Husson gets $142,300 grant to help revise its curriculum

Husson University announced that its school of science and humanities received a $142,300 grant to fund the school’s ongoing project, “Re-envisioning General Education.”

The funds will be used to support efforts to revise Husson’s general education curriculum. The grant was awarded by the Davis Educational Foundation, which was established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’ retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets Inc.


Library accepting donations for fundraising book sale

The Kennebunk Free Library is accepting donations of books, audios and videos for upcoming sales.

Their last book sale, held July 25, raised more than $1,400. The proceeds are used to fund various library projects. The library accepts donations Mondays through Wednesdays.

If the donation is more than one box, call 985-2173 to make an appointment.


MPBN drive collects over 175 musical instruments

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network announced that its musical instrument drive in June collected more than 175 musical instruments.

The instruments will be refurbished and distributed to needy young musicians statewide by MPBN’s partner in this endeavor, The Gifts of Music.

“The incredible generosity and caring of our members, listeners and viewers continues to inspire all of us,” said MPBN’s President and CEO Mark Vogelzang in a press release. “The donated instruments will mean so much to those aspiring young musicians and will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark with each of them as they pursue their love of music.”

MPBN collected the instruments at its Portland, Lewiston and Bangor studios for the entire month and received a broad range of instruments.


AARP seeks volunteers to help with tax preparation

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers for the 2016 tax season.

Volunteers will receive all the training they need to assist individuals with the preparation of federal and state basic income tax returns. The training, provided in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, includes tax law procedures, tax form preparation and how to use tax preparation software. Volunteers are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses, including mileage, and do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate.

This past tax season, 284 volunteers helped over 24,000 people file returns.

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Car show raises over $15,000 for Children’s Cancer Program

The Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show raised more than $15,000 for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program in Scarborough.

New Dimensions Federal Credit Union hosted the second annual car show. The funds raised will be matched by CO-OP Financial Services as part of its CO-OP Miracle Match program.


Church selling cookbook filled with history, stories

First Congregational Church in Searsport is selling “200th Anniversary Cookbook 1815-2015,” a collection of recipes, history, stories and original photographs.

The books cost $20, which includes a free e-book edition. Books can be purchased at the office for the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 338-5900.


Bank change event raises funds for Boys & Girls Clubs

TD Bank in Millcreek Plaza recently raised more than $2,100 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine by hosting a “bring change” event at its branch.

Bring Change is a new TD Bank program that celebrates the spirit of giving and the impact that small change can make on a community.

Through the program, patrons bring in change and use the penny arcade to change coins into cash, donate any or all, and TD Bank matches donations up to $2,000.