The South Portland Sentry

Dogs recognized at cancer awareness event

Dogs are the unnoticed caregivers who give a special kind of support for cancer patients. The American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life of Greater Portland is a walk for dogs and their owners to fight back against cancer at Bug Light Park on Sunday, May 4.

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SMCC, Wex, join to offer meals to community residents

Southern Maine Community College students are helping

bring together communities with their cooking through a new scholarship offered by WEX Inc.

WEX has created a $5,000 fund that allows students to attend SMCC and cook monthly dinners for people in a multicultural neighborhood in South Portland.

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South Portland runner brings home gold

South Portland resident Sue McCarthy, 50, earned three

individual gold medals from the National Masters Track and Field Championships in Boston March 14-16. McCarthy also won gold in the 4x200 relay in her age group (50 to 54). Her club team, MassVelocity, placed third overall.

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A Window on the Past


By Craig Skelton
South Portland Historical Society

Chick Wilder never slept, so says Russ Lunt.



Piper Shores

Holbrook Health Center Receives Top Performer Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)

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Things to Do

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Worship to feature special musical

A performance of Benjamin Britten’s Canticle III will be the focus of worship at Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church’s Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on April 18. The public is invited.

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About letters

The Sentry encourages readers to submit letters to the editor. The editor reserves the right to edit letters for style, request revisions or reject letters. Email is the preferred method for transmitting letters to Deadline is Mondays at 5 p.m. For questions, call Molly Lovell-Keely at 282-4337, ext. 223.

The following four letters are written by Southern Maine Community College students

The following four letters are written by Southern Maine Community College students who are in Rosemarie De Angelis’s advanced writing class for non-native English speakers. They are learning the value of freedom of the press and are practicing their writing skills as well. Feedback is welcome. Email

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Clean up beach

Inn by the Sea’s annual Earth Day celebration and beach cleanup will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29. The public is welcome to join 45 local students who will be hand to help clean Crescent Beach with inn staff.

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