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UNITED WAY OF YORK COUNTY STRENGTHENS COMMUNITY EFFORT BEHIND ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

UNITED WAY OF YORK COUNTY STRENGTHENS COMMUNITY EFFORT BEHIND ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Joins Statewide “Tools for School” Campaign to Provide 500 Students in Southern Maine with Backpacks Stocked with Notebooks, Calculators, Rulers and More!    

July 13, 2011 - KENNEBUNK, ME.  As children and adults throughout Maine enjoy a well deserved summer vacation, the United Way of York County and several community partners are thinking ahead to make sure that children enter the new school year ready to learn, equipped with the tools they need to succeed, by joining a statewide effort to provide donated items such as backpacks, calculators, pens, pencils, rulers and composition notebooks to children unable to afford them. 

“One of our primary goals at United Way is to create and support efforts that help children and youth meet academic milestones and graduate on time,” says Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of United Way of York County.

Waterford World's Fair

Waterford World's Fair

A little Agricultural Fair with a big heart
July 15th - 17th 2011

http://www.waterfordworldsfair.org/

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2011

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

 

There’s Trouble in River City… Yes, the critically acclaimed Broadway classic, The Music Man marches onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage July 20 through August 20. Starring Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari as Harold Hill, Meredith Willson’s all-American favorite follows the fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a town band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef!

How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

Summer yard work and gardening are great ways to spruce up your home, grow your own food, and spend time outdoors. The trouble is, while gardening or working in the yard, we usually work in bent over, unusual positions for prolonged periods of time and can wind up with back, neck, and shoulder pain when we are done. Dr. MacArthur and Dr. McNally of Portland Chiropractic Neurology offer these tips to help keep your body safe before planting and pulling weeds:

  • Stretch your muscles.

Bethel Community Blood Drive

Bethel Community Blood Drive

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Wednesday - July 20th at Telstar High School 2-7pm
NOTE: Blood supplies have dropped to critically low levels

The Parrot Head Club of the Northern Tropics brings the tropics to Bethel! Come enjoy tropical music among tiki umbrellas and palm trees! Tropical snacks and drinks!
All presenting donors have the chance to win 2 Boston Red Sox Tickets and be honored on the field as Blood Donors of the Game! (FMI visit redcrossblood.org).

All presenting donors will receive a Bruins T-Shirt (image attached)!

Walk in's welcome - Appointments recommended!

Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or schedule an appointment online by clicking here.

 

PDF file: Blood_drive_2011

Annual Mollyockett Days Parade

Annual Mollyockett Days Parade

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Everyone loves a parade! Parade starts at 10:00 AM. Pick out your viewing spot along Main Street, and enjoy the fun!
10:00 am. Parade - Theme "Our River Runs Through It"

Those wanting to participate in the parade, click here to download application, and more information about the parade.

The parade will be featuring Miss Mollyockett, business and community floats, animals, cars, and stilt walker-Rick Adam- in Mollyockett costume designed for this occasion.

 

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Maine Red Cross Blood Supply Drops to Critically Low Levels

Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments

The American Red Cross Northern New England has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.   While demand for blood products remains steady, donations to the Red Cross this summer are the lowest the Red Cross has seen in over a decade.  All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.  There are many contributing factors that make collecting blood difficult in the summer months.  Many donors are busy or traveling and school is out of session.  

“We urge eligible blood donors and first time donors to help reverse this trend and give blood to help us recover from the shortage, stated Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross – Northeast Division.