The York County Shelter Programs

The York County Shelter Programs

The York County Shelter Programs, an emergency
homeless shelter in Alfred, Maine, would appreciate
the donation of a working evaporator and condenser
unit for a 10'x12' walk-in freezer.  The use of television converter
boxes have resulted in very poor or no television reception at the
Shelter. The donation of a basic Time Warner cable service
that would enable the residents to have the opportunity
to watch the news and some programs would be
greatly appreciated. Please call Mary Doyle at 324-1137
or email Mary at mqdoyle@gmail.com if you can help
with either one of these needs.

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.

Do you know the owner of this cat?

Do you know the owner of this cat?

If you know who owns this beautiful black cat, please call Will Watson at 934-4911.
 
He was found in the Birch Apartments area. 

Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

$25,000 in grants will be distributed to local charitable and community organizations.

December 28, 2010 – South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union is announcing the launch of the Better Neighbor Fund, a new charitable giving campaign designed to support good works in the communities of Cumberland and York Counties. 
During the months of November and December, local charitable, non-profit and community organizations have submitted their ideas and projects via an online grant application.   In January, supporters will vote online for their favorite organization, cause or project. 
A total of $25,000 will be awarded through eight grants to the organization, cause or idea that receives the most votes.  There are three $5,000 grants and five $2,000 grants being awarded.  Visitors can vote for their favorite cause or idea by visiting the Town & Country Facebook page

KEEP A YEAR'S WORTH OF MEMORIES - Start a new tradition with Family Scrapbooking Night

KEEP A YEAR'S WORTH OF MEMORIES - Start a new tradition with Family Scrapbooking Night

As 2010 draws to an end, many people will gather to reminisce about the events of the past year.  Frequently, photographs and smiles are shared as  families remember the vacations, holidays, occasions and simple everyday moments that represent the year gone by.  Once we shout, “Happy New Year!” though, what happens to those photos?  With a New Year on the horizon, the old photos are often forgotten. 
Instead of filing 2010’s photos on your computer or in a box, many local families are turning them into a new annual tradition! 
Thanks to local scrapbooking expert, Tara Travis, they’re now having Family Scrapbooking Nights!

Two Local Animal Shelters Working Together During the Holiday Season

The Animal Welfare Society (AWS), in Kennebunk, Maine, will be accepting 12 cats from the Coastal Humane Society (CHS) in Brunswick, Maine on Wednesday, December 29th. The cats will be transported via shuttle from Brunswick to their new temporary home in Kennebunk.

Due to AWS' fee-waived cat adoption program and a very successful fall and early winter of cat adoptions, AWS has an excess of available space for cats in need and was able to partner with CHS to assist them in finding homes for 12 of their resident felines. AWS adopted 214 cats in October alone. The upcoming cat transfer will be the first in the history of AWS and will help CHS free up space for additional local cats.

Upon the cats' arrival at AWS, they will be available for adoption shortly thereafter.

AWS waives the adoption fee on all cats 6 months of age and older.