Registration open for free varicose vein screening

Coastal Skin Center of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is accepting registrations for a free screening event that it will host for people with varicose and spider veins on Nov. 21.

Those screenings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Coastal Health Center, 37 Commerce Park.

To register, call 667-2422.


Volunteers sought to drive patients to appointments

The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program is seeking volunteer drivers all across Maine to help take cancer patients to appointments for treatment, and it will offer a series of trainings in December for those who wish to participate.

Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their vehicles so patients can receive lifesaving treatments. Drivers often also end up providing encouragement and support.

The upcoming trainings for potential Road To Recovery volunteers are scheduled for: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Cary Medical Center, Chan Center, Caribou; 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the American Cancer Society Office, Topsham; 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Southern Maine Healthcare, Biddeford; Dec. 8 at EMMC, Cancer Care of Maine, Bangor; Dec. 9 at Downeast Community Hospital, Machias; and Dec. 15 at Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, Ellsworth.

Volunteers must be 18 or older with a good driving history, possess a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance.

For more details, call Elisa Madore at 462-6307 or email [email protected]


Grant will help effort to reduce domestic violence

As part of The Mary Kay Foundation’s annual shelter grants program, Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Resource Center, has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services.

The grant awarded is part of $3 million in funding that the foundation has awarded this year to 150 domestic violence shelters in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.

Caring Unlimited will use the grant funding to provide critical support for its programs and services, which are offered confidentially and free of charge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To see the full list of 2016 shelter grant recipients, go to marykayfoundation.org.


Dealership gives $5,208.48 to American Cancer Society

Central Maine Motors Auto Group of Waterville recently presented the American Cancer Society of Maine with a $5,208.48 donation. Those funds will go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Brunswick, which supports groundbreaking breast cancer research and programs which help breast cancer patients.

The dealership raised the money through events such as bake sales, silent auctions and silicone-bracelet sales.

This donation brings the total raised from the Brunswick event to more than $61,0000.

For more details, go to makingstrideswalk.org/brunswickme or call Matt Kennedy at 373-3719.


Church taking sign-ups for meal, delivery service

The Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church is accepting reservations for its 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Delivery Service, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at 6 Fountain Ave.

If you or someone you know needs a place to go for a hot meal on Thanksgiving, the volunteers at the Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Delivery Service can help. Volunteers are willing to give rides to guests or to deliver a meal to their home. No income requirements need to be met, and both the meal and delivery service are completely free of charge.

To secure a ride or for more details, call Pastor Michael Gray at 423-0028 or email [email protected]


$25,000 grant will support wheelchair lift replacement

St. Lawrence Arts creative arts venue has received a $25,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation to support the replacement of the wheelchair lift, which is expected to cost $36,000.

Through a campaign of combined efforts to pursue grants and offer fundraising events, the organizations hope to have a new wheelchair lift in place by 2017.

Casco Bay High principal wins leadership award

Casco Bay High School Principal Derek Pierce has won the 2016 Silverberg Leadership Award from EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning), an education nonprofit that is redefining student achievement in diverse communities across the country.

Pierce was honored with the award for his exemplary school leadership, as one who has raised student achievement through deep implementation of EL Education practices. The award comes with a $5,000 cash prize.