Oil company donates propane to warming center
Dead River Company recently donated a propane delivery to a local warming center at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth.
The Maine Energy Marketers Association (MEMA), Dead River Company and other MEMA members have been supporting “Fuel Your Love” throughout the month of February. This month, 10 companies – Dead River Company included – have topped off tanks with free home heating fuel to residents across the state.
Thomas Memorial Library acts as a warming center during times of extreme cold. The location opens its doors to residents in the area when frigid temperatures make it unbearable to be outside or unaffordable to turn up the heat in their homes. The donation from Dead River Company will help ensure Thomas Memorial Library is able to provide warm shelter for the rest of winter.

Catholic youth raise nearly $14,000
Young Catholics from around Maine capitalized on Super Bowl Sunday gatherings Feb. 12, by participating in “Souper” Bowl of Caring events to raise nearly $14,000, and hundreds of food items at several parishes with all donations set for delivery to local charities.
Youth at All Saints Parish of Brunswick, Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Newcastle, and Richmond collected $3,316 for the Catholic Charities Maine food and nutrition program that provides daily meals and nutritious snacks for thousands of Maine preschool children and adults with special needs. Daycare centers in Bath, Brunswick, and Richmond benefit from the program.
St. Michael Parish of Augusta, Gardiner, Hallowell, Whitefield, and Winthrop collected more than $2,600 for the Catholic Charities Maine food and nutrition program.
St. John Paul II Parish of Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and South Portland collected nearly $2,500 for the South Portland Food Cupboard.
Good Shepherd Parish of Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Lyman collected more than $2,600 for the Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry and Resource Center.
Parishes of Western Maine Lakes and Foothills of Norway, Bridgton, Fryeburg, and Mechanic Falls collected $1,093 for Catholic Charities Maine’s food and nutrition program.
Corpus Christi Parish of Waterville and Winslow collected $1,733 to help sponsor a child in El Salvador and for the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen in Waterville.

Transfer Station policy change and bag price rise
The Town of Wells announced a change in policy regarding the Transfer Station’s bag price and resident sticker mandate.
Beginning Wednesday, all residents will be required to display a Wells Transfer Station sticker on their vehicle for any use of the Transfer Station. Stickers will be required for each vehicle that enters the Transfer Station, regardless of household number. The sticker shall be displayed on the lower left-hand corner of the vehicle windshield and must be affixed. The cost is $5 per sticker and they are available for purchase at Town Hall during regular business hours.
The price of the orange Pay-as-You-Throw trash bags will increase to $4 per bag, and will be sold only in the 33 gallon bag size.
The price of demo will also increase from $0.08 per pound to $0.12 per pound.

COA Summer Field Studies registration opens
Registration for College of the Atlantic’s Summer Field Studies (SFS) program for children opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The program will be one of many to utilize the COA campus this summer, after several years of reduced activity due to COVID restrictions.
The SFS program will be offered for eight weeks, running from June 19 to Aug. 1. The curricular-based day program is designed for young people entering grades one through eight. Participants will explore, play, and learn through a variety of activities to increase their awareness and appreciation of the natural world.
Additional details on registration, pricing, and curriculum can be found at coa.edu/summerfieldstudies.
Those interested in becoming a program leader or before/after-care provider for SFS can begin submitting applications Wednesday.

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