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‘The Odd Couple’

Freeport Players’ “The Odd Couple” (Female Version) continues on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 21 at the Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Shows are Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance.

Unlikely friends Florence Unger (Leah Douglass) and Olive Madison (Jen Musick) take the stage in Neil Simon’s reworking of his contemporary comic classic. For tickets and more information, see

Food mobile brings

emergency food here

The Good Shepherd Food Mobile will stop at Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., on Wednesday, July 20, from 1-2:30 p.m. Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Freeport and the surrounding area is welcome to attend. The Food Mobile will be distributing food, including fresh produce and perishable and non-perishable items, to people in need in the Freeport area.

For more information, contact Sarah Lundin at 865- 3985, ext. 205.

Open house Saturday

at sewer district plant

Residents are invited to the Freeport Sewer District’s Open House, Saturday, July 23, with tours at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., at the sewage treatment plant, 43 South Freeport Road. Those who attend can find out how they can play a role in making the system work better (even those who have a septic tank). For more information, call the district’s office, 865-3540.

Summer tours at

Pettengill Farm

The Freeport Historical Society is offering 90-minute tours to view and learn about the Pettengill Farm. Curator/Collections Manager Holly Hurd will describe the history of the farm and saltbox, which was built about 1800 and has been sustained over generations without the modern conveniences of central heating, running water, or electricity. The house is on 140 acres that supported a saltwater farm and dairy, most recently by Mildred Pettengill and her brother Frank. The tours are Thursday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m., and

Wednesday, Aug.17, at 5 p.m. The cost is $12; $10 for historical society members.

Participants must register at least 24 hours in advance since at least four people (maximum 10) are required for the tour to occur. Go to or call 865-3170. Attendees meet at the gate entrance at the end of Pettengill Road.

Circus Smirkus

coming to town

“Up, Hup, and Away! The Invention of Flight,” the Circus Smirkus 2016 show, will stop at Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, on Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3, with shows at 1 and 6 p.m. Every summer, a company of Smirkus Troupers, ages 10 to 18, takes to the road for a two-month performance tour of New England, with shows in their 750-seat, European-style, one-ring, big-top tent.

Tickets are $18-$21, and are available at Royal River Natural Foods, Freeport, or online at For more information, call 865-3900, Ext. 113.

Bus service

being evaluated

After the first several weeks of bus service between Portland and Freeport, officials with Portland Metro have started to get questions about possible changes to schedules and stop locations, as ridership patterns are emerging. Metro says it will be evaluating schedules and stop locations for possible improvements as the pilot program continues over the three-year time frame. Those who have ideas or suggestions about how service could be improved should contact Town Planner Donna Larson at 865-4743, ext.103, or [email protected]

The three Freeport bus stops are in front of L.L. Bean headquarters at the intersection of Lower Main Street and Casco Street, in front of the Town Hall and then at L.L. Bean Flagship Store prior to turning around and heading south.

There are nine weekday trips, from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., and five Saturday trips, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The regular one-way fare is $3, and a reduced one-way fare is $1.50. Persons 65 and older and disabled persons with a Medicaid card are eligible for the discounted tickets. Tickets are available for purchase in Freeport at the Town Hall, Monday-Thursday and at Shaw’s in Freeport and Hannaford inYarmouth.

Concerts continue

at Winslow Park

The Thursday Evening Concerts Series at Winslow Park features folksinger/songwriter Cormack McCarthy, at 6:30 p.m. on July 21.

The schedule for the rest of the summer is: July 28, Zulu Leprechauns, music of the past and present; Aug. 4, Bishop Ave, acoustic rock and Americana; Aug. 11, Boneheads, roots; Aug. 18, Jimmy Junkins & Big Fat Cadillac, boogie woogie dancehall rock; Aug. 25, Greybeard, eclectic mix.

The cost is $2 for Freeport residents, $3 for non-residents; and free for campers and season pass holders. For more information on the park, see

Program to list 10

signs of Alzheimer’s

Mark Pechenik, manager of community engagement and outreach with the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will present a program, “Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s,” Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m., at Freeport Community Library.

The Alzheimer’s Association has worked with a wide range of experts to update its 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s in their efforts to help people distinguish between normal signs of aging and signs of dementia.

The 10 signs help promote early detection, diagnosis and intervention of Alzheimer’s and other dementia.

