March 12, 2012



Human resources scholarship

The Maine State Council of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Members) has a $500 scholarship available to be awarded to a human resources professional in Maine.

The scholarship can be used to help people earn a degree program, HR certification, or to provide financial assistance to attend a continuing education seminar or conference.

The application deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday.

For more information, go to


Senior center relocation

The Lakes Region Senior Center, located at the Little Falls School on Acorn Street in Gorham, has been notified that it will have to move in June.

The group is looking for help in securing another space in Gorham or Windham. The space must accommodate at least 50 people for membership meetings and special events. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information or to sponsor the group, call 893-9088.


Intern hired to help animals

Tasha Sanders, a senior at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, joined the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals as an intern for their volunteer program.

Sanders is expected to graduate in May with a degree in communications. People interested in volunteering for the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals should call 892-3040.


Applications for grant funding

The Maine Cancer Foundation is seeking applications for $125,000 in grant funding available for Maine-based cancer education and patient support programs. Awards will range from $1,000 to $10,000 and will be distributed to successful organizations by April 1.

Past grant funding has supported efforts such as hospice care, emotional support for the children and families of cancer victims, screening clinics, education opportunities for medical providers and transportation services.


Volunteers needed

The Maine Boat Builder’s Show is seeking volunteers to help staff the show Friday through Sunday.
Various positions available. Volunteers who work a 4 hour shift can earn a show T-shirt and free admission.

For more information, call 615-6271.


Scholarship applications

The Senior Center at Lower Village is accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded this spring. The Hartley Lord Scholarship will be awarded to a college student pursuing study in a field benefitting senior citizens. The Betty Eaton Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Kennebunk High School graduate attending University of Maine at Orono to pursue an education degree. Applications for both awards are available at the Senior Center. For details, call 967-8514.

Bee’s grand champion

Grade 5 student Brandon Hauser is the grand champion of the Sea Road School Geography Bee, with peers Nate Durham and Joe Bergeon placing second and third, respectively. Hauser is poised to represent the school at the Maine State Bee on March 30. The state winner will advance to Washington, D.C., to represent Maine in the 2012 National Geographic Bee in May.


Dress donations needed

The Cinderella Project of Maine is seeking donations of new and gently used dresses, jewelry and accessories for its upcoming Project 2012 Giveaway. That event will outfit high school girls who wish to attend prom but can’t afford to buy a gown. The giveaway will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at Reny’s Plaza. Dressing rooms will be available on site to try on gowns and project staffers will be on hand to help with the selection process. Dresses and donations can be dropped off at Belfast Area High School and other area locales. For more details, call Jessica Woods at 338-1790, ext. 310 or Tabitha Lowe at 338-6809.


Kids donate to Cupboard

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