2015-06-12 / Community

Community News


Heidi Johnson, center, of Johnson Insurance Agency in Kennebunk, presents a $1,000 check from the Allstate Foundation to Lucky Pup Rescue of Kennebunkport. Accepting the grant May 21 are Lucky Pup staffers Kristin Mininni, left, and Sue Richardson, right, along with Lucky Pup alum Bingo. “As a Lucky Pup Rescue volunteer, I am proud that Allstate provides my agency the opportunity to contribute to my community,” Johnson said. “Lucky Pup does a wonderful job finding ‘forever homes’ for so many deserving dogs, both locally and throughout the East Coast.” About half of the grant money will be used to provide vaccines, dental surgery and neutering to Little Elvis, a senior Yorkie that is one of several dogs up for adoption at www.luckypuprescue.org. (courtesy photo) Heidi Johnson, center, of Johnson Insurance Agency in Kennebunk, presents a $1,000 check from the Allstate Foundation to Lucky Pup Rescue of Kennebunkport. Accepting the grant May 21 are Lucky Pup staffers Kristin Mininni, left, and Sue Richardson, right, along with Lucky Pup alum Bingo. “As a Lucky Pup Rescue volunteer, I am proud that Allstate provides my agency the opportunity to contribute to my community,” Johnson said. “Lucky Pup does a wonderful job finding ‘forever homes’ for so many deserving dogs, both locally and throughout the East Coast.” About half of the grant money will be used to provide vaccines, dental surgery and neutering to Little Elvis, a senior Yorkie that is one of several dogs up for adoption at www.luckypuprescue.org. (courtesy photo) Village Art Walk to kick off Friday

With help from local artists, The Kennebunk Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce is organizing the new Village Art Walk, set to begin Friday, June 12.

The free self-guided walking tour of art galleries, studios and organizations of Kennebunk’s Lower Village and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and Ocean Avenue will be held the second Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission to all galleries is free and open to the public.

Participating galleries include Deborah Randall Fine Art, the Chris Becker Gallery, the Galleries at Morning Walk, KPT Art House, Landmark Gallery, Maine Art, Mast Cove Galleries, River Tree Arts, The Sharpe Gallery, Sue Rioux Designs, True North Gallery, the W. Robert Paine Gallery and Wendy Webster Good Fine Art, The Port Gallery.

For information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 967-0857 or visit gokennebunks. com.

Dirigo Winds scheduled for West K series

Dirigo Winds, a woodwind quintet based at the 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth, will bring a taste of classical music to West Kennebunk as the June offering in the Concerts in West K series. The concert takes place 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road in West Kennebunk.

The quintet was formed by a group of professional musicians who were in search of a collaborative experience to be found in playing chamber music.

Their mission is to engage audiences with performances of the highest level of artistic expression, while breaking down the traditional boundaries that exist between performers and their audience.

By performing in both traditional and non-traditional settings, Dirigo Winds welcomes all lovers of music to the world of woodwind repertoire.

Dirigo Winds consists of Amanda Gale, flute; Kristen Fox, oboe; Ray Libby, clarinet; Tim Ebersold, bassoon; and Caitlin Ramsey, horn.

For their West Kennebunk concert they will perform primarily French repertoire.

For more information, email pfwells51@gmail.com or call 985-2831.

Republican committee elects board members

The York County Republican Committee members have elected new Board Members for 2015-2016. They are chairman Jim Booth from Arundel, sec- retary Lindsey Atkinson from Buxton, at large board member Sara Cognata from Acton and vice chairman Ed Karytko from Kennebunk.

The York County Republican Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month and begins at 7 p.m. held at the Alfred Town Hall on 16 Saco Road in Alfred.

All registered Republicans are welcome to attend monthly meetings. The committee hosts monthly guest speakers from local elected officials and around the state.

For more information, contact the York County secretary at ycrcsecretary@gmail.com.

Dog park cleanup scheduled for June 13

It’s nearly summer and time to get the Kennebunk Dog Park ready for the dog days.

The Kennebunk Dog Park Committee will host a Spring Cleaning Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sea Road park. There are a variety of things at the park that need attention after the long winter, from raking and clearing to more involved maintenance projects. There is something to do for anyone who wants to help.

Please bring a rake, shovel, wheelbarrow or anything that can be used for yard work, as there are a limited number of tools on hand. Members of the committee will be available to answer questions and organize volunteers.

While it is technically located in Kennebunk, at 36 Sea Road next to the town’s recycling center, the park draws residents and canines from surrounding towns. Everyone is welcome at the Kennebunk Dog Park. Help is needed to keep the park ready for play.

Library announces summer story time schedule

Kennebunk Free Library story times will take a break from June 5 to June 22. Families are welcome to contin- ue to visit the library, borrow items, and play with the puppets and other toys.

The Summer Storytime schedule will run from June 23 to Aug. 13. Summer Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. All ages are welcome to join in with singing, fingerplays and books geared to a wide range of ages, from babies to grandparents.

All story times are free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For more information, please call 985-2173, ext. 5 or visit the website www.KennebunkLibrary.org.

Art Guild schedules first exhibition of the season

The Art Guild of the Kennebunks will hold its first exhibition for the season on Friday, June 19 through Sunday,

June 21 at the Community House on Temple Street, across from the Kennebunkport Post Office. The juror will be Bruce Buxton. A public reception will be held Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The hours of the exhibit will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

As with all AGK exhibitions and program meetings, the public is invited to attend free of charge. However, those who attend will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for an acrylic marine painting entitled “Ashley Lauren in the Fog” by art guild member, Michael Maron. The proceeds of the painting benefit the AGK Scholarship Fund.

Library to host presidential historian

American author, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley will speak at a special fundraising event for Kennebunkport’s Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library on June 25 at Kennebunk River Club Casino.

An evening with Douglas Brinkley begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, CBS news historian, and a contributing editor at “Vanity Fair.”

His remarks on June 25 will focus on “Wilderness Warrior” and the remarkable environmental legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt.

All proceeds from Brinkley’s appearance benefit the library. Tickets are on sale at the library. Seating for the event is limited.

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