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Community News – York County Audubon to host tree identification session

Kennebunkport Republican Committee sets caucus date

The Kennebunkport Republican City Commission will gather at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, at the Romp Lane Resort. The resort is located at 41 Turbats Creek Road, Kennebunkport.

The purpose of the Electoral Convention is to elect delegates and alternates to the state convention, to elect delegates to the York County Republican Committee, to elect Republican city commission officials, and to organize for future elections.

All Kennebunkport Republicans are invited to attend and participate in the caucus.

The town’s registrar will be available half an hour before the caucus begins to register as a Republican, any unregistered person, anyone registered as an unregistered Republican, a registered Republican transferred, or anyone who will turn 18 by November. 8, Election 2022.

The state convention will be held at the Augusta Civic Center April 29-30. It’s an opportunity for Republican delegates from across Maine to meet and speak with each other and with those running for office.

Sample Wellness Classes Offered

The Agewell Program of Southern Maine will offer free virtual wellness classes starting in mid-January. To deliver classes, the agency offers a one-hour sampling class with information and explanation. Join any or all of our sampling classes to learn more about:

a matter of balance, Jan. 18; QiGong, Jan. 25; Conversational Café, Feb. 1; Gentle Workout, Feb 8; And Yoga for Healthy Aging, February 15th.

Sampling classes are for one hour at 1 p.m. on the dates listed. To learn more and to register, visit www.smaaa.org/events or call 207-396-6578.

York County Audubon hosts tree identification session

Eileen Willard, professor of tree science at the University of New Hampshire, will lead a tree identification session on January 22 along the Hope Cemetery Trail in Kennebunk. photo courtesy

York County Audubon will sponsor a tree walk at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk led by Eileen Willard, professor of arborology at the University of New Hampshire.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, participants will investigate the native trees and shrubs along the trails and look at some of the old ornamental trees at Hope Cemetery. How do they survive the winter? What are some environmental strategies? Can trees be recognized without leaves?

The event is free, but the number of participants will be limited and advance registration is required. To register, visit www.yorkcountyaudubon.org and click on the event under the calendar / what comes on the right side of the page scroll down and fill out the form. Once your reservation is approved, a confirmation email will be sent.

For more information on Hope Cemetery, visit https://hopecemeterykennebunk.com/.

Springvale Resident Winner With Art Guild Scholarship Draw

The Art Guild of Kennebunks has announced that Springville resident Rita Kay Bergeron has won the painting in the Art Guild’s annual raffle for the Kennebunks Scholarship Fund. The winning raffle ticket was drawn after the show at Moose Lodge in Kennebunkport during the 2021 Prelude celebration.

The oil painting, created by longtime Art Guild member Mary Ann Kennedy, features a pastoral view of the waters of a section of Cape Porpoise. The title of the painting is “Morning at the Head”.

The oil painting “Morning in the Cape” has won a raffle for a scholarship by Springville resident Rita Ann Bergeron. The painting was created by Art Guild for Kennebunks member Mary Ann Kennedy. photo courtesy

“I enjoyed my visit to the gallery and often take a chance at raffles for a good cause,” Bergeron said in an email. “I am very happy to be chosen as the winner.”

The scholarship, valued at $500, will be offered to a Kennebunk High School student who intends to pursue a career in the arts. Linda Van Tassel, president of the Art Guild, said, “Every year, the union holds a lottery on a canvas drawn by one of our members to raise money for the scholarship. Art teachers at Kennebunk High School choose the most deserving student. The scholarship is awarded in June at the high school graduation ceremony. Scholarship Fund It is one of the many activities the guild offers to support the arts.”

Last year, the Technical Syndicate celebrated its fortieth anniversary. Over the years, in addition to traditional painters, the Art Guild of the Kennebunks has expanded to include photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile art, carpentry, pottery, and mixed media. In addition to providing the opportunity for members to present their work to the public, the guild offers artistic presentation, as well as camaraderie and support with other artists.

Artists are invited to join the guild by submitting several of their works for consideration by the jury early this spring.

For more information on the Guild’s activities, visit www.artguildofthekennebunks.com.

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