Bicycle Commuter Education, Health & Wellness Program

The Maine Department of Transportation, GO MAINE Commuter Connections and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine are pleased to announce the new Bicycle Commuter Education, Health & Wellness Program, a cooperative effort of the three agencies.
Starting this fall and extending through the winter, our Bicycle Commuter Education team will be offering no-cost, on-site Lunch & Learn style presentations to employees and other interested parties at workplaces and other locations around Maine (i.e. Saco-Biddeford, Greater Portland, Auburn-Lewiston, Augusta-Waterville, Bangor and other locations as resources allow).

UNE Steps up fundraising efforts to make college of Dental Medicine a Reality

On November 2, Maine residents voted yes in support of Question #2, which allows the issuance of a $5 million bond to increase access to dental care in Maine. This is in response to the well-documented critical shortage of dentists in Maine and northern New England, and the lack of a dental school in the region. 
The University of New England (UNE) plans to establish a College of Dental Medicine that will address both access to care as well as the need for more dentists in the state.  In November 2008, UNE’S board of trustees approved the academic program for the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, and charged the university with securing the necessary funds to launch the college. 
UNE President Danielle N.

The Center for Grieving Children to sponsor the AFSP National Survivors of Suicide Day

The Center for Grieving Children is sponsoring The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) National Survivors of Suicide Day.  This event will provide an opportunity for individuals who have lost someone they know to suicide to connect with others who have experienced a similar loss. It is designed to be a day of healing, empowerment, support, and sharing. It is a day for remembering those we love who have died.  

Every person who dies by suicide leaves behind survivors --- loved ones left shocked, grieving, and struggling to understand and cope with their heartbreaking loss. Those left behind often struggle with all of those “Why…?" and “What if…?” questions.

Two Southern Maine Fitness Experts Announce "Total Fitness" Partnership

Getting Fit is More Than Diet and Exercise

It's an approach that professional athletes have relied on and benefited from for years. And now athletes of all ages and abilities in southern Maine are being introduced to it.

So, what’s the big secret? 

Striking the right balance of nutrition, exercise, massage and relaxation can yield tremendous results. 

And, who better to introduce this unique, highly personalized approach to fitness all under one roof than accomplished athletes and fitness experts, Lisa Lewis of Fueling Your Fitness ( and Ben Vernon of Goshin Massage (

Shelter Needs Vehicle

Shaker Hill Kitchens in Saco, which is owned and operated by York County Shelter Programs, is looking for the donation of an SUV or station wagon vehicle in good condition for their catering and bread deliveries. 

Please contact Martha at 207-324-8811

"Duffy’s Helps Save the Holidays"

Duffy's Tavern & Grill is proud to partner with the Holiday Food Baskets program to help those in need during the holiday season in the Kennebunks. 

Each year, the Kennebunk Clergy Association, in conjunction with the Town of Kennebunk, organize Holiday Food Baskets. These food baskets are filled with donated goods, including all the fixings for a family holiday meal. Volunteers from around the Kennebunks team up to compile and deliver the holiday baskets around the Kennebunk area.

This year, Duffy's Tavern & Grill is involving its guests in an attempt to raise money for the holiday basket program. Guests can donate to the food basket program directly through Duffy's. Each time a donation is made, guests will get to put their name on a turkey, which will be posted around Duffy's; the suggested donation is one dollar.