Upcoming Events BPCC 

(check out the newsletter and calendar for daily activities)

B.P.C.C. Annual Meeting Pot Luck Supper

Friday, October 19th, at the Fire Barn
Social (byob) 5:30pm, Dinner 6:00pm, Meeting 7:00pm
Please R.S.V.P. by 17th at latest, to Eve at 282-0417 or eve@maine.rr.com
Roast Turkey provided
Need to know if you are bringing a hors d’oeuvre, vegetable, salad, or dessert.
This is a fun and delicious Fall community gathering with Community Center committee reports and election of officers. See Newsletter for proposed leadership and other details.  Hope to see you there! 

1st Floor Library/Gallery Schedule:

(Gallery open during Library hours)

 

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.

 

How Did You End Up Summering in this Area of Maine?

Have you been coming here for years? Did your grandparents and great-grandparents summer here? Do you know the history of your home?  And, do you have memories and stories to share before all is lost? Several folks including Christy Bergland, Janice Hamilton, and Lisa Barstow are collaborating to hear your “Summer Stories”.  When did your family first come here?  Was it by accident or because of a friend?  Whatever your story, it deserves to be told.
In the short term, stories will be posted on a blog, but in the long term they may become a book. Interested in participating and sharing your story, contact Janice Hamilton  (janhamilton66@gmail.com ). A list of topics and other hints to get you going will be sent to you.  This can become a really fun project.

 

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:

https://www.mainelighthousetrust.org/

Pool News (Past)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND & The Biddeford Pool Community Center presented RETURN TO COLLEGE EVENING AT UNE on September 22, 2018 that 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.

Special Exhibit of Paintings by Frank Handlen

(Former Biddeford Pool resident, soon to be 102 years old)

Community Center Downstairs Gallery Reception Wednesday, August 8th from 5-7 PM
Frank Handlen and Marshall Goodwin reminisce at Franks reception at Center

Seaside Fair

Saturday July 21st

Hugh success….a GREAT big THANK YOU to all that attended and all that made it possible.

July 4th 2018 Parade

From the first parade of two people in 1988 to the most recent parade with hundreds of attendees, the annual parade has grown into a very unique experience for people with ties to Biddeford Pool.

 

Nor’easter

March 3rd, 2018 (12 pm high tide)

 

January 4th, 2018 Snow Storm

YouTube video by Susan Goldthwait

 

Sunrise in Maine

Ocean Ave Biddeford Pool, August 1954

 

Fourtunes Rocks Beach, December 2016

 

Cadillac Mountain, December 2014