BPCC Bathroom Remodel – 2/12/19

Long Range 2019 Functions’ Plans include:

  • March 16th –  St Patrick’s Day Dinner
  • Winter Bowling –  TBD
  • April 16th – Garden Problem Solving with Valerie & Andy Cole
  • April 27 ? –  Earth Day Area Clean-Up
  • May 11th – International Migratory Bird Walk with Ann Hastings
  • June 23 ? –  Coastal Mixer
  • July 13th or 20th TBD – Seaside Fair
  • July 4th – Parade & BPVFD Cook-Out
  • August 2,3,4th – Artists By The Sea
  • August TBD –  Tom Snow Jazz Concert
  • September TBD – Baked Beans and BBQ Rib Dinner
  • October 18th  –  Annual Meeting Pot Luck Supper
  • November 16th – International Dinner & Rick Steves’ travel dvd

Pool News (Past)

Coach Beaudry

The above plaque of Coach Jim Beaudry was mounted in 2018 on the wall in a section of the UNE Harold Alfond Forum where Mr. Beaudry sits to watch basketball games. Some people think seats in this section are reserved although nobody does anything to “dissuade them of that notion”.  Jim Beaudry HA ’01, Director of Athletics at St. Francis College for 21 years, was inducted in the University of New England’s first-ever class.  Beaudry coached baseball, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, cross country, and men’s golf at St. Francis before it became the University of New England. Mr. Beaudry and his family are longtime residents of Biddeford Pool.

Annual Christmas Caroling Party

Sunday,  December 16th

Caroling 4:00 PM, Merriment 5:00 PM and then Dessert

Drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres were served and Michelle Currie played the piano. A Christmas movie and some toys were available upstairs for the younger guests

Exhibit Space in the Library/Gallery

Artists interested in exhibiting their work in this space, it is open from August 28 through the Fall/Winter. Please submit a few jpgs of your ART work to Diane Noble and the Art committee will look at it and discuss dates and hanging of the works.  For the Contract info, go to the BPCC website
For more information.     Send info to: dbmn27@maine.rr.com and indicate in the Subject line BPCC Art Space.

Wood Island Lighthouse

Newly formed Organization Pursuing Maine Specialty License Plate To Raise Funds For Lighthouse Preservation

FOWIL Volunteer, Sean Murphy, has formed the Maine Lighthouse Trust, a charitable organization, to benefit all Maine lighthouses with the proceeds generated by the sale of a new specialty Lighthouse License Plate.
Maine motorists throughout the State are urged to pre-order the new plate to meet the 2000 threshold required for state authorization of specialty plates. Once authorized, $10 of the normal
$25 fee motorists pay for specialty plates will go into the Trust to be distributed to Maine lighthouses and lighthouse organizations for preservation and restoration of Maine’s iconic lighthouses, and for public education.
When the threshold is met, the Trust will submit the pre-paid application funds to the Maine Secretary of State to submit proposed legislation to the Maine Legislature seeking authorization of the specialty plate. The legislature will also have final approval of the design of the license plate itself. The Secretary of State has already given its approval of a design proposed by the Trust. That design features our own Wood Island Lighthouse Tower!
The goal is eventually to sell many thousands of plates and generate a significant annual revenue stream to the Trust for distribution, which will be via a grant application process. Once the plate is approved and in production, possibly taking a year, each of the 2,000 pre-sale registrants will receive a BMV voucher that can be taken to a local municipal office or BMV branch and redeemed for a set of lighthouse plates. The Maine Lighthouse Trust will then receive $10 from every plate purchase and renewal.
A special feature of the Trust’s campaign will allow motorists making one of these 2000 pre-order purchases to designate a particular lighthouse to be the direct recipient of the $10 the Trust receives for the initial purchase and every renewal of those particular plates. So, here is how you can help Wood Island Lighthouse:
Pre-order a $25 plate for each of your Maine-registered vehicle(s) AND,
Be sure to name Wood Island Lighthouse as the beneficiary of the funds from your plate pre-order purchase!
For information on how to pre-order and more information about this initiative, visit the Mainelighthousetrust

Isabel Oleson and the Palace Diner

See the attached Journal Tribune article about the Palace Diner and long time Biddeford Pool resident Isabel Oleson

Annual Holiday Tea & Union Church Bake Sale

Wednesday, November 14th  2PM – 4PM upstairs at the Center

BPCC Annual Meeting Report

October 19, 2018

printable version

UNE and BPCC Return to College Evening

September 22, 2018

Included a 6 PM dinner at the new Danielle Ripich Commons on the University Campus.  At 7 PM Dr. James Herbert the newly (2017) inaugurated President presented an overview of the University, and some of its newer departments and initiatives. A question and answer period followed. A fun and informative evening was had by all.

Sunrise in Maine

Ocean Ave Biddeford Pool, August 1954

Fourtunes Rocks Beach, December 2016

Cadillac Mountain, December 2014