2012-11-23 / Community News

Community News


Scarborough Town Clerk Tody Justice, right, swears in Chris Caiazzo, Donna Beeley and Jackie Perry as new members of the Scarborough Board of Education. Voters re-elected Perry to another term on the board. It is the first term for both Beeley and Caiazzo. (Courtesy photo) Scarborough Town Clerk Tody Justice, right, swears in Chris Caiazzo, Donna Beeley and Jackie Perry as new members of the Scarborough Board of Education. Voters re-elected Perry to another term on the board. It is the first term for both Beeley and Caiazzo. (Courtesy photo) Police Explorers Post 883 offering sand for seniors

Any senior citizen in need of sand for driveways and-or sidewalks within the town of Scarborough can give the Scarborough Police Explorers Post 883 a call to have a bucket of sand delivered free to their residence. For more information or to request sand, call 730-4244 and leave name, phone number and address.

Bank, Marine Reserves begin Toys for Tots collection

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, in cooperation with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and the Saco Bay Rotary Club, is participating in the 2012 Toys for Tots campaign.

All six Saco & Biddeford Savings’ locations have been designated drop-off points and are marked with signs and collection boxes. The bank has also made a $1,000 donation to the program.

The public can drop off new, unwrapped toys or donations of money Through Dec. 7 at the following bank branches:

• Saco, 252 Main St.

• Biddeford, Shops at Biddeford Crossing

• Old Orchard Beach, 2 Portland Ave.

• Scarborough, 41 Gorham Road

• South Portland, 601 Broadway (Millcreek)

• Westbrook, 2 Hannaford Drive.

Toys donated at the bank’s locations in Scarborough, South Portland and Westbrook will be distributed by the Marine Corps Reserves in Cumberland County. Those collected in Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach will be distributed locally.

Saco Bay Rotary expects to distribute toys to more than 2,000 children in northern York County alone.

To apply for the Toys for Tots program, parents should go online to www.sacome.toysfortots.org.

Eastern Trail officials to lead Nov. 27 moonlight walk

Naturalist Eastern Trail Alliance Trustee Joe Yuhas and Alliance President Emeritus John Andrews will lead a full moon walk on the Eastern Trail 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The walk will begin at the Kennebunk Elementary School parking lot and the pace will be slow. Children are welcome with adult supervision. No pets please.

Flashlights are encouraged, but will not be used for navigation, only in the event of an emergency. Kennebunk Elementary School is located on Route 35, about one mile north of the I-95 overpass.

Participants are asked to meet at the Eastern Trail kiosk near the school parking lot. Registration is not required.

For more information, call Yuhas at 283- 4487 or email folk44@aol.com; or Andrews at 282-1979 or email jandrews717@gmail.com.

Pond hockey festival accepting registration

The seventh annual New England Pond Hockey Festival will be held at Haley Pond in Rangeley Feb. 1-3. The tournament has at least four divisions.

Twelve rinks are been created for the two-day event. There is a food court by the rinks, tents are provided for the players, with wooden floors, hay for seating, heat and lights.

There are four divisions for players: Open Men’s Division 35 years and older; Master Men’s Division 50 years and older, Open Women’s Division any age; and Just for the Women’s Division any age.

The rink crew has created 12 rinks, with paths to each rink for players’ easy access for each game, a podium decorated with flags for open ceremonies, scoreboard and a headquarter’s trailer for scorers and general information.

For more information call Rangley Public Skating at 864-2771.

The event begins with a reception party 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Rangeley Inn. A captains’ meeting is held at 9 p.m. and a scorers’ meeting at 8:30 p.m.

An opening ceremony and the opening games begin 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

For more information on the tournament, visit newenglandpondhockey.com.

Contact Event Coordinator Linda Sikes at 491-6566 for administration, promotion or volunteer information.

Portland chorus plans holiday concert

The Portland Community Chorus, one of the largest choruses in New England, will be performing its annual holiday concert, “A Yuletide Celebration,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Scarborough High School.

Under the direction of Rob Westerberg, the concert features traditional holiday music, an audience sing-a-long and the Hallelujah Chorus.

Tickets may be reserved by calling 449- 0379.

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