2017-08-04 / Community News

Community News

Library to host stories of resilience

Scarborough Public Library, will host an open-mic event on Friday, Aug. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event is part of its participation in the statewide Read ME adult summer reading program offered in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library.

Read ME invites Maine’s adults to join together in reading the same books – “Unknown Caller” by Debra Spark, and “The Moth: 50 True Stories” – a series of nonfiction stories that span the breadth of human experience, originally presented live without notes.

In the spirit of “The Moth: 50 True Stories” (collections from NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour), the open-mic invites members of the public to share a personal story on the theme resilience.

Resilience can be a personal experience or a trait seen in others. It can mean bouncing back; recovering from adversity; or returning to an original shape. Stories should not exceed 10 minutes.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments will be included.

For more information about this program and other Scarborough Public Library events, visit www.scarboroughlibrary.org.

Tri City Chorus screenings available

The Tri City Community Chorus invites prospective singers to a vocal screening for all voice parts Monday, Aug. 21. The screening will be held at the Masonic Hall, third floor of the Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, at 252 Main St. in Saco. Entrance and parking are located at the rear of building.

For more information to schedule a screening, call director Wesley Raines at 475-7582.

More than 6,000 participants will toe the Route 77 starting line of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday. (Courtesy photo) More than 6,000 participants will toe the Route 77 starting line of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday. (Courtesy photo) Preparations in place for 20th B2B road race

TD Beach to Beacon 10K organizers outlined details regarding shuttle buses, road closings and registration, plus activities and enhancements for the 20th running of the American road race on Aug. 5 in Cape Elizabeth.

Road closings

On race day, the following roads will be closed to traffic (except for shuttle buses):

 Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road closed 6 to 10 a.m.

 Crescent Beach State Park will not be accessible until 9 a.m.

 Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to Old Ocean House Road closed 7:30 to 10 a.m.

 Old Ocean House Road (all) closed 7:30 to 10 a.m.

 Route 77, at Hillway closed 7:30 to 10 a.m.

 Shore Road south of Fort Williams closed at 7:30 a.m.

 All of Fowler Road (except shuttle buses) closed 7:15 to 10 a.m.

 Scott Dyer Road eastbound closed 6:15 to 8 a.m.

Bike parking at the Fort Williams

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is providing free and secure bicycle parking for runners, spectators and volunteers at Fort Williams with shuttle bus service for runners (only) to the starting line.

The complimentary bike service is located inside Fort Williams Park, look for signage. Runners can drop off their bikes starting at 6 a.m. and need to pick them up by 2 p.m.

Bike parking helps cut down on road congestion and lightens the CO2 footprint of the race. Those interested in the service must register at www.beach2beacon.org/ bike-valet-program and for more information, email bruce@afitplanet.com.

Shuttle bus services

Park and ride is an increasingly popular option for runners. Convenient satellite parking and shuttle bus services to the start line will be provided from 6 to 7 a.m. from the following locations:

 Southern Maine Community College at 2 Fort Road in South Portland

 Hannaford corporate offices at 145 Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough

 Cape Elizabeth Middle School and High School at 343 Ocean House Road

Shuttle buses will return to these locations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Fort Williams after the race.

Also, there is no parking for runners at Fort Williams as parking there is restricted to media, sponsors, staff and spectators, who are advised to carpool and to arrive prior to 7:15 a.m. since Shore Road closes at 7:30 a.m. Entrance to the Fort from Cottage Road in South Portland, however, will remain open throughout the morning.

Race organizers are encouraging the park and ride option and carpooling for everyone driving into the area on race day as a way to further reduce vehicle congestion and carbon emissions.

Runner drop off on race morning

Carpooling or the use of satellite lots for runner drop off is encouraged on race morning to avoid road congestion near the start.

Runners are required to be at the start line by 7:30 a.m., however, it is recommended to arrive by 6:30 a.m. to avoid heavy traffic. Roadside parking is not allowed.

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