Saturday, April 25, the annual Urban Runoff 5K and Green Neighbor Family Fest will take place at Deering High School across from the Burbank Branch. Both lanes of Stevens Ave between Pleasant and Higgins will be closed to traffic from 7am-3pm. Side streets, including Orkney, will be open to local traffic. Please use care entering or leaving the Burbank parking lot.
There’s good reading to be found- and agreeable weather makes it easier to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some images from the large Portland Press Herald photographic negative collection we’re processing here in the Portland Room, plus a local field guide. Come on in and consult the sources for your adventures!
Taken in July 1951, here is a group of Brownies at Camp Blue Skies- a Girl Scouts Council of Greater Portland day camp. The group is working on handcrafts.
Here, the children are displaying their creative chart of leaves, as they prepare to present this at Camp Blue Skies- in Stroudwater. This photo appeared in the Portland Evening Express on July 26, 1951.