BOWDOIN COLLEGE was named the top fundraising college or university in Maine after the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life on April 16 at the Farley Field House. The 53 participating teams raised $59,000. For more information, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.


A NORTHEAST OFF ROAD Vehicle Competition Association drag race, held at the Sanford Municipal Airport on May 2 and featuring 100 racers in 4×4, Dragster, ATV and Street Class divisions, raised $2,600 to benefit the Waban programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The top four finishers were Ryan Normand, Norm Riche, Terry Taylor and John Lampros in Top Eliminator 4×4 and Dragster Class; Joshua Gochie, Larry Dagan, Greg Farwell and Bryce Legere in ATV Top Eliminator Class; Glen Googins, Rob Weymouth, Tom Dede and Mike Ward in 4×4 Street Class; Mike Chute, Christine Stevens, David Hart and Ryan Maloney in ATV Trail Class; and Marco Morin Jr., Zach Cavanaugh, Cole Danis and Thad Merrow in Junior Class.


CAROLINE GEORGE, a Bonny Eagle Middle School grade 7 student, has won first place in Maine and honorable mention nationwide in the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Students from grades 4-12 were invited to write a letter to an author (living or dead) regarding a specific piece of literature that has affected their lives. George wrote a letter to poet Robert Frost regarding his poem “Mending Wall.” George will receive a $150 gift card from Target and a $1,000 promotion grant for the Bonny Eagle Middle School Library.


THE NEWCASTLE-DAMARISCOTTA Women’s Club is accepting applications for its annual $500 Helen E. Timson Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to a Lincoln County woman who seeks financial assistance for further education due to widowhood, divorce or a spouse’s illness. The award is for a full- or part-time program of study, and may cover academic, vocational, paraprofessional or business training. The application deadline is Aug. 15. To receive a form, call 563-6232 or write to the Newcastle-Damariscotta Women’s Club Scholarship Committee at P.O. Box 726, Newcastle, ME 04553.


THE MAINE CHILDREN’S HOME for Little Wanderers, Maine’s longest-running nonprofit adoption program, has raised $15,866 toward its $50,000 goal to send underprivileged Maine children to overnight summer camp. The agency has provided the camper grants since 1967 through the Walk for Camp program. A fee of $250 will send a child to overnight summer camp for one week at Camp Susan Curtis in Stoneham, Camp Tracy in Oakland, Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop or Fair Haven Camps in Brooks. Donations and inquiries should be made to summer camp coordinator Devon Pooler at 872-0261.  


PROJECT AWARE, a local youth empowerment program, is offering scholarships for eligible young people to attend its third film institute in August with the addition of a special week for advanced students. 

The camp, operated in conjunction with Gum Spirits Productions, will support teens ages 13 to 18 in creating high-quality videos that raise awareness about a variety of youth social issues. The camps will be held Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16-22. For details, call 282-5598, e-mail [email protected] or go to



THE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM at Wells High School recently was honored for raising $13,000 to benefit breast cancer health and research during the Shootin’ for a Cure event. The money was donated to York Hospital’s Breast Care Center, which recently expanded to include an office next to Wells Urgent Care on Route 109.


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