Summer Bash Yard Sale to benefit animal shelters

Animal Medical Associates has begun accepting donations of items for its annual Summer Bash Yard Sale, to by held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20 to support local animal shelters and rescues.

Donations can be dropped off at the Animal Medical Associates office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 838 Portland Road.

Proceeds from the sale will directly benefit nonprofits such as the Animal Welfare Society, Maine Greyhound Placement Group, Safe Haven Humane Society, Animal Refuge League, Lucky Pup Rescue and the Ever After Mustang Group.

For more details, call 282-515.


Organizers of biannual tour seek garden participants

The Falmouth Memorial Library and St. Mary’s Garden Club are looking for gardens to feature as part of their biannual Falmouth Garden Tour, set for June 21, 2014.

A variety of garden styles and sizes will be featured, including woodland and coastal, vegetable and flowers and those with features such as stonework and unique plantings.

Those who wish to have their gardens featured should call the library at 781-2351 or write to [email protected]

All proceeds from the tour will benefit Falmouth Memorial Library and St. Mary’s Garden Club to promote and support their programming efforts.


Doctor provides chiropractic care for the people of Peru

Dr. Stacey Cantrell of Women’s Wellness Comprehensive Care in Portland has just returned from a month-long visit to provide chiropractic care for the people in Peru.

Cantrell and teammates Dr. Rhea Zimmerman, Dr. Austin Komarek and Dr. Haley Thompson provided chiropractic services to some 2,600 Peruvians at Clinica Kausay Wasi, a clinic run by Sandra and Guido Del Prado.

Volunteers Jeni Olsen and Fiorella Butron were also a part of the team.

Olsen documented the work as the team photographer.

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Food Cupboard raises funds for move to new location

The South Portland Food Cupboard is moving to a new site later this summer and will hold three fundraiser barbecues to help defray the cost of the move.

The first cookout is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. The second will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. July 20 at St. John the Evangelist Church and the third will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 on the grounds of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Scarborough.

The Food Cupboard hopes to move to a 4,000-square-foot space in the South Portland area by the end of this summer.


Maine Cancer Foundation announces grant recipients

The Maine Cancer Foundation recently announced the recipients of more than $1.3 million in grant funding for cancer research, education and patient support programs statewide.

The 2013 grant recipients include Husson University, University of New England, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, University of Maine, Research Eastern Maine Medical Center Cancer Care, The Jackson Laboratory, Maine Migrant Health Program, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Dean Snell Cancer Foundation, Down East Hospice Volunteers, Hospice of Southern Maine, Lake Region Senior Services, Maine Cancer Foundation, On Belay, Penquis, Regional Medical Center at Lubec, Southern Maine Community College, Washington Hancock Community Agency Program, Cancer Community Center, Camp Sunshine, Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, and the Aroostook County Community Action Program.

The foundation also provides grants for transportation, screening, education, patient services and even professional development.

You can learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant programs at


Student artwork recognized at poster contest event

The artwork of 68 Wells-Ogunquit Community School District students was recognized recently at the Wells Conservation Commission’s 14th annual Student Poster Contest Awards night at Wells Elementary School.

This year’s contest theme was “Rivers and Streams of Wells.” There were 68 winning works selected from more than 400 entries.

The winning posters will also be on display at Wells Town Hall and Wells Public Library in the coming months.

Top three award winners from Wells Elementary School include:

Grade 1: Olivia Smith, David Patnaude, Brian Stevens and Colton Harding;

Grade 2: Sam Peters, Riley Bolton, Meagan Towne, Grady Roy, Chris Stathoplos, Tiffany Vevmany, Nick Olsen, Piper Fecteau, Jackson Carroll, Coco Allaire, Elise Chandler and Adam Green;

Grade 3: Jack Kaszubinski, Pierce George, Tristan Michaud-Nolan, Olivia Chase, Ezra Davis, Elle Meffert and Nicole Perkins; and Grade 4 – Tucker Brown, Kate Pinette, Gavyn Leighton, Michael Gregory, Jonathan Brown, Summer Sayward and Grace Marie Stevens.

Top three award winners from Wells Junior High School include:

Grade 5: Logan Bedell and Hailey Morrison;

Grade 6: Alexandra Chase, Vanessa Perreaut and Abigale Vigue;

Grade 7: Estelle Reardon, Abigail Bourque, Taylor McDermott and Emma Bernhardt;

Grade 8: Savannah Martin and Kate Goodale.

Wells Junior High School Grade 6 “science awards” include: Nathan Curtis, Kim Towne, Daisy Aromando, Brianna Michaud-Nolan, Duncan “Ben” Campbell, Brianna Ordway, Macy Austin, Mackenzie Foss and Andrew Ladlow.

Top three award winners from Wells High School include:

Grade 9: Elise McCormack-Kuhman, Willia Jack Hahn and Casey Bernhardt;

Grade 10: Allivia Lorusso, Brooke Nucci, Alexandrea Haye, Gretchen Vandawalker, Corey Ludden and Peter Valentino;

Grade 11: Sydney LaChapelle and Madilin Pagliarulo;

Grade 12: Howie Hall, Brandon Morton, Hannah Sayer, Judith Briand, Alexis Howard, Miranda Hussey and James Signoretti.


Volunteers gather to work during annual day of caring

Volunteers from all over southern Maine gathered at Waban on June 5 to lend their services for the United Way’s 18th annual Day of Caring event.

Local companies sent volunteers to spruce up Waban homes, such as Riverview and Cove Street, in advance of summer programming.

Companies sending volunteers included Jagger Bros., Thatcher Brook, Bonanza, Hannaford, Wasco and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Tom’s of Maine, Gorham Savings Bank, Goodall Hospital and the Southern Maine Re-Entry Center.

Other volunteers came from Pratt & Whitney, Unum, Evonik/Cyro and Hannaford.