Community Spirit

Final Chance to Enter Wedding Contest This Weekend in Auburn

Real Maine Weddings to award one couple with a wedding package worth more than $100,000
AUBURN – Earlier in the year, Real Maine Weddings magazine announced a contest to give away a wedding package in Freeport, Maine that is worth more than $100,000. This weekend, couples have their final chance to enter the contest in person.
To enter, couples need to visit www.realmaineweddings.com to submit a 2-minute or less video before March 14, saying why they deserve a free dream wedding in Freeport, USA. The entries will be posted online and people can vote for their favorites.

Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

The statewide high school rock band competition called The Off-Ramp is rounding the fourth curve and heading into the homestretch-but not before the nine competing bands learn a lesson in giving back to the community. The Off-Ramp is the brainchild of Reindeer Records, the creators of the popular Rock-Off competition that helped out thousands of young musicians since it began in 1984. The new competition is designed to provide a more intense learning experience for the young competitors and leave a long-lasting impact on their peers. Since being selected in November, the bands have had to face various music-industry tasks-songwriting, video documenting their recording studio experience, and marketing. Their fourth task is Live Event Production, for which Reindeer created three teams of three bands with the goal of producing an all-ages show to benefit designated youth groups.

Hogan Family Clynk relief fund

Hogan Family Clynk relief fund

Today at 5:00pm - July 8 at 8:00pm
 
Location Lisbon, Maine

More Info This is an ongoing event to help raise money for the Hogan Family who lost 2 children in a recent fire in Lisbon, ME. All you need is a Clynk account, and you can help!! It's amazing how quickly bottle deposits can add up!

You can either login to http://www.clynk.com/ and donate some of your Clynk funds to the 'Hogan Family Fund' OR I can give you Clynk bags with labels. You would still need to drop your bags at Clynk.

Go to clynk.com. Log in or create a user id/password, then click on the Hannaford Community Cash link. Search "Hogan Family Fund". This will direct you to be able to donate funds. I will keep you all updated as to the amount of money we raise. Thank you for helping!

“Moxie....it’s Maine in a bottle!.”

“Moxie....it’s Maine in a bottle!.”

March 7, 2011.  The Moxie Festival Committee is pleased to announce that Jeff Moxcey of Waterville has won the 2011 theme contest with his entry, “Moxie....it’s Maine in a bottle!.”  The Committee received entries from Maine, California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. 

Jeff, a product evaluator and song writer, said, “I thought the theme idea up by thinking how Moxie, is a lot like Maine....unique, fresh, crisp, lots of good taste, unlike anything else.   To me Moxie is one of the best beverages.

LACO Assisted by Lisbon Community School Students

LACO Assisted by Lisbon Community School Students

Students at Lisbon Community School (LCS) continue the gift of giving to others well after the holidays and throughout the school year.  Prior to leaving for school vacation on Friday, February 18, students assisted with gathering and counting a total of 1,087 cans of non-perishable food items donated by students, staff and families to the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO) located at the MTM building on School Street in Lisbon Falls.  LACO is a non-profit organization sponsored by Churches of various denominations located in Lisbon, Durham and Bowdoin Communities with a food pantry and clothing bank.  “The Lisbon Community of Schools is a caring group of students, staff and families who give from the heart to help others,” shares Carol Day, director of LACO.  “We are fortunate to have a number of student volunteers who assist at the Center on a regular basis volunteering their time to make a difference in our community.”  LACO’s hours of operation are We

Read Across America

Read Across America

Durham Community School is having a read in tonight from 6-7 PM at the school on Rt 9 in Durham, ME.  There will be a book sale by the PTA.

Stories read by guest readers, Cat in the Hat has been visiting all day and will be greeting attendees tonight.  A good public interest story waiting to be told.  Attached pictures of Cat in the Hat driving the bus to school this morning and Principal Mr. Pidden welcoming him as well as a few pictures of Cat visiting classes and reading stories.

Indoor T-Ball Skills & Drills Clinics

LEWISTON:  Commencing on March 5, 2011, the Lewiston Recreation Department will be providing Indoor T-Ball Skills & Drills Clinics for children ages 4 to 6. Attendees will learn the basic knowledge of the game, as well as participate in drills to learn catching, fielding, throwing, and running bases.  The concept of teamwork is also encouraged throughout the program.
 
The six-week program will run through April 9th, with three sessions held each Saturday at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch Street, Lewiston.  Session One for 4 year olds will be from 2:00 - 2:45 p.m., and Session Two for 5 year olds will be from 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Session Three for 6 year olds will be from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.