2012-08-24 / Community News

Community News


Maine Veterans’ Homes CEO Kelley Kash, left, and Board of Trustees Chairman Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen Nichols, right, present Jessica Ayotte, middle right, with a plaque recognizing her efforts and achievements. Maureen Carland, MVH-Scarborough Administrator, holds the perpetual plaque that will be on display at the Home for the next year to recognize Ayotte. (Courtesy photo) Maine Veterans’ Homes CEO Kelley Kash, left, and Board of Trustees Chairman Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen Nichols, right, present Jessica Ayotte, middle right, with a plaque recognizing her efforts and achievements. Maureen Carland, MVH-Scarborough Administrator, holds the perpetual plaque that will be on display at the Home for the next year to recognize Ayotte. (Courtesy photo) Camp Ketcha announces new Montessori director

Camp Ketcha’s Montessori Preschool announced new leadership for year three of the nature-based program now led by Kate Connolly. An experienced professional with a master’s degree, she will help children connect with nature on Ketcha’s 107 acres of forest, fields, pond and farm.

Since 1964, Camp Ketcha has been a year-round nonprofit outdoor education facility that provides summer day camping experiences for more than 1,000 local children while employing about 80 staff members.

Camp Ketcha is located at 336 Black Point Road in Scarborough. For more information, visit www.campketcha.org or call 883-8977

Dog Showcase set for Sept. 16 at Tractor Supply Company

Vacationland Dog Club and York County Kennel Club of Maine will host the seventh annual Meet the Breeds Showcase on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Tractor Supply Co. on Route 1 in Scarborough. The showcase runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission is free and there is ample parking around the facility.

The event encourages responsible dog ownership in conjunction with the American Kennel Club’s Responsible Dog Ownership Day. The goal is to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the various dog breeds, see them in the flesh and fur and speak with people who know them best.

The organizers have gathered dog breeders, handlers and trainers, as well as breed and rescue organizations, and set them up in booths so visitors can easily find the dogs they want to learn more about. There will also be information tables staffed by members of local dog clubs.

Returning this year will be a Canine Good Citizen test conducted by York County Kennel Club’s Karen Norteman. Bring well-behaved dogs to the Meet the Breed Showcase and see if he or she has what it takes to be a respectable member of society. The test is a 10-step test designed by the American Kennel Club to reward good-mannered dogs.

For more information and requirements to pass the test, visit www.akc.org/events/ cgc/index.cfm. For more information about Meet the Breeds Showcase, email Pauline Goodwin at dnsfarm@roadrunner.com or call 324-5400.

Church fair features demonstations, rummage sale, food

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish will host its annual bazaar and rummage sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26. The event will feature demonstrations from the Scarborough police and fire departments and Fournier’s Karate, face painting and food.

Vendors’ tables are still available for the rummage sale. St. Maximilian is located at 150 Black Point Road in Scarborough.

For more information, call Lou Chabot at 883-4302.

High School alumni group to host annual golf tourney

The Scarborough High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, Inc., will hold its fourth annual Memorial Golf Tournament Sunday, Sept. 30 at Nonesuch River Golf Club.

The event is open to the public. To register or for more information, call Lisa Brady at 883-1118 or Tom Greene at 332-9277.

The Alumni Scholarship Fund, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1999 in memory of all Scarborough High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends.

The fund awards at least one $1,000 scholarship annually to a graduating senior who is going on to further their education. Last year, three $1,000 scholarships were awarded. The recipients were Dana Ankerman, Catherine Reno and Kendra O’Roak. All proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the scholarship fund.

Businesses are encouraged to become involved through donating items for a raffle or through team sponsorship.

The cost is $85 per person or $340 per team and includes greens fee, golf cart, lunch, door prizes and winning teams’ awards.

Kitchen and Cork to hold baking contest

Kitchen and Cork in Scarborough will sponsor the first March of Dimes Pie and Cupcake Baking Contest on Sept. 16. Registration for the event that will be held at the March of Dimes Touch-a-Truck event at the Gateway Shoppes in Scarborough, is required by Aug. 31.

For more information or to register, call 885-5727 or visit kitchenandcork.

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