2018-02-16 / Community

Community News

AFIO schedules next public meeting for Saturday

The next Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ (AFIO) public meeting will be held at the Brick Store Museum’s Program Center at 4 Dane St. in Kennebunk 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. The topic will be the crucial role of geospatial intelligence in national security and the program will be lead by Khary Stringer, a veteran imagery analyst.

Geospatial intelligence provides minutely detailed geophysical descriptions of the Earth – on, below and above its surface – drawn from data gathered by a variety of sources, including orbiting satellites, remote sensors, aircraft, ships, cartography, human sources and other intelligence disciplines.

Stringer is a geospatial intelligence officer with more than 17 years of military and civilian experience. Recently he was at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as a strategy advisor. Before that he served overseas with the NGA in Europeon and African operations and as an imagery analyst aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He is currently a national security fellow at the Harvard University School of Government.

Art Guild of the Kennebunks accepting artwork for jurying

Artists must preregister by Monday, April 2 to submit work for jurying for acceptance into the Art Guild of the Kennebunks on Saturday, April 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

This is the only opportunity this year for artists to be admitted into the guild. Artists must submit five examples of their art that they feel best represents them as an artist in each category in which they wish to be considered:

1.) Two dimensional paintings/drawings;

2.) Photography;

3.) and sculpture.

Registration forms, guidelines and additional details are available from membership chairman Judith Kinsman by emailing judithkinsman@gmail.com or calling 229-9659.

Artists may choose to submit their work either digitally via email submission to AGKjudge@gmail.com by Monday, April 2 or by delivering art on Saturday, April 14 between noon and 1 p.m. to the Brick Store Museum Program Center.

Artists must pick up their art at 3 p.m. the same day. The Brick Store Museum Program Center is located behind the museum with entrance at 4 Dane St. (across from Kennebunk Town Hall). Applicants will be notified by mail of the results.

For more information, call Ann Legg at 251-8439 or email alegg@roadrunner.com.

Library art exhibit will feature student creations

The Kennebunk Free Library announced its March 2018 exhibit of the artwork of students of The New School in Kennebunk and The School Around Us in Arundel.

The show features pieces of different media; all created by students ages 5 to 18. The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs. The public is invited to attend an artist’s reception 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 5.

Habitat for Humanity York County receives $5,000 donation

Keep York County Warm!, Habitat for Humanity of York County’s county-wide weatherization program, has received a grant of $5,000 from the Dead River Company. New partnerships with Efficiency Maine and local energy auditors allow Keep York County Warm! to leverage resources to provide higher quality, more efficient weatherization services for an average of 40 homeowners a year.

Each family receives $1,050 worth of weatherization services and custom-built interior storm window inserts. Keep York County Warm! volunteers build and install interior storm window inserts and other safety and weatherization materials.

The free weatherization services provided by Keep York County Warm! have a direct impact on income-eligible families and seniors by reducing their heating and cooling costs, and improving health and safety issues. The addition of energy-efficiency measures also helps preserve the home.

“The beginning of this year has been so bitterly cold. Even the smallest draft can significantly impact the temperature in a home,” said Amy Nucci, Habitat for Humanity of York County’s Executive Director. “The generous support of the Dead River Company helps ensure that the 40 families will be warmer this winter, as air sealing is a major component of Keep York County Warm!”

“Keeping Maine families safe and warm has been our business for more than 100 years, so we understand that a warm home begins with a weatherized home,” said Deanna Sherman, president and CEO of Dead River Company. “The work that Habitat for Humanity York County does to weatherize homes is vital to helping families stretch their home heating dollars across what we all know is a long heating season. We’re honored to be able to help in some way.”

Habitat has many opportunities to volunteer on the Quarry Road Build in Wells, at the ReStore, on weatherization projects with Keep York County Warm!, on a salvage, in the office or with special events.

Those interested in participating or donating to Habitat are encouraged to call the HFHYC office at 985-4850 or visit www.habitatyorkcounty.org.

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