2015-05-22 / Community

Community News

D.A.R. meeting set for early June

Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its annual luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6. It will take place at the Saco Ramada, 352 North St., Saco. Meal reservations are required by May 29.

A business meeting will follow the luncheon.

The meeting will include an election of new officers, installation ceremony led by Paula Allen, Maine State Chaplain and a memorial service.

For more information, call 985-1223.

Annual chamber golf tourney is June 1

The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual golf tournament will be held Monday, June 1 at The Links at Outlook.

The day will begin with a noon scramble shotgun start, with a boxed lunch and a banquet dinner.

The tournament will include prizes – including a new car for a hole-in-one, thanks to Weirs Buick GMC – and plenty of fun, including a dinner on the outdoor, covered patio.

The public is welcome and players do not have to be chamber members to attend. There are still some sponsor packages available, including dinner sponsor (name on all tables, in the program and announced, $500); cart sponsor (name on all carts, in program and announced, $500); greenside sponsor (name on large greenside sign, in program, announced, $600); putting contest sponsor (name on sign, announced, in program, $500); rough sponsor (name on rough sign, announced, in program, $250); tee sponsor (name on sign, $125); and the program sponsor (name on programs, announced, $300).

For more information, call the chamber at 967-0857 or visit www.gokennebunks.com.

Local arborist receives service award

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry recognized the importance of trees in urban settings and the dedication of Maine communities caring for those trees during its 2015 Maine Arbor Week Celebration.

The celebration was held Monday, May 18 at the Community House in Kennebunkport, is sponsored by the Maine Forest Service’s urban forestry program, Project Canopy and GrowSmart Maine. It will honor the civic devotion of several notable Maine residents.

Event participants learned about state and local efforts to raise awareness of the invasive pest the Emerald Ash Borer and the importance of ash trees to our econo- my and wellbeing.

Attendees were also introduced to some of the contestants in the 2015 edition of the Maine Big Tree Register.

This year’s recipient of the award, Consulting Arborist, and Arborist to the Town of Kennebunkport Bob Palmer, was be honored with a plaque made from wood from “Herbie,” the New England Champion American elm cared for by the late tree warden of Yarmouth, Frank Knight, and for whom the award is named.

Participants receive seedlings donated by Cedarworks of Rockldand, Irving Woodlands and Central Maine Power Co.

Community garden plots available

The Kennebunk Community Garden, located on Holland Road in West Kennebunk, has plots available for a nominal rental fee.

This includes 10-foot by 10-foot seasonal and 10-foot by 20-foot permanent plots. Plot availability is limited and all plots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If interested in applying, complete an application with the town clerk, located on the second floor of town hall, 1 Summer St., Kennebunk.

Residents and non-residents are welcome to apply.

Renters are required to donate six to 12 hours of time (depending on the size of the plot) over the 2015 growing season to help plant and harvest produce for Maine Harvest for the Hunger.

This is an all-organic garden managed by the Kennebunk Community Garden Committee under the auspices of the town of Kennebunk and in cooperation with the Animal Welfare Society.

For more information, visit the town of Kennebunk website at www.kennebunkmaine.us. Click on government, committees.

‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ staged this weekend

Kennebunk High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage “Twelve Angry Jurors,” Thursday through Saturday, May 21 – 23, at 7 p.m.

This is the same script as the Reginald Rose courtroom classic, “Twelve Angry Men” and one of the top 10 most frequently produced high school plays in America.

This fast-paced drama shows the legal system in action: 12 ordinary people are locked in a room and given the power to decide a young man’s fate – guilty or innocent?

The ensemble cast features seniors Zanna Spinney, Linda Line, Maia Mulcahy, Caroline Smith, Jay T.S. Huskins, Alexander Berry and Ben Broughton; juniors Kobi O’Reilly and Katie Charlton; sophomores Logan Zandry and Kyle Ryan; and freshmen Piper Kingston and James Sutton.

Madison Shmalo assists director Valerie Kuhn Reid as student director/stage manager.

All tickets are available the night of the performances at the door of the Alexander Economos Auditorium at Kennebunk High School.

There are no reservations for the show.

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