High school starts clubbing 2021 records
Wells High School will begin sorting student records for the Class of 2021 at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.
Class of 2021 members may request and receive their student records in three ways: Send a written request along with your name and mailing address to: Erin Sanborn, Wells High School Guidance Office, 200 Sanford Road, Wells, ME 04090; email to [email protected]; or call 646-7011, extension 2204.
The deadline for submitting student records applications is October 1st.
Tate House receives grant
The Tate House Museum has received a $19,526 certified local government grant in partnership with the City of Portland.
Administered by the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, this grant will support in part the development of new campus signage for Tate and Means Houses as well as the construction of a new historic fence along the Maine west boundary of the Tate House.
For more information, contact Holly K. Hurd at [email protected]
Students receive grants from the Red Sox Foundation
The Red Sox Foundation recently introduced the recipients of the New England Service Scholarships during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park prior to a Red Sox Braves game. The program recognizes high school graduates across New England for their impact through local community service by awarding them a $1,000 college scholarship.
One hundred public high school graduates from all six New England states were awarded scholarships this year. Among these selected grantees were Michelle Seaberg from Phillips of Franklin County and Leah Gilbert and Ella Plourde, both from Jay. Prior to their recognition on the field at Fenway Park, the honorees participated in four neighborhood beautification projects throughout Boston.
Age Agency to host 5th annual fundraiser
Wednesday is the registration deadline for the Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s 5th Annual Charting the Future fundraising event and luncheon, being held September 16 at The Woodlands Club at 39 Woods Road.
Guided by this year’s theme, “Better Together,” the event will reinvent a support system for Maine’s older adults, empowered by connection, resilience, and innovation. Participants will explore the strengths and needs of southern Maine’s aging population by exploring all angles—volunteers, providers, community partners, corporations, donors, and employees.
Highlights of the 75-minute program include a keynote presentation by Beth Steinhorn and special recognition from Barbara Bock for Southern Maine Agency on Aging Volunteer of the Year and from Catholic Charities Maine Refugees and Immigration Services for Community Partner of the Year.
The event is open to all members of the community who are concerned and working to improve the quality of life and well-being of older community members.
Tickets are $50 for Supporter, $250 for Host Committee, and $1,000 for Benefactor. Patrons and hosts are invited to the morning reception and acknowledged in the printed program of events.
The event begins at 12pm with seating for attendees from 11:30am
To register and purchase tickets, visit future.smaaa.org/ctf2022. For more details email [email protected] or call 396-6546.
Sale of native plants in the amphitheater
Camden Public Library is now accepting online pre-orders for the “Camden Native Plant Celebration & Sale: A Wild Seed Project Member-Run Event” which it will be co-sponsoring on September 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Camden Amphitheater at 55 p.m., Maine St. Plants are available for collection from the adjacent parking lot.
The plants come from local nurseries and are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides and neonicotinoids. Once settled in the right environment, natives are low maintenance and typically do not require irrigation, fertilizer, herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides.
The event will also be an opportunity for the public to learn from experts about native plants and how to incorporate them into their gardens.
Pre-sales for plants will take place on the Camden Native Plant Celebration & Sale, a Wild Seed Project Member-Hosted Event Facebook page. A link to the site and all participating vendors and organizations can be found at librarycamden.org. Presale is offered by four nurseries: 5 Star Nursery, Blue Aster Native Plants, Honey Petal Plants and Native Haunts.
Additional nurseries including Crystal Lake Farm & Nursery, Rebel Hill Farm and Rooted Elements will have a selection of native plants, related books and other merchandise available for purchase on the day of the event. Environmental nonprofits with stands at the event include Audubon Project Puffin, Camden Garden Club, Camden Street Shade Tree Volunteers, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Megunticook Watershed Association, Merryspring Nature Center and the Stewardship Education Alliance. Local plant experts will offer 10-minute informational talks at 9am, 10am and 11am and will also be available to answer questions.
The event takes place rain or shine. A portion of the proceeds from all sales benefit the Camden Public Library.