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Ball wins 4th geo bee

Ryan Ball recently won another geography bee at Westbrook Middle School, according to a school announcement.

It marked Ball’s fourth consecutive win in a field of nine contestants in grades 5 through 8. “Ryan now will take an exam that is sent to California,” his mother Kathy Decker said in an email to the American Journal. “If he passes this exam, he will be heading to the state finals that are held in Farmington.”

This year will mark his fourth trip to the state finals. “This is an incredible accomplishment. He has represented Westbrook very well,” she said.

Cemetery has ‘more Babbs than slabs’

Westbrook Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St.

Suzan Roberts Norton will speak about Saccarappa Cemetery, the city’s oldest burial grounds. Norton will share research about people buried in the yard including Trickey, Conant, Johnson, Quinby, Hatch, Cloudman, Cutter, Sproul, Field, Edwards, Haskell, Swett, Roberts and Babb.

The historical society program information said Saccarappa Cemetery is said to “have more Babbs than slabs.”

Puppeteer to entertain seniors

Westbrook Senior Citizens will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. Puppeteer Dana Perkins will entertain. For more information, call 854-2705.

Library hosts Valentine tea

The Friends of Walker Memorial Library is hosting its annual Valentine Tea 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the library’s second-floor gathering room.

The event includes adult and children Valentine’s coloring, silent auction and raffle baskets, along with light refreshments. Raffle winners will be picked at 5:30 p.m. the night of the tea; winners do not need to be present to win. Silent auction winners will be chosen on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Learn more about the friends group, to which new members can join for $5 a year. The library is located at 800 Main St. For more information about Friends of the Library or the Valentine Tea, call 854-0630.

Meet the mayor

Mayor Michael Sanphy will host an opportunity for residents to join him for coffee at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at City Hall, 2 York St.

The event is held the first Saturday monthly.

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