Donating life-saving blood recently turned into an experience of a lifetime for  Robert Barrett of Westbrook. He was named Blood Donor of the Game and was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the New York Yankees on April 29.  Barrettt entered to win the chance after recently donating blood with the American Red Cross. 
 

Donating life-saving blood recently turned into an experience of a lifetime for  Robert Barrett of Westbrook. He was named Blood Donor of the Game and was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the New York Yankees on April 29.  Barrettt entered to win the chance after recently donating blood with the American Red Cross. 
 

Donating life-saving blood recently turned into an experience of a lifetime for  Robert Barrett of Westbrook. He was named Blood Donor of the Game and was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the New York Yankees on April 29.  Barrettt entered to win the chance after recently donating blood with the American Red Cross. 
 

Mary K. Libby, past president of the Westbrook Woman’s Club, right, is installed on  May 13, as the state president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Marjorie Goodwin, left, is state’s past president.

Libby state GFWC president

Mary K. Libby recently became the first Westbrook Woman’s Club member to be elected state president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in the 90-plus year history of the local club.

The GFWC is the world’s largest volunteer organization and celebrated its 125 year birthday last year. Libby and her husband, Bruce, live in Westbrook. She graduated from Westbrook High School and retired from the Westbrook school system after teaching resource room at the middle school for 15 years.

‘Les Miserables’ on

high school stage

Westbrook High School has announced show times and dates for its production of  the musical, “Les Miserables,” which opens on the school’s stage on Thursday, June 2, and continues through Sunday, June 5.

The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on June 2, 3 and 4; and a matinee at 2 p.m., June 5

“We have over 50 students involved in the show,” Rick Solomon of the English  Department  said.

Tickets are $10; $7, students and senior citizens.

Free fitness

classes for seniors

Westbrook is part of the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day
this year, with an entire day of free programs offered at the Westbrook Community Center on Wednesday, May 25. Most programs include an exercise or physical activity component, as well as information about senior subjects. The free classes and activities at the Westbrook Community Center will include:

 5:30-6:30 a.m. – Train Your Inner Athlete (Gym)
 5:30-7 a.m. – Adult Lap Swim (Pool)
 7:45-8:15 a.m. – Senior Water Aerobics (Pool)
 8:15-8:45 a.m. – Senior Swim (Pool)
 9 a.m. – Opening Ceremony w/Special Guest Sheri Piers (Gym)
 9:15-10 a.m. – Silver Cardio (Gym)
 9:30-10 a.m. – Back in Motion Balance Presentation (TBD)
 9:30-10:15 a.m. – Trail Adventure (City Forest Behind Building)
 10-11 a.m. – Poetry Performance w/Saxophone (TBD)
 10:15-11 a.m. – Chair Cardio (Gym)
 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Poetry Workshop (TBD)
 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. – Chair Yoga (Gym)
 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. – Adult Lap Swim (Pool)
 12-1:15 p.m. – free Lunch by Starlite Cafe (Community Room)
 1:30-2 p.m. – T’ai Chi (Gym)
 2 p.m. – Closing Ceremony (Gym)
 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Pilates (Activity Room)
 8-9 p.m. – Adult Lap Swim (Pool)

To register, contact Catherine Wilson, recreation coordinator for Westbrook Community Services, at 854-0676, ex. 5264, or email [email protected]

Art opening 

The next show at Westbrook’s Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main St., is “Sky|Woods|Sea,” opening Friday, May 20, from 5-8 p.m. The show celebrates the Maine landscape as expressed in works by painters Mary Brooking (sky), Judy Schneider (woods) and Caren-Marie Michel (sea). Brooking is also the director of Continuum for Creativity, a space for exhibits, workshops, classes, meetings and performance. The exhibit runs until July 9.

Rotary clubs across Maine are welcoming former state Sen. Dick Woodbury to hear presentations on the proposed rank choice voting that will be on the November state ballot. Pictured, from left, are Adam Pontius, coaltion coordinator; Deborah Shangraw of Westbrook/Gorham Rotary, publicity; and Woodbury.


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