Inside Standish – 4/25

Yard Sale

Are you looking to clean out after the long winter? The Steep Falls PTO is having a community yard sale in Steep Falls Elementary front yard on Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fee for space is just $10 and the rain date is May 17. Please bring your own table or you are welcome to use ground space. For more information or to reserve a space, please contact Sarah at 221-3213 or email

BE on Location

BETV is the educational television channel for Bonny Eagle and broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel features live programs and replays of cool and important programs created by Bonny Eagle students and staff as well as provides public service announcements for the community.

The episode schedule for the rest of April and May is listed below:

Episode 3 airs April 16 through April 30 at 8 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. daily and includes Educreations by Mrs. Davis’ Grade 2 class at Edna Libby; Projects by Mrs. Lucy’s Grade 5 class at the George E Jack school; Daily 5 featuring Ms. McPherson’s Grade 3 class at the Buxton Center Elementary School and Cause & Effect by Mrs. Ernstberger’s 2nd grade class at the Hollis School.

Episode 4 will air April 16-30 at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. daily. Episode 4 features Collaborative Math with Miss Ledue’s second-grade and Miss O’Neill’s first-grade class at Steep Falls Elementary and Math Gymnastics with Mrs. Pennell’s fourth-grade class at the H.B. Emery school.

Starting on May 1, Episode 5 will run at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6. pm. daily and will focus on the Literacy Centers at the Hollis School, more specifically Ms. Hoops kindergarten class and the Spartacus Lobster Fights at Bonny Eagle High School, with Ms. Dumont’s science class.

BETV can be found on Saco River Community TV, Channel 5; and online at If you have an idea for an episode, feel free to contact Rich Peterson, BETV Technical Director at 929-2329,, or you can email

Public Forum

On Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. the Steep Falls Master Design Committee will be hosting a public forum at the Steep Falls Village Park’s gazebo, located on the corner of Routes 11 and 113.

The forum is intended to both inform and discuss the upcoming vote on June 10, which will determine whether or not the town of Standish will approve funds for sidewalks in the Steep Falls village. Having walkways on the Route 113 corridor will benefit everyone in many ways. One major issue that will be discussed during the forum is traffic calming and safety measures that will allow for safety as people walk to the post office, library and even to the Steep Falls Elementary School.

The proposed sidewalks will allow enough room for a bicycle path along the curbed area and plantings. Power lines will be laid at that time in order to install street lamps at a future date. We will also be talking about trees as a future consideration for the Steep Falls streetscapes.

The rain date for the Steep Falls Master Design Public forum is Saturday, May 17. Any questions can be directed to Bud Benson at or 642-4536.

‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Bonny Eagle High School Drama presents “Once Upon a Mattress”, a rousing, entertaining musical, perfect for the whole family. Sing and laugh along with Princess Winnifred, Prince Dauntless and the entire royal court in this kid-friendly musical comedy. Performances will be held at 7 p.m., in the Bourgoin Auditorium at BEHS on May 1-3. Adults are $8; seniors and students are free. For more information, contact

Bridge Closing

As a reminder, the 1937 steel girder bridge spanning the Saco River on Route 11 will be closing in April to all traffic. Construction on the new bridge is expected to begin in May.

Vendors Wanted

The Steep Falls Farmers Market is looking for vendors. If you or someone you know locally grow or create your own product, please share this contact information. Visit for applications or more information, or you can email Julee Applegarth at or 675-3410.

Get Your Tickets

This weekend, Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake begins their presentation of “Godspell.” Performances begin April 25 at Schoolhouse Arts Center and will run every weekend until May 11. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors and $14 for children under 12. Schoolhouse is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35. For reservations, call 642-3743 or buy tickets online at

Seats Open

Nomination papers are available now at the Town Clerk’s office for six open Planning Board seats, three Town Council seats, three Budget Committee seats and one SAD 6 Director at Large seat. The filing deadline is April 28 at 4:30 p.m.

You do not need to have experience, just a passion for wanting to be involved. “Nomination Papers” sound ominous, but you simply fill out your paperwork, get 25 signatures from people you know (registered Standish voters) and turn them back in to Mary Chapman, town clerk. Her office will check to be sure all the signatures are valid, and put you on the ballot for the June elections. For more information contact Mary at or 642-4678.

Grand Opening Celebration

The Standish Recreation Committee in partnership with the Johnson Field Playground Committee invite you to attend the grand opening of the playground on Saturday, May 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the Johnson Field, located on Chadbourne Road (Route 35), Standish.

Refreshments will be served with entertainment provided by Direct Effect Entertainment. Please come and enjoy a fun family event, but more importantly to thank the volunteers and local businesses that made it all possible. Rain date is May 10. For more information, contact 642-2875 or visit

For those that were not aware, work has begun on the new Oak Hill Road entrance. Some were upset to see this happen as the project was voted down in the November elections. The town applied for and received grant money to fund this project. Anne Farrar, pictured with her first-place plaque for Sunrise Corner’s “Witch’s Brew” fudge at the Chocolate Lover’s Fling in Portland on Sunday, April 6, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay.  In addition to their first-place fudge, Sunrise Corner also received the Kid’s Award to be permanently displayed in the Sexual Assault Response Service of Southern Maine office. The hall was near capacity, and response service raised more than $30,000 at the annual fundraiser. Sunrise Corner is located near the intersection of Routes 25 and 35 in Standish.Courtesy photo