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Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Students and staff of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick recently held a Kindness Assembly during which they educated each other and celebrated healthy living.

OOB/Saco Adult Community Education Programs

OOB/Saco Adult Community Education Programs

It’s a New Semester! 2012, Variety • Affordable • In the Neighborhood.

Cookies with Nick Stevens from The 13th Cookie – desserts with nutritional impact! Nutricious, Gluten-free COOKIES! Wednesday 6-9 PM 1/25 $34

Beginning Beekeeping,Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM 1/26-3/1 $109.

Spinning at Saco Sport & Fitness, Sunday 11-11:45 AM 1/29-3/25 $79.

Call OOB/Saco Adult & Community Education at (207) 934-7922 or visit us online at www.oobsaco.maineadulted.org where you can get more class info, and download our catalogs and course schedules.

 

 

 

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Major birth defects are conditions that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body; are present at birth; and have a serious, adverse effect on heath, development, or functional ability.“ Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focuses on one of the most common types of birth defects, congenital heart defects. Each year, nearly 40,000 infants in the United States are born with heart defects, which are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. As medical care and treatment have improved, those with congenital hearth defects are living longer lives.

January 8-14 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Not all birth defects can be prevented.

Jazz All State At Scarborough High School

Eighty one high school jazz musicians from all over Maine have descended on Scarborough High School for the 2012 Jazz All State Music Fesitval.  Sponsored by Maine Music Educators Association, participation is based on a rigorous auditions process which took place in October.  Students were chosen to perform in one of four ensembles:

Jazz Combo - 6 students, Jazz Band - 19 students, Honors Jazz Band 20 - students, and Honors Jazz Choir - 32 singers plus 4 students in the rhythm section.

Students will rehearse with guest conductors Thursday evening, all day Friday, Saturday morning and culminate in a concert Saturday afternoon.  The concert

will be held this Saturday, January 7th,  at Winslow Homer Auditiorium, Scarborough High School at 2:00 pm.  Admission is $5.00 at the door and the public is welcome.

Downeast Energy Announces Recipients of Its Scholarship Program

Downeast Energy will award scholarships to 14  high school seniors and graduates who are already enrolled full-time at approved postsecondary community colleges in the career and technical programs for  heating or building trades.  Each scholarship is for $500 per academic year.

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are (in alphabetical order):

1. Sara Adams, from Lisbon who is attending  University of Maine Farmington;

2. Philip Andresen, from Rockland who is  attending University of Maine at Orono;

3. Mitchell David Craig, Thornton Academy, Saco and is attending University of Southern Maine;

4. Mark Davis, from Mt Ararat, is attending Universal Technical Institute;

5. Courtney Gilman, from Maranacook and is attending Wheaton;

6. Jenna Kiely from Freeport, is attending University of Maine at Orono;

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C.K. Burns Elementary School in Saco Come Together To Adopt Families During Holiday Season

C.K. Burns Elementary School in Saco Come Together To Adopt Families During Holiday Season

 

C.K. Burns Elementary School in Saco has been participating in Adopt -A-Family for 18 years. Each year C.K. Burns teams with the Salvation Army and adopts an average of 15 to 20 families per year.  Giving Centers are created in each classroom where children can choose a star with a "Christmas Wish" of a child or parent. Children bring in their unwrapped gifts and then wrap them together at school.  The kids really enjoy this program and feel good about giving to families in need.

The Adopt-A-Family Program at The Salvation Army allows local businesses and families to reach out to those severely affected by the economy in their community during the holiday season.

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday
Holiday Craft Fair
Friday Dec. 2nd from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
&
Saturday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
@ the Lincoln Street Center Rockland's first indie craft show...
just in time for the holiday.

This will not be the church craft fair that you went to last year...trying to decide between the wooden geese, doilies and the rayon yarn vests in red and green.

This will be the juried creatives fair of Rockland, where artists, artisans, craftspeople, and foodies can sell their wares to folks who are looking for the perfect gift for friends, family and coworkers.  Maybe for themselves, too! 

We will be located in the gym of the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, with over 50 booths!

Questions?