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The American Red Cross installed 696 free smoke alarms in Greater Portland on May 12 as part of Sound the Alarm, the organization’s national safety event. Jim Bouchard, executive director of Central and Mid Coast Chapter of the Red Cross, left, is pictured with Douglas Carr of Westbrook.

Seniors wrap up season

Westbrook Senior Citizens will be served a meal at noon on Monday, May 21, at Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St.

The menu includes beef tips with gravy, mashed potatoes, salad and strawberry shortcake.

Michael McCarthy will entertain on the piano and with a slide show.

The meeting will be the last for the seniors until September. The group is planning a fall foliage trip in October to New Hampshire and will ride the Turkey Train. For more information, call 854- 2705.

Hatt honored

Ralph Hatt received on May 3 the 2018 Community Service Award from Highland Lake Grange for his dedicated efforts and generous donation of time and property to the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, as well as his dedication to Highland Lake Church.

A large crowd turned out to show their appreciation for Hatt’s hard work for decades, the Grange said.

“A Westbrook native, Ralph has dedicated much of his time over the last 45 years maintaining and improving an important parcel of land between Route 302 and the Millbrook,” the Grange said on its Facebook page. “In 2016 he donated a 35-   acre parcel to the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, which integrated it into the Millbrook Preserve Trail System. Ralph continues to maintain this land for the benefit of all who enjoy the trail system.”

Poetry series reminder

Lowry’s Lodge poetry series continues at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main St., Westbrook.

The featured poets are Ted Bookey, published poet, teacher and scholar, and Ruth Bookey, accomplished artist, published poet, teacher and friend to the poetry community.

Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel are hosting the event. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation, $4.