AWS celebrates volunteer appreciation

In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Animal Welfare Society would like to send out a special thanks to the many volunteers who assist them throughout the shelter and make their work possible.

“Cleaning, walking dogs, filing paperwork, manning events, aiding visitors, and more, there as so many things that volunteers do for us. Last year they amassed over 11,000 hours of service, an astonishing number. We appreciate every moment, not just during this week, but throughout the entire year.”

Saco resident affiliated with Coldwell Banker

SACO — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England has announced that Saco resident Jessica Tkacik has affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office. As a sales associate, Tkacik will provide residential real estate services in Saco as well as the surrounding communities of York and Cumberland counties.

Tkacik has become a real estate sales associate after extensive experience in sales and marketing with local and international companies including Lululemon, The Sunrise Guide and Saco Sport & Fitness. Additionally, Tkacik has spent many years working in outdoor education with teens and adults with developmental disabilities.

As a member of the Southern Maine community, Tkacik has been active in numerous organizations, including Special Olympics Maine, National MS Society, Portland’s First Friday Artwalk, Lyric Music Theater and Portland Players.

Tkacik can be reached at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Saco at 282-5988 and by email at [email protected]

To date, RMHC has raised $28,600 for charity

BIDDEFORD — On Feb. 13, 230 people joined the Oldies Dance Group in their efforts to dance the night away while raising $2,808 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine.

To date the group has raised over $28,600 for RMHC of Maine. For more information, visit