July 4 City offices closed
July 5 Planning Board, 7 p.m.
July 11 City Council 7 p.m.
July 17 Planning Board site walk, 9 a.m. Blue Spruce Farm subdivision
Holiday changes council schedule
Westbrook City Council will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday July 11, at 7 p.m., instead of Monday July 4, due to the holiday. This meeting will be held at Westbrook High School, Room 114 (125 Stroudwater St.). For more information about upcoming agenda items, visit www.westbrookmaine.com.
Good Food Bus coming to city
The Good Food Bus is a re-purposed school bus turned mobile-food market bringing fresh vegetables, fruit and other essential food items directly to where people live, work and play. The Good Food Bus – a project of St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Cultivating Community – will visit Westbrook every Tuesday from mid-July through October.
The bus will be parked at St. Anthony’s Church (formerly St. Hyacinth’s) parking lot from 3-5 p.m., selling locally grown produce and other items. Cash, credit/debit, EBT food stamps and WIC benefits are accepted. In partnership with Wholesome Wave, Maine Farmland Trust and the USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives program, the Good Food Bus matches EBT/SNAP purchases with bonus fruit and vegetable vouchers through the Maine Harvest Bucks program, making vegetables more affordable while still providing a living wage to the farmers who produced them. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/GoodFoodBus.
Summer camp at community center
The Westbrook Community Center still has openings in several of the specialty summer camps, including art, dance and youth basketball. They’ll also be offering a full array of fitness and aquatics classes, as well as senior programming. For more information on all programs, activities and events, see www.westbrookcommunitycenter.org and click on Activities at the top of the page. Those who have questions can contact Greg Post at firstname.lastname@example.org or 854-0676.
Outdoor pool open
The Cornelia Warren Outdoor Pool is open for public swims seven days per week, weekdays from 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and weekends from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Prices are $4 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. The complete outdoor pool schedule, which includes lap swims, core splash classes, public swims, and deep water aerobics can be at www.westbrookcommunitycenter.org. Those who have questions can contact Greg Post at email@example.com or 854-0676.
Summer concerts start on Wednesday
The free 2016 Summer Concert Series at Riverbank Park begins on July 6, and will run every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. through Aug. 24. This year’s performers include: Westbrook City Band (July 6), NOWisNOW (July 13), The Waiters (July 20), Bob Charest Band (July 27), Jose Duddy (Aug. 3), The Delta Knights Band (Aug. 10), David Good (Aug.17) and Pardon Me, Doug (Aug. 24). An on-site cash barbecue will be offered by the American Legion Hall each Wednesday from 5-7.
Poll workers wanted for November election
Interested in serving your community while partaking in one of the most exciting parts of our democratic process? Come serve as a Westbrook election worker at the polls on Tuesday November 8! Democrats, Republicans, Green Independents, Libertarians and unenrolled voters are all wanted. Election workers are paid $9/hour, and meals are provided. Election workers must attend at least one of several offered training sessions during the week prior to the election. For more information, please contact Angela Holmes, City Clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-591-8115.
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Safety is the No. 1 concern for every firefighter, EMS professional and chief officer as they approach their job every day. Westbrook firefighters, along with irefightfers, EMTs and paramedics nationwide, spent much of last week devoted to job safety and training specifically related to firefighter safety. This is a nationwide drive joining all fire departments in an effort to make their profession as safe as possible and to raise the level of awareness toward firefighter safety and call attention to the unacceptable number of deaths and injuries plaguing fire departments.
According to Fire Chief Andrew Turcotte, the Westbrook Fire & Rescue Department suspended the majority of all non-emergency activity during the week to focus on safety and health training and education, allowing all shifts and personnel to participate.