Second public hearing set on budget plan

The Yarmouth Town Council will hold a second public hearing Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m., before the final budget plan is submitted to the annual town meeting on Tuesday, June 2. The hearing will be held at the American Legion Cabin, 196 Main St., to consider and act upon the proposed FY 2016 budgets for the town and school department. Budget drafts are available online or at the Town Hall.

Bus service is meeting topic

Metro bus is seeking community input on how all bus routes can be improved, proposed locations for new bus stop shelters, and the recommended design of the new Portland-Falmouth-Yarmouth-Freeport Express Bus Service. Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., will host a community session on Monday, May 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Art exhibit reception May 7

A gallery opening reception for the art exhibit, “Tuesday Morning Painters,” will be held Thursday, May 7, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Yarmouth History Center Stonewall Gallery, 118 East Elm St. There will be wine, cheese and light refreshments. The artists showing works are Rachael Bradley, Marlena Faxon, Ginny Keegan, Gayl McNally, Sally Paterson, Caroline Payne, Arthur Schaefer, Debra Craig Serino, Polly Smith, Eleanor Steele and Ellen Vaughan. The exhibit will be on display through June.

Seminars focus on info for seniors

Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., is presenting a Senior Seminar Lecture Series, Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon.

The May 7 session focuses on downsizing, liquidation, buying, selling and moving. Presenters include Stan Lourie, Stan Lourie Enterprises; Kim Dorsky and Liz Pattison, Simply Sized Homes; and Marc Gup, Keller Williams/Marc Gup Real Estate Group.

The May 14 focus is on legal and financial issues and computers. On hand will be attorney Kathryn Longley from Norman Hanson & DeTroy; Grey Terry, High Tower Advisors; and Judy Knaub, CPA, E-Connection.

On May 21, the topics are AARP and senior fraud protection, with Yarmouth Police Detective Paul Martin, Jane Margesson of AARP and Jane Carpenter of Maine I.D. Theft Services.

On May 28, the topics are medical equipment, hospice and reverse mortgage. Guests are Lindsay Robinson of Southern Maine Audiology, Mark and Kelly Hassett of MedCor Professionals, Steve Eastman of Security 1 Lending and Martha Blackburn of Hospice of Southern Maine.

The June 4 topic is care planning for future years, with Lynn Peel of Beach Glass Transitions, Mary Willson of Bay Square at Yarmouth and Rich Blumenthal of Advantage Home Care.

The free events are co-sponsored by MML and PACES, Portland Area Coalition for Elder Services. For more information, call 846-4763, or see or

Document shredding offered

The Yarmouth Recycling Committee is letting the public know that there will be a free document shredding service, Saturday, May 16, from 8-11 a.m., rain or shine, at Ameriprise Financial, 45 Forest Falls Drive. Limit is three boxes per customer. For more information, call 846-1175, ext. 208.

S.C. Myer exhibit opens May 5

S.C. Myer is exhibiting her 36-by-36 oil on panels, May 5-June 27, at Merrill Memorial Library. Known as Susan Fahlgren, she was a teacher 22 years at North Yarmouth Academy. Using oil and mixed media, she will include pieces from her painting series, “Rocks Pebbles and Stones” and “Schoodic Point.”

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