Society meeting

LISBON — The Lisbon Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the MTM Center, 18 School St.  Richard Pelley of Brunswick will be the speaker on “The Town of Lisbon During the 1950s and 1960s.” The program is free; use the rear entrance.

Kayak testing

LEWISTON — The YWCA of Central Maine is offering open pool time for those who would like to bring their kayaks in to practice skills prior to the kayaking season.

People can bring their kayaks to the YWCA from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $15 per drop in for members and $20 per drop in for nonmembers. Pre-registration in encouraged as spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to preregister, call 795-4050.

For more information on the YWCA of Central Maine, visit

Tractor training

GRAY — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a farm tractor safety course to help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. The course will be held on five Tuesdays, starting April 20, at the Maine Forest Service Building, Route 26.

Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. Participants should be at least 13 to participate in the certified course. Adults are welcome.

More information is available from the Extension Office in Cumberland County at 1-800-287-1471 or Registration is required and space is limited to 25.


PORTLAND — The Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund, established in 2000 by the trustees of the Gannett Foundation through the Maine Community Foundation, seeks applications.

The Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund provides renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including print, broadcast or electronic media. The fund helps pay tuition to attend an undergraduate, graduate, trade or technical school.

Applicants must be graduates of Maine high schools or have been home-schooled in Maine. Students will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism, financial need and academic achievement.

The deadline for applications is May 1. For complete guidelines and application form, go to

Tyrian suppers

MECHANIC FALLS — Members of the Tyrian Masonic Lodge 73 will hold two public suppers to support Project Graduation at Poland Regional High School. The suppers will take place at the lodge on Route 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 11 and May 15. Cost will be $7 for adults; $5 for children 6-16; free for children 5 and under. For more information, contact Brian Carrier at 795-6953.