first_img GSA chef serves up Chinese and other cuisines – March 31, 2016 Larry Wahl keeps maps, globes, ice cream scoops for posterity – April 28, 2016 Charles EichackerReporter at The Ellsworth AmericanCharles Eichacker covers the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Castine, Verona Island, Penobscot, Brooksville and Dedham. When not working on stories, he likes books, beer and the outdoors. [email protected] Latest Posts Latest posts by Charles Eichacker (see all)center_img Bio Christine Kilpeck hugged Judy Brenton at the finish line of the 2013 Chris K 5K road race in Penobscot. Kilpeck was Penobscot Community School’s secretary for over a decade. She died in 2014 after a battle with cancer. Another race will be held in her honor Oct. 3 to raise funds for the school.PHOTO COURTESY OF PENOBSCOT COMMUNITY SCHOOLPENOBSCOT — Two road races Oct. 3 will celebrate Christine Kilpeck, the woman who held down the office at Penobscot Community School for over a decade.Kilpeck died in the summer of 2014 after a long battle with cancer. For the third year in a row, both a 1-mile “fun run” for children and a 5-kilometer road race will raise funds for a series of projects the longtime secretary determined would benefit the school.The race and project list have been dubbed the “Chris K 5K” and “Chris’s Wish List.” Participants also are welcome to walk.“She was very loved and very well liked and really, we were all very upset when she told us it was terminal,” said Judy Brenton, a parent and organizer of the fundraiser, when interviewed about the race last year. “She was instrumental in just really having a positive attitude, just being an advocate really for parents and students.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn 2012, the Maine Principals Association named Kilpeck, a Massachusetts native, Maine School Secretary of the Year.To date, the Chris K races have raised $12,000. Those funds have allowed students to participate in camps and workshops around the state — opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be funded by the school budget. Other projects proposed by Kilpeck include replacing the bark mulch in the school playground with a safer rubber alternative and building separate bathrooms for several classrooms.Registration for this year’s races will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Penobscot Community School. Both races start at the town historical society and will be followed by an awards ceremony at the school gym and a chicken barbecue at the town fire department.The registration fee is $20 per person. Call 326-8771 or visit for more information. Energy savings reaped through integrated plan – March 26, 2016last_img read more