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Bates College Welcomes Public to Pride Week Events

A drag show featuring an acclaimed singer-songwriter, a discussion about LGBT activism including the head of a national civil rights campaign, and a film about homophobia in athletics are among public offerings during Pride Week at Bates College, taking place May 4-10.

The Bates student group OUTfront hosts the second annual festival. Events are open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact Jarron Brady, OUTfront coordinator, at jbrady@bates.edu.

"Through these events, OUTfront hopes to bring awareness to the Bates campus and increase the recognition of LGBT voices at the school," says Brady, a first-year student from St.

Lisbon High School Senior Wins 2012 Moxie Festival Logo Design Contest

Lisbon High School Senior Wins 2012 Moxie Festival Logo Design Contest

The Moxie Festival Committee is pleased to announce that Lisbon High School Senior Danielle Malesiewski has won the 2012 Moxie Festival Design Contest based on the 2011 theme, “We’re in Moxieland.” 

“Dani’s logo shows that Lisbon is the place in Maine to find a talent that can only be described as moxie,” said John Silvestri, Chairman of the Moxie Festival Committee.

Dani received a $100 check, a t-shirt, and a case of Moxie.  Dani’s logo design appears on the official 2012 Moxie Festival t-shirts which are available at the Lisbon Federal Credit Union, Lisbon Town Hall, and the Festival’s web site:   www.MoxieFestival.com

“We’re in Moxieland” will be the theme of The Moxie Festival parade which attracts over 100 participants.  The parade, which starts at 10 am, attracts over 100 participants and follo

Mid Coast Hospital launches Asthma Management Program

Mid Coast Hospital launches Asthma Management Program

 

Now there is a program that helps asthma sufferers tame their symptoms and gain control of their lives.

Mid Coast Hospital’s Asthma Management Program is headed by local expert Meredith Smithson, RN, an asthma nurse educator.

Dempsey Center Offers Positive Changes Workshop

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free workshop for anyone interested in making positive changes in their life. ‘Turning Over New Leaves’ will take place Tuesday, May 8 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at CMMC, 12 High Street in conference room I.

Spring is here and it’s time to shed old habits and replace them with new ones! Making positive changes doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming.

Wellness Educator Marcy Covey will teach practical ways to make small changes that can have a big impact on your physical and emotional health.

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

 

 

 

Feed Maine Food Drive - May 5th 2012

Feed Maine Food Drive - May 5th 2012

On May 5th join WCSH6 & WLBZ2 at Hannaford Supermarkets in Sanford on Main Street; Augusta on Cony Street; Auburn on Spring Street; in Scarborough in OakHill Plaza, and in Bangor by the Airport Mall , broadcasting live as we host food drives for Feed ME 2012.  All donations will go to Good Shepherd Food-Bank.

According to the USDA over 15% of Mainers, or in other words 200,000 people, are at risk of hunger.  Nearly 25% of the children here in Maine are food insecure – meaning they do not have access to nutritious food, thus preventing the opportunity to lead a healthier life.  Nearly 40% of the people served by Good Shepherd are children; and sadly the number of food insecure in Maine alone has increased by nearly 25% since 2005. 

Some of the most needed foods are:

  • Canned Items: meats, vegetables & beans, and fruit
  • Instant Potatoes & Rice

L.A.C.O. PAYS FORWARD THANKS TO LISBON INTERACT CLUB

L.A.C.O. PAYS FORWARD THANKS TO LISBON INTERACT CLUB

Lisbon – Members of the Lisbon High School Interact Club recently presented a $500 check to co-director, Carol Day, of The Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (L.A.C.O.)   The donation was made possible through the Club’s WCSH6 Teens Who Care $2,000 Award.  Students completed 21 local projects and contributed over 4,000 hours of community service.  L.A.C.O. is conveniently located at the MTM building, 16 School Street in Lisbon Falls.   The panty is open Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. until noon; and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.   Assistance is available to anyone in need who resides in the towns of Bowdoin, Durham and Lisbon.  The Food Pantry operates through the generous giving of local volunteers from seven area churches. 

L.A.C.O.

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