Nominate your Model of Positive Living

KENNEBUNK — The Center is seeking nominees for the Model of Positive Living Award. The Model of Positive Living Award is given to a community member who makes a difference in the lives of others through kind gestures, volunteerism and a can-do attitude. Visit to fill out the nomination form linked to the Home Page. Deadline to nominate is Aug. 1, 2019. The award will be announced at a Center celebration in September. The Center is a nonprofit in Lower Village that provides programming and outreach for adults 50 and older.

FUN-draiser at Congdon’s Doughnuts for inclusive playground

WELLS — This coming week, the folks from Congdon’s Doughnuts on Route 1 in Wells are supporting the Kennebunk Elementary PTA (KEPTA) in building the most inclusive playground in our region.

Every night throughout the summer the parking lot at Congdon’s is transformed into a food truck festival known as “Congdon’s After Dark.” Because Congdon’s has a mission of supporting groups and organizations that help those in need and make the world a better place, each

Tuesday at Congdon’s After Dark is known as “Tithing Tuesday,” where proceeds from the event support different philanthropic initiatives.

On Tuesday, July 9, the “Tithing Tuesday” event from 4 to 9 p.m. at Congdon’s will support the Kennebunk Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (KEPTA) in building a new totally adaptive and inclusive playground for our region, to be located on Alewive Rd. at Kennebunk Elementary School.

At this “perfect for summertime” food truck festival, dinner for your family will support equitable play for children with special needs and physical challenges. Ten percent of the cost for all entrees will support the playground proposal, and the following local restaurants will be participating: Musette; Nom Bai; Burrito Bettys; Blue Mermaid; Motha Trucka; MacDaddys; Knew Potato; Caboose; Big Grandpa’s Grill and Congdon’s Doughnuts.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be the next evening, Wednesday, July 10.

See the Congdons After Dark website for cancellations, and visit for more information on KEPTA’s playground proposal and to donate. We look forward to seeing you at Congdon’s After Dark!

Refuge hunt program transitions to online system

WELLS — The hunt program at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is transitioning to an online permit system for the 2019-20 season. Big game, migratory bird, upland game bird, and falconry permits will be available only by using RecAccess is a leading provider of online fee collection solutions to federal, state, and local government agencies. Hunters may create a RecAccess account now by following the link:

Hunt permits are not yet available for purchase. The 2019-20 Refuge hunt permits will be available for on-line purchase through RecAccess on Monday, Aug. 19. All hunters must possess a current Maine hunter’s license in order to purchase a Refuge hunt permit. A hunt packet with refuge hunt regulations, maps, a permit, and parking pass will only be available for download after the hunter has purchased a permit through RecAccess.

Hunters wishing to hunt migratory birds will also be required to have a Federal Duck Stamp in addition to their Maine license. Duck Stamps are available for purchase beginning July 1, at the Refuge administrative office at 321 Port Road, in Wells. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is closed on federal holidays. The Duck Stamp fee is $25, cash or check. Checks should be made payable to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes hunting to be an effective tool for wildlife management, and hunting has been identified as an appropriate wildlife-dependent public use at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

For more information, contact Cindy Phillips at (207) 646-9226, ext. 24. Updates will be posted to the Refuge website at

Kennebunk Land Trust in search of board, committee members

KENNEBUNK — Do you enjoy green space? Like volunteering? The Kennebunk Land Trust is in search of new members to serve on its board of directors and committees.

The board of directors supports the overall activities of the organization and helps promote the trust's mission. Committee focuses include: stewardship (trails), development (fundraising/events), acquisition (acquiring land), etc.

Benefits: Make a positive impact within your community; advance land conservation benefiting the community, future generations, and wildlife; leadership; outlet for networking and connecting.

For more details, contact or 207-985-8734.

Community Yard & Art Sale at KFL on Aug. 24

KENNEBUNK — Kennebunk Free Library is hosting a Community Yard and Art Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 on the library's lawn. Shoppers will find an array of items from local artists and your neighbor’s attic.

Ten-by-ten foot spaces are available to rent for $25 and 30-by-72 inch folding tables are also available to rent for an additional $10. You’ll receive prime visibility on Main Street, free advertising and all for a low donation to benefit KFL.

New this year, KFL will feature art donated by patrons and local artists at the sale.

Applications and fees are due by Monday, Aug. 19. Applications and additional information can be picked up at the library or found on our website.

The Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St. in Kennebunk. For more information please call 207-985-2173 or visit our website

Blueberry Festival Book Sale at the Kennebunk Free Library

KENNEBUNK — The Friends of the Kennebunk Free Library will have a book sale from 8:30 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 in conjunction with the First Parish Unitarian Universalist's Blueberry Festival.

The sale will be held in Hank’s Room and outside (weather permitting) and feature a variety of books at discounted prices. Come and support the Library and get some great deals on gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books. We’ll also be running a special for adult paperbacks and adult nonfiction at $5/bag. Bring your bags!

Current Friends will each get a free book during sale hours only. There is also a Friends only pre-sale being held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 26. Membership forms for joining the Friends will be available.

For more information, please call the Library at 207-985-2173 or e-mail