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On June 21, the Goodall Library had a great kickoff to its Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program with a visit from the Seacoast Science Center. Families got to learn about sea creatures through live touch tanks, about the rescue work the Science Center does through an interactive seal vet play station, and even got to sift through rocks to find shark teeth. The Library has lots of fun events like this scheduled this summer, so if you missed it there’s still plenty of opportunities for learning and fun. The Under the Sea Lego contest is coming up on Wednesday, June 6 – kids can build a themed Lego creation to go on display in the kids room. Staff will vote on the most creative entry and the top three creations win prizes.

Have you noticed someone looking at your recycling bin? Ecomaine is working with the Department of Public Works to conduct inspections of curbside recycling bins. During these inspections, staffers are tagging bins with GREEN tags for a job well done, YELLOW tags for those that need a few changes, and RED tags for contaminated bins. The tags and information will include an explanation for the reason the item(s) do not belong in the recycling stream. Bins with too many unacceptable items (RED tags) will not be collected. Contamination must be removed from your recycling and put into your trash before it will be collected. This is a project designed to prevent recycling contamination, avoid additional fees, and educate our residents about the importance of recycling correctly. Should your bin be tagged with a red or yellow tag, please feel free to contact Ecomaine at (207) 773-1738 or for guidance on how to dispose of your items.

Nasson Bike Center will be open Friday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 all summer long. They have the tools your kids need to fix their bikes and stay on the road.

Sanford Maine Stage is looking toward their fall production, and is seeking a female actress 18-25 years of age to play the part of Posey Periwinkle (the heroine) in a melodrama, which is a sequel to the Calamity Gulch series. Email for more info. Rehearsals will begin in two weeks and a rehearsal schedule will be available.

In week two of the Middle School Camp at Sanford Regional Technical Center, the Academy of Business campers created their own ice cream company and shared the results with the rest of the campers on the final day. They also collaborated with Video Production campers to create a commercial.

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