RSU 5 budget vote Wednesday

The Regional School Unit 5 public budget vote will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the Freeport High School gym. This will be the last say residents of Durham, Freeport and Pownal will have on the $25,810,307 budget before the referendum validation on June 11. The budget can be seen online at

Church service to honor veterans

The South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, is holding a special lay service honoring veterans on Sunday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. The Freeport Flag Ladies will be honored guests and there will be reserved seating for veterans.

Police enforcing seat-belt law

The Freeport Police Department has been awarded grant money through the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to participate in the 2013 “Buckle Up – No Excuses” seat-belt enforcement and education campaign. The two-week campaign, which began May 20 and ends June 2, will focus on high visibility seat-belt enforcement and occupant protection education. Freeport police officers will be in a variety of locations during those two weeks checking for compliance with the seat-belt laws.

Freeport Players sets auditions

The Freeport Players will hold auditions for “Indoor/Outdoor,” Kenny Finkle’s comedy about the life of a cat, Sunday, June 2, 6:30-8 p.m., and Monday, June 3, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Freeport High School library, 30 Holbrook St. The production will be directed by Linda Duarte. Roles are for two women and two men, and performances are Sept. 12-29 at the Freeport Performing Arts Center. Actors will be asked to cold read dialogue from the play. Appointments are not required but actors are recommended to contact Elizabeth at [email protected] to exchange information.

Theater of Awesome presents shows

The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. will present “The Yo-Yo People,” a show for all ages featuring humor, high energy and skill and deft timing to music, Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. The theater will also present “Ball in the House – Incredible Acapella,”,a soul-pop R&B vocal band based out of Boston, on Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, see

July 4 events announced

The town of Freeport has announced its Fourth of July events for 2013. The day will start with a blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast at St. Jude Hall, on the corner of Main and School streets, from 7-10 a.m. The L.L. Bean 10K Road Race will take place at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. The parade will be at 10 a.m. on Main Street from Kendall Lane south to Holbrook Street. The L.L. Bean Discovery Park Concert will be Matt Nathanson at 7:30 p.m. The day will wrap up with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Winslow Park opening

Winslow Memorial Park and Campground is set open for the 2013 season. The campground 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.

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.

Beacon Hospice needs volunteers

Beacon Hospice needs volunteers to visit patients and families in the Freeport, Brunswick and Bath areas. The organization is about to begin a spring hospice volunteer training, a seven-week free training course to prepare those interested in visiting terminally ill patients and their families living at home or in facilities. Time and location of training is flexible and built around the needs of the volunteer. References, a background check and medical screenings are required. Contact Donna Teague, volunteer coordinator, at 772-0929 for more information and an application.

Seeking volunteers

Freeport Community Services seeks volunteer drivers 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 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.

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