HS Sports

Cheerleaders mentor their younger counterparts

STANDISH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For years the high school cheerleaders at Bonny Eagle High School have taken their grade school counterparts under their wing to teach them the finer points of cheering.

"I think it is pretty rewarding, cause you learn a lot from the kids and you learn stuff about yourself that when you were little you might not have known," explained junior cheerleader Whitney Phillips, who herself was a participant in the cheering program starting in 2nd grade.

"It is something that I see like a life lesson," she added.  "To see what they had to go through with us, and now having to go through it personally, it is like a really good experience."

"They absolutely love the program," gushed Carrie Walker, president of the Bonny Eagle Cheering Boosters.  "We start in 2nd grade and go through 8th grade, and we have more parents calling us, how soon can my child get involved."

Officials needed at all levels of high school sports

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Looking to make some extra cash, be more physically active and work with kids?  Then becoming an official might be for you.

"We are always looking for good new people to come in to the officiating business and get the training and climb the ladder to the varsity level," stated Dick Durost, executive director of the Maine Principals' Association

"Almost always there's enough officials on a board available to do the varsity games," explained Durost.   "The JV level, the freshman level, and certainly down into the middle school level, that's the training grounds.  That's where we need, across the state, new people interested in building the skills, and knowledge to go with it, and provide the training ground for those officials that ultimately do the varsity games."

Dyer Library/Saco Museum September-October Events Calendar

September 17 through November 13, 2011

DRAWN FROM THE RIVER: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley
FREE public opening preview: Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Two concurrent exhibitions at the Saco Museum this fall will celebrate the art of drawing, presented in conjunction with The Maine Drawing Project (http://chitna.asap.um.maine.edu/mainedrawing/). Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley will use drawings from the Saco Museum's permanent collection to explore how drawing was part of the artistic process for 19th-century local artists like Gibeon Elden Bradbury and Charles Henry Granger.

Buy a Brick for the Dyer Library/Saco Museum

Buy a Brick for the Dyer Library/Saco Museum

Now available, the perfect way to honor friends, relatives (or yourself!) while supporting the Dyer Library and Saco Museum: invest in an engraved brick, as durable as the library and museum themselves. Your brick will be placed in the brick sidewalk in front of the museum as a permanent testament to your support and dedication to the DLSM.

Find your brick order form here: http://www.sacomuseum.org/PDF/BrickOrderForm.pdf

Simply print out the form, enter all your information, and return it to:
Leslie Rounds, Executive Director
Dyer Library and Saco Museum
371 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072

Questions? Call (207) 283-3861, ext. 101 or e-mail lrounds@dyer.lib.me.us

Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition

Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition

A special exhibition presented simultaneously at the Dyer Library and Saco museum this fall will be presented in conjunction with the bicentennial celebrations of Thornton Academy. Exploring tradition, mission and history, 200 Years of the Academy celebrates Thornton Academy's place in local history and the nation during the school's Bicentennial year. The exhibition will open with a special preview reception (in conjunction with the opening for concurrent Saco Museum exhibitions Drawn from the River and Christy Bergland: Late Seasons of Great Pond) on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception, held at the Saco Museum, is FREE and open to the public; members of Thornton Academy's community are especially welcomed.