For the birds

The Gray Community and Economic Committee is looking for people to decorate birdhouses, which they will provide and even deliver, for area birds like this wren. Marilyn Keating-Porcaro / For Lakes Region Weekly

Forty birdhouses will adorn a new park at Gray Corner. Community members or businesses can order a plain house to decorate or custom houses may be ordered. All the houses will be collected and the installation will be completed in May. Contact [email protected] for more information or graymaine.org for details.

CEDC Mural Project extended

The Gray Community and Economic Committee is looking for three more winning entries to be painted on heavy boards placed on sections of the wooden fence at the Gray Town Hall. All residents and students are invited to submit a few of their original designs. New entries will be accepted until May 1. Visit graymaine.org for more information.

Time to browse books

On Feb. 16, the Gray Public Library will reopen its doors for in-person browsing, with the same guidelines in place that they had when they closed in December. Patrons are required to wear a mask and keep at least 6 feet of distance from other patrons and staff members. Visits are limited to 30 minutes. All public seating is still removed from the library. Curbside service continues to be available.

Staying safe

The First Congregational Church of Gray recently received a request for help regarding the exhausted face mask supplied at Russell School. Four church volunteers got to work and produced 64 child-sized masks. Thanks to these individuals and the church for filling a community need.

Nomination papers

Nomination papers are available at the town office, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 23, for the following offices: town councilor (two three-year terms to expire June 2024), SAD 15 Board of Directors (two three-year terms to expire June 2024) and Water District trustee (one five-year term to expire June 2026). All nomination paperwork must be received by the town clerk no later than noon April 9. The deadline to register as a write-in candidacy is 4 p.m. April 26. For more information, call the Town Office at 657-3339 ext. 101 or visit the elections page at graymaine.org.

Blood drive

American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. March 1 at American Legion Post 86, 15 Lewiston Road.

Group tree order

A reminder that the deadline is March 5 for the Gray Community and Economic Development Committee group order through Fedco Trees. Visit fedcoseeds.com/trees/ and use group order #490012.

Marilyn Keating-Porcaro can be contacted at [email protected]

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