Westbrook Woman’s Club members Ellie Doughty, left, and Marian Sturtevant staff Cornelia’s Closet on Wednesdays at the Westbrook Community Center. Contributed / Westbrook Woman’s Club.

Staffing the thrift shop

Westbrook Woman’s Club has agreed to provide staff for Cornelia’s Closet at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St., each Wednesday. “This allows the store to be open an extra day,” the club announced in a press release.

Cornelia’s Closet is a resale thrift shop and all proceeds go to support the community center. The store is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

The club will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the community center. Debbie Bickford, retired Westbrook High School art teacher, will be the speaker.

New members are always welcome and do not need to reside in Westbrook.

Westbrook Woman’s Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the community center.

Water District scholarship

The deadline to apply for the $1,500 Joseph A. DiPietro Scholarship is March 31.


The scholarship was established in 2003 in memory of the respected businessman and longtime Portland Water District trustee.

The scholarship serves students in communities served by the Portland Water District who are pursuing a career that is applicable to the water/wastewater industry (e.g., water/wastewater treatment technology, HVAC, electrical, automation technology, instrumentation, plumbing, pipefitting, fire science, environmental studies, applied sciences, engineering and public administration).

To apply or learn more, visit pwd.org.

50 years ago

The American Journal reported on Feb. 21, 1973, that the Rev. Herbert Weeks of Waterville was to be the guest minister at Westbrook Universalist Church.

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