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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.

ISLAND-INSPIRED WORK BY DIANE BOWIE ZAITLIN ON VIEW AT SACO MUSEUM

ISLAND-INSPIRED WORK BY DIANE BOWIE ZAITLIN ON VIEW AT SACO MUSEUM

Saco, Maine— In June 2010, Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin attended a residency at Great Spruce Head Island Artweek in Penobscot Bay.  In the exhibit Point of Departure she provides a view of her creative process and the power of influence from a period of immersion in her artwork in a setting of intense beauty. Point of Departure will be on view at the Saco Museum May 7 through September 4, 2011. A FREE public opening reception (held in conjunction with the concurrent exhibition Voyages and the Age of Sail) will take place at the Saco Museum on Friday, May 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

During her residency, Zaitlin experimented with a variety of artistic media.

Dudziak's School of Gymnastics hosts competition and fundraiser for nine year old with rare disease

Dudziak's School of Gymnastics hosts competition and fundraiser for nine year old with rare disease

On Easter Sunday, 2010, a nine-year old Bella Tucker of Londonderry, NH contracted a rare form of Streptococcus Pneumonia Sepsis with DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation).  After 5 days in a coma, amazingly she recovered only to then endure a quadruple amputation. Bella is a member of The Phantom Gymnastic Team and also a member of the gymnastic community from her home town of Londonderry NH. to Fairfield Me.

Dudziak's School of Gymnastics located in Biddeford ME will be hosting competition/fundraising event on February 27, 2011 for their friend, Bella.

The event is set to host over 150 gymnasts and these young humanitarians making a change.

This will be a defining moment in their lives. Bad things happen; it is how you persevere to make it right. These young people are doing just that.

Checks and donations can be made out to Dudziak’s School of Gymnastics;

Tax ID # 27-6710741.

UNE RESEARCHER AWARDED NIH GRANT TO STUDY EFFECTS OF FLAME RETARDANT ON BONE DEVELOPMENT

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. 
 
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Maine Cancer Foundation Announces New Gold Partner for 13th Annual Mary’s Walk Fundraiser

Maine Cancer Foundation Announces New Gold Partner for 13th Annual Mary’s Walk Fundraiser

Registration forms and online registration are now available for the March 13
Mary’s Walk which is held in conjunction with the Kerrymen Pub 5K.

Saco, Maine (Feb. 15, 2011) - On Sunday, March 13, nearly 4,000 walkers and runners will converge on Saco to celebrate the 13th annual Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5K. These hardy souls from southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts will arrive to honor the memory of lives lost to cancer and to encourage and support those who are currently coping with the disease. 

This year, the Mary’s Walk committee is pleased to acknowledge Town & Country Federal Credit Union’s Gold Partnership.  Town & Country’s Saco branch office is along the route where Mary Kerry Libby used to walk while trying to recover from her courageous battle with cancer.

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.

YMCA “Kids Out” Participants Creating Houses for Change

Biddeford, ME (Feb. 08, 2010) – Children from the Northern York County Family YMCA’s Kids Out program are partnering with United Way of York County and Volk Packaging to help bring an end to homelessness in Maine.

The kids will be designing paper houses which will be used to collect money from family and friends throughout the community. All money raised will be distributed locally to organizations that are active in helping those affected by homelessness.

On Friday, February 11 at 3 p.m., Kids Out participants at Wells Elementary School (276 Sanford Road, Wells) will be decorating their paper houses and preparing their outreach efforts to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.

Members of the media are invited to attend the paper house-decorating session. Representatives of the YMCA and United Way of York County will be on hand to answer questions.

Kids Out is the YMCA’s and after-school program for elementary and middle school children.