Join the Foster Grandparent Program


The Foster Grandparent Program is accepting applications from men and women 55 years of age and older interested in volunteering as a Foster Grandparent.

By joining the Foster Grandparent Program, volunteers can make a difference in a child’s life while having a great time and earning a little extra money.  Foster Grandparents volunteer in classrooms under the guidance of teachers in schools and child development centers throughout York and Cumberland County.   

In return for volunteering, Foster Grandparents meeting income guidelines receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits that do not affect Social Security, food stamps, LIHEAP, or subsidized housing eligibility. 

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program and/or to schedule a presentation on our program call 773 – 0202 or 1-800-698-4959.



Dempsey Center Offers Nutrition Workshop

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free nutrition workshop for anyone interested in attending. Nutrition for Cancer Prevention will take place Thursday, February 2 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at CMMC, 12 High Street, Lewiston, Conference Room I.

Genetics can play a role in developing cancer. Scientists estimate that a third of cancers could be prevented through diet, exercise and a healthy weight. CMMC oncology dietitian, Jill Young, will discuss how to reduce your risk of certain cancers.

Pre-registration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at (207) 795-8250; toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at



Real Estate Thursday - 2011 in Review

Real Estate Thursday - 2011 in Review

2011 was an interesting year in real estate.  I called it the year of transition.  Overall homes sales were up throughout the year from the year before.  It was encouraging to see signs that the real estate market was improving month over month especially in Maine.

The average sale price would remain unchanged or dip a bit over the 12 months but overall values were still competitive.

Lewiston Company Donates Food Items St. Mary's Food Pantry Through United Way Pantry Project

Employees of ACS; A Xerox Company, donated hundreds of pounds of food to help local people in need. 

As part of the Pantry Project of United Way of Androscoggin County, Xerox employees spent four weeks collecting more than 800 non-perishable food items such as canned meats, baby food, vegetables, rice and pasta -- totaling 786 pounds of food.  This is the second time that Xerox employees have participated in the Pantry Project to collect food for local people in need.  Mary McCarron of Xerox stated that due to the excitement and willingness to give, employees gathered more food than last year and had lots of fun along the way.  “We tried to have some fun with the food drive by making it a contest in our office.  Our employees were really excited to help.”

United Way of Androscoggin County launched its Pantry Project in 2010 with the goal of increasing food donations from local businesses and community organizations to all 17 food pantr

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Major birth defects are conditions that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body; are present at birth; and have a serious, adverse effect on heath, development, or functional ability.“ Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focuses on one of the most common types of birth defects, congenital heart defects. Each year, nearly 40,000 infants in the United States are born with heart defects, which are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. As medical care and treatment have improved, those with congenital hearth defects are living longer lives.

January 8-14 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Not all birth defects can be prevented.

Riverfront Island Workshop #2 is coming soon!

Riverfront Island Workshop #2 is coming soon!

Explore Alternatives for the Future of Riverfront Island

Wednesday, January 18

Bates Mill Atrium, 36 Chestnut Street

6pm: Public Workshop

Snow date: 1/25, same time and location

Consultants Goody Clancy have prepared three alternative scenarios, which have grown out of the November 16 public workshop, interviews with community members, discussions with the Advisory Committee, and consultant team analysis. These scenarios are a starting point for discussion about what the key ingredients of the master plan should be.