets between 1 and 5 a.m. is prohibited, regardless of weather conditions.

For the purpose of snowplowing, street parking is also prohibited during any snowstorm.

Tickets for fines will be issued and vehicles towed for those parking on town streets during the above hours. The registered owner of any vehicle in violation will be presumed the operator at the time of police action.

The winter parking ordinance can be reviewed in its entirety at; access the Municipal tab.

Look under Ordinance 2-6 for information on winter parking and snowplowing and removal.


Student group wins award

The American Lung Association in Maine recently presented its Youth Advocacy Award to the Old Orchard Beach Youth Tobacco Action Group at its annual awards luncheon, held at the Sable Oaks Marriott Hotel in South Portland.

The award recognizes the OOB students’ two-year effort to persuade the Town Council to adopt a tobacco-free beach policy.

The council voted unanimously to adopt the policy in the fall of 2011.

This is the second statewide award for the OOB Youth Tobacco Action Group and the third award for the group’s leader Hattie Simon.

The group was named 2012 MYAN Impact Award for Anti-Tobacco Action Group of the Year in June. Simon, a Thornton Academy junior, was named the 2012 Eastern Regional Youth Advocate of the Year by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in May.


Cancer center earns Agency of Distinction Award

The Cancer Community Center has received the WCSH-6 Agency of Distinction Award.

News anchors Cindy Williams and Pat Callaghan of WCSH-6 presented the 6 Who Care Agency of Distinction Award to CCC Executive Director Michele Johns during a recent ceremony at the Portland Museum of Art.

The award honors individuals and one community organization for exceptional service to the Greater Portland community along with a $2,000 cash gift.

For more details, go to or call 774-2200.


Grange project gets $11,000 for coolers, driveway, dock

Farmington Grange’s Community Kitchen Project has received an $11,000 grant from the Broad Reach Fund to install two walk-in coolers, a driveway and a loading dock at the facility.

This, added to the new commercial kitchen and winter farmers’ market already located at the grange, will provide farmers and processors with multiple options to store, ship, process and sell products through one central locale.

Products can be dropped off, stored in either of the two walk-in coolers, processed in the kitchen by the farmers or sold to people working in the kitchen.

The commercial kitchen is in need of a steam jacketed kettle, a commercial food processor, attachments for a Hobart mixer such as a grinder, shredder, dough hooks etc., a wrapper sealer, scale, label printer, large pots, mixing bowls and a hand cart.

Those wishing to donate may call Richard Marble at 491-6166.


Youthlinks recognized

Knox County Pomona Grange No. 3 has selected Youthlinks as the recipient of its 2012 Public Service Award for the grange’s programming that enable youths to succeed in school, at home, at work and in society.

Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services located in Rockland that provides community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities to all youth ages 11-17 from anywhere in mid-coast Maine.

The programs help youth learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities and connect to their peers, to adult mentors, and to their communities.

Youthlinks is funded primarily by donations of individuals, businesses and foundations.

All programs are free for participating youth.

For more information on Youthlinks, visit or call 594-2221.