York County gets grant to combat domestic violence

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The York County Sheriff's Department is getting a grant to help combat domestic violence.

Non-profit group Caring Unlimited held its annual vigil Wednesday night to raise awareness for domestic violence. Sheriff Maurice Ouelette announced a four hundred fifty thosuand dollar grant that will pay for a second officer dedicated to working domestic violence cases. That will make it easier to follow up on domestic violence arrests.

"With the new detective that we're going to have, these people are going to be on notice that the next knock on the door might not be the postmaster," Sheriff Ouelette said. "It might be a police officer checking to see if that individual is there when he shouldn't be there."

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The Music of Skyler


The band Skyler will be performing at Noble High School with headliner Ryan Cabrera.

The show is Saturday October 9th at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance.

For more information on the event: SKYLER

Special Report on Longterm Unemployed

(NEWS CENTER) -- It is about as stressful a situation as you could ever find yourself in: thousands of Mainers have exhausted their unemployment benefits ... but have been unable to find work.

The Maine Department of Labor calls them "Exhaustees", and has set up a series of programs aimed at putting these Mainers back to work. Others refer to them as "The Invisible Unemployed" because they are not counted in Unemployment reports or as part of the workforce.

Local Craftperson Helps Local Residents

How to deliver one-of-a-kind greetings to friends and family
Although many people are still enjoying the changing Autumn colors and trying to decide what their kids’ Halloween costumes will be, local retailers are already preparing for the winter holiday season. 
While most of us squawk that it’s just too early to think about those winter holidays, we eventually find ourselves saying, “I can’t believe I haven’t send one holiday card yet.”  Sometimes, it’s just another consequence of a busy life, but more often it’s the result of frustration from looking through box after box of impersonal holiday greetings.
No one wants to compromise on design or sentiment when sending cards to friends and family at the most heart-warming time of year.  Yet, this is what happens when shoppers rely upon cookie-cutter boxed cards emblazoned with impersonal messages.

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Safe Haven "Purr-fect" Halloween party

What: 2nd Annual Safe Haven “Purr-fect” Halloween Party
When: 7-11 PM, Saturday, October 23
Where: Johnson's Antique Hall, Rt. 1, Wells at the Kennebunk town line
Why: Fundraiser for Safe Haven Humane Society, York County No-Kill cat rescue non-profit organization
Tickets: $20 each, $35 for couples, available at Safe Haven Adoption Center, 1616 Post Rd. (Rt. 1) Wells. FMI: call 207-985-8781.

Safe Haven’s 2nd annual “Purr-fect” Halloween Party will be held Sat., Oct. 23 from 7-11pm. Johnson’s Antique Hall, Rt. 1, Wells at the Kennebunk town line. This year's spooky soirée will again include a home-cooked buffet, music, dancing, raffle, prizes for Best Costume and Best Decorated Pumpkin, and intuitive life-guidance readings. All proceeds benefit go directly to pay veterinary bills for the many felines in our No Kill rescue programs. Tickets are $20 each or $35 for couples and are tax-deductible.

Oktoberfest: Brewfest

October 23, 2010
Coffee Shops & Restaurants throughout the Seacoast

Dinefest is a traditional “restaurant week” full of culinary delights at a pre-fixed price provided by many of our local restaurants. The week, October 23 through October 30, kicks off with a unique day celebrating the many fabulous coffees and craft beers of our region. It’s called BREWFEST, and it will be held on Saturday, October 23! This event is being held in partnership with the Maine Brewers’ Guild. During the day, cafes will serve non-alcoholic specialty drinks and demonstrate the many flavors of teas and coffees available. That evening, participating restaurants will feature one or more Maine craft beer, along with an appropriate entrée to partner with the beer choice. Some venues will also offer special entertainment. This project is under development.

April's Heart Premieres October 23rd in Sanford!

The Sanford High School Film Club and other students shared their stories, gifts, passion and creativity to help make their own professional, high quality, dramatic movie. Over 125 Sanford High Schools Students are directly involved in this project! The film will premiere on October 23rd from 7 – 9  PM at the Curtis Lake Christian Church in Sanford. Please arrive at 6:30 as the doors open to hear music created and performed by Sanford youth. This is a "red carpet" event!

The movie April's Heart tears the mask off youth so we can see inside. It’s a story set in a time when life can be hard; a story that gives us an intimate look at the challenges, hopes and dreams of teenagers. The movie invites us to listen … and to care.

The Sanford (Maine) High School Film Club, with the support of Project AWARE and Gum Spirits Productions, led the year-long production effort. The goals included empowered young people, safer schools and healthier teens.