Annual Wreath Sale

Bonny Eagle High School’s Project Graduation will be holding its annual Christmas Wreath sale through Oct. 31. The wreaths are 22-24-inches wide and made of double-sided balsam fir.

Wreaths are $12.50 without a bow and $14.50 with a bow. To order your wreath, contact a member of the senior class or order online at

Wreaths will be available for pickup at Bonny Eagle Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Laura Vickery at 727-6988 or 318-2274 or email [email protected].

Mad Science

Another Mad Science class, sponsored through Standish Recreation, starts on Oct. 30 and runs for six weeks. “Energize It” will run on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the George E. Jack Elementary School. Details and registration available online at A minimum number of participants are required to run this class and sometimes it fills very quickly, so don’t delay.

Almost, Maine

Bonny Eagle Drama, under the direction of Rick Osann, is proud to present “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Michael Bourgoin Auditorium at Bonny Eagle High School.

Citizen Volunteers Needed

Interested in learning about and having input in the development of the 2014-2015 Bonny Eagle school district budget? The Budget Advisory Committee is seeking citizen volunteers. The BAC is an advisory group established by the school board to review budget information and make recommendations to the district budget committee and the school board. If you have questions or would like to request an application, contact Tina Plummer at 929-2318 or [email protected]. Applications may be requested in person at the MSAD6 Business Office, 94 Main St., Buxton.

Basketball Shooting Clinic

The University of Southern Maine Women’s Basketball Team will be conducting a shooting clinic for girls in grades 3-10 on Saturday, Nov. 9. The clinic is a perfect way to get a little extra instruction before the season begins. Under the direction of head coach Gary Fifield and USM staff and players, the day will set a positive and informative tone for the season to come.

The fee for the clinic is $35 when paid in advance or $45 the day of the clinic. The clinic will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Costello Sports Complex on the Gorham Campus at the University of Southern Maine. Participants are asked to wear sneakers and basketball clothing. All aspects of shooting fundamentals will be taught. For more information, call Coach Fifield at 780-5475 or download a registration form at

Steep Falls Village Design Committee

The first meeting of the Steep Falls Village Design Advisory Committee was scheduled to be held last night, Thursday, Oct. 24 at the town hall. All members of the committee have been appointed, however all meetings are open to anyone interested in attending. For more information on the next scheduled meeting, contact Town Planner Bud Benson at [email protected]. or call 642-4536.

CPR and First Aid Course

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Saint Joseph’s College will host a CPR and first aid training course for members of the community. Through guided instruction and hands-on practice with a certified instructor, participants will gain confidence in caring for adults, children and infants.

This course trains individuals to respond to emergencies in their communities, workplaces and homes. Topics covered include how to respond to and care for unconscious victims, breathing emergencies, sudden illness, bleeding and more. After completing all requirements of the course, participants will receive an American Red Cross adult, child and infant CPR certification and first aid certification, each valid for two years.

Registration is $80; recertification is $60. The course takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Harold Alfond Center on Saint Joseph’s campus in Standish. Registration is available online at For more information, contact Renee Daigle at 893-6615 or [email protected].

Active Seniors of Standish

The Active Senior Citizens of Standish group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Sebago Lake Room at the Standish Municipal Center. New members welcome. Meals are $6 and catered by Personal Touch Catering. Call Donna Grovo at 675-3302 for reservations by 8 p.m. on the Thursday prior to that week’s luncheon. Please bring non-perishable items to the first meeting each month, and these donations will be delivered to a local food pantry.

Bottles for Fuel

If you qualify, you may be eligible for help with your heating bill this winter. A program has been put together to help citizens of Standish who are struggling with fuel bills. You can receive help with No. 2 Fuel, K-1, propane, electric heat or wood. Applications are available by calling 642-6004 and asking for an application for the “Bottles for Fuel” program.

The “Bottles for Fuel” committee is chaired by Town Councilor Maggie Spencer. Money has been raised through donations from Standish businesses, local citizens and via returnable bottles and cans. If you wish to help, bring your returnable cans and bottles to the Standish Transfer Station, Two Trails Redemption or Pit Stop Fuels.

Halloween Spooktacular

The annual Standish Recreation Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m at the George E. Jack gymnasium. For more information, contact Linda Brooks at [email protected] or call 642-2875.


A Scrapbooking Crop Fundraiser for Project Graduation 2014 will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person, and includes lunch and supper. For more information about Project Graduation and what you or your local business can do to help, visit

Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry

Sponsored by Saint Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with the town of Standish, Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry distributes food to those in need every Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Standish Municipal Center, which is located on Route 35. If you want to help, donations of canned or nonperishable goods are accepted at the cupboard on Wednesday nights, or at Hannaford in Standish, Standish Town Hall or Campus Ministry office at the college.

Need food? Show up Wednesday night between 5:30-7 p.m. to fill out your paperwork and collect your food bags. For more information, contact Amy Russell at 893-7790 or e-mail [email protected].

On Friday, Oct. 11, from 5-7 a.m., Bonny Eagle High School’s Homecoming Pep Rally was broadcast live on WGME Channel 13 as part of the School Spirit Challenge. Huge kudos to the bus drivers that were on the road well before 5 a.m. to ensure those who wanted to go had transportation. The School Spirit Challenge is designed to promote the community and good stewardship with students of high schools in central and southern Maine through an ongoing food drive to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Seven area schools are competing to raise the most pounds of food during this fall’s Varsity football season. The winner of the School Spirit Challenge wins the coveted Spirit Cup Trophy. To see footage from the two-hour pep rally, visit and scroll through the list at the right to see Bonny Eagle’s team spirit!James Harmon, 11, son of Laurie and Robert Harmon of Steep Falls, was the winner of a brand new bike at the 13th annual Standish Health and Safety Day held Oct. 12.Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish will host Vandini’s Magic and Illusion’s Family Stage Show on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. This fundraiser to benefit Schoolhouse Arts will have it all; magic, comedy, large stage illusions and favorite characters from children’s television shows. This will be an interactive show, with lots of opportunity for participation for the whole family. Cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call 642-3743 or visit Levin (on the ground) of Steep Falls and Kristopher Dalton (on the equipment) of Standish, worked hard alongside many other volunteers from our community on Saturday, Oct. 19, to build a brand new playground at Johnson Field. After three-plus years of planning and fundraising by the Johnson Field Playground Committee, Standish now has another brand new, community-built playground. Johnson Field is located on Route 35 near the Otter Ponds and the Mountain Division Trail.

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