The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Business After Hours social event on May 12 at Jill McGowan’s, on Main Street. From left are McGowan, George Denney, Sande Updegraph, outgoing executive director; Carolyn Krahn, member services director; and Christa Langbehn. The chamber thanked its Cornerstone members, The Denney Block, L.L. Bean, Town of Freeport, Parkview Adventist Medical Center and Tri-Town Weekly. Courtesy photoStudents from Mast Landing School in Freeport regularly ride their bicycles to school. Courtesy photoTulips in full bloom grace the grounds of the Harraseeket Inn, on Main Street in Freeport.Staff photo by Larry GrardPownal Elementary School has been awarded a new fruit orchard thanks to a grant from ReTreeUs, based in Durham. With the coordinated efforts of ReTreeUs Program Manager Richard Hodges, school Principal Lisa Demick and parent Erica Giddinge, the students on May 12 began planting some of the 17 trees, a variety of apples and peaches, near the existing garden and around the school. Hodges will educate the students, staff and parent volunteers on how to properly care for the new trees and the positive environmental impact they will have in the community, as well as returning for continuing education. Courtesy photoDebbie Daggett, left, volunteer coordinator of Freeport Community Services, gets a hug from Susan Mack during Mack’s farewell party last Friday at the Freeport Community Center. Mack left as family services coordinator of Freeport Community Services after 11 years in the position, to devote her time to her farm in Pownal. Courtesy photo


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