Community Spirit

Lisbon Commends Student in 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program

Lisbon Commends Student in 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program

Lisbon Commends Student in 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program

Lisbon High School Principal, Kenneth J. Healey, announced a scholastically talented senior has been named a Commended Student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of commendation from the school, and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSA), which conducts the program, was presented on Thursday, December 2 during a school-wide assembly to Nickalaus M.

Lisbon Students, Families and Staff Assist Maine Toys for Tots

Lisbon Students, Families and Staff Assist Maine Toys for Tots

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Fifth grade junior volunteers Noah Buiniskas, student of Amy St. Pierre, and Kelsey Russell, student of Jamey Martin, offered assistance during recess to sort donations to the Maine Toys for Tots Campaign with LCS Assistant Principal, Ryan Patrie.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.

 

Lisbon – The spirit of giving during the season is alive and well in Lisbon.  Students, staff and families of Lisbon Community School, Philip W. Sugg Middle School, and Lisbon High School partnered with the United State Marine Corp.

The Lewiston Firefighters Association Community Benefit Fund donated a total of $3000 to Hope Haven

The Lewiston Firefighters Association Community Benefit Fund donated a total of $3000 to Hope Haven

The Lewiston Firefighters Association Community Benefit Fund donated a total of $3000 to Hope Haven Gospel Mission and The Salvation Army to aid them in their Christmas giving programs.  With the two charities combined over 650 families have received help for Christmas this year.  Programs such as these would not be possible without the generous donations from individuals and groups such as the Firefighters Association.  A special thanks goes to Chief LeClair and the Lewiston Fire Department for their assistance in this fundraising effort.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Grants Awarded

Recently the Maine Commission for Community Service challenged communities across Maine to develop volunteer service projects that unite community sectors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our challenge was met with an overwhelming response of 26 grant applications. We are happy to announce, the Maine Commission for Community Service, awarded 16 organizations $500 grants to implement Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects.
We encourage local citizens to contact a project in their community and take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This special day of service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. These service projects will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.

Lisbon High School Secretaries Have Holiday Spirit!

Lisbon High School Secretaries Have Holiday Spirit!

Lisbon - Secretaries at Lisbon High School want everyone to know Greyhound Spirit, and Rudolph Spirit, are alive and well in Lisbon.  May your holidays be happy and healthy from all of us in Lisbon!  Pictured left to right:  Lorraine Bard, Margaret Frankenberger and Barbara Grinder.  Photo courtesy of Roxie Dobson. 

Flower planting in December? Yes, it happened today in Lewiston!

Flower planting in December?  Yes, it happened today in Lewiston!

Lewiston Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) Vice-Chair Kenzi Masselli and Lewiston Public Works employees Leo Lemay, Scott Bates, and TJ Duperry beat inclement winter weather today by planting a five-sided raised flower bed in front of the Lewiston Memorial Armory, 65 Central Avenue.
 
The planting had been a city beautification goal of the LYAC since June, and plans came together this afternoon.
 
Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert, Sr., who viewed the flower bed shortly after it was completed noted, "It's really nice to see that young people like Kenzi take pride in how their community is represented.  It's also great to see Public Works employees supporting Lewiston's youth."
 
For more information on the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council, interested parties may visit www.ci.lewiston.me.us/lyac.

Give the 2011 Moxie Festival a theme

The Moxie Festival Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the 2011 Moxie Festival theme contest.  The Moxie Festival is held in Lisbon Falls the second weekend in July. 

Entries can be emailed to debwagner@gwi.net or mailed to Debra Wagner, Moxie Festival Committee, 23 Center Street, Lisbon Falls, ME  02452 until January 31, 2011.  The Moxie Festival will take place July 8-10, 2011.

Win a deluxe Moxie-filled basket as well as an invitation to join the VIPs at the 2011 Moxie Parade review stand on Saturday, July 9, 2011.  According to Lisbon Public Safety Officials, an estimated 40,000 people attend the three-day Moxie Festival.  The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,300 residents.

Since 1983, The Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine has been held on the second weekend in July.  The Festival now includes a three day Pow Wow; Friday night fireworks; a Saturday parade, F