Five Bonny Eagle students selected for Boys State

Bonny Eagle High School students Ronahn Clarke, Wyatt Fowler, Trevor Hustus, Graham Munro-Ludders and Noah Oja have been selected by Standish Memorial Post 128 to attend the 69th annual American Legion Dirigo Boys State program to be held this year at Thomas College in Waterville during the week of June 19-23.

The purpose of Boys State is to provide Maine high school juniors with the opportunity to participate in a program that supplements their high school courses in government and its functions. In this activity, young men role-play as they learn to campaign for local, county and state offices and then organize and carry out the functions of the state government.

The students were nominated by BEHS faculty and selected by Post 128 because they have demonstrated above their peers the desired qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service to their school and community.

A special note of thanks to Brian McManus for contributing this year, and to the Standish Kiwanis, Norway Savings Bank and Past Commander and 1st Vice Commander Lou Stack for again contributing funds to sponsor these deserving young men.

Daytime Players take on life’s speed bumps
In their next production, “Readers’ Theater,” The Daytime Players set out to solve some of life’s nagging questions: Can a pinch of snuff cure lust? Can you find true love on a Ferris wheel, (especially when you’re over 70)?
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at the Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road. Standish. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved at or by calling the Schoolhouse Arts Center at 207-642-3743.
The Daytime Players are determined to “not go gentle into that good night …” at least not without a laugh or two. “We’ve got a lot to say. We’re a pretty verbal,” Jerry Walker, the guiding force behind the troupe, said in a prepared statement.

The Daytime Players have an open-door policy. “We are a senior-ish theater. But we do not discriminate against the young. All performers, writers and technical people are welcome.” Walker says. He can be reached at [email protected].

Activities at Standish Municipal Building

• Free Monthly Movies @ Standish Municipal Center

Pack a lunch and join us for a free movie on the big screen in the Watchic Lake Room. June’s movie, at 11 a.m. June 13, will be “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a 2014 American comedy-drama produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, starring Helen Mirren. It’s the story of a feud between two adjacent restaurants in a French town: one operated by a recently relocated Indian family and the other a Michelin-starred restaurant. Reservations required so we can plan accordingly. Call Jen DeRice, 642-2875.

• Line dancing

Dancers of all levels are encouraged to participate. It is a great form of exercise, not to mention a lot of fun! Registration is preferred by the Monday before the session begins.?Tuesdays from 10:00-11:30 am $40.00 for 8-week session or $8.00 per class for partial session.?Instructor: Deb Wells??• Zumba

A dance fitness program that involves dance and aerobic elements. Instructor Sheila Payne’s motto is, “if you’re moving and having fun, you’re doing it right!” Come join us for a fun-filled dance party!?Mondays (Zumba Toning with weights)?Thursdays (Zumba) begins?6:00 pm $50 for 8-weeks or $8/class partial session?Instructor: Sheila Payne

• Foster’s Downeast Clambake & Music

Join us June 9 for a trip to Foster’s in York for an ole’ fashioned New England Clambake. The meal features fresh Maine lobster, clam chowder, steamers, corn on the cob, roasted red bliss potatoes and onion, and blueberry crumb cake for desert. For those who don’t prefer seafood, there is the option of either a barbecue chicken entrée or polenta with roasted vegetables and marinara sauce. Entertainment provided by the “infamous” Foster’s Down East Band! Please select meal choice at registration. The cost is $42. The deadline to register is June 1; no refunds will be given after that date, either. Departure will be at 10:30 a.m. with a return of 2:30 p.m.

At the Library

Library hours: ?Monday and Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. ?Wednesday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ?Saturday: 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

• Book Club?. The June book selection is “The Secret Cord” by Geraldine Brooks. The Book Club meets ?the third Monday of the month at 11 a.m. For more information, call Wim Schimmer at 675-3147.

• Friends of the Steep Falls Library will hold a Plant and Book Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21. There will be lots of seedlings, perennials and annuals. Children can decorate their own pots and plant marigolds in them at the special Kids’ Table.

• The Steep Falls Library Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market is held Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. ?Pottery, jewelry, handmade crafts, fiber products, produce, honey, baked goods, pickles, relishes, jams and jellies will be available, along with lots of laughs. Stop by and visit with the vendors every Saturday morning for lots of good times and a hot dog. New vendors are always welcome, call 899-8738

Lou Stack, 1st vice commander, honors Boys State participants, from left, Ronahn Clarke, Wyatt Fowler, Trevor Hustus and Graham Munro-Ludder. Not pictured s Noah Oja.

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