Community Spirit

Maine Handicapped Skiing Benefits From Youth Fundraising Efforts

Sam Rotner has been skiing at Sunday River for most of his young life.  These days, most of his skiing is with the Gould Academy Competition program.  GACP had training on Sunday, but Sam had other places to be.  The 13 year-old from Swampscot, Mass.

March Maine Tweetup

March Maine Tweetup

On Twitter? Live or work in Maine? Then you'll want to attend the next Maine Tweetup at Bayside Bowl on Wednesday, March 23rd at 6pm.

Come mingle with local Twitter people, raise a glass, and maybe even bowl a frame while you catch up with all your favorite tweeps. Consider sticking around after for Kill the Karaoke.

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Time: 6pm until whenever
Place: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, ME (map & directions)

Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook page!

SeniorsPlus Offers Medicare Bingo on its Mobile Office

The SeniorsPlus Mobile Office will be at:

 Norway Town Office March 23, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 Rumford Community Home March 31, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For Bingo with a twist!  Have fun playing and go away with new information on SeniorsPlus services and how to spot and report Medicare Fraud.  Reservations are required
due to limited space; call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241 to reserve your seat. 


In the event of snow or ice, the Mobile Office will cancel its trip.  Clients are asked to call SeniorsPlus in advance to check for cancellation if the weather is questionable.

All events are FREE and open to the public.  For further information call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

2011 14th Annual $1 Million Giveaway To Fight Hunger

For the 14th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger fighting agencies nationwide using it to help them raise funds this March and April. 

The Progress Center is joining this nationwide fundraiser to help fight hunger. Donations and pledges can be made to The Progress Center for the Feinstein Challenge from March 1st to April 30th.  The more donations and pledges received - the more of the Feinstein challenge money The Progress Center will receive!  The million dollars will be divided proportionately with a minimum of $250 and a maximum of $35,000 awarded to participating agencies.

Feinstein’s past annual spring $1 million challenges to fight hunger have raised over $1 Billion for over 2000 agencies and houses of worship nationwide helping the needy.

Your donation to The Progress Center for this campaign makes you a partner in the most successful ongoing effort ever to fight hunger.

42nd Annual Awards Dinner Coming in May

42nd Annual Awards Dinner Coming in May

The Bethel Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards will be taking place on Friday, May 6.  This year they will be held at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River Resort.  Dinner includes a full buffet featuring roast tenderloin in wild mushroom ragu, chicken dijon, and vegetable ravioli in brodo.  The event begins at 6:00pm with a social and silent auction, dinner at 7:00pm and the presentations and awards at 8:00pm.  Dr. David Murphy will be the evening's emcee.  RSVP is a must.  The fee for the event is $39. per person or a table of 8 with business sign for $325.  Please call 824-2282 for tickets or more information.  Hope to see you there!

Local Athletes Bring Home Medals

Local Athletes Bring Home Medals

OXFORD HILLS: Eight local athletes brought home medals at the recent Special Olympic Winter Games held at Sugarloaf.  Alyssa Anderson, Bruce Coffin, Don Dudley, Seth Lord, Sarah Paladino, Tracey Raymond, James Rollins, and Clifford Skillings, all Special Olympians from The Progress Center, participated in the event bringing home many medals as well as great memories of a wonderful time.  Congratulations to all of the participants for a job well done!

Snowshoe 50M Dash: Alyssa Anderson and Clifford Skillings – 4th
Snowshoe 100M Dash: Alyssa Anderson – 5th; Seth Lord – Bronze; Clifford Skillings - Gold
Snowshoe 50M Dash: Seth Lord – 5th
Snowshoe 25M Dash: Bruce Coffin – Silver
Alpine Giant Slalom: Don Dudley – Silver; Tracey Raymond – Bronze; James Rollins - Bronze
Alpine Super G: Don Dudley – Bronze; Tracey Raymond – 6th; James Rollins - Bronze
Alpine Slalom: Don Dudley – 6th; Tracy Raymond – Gold; James Rollins - Bronze
Nordic 100M Ski: Sarah P

Teens Who Care

Teens Who Care

We are very proud of our young people in the State of Maine and we need your help to find teens who are doing good work in our communities. Too often we hear about all of the “bad things” teens are doing. We want to make sure that people know there are teens in our state who are doing “good work” and making a difference.

We are looking for Teens who are volunteering in their communities. We will be recognizing individual teens and teens who are working together as groups.  One individual or group will be highlighted each month on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. Each teen recognized will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Groups will be given a $2,000 grant to be awarded to the non-profit they are helping.

Please help us find the teens and their inspirational stories to share around the state. Just go to our website and click Teens Who Care for an on-line form. No deadline.