Westbrook notes


Be in the parade

There’s still time to register to march in the Westbrook Together Days parade. This year, Together Days is being held on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7. The parade is on Saturday, June 7.

To register to be in the parade, contact Lisa Glidden at 839-7061.

Senior trip

Westbrook Senior Citizens are planning a trip on Wednesday, June 11, to Foxwoods in Connecticut. For more information, call 854-2705 or 854-2292.

On dean’s list

Shane Kelly of Westbrook, son of Jennifer Lawrence and Mathew Kelly and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Rondeau, has completed his freshman year at Clemson, in South Carolina. Shane has been on the dean’s list for both semesters.

Jacqueline Driscoll of Westbrook was named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., for winter quarter 2008. Driscoll is an advertising design major.

Spotlight on immigrants

Westbrook Historical Society will host a program highlighting Westbrook immigrants, Wednesday at 7 p.m. The featured families will include Woronecka (Polish), Zaharis (Greek) and Conant (English). The meeting hall will open at 6:30 p.m. for people who wish to view the collection. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Anyone who has information, photos, artifacts, etc., from relatives who immigrated to Westbrook is encouraged to e-mail info@westbrookhistoricalsociety.org. For more information, contact Donna Conley, president, at 854-2464.

Woodfords Family Services open house

A Gorham mother of three, Rori Lockman, was thrilled to learn that services for her autistic son were now closer to home in Westbrook. Lockman and two of her sons were on hand April 29 to celebrate the ribbon cutting and open house for Woodfords Family Services at 15 Saunders Way, where nearly 300 attendees turned out.

The 28,000-square-foot building is on the site of the former Saunders Mill, owned by J. B. Brown Co., and now houses a preschool, development staff offices and training center, as well as all administration. “Woodfords has come a long way in 40 years and I can certainly endorse another 40 at this location,” said Vince Veroneau, president of J. B. Brown. “It took a lot of vision to see what this site could be.”

Ribbon Cutting events were held at both the preschool where another student, Marston Poore and his parents, performed the ceremonial cut, and at the main building where state and local officials gathered with Woodfords families and neighbors to kick off the event.

Executive Director Richard Farnsworth and board President Mary Ellen Roma watch as preschool student Marston Poore cuts the ribbon on new preschool with help of his teacher.Zeke Lockman enjoys snacks with Woodfords Behavioral Therapist Rebecca Canter.