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York County Senior College Lecture Series Takes Environmental View

Saco/Sanford, ME, January, 2011:  York County Senior College's latest entry in its Winter Lecture Series takes a look at energy and endangered species in a daylong focus on Maine's environment Wednesday, February 16.

            In the morning, Dr. Richard Silkman discusses "Competitive Energy: Choices for Maine."  Dr. Silkman, co-managing partner of Competitive Energy Services of Portland, is a former state planner under Governor John McKernan, serving as chief policy advisor on economic policy, energy, hydropower and river management, telecommunications regulation, state tax policy, health care regulation and land use and natural resources policy. 

            Co-founder of GridSolar, Dr.

Keeping it simple on Valentine’s Day

FIVE WAYS TO SAY “I LOVE YOU”

Keeping it simple on Valentine’s Day

 

 

Saco,ME, January 25, 2011 - - Exchanging gifts with loved ones is always a heart-warming moment.  Choosing the perfect gifts and watching the expressions on their faces is one of life’s great pleasures.  This is especially true on Valentine’s Day, when the gift you give expresses the love you feel for that person. 

 

Struggling to find that perfect gift, however, can replace those heartwarming feelings with frustration. 

 

One way to express your affection AND alleviate your frustration is to keep your gift-giving simple and personal.  Valentine’s Day isn’t about extravagant displays of affection, but those from the heart.  With most people still struggling financially, individuals are seeking ways to show their love, but sta

GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT HOSPICE SERVICES IN SOUTHERN MAINE

GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT HOSPICE SERVICES IN SOUTHERN MAINE

PORTLAND - The Hospice Fund of the Maine Community Foundation seeks applications for grants to support hospice programs in southern Maine, particularly those that provide volunteer and bereavement services in Cumberland and York counties.
Preference will be given to collaborative efforts among hospice programs and other community groups that enhance training, recognition, and/or recruitment of diverse volunteers; and innovative projects that raise awareness of hospice programs and other end-of-life services. 
Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2011. Organizations will be notified in May. For complete guidelines and a list of last year’s grants, visit http://www.mainecf.org/ or call (877) 700-6800.

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.

Animal Welfare Society - Neutering and spading program during the month of February.

Animal Welfare Society - Neutering and spading program during the month of February.

During the month of February Animal Welfare Society volunteers in collaboration with area veterinarians are offering low-cost sterilization surgeries for your cat. 
 
Call Animal Welfare Society 
985-3244, Extension 120
http://www.animalwelfaresociety.org/


Leave a message and they will return your call.
 
$25 NEUTER FOR A MALE CAT
$40 SPAY FOR A FEMALE CAT
RABIES SHOTS INCLUDED
 
CASH ONLY ACCEPTED
 
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to have your animal to get this type of medical treatment at such a reasonable cost.

DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM JANUARY & FEBRUARY CALENDAR

DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM JANUARY & FEBRUARY CALENDAR

Exhibition schedule is current as of December 31, 2010. Schedule is subject to change. Please call to confirm dates.

NOTE: The Dyer Library and Saco Museum will be closed on Saturday, January 1 in recognition of New Year’s Day and on Monday, January 17 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

NEW SACO MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

January 15 through February 26, 2011
UNCONVENTIONAL PORTRAITS: Photographs by Charles E. Moody
Maine's key role in the development of photography as an art form is well established. Late 19th- and early 20th-century photographers gravitated toward this state's unique blend of idyllic landscapes and modern industrial scenes. Yet Maine had its native photographers as well. Some transcended the documentary abilities of the medium to create photographs of astonishing quality, capturing the beauty, humor, and contrasts of this idiosyncratic state. Photographer Charles E. Moody of Saco, Maine, was one of the latter.

Corning Incorporated Foundation awards funds to the Community Bicycle Center

Corning Incorporated Foundation awards funds to the Community Bicycle Center

City: Biddeford
State: Maine

The Community Bicycle Center received funds from Corning Incorporated Foundation to engage Biddeford school-aged children in bicycle-related, asset-building experiences during after/out of school hours. Funds will enable CBC to continue lowering barriers of participation by offering programs free of cost to all participants.

 Corning Incorporated Foundation awards funds to initiatives which improve the quality of life in and near communities where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen. Commitment to corporate citizenship and social responsibility has been part of Corning for more than 150 years. Over the years, the Corning Incorporated Foundation has contributed more than $108 million through its programs of giving.