Poster sales to benefit Friendship school

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jun 01, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Nat Clapp and Regional School Unit 40 Board Member Errol Silvestri hold up posters being sold as a fundraiser for Friendship Village School.

Friendship — Through the generosity of a summer resident, Friendship Village School hopes to raise between $2,000 to $10,000 to put toward programs outside the normal school budget, such as field trips and speakers.

Nat Clapp and his wife Nester of Ipswich, Mass. have been coming back to Friendship Village for the past 15 summers. Last year he began taking photographs of some of the fishing vessels in the harbor, and they came up with the idea to make it a fundraiser for the school.

"My wife and I love spending the summers here," said Clapp. "We wanted to know how we could help the area. I'm just a guy with a camera."

Clapp took some of his photographs to a designer, who chose the most colorful in nature and boat names, and included 12 on the poster, Fishing Vessels of Friendship.

Some of the vessel names include Indecision, Happy Crab, Never Anuff, Ricky Business, Bout Time, and Makes No Cents.

He has had 100 printed up already and hopes to have to print more, depending on sales. The posters are on sale for $20 apiece. For more information, contact Friendship Village School at 832-5057.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at

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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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