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Family Style Buffet Dinner

Delicious home cooking for a good cause

Sponsored by Rolling Thunder Maine Chapter 2

All money raised goes to help veterans, veterans’ families and to further the POW/MIA cause
For more information call: Cindy 892-5333
Location:
VFW Post 9935
School Street Sanford, ME
Date:
Saturday February 26, 2011
Time:
4:30—6:00 p.m.
Cost:
$5.00 per person, children under 12 half price

All money raised goes to help veterans, veterans’ families and to further the POW/MIA cause
For more information call: Cindy 892-5333

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.

York County Regional Job Fair

The York County Regional Job Fair will be held Wednesday March 30th from 11:00 – 4:00 to address persistent unemployment for both veterans and the general public, and the anticipated return of National Guard soldiers in March. The fair will be host to local employers with current or planned job openings, some of whom offer hiring preferences to veterans.  There will also be free workshops throughout the day.  The fair, sponsored by the Springvale Career Center, the Maine Military & Community Network, Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce, and Goodwill Industries, is free and open to all at the Nasson Community Center at 457 Maine Street in Springvale. For more information call Amy Marcotte at the Veteran’s Center, 207/490-1513.

PeoplesChoice Credit Union Supports Charitable Partner Maine Centers for Women

PeoplesChoice Credit Union Supports Charitable Partner Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community at Maine Red Claws Game

The Portland Expo was the backdrop for PeoplesChoice Credit Union Night at the Maine Red Claws D-League basketball game on Friday, January 28th. In keeping with PeoplesChoice ongoing goal of community involvement, over $500 was raised through a 50/50 raffle for participating charitable partner, Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community (MCWWC).

“It’s always been an important mission for us to give back to the communities where our members work and live,” says PeoplesChoice Vice President Eric Green.  “Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community is a fantastic, well-deserving organization.” He adds.

Jointly, Eric Green and MCWWC Director Carolyn May delivered the game ball to center court.

YMCA “Kids Out” Participants Creating Houses for Change

Biddeford, ME (Feb. 08, 2010) – Children from the Northern York County Family YMCA’s Kids Out program are partnering with United Way of York County and Volk Packaging to help bring an end to homelessness in Maine.

The kids will be designing paper houses which will be used to collect money from family and friends throughout the community. All money raised will be distributed locally to organizations that are active in helping those affected by homelessness.

On Friday, February 11 at 3 p.m., Kids Out participants at Wells Elementary School (276 Sanford Road, Wells) will be decorating their paper houses and preparing their outreach efforts to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.

Members of the media are invited to attend the paper house-decorating session. Representatives of the YMCA and United Way of York County will be on hand to answer questions.

Kids Out is the YMCA’s and after-school program for elementary and middle school children.

Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform to meet in Sanford on Feb 7

The Maine Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform will
hold a public hearing beginning at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 7, 2011 in the Sanford
Town Hall, 919 Main Street, in Sanford. The Committee invites all interested persons to
attend the hearing and provide the Committee with suggestions on ways in which to
improve the business climate in the State, encourage job creation and retention and
expand opportunities for Maine people.
The duties of the Committee are to make recommendations to the Legislature on
improving the business climate in the State and facilitating private-sector job creation by
reforming the regulatory structure to ensure that the regulatory process is more efficient
and less costly to the regulated community.

STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

Every year, thousands of teenagers across the State of Maine experience dating violence.  February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and promote programs that focus on prevention. The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence and the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault are calling on Mainers to help recognize this important month, not only for youth in Maine, but for communities statewide.

Dating violence is “controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships and can include verbal, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or a combination of these behaviors.”  Dating violence often starts with what may seem like minor behavior, such as teasing and name calling.