Town historical society’s 2015 calendar now available

The Arundel Historical Society’s 2015 calendar, featuring Arundel farmhouses dating from 1790 to 1870, is available. The suggested price is $15. Proceeds will benefit the Arundel Historical Society. The calendars are available at Town Hall, 600 Limerick Road. For more details, email [email protected] or call 283-9699.


New Hope for Women has Christmas tree of wish lists

New Hope for Women will partner with community groups, businesses and individuals to make the holiday season a bit more joyful for children and adults who have been affected by domestic violence.

A Christmas tree covered with gift tags has been placed in the NHFW Wiscasset office. The tags bear wish lists that include toys and basic needs such as blankets and clothing.

Visit the office at 41 Water St. between noon and 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays to choose a tag.

Unwrapped gifts, with tags, ribbon and wrapping paper, should be delivered to the Wiscasset office before Dec. 16.

For more details, go to or call 800-522-3304.


Chamber donates $2,000 to fuel assistance program

The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce has donated $2,000 to York County Community Action Corp.’s winter fuel assistance program.

The funds were raised through the chamber’s annual golf tournament in June and will be used for residents of Eliot, Kittery, South Berwick and York.

For more details, call the chamber office at 363-4422.


Schools, libraries eligible to receive Loon Echo grants

Schools and libraries in Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Sebago and Raymond may apply for small grants from Loon Echo Land Trust for environmental education programs.

Funds are made available through Loon Echo’s Educational Endowment. The endowment was developed as a memorial to two teachers, Helen Allen and Polly Bartlett.

Applications are at Loon Echo’s website, (under the programs tab) and must be returned by Jan. 15.

For more details, call 647-4352 or email [email protected]


Sites of Distinction honored for healthy lifestyle efforts

Let’s Go! York County, a program of Partners for Healthier Communities at Southern Maine Health Care, has recognized 44 York County Sites of Distinction for supporting healthy lifestyle nutrition and movement activities for children and families.

Gold Awards went to Deering Ridge Daycare After School Program, East Waterboro; St. James School, Biddeford; Cracker Jack Kids, Saco; Deer Pond Edu-Care, Hollis; Deering Ridge Daycare, East Waterboro; First Steps and Early Learning Center for SCAE, Springvale; St. James Preschool & Child Development Center, Biddeford; and the YMCA of Southern Maine Northern York County Branch Child Care Center, Biddeford.

Silver Awards were presented to the Kid Connection, Lebanon; Willard Kids’ Club, Sanford; Carl Lamb Kids’ Club, Springvale; Margaret Chase Smith Kids’ Club, Sanford; Sanford-Springvale YMCA Kids Out Enrichment Programs at Acton Elementary, Alfred Elementary, Carl J. Lamb, Hussey School and Knowlton School, both of Berwick, Lebanon Elementary, North Berwick Primary, Robie Site, Sanford and Waterboro Elementary schools; the Kennebunkport Consolidated School; Sea Road School, Kennebunk; Country Kids Preschool, Lyman; Forever Young, Waterboro; Living Waters Christian School Daycare, Buxton; Sanford-Springvale YMCA Y’s Owls Preschool Program, Sanford; and Toddle Inn, Saco.

Bronze Awards went to: C.K. Burns School, Saco; Coastal Ridge Elementary, York; Gov. John Fairfield School, Saco; Margaret Chase Smith School, Sanford; Young School, Saco; Curtis Lake Early Learning Program, Sanford; Forever Friends Family Childcare, Lyman; and Grow, Play & Learn in Maine, Biddeford.