Ben Thomson, 12, of Westbrook plays piano in his band The Groove at the Resurgam Music and Arts Festival in Portland last weekend. Cullen McIntyre / Portland Press Herald

Girl Scouts volunteer recognized

Hardworking volunteer Bernice Wellington of Westbrook from the Nonesuch Service Unit recently received the Appreciation Pin from the Girl Scouts of Maine.


“The Appreciation Pin is an award bestowed upon a volunteer or staff member who provides exemplary service in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that has had a measurable impact on two or more troops in one or more geographic areas,” according to a Girl Scouts press release.

“Recognized for her dedication and community engagement skills, Wellington’s efforts have been invaluable to her service unit and GSME as a whole over the past few years. Since beginning her journey volunteering with the organization, Wellington has developed a key ability to identify opportunities where Girl Scouts can increase their local presence.

“Despite adversity and personal obstacles in her way, Wellington has always put Girl Scouts commitments first, prioritizing the Girl Scouts mission. As one of the most reliable volunteers in the network, Nonesuch Service Unit can always count on Wellington to deliver,” the press release said.

Music in the air

Down Two Earth will kick off the free summer concert series from 6 to 8 p.m. June 27 in Riverbank Park, 677 Main St. and the park series will continue on Tuesdays through Aug. 22.

The Stephen W. Manchester Post 62 of the American Legion and Westbrook Lions Club at 5:30 p.m. will host an outdoor barbecue during the concerts.


In the Saccarappa Concert series, The Wallhangers, a Southern Maine five-piece band, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Conant Homestead, 89 Conant St. A $10-$15 donation for the musicians is suggested.

Swim lessons

Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St., has just added a new session of youth swim lessons for children ages 6-12 at the Davan Indoor Pool this July and August.

For more information, visit the aquatics tab in the catalog at

50 years ago

The American Journal reported June 20, 1973, that the pupils of Margaret Swett’s second grade class at Rocky Hill School prepared a Flag Day program for the school.

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