Community Spirit

Lewiston Seeking Spruce Tree for Holiday Celebration

With planning for the 6th Annual Twin Cities Holiday Celebration underway, the City of Lewiston is seeking the donation of a tree with

which to decorate Dufresne Plaza--the site of festivities following the 2012 Parade of Lights, which will kick-off in Auburn on November 26th (rain date November 28th). City Arborist Steve Murch is seeking a Spruce tree that is 35'-45' tall with a "good full shape and single stem." The tree needs to be easily accessible, i.e., not growing into power lines and not in a backyard, and it also needs to be located within the City of Lewiston.

If interested in donating such a tree, residents may contact City Arborist Steve Murch at 513-3003, X3443; TTY/TDD: 513-3007 or via

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back


Breast cancer survivor and Cumberland Foreside resident, Laurie Hyndman, pays it forward.

“We are grateful for Laurie’s energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Center,” says Michele Johns, Executive Director of the Cancer Community Center (CCC) of Laurie’s recent appointment to the Center’s Board of Directors and ongoing support of the CCC.

“I walked out of my doctor’s office having just had the diagnosis confirmed. I had breast cancer,” says Hyndman. “I drove straight to the Cancer Community Center to sit down with my pal, Michele Johns. I hadn’t been there before, but I knew what the center did. Needless to say, I never ever thought I’d need the CCC’s services. Michele armed me with literature about breast cancer, shared the many program offerings that might help me on my journey and, most importantly, offered her love and support. What a difference that can make.

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer.

I’m doing things a bit differently for Philanthropy Friday today. I’m putting you up to a challenge.