Arts & Culture

KIDS' CLUB Holiday Canned Food Drive

Willard School’s KIDS’ CLUB Afterschool Program held a Holiday Canned Food DriveWith a twist.
We collected canned food for the York County Food Rescue from November 23rd - December 14th.
On Saturday, December 18th KIDS’ CLUB will create a sculpture with the cans in Memorial Gym Cafeteria and then donate their creation to York County Food Rescue. Creation begins at 9:00 am.
Hope you can join us!!
For information:
Contact Karen Roux at, 608-8242
funding support provided by Cumberland Farms

MASAD #60 Craft Fair

MSAD 60 will have a District Craft Fair on November 20th from 9-3 at Noble High School, Route 9 N. Berwick, ME. Come and see all the homemade crafts. There will be decorative paintings, handbags, photos, jewelry, candles, quilts, children items, lots of holiday decorations, candies, doll clothes, baked goods and more. Snack items and other goodies will be available all day. Chili, chowder, hot dogs and more will be available after 10:30am. There will be plenty of room to park!

Mother-Son to be featured Artists in Norway for month of November

November is family exhibit month in Norway sponsored by the Western Maine Art Group. The featured artists at the Norway Savings Bank Operations Center at 356 Main street for the month are the mother and son artistic team of painter Barbara Traficonte and Photographer Steve Traficonte.

Barbara graduated with a bachelor of fine art from Douglass College, Rutgers University in 1963.  Her major field was studio art and her minor fields were teaching and American literature.  After moving to Maine she continued to take painting classes at the Maine College of Art in Portland.  She now paints and teaches others to paint.  Barbara lives in Waterford, Maine with her husband. Their nest is now empty but their lives are filled with the joy of painting and owning the 100 Aker Wood Frame Shop and Art Supply Store on Main Street in Norway.  Barbara shows her work throughout the state and has won numerous awards.

Local Craftperson Helps Local Residents

How to deliver one-of-a-kind greetings to friends and family
Although many people are still enjoying the changing Autumn colors and trying to decide what their kids’ Halloween costumes will be, local retailers are already preparing for the winter holiday season. 
While most of us squawk that it’s just too early to think about those winter holidays, we eventually find ourselves saying, “I can’t believe I haven’t send one holiday card yet.”  Sometimes, it’s just another consequence of a busy life, but more often it’s the result of frustration from looking through box after box of impersonal holiday greetings.
No one wants to compromise on design or sentiment when sending cards to friends and family at the most heart-warming time of year.  Yet, this is what happens when shoppers rely upon cookie-cutter boxed cards emblazoned with impersonal messages.

April's Heart Premieres October 23rd in Sanford!

The Sanford High School Film Club and other students shared their stories, gifts, passion and creativity to help make their own professional, high quality, dramatic movie. Over 125 Sanford High Schools Students are directly involved in this project! The film will premiere on October 23rd from 7 – 9  PM at the Curtis Lake Christian Church in Sanford. Please arrive at 6:30 as the doors open to hear music created and performed by Sanford youth. This is a "red carpet" event!

The movie April's Heart tears the mask off youth so we can see inside. It’s a story set in a time when life can be hard; a story that gives us an intimate look at the challenges, hopes and dreams of teenagers. The movie invites us to listen … and to care.

The Sanford (Maine) High School Film Club, with the support of Project AWARE and Gum Spirits Productions, led the year-long production effort. The goals included empowered young people, safer schools and healthier teens.