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MAINEiacs Salvage Week With Win in Gatineau

Last week, the Lewiston MAINEiacs played three games against the Telus West Division, and came away with one win. The week didn't get off to a good start, as Lewiston dropped a 6-0 decision to the Shawinigan Cataractes on Wednesday night. Former MAINEiac Jean-Francois Plante tallied twice for the Cataractes. Then, on Friday, the MAINEiacs were on the short end of a 4-3 score in Gatineau, that saw the Olympiques win on a power play goal in the third period. Finally, the good guys got a victory on Saturday, edging out Gatineau, 2-1.

Lisbon Students Assisted by United Methodist Women Evening Circle

On Friday morning, October 15, Lisbon Community School's assistant principal, Ryan Patrie, experienced a great way to end a school week.  Thanks to the combined efforts of community partners and volunteers, students at Lisbon Community School received a generous donation of school supplies.  Members of the Lisbon United Methodist Women Evening Circle presented Patrie with numerous pairs of scissors, notebooks, pencils, markers, colored pencils, crayons, notebook paper, glue, erasers, rulers, glue sticks, pens, pencil boxes, highlighters, backpacks, pencil sharpeners and more.   Earlier in the school year, members of the LCS PTO and PWS PAG also provided backpacks and school supplies to the elementary and middle school for distribution of supplies to any student needing supplies.  "Lisbon is a very giving and caring community," shares Patrie.  "Thanks to the call to action by our parent groups and the other concerned members of the community, no child in

Lisbon Community School Receives Wal-Mart Distribution Grant

Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Lewiston recently donated $250 to Lisbon Community School as part of Wal-Mart's VAP (Volunteerism Always Pays) Program.  Phil Williams, an associate with Wal-Mart spent over 25 hours volunteering his time assisting Estes with Lisbon's D.A.R.E.

Somali show

Gleason Media has begun broadcasting a Somali radio show LIVE every Sunday from 11am to 12pm on WEZR 1240-AM.  "The Somali Show" is the first of its kind to reach out to the Somali, Kenyan and Djibouti population living and working in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

The host of  "The Somali Show" is Fatouma Ahmed.   She moved to Lewiston two years ago from Djibouti Africa, with her 3 year old daughter, Soumaya.  In Djibouti, she worked for "Radio Djibouti" as a newscaster and is very well known in the L/A community.  Fatouma is fluent in English, Somali, Arabic and French.  "The Somali Show" will be in the Somali language.

Maine chefs to gather tomorrow at Grace!

Native Maine Produce & Specialty Foods, the states largest independent distributor of fresh fruits, vegetables and specialty foods is hosting Fancy Flavah, the states first ever micro specialty food show open to hospitality professionals only. The show is being held at the beautifully restored Gothic Revival styled Restaurant Grace, 15 Chestnut Street, Portland, Maine, from 1pm - 4pm.

"This is an opportunity for the professional Maine chef who features boutique proteins, artisanal cheeses and extraordinary specialty foods on their menus to meet local food producers and European specialty food purveyors in one place.

At this event, Maine farmers who raise pasture fed and sustainable proteins will be along side merchants who work with small, family-owned European artisans that produce cheese, olives, oils, vinegars & musts, thus bringing to Maine the finest flavors of the world.

Gritty McDuff's "Red Claws Ale" to be Expanded to 6- and 12-Packs

Ed Stebbins, master brewer with Portland, Maine-based Gritty McDuff's, today announced that beginning mid-November, its best-selling Red Claws Ale is expanding to six and 12 packs in grocery stores, convenience and beer stores throughout Maine.  It also will continue to be available in 22 oz. bottles and on tap.

Popcorn and activism: a recipe for a great night!

This Friday, the Maine Women’s Policy Center is pleased to co-host, with the Environmental Health Strategy Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and The Naked Truth Project, a screening of the film Living Downstream.
This poetic, 85-minute film follows Sandra Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.