Library Reopening

Now that the construction is completed on the first level, the BPCC library will reopen on Thursday May 2, from 10 am to 12 pm.  The Thursday schedule will continue until the last part of June.  In addition to finding your next good read, there will be a new display of historical photography of the BP area gracing our walls until the end of May.

Hope to see you soon!

Long Range 2019 Functions’ Plans include:

  • April 27th –  Earth Day Area Clean-up
  • May 18th – International Migratory Bird Walk with Ann Hastings
  • May 27th –  Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast
  • June 23rd  ? –  Area Coastal Mixer
  • July 4th – Parade & BPVFD Cook-Out
  • July 13th  –  Seaside Fair
  • August 2,3,4, – Artists By The Sea
  • August 11th  –  Tom Snow Jazz Concert
  • September 28th ? – Baked Bean & BBQ Rib Dinner
  • October 18th – Annual Meeting / Pot Luck Supper
  • December 4th – Annual Christmas Tea & Union Church Cookie Walk
  • December 22nd –  Annual Christmas Party

**Calling All College Students**

Joan Beaudry Memorial Education Award

Joan was a longtime Biddeford Pool resident and passionate educator. This award was created in her memory to provide assistance for any college student who has ties to Biddeford Pool Community Center. Applicants’ immediate family shall be members of BPCC (grandchildren of active members are also eligible). Candidates interested in applying MUST have applications completed and submitted no later than JUNE 1st, or forfeit eligibility for the year.  The application can now be submitted online and includes a 500 word essay describing personal goals and objectives and addressing what the student perceives his/her role in the community to be. All award recipients will be asked to give back to the Biddeford Pool community by completing some community service (minimum 2 hours). A sample list of volunteer opportunities will be available on the website by April 1st. The amount of the reward is based on available funds and will be no more than $1,000 per year. Complete eligibility guidelines, application process and online application can be found on the BPCC website under the “About” tab.  Any questions can be directed to co-chairs Tracy Callahan gtfamily@comcast.net and Greg Tarbox gftbox@gmail.com

Garden Problem Solving, & Vegetarian Dinner

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

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Exhibit Space Library/Gallery

The Library/Gallery exhibit space will need some new Art Works come Spring. It can be a group show or solo exhibit up for about 6 weeks or more. If you are interested, please contact Diane Noble at dbmn27@maine.rr.com

St Patty’s Dinner (76 served plus 7 to go)

March 16, 2019

Some of many historical photos of Biddeford Pool soon to be added to bpoolphotos.com

BPCC Bathroom Remodel Feb 12 – April 12th

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

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

Sunrise in Maine

Ocean Ave Biddeford Pool, August 1954

Fourtunes Rocks Beach, December 2016

Cadillac Mountain, December 2014