2018-09-14 / Community

Community News

Workplace safety seminar set for Sept. 18

All area business owners and managers are invited to learn How To Keep Your Business and Employees Safe, a workshop at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, upstairs at Alisson’s Restaurant.

Join Kennebunkport Police Det. Dave Breault for the meeting, presented by the Chamber of Commerce and Kennebunkport Business Association.

Breault will discuss active shooter scenarios, how to be a good witness, how to prevent theft and how to detect counterfeit money. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

Upon arrival, please use Alisson’s employee entrance from the back parking lot. For more information, contact Ashley at info@alissons.com.

Titanic the focus of ‘I Survived’ presentation

Of all the ships in history, few have captured the imagination like the ill-fated Titanic. The largest ship in the world when completed in 1912, Titanic famously sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage, becoming one of the deadliest peacetime shipwrecks in history.

Children in grades 1 and older are invited to attend on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 3:45 p.m. for I Survived: Titanic Edition, the first in a series of programs inspired by the popular “I Survived” books by Lauren Tarshis.

No registration is needed. Drop by to learn a little about the Titanic, and take on the challenge of building an unsinkable boat? The event is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information and to register, call 985-2173.

Pasco series continues on Sunday, Sept. 16

Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport will host painter Linden Frederick for a presentation on his book “Night Stories.” The presentation is 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

Fine art painter Frederick has created 15 paintings and enlisted and inspired noted writers to create accompanying stories. Authors as diverse and as Elizabeth Strout, Ann Patchett, Anthony Doerr, Richard Russo and Lawrence Kasdan, among others, have contributed to expanding the artists’ world with their tales.

Frederick, originally from upstate New York, studied at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and at the Academia de Belle Arte, Florence, Italy. Frederick concentrates on sensitive and narrative landscape and scene paintings with exceptional success. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, The Farnsworth Art Museum, Arnot Art Musuem, Arkansas Art Cente, Louisiana Art and Science Museum and the Everhart Museum, as well as in galleries from New York and Florida to California. Since 1989, he has lived in Belfast, Maine.

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank and the Graves Library snack team. Light refreshments will be served. The library is located at 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. For more information, call 967-2778.

Brockway featured speaker for Rogers Culture Series

September’s Rogers Culture Series talk at the Brick Store Museum features Lucinda Brockway, program director for cultural resources at The Trustees of Reservations. On Thursday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m., Brockway will discuss New England Gardens: Lost, Found and Rediscovered. Museum members receive free admission to the talk, with general admission to support continued educational programs. Refreshments are included.

The presentation will digitally tour New England through its historic gardens and landscapes with inspiration and ideas for revitalizing personal gardens.

The public is invited to join the presentation, with special emphasis on those with historic landscapes of their own who are looking to take the next step in landscaping and design.

Brockway ran her own landscape preservation consulting firm for 25 years in Kennebunk prior to joining The Trustees. She is the author of “A Favorite Place of Resort for Strangers and Gardens of the New Republic.”

College announces lineup of speakers for fall Eggs and Issues

York County Community College will kick off the fall series with guest speakers Tammy Ackerman, executive director of Engine, Joanne Putnam, police chief, Wells and Deanna Sherman, president and CEO of Dead River Company who will discuss Women in Leadership on Sept. 21.

On Oct. 12, the college will host a forum for the 2018 Maine Gubernatorial candidates. All four candidates have been invited to participate in the event and will be posed this question: If elected, what role will your office play in supporting the Maine Community College System in its ongoing effort to enhance and implement Workforce Development strategies?

Lisa G. Martin is executive director of the Manufacturers’ Association of Maine will be guest speaker on Nov. 9 and will discuss the current state and the future of manufacturing in Maine.

Networking for Eggs and Issues begins at 7 a.m., breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. and speaker(s), followed by question and answer period at 8 a.m.

For more information or to register, call 216-4311 or email ehaye@yccc.edu.

Poppy Project installed at Brick Store Museum

The Brick Store Museum is celebrating the centennial of the World War I armistice this year with the exhibition From the Kennebunks to the Argonne Forest: The Great War That Changed America. Additionally, the museum ran a six-month campaign for its Poppy Project, an outdoor installation of metal poppies memorializing loved ones.

The Museum Poppy Project features nearly 100 metal flowers installed in its rear courtyard, each one dedicated to an individual, a family, or an unknown soldier. Visitors can view the installation while visiting the museum exhibitions, including the Centennial exhibition, 1968 and Minzy & MacDonald: A Show in Black and White. The installation will be on view through November, after which the poppies will be returned to each poppy sponsor to keep in their own gardens to memorialize loved ones.

Book sale planned for Oct. 13 at Kennebunk Free Library

Friends of the Kennebunk Free Library will host a book sale on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in conjunction with the town of Kennebunk’s Harvestfest. The sale will be held in Hank’s Room and feature gently-used books and movies. The event will feature dozens of coffee table art books, many in brand new condition as well as several sci fi and fantasy paperbacks.

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