Mayor visits 104-year-old Westbrook resident

Over the weekend, Westbrook Mayor Colleen Hilton presented a key to the city to Westbrook’s Stasia Stearns, who turned 104 on July 14.

Stearns lives alone with help from her daughter, granddaughter and other extended family, and has two children, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

She was a longtime elementary school teacher at Bridge Street School and Congin Elementary. Hilton said that while the city doesn’t have records of the oldest living resident, she believes Stearns to be the oldest.

City Clerk Lynda Adams said Monday, “Unfortunately it is almost impossible to know who our oldest resident is, since there is no tracking system.” She is asking residents to contact her at 591-8131 if they know a Westbrook resident who is 104 or older.

Grange hosting food preservation workshop

Kate McCarty of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be presenting a hands-on canning and freezing workshop from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, at Highland Lake Grange 87, located at the corner of Route 302 and Hardy Road, in Westbrook.

The workshop will teach the basics of canning and freezing green beans. Participants will receive a preserving the harvest packet, the latest and safest recipes, learn about proper equipment and how to check for properly sealed jars.

The cost is $15 per person, and those attending are asked to bring a potholder. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, call 1-800-287-1471.

Trinity worship in park

Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook, will hold its Sunday worship service at the gazebo in Riverbank Park on Main Street, Sunday, July 20, at 9 a.m.

Special music will be offered by Ransomed Souls. Bonnie Wright will perform a liturgical dance. Sunday brunch in the park will follow the service. Trinity welcomes everyone to attend. In case of rain, the service and brunch will be at the church.

David Good in concert

David Good will perform in a free concert 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, in Riverbank Park on Main Street.

The concert is part of a concert series on Wednesday evenings that continues through Aug. 13.

Local students excel at USM

Several part time students from Westbrook have been named to the University of Southern Maine dean’s list for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.

They are Donna M Cowing, Robert Byron Curtis, Susan Elizabeth Florez, Nicolette Elena Kapothanasis, Kevin Christopher Kennedy, Melissa M Miller, Deborah Louise Morgan, Christopher James Nicholas, Victoria Goldie Pettingill, Krista Lynn Sisson-Dow, Lizbeth Ruth Stamey, and Christine Jennifer Zagarella

Mayor Colleen Hilton visits Stasia Stearns, who celebrated her 104th birthday on July 14. 

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