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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree talks to South Berwick elementary students about healthy eating

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree talks to South Berwick elementary students about healthy eating

Speaks at ribbon-cutting ceremony for school’s new outdoor classroom and greenhouse
 
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree helped students at South Berwick Central Elementary School officially open their new outdoor classroom and greenhouse at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.
 
“Maine schools are really making headway on the age-old question of how we get our kids to eat their vegetables.  They’ve found that if students get their hands dirty growing vegetables, they’re much more likely to eat them,” said Pingree.  “It’s very exciting to see these kids so engaged while they’re learning about habits that are healthy for them and their community.  This is such a great project and it’s wonderful to see all the community support behind it.”
 
Students led Pingree on a tour of the new outdoor classroom and greenhouse—which they’ve named the Fresh Food Express—before a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  She also talked to community leaders about the pro

Marshwood High School's Project Graduation Annual Community Auction

Marshwood High School's Project Graduation Annual Community Auction

The auction will take place Friday, May 13, at Marshwood High School, on Rte 236, in South Berwick.  Doors open at 5:30 for a sneak peak and for the Silent Auction.  The Live Auction will begin at 6:00.

Here are just some of the great donations they have received so far:  100 gallons of Home Heating Oil,  Tickets to Country Music Male Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley, with special guest, Blake Shelton, Boston Red Sox Tickets for 4 to see the Sox play the Cubs, theme baskets and raffle items.  Refreshments will be served. 

The emphasis this year is on letting the public know that this is an open invitation to them.  The graduation committee suspects that since the money goes to benefit Project Graduation, the perception in the past has been that this is an event for seniors and their parents.  They want to clearly point out that this is a community event.  

This year they have added a children's raffle tabl

Spring 2011 Walk & Bike to School Events in Your Neighborhood

• Auburn, The Walton School, Walk to School Day, May 5
• Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Wednesdays, starting April 6
• Bridgton, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 17
• Brunswick, Jordan Acres Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Thursdays, starting May 5
• Brunswick, Longfellow Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days, all year
• Bucksport, Miles Lane School, Walk to School Day, May 13
• Calais Elementary School, Walking School Bus, Tuesdays & Thursdays starting April 26
• Camden, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 18
• Cutler, Bay Ridge Elementary School, Daily Walk & Ride to School Days, June 13 – 17
• Dresden Elementary School, Grades 3 -5 School Bike Trek, May 25
• Eagle Lake Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 25
• Falmouth,

Teen Creator’s of April’s Heart Win Young Filmmaker’s Award at Connecticut Film Festival

The Sanford Maine cast and crew of April's Heart walked away with the "Young Filmmaker Award - feature" at the Litchfield Hills Film Festival in Connecticut! Project AWARE spent a year on this project with these amazing kids.

In 2010, young people shared their stories, gifts, passion and creativity to help make their own professional, high quality, dramatic movie. Over 125 Sanford High Schools Students were directly involved in this project! The film premiered on October 23, 2010. Two weeks ago, 11 teens spent four days attending the festival. Their high point of course being the screening of their film and presentation of the “Young Filmmaker’s Award – Feature”. The Sanford youth are seeing their vision of telling real teen stories from a teen perspective to thousands of people become a reality!

The movie April’s Heart tears the mask off youth so we can see inside.

The Financial Fitness Money Management Experience at Sanford High School

The Financial Fitness Money Management Experience at Sanford High School

WHO:  PeoplesChoice CU & Maine Credit Union League
 
WHAT: The Financial Fitness Money Management Experience, a special event focused on educating High School Juniors and Seniors, will provide Maine’s teens with valuable tips and tools to help improve their money management skills.
 
WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 8:00 a.m.

Future Scientists Camp

Future Scientists Camp

Future Scientists Camp

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Future Scientists Summer Camp

Where: Eric L Knowlton School, Berwick, Maine

When: weekly July 11-August 19, 2011

Time: 9:AM to 2:PM

Cost: $195 per week, before/after care available for nominal fee

Instructors: Jayne Perkins, a highly qualified Science/Social Studies teacher with over 24 years experience and David Perkins, a UNE undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Science and Secondary Science

Join our science camp and learn about the excitement and fun science has to offer. Learn how the world works and what kinds of creepy crawlies are living all around you. Practice your science skills and take a role in shaping your community's carbon footprint. Learn how to connect yourself to your environment in ways you never thought possible.