Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader recently announced the addition of Sylvia Rhodes to the team at its Scarborough location.

Sylvia Rhodes Courtesy photo

Rhodes grew up in Nashville and attended Sycamore High School in Pleasant View, Tennessee. She continued her education at University of Maine-Augusta, graduating with a BA in mental health and human services. She completed an internship at Woodfords in Westbrook where she assisted with education at the school for children with autism. She also helped file and accompany BHP’s with their clients in-home services. She resides in Hollis Center with her family, four children (three girls and a boy) and husband of 13 years.

According to a news release, Rhodes will work out of the Scarborough location and can be reached at 615-491-2001 or

Resident named to Bob Jones University dean’s list

Cara Shelton, a junior elementary education major from Scarborough, was among approximately 800 Bob Jones University (Greenville, South Carolina) students named to the spring 2023 dean’s list.

Tri City Community Chorus celebrates 25th anniversary


Tri City Community Chorus will present “Awake My Soul and Sing! The Year of the Silver Jubilee,” a concert that celebrates all the reasons people sing, on June 3 at First Parish Church in Saco. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

After making it through two years without performing, the chorus is back to celebrate its Silver Anniversary with new director, Dr. Christian Giddings, and accompanist, Jeffrey Coggins.

The concert will feature works including “Georgia on My Mind,” “The Awakening,” “Hope For The World” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Tri City Community Chorus has nearly 20 new members who have joined for the season. Tickets may be purchased for $10 at or at the door, also for $10.

First Parish Church is located at Main and Beach streets in Saco.

Southern Maine Coastal Classic runs through May 21


Southern Maine Coastal Classic returns to Cumberland Fairgrounds with four days of AKC All Breed Dog Shows and Obedience and Rally Trials. Shows run from Thursday, May 18, through Sunday, May 21, beginning at 8 a.m. each day, outdoors, rain or shine.

York County Kennel Club of Maine, Inc and Vacationland Dog Club, Inc., invite the public to meet some of AKC’s 180-plus recognized breeds and observe the various activities throughout the day. Breeds represented include golden retrievers, Doberman pinschers, bearded collies and more. Those looking for a particular breed, have a good chance it will be represented, and can speak with the handlers when they’re not showing.

Each day’s activities include regular conformation concluding with a Best in Show winner. Conformation is the “beauty contest” where each dog is judged based on its breed description. Puppies as young as 6 months old can compete, and Friday and Sunday a four- to six-month Beginner Puppy Competition is a special event for new, prospective show dogs to learn the ropes.

Junior handlers are important to the future of the sport so Junior Showmanship runs all four days. Open to children 9 to 18 years old, with Open, Intermediate and Novice classes, the child is judged on his/her ability to handle and present the dog rather than the dog being judged. Junior handlers must have an AKC Junior Handler number to compete at the shows.

Saturday and Sunday feature two sessions of obedience and rally running consecutively. The performance events test a dog’s skill understanding its handler’s commands. Not only do purebreds compete but All-American Mixed Breeds can participate if they are registered with AKC.

While at the show be sure to check out the vendors selling food (for people) and dog-related items.


The 12th Southern Maine Coastal Classic takes place on May 18-21 at Cumberland Fairgrounds, 174 Bruce Hill Road, Cumberland. Admission each day is $5 per vehicle. There is ample parking inside the fairgrounds.

Founded in 1945, Vacationland Dog Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of purebred dogs through public education and responsible dog ownership. York County Kennel Club of Maine, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization whose goals are to protect and advance the interests of purebred dogs through AKC performance events and community education activities.

For more information about Southern Maine Coastal Classic and its host clubs, visit, or on Facebook at

Peoples United bean supper is May 20

Peoples United Methodist Church in South Portland will host a baked bean supper on Saturday, May 20. The event is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. at the church, located at 310 Broadway.

The menu includes homemade baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, salads, and pies. The cost is $10 per person, $8 for ages 3-12.


For more information, call 207-799-3416.

240 Strings presents season finale

The Portland Piano Trio will perform works by Beethoven and Mozart in the 240 Strings Free Community Concert Series. This is the final concert of the 2022-23 series. It will be held 3 p.m. May 21 at the Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland. At 5 p.m., the public is welcome to stay and cheer for the students of 240 Strings as they present their end-of-year celebration concert.

According to a news release, 240 Strings has been presenting four free community concerts each year since 2026 in its mission to “mentor and empower young learners through free classical music education, concerts and community.”

No tickets or reservations are required.

The group was founded by the Portland Piano Trio (Annie Antonacos, piano, Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violin and Jing Li, cello). According to the news release, music critic Allan Kozinn wrote, ” enlivening tautness, flair and precision … The Portland Piano Trio unquestionably has the goods.”


The group has appeared on numerous chamber music series, including Portsmouth Atheneum, Fox Islands Concerts, Electric Earth Concerts, Bay Chamber, and Machias Bay Chamber Music Festival. The trio is serving as the founding musicians-in-residence of 240 Strings, a Portland-based nonprofit supported by the National Endowment for the Arts dedicated to providing private music lessons to economically-challenged children in Portland and providing affordable community concerts.

The trio has twice attended Avaloch Music Institute in Boscawen, New Hampshire, for a week of intense rehearsing and sharing with other nationally recognized chamber groups, and has served in residence at New England Music Camp.

Scarborough seeks applications for Community Center Committee

The town of Scarborough is accepting applications for a new Ad Hoc Community Center Committee. The committee is charged with the further exploration of the opportunity for a community center.

Members will study, evaluate, and analyze relevant opportunities in full and make recommendations to the town council during the feasibility study and design process for a community center.

Those interested should complete the Ad Hoc Community Center Committee application form to be considered. Applications will be accepted through June 7.

For more information and the application form, visit

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