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74-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as Maine’s "Salute to Senior Service" Winner

74-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as Maine’s "Salute to Senior Service" Winner

A 74-year-old Waterville man has been honored as the Maine winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service Award. Gilman Pelletier is being recognized for his dedicated community service, including his work with Spectrum Generations Muskie Center, Maine Military and Community Network, Franco American Festival, City of Waterville, VFW, American Legion, We Support the Troops Advisory Board, Corpus Christi Parish and Knights of Columbus.

The Salute to Senior Service program was launched this year by the Home Instead Senior Care network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities.

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963.

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

May the Band Play on Forever

May the Band Play on Forever

Dick Johnson started playing the trombone in the seventh grade. He wanted to play the French horn. "When I was in the sixth grade," he says, "we had a music room at the elementary school and they had all the instruments of the orchestra in big pictures and I saw the French horn. The French horn has all these curls and I thought, 'Oh, man, that would be beautiful.' So I went home and told my dad I wanted to play the French horn. He said, 'No, you're not. You're going to play the trombone because we've got a trombone out at the farm."  Read more

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Do you know a teen, or a group of teens, who go above and beyond for those in their community?  So many teens are doing good deeds all over the state, and we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that they do.  Maybe it is a club at school that gets them involved, or perhaps they volunteer through an organization, if you know a deserving teen in your area please contact us as we are accepting nominations.  There is no deadline, we accept nominations year-round.  Each teen selected as one of our Teens Who Care will receive a $2000 scholarship to the college of their choice; where as the group/club of teens selected will receive $2000 to support a non-profit of their choice.

Spaghetti Dinner at Androscoggin Valley Hospital

 Benefit Dinner at AVH

WHO: General public is welcome to attend this special dinner

WHAT: Spaghetti Dinner at AVH

WHEN: 4:30PM - 6:30PM, Saturday, April 21, 2012

WHERE: AVH Cafeteria (in Androscoggin Valley Hospital), 59 Page Hill Rd., Berlin, NH

WHY: Raise funds for the AVH Auxiliary

HOW: Enjoy a complete spaghetti dinner. Take-out will be available.

MISC.: For more information about the Auxiliary events or becoming a member, please call Auxiliary President Linda Morris at (603) 326-5678.