Sketchers get together

The Freeport Creative Arts Urban Sketchers Group gathers on Wednesday at 8 a.m., at Coffee by Design at L.L. Bean. Participants can bring their sketchbook and supplies and join in drawing from life with other artists. The group works in the coffee shop or, weather dependent, wanders outside for plein air sketching. Everyone is welcome.

Museum, park passes

The Freeport Community Library provides museum and park passes, including daily passes for Portland Museum of Art, Maine Maritime Museum, Maine State Parks and discounted day pass for the Maine Wildlife Park. To reserve a pass, inquire at 865-3307.

Amazon explorers

giving presentation

“The Amazon on a Shoestring Budget,” a presentation by Mark Duffield and Joe McKenzie, is scheduled for Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m., at the L.L. Bean camping department atrium.

In 1975, Duffield and McKenzie, two college roommates, left America for the jungles of the Amazon with few plans, little money and limited experience. Long before the invention of cell phones, they were out of touch with family and friends for months on end. The free talk is part of the L.L. Bean Lecture Series.

Summer lunch

volunteers needed

Freeport Community Services is running the Summer Free Lunch for Kids program, Monday-Friday, 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]

Film series screens

‘The Finest Hours’

One Thursday each month the Freeport Community Library invites the public to enjoy a free film in its comfortable, air-conditioned meeting room. On July 21, at 1 p.m., the library will screen “The Finest Hours,” a historical disaster-thriller starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. Released in 2016, the film is based upon the daring rescue attempt made by the U.S. Coast Guard after the SS Pendleton split in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker’s sinking stern.


at Grange supper

Harraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St. In Freeport, is hosting a supper on Saturday, July23, from 5-6 p.m. The all-you-can-eat menu includes three kinds of home-baked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, pies and beverages. The cost is $9, $6 for children 12 and under. For more Information, call 865-3363.

Credit union

party Saturday

The new corporate headquarters of Midcoast Federal Credit Union, as well as its fifth branch, are open at 186 Lower Main St. The community is invited to enjoy a family-friendly grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The free event, with WJBQ’s Lori Voornas, will feature games, prizes, music and more. The event will offer giveaways from WJBQ, Midcoast Federal Credit Union and neighboring businesses, and complimentary food from Frosty’s Donuts and Buck’s Naked BBQ. Members of the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce will be present at 10 a.m. for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and thank you remarks from the Credit Union leadership.

For more information, see

Library hosting

outdoor concert

The Freeport Community Library will host its only outdoor summer concert on Thursday, July 28, at 6 p.m., featuring OC and the Offbeats. The four members of the Portland-based band are Owen Conforte (guitar/vocals), Emma Stanley (trumpet/vocals), Colin Winsor (bass) and Tyler Arnold (drums.) The band pays tribute to early Motown/Stax Records greats and infuses this sound with the power and accessibility of modern music. The family-friendly outdoor concert is free. In the event of rainy weather the concert will relocate to the library’s community meeting room with seating for a maximum of 70 guests.

Those who bring a picnic dinner should plan on carrying their trash home.

Nomination papers

available Aug. 1

Nomination papers will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 1, the Freeport Town Clerk’s Office for residents interested in seeking the municipal offices in the town. Nomination papers are due back to the no later than 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Council seats up for re-election include a three-year councilor-at-large post; a three-year District 1 seat and a one-year District 3 seat. There are two three-year seats on the Regional School Unit 5 board, two three-year seats on the Sewer District and one three-year seat on the Water District.

For more information, call Freeport Town Clerk Christine Wolfe at 865-4743, Ext. 123, or email [email protected]

Committee openings

The Appointments Committee is seeking residents interested in serving on town boards and committees. Currently, there are vacancies on the Shellfish Conservation Commission and the Coastal Waters Commission. Other vacancies arise throughout the year and a reserve list of interested candidates is maintained to fill future vacancies. Application forms are available at the Town Office and can be downloaded from the town website.

Upcoming meetings

Active Living Committee, Thursday, July 21 , 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

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

Leah Douglas, front, plays Florence Unger, and Jen Musick is Olive Madison in the female version of “The Odd Couple.” Freeport Players will present the comedy on weekends throughout the remainder of July. Courtesy photo

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