Students from the Midcoast Interact Club recently assisted One Less Worry, a nonprofit that provides pads, tampons and essential grooming products to Knox County residents in need. During a one-hour “packing party,” students prepared enough items for one month of deliveries to area food pantries and schools and donated $200 dollars for future purchases. Director Sharon Hobson notes that over 70,000 pads and tampons have been distributed to twenty locations last year alone.
LCTV hosted Lincoln Home colleagues, Steve Raymond and Lynn Norgang, to create a new “Spotlight on Seniors” episode. The focus of this show is to help seniors, families, and community members understand more about memory loss and dementia. The onset of dementia can affect our families and our friends, our colleagues and our neighbors, and may come to affect us individually. Cognitively, it changes how people think, act, their perception of time, and their ability to care for themselves.
Val Lovelace, our One2One Care Director, provides an invaluable service to seniors who wish to stay in their home, and may need some level of assistance. Val is skilled in the many facets of providing home care services, from selecting and training qualified caregivers, to being the listening ear for families trying to get help so their loved one can stay safely at home.
After the amazing community support to successfully purchase 63 Washington Street as a future residence for women in recovery and their children, it is time to celebrate and to finalize plans to open the house to its first residents this summer.
West Bay Rotarians laced up their bowling shoes at Point Lookout on Saturday to Bowl for Kids' Sake. This has become an annual outing for us to support and raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Mid-Maine.
On Wednesday, April 10, from 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Ashwood Waldorf School will offer community members an opportunity to visit classes in-session. This behind-the-scenes look at Waldorf education is for all those who are curious about what goes on in a Waldorf classroom.
Tuesday, April 9, join us for “Water Ways,” Ashwood’s Spring Concert, 4–5 p.m. at the John Street Methodist Church, 44 John Street, Camden, featuring the strings and vocal ensembles of Class 4-5 and Class 6-7. Always a treat! Public welcome. Child-friendly. Free.
Storytime: Moms Tell All is a curated evening of storytelling by local moms! Join us for a fun-filled night of hilarious, true-life tales as moms spill the beans about parenting and living the good life.
The Camden Opera House Blue Café highlights unique acts you won’t find anywhere else! Admission is Free; donations welcome, and bar by 40 Paper. Doors open at 7, show at 7:30.
Riley School Offering April and Summer Vacation Camp and Community Talent Shows
The Riley School is offering a full week of camp in April and eight weeks of summer fun! RILEY DAYS Vacation Camp will be a fun-filled week of both indoor and outdoor exploration for children ages 5-12.
If you belong to a group, club or other organization which holds regular meetings and is looking for entertaining speakers on short but important and interesting topics, please give us a call and ask for Donnalee Price.
Twice a year West Bay Rotary, through its charitable foundation, provides financial support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and the Town of Lincolnville. The West Bay Rotary Foundation invites applications from non-profits for donations up to $2,500. The donation request form is available online at www.westbayrotaryofmaine.org and includes instructions and important criteria for submission. Applicat
And even though the Red Sox are playing and Opening Day at Fenway (a holiday here in Maine, though for Patriot reasons – think Concord and Lexington, not Foxboro) is just weeks away, it feels like winter is really overstaying his welcome this year.
Executive Director, Lynn Norgang, is proud and passionate about the staff that she is honored to be a part of. She shares, “At The Lincoln Home, we are family, each and every one of us. Together, as a team, we pride ourselves in the care we give our residents. It takes a special kind of person; kind, caring and compassionate, to deliver the level of care we believe in.
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting a free workshop entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on Tuesday, March 26 and Monday, April 1, at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The public is cordially invited to Ashwood Waldorf School’s Annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 6, from 10-noon at 180 Park Street, Rockport. Join us for a morning of free homemade pancakes (while they last!) with real maple syrup, as well as fun, hands-on activities for all ages.
On January 17th, the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition (MCRC) began a new chapter for the historic house located at 63 Washington Street. Opened in 1898 to provide care to “Aged Camden Women,” it became vacant after nearly 120 years when the last elderly resident passed away in 2017. It seemed that, unless the community acted fast, the 120-year legacy of serving women in our community would come to an end.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, in partnership with New Hope for Women of Rockland, will offer a professional development program, Intimate Partner Violence, May 9 and 10 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.
Belfast, Maine – A three-day certificate program in Project Management will be offered March 22, March 29 and April 5 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Participants from a variety of organizations involved in project management will benefit from this comprehensive training including nonprofit businesses as well as construction, utilities, insurance and banking organizations.
Lari-Ann Beaucage started working at the Lincoln Home in 1992 in the dining room. She studied to become a CNA, working with residents until 2015. Lari-Ann is now the staffing manager and head of Human Resources. She still fills in as a CNA when needed because she loves working directly with the residents. In Lari-Ann’s words, “I love we are a family and how well we work as a team. I have worked for other facilities, and none of them had the feel of family that we share here.
Community members who are interested in reducing debt, improving credit and maintaining a good credit score are encouraged to attend this 90 minute workshop, "Clean Up Your Credit". on Tuesday, March 26th from 5:30-7:00PM at UMA Rockland.
Rockport, ME – The Study Hall, Mid-Coast Maine's leading tutoring service, has close to a dozen qualified tutors on their staff in Rockport. All tutors have had complete background checks and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the discipline in which they teach. Many are certified teachers, have a MA or PhD. They are currently working with students in the following subject areas:
On Wednesday, March 20, from 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Ashwood Waldorf School will offer community members an opportunity to visit classes in-session. This behind-the-scenes look at Waldorf education is for all those who are curious about what goes on in a Waldorf classroom. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, college or high school student, teacher, health care professional, or simply an interested community member, please join us for this window into Waldorf education.
Eight students enrolled at UMA Rockland are traveling to the Yucatan from March 14 - 23 as part of a university travel course for college credit.
This nine credit integrated online/onsite/travel course module is giving these students an opportunity to study three disciplines, each with a lens on the Yucatan and Latin America. Faculty use the Yucatan as a case study, integrating humanities, photography, and literature with a study trip to Valladolid.
Belfast. Senior College of Belfast announces the start of the Spring 2019 term registration. The spring semester begins on Thursday, March 28 and ends on May 2. All classes will be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on route 3 in Belfast.
In the 1990’s, Deborah Gould bought an old two-story farmhouse in East Pittston. The history of the home brought her to Joel Thompson, who bought the land in 1811 and whose descendants owned the property for the next 100 years. Both fiction and social history, Deborah’s novels, The Eastern, I & II, explore the themes of community, working together for the common good, and solid New England concepts we seem to have lost along the way.
No one likes taking the SAT's. It is almost a four hour test that measures what you learn in high school and what you need to succeed in college. However, many people debate whether or not the SAT really is an accurate measure of your intelligence or skills. Still, an entrance exam (either the ACT or the SAT) is absolutely necessary for 98% of the colleges you will apply to.
The 2019 “Best Art Show Ever,” featuring selected works by students from Troy Howard Middle School and Captain Albert Stevens School in Belfast, will be hosted at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.
At Riley it is the season for our 46th year of Special Interest Projects! For two weeks mid-winter, middle & upper school children (ages 7-14) each choose a topic for independent in-depth exploration. The projects are completed in small groups with the support of a facilitator. Children can dive deeply into their research, and individualize how they share their knowledge.