Waynflete hosts citizenship forum on campus initiative

Waynflete School hosted a Global Citizenship Forum and International Potluck on Oct. 27 featuring a presentation from faculty and students about the school’s campus-wide initiative to deepen global understanding through service, locally and abroad.

The evening featured two speakers who work with Students Shoulder To Shoulder, Waynflete’s School of Global Citizenship partner.

Ul Socheat of Cambodia, who is the partnership manager for the Cambodian Rural Development Team, and Lisa Bisceglia, who is the volunteer coordinator for Project WOO (Wave Of Optimism) spent a few days on campus visiting classes and speaking with students and faculty before their presentations at the forum.


Technology center names two students of the month

Biddeford Regional Center of Technology recently named Blake Douston and Madison Lawlor as students of the month.

Douston, who is enrolled in electrical technology, was selected from the technology programs. Lawlor, who is in the health assistant program, was selected from the business, education and health careers programs.

The Bank of Maine provided monetary awards to these students.

Other program nominees were Emily Brown, Michael Cohen, Kieyana Francis-Julian, Cody Harris, Shawn Heyland, Brian Hurley, Jamie Littlefield, Kyle Metcalf, Jacob Moulton, Ben Nunan and Kenneth Reyes.


Librarian, news writer awarded library awards

The Maine Library Association recently awarded the Outstanding Librarian of the Year award to Jennifer Alvino, director of the Windham Public Library, and its 2014 Journalism Award to Ray Routhier, Portland Press Herald staff writer.

Alvino was nominated by her staff, Town Manager Tony Plante and Maureen Sullivan, former American Library Association president.

Routhier was honored for his support of Maine libraries in general and specifically for his written work titled “Maine libraries write new chapter on lending.”


Christopher Carney named Wells athlete of the month

Wells High School senior Christopher Carney was named athlete of the month for September in recognition of his academics, sportsmanship and participation on the WHS Warriors football team as a running back and linebacker on defense.

Presenting Carney with a plaque was WHS athletic director Jack Molloy, along with program sponsor representatives John C. Kreie of Cole Harrison Insurance Agency and Pamela Moody-Maxon of Moody Maxon Real Estate.


YouthBuild students build three shelters for feral cats

YouthBuild Biddeford students recently partnered with the Animal Welfare Society for a project benefiting feral cats in southern Maine.

Under the supervision of teacher Rodney Richard, the students built three shelters, each capable of housing six cats. The shelters were based on design plans provided by Garth Russell, Biddeford animal control officer. Each shelter features multiple exits for the cats and is filled with straw to provide warmth during winter months.

Students built the shelters as part of their class studies.

A limited number of these structures are available for community members caring for a feral cat colony.

Requests can be made to Sharon Secovich, AWS interim executive director and spay/neuter coordinator, by calling 985-3244 Ext. 106 or email [email protected]


Savings bank donates $1,200 to Seeds of Hope center

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently contributed $1,200 to the Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center’s capital campaign to upgrade its meeting place in Biddeford.

The Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center provides assistance to people in need. It houses the In-a-Pinch pantry, which provides essential items not covered by food stamps or food pantries. It also acts as a career resource center for people who have lost jobs, or who are looking for jobs that better support greater independence and security for their families and themselves.


Preservation organization presents awards for 2014

Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving buildings of architectural or historical merit in Bath and surrounding communities, announced the recipients of its 2014 preservation awards. Receiving residential awards were Jim and Susan Gillies (Chopps Farm, c. 1765), John and Margie Sunderland (John S. Larrabee House, c. 1848) and Kathryn McCoig and Justin Andrus.

Stewardship awards were presented to Wayne and Lynn Robbins (Lambert Tavern, c. 1762) and the Rev. Alison Longstaff, the Rev. George Dole, and board president Robert Lawson of the Church of the New Jerusalem-Swedenborgian Church.

The Commercial Adaptive Use Award went to Jennifer Greene (Winnegance Store, 1902) and Jackson Gay and Jean Hart (Drummore Grange, 1891).

The Organization Excellence Award was presented to Friends of Seguin Island Light Station (Seguin Island Lighthouse, 1795) Board President Ken Young.

The Preservation Crafts & Trades Award went to Nate Jung of Jung Antique Window Restoration. The Friend of Preservation Award was presented to Martha F.H. Mayo, longtime Sagadahoc preservation trustee, past chair of SPI’s Education and Preservation committees, past SPI board president, past Maine Preservation Board president and 2009 Bath Citizen of the Year.