2014-08-22 / Community News

Community News


Young authors were recognized recently at Scarborough Public Library’s Writes of Summer reception. The authors, from left, are Grace Dittmer, participant, middle school poetry; Madeline Shields, winner, middle school fiction; Isabella Cosma, winner, intermediate fiction; and Jenna Parker, participant, intermediate fiction. (Courtesy photo) Young authors were recognized recently at Scarborough Public Library’s Writes of Summer reception. The authors, from left, are Grace Dittmer, participant, middle school poetry; Madeline Shields, winner, middle school fiction; Isabella Cosma, winner, intermediate fiction; and Jenna Parker, participant, intermediate fiction. (Courtesy photo) Writes of Summer celebrates authors

Scarborough Public Library recognized young creative writers at a reception held at the library the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 12. Twelve authors in grades three through 12 submitted original works of fiction and poetry to the library’s Writes of Summer young writers contest.

The contest was part of the annual Summer Reading Program.

Sasha Borodkina won the high school fiction award for her story “Separated at Birth.” Madeline Shields received the middle school fiction award for an excerpt from her book “The Wolves of Skyridge: The Twisted Thorn.”


Scarborough Land Trust installed a sign on the Benjamin Farm property for their fundraising campaign to raise the final $500,000 needed to purchase and conserve the 135 acres on Pleasant Hill Road. The campaign recently passed the halfway mark. Pictured, from left, are Campaign Chairman Betts Armstrong, Executive Director Kathy Mills, and campaign committee members Diane Neal and Tom Ranello. Other campaign committee members include Melissa Anson, Beth Bellemere, Chris and David Beneman, Dick Boardman, Julie Harrison, Nancy Kelleher, Andrea Killiard, Andrea Pastore, Dave Paul, Dan Redmond, Pete Slovinsky, Al Timpson, Scott and Sunny Townsend, Jeremy Wintersteen and Pharibe Wise. (Courtesy photo) Scarborough Land Trust installed a sign on the Benjamin Farm property for their fundraising campaign to raise the final $500,000 needed to purchase and conserve the 135 acres on Pleasant Hill Road. The campaign recently passed the halfway mark. Pictured, from left, are Campaign Chairman Betts Armstrong, Executive Director Kathy Mills, and campaign committee members Diane Neal and Tom Ranello. Other campaign committee members include Melissa Anson, Beth Bellemere, Chris and David Beneman, Dick Boardman, Julie Harrison, Nancy Kelleher, Andrea Killiard, Andrea Pastore, Dave Paul, Dan Redmond, Pete Slovinsky, Al Timpson, Scott and Sunny Townsend, Jeremy Wintersteen and Pharibe Wise. (Courtesy photo) The intermediate fiction award went to Isabella Cosma for her story “Helping the Animal Shelter.” The middle school poetry winner was Sam Manganello for his poem “A Night Jump.”

The winning works will be posted on the youth page of the library’s website at www.scarboroughlibrary.org.

All submissions will also be available in the Youth Services Room for reading in the library.

SHS Class of 1964 plans reunion

The Scarborough High School Class of 1964 reunion committee has planned a 50th reunion weekend for Aug. 22-23.

Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Clambake Restaurant in Pine Point.

After a one-hour private class social, the reserved room will be opened to all Scarborough High School graduates to attend an all-class reunion beginning at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for the gatherings, and reservations are not required. Attendees are encouraged to purchase food and drink from the restaurant. Dress will be summer casual.

Fiftieth reunion classmates will reconvene on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Dunstan School Restaurant beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. A private room upstairs with elevator access has been reserved.

The $25 cost per person includes the restaurant’s famous buffet dinner. Dress is also summer casual for this gathering.

The committee had contacted 136 of 166 classmates and expects good attendance. For more information, contact Paul Concannon at 854-9891 or email pconcan1@maine.rr.com.

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