Benefit car wash Sunday

A car wash will be held on Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Freeport Fire Station, to honor Marcia Burnham Meador (1956-2013). The recommended donation is $5. Proceeds will go to Team Marcia in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Winslow Park opening

Winslow Memorial Park and Campground is set to open for the 2013 season. The campground will be open to seasonal campers on Monday, May 20, and will be open to all campers on Thursday, May 23. A list of events is available at

For more information, contact the park manager at 865-9052 or the gatehouse at 865-4198.

Rotary road race registration

The 18th annual Freeport Rotary “Close to the Coast” 5K and 10K road race will be on Saturday, June 22, at 9 a.m., as part of the Winslow Park Family Fun Day. The top two finishers in each category win a pie from Orchard Hill Farm. There will be a free 1K Kids Fun Run after the 5 and 10K. Children’s prizes will be provided by Wilbur’s of Maine.

There will be a free post-race barbecue to all racers and their children supplied by Buck’s Naked BBQ with music from the Mallet Brothers. All non-racer adults will be asked for a $5 fee for the barbecue. Proceeds from this event support the Freeport Rotary Club Educational Scholarship Program. Registration for the race is $20. T-shirts are guaranteed for all registrants through June 13. They will be available to registrants after that date while supplies last.

Advance registration is available at Race-day registration is from 7:15-8:45 a.m. For more information, contact Dr. Hendricks at [email protected] or 865-1183.

Budget hearing May 21

The town of Freeport will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2014 operating, capital and TIF budgets for the town.

More shows at Theater of Awesome

The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., will present “The Early Evening Show – May ‘Geek Out’ Edition,” a blend of improvisations, comic sketches and music, Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m. The theater will also present “The Yo-Yo People,” a show for all ages featuring high skill and deft timing to music, coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor, on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, at 2 p.m. For tickets and information, go to

Fire & Rescue Explorers recognized

Freeport Fire and Rescue hosted a banquet on April 20 to acknowledge the achievements of 17 boys and girls from the Explorers Post 60. Thomas Miller, a sophomore at Freeport High School, was awarded Explorer of the Year. Some of the Explorers are junior firefighters who will become firefighters and EMTs. The students will also be recognized at the school assembly on May 3 and many will go on to Region 10 Vocational School.

Boatbuilding project postponed

The Freeport Historical Society and Compass Project have postponed plans to have Freeport-area kids spend a week building a replica of a skiff that was used as a work boat at Pettengill Farm. The historical society and Compass Project found that accurately identifying the style and size of the skiff and matching the information to appropriate building plans would require more time than initially estimated. The historical society is confident that everything will be in place for next year.

For more information, contact the Freeport Historical Society at 865-3170 or

Community Services seeking volunteers

Freeport Community Services is in need of volunteers. Drivers are needed to offer rides to medical appointments on a flexible basis. Help is also needed in the thrift shop and furniture store, as well as other special projects. To volunteer, call Debbie at 865-3985.

Library news and notes

Story time for toddlers and preschoolers takes place every Tuesday morning. There are two 15-minute story times at 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. for younger kids with shorter attention spans. At 10, there is a 30-minute story time for preschoolers. The morning features songs and a small snack.

The Thursday midday movie on May 16 at 1 p.m. will be “Argo,” rated R for language and some violent images.

The library will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at 9:30 a.m.

The Thursday midday movie on June 6 at 1 p.m. will be “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day Lewis. The film is rated PG-13.

Upcoming meetings

May 21 – Town Council, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Hall.

May 21 – Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

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