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 or call (877) 700-6800.

Efficiency Maine tries to encourage more LED use

SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Efficiency Maine is trying to sell more towns and businesses on the benefits of changing outdoor lights to LEDs.

And so Tuesday, the agency gave Patriot Subaru in Saco a recognition award for its attempts at energy efficiency. The auto dealer has changed all of its outdoor lights to LEDs at a cost of more than $27,000.  Efficiency Maine picked up $9,500 of that tab.

Patriot Subaru expects to make up those up-front costs in about 5 years or less. Michael Stoddard, the executive director of efficiency maine, acknowledges that the pay-back time can be longer than a lot of businesses want to wait. But he says, the more towns and businesses that switch over, the cheaper LEDs will become.

Bonny Eagle bus hit by car, no students hurt

HOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Officials say a man from Hollis was injured when the car he was driving rear-ended a school bus.

The accident happened Tuesday just after 8:20am at the intersection of Bonny Eagle Road and Hemlock Cove Road in Hollis.

The York County Sheriff's Office says Trevor Jacobs, 34, had just left his home and apparently didn't properly defrost his windshield. Investigators say the frost and glare of the sun impared Jacobs' vision enough so that he didn't see the stopped school bus. The 2002 Hyundai Accent he was driving struck the back of the bus.

Officials say the Bonny Eagle bus, had just finished picking up a student and was still stopped in the road with its red lights flashing. Nineteen students were aboard the bus, none of them were injured.

Jacobs was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with minor injuries.

Biddeford man, 75, arrested on drug charges

BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police in Biddeford say they have arrested a 75-year-old-man on drug charges.

John J. Moschos, who lives in an apartment on Sullivan Street, was arrested there on Thursday and charged with possession of a schedule drug and possession of marijuana. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency assisted in the arrest.

Investigators say Moschos hid cocaine, hydrocodone and vicodin in a cut-out section of a telephone directory. Police say he also kept marijuana joints in an Altoid mint container.

Biddeford Police say Moschos was selling drugs to other tenants in his apartment building, as well as walk-in customers.

"Illegal drug sales, illegal furnishing and whatever knows no age group," said Biddeford Police Chief Roger Beaupre.  "Just like crime knows no age group.  It is not divided by socioeconomic lines, it is not divided by anything, it is that these things do happen from time to time."

The Saco Bay Democrats Annual Gala

The Saco Bay Democrats Annual Gala

Saturday, January 22, 2011

6:00PM - 9:30PM

Location:The Saco Museum: 371 Main Street  Saco, Maine 04072

Attire: Semi-formal (business suit)

Price: $50.00 per person

Live Band: Jaye Drew & The Moving Train

Several of our legislators have been invited, including Congresswoman Chellie Pingree,  Democratic Leader Senator Barry Hobbins, Senator Nancy Sullivan, Rep. Don Pilon, Rep. Linda Valentino, Rep. Paulette Beaudoin, as well as our local dignitaries.

Since the final vote for DSC chair and co-chair will take place on the following day after our dinner; we are also inviting the candidates for these positions as well, and they will each have approximately 5 min. for a speech.
Cash Bar: 
Appetizers: mixed cheeses, fruits, and crackers.

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

Leave a message and they will return your call.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to have your animal to get this type of medical treatment at such a reasonable cost.