Firm puts $25,000 toward ending hunger in Maine

PR Management Corp., a franchisee of Panera bread, presented $25,000 to Good Shepherd Food Bank as part of its Feeding America initiative.

The funds are intended to provide hunger relief to people throughout Maine.

PR Management Corp. will donate a total of $275,000 to different food banks of Feeding America, including in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.


Parking permits offered for residents, nonresidents

Resident and nonresident parking permits are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office.

The $50 resident parking permit, which covers parking in the Milliken Street and Memorial Park municipal lots, is still available.

Residents who live in Old Orchard Beach year-round now have a second option. For $75, they can purchase a permit that covers both lots, plus the parking meters/pay stations.

For more details, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 934-4042.

Salvation Army honors assistant town manager

Salvation Army Advisory Board officials recently honored Old Orchard Beach Assistant Town Manager V. Louise Reid with an appreciation award for service to the Salvation Army community.

Reid has served as a Salvation Army officer with her husband for 17 years. They started their careers as the first corps officers in Old Orchard Beach from 1958 to 1962. Before moving to Old Orchard Beach in 1996, Reid served 24 years as manager of Shareowner Relations and as executive assistant to the CEO of United Technologies Corp. in Hartford, Connecticut.

Her service in Old Orchard Beach began with overseeing the construction of the 1,400-seat Seaside Pavilion Amphitheater. She went on to serve as executive assistant to the city manager and mayor of Saco before filling her present role, starting in 2003.


U.S. Cellular gives money for youth STEM education

U.S. Cellular has donated $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine in Portland to provide K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational opportunities for youths.

U.S. Cellular is funding Boys & Girls Clubs and 4-H Clubs throughout the company’s markets to deliver STEM, academic and after-school enrichment programs. This is part of a $1.3 million donation to clubs across the country and $41,500 in Maine.


Music education group notes district’s efforts

The Cape Elizabeth School Department has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants foundation for its commitment to music education.

Cape Elizabeth joins 527 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2017.

The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. They were recognized by the NAMM foundation as models for other educators who are looking to boost their own music education programs.


Library announces spring, summer operating hours

Carrabasset Public Library will observe new hours for the spring and summer season, beginning Tuesday and running through June 17.

The library at 3209 Carrabassett Drive will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The facility is closed Sundays and Mondays.

For more details, call 237-3535.