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Jim Mayer returns to Maine to spread Anti-Bullying message

Uncle Jim, better known to adults as Jim Mayer of Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, returns to Maine to help spread his anti-bullying message through song and fun activities.  He calls these rallies IM4U.  The rallies build awareness and educate children the following principles:

* Empowerment through RESPONSIBILITY
* Empowerment through OBSERVATION
* Empowerment through CHOICE
* Empowerment through KNOWLEDGE

He will take kids through the steps of dealing with bullies, which he calls the three R’s: recognize, refuse, and report. “Each of us is empowered today if we only behave like a baby trying to walk,” he explains. “When we fall, we get up.

Lisbon High School's drama club wins second place in 2011 Maine Regional Drama Festival

Lisbon High School's drama club wins second place in 2011 Maine Regional Drama Festival

Congratulations are in order for the Lisbon High School Drama Club.  They have won 2nd place in the 2011 Maine Regional Drama Festival held on Saturday, March 12. 

The event was held at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center and was sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association . “A lovely cohesive vision, well executed and acted. It was a visual feast populated by well-clad actors who made compelling acting choices,” according to one of the judges.  LHS Drama also won a special commendation from the judges for creating a “Magical Atmosphere” in their production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, stating that the play was “visually strong and vibrant with effective lighting choices that enhanced the atmosphere, mood and fantasy”. Congratulations as well to Josh Oakes for winning an “All Festival Cast” award for his role as Puck.

 


 

Maine Eastern Railroad has announced that it will operate two special Bunny Trains

Maine Eastern Railroad has announced that it will operate two special Bunny Trains

To celebrate the arrival of spring, Maine Eastern Railroad has announced that it will operate two special Bunny Trains on Saturday, April 23rd.

The current schedule calls for two separate round trip trains on that day, both departing from the historic downtown passenger depot in Rockland. The first train will leave the station at 11:00AM; and the second train will leave the station at 12:15PM. Each trip
will last approximately 35 minutes.

Called the Spring Bunny Special, and complete with a cute and cuddly costumed bunny, the event is designed for children of all ages. Be sure to bring your cameras.

According to a railroad spokesperson, this event is the result of several inquiries and requests over the years.

L/A Arts Gallery 5 opening reception for Frozen in Time: Celebrating the Art of the Still Life

L/A Arts Gallery 5 opening reception for Frozen in Time: Celebrating the Art of the Still Life

L/A Arts Gallery 5 will host the opening reception for Frozen in Time: Celebrating the Art of the Still Life on Friday, March 25 from 5 to 7 pm at the downtown gallery, located at 49 Lisbon Street, Lewiston. The public is invited.

Robyn Holman, well respected curator of The Atrium Gallery at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College was the lead juror for the exhibit. Sue Donovan, on of L/A Arts' Board of Directors, worked with Robyn to select 62 works of art from over 140 submissions. Thirty-three artists will be featured in this beautiful exhibit that brings in a variety of art forms: illustration, oil, photography, watercolor, and sculpture.

A still life work of art typically depicts commonplace objects such as food, vases of flowers, books, and other ordinary objects. Careful study of the details of the objects and how they are arranged tells a unique story.

L/A Arts Gallery 5 opening reception for Frozen in Time: Celebrating the Art of the Still Life

L/A Arts Gallery 5 will host the opening reception for Frozen in Time: Celebrating the Art of the Still Life on Friday, March 25 from 5 to 7 pm at the downtown gallery, located at 49 Lisbon Street, Lewiston. The public is invited.

Robyn Holman, well respected curator of The Atrium Gallery at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College was the lead juror for the exhibit. Sue Donovan, on of L/A Arts' Board of Directors, worked with Robyn to select 62 works of art from over 140 submissions. Thirty-three artists will be featured in this beautiful exhibit that brings in a variety of art forms: illustration, oil, photography, watercolor, and sculpture.

Dempsey Center Offers Motivational Workshop

LEWISTON - The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free motivational workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. “From Stuck to Moving Forward” will take place Tuesday, April 26 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at CMMC, 12 High Street, conference room A.

Certified Life Coach Pat Grosser will encourage participants to lay the groundwork for a brand new future. Attendees will be encouraged to look at lessons and insights from the previous year, take stock of the “now,” dream, brainstorm and learn new ways to establish and strengthen their personal foundation to enhance successful change.

Pre-registration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at (207) 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at http://www.dempseycenter.org/.

Maine Community Colleges to Honor Scholars

AUGUSTA, ME - Fourteen Maine community college students will be named to the All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at the Senator Inn in Augusta.
The event will be hosted by the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.
 
The students receiving the award and a $500 scholarship are:

Gail Bennett, Otisfield, Central Maine Community College in Auburn; Suzanne Cohen, Sabattus, Central Maine Community College; Alexander Wallace, Bangor, Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor; Helen Chamberland, Hampden, Eastern Maine Community College; Kera Cummings, Pittsfield, Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield; Melanie Morin, Fairfield, Kennebec Valley Community College; Jessica Gal, Bridgewater, Northern Maine Community College in Pre