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CMMC Nurses Alumni

CMMC Nurses Alumni

The Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting on January 20.
The ‘brown bag’ luncheon event is set for 11:30 a.m. at the Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions at 70 Middle Street in Lewiston. All area nurses andstudent nurses are invited to attend.
LifeFlight of Maine nurse-paramedic Lori Metayer will be the featured speaker. A business meeting will take place after the program.
Metayer is a 1984 graduate of the Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing. She later earned herbachelor¹s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine in Portland and subsequently earned paramedic certification.
Metayer’s nursing career began in the CMMC Intensive Care Unit.

Librarian named to commission

Librarian named to commission

Katherine J. Brunjes of Bethel, director of library services at Central Maine Medical Center, has been appointed to the Maine State Library Commission.
The commission is a 17-member board appointed by the governor to represent the state's library community.  The commission oversees the Maine State Library’s policies, procedures and operations, advises the state librarian, makes recommendations regarding the use of state and federal to support library services, and establishes guidelines and policies for statewide library programs.
Outgoing Gov. John Baldacci named Brunjes to the commission in December. Her appointment filled an open at-large seat representing institutional libraries and collections, including hospital/medical libraries.
Brunjes was named medical library manager at CMMC in 1999 and was appointed director of library services in 2009.

Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge

Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge

Junior Achievement of Maine gears up for the TITAN™ CHALLENGE

Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011. This year we have 61 teams from 21 high schools throughout Maine participating.
The JA Titan™ Challenge is a unique online business competition that puts high school students in the leadership seat to run a virtual company. Each three student team takes on the role of CEO, CFO, and Marketing R&D as they directly compete with the other teams to successfully sustain their business. Each team is matched with a business mentor from the community to guide them through decision making and to inject business knowledge. With three locations, USM-Portland campus, USM-Lewiston/Auburn campus, and the Foster Center for Student Innovation at UMaine-Orono, students have the option to visit a college campus, or compete from their own schools.

Youth Mural Unveiling at Healthy Androscoggin

Youth Mural Unveiling at Healthy Androscoggin

LEWISTON - Healthy Androscoggin will be unveiling a mural created with youth from Androscoggin County that depicts their view of what a healthy community should look like.  Healthy Androscoggin and local artist Sherie Blumenthal worked with youth all across Androscoggin County to put the mural together over the past year.  The mural project is reflective of the overall mission of the agency which is to empower people and improve the public health of our communities through planning, community action, education, and advocacy. 

The mural unveiling will take place at an Open House being held at the
Healthy Androscoggin offices at 136 East Ave. in Lewiston.    The public
are invited to come to the Open House which will run from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Lewiston Recreation Dpt. Seeks Gymnastic Equipment Set-up Volunteer

Lewiston Recreation Dpt. Seeks Gymnastic Equipment Set-up Volunteer

LEWISTON:  The City of Lewiston's Recreation Department is in search of an individual who would like to assist with gymnastic equipment set-up at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch Street. Lewiston.  Experience with gymnastic equipment would be a plus but not necessary. The individual will assist with lifting portions of a plywood floor, as well as carpet, balance beam, and other gymnastics equipment.  The volunteer must have the ability to lift approximately 50 pounds.  Times needed would be 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Individuals who may be interested in volunteering in this capacity may visit the City's web site at www.lewistonmaine.gov and click on the Municipal Volunteer Program Information link under "Special Notices." At that site, residents will find a volunteer application that they can return by mail, FAX, or in PDF format.

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.

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Annual Forecast Conference, which each year attracts more than 500 attendees from around the state, will be held this year on Thursday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.

“The Forecast Conference has grown to become the most important gathering of the year for all the key players in Maine’s commercial real industry,” said Tom Lea, MEREDA President, and Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Real Estate at Peoples United Bank. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the economy and gain insights into where our industry is headed in the months ahead.