York County Shelter Programs Selling Welcome Spring-Happy Easter Baskets

York County Shelter Programs Selling Welcome Spring-Happy Easter Baskets

York County Shelter Programs will once again be selling
Welcome Spring and Happy Easter baskets.  Proceeds
from the fundraiser will help support the food pantry and
the meals kitchens that the Shelter operates.
Students from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in
Dover will help assemble the homemade items for
the baskets.  Purchasers of the children's
Easter baskets (which cost $10) should indicate the age
and gender of the young recipient so the prepared basket
will be appropriate.

Yearly Spring Concert by Salvation Army Band and Songsters

The Old Orchard Beach Salvation Army Band will hold its spring concert on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the local Salvation Army, the corner of Sixth Street and Church Street in Old Orchard Beach. 
Local musicians who attend the Army as their church are extremely talented and their ministry is expressed weekly at their Sunday services under the direction of Bandmaster Al Stickland.  The concert will include a Brass Quartet from The New England Brass Band, New England’s premier brass band “in the British Tradition.”  The New England Brass Band was formed in 1988 by a group of friends which with years of experience playing in the British style.
Included in the evening program will be selections by the Salvation Army Songsters (choral group) under the direction of Dr. Drew Poulopoulos as well as presentation by soloists of the group.
Admission to the concert is free.

York County Senior College Lecture Features Past and Modern-Day Explorers

Saco/Sanford, ME, Feb., 2011:  The three-part York County Senior College lecture series will culminate on Wednesday,  March 16, with voyages through history and geography, with Dr. John Sutherland, who will speak about the 26th president's life in "The Many Faces of Teddy Roosevelt." 

                John Sutherland graduated from the University of Maine and received his Ph.D. in History from Temple University. He is Professor of History Emeritus and Emeritus Director of the Institute of Local History at Manchester (CT.) Community College.

Learn the Art of Branding & Logo Design

Kennebunk, Maine - Are you a small business owner in York County or a budding entrepreneur looking to start your own business? Whether you own or operate an established business or looking to start a new one, the importance of branding and developing a brand identity is a key component of your business’ success.
Please join us on February 23rd from 6-8pm at Old Vine’s Wine Bar in lower village, Kennebunk. The Southern Maine’s Women in Business Social group will be hosting an informational night on the importance of branding and logo design. Claire Bigbee, the Creative Director of Dietz & Associates will be speaking about the importance of branding for a small business. She will also be available after the presentation for questions.


BIDDEFORD, Maine — University of New England Associate Professor Deena J. Small, Ph.D., was recently awarded an National Institutes of Health AREA grant to study the effects of exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants on bone cell development and bone health. 

PeoplesChoice Credit Union Supports Charitable Partner Maine Centers for Women

PeoplesChoice Credit Union Supports Charitable Partner Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community at Maine Red Claws Game

The Portland Expo was the backdrop for PeoplesChoice Credit Union Night at the Maine Red Claws D-League basketball game on Friday, January 28th. In keeping with PeoplesChoice ongoing goal of community involvement, over $500 was raised through a 50/50 raffle for participating charitable partner, Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community (MCWWC).

“It’s always been an important mission for us to give back to the communities where our members work and live,” says PeoplesChoice Vice President Eric Green.  “Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community is a fantastic, well-deserving organization.” He adds.

Jointly, Eric Green and MCWWC Director Carolyn May delivered the game ball to center court.



Your Hobby CAN Be Your Inspiration!



Saco, ME, February 8, 2011 - -“What do you want to do with your life?”

When most people are asked that question, they consider the traditional path they were always taught:  Go to school, get a degree, learn a trade, etc.

However, with the unemployment rate predicted to continue at 9% for the remainder of 2011, a growing number of people are considering the possibility of an alternative path:  taking their hobbies and passions, and crafting a business around them.

For some, it's a matter of exerting more control over their own security and destiny.  For others, it's a necessity, as the job market simply has no room for them.  Many of the traditional jobs available just a few years ago no longer exist, and people have to think outside the box when trying to figure out their career path.