Friday, December 13, 2013
The American Cancer Society is looking for licensed cosmetologists in York County who are interested in becoming trained volunteers for its "Look Good Feel Better" program.
The program is a free, national public service program that helps women cancer patients improve their appearance and self-image by teaching them hands-on beauty techniques to manage appearance side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Hair stylists, wig experts and estheticians are invited to a free training session from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Southern Maine Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive.
For more details or to register, call Nicole Heanssler at 373-3701 or email Nicole.Heanssler@cancer.org.
Tech center cites pair
Biddeford Regional Center of Technology has named Christina Oliver, from Business & Financial Management studies, and Emily Doyon, from the Drafting-Engineering & Architecture program, as students of the month for January.
Each received a cash award from the Bank of Maine.
Other students who were nominated for the award were Alyssa Baldino, Brenden Dugal, Dominic Falzone, Mariah Gagne, Cheryl MacDonald, Hunter Parenteau and Sara Scott.
Bank opening helps hospital
Biddeford Savings Bank celebrated the opening of its newest branch on Route 111 recently with a $2,500 donation to Southern Maine Medical Center.
The funds will be used to buy 400 newborn sleep sacks to send home with all babies born at the hospital.
The sacks, known as wearable blankets, act as a preventive measure against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has strongly discouraged the use of loose blankets for newborns and infants because they can easily cover a baby's face during sleep, which may create the compromised breathing associated with SIDS.
The units feature an inverted zipper for easy diapering. They ensure babies stay safely warm all night while making it difficult for them to climb out of their cribs.
SMMC also received individual donations toward the purchase of the sleep sacks, including from the American Baptist Women's Ministries.
Event features book drive
The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District's annual Celebration of Reading Day event, held recently, featured 28 guest readers who visited with Wells Elementary School students in their classrooms to read such timeless children's classic as "Make Way for Ducklings" and "The Cat in the Hat."
This year's event featured a book drive to collect new or gently used children's books for libraries and day care centers damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Books collected will be shipped to the Bridges of Books Foundation with the cost for shipping to be paid by the Rotary Club of Wells.
Performance noted in Sports Illustrated
Wells High School senior and indoor track team member Denzel Tomaszewski was featured in the March 4 edition of Sports Illustrated magazine.
Tomaszewski was featured in the magazine's 'Faces in the Crowd' column that highlights exceptional performances around the country.
Tomaszewski set a state record of 6.46 seconds in the 55-meter dash and was voted by league coaches as the Western Maine Conference Championship's Most Valuable Male Track Athlete for the second year running.
Tomaszewski also placed fourth at the New England Indoor Track & Field Championship recently and ran the 60-meter dash in 7.15 seconds at the New Balance Indoor Track & Field Championships in New York City in 2012.
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