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CROP Walk 2011 - Help End Hunger Locally & Globally

CROP Walk 2011 - Help End Hunger Locally & Globally

CROP Walk 2011 – 10:30AM on Sunday, May 1
First Congregational-Christian Church – UCC at 19 Gloucester Hill Road
New Gloucester, ME

Help End Hunger Locally & Globally

Mark your calendars, organize a team, put your walking shoes on, or
get out your checkbook!  WAIT!  Before I do all that, what is CROP
Walk?  CROP walk is an international effort coordinated by
interdenominational Church World Services to end hunger globally.  25%
of the funds we raise will go to our very own New Gloucester Food
Pantry.  The rest goes to Church World Services - a great group
helping folks impacted by natural and man-made disasters in the US and
abroad.

To organize a team, sponsor a walker, or get more information:
Our CROP walk online web page:  www.cropwalkonline.org/newgloucesterme
Church World Service Page:

CROP Walk 2011 - Help End Hunger Locally & Globally

CROP Walk 2011 - Help End Hunger Locally & Globally

CROP Walk 2011 – 10:30AM on Sunday, May 1
First Congregational-Christian Church – UCC at 19 Gloucester Hill Road
New Gloucester, ME

Help End Hunger Locally & Globally

Mark your calendars, organize a team, put your walking shoes on, or
get out your checkbook!  WAIT!  Before I do all that, what is CROP
Walk?  CROP walk is an international effort coordinated by
interdenominational Church World Services to end hunger globally.  25%
of the funds we raise will go to our very own New Gloucester Food
Pantry.  The rest goes to Church World Services - a great group
helping folks impacted by natural and man-made disasters in the US and
abroad.

To organize a team, sponsor a walker, or get more information:
Our CROP walk online web page:  www.cropwalkonline.org/newgloucesterme
Church World Service Page:

13th Annual Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race Registration Open

13th Annual CHIEF WORUMBO RIVER RACE REGISTRATION OPENS

Evergreen Subaru of Auburn to offer incentive for Subaru owners to paddle

(Lisbon, Maine) – For what has become a signature event at the Town of Lisbon’s annual Moxie Festival, the Androscoggin Land Trust (ALT) is announcing that registration is now open for the 13th Annual Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race.  The annual fun-for-the-whole-family river event, which is set for Sunday, July 10, is one of the largest single day paddling events on the Androscoggin River.

The Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race’s relaxed, family friendly atmosphere has made it among the most popular paddling events in the northeast, drawing hundreds of boats and participants from across New England. Paddlers in canoes or kayaks in 11 categories will kick off at the Durham Boat Access on Rt.

Wendy Tardif named Executive Director of the Dempsey Center

LEWISTON, ME (Friday, April 15, 2011) - The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Wendy Tardif as Executive Director. Tardif has maintained close ties with the Center over the years, serving as Event Manager of the Dempsey Challenge, the Center’s primary fundraising vehicle, and as the Center’s interim director since December, 2010.

"We're thrilled to have Wendy in this role," said President and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, Peter Chalke. "She has demonstrated great leadership ability with the Demspey Challenge and has been instrumental in initiating wellness programs throughout the community. The Dempsey Center will benefit greatly with her leadership."

Tardif earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine, Orono.

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

17th ANNUAL EVENT ASKS 'WHAT'S YOUR MPG'

Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

Dempsey Center offers support for children affected by cancer

LEWISTON – The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free support group for children affected by cancer and their parents or adult caregivers. CLIMB (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery) is a six-week program designed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation and will take place Mondays, beginning May 2, from 5 – 7 p.m. at CMMC, 12 High Street, conference room H. Each week, the children’s group will focus on a select topic or feeling.

May 2: All About Me
Each child will be encouraged to share things about themselves with a focus on making new connections and friends.

May 9: What’s Cancer?
Cancer education and a field trip to the hospital will help make treatment more understandable and less scary.

May 16: It’s Okay to Feel Sad
The kids will participate in an art activity to help them talk about difficult feelings.

2nd Annual Breast Cancer Festival coming to Lost Valley

2nd Annual Breast Cancer Festival coming to Lost Valley

The second annual Breast Fest is coming to Lost Valley Ski Area May 20-22 and it will be even bigger and better than last year.

Three days, twelve bands, a motorcycle run through the Western Mountains of Maine, and a Sunday Jazz brunch.

All proceeds go to Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, helping people in Maine diagnosed with breast cancer.

 For more information contact: Dave Provencher at electromechanical2020@yahoo.com