Inside Standish & Sebago


Registration for Real Deal 5K open

Registration is open for the third annual Real Deal 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. at the Standish Town Municipal Complex.

The Real Deal 5K is a memorial run/walk honoring 1992 Bonny Eagle graduate Kenneth “Kenny” Coughlin, who passed away in April 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. A part of the proceeds from the 5K will go to the Center for Grieving Children in Portland, which has been a huge source of support and assistance to Kenny’s wife, Jenn, and their twin boys, Casey and Jacob. The remaining proceeds will go to build a college fund for Jacob and Casey.

The race is 1980s-themed and will feature DJ Steve Nason, of Standish, spinning hits from that decade before, after and during the race. All runners are encouraged to dress up for the event, and the top three costumes will be awarded prizes.

An after party will be held directly after the race at The Main Street Grill in Standish with giveaways and food and beverage specials for every one that participated.

Last year, the event saw more than 120 runners compete and raised more than $5,000.

To register for this event visit

Seeking members

• On Feb. 2, the referendum question regarding whether to withdraw from the School Administrative District 61 passed in Sebago. The Sebago Board of Selectmen is now directed to appoint a Withdrawal Committee to develop a withdrawal agreement.

The town is seeking a Sebago resident from the general public to serve as the member. Applications for the committee appointment must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, to be considered by the Board of Selectmen for appointment.

Application and information can be found at or picked up at the Town Office during normal business hours.

• The Standish Fish and Game Club is looking for new members to help get the club up and running. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at the Steep Falls Fire Station, at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Ken Joudrey at

Kids Night Out, February

Saint Joseph’s College is hosting Kids Night Out in the Alfond Recreation Center on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5:30-9 p.m. for kids ages 7-13. The cost is $12 for one child and $6 for each additional child per family. The evening includes swimming, a rock climbing wall, movies, games, sports and arts & crafts. Concessions are available. Participants cannot register before the event as it is on-site registration only.

Runners dressed in ’80s gear take off for the last year’s Real Deal 5K. Registration is now open for the Annual 1980’s-themed event is being held at the Standish Municipal Complex.