May 27, 2013



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Teen2Teen VidFest top four winners pose after receiving their awards during a special screening night of their short public service announcement films. Pictured from left are Ploypailin Intarawut, Nathan Austin, Aidan Shadis and Sammy Zaidi.

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Southern Maine Medical Center’s pharmacy pirector Joe Bernier, left, and pharmacist Susan O’Connell, right, present Anne Hane the Lauren Shulman Volunteer of the Year award for 2013. Hane has been a volunteer at SMMC for eight years, spending more than 4,000 hours helping in the pharmacy.

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SMMC volunteer cited

Southern Maine Medical Center recently honored Arundel resident and longtime volunteer Anne Hane with the Lauren Shulman Volunteer of the Year award for her exemplary contributions and dependability on behalf of the organization.

Hane has volunteered at SMMC for eight years, contributing over 4,000 hours of her time in the pharmacy.

She also received a spot on the 2013 Maine Honor Roll, the governor's award for volunteers who devoted 500 or more hours to serving their community last year, as well as a Presidential Service award.

Hane's achievements were celebrated along with other volunteers, who contributed a total of 33,000 community hours to the hospital in 2012.


Teen-made films shown

Teen filmmakers recently packed the Skidompha Library's Porter Meeting Hall for a screening of short films by 12 student directors that address issues such as teen tobacco use, distracted driving and bullying.

It was all part of the Teen2Teen VidFest, that supports the aspirations of future filmmakers who desire to educate the public about a variety of issues.

In the end, Ploypailin Intarawut, of Lincoln Academy, won the $1,000 top prize for her short film, a public service announcement on teen tobacco use.

Nathan Austin, a Wiscasset High School junior, won $500 for his short film detailing the dangers of texting while driving. And, Sammy Zaidi won third place and $250 for his film on distracted driving.

Aidan Shadis, of Lincoln Academy, won the Audience Award of $100 and a trophy.

The films will air on local public access channels and can be viewed online at TruthLinc on Twitter and Facebook. Go to:


Camp volunteers sought

The Board of Camp to Belong Maine is seeking volunteers to help run its camp, which seeks to reunite Maine siblings who are separated by foster care during a week-long camp program.

Fun, mature, compassionate community members from all walks of life are needed to serve as camp counselors from Aug. 16-24.

Following a two-day orientation, volunteers will supervise camper cabins, sing silly songs, and guide siblings through activities that celebrate missed milestones and create new memories.

Adults ages 18 and older are eligible to apply and must pass a thorough background screening in order to be considered.

For more details, call Heidi Krieger, executive director of Camp to Belong, at 899-7507 or email

Bowling for scholars

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association raised more than $10,000 during its first "Strikes for Scholars" bowl-a-thon fundraising event held recently at Bayside Bowl.

All proceeds will fund scholarships for Maine students pursuing studies in architecture, construction or engineering through the ACE Mentor Program (


Baseball's life lessons

Portland Sea Dog assistant general manager and director of media relations Chris Cameron and assistant general manager and director of sales/promotions Liz Riley recently visited students of Bonny Eagle High School's sports and entertainment marketing class to share their experiences and expertise of working in the real world.

Riley and Cameron spoke with students about their personal backgrounds and path to where they are now.

They also explained the marketing aspect of sponsors, streams of revenue, promotions, gross impressions, and other valuable information for sports and entertainment marketing students.


Animal shelter takes prize

The Animal Refuge League has won a $1,000 prize in The Animal Rescue Site's 2013 Shelter+ Challenge, offered online in conjunction with Petfinder.

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Biddeford Regional Center of Technology recently honored Steven Doherty, from Business Information Technology, as a Student of the Month. He received a monetary award from Bank of Maine.

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Biddeford Regional Center of Technology recently honored Dominic Falzone, from Auto Body, as a Student of the Month. He received a monetary award from Bank of Maine.

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