Public Works awards

Jesse Moon, an eight-year veteran of the Yarmouth Public Works/Highway Department, became a “Road Scholar” on March 25. The title is earned after completing 10 training classes through the Maine Local Road Center at Maine Department of Transportation. He is the sixth member of the Public Works Department to achieve this goal.

Yarmouth Fire Rescue Chief Mike Robitaille recently presented Public Works Director Erik Street with the Chief’s Excellence Award for 2014.

The award is presented annually to honor a person (or in this case, a department) for outstanding dedication to the fire rescue department. the crews from public works maintain the fire rescue department’s fleet of 10 apparatus, and perform maintenance as needed around the fire stations. The crews also help maintain the Regional Training Facility for the more than 25 communities that send police and fire members for training.

Pie shop opens Friday

Friday Pie Club will celebrate the grand opening of its pie shop and cafe on Friday, April 10, at 317 Main Community Music Center. The grand opening will take place in conjunction with an art opening featuring the work of Maine artists Harry Beskind and Abbot Meader and a coffee house the same evening. Events begin at 5 p.m. and are open to the public.

Friday Pie Club bakes fresh pies and turnovers from scratch with all lard crusts and an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. Owners Meghan Fennell and Charles Fischman started out baking and delivering pies on Friday afternoons to family and friends. After working from the commercial kitchen at 317 Main for the past year for Friday deliveries, farmers markets, and events, Friday Pie Club now operates a pie shop and cafe on the first floor, as well.

Friday Pie Club’s menu changes weekly, but a selection of pies such as Bourbon Pecan or Old-Fashioned Squash are always available. For more information, see

Conservation trust

hosts two programs

The Royal River Conservation Trust will screen the film, “Mountain of Storms: An Epic Adventure,” Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m., at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St.

The film shows the journey of four young climbers as they experience the challenge of Cerro Fits Roy in Southern Argentina. The movie shows legendary climbers at the peak of their careers. It was this adventure that inspired Yves Chouinard to name his company “Patagonia.” Refreshments and light appetizers will be offered. For more information, see

The Royal River Conservation Trust is also hosting a program, “New Models for Financing Conservation – Lessons from Around the Globe,” with Bill Ginn, executive vice president for global conservation initiatives for The Nature Conservancy, on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m., at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St.

Ginn is leading The Nature Conservancy’s work in impact investing, developing markets for natural capital and managing special conservation initiatives. During his 18-year tenure with the conservancy, Ginn has held a number of leadership roles in both U.S. and global programs. The past five years he served as chief conservation officer. Ginn is the author of “Investing in Nature,” a book about engaging the private sector in conservation.

Poet laureate

to read at library

Maine’s poet laureate, Wesley McNair, will be at the library to read selections from his new book, “The Lost Child,” Wednesday, April 8, from 7-9 p.m. He is a prize-winning poet, author of 10 collections of poetry and books of prose, and editor of several anthologies.

Parking ban

The all-night, on-street parking ban is in effect through April 15. This is an effort to keep the streets clear for snow removal. According to the police department, all-night parking is defined as parking for more than one hour between midnight and 6 a.m. This applies to all public streets within the town.

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