BRIMWIN PEABODY, a second-grader at Pleasant Hill School, was recognized recently for his efforts to raise money for victims of last year’s earthquake in Haiti.

Peabody was recognized at the State House by Rep. Amy Volk of Scarborough.

He has collected more than $700 for the people of Haiti.


CADETTE GIRL SCOUT Troop 1164 and Junior Girl Scout Troop 1775 recently donated more than 250 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to Maine soldiers.

The troops made the donation with the help of JoAnn Miller, Elaine Greene and Carmen Footer, also known as the Freeport Flag Ladies. The Girl Scouts added a note to each box of cookies expressing their thanks and support.

SEVERAL PARENTS of students in the Morrison Center’s special-purpose school program launched a fundraiser to benefit the center’s non-ambulatory students.

Their goal is raising $13,000 for a LiteGait, a device that provides support and promotes balance, posture and mobility.

To make a donation, go to Donations can also be made to the Morrison Center, LiteGait Fundraiser Program, P.O. Box 1539, Scarborough, ME 04070-1539.


NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY recently held its third school-wide community service day, called Project: Reach Out.

Students traveled to about 15 locations from Portland to Bath and the Lewiston-Auburn area to participate in community service projects. Some of the places where students volunteered were the Auburn Public Library, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Portland, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Crystal Spring Farm, Freeport Conservation Trust and Habitat for Humanity.


THE METRO and South Portland bus service is selling its summer youth bus pass. People age 18 and younger can ride METRO and the South Portland city bus from June to August for $20.

The bus passes are available at the METRO Pulse on Elm Street and at Hannaford and Shaw’s locations on the bus routes, as well as city halls in Portland and South Portland.

For more information, call 774-0351 or 767-5556.

THE MORNING HOCKEY CLUB is looking for a few men or women to fill out its Tuesday morning roster for the 2011-2012 season.

Interested players should contact J.J. Mokarzel at [email protected]

Participants play from 7:10 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. Tuesdays at Portland Ice Arena from June 14 to April 2012. The cost is $440.


WPME-TV is holding open auditions for its new game show, “Kick Start,” for students entering the eighth grade in the fall.

The show is being billed as an updated “Double Dare” with a Maine twist. Contestants will attempt to win a $5,000 NextGen college account.

Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 4 at the WPXT-TV Studios on Ledgeview Drive. All applicants must bring a parent or guardian to sign a release form.

For more information, go to


THE CAPE ELIZABETH LAND TRUST has met the terms of its “25 for the 25th Challenge Grant,” a matching grant designed to recognize and honor the land trust’s 25th anniversary.

The goal of $25,000 in new donations to the organization was reached in just six months.