PHIL DUBE, a member of the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, was recently presented with the “Unsung Hero Award.” Dube, of South Portland, has been an active member of the club since 1970 and has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.

TOWN & COUNTRY Federal Credit Union is kicking off its charitable giving campaign, the Better Neighbor Fund, which supports good works in Cumberland and York counties.

The credit union is encouraging organizations to submit their ideas. Next month, supporters will vote online for their favorite organization, cause or project.

A total of $25,000 will be awarded through eight grants for ideas that receive the most votes. There are three $5,000 grants and five $2,000 grants. The deadline to submit an idea is Sept. 26. For more information, go to


YARMOUTH ARTS awarded $7,200 in community grants so far this year.

The nutrition program at Yarmouth High School was awarded $1,000.

The Art Station, a proposed nonprofit community art center, was awarded $5,000 to support capital improvements and acquisitions.

“Poetry at the Library,” organized by Mary Dowd, was awarded $200.

Portland Playback Theatre Company was awarded $1,000 for “Ghost House Tours,” a program in conjunction with the Historical Society.


RESIDENTS at the Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living raised $1,000 for the Red Cross to support people affected by Hurricane Irene.