Four awards bestowed for service to community

Brian Hatch, Sherry Sutton Owen, Midcoast Pizza & More and Boy Scout Troop 621 were honored for their dedication to community and service at the 17th annual Bath Citizen Involvement Day held at Waterfront Park.

Hatch was named Citizen of the Year for his efforts to help Bath’s downtown achieve Great American Main Street status and his work with the Bath High School Alumni Association to raise money for the Morse High School Scholarship Fund.

Owen received the Al Smith Community Spirit Award for her leadership in shaping the Bath Heritage Days Parade.

Midcoast Pizza & More received the Community Project Award for its service to provide Thanksgiving meals and raise more than $500 for the Bath Area Food Bank.

Boy Scout Troop 621 received the Youth Award for participating in American Legion Smith-Tobey Post 21 ceremonies, building downtown flower boxes for Main Street Bath and volunteering aboard Tri-County Literacy’s Candy Cane Train.


New nursing assistants head for work at hospitals

Nine recent graduates of the Maine College of Health Professions Nursing Assistant course have passed the state competency examination.

The graduates were the first accepted into Central Maine Healthcare’s Earn While You Learn program. CMH covered costs of the program and paid the students to attend.

They will work at CMMC, Rumford Hospital or Bridgton Hospital for at least two years.


Parents may apply for gifts from Toy Fund

The Salvation Army will accept applications for the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 2 Sixth St.

Parents who wish to receive toys for their children, including those ages 13 to 18, must apply on this day. Applications will be available for food items to prepare a Christmas Day meal and toys for children.

Eligible applicants must live in Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Dayton or Arundel.Applicants must provide photo identification that lists, name and date of birth; proof of current physical address; rent/mortgage payment amount; the household income and expense (for all members of the household).

Please, do not bring children with you. For more details, call 934-4381.


Time to reserve space at Celtic Christmas Fair

Table space reservations are being accepted for the Celtic Christmas Fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Maine Irish Heritage Center in conjunction with the sixth annual State Street Holiday Stroll.

Space is $40 per table.

To register or for more details, go to or call Colleen Boland at 767-1017.