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Tips to Protect Yourself Online

The internet is an amazing thing. It helps up keep in touch, connect, learn and share. It can make our lives easier but as all of us have learned at one time or another it can make our lives harder too. With news coverage of identity thefts, credit card theft, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, computer viruses and more how do we protect ourselves?

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Good News at Goodall!

Good News at Goodall!

Friday, March 25 Goodall Hospital employees got unexpected good news Friday morning when hospital administration surprised them with a one-time cash payment to thank them for their sacrifices and dedication to the hospital during the economic downturn.

“Because of your dedication, today Goodall is healthy and vibrant,” President/CEO Darlene Stromstad wrote in a letter to employees.  “We just couldn’t be more proud of you!”

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for the great care you provide to our patients and communities,” she said at employee forums held at the hospital’s three campuses.  The hospital suspended raises in early 2009 so some employees have gone almost three years without an increase.  Additionally, between March, 2009 and June, 2010, employees experienced a decrease in salary, ranging from 4% to 10%.

Stromstad said that in addition to the cash payments, which were calculated at 2% to 3% of the employees’ annual salary and depe

The Lebanon Rescue Department raised over $2,000 for Rousseau family

The Lebanon Rescue Department raised over $2,000 for Rousseau family

The Lebanon Rescue Department is proud to announce that over $2,000 was raised for the Rousseau Family in just over a couple hours tonight at the Community Benefit Bean Supper.  The supper was held at the North Lebanon Second Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Thank you to everyone who made desserts, salads and beans and donated them. We had dozens of families cook homemade desserts, beans and make salads for the event.

“This was truly a community event that shows the reason why we all love living in Lebanon. Everyone came together and gave what they could to help a neighbor in need.” Assistant Chief Jason Cole who coordinated the event advised.

Besides the donated food, the Lebanon Rescue Corporation and all three Lebanon Selectmen donated a total of about $500.00 to purchase the hot dogs and all of the other supplies.

The Lebanon Rescue Department raised over $2,000 for Rousseau family

The Lebanon Rescue Department raised over $2,000 for Rousseau family

The Lebanon Rescue Department is proud to announce that over $2,000 was raised for the Rousseau Family in just over a couple hours tonight at the Community Benefit Bean Supper.  The supper was held at the North Lebanon Second Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Thank you to everyone who made desserts, salads and beans and donated them. We had dozens of families cook homemade desserts, beans and make salads for the event.

“This was truly a community event that shows the reason why we all love living in Lebanon. Everyone came together and gave what they could to help a neighbor in need.” Assistant Chief Jason Cole who coordinated the event advised.

Besides the donated food, the Lebanon Rescue Corporation and all three Lebanon Selectmen donated a total of about $500.00 to purchase the hot dogs and all of the other supplies.

Maine premiere of “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by renowned composer Carol Barnett

On Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2011, vocal music students from Westbrook High School, Massabesic High School, Oxford Hills High School and South Portland High School will gather at South Portland High School to rehearse and then subsequently perform the Maine premiere of “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by renowned composer Carol Barnett, under the direction of Dr.Robert Russell. 

The culmination of the students’ work in this year's Choral Masterworks festival will be the performance of this unique vocal piece for the first time ever in the state of Maine, complete with a bluegrass band providing accompaniment, on Saturday, April 2 in a 4pm public concert at the Auditorium at South Portland High School. 

Admission for this unique musical experience is $5 per person with a maximum admission of $15 per family.  Tickets will be available at the door. 

This show is the penultimate presentation of “March Is Music In Our Schools”

The Sexual Assault Crisis & Support line needs volunteer advocates

Volunteers are needed to train as Advocates for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine’s (SARSSM) 24-hour Crisis & Support Line.

Applications are now being taken for a free training session, beginning Wednesday May 4th, and concluding Wednesday May 25th. Held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and two Saturdays, May 7th and 21st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 40-hour comprehensive training covers topics such as: the brain’s response to trauma; communication and listening skills; and victim advocacy.  “If you are someone who is willing to listen, who wants to have a rewarding experience, who cares and who wants to make a difference, this is a wonderful opportunity,” says Charlene Powell, SARSSM’s Crisis & Support Line Manager.

The 24-hour Crisis & Support Line assists callers in York and Cumberland counties. Volunteer Advocates work from home, have flexible hours, choose their shifts and do not need any experience.

Auditions for Hackmatack Playhouse's 40th Anniversary Season

Auditions are scheduled at Berwick Town Hall for Hackmatack Playhouse’s 40th anniversary season. Auditions are April 9 with possible callbacks on April 10. The 2011 schedule includes “Ten Nights in a Barroom,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Singin' In the Rain,” and “The 39 Steps”. For details, call 207-698-1807 or visit www.Hackmatack.org.