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Not just another diet program . . . REAL help with long-term weight loss!

Not just another diet program . . . REAL help with long-term weight loss!

Enroll TODAY! Register now for the next 12-week session of the popular Mid Coast Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change. Classes begin Thursday, September 13. Space limited to 16 people. See flyer for more information or visit www.midcoasthealth.com/weightloss.

Sanford Summer Days Pancake Breakfast

Summer Days pancake breakfast at the Town Green in Sanford, Maine. The Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church will be flipping pancakes 7-10:30am on Saturday, August 4th! Plain, and blueberry pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee for $5.00 per person or $3.00 for a smaller portion. Join us for a great start to the Sanford Summer Days!

Laudholm Trust names new president

Laudholm Trust names new president

WELLS, Maine - Nik Charov has been hired as the new president of Laudholm Trust, the fund raising arm of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, according to Bruce Read, chairman of the Trust board. A search committee composed of Laudholm Trust board members and the retiring president, Diana Joyner, chose Charov after reviewing a strong field of candidates from around the country. Charov will be working with Joyner as he assumes full responsibility as president.

"We are delighted to have a seasoned professional like Nik join our team," said Read. "Nik's extensive and proven experience in fund raising and event planning, as well as his passion for the environment, will serve our communities well as the Wells Reserve at Laudholm continues to prosper and grow."

Charov has been working in science education and environmental preservation for nearly a decade.

Stuff the Bus!

Stuff the Bus!

As children and adults throughout Maine enjoy a well deserved summer vacation, the United Way of York County and several community partners are thinking ahead to make sure that children enter the new school year ready to learn, equipped with the tools they need to succeed, by joining a statewide effort to provide donated items such as backpacks, calculators, pens, pencils, rulers and composition notebooks to children unable to afford them.

"One of our primary goals at United Way is to create and support efforts that help children and youth meet academic milestones and graduate on time," says Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of United Way of York County. "We are excited to join forces with other nonprofits and the ‘Tools for School’ campaign to help get these children off on the right foot in September."

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Seventeen year-old Hannah Scully, of Saco, has been named the 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year.

Since 2003, and the Maine Games' first year in existence, this Thornton Academy senior has been the most prolific athlete in the organization's 10-year history.

In 2003, Scully, then an eight-year old baton twirler, won her first Maine Games medal (gold). Her eight-year participation record has led her to the medal podium more than 30 times.

Competing in team, solo, pairs, and two-baton events in the Maine Games State Baton Twirling Championships, Scully has been a part big part of every twirling event offered by the Pine Tree State's official State Games.

In 2004 and 2005, she also ran in the Maine Games State Track and Field Championships at Fitzpatrick Stadium, in Portland, winning a gold and two silver medals in the 50m and 100m, respectively.

Summer Concerns for Dogs....Fireworks, Going to Camp and more!

Summer Concerns for Dogs....Fireworks, Going to Camp and more!

Summer is upon us and, if you have a new puppy or older dog, there are a few things to consider when planning for fun in the sun.  Here are some tips and suggestions to consider when including Fido in your plans...

Taking Your Dog to An Outdoor Event:  Backyard BBQs, block parties and get-togethers with family and friends sometimes include an invitation to “bring your dog!”  If you choose to do so, be sure you plan ahead so that things go smoothly.  Always consider a public event as a training opportunity for your dog.  Wear your treat pouch and load it with delicious tidbits your dog loves.  Keep your pup on a leash so you have control over him at all times.  Here at our puppy school, we teach our customers to step on their puppy’s leash when people approach.  This way, the pup can’t jump on people who want to interact