Technicolor potatoes benefit Maine’s veterans

A Red, White and Blue Patriotic Potatoes initiative has raised $1,046 to benefit the South Portland and Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club’s Maine Homeless Veterans Program.

The program was founded by Hobbs Funeral Homes owner Jeffrey Hobbs, who grew tri-colored potatoes near his cottage on Little Diamond Island.


AARP recognizes projects for community outreach

AARP Maine has announced the four winners of its Community Challenge, which recognizes community outreach projects. The winners are:

Age-Friendly Community Initiative (Bethel-Gilead-Greenwood-Newry-Woodstock), which established a program to prevent falls and improve fire safety.

 Age-Friendly Bowdoinham, which will begin a garden club for isolated older residents.

 Living Well in North Yarmouth, which is designing a rapid-entry system for property owners and fire departments.

 Wayne Aging at Home, which is installing blinker and crosswalk signs.


High school Class of 2016 can request student files

The Wells High School guidance department will be culling student files for the Class of 2016, beginning Oct. 1.

Former students who wish to obtain their files should send their requests in, including full name and mailing address, by Sept. 30 to Karen Quint via email at [email protected]


Apple pies going for $9 at historical society sale

The New Gloucester Historical Society is taking orders for its annual apple pie sale, Sept. 29 at the First Congo Church on Gloucester Hill Road.

The pies are $9 each.

To order, call Avis Ford at 926-4561. Pickup is from 2 to 6 p.m.


American Legion seeks crafters for Christmas fair

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62 of Westbrook seeks crafters for its Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the American Legion Post No. 62, 17 Dunn St. Call Carolyn at 615-2282 or Roxanna at 854-4792.


Register to be a crafter at Bells of St. Mary’s fair

Crafters are being sought for the 23rd annual Bells of St. Mary’s Craft Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at 144 Lincoln St.

To reserve a spot, call 443-3423 or 443-5389.


Habitat for Humanity receives $20,000 grant

Habitat for Humanity of York County has received a grant of $20,000 from the Joseph and Anna C. Dias Family Foundation to support Habitat’s Quarry Road Build in Wells.

The funds will help support a wheelchair-accessible home for Charles and Shannon Carter and their two young sons.


Credit union will award $25,000 to eight nonprofits

Town & Country Federal Credit Union is accepting applications through Sept. 25 for a $25,000 grant that it will award to eight southern Maine nonprofits.

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