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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.

Childhood Cancer Survivors take the plunge for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program

Childhood Cancer Survivors take the plunge for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program

Nothing says “brave” like two former cancer survivors jumping into Sebago Lake in the middle of winter. Neve Cawley and Joshua Conley will jump into the icy waters of Sebago Lake as a part of the 9th Annual Shaw’s Polar Dip on Saturday, February 26, at noon at Raymond Beach in Raymond.

Neve Cawley, the 2010 Slugger’s Kid for the Strike Out Cancer in Kids Program, insists, “I am going in first; youngest to oldest.” The 9 year old and her brother, Finn, are prepared to take the plunge alongside family, friends, and supporters. 
 
The Shaw's Polar Dip is a cornerstone event in the Sebago Lake Rotary Derby Fest, the third largest ice fishing event in the country. Event organizers expect more than 200 brave souls will jump into the four-foot deep hole cut into the ice on Sebago Lake. To participate, each jumper solicits pledges from friends, family and their communities to help meet the vital needs of children battling cancer.

The Civil War And the Role Maine Women Played

  The Civil War And the Role Maine Women Played

With Lynda Sudlow, Library Director

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 pm at the Falmouth Memorial Library, Lunt Road, Falmouth, Maine

Join the Falmouth Historical Society at the Falmouth Memorial Library to hear this exciting presentation by author and Falmouth Memorial Library Director, Lyn Sudlow. While you enjoy the refreshments, learn more about the history of Falmouth and the Falmouth Historical Society.

The Falmouth Historical Society was organized in 1966 and is located on the OceanView campus where it has an extensive genealogy library including the genealogy of many Falmouth residents. The Society also operates and maintains the Falmouth Heritage Museum at 60 Woods Road.

If you have any questions, please call us at 207-781-4727 or visit us at http://www.falmouthmehistory.org/ to see a list of future programs and other activities.

Mardi Gras Ball Brings New Orleans Revelry to Maine

Mardi Gras Ball Brings New Orleans Revelry to Maine

Mardi Gras Ball Brings New Orleans Revelry to Maine
Maine’s Largest Authentic Mardi Gras Festivity in Portland’s Only Grand Ballroom
 
Portland, Maine –– February 17, 2011 –– The sights & sounds, tastes & FUN of New Orleans will be experienced Saturday March 5, 2011 at the Annual Mardi Gras Ball, a true Big Easy-style fête that will have revelers dancing to live music of Robert Sylvain & the Cajun Aces, in Portland’s only Grand Ballroom at the Eastland Park Hotel.
Chef Marc Bell will create a multi-course meal with authentic Louisiana cuisine, and each partygoer will receive Mardi Gras beads, throws, and a chance to win several valuable door prizes. Dessert will be provided with dinner, so a King Cake will be presented to a lucky guest to keep their party going till Fat Tuesday!

SAD61 Introduces New School Lunch Menu and Makes Eating Healthy Easier for Students

More Vegetables, Fruits and Whole Grain Options Being Served Up


BRIDGTON, Maine —Feb. 14, 2011 — Since 1946 when the National School Lunch Program was first passed by Congress, kids across the country have been offered a hot meal each day at school. However, as national overweight and obesity rates increase, many schools across the United States are trying to improve their lunch offerings and provide healthier meals to help students eat better and maintain healthier weights. Maine School Administrative District 61 (SAD 61) has made over its school lunch menu so students have easier access to healthy food selections.

Children who attend Songo Locks School, Sebago Elementary School, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Lake Region Middle School and Lake Region High School are already benefitting from the new menu. This is thanks to SAD 61’s Foodservice Director, Andy Madura, and his staff along with Courtney Kennedy, the district’s new School Health Coordinator.

Saint Joseph’s College runs “Hoops for Heart” event to benefit American Heart Association

Saint Joseph’s College will sponsor a community event called “Hoops for Heart” on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

From Noon to 2 p.m., children in Grades 4-8 are invited to join in fun games like Knockout and Horse and learn ball-handling skills with the Saint Joseph’s men’s and women’s basketball team members. From 2-4 p.m., the Hoops for Heart event will run a 3 vs. 3 tournament for high school students, Saint Joseph’s students and adults from the community, both male and female. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

During the first part of the event for younger children, a small donation is requested for participation in the Hoops for Heart program. The rock wall and swimming pool will be open for families with students younger than 4th grade.

For the second part of the event with older students and adults, there is a $5 donation.

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

Tickets are on sale now for "The Wizard of Oz". Children and adults will enjoy this well-loved full-length producing featuring over 60 talented kids aged 5 though 16. Tickets are $9/$6 and are available online at http://www.fiddleheadcenter.org/ and at the door. Performances are Saturdays on March 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on March 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. at the GNG High School theater.
Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science is a regional facility offering enrichment classes for all ages, yoga, pottery, a unique after school program, independent kindergarten, preschool program and more.
The production is directed by Tammy Fisher, musical direction by Kevin Smith and choreography by Stefanie Russell.