People

Teens Who Care

Teens Who Care

We are very proud of our young people in the State of Maine and we need your help to find teens who are doing good work in our communities. Too often we hear about all of the “bad things” teens are doing. We want to make sure that people know there are teens in our state who are doing “good work” and making a difference.

We are looking for Teens who are volunteering in their communities. We will be recognizing individual teens and teens who are working together as groups.  One individual or group will be highlighted each month on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. Each teen recognized will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Groups will be given a $2,000 grant to be awarded to the non-profit they are helping.

Please help us find the teens and their inspirational stories to share around the state. Just go to our website and click Teens Who Care for an on-line form. No deadline.

Islandport signs award-winning Maine author

Islandport signs award-winning Maine author

YA novel “Mercy: The Last New England Vampire” set for Fall 2011 release

YARMOUTH, MAINE (FEBRUARY 2011)—Islandport Press is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with award-winning author Sarah L. Thomson to publish her new young adult novel, Mercy: The Last New England Vampire. Mercy will be released in the fall of 2011.

Mercy breaks new ground in the genre of young adult vampire stories in that it is inspired by a true story. Mercy Brown and her family lived in Exeter, R.I., in the late 1890s, when the New England vampire tradition held powerful sway. When Mercy’s family members began to die, fear struck deep in the hearts of the small community. Following Mercy’s death, when her brother  took sick, villagers convinced Mercy’s father to exhume her corpse, dig out her heart, burn it and feed it to her brother.

The Civil War And the Role Maine Women Played

  The Civil War And the Role Maine Women Played

With Lynda Sudlow, Library Director

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 pm at the Falmouth Memorial Library, Lunt Road, Falmouth, Maine

Join the Falmouth Historical Society at the Falmouth Memorial Library to hear this exciting presentation by author and Falmouth Memorial Library Director, Lyn Sudlow. While you enjoy the refreshments, learn more about the history of Falmouth and the Falmouth Historical Society.

The Falmouth Historical Society was organized in 1966 and is located on the OceanView campus where it has an extensive genealogy library including the genealogy of many Falmouth residents. The Society also operates and maintains the Falmouth Heritage Museum at 60 Woods Road.

If you have any questions, please call us at 207-781-4727 or visit us at http://www.falmouthmehistory.org/ to see a list of future programs and other activities.

METRO Service UPDATE: Presidents’ Day – 2011

METRO Service UPDATE:  Presidents’ Day – 2011

Greater Portland Transit District, METRO, will operate a Saturday service schedule for all routes on Presidents’ Day —Monday, February 21, 2011. The METRO office, located at 114 Valley Street will be closed.

METRO does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Buses run on a Saturday service schedule on Presidents’ Day, Patriot’s Day and Columbus Day.

METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maine’s largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

For information and route schedules, visit http://www.gpmetrobus.com/- or call 774-0351.

Something for Everyone at Upcoming Winter Boat Shows

Despite the snowy winter Yarmouth Boat Yard owner Steve Arnold wants to remind Portland area boaters that the 2011 boating season is just around the corner. There are four upcoming boats shows in the Portland and Boston areas to help kick off the season. Attending a boat show is a fun way to learn about the latest marine products and services, according to Arnold.

“We’re fortunate to have a number of first-class shows in the area,” said Arnold, a former Wall Street executive who has owned and operated the Yarmouth Boat Yard since 2004. “The boat shows are a lot of fun and can be very informative for consumers.”

Visitors can attend free clinics and seminars, enjoy a chowder cook-off and even be the skipper of your own sloop at the radio controlled sailboat regatta pool.

PROJECT LINUS BLANKET DAYS

            Saturday the 19th – Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland, 9 to 1:30
                                                Bring your lunch

                                                Call Jan Hamilton at 829-2215 to register

            Monday the 28th – St.

Coastal Humane Society is the Beneficiary of $100,000 Anonymous Gift

Coastal Humane Society is the Beneficiary of $100,000 Anonymous Gift

The Coastal Humane Society (CHS) of Brunswick is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has graciously donated $100,000 to the organization. “The donor was impressed with the manner in which CHS has revamped the entire organization and improved performance and organizational excellence over the past 3 years”, said John Moncure, attorney for the donor, who notified CHS of the generous gift.
CHS has undertaken a rigorous self assessment, executed a professionally facilitated strategic planning initiative, made Board and staffing changes as needed and has most recently invited the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to audit CHS operations to assist CHS in even further improving its organizational excellence.
HSUS is considered to be the foremost expert resource in animal shelter operations in the United States and they are more typically brought in to look at an organization in crisis.