September 23, 2013



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The Bridgton Hospital Guild recently recognized volunteers with award pins. Leading volunteers included, from left, Diana Fallon (574.5 hours), Jeffrey Hanscom (535 hours), Sandra Weygandt (898 hours), Susan Strong (954.75 hours) and Emily Hammerlee (1,207.5 hours).

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Broadreach Family & Community Services and CedarWorks staffers pose during the dedication of playground equipment that CedarWorks donated recently. From left are Helen Kosmo, Broadreach board member; Mary Bailey, Broadreach director; Kate Quinn Finlay, Broadreach executive director;  Barrett Brown, CedarWorks owner and president; Teri Kenniston, CedarWorks customer service manager;  and Allison Heidorn, CedarWorks marketing coordinator.

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Recycled ink cartridges to fund scholarships

The Buxton Garden Club is collecting used Inkjet cartridges and cellphones to fund its Bonny Eagle High School Scholarship for graduating seniors.

Collection boxes are at Buxton Recycling Center, Buxton Town Hall, West Buxton Library, Salmon Falls Library, Hollis Town Hall and Hollis Center Library.


Community services agency dedicates donated playset

The dedication of a CedarWorks Mountain playset took place Tuesday at Broadreach Family & Community Services' Mid-Coast Children's Services location in Rockland.

CedarWorks owner Barrett Brown donated the structure to the non-profit organization, which serves pre-school children with early childhood programs and services.

The new playset is one of the largest outdoor models that CedarWorks makes and retails for over $14,000.

CedarWorks has been crafting child, parent, and earth-friendly playsets for more than 30 years.

Broadreach is a private, non-profit organization that provides programs for people of all ages in Waldo and Knox counties.


Hospital Guild cites 36 active volunteers

Members of the Bridgton Hospital Guild gathered for a luncheon recently to honor the volunteer commitments of 36 Guild members representing nearly 10,000 hours of volunteer service to the Bridgton Hospital.

The following volunteers were recognized: 500 hour pins -- Diana Fallon, Jeffrey Hanscom, Emily Hammerlee, Susan Strong, Sandra Weygandt.

250 hour pins -- Thrift Shop volunteers Marjorie Blaney, Terry Curns, Ann Ineson, Jean Kobrock, Ellia Manners, Sherry Morrison and Twitchell Cafe volunteers Peter Bollen, David Croteau, Eileen Croteau James Fallon, Tanya Gilly, Barbara MacLean, Mary Ann Poel, Elna Stone, Tom Stone, Jak Sandus, Fern Twitchell, and Don Wright.

100 hour pins -- Thrift Shop volunteers Karen Gervais, Fred Hammerlee, Marlise Libby, Ginnie Moran, Glenice St. Peter and Mary Wentworth and Twitchell Cafe volunteers Marion Brennon, Marie Darna, Beverly Forbes, Tom Hunt, Pam King, Charlotte Perham and Robin Sandus.

Volunteers received lapel pins.

Guild membership applications are available at the Twitchell Cafe or Guild Thrift Shop or by going to


Saddleback seeks teacher to ski for free

Over the past few years, Saddleback has recognized honor students through the PEAK Pass Program (Promoting Education and Activity for Kids), offering reduced ski passes to kindergarten through grade 12 honor students.

The year, the program is offering students an opportunity to reward a teacher who has contributed to their academic success with a Saddleback PEAK Pass.

Nominators must submit an essay of 200 words or less, stating why the nominated teacher deserves a Saddleback Season Pass.

Those essays can be emailed to or mailed to Saddleback Maine, P.O. Box 490, Rangeley ME 04970.

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 26.

All essays will be reviewed by the Saddleback staff and five finalists will be chosen.

The five selected essays will be published online on the Saddleback website,

The public will then vote for the essay of their choice, with voting taking place from Nov. 1 through 16. A winner will be announced Nov. 29.


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