Good Food Council receives grant to further its work

The Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn recently received a $3,000 grant from the Rural Grants Fund, the Dick Kendall Fund for Androscoggin County and the Lawrence P. Ralston Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

The grant funds will be used to increase the Good Food Council coordinator’s hours and enhance the council’s outreach and education activities.

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Local teenager graduates from FBI Academy program

Emily Roth of Auburn graduated from the FBI National Academy Youth Leadership Program in Quantico, Virginia, on June 20.

Roth, 16, completed the week-long course that included physical training culminating in the FBI Academy Yellow Brick Road obstacle course.

Class time covered topics such as forensics, leadership, ethics and financial management.

The program is made possible through the cooperation of the FBI.


Museum seeks volunteer for Friday afternoons

The Saco Museum is looking for a front desk volunteer from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays to greet visitors and sell merchandise from the gift shop.

For more information, call Zoe Thomas at 283-3861 or email [email protected]


Library has free passes for Boston Sports Museum

The Kennebunk Free Library has purchased two passes that allow free entrance to The Sports Museum in Boston for up to six people with each pass.

The Sports Museum is a nonprofit educational institution housed in the TD Garden, and has served Boston and New England for more than 35 years. The museum features a half- mile of exhibits of the best of Boston sports. The passes are valid through Sept. 7.

For more information, call 985-2173.

Longtime library trustee honored by the board

The Kennebunk Free Library’s board of trustees unanimously named Lawrence “Larry” Dwight as the library’s first trustee emeritus.

A reception will be held in his honor at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 112 Main St. in Kennebunk. Dwight has served as a president and member of the board for many years.


Three students each win $2,500 in writing contest

Three high school juniors were chosen as the winners of the Maine Community College System’s A Journey into Writing contest, and were named 2015 Governor’s Young Writers of the Year.

The winners are: Divine Selengbe of Lewiston High School; Addie Monahan-Morang of Freeport High School; and Morganne Elkins of Edgecomb, who attends North Yarmouth Academy.

Gov. Paul LePage presented each of the students with an award and a check for $2,500.


Knights of Columbus gives $2,500 to veterans’ home

Knights of Columbus Council #9782 in Wells recently made a $2,500 donation to the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough.

The knights were provided a tour of the veterans’ home, which provides skilled nursing and therapy services, dementia care, pain management, residential and long-term care to qualified veterans, spouses and gold star parents.

The K of C holds dinners and social events to provide funds for various charitable, educational and mental health organizations and food pantries.


Historical society adds curator, membership chair

The Thomaston Historical Society announced the addition of two members to its board of directors: Desiree Genthner as assistant curator and Sue Christianson as new membership chairperson.

Genthner received a business degree from Thomas College and a history degree from the University of Maine, Presque Isle. She is working toward a museum studies certification through the Northern States Conservation Center.

Christianson, a longtime area resident, hopes to engage more local people in the society.


Olympia Sports stores raise $72,000 for autism research

Olympia Sports stores raised $72,000 during Autism Awareness Month in April.

The money was raised from an annual point-of-sale promotion at its 228 stores. It’s the third consecutive year Olympia Sports has raised money to support autism research. The funds will directly support the Autism Inpatient Research Collaborative, founded by Dr. Matthew Siegel, director of the Developmental Disorders Program at Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook.


School bus driver training will begin on July 28

Windham/Raymond Adult Education, located at 406 Gray Road, is offering a professional school bus driver training program.

The six-session training includes instruction on topics such as student management and confidentiality requirements. Range and road instruction will feature Class B buses with automatic transmissions.

The cost of the program is $1,599 and includes tuition, initial permit fee, initial drug test, school bus driver and DOT physical exams and one skill test opportunity.

The training will be held on July 28, 29 and 30 and Aug. 4, 5 and 6. For more information, call 892-1819 or go to