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Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

$25,000 in grants will be distributed to local charitable and community organizations.

December 28, 2010 – South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union is announcing the launch of the Better Neighbor Fund, a new charitable giving campaign designed to support good works in the communities of Cumberland and York Counties. 
During the months of November and December, local charitable, non-profit and community organizations have submitted their ideas and projects via an online grant application.   In January, supporters will vote online for their favorite organization, cause or project. 
A total of $25,000 will be awarded through eight grants to the organization, cause or idea that receives the most votes.  There are three $5,000 grants and five $2,000 grants being awarded.  Visitors can vote for their favorite cause or idea by visiting the Town & Country Facebook page

84th Annual Pageant of the Nativity

Please join us for the 84th annual Pageant of the Nativity on Sunday, December 12 at 4:45pm in the meetinghouse. This special worship service was written by the Rev. Vincent Silliman, minister of First Parish from 1926-1938 and later minister of the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth. Some of the costume fabrics were brought from Palestine by the nieces of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Pageant is inspired by the paintings of 15th century artist Fra Angelico and through music and narration builds into a majestic candlelit tableau creating a living illustration representing the Spirit of Goodwill in each of us. Non-denominational in nature, the Pageant makes no religious statement. Rather, it is meant simply to honor the birth of one of history’s great prophets.
 
This annual tradition connects us through time to those First Parish members who participated before us and we carry their memory forward.

Our Global Beat

AN UPLIFTIING CONCERT FOR ALL AGES
It’s time for the world to unite as a human race – Bob Marley
A concert benefiting the FUR CULTURAL REVIVAL (NGO committed to broadening awareness of genocide in Darfur and preserving the Fur tribal culture)
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAITI, UNICEF'S DISASTER FUND FOR FLOOD RELIEF IN PAKISTAN
Artistic Director Chris Eastburn
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010, 3PM
TICKETS AT THE DOOR - $10 ADULTS, $8 STUDENTS & CHILDREN
Falmouth High School Theater, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, Maine
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
PIHCHINTU INTERNATIONAL
CHILDREN’S CHORUS
THE MALIKA TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DANCERS
AND FALMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS
LEE LARSON AND XANDER NELSON
OF PHANTOM COMPANION
TESS WROBLESKI

Catherine McAuley High School Open House for Prospective Students

Catherine McAuley High School, Maine’s only Catholic college-preparatory school for young women, will be hosting its annual Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2pm. Young women of all faiths are invited to our campus at 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, for a program that will feature student and alum speakers. After the formal presentation, information on financial aid and scholarships will be available, guided tours will be offered and students will have the opportunity to meet faculty members, coaches, student athletes, and enjoy refreshments.  For more information, or to register, please visit www.mcauleyhs.org.