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The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.

Ethel’s Tree of Life was awarded a 2011 Gannett Foundation Grant

Ethel’s Tree of Life was awarded a 2011 Gannett Foundation Grant

“Ethel's Tree of Life is dedicated to teaching its students to expand their horizons, try new things, and empower themselves with new found confidence”  Ethel’s Tree of Life (ETL) has a mission, to provide transition training in life as well as work skills for youths and young adults who live with disabilities and/or special needs.  Established in 2003 ETL offers training with social and behavioral skills, goal setting and planning, team building and so much more.  Since its inception ETL has served over 420 students and their families.  At ETL students say they don't feel different; they get to try new things, build confidence, be with peers, and, just be kids while learning what works in social and work situations, what doesn't work, and, the 'whys' for both.  Part of the curriculum is called Transition Training where students around the age of 14 beginning learning skills that will help them transition, or grow from children to adulthood.  The Branch

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

"You've Been Pinked"

There will be "flocks" of pink flamingos that will be spotted about the Sanford/Springvale area beginning April 14th. They will be of the plastic lawn decoration variety and are part of a 2012 SHS Project Grad fundraiser. Here's how it works: "Flocks" of 2 or 4 birds will be found on various front lawns with one of the birds sporting a bag that will explain the fundraiser and directions on how to pass the "flock" along to someone else. For a small donation the "pinked" person can choose to "pink" a friend, family member or coworker. This is done all in good fun and the committee hopes people will get into the spirit of it and want to "pink" other people. For more information or to get in on the "pinking" please contact one of our "Flamingo Specialists" Sari Haskell @ 207-608-7387 or Sara Gauthier @ 207-651-9873. You may also email sanfordhighprojectgraduation@yahoo.com.

Candlelight Vigil to Honor Lives Lost to Anti-gay Bullying

Sanford High School GSTAwill hold a candlelight Vigil to honor lives lost to anti-gay bullying and harassment, on Friday, April 27th, from 7:00 – 8:00pm at the  Central Park in Downtown Sanford.

This year, Sanford High School students formed a Gay, Straight, Transgender Alliance (GSTA).  They are participating in the national Day of Silence event and sponsoring a “Week of Remembrance” at Sanford High School during the week of April 23 – 27.  

The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Do you know a teen, or a group of teens, who go above and beyond for those in their community?  So many teens are doing good deeds all over the state, and we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that they do.  Maybe it is a club at school that gets them involved, or perhaps they volunteer through an organization, if you know a deserving teen in your area please contact us as we are accepting nominations.  There is no deadline, we accept nominations year-round.  Each teen selected as one of our Teens Who Care will receive a $2000 scholarship to the college of their choice; where as the group/club of teens selected will receive $2000 to support a non-profit of their choice.