St. David's Episcopal Church will host a Pageant with Christmas Eucharist at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. At 8 p.m. that night all are invited for informal carol singing accompanied by the organ, and at 8:30 p.m. there will be a Traditional Christ Mass with Eucharist will be held. And at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 25, there will be a simple service of lessons, carols, with a Sermon and Eucharist. 138 York Street (Route 1 South), Kennebunk.

Saint David’s Episcopal Church will also host an Epiphany Festival of Lights Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 6. This service is designed as a meditative time centering around the general topics of Light and Peace. We invite you to conclude the Christmas season and begin looking for the Light by joining us in this special service in candlelight with scripture readings, poetry, meditation and music. FMI call 985-3073.

Senators announce nominees to U.S. military service academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King recently announced their nominees to the United States Military Academies. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes Members of Congress. Admission to the United States Coast Guard Academy, also a federal service academy, does not require a congressional nomination.

“We are proud to have the honor to nominate such an impressive group of Maine students to our nation’s distinguished service academies,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “The young people we have nominated have earned this honor through a commitment to strong scholarship, leadership, and character.”

The following local students have received nominations as candidates to the military academies:

United States Naval Academy in Annapolis - Dante Delorenzo of Kennebunk (Kennebunk High School); Morgan Sharp of Kennebunkport (Kennebunk High School); Caroline Leal of York (York High School); and Tristan Denholm of Kittery Point (Robert Williams Traip Academy).

United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point - Morgan Sharp of Kennebunkport (Kennebunk High School).

Unites States Military Academy at West Point - Caroline Leal of York (York High School).

United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs - Caroline Leal York (York High School); Tristan Denholm of Kittery Point (Robert Williams Traip Academy); and Aspen Dyer of North Berwick (Noble High School).

Cornhole tournament part of New Year's Kennebunk

New Year's Eve Kennebunk, now in its fourth year, is adding a Cornhole Tournament to its first-night activities. In addition to skating, live music and improv, free museum admission and family board games (all starting at 7 p.m.), the event's first Cornhole Tournament will premiere at the NYE Kennebunk festivities on Monday, December 31. Teams can sign up online via

Bags will start flying at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at First Parish UU Church, Kennebunk. This will be a 16-team, double-elimination tournament with a three-game guarantee. Cost is $40 per team (teams consist of two people). First prize is $375 + trophy, second prize is $175 + trophy, third prize is $100 + trophy, fourth and fifth place teams will get gift certificates + trophy, and sixth place receives a trophy. Sign-up at