Summer lunch

volunteers needed

Freeport Community Services will be running the Summer Free Lunch for Kids program, Monday-Friday, June 20 through Sept. 2, except July 4, from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Meals will be distributed at the Freeport Community Center, the Village View Apartments Community Room, Mast Landing School and Wildwood Acres on Elm Street. Volunteers are needed daily to prepare, deliver, serve and monitor lunches at lunch sites. Those interested in helping should contact Debbie Daggett, volunteer coordinator, at 865-3985, ext. 206, or email [email protected]

Open Stage Coffee House

The next Freeport Open Stage Coffee House will take place on Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the Freeport Community Library meeting room. The coffee house is a safe zone for creativity and an opportunity for performers to get in front of a supportive audience of peers and fans. Past coffee houses have featured Shakespearean actors, poets, singers, songwriters, mimes, dancers, guitarists, harmonica players, and “house band” Crabapple Jam. Performers should sign up for slots upon arrival and perform for approximately 6 minutes (the equivalent of about two songs).

Proceeds from the sale of baked goods at the coffee house are donated to the Freeport library for the upkeep of the piano.

Congregational Church

schedules Bible school

Cave Quest Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through Friday, June 20-24, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, for children ages 5-12.

This free camp (donations welcomed) offers storytelling, singing, dancing, arts and crafts discovery time, snacks and more. For more information and registration, call 865-4012 or email Beth at [email protected]

Masons cooking roast pork

The Freeport Masons will host a roast pork supper on Saturday, June 18, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge on Mallett Drive. The menu includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, assorted vegetables, homemade biscuits, a surprise dessert and beverage.

The price is $9, or $4.50 for children under 12.

Monthly Grange

supper June 25

The Harraseeket Grange all-you-can-eat baked bean supper is Saturday, June 25, from 5-6 p.m., at the Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport. The menu includes hot dogs, pickles, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, cole slaw, pasta salad, homemade pies, coffee and beverages. The cost is $9, $4 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 6. Suppers are held the fourth Saturday of the month through October.

College honors

Southern Maine Community College has announced that several Freeport students are among those named to the 2016 spring semester dean’s list. They are: Nicholas Buck, D’Arcy Carter, Fiona Chace-Donahue, Calen Cyr, Nathaniel Cyr, Tyler Desrochers, Gabrielle Durant, Eliza Jackson, Nicholas Jackson, Asha Lawlor, Jordan Lermond, Katherine Muzzy, Adam Rowe, Jeromy Strickland, Nicole Sullivan, Chelsea Taylor, Nicki Underhill and Megan Peacock.

Laura Ramage of Freeport has graduated with a bachelor of arts in international studies-comparative cultural studies and French from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa. A 2012 graduate of Freeport High School, she is the daughter of Ray and Laura Ramage.

Community yard

sale June 25

The First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., is hosting a community yard sale on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m.-2.p.m., inside the church. There will be antiques, household items, books, etc., plus a food table. Those interested can rent a table for $15 or bring their own for $10. Call Candy, 865-9288, or Brenda, 865-3700.

Family Fun Day,

race on Saturday

Winslow Park Family Fun Day, Saturday, June 18, will feature all types of events and free park admission. The events start at 9 a.m. with the Freeport Rotary Club’s Close to the Coast 5K and 10K Road Races, followed by the Kids 1K Fun Run at 10 a.m. Live music will include Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and the Mighty Mystics. Oceanside camping is available for those wanting to stay overnight for a fee.

Individuals can register for the race online at www.close2coastrace.com or in the morning on June 18 from 7:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. The race registration fee is $20. All proceeds go toward student educational scholarships through the Freeport Rotary Club. In the past 20 years, the club has donated more than $100,000 in scholarships for college-bound students. Prizes for the top two finishers in each age category are fruit pies from Valley View Farm in Hebron.

Last year, a total of 380 runners took part in the race. The race director, Jimmy Hendricks, said organizers “hope to exceed last year’s number.” For more race information contact Hendricks at [email protected] or 865-1183. For more detailed information about the Freeport Rotary Club and its programs, race applications or online race registration information visit www.freeport-rotary.org.

Affordable home

opportunity

Twenty-five years ago Freeport Housing Trust acquired five units at Griffins Woods Condominium when they were sold at auction. These units were made available to income-eligible, first-time homebuyers at favorable terms with restrictions on resale. One of these units is available for sale to a qualified individual. The unit will be made affordable to the next purchaser through a direct subsidy provided by Freeport Housing Trust.

Although the current market value of the unit is $150,000, $65,000 of the purchase price will be deferred by the Housing Trust. This will leave an effective price of only $85,000 to be financed by the purchaser. Buying a home through this program will keep total housing costs, including mortgage payment, taxes, insurance and condo fee under $1,000 per month. The special program is available to households with an annual household income of $49,920 or less.

For more information or an application contact Jim Hatch, Freeport Housing Trust, 865-1652.

Spring Cleanup

During June, on Wednesdays-Fridays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Freeport residents will be allowed to bring one free load of waste to the Recycling Center using the cleanup coupon contained in the town mailer that they received in their mailboxes. Residents will be required to have a 2016 facility sticker. It costs $6, and can be purchased at the Recycling Center the day of disposal or can be purchased ahead of time at the Recycling Facility and the Town Hall. As in years past, some material will have fees associated with them, review the flyer for the list of acceptable items and fees or find it at www.freeportmaine.com.

In the past, the Swap Shop has been closed during the cleanup Saturdays as there wasn’t sufficient help to supervise the donations. Last year, volunteers helped keep the Swap Shop open by managing donations and keeping the room organized. Volunteers are again needed this year. If interested, call Suzanne Duplissis at 865-3740.

First Parish Market

calling for vendors

Vendors are now being sought for First Parish Market, where artist, crafters and other vendors can sell their wares in front of First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St. in Freeport. The dates are July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Patty at [email protected] or call First Parish Church 865-6022 and leave a message.

Vegetable farm shares

The Teen Ag program at Wolfe’s Neck Farm will be providing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, including 15 weeks of freshly harvested vegetables. Each week will bring something new and reflect the changes in the field and weather.

Teen Ag is a sustainable agriculture immersion program that cultivates all of Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s vegetables and fruit, manages the farm stand and contributes thousands of pounds of produce to area food pantries each year. For more information, visit www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Upcoming meetings

Active Living Committee, Thursday, June 16, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Sewer District Board of Trustees, Monday, June 20, 7 p.m., Treatment Plant, 43 South Freeport Road, Freeport.

Solid Waste/Recycling Committee, Monday, June 20, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Traffic and Parking Commission, Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Town Council, Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

A full listing of upcoming town meetings and agendas is available at

www.freeportmaine.com.

The Harraseeket Grange is planning another all-you-can-eat baked bean supper for Saturday, June 25, from 5-6 p.m., at the Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport.


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