This year’s Harpswell Lobster Boat Races will honor a young Harpswell lobsterman who died in a vehicle crash last fall by featuring his buoy colors on event merchandise, with proceeds going to a local charity.
On a warm and sunny Memorial Day, community members came out in droves for Harpswell’s annual parade and ceremony, flags in hand, and paid their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country.
Harpswell Coastal Academy hopes to sell its building and campus at a public auction at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 10. “An auction will allow us to wind up the sale of the property efficiently, and without undue time delay,” said Cynthia Shelmerdine, chair of the Harpswell Coastal Academy Board of Directors.
Harpswell resident Lizzie Baker, a pediatrician and volunteer, will compete for the title of Miss Maine for America Strong in South Portland on April 2. Baker was chosen to compete for the title from a field of local applicants.
The A. Dennis Moore Recycling Center will host its annual shredding service from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 10. Free to Harpswell residents, shredding will be provided by Without A Trace Mobile Shredding, of Scarborough, which will have a truck parked behind the center.
Despite sometimes sweltering heat, residents and visitors alike flocked to Cundy’s Harbor Days throughout the weekend of Aug. 5-7. The celebration is put on by neighborhood organizations, including the Holbrook Community Foundation and the Cundy’s Harbor Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.