Visiting nurses’ project awarded $15,000 grant

The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to HomeHealth Visiting Nurses to support the development of an “Integrated Chronic Care Model,” a patient-centered, evidence based model to improve quality of home health care to vulnerable elders at risk of hospitalization or facility placement.

For more details, call (800) 660-4867 or visit


Model A Huckster, Model T donated to auto museum

Two antique Ford automobiles have been donated to the Seal Cove Auto Museum by Barbara MacQuinn in honor of her late husband, Ronald P. MacQuinn. The donated cars, a 1928 Ford Model A Huckster and a 1926 Ford Model T, were unveiled at the museum’s annual meeting recently.

The Huckster is a style of vehicle used in the early part of the 20th century by peddlers. Normally built by converting a pickup body, the rear of this type of vehicle was often fitted with a wood enclosure giving plenty of space for wares for sale, such as fruits and vegetables.

The Model T is a two-door sedan.

For more details, call 244-9242 or go to [email protected] .org.


District sends 37 boxes of books to Sandy victims

This spring, the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District hosted a book drive at all of its schools to collect children’s books for children in New Jersey whose access to books was affected by Hurricane Sandy.

In June, thanks to the generosity of parents, students and others in the community, book drive volunteers shipped 37 boxes containing 2,243 books to the Bridge of Books Foundation, a nonprofit, volunteer organization in New Jersey that receives and distributes donated books to children at risk. 

The book drive was part of the Wells-Ogunquit CSD’s annual Celebration of Reading.

The books were sorted, counted and boxed by volunteers from the district’s School Volunteer Program.

The Wells Rotary Club paid for the postage to transport the 803 pounds of books.


Chain’s Flip Flop Day raises $515,000 for Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, received a $515,000 donation Monday from Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

The proceeds were raised from the national smoothie and sandwich chain’s National Flip Flop Day campaign.

To support Camp Sunshine, call 655-3800 or visit


Montessori students raise $1,100 for animal rescuers

The elementary class of Cornerspring Montessori School raised more than $1,100 at the end of the school year to donate to three local animal rescue organizations as part of their community service work.

Each year the students, ages 6 to 12, research, discuss and choose an organization or a group to support.

This past school year the class decided to support Tenth Life, cat rescue and adoption; Hope Elephants, care of retired circus elephants; and Spirit of Hope, horse rescue and adoption.


School’s scholarship fund for women gets $500 boost

Catherine McAuley High School in Portland was awarded $500 from the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program to support a scholarship fund for young women at the school. For more details, go to

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