Tropical Smoothie Cafés raise $910,000 for Camp Sunshine

Over 300 Tropical Smoothie Café locations throughout the country raised $910,000 for Camp Sunshine through their National Flip Flop Day campaign.

Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Mike Rotondo and a number of employees recently visited Camp Sunshine to present the check during an oncology session sponsored by the company for 40 families at the camp.

Camp Sunshine is a retreat on Sebago Lake in Casco for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.


Audubon takes reservations for Hog Island lobster bake

Mid-Coast Audubon is accepting reservations for its benefit lobster bake, at 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Hog Island Audubon Camp.

A $40 donation will pay for a meal of lobster, clams, potato, corn and onion, dessert and beverages.

Boat transportation is included and departs from the Audubon dock at the end of Keene Neck Road at 10 a.m. and noon. Return ferry from the island is at 3 p.m.

Reservations are due by Saturday. Contact is Seafood Sue at [email protected] or mail checks to her at 12 Audubon Road, Bremen, ME 04568. Telephone is 380-1370.


Nonprofits invited to send in board award nominees

Camden National Bank, through The Bank of Maine Charitable Foundation, reminds local nonprofits to get their nominations in for the 2016 Leaders & Luminaries Award competition.

The statewide search is open to board members of 501(c)(3) organizations based in Maine, who have effectively used inspiration, creativity and ingenuity in board governance and whose contributions have led to the organization’s growth, successful transition or financial stability.

Four leaders will be selected for recognition and will be presented with $5,000 for each of their organizations.

This year’s winners will be honored at a ceremony to be held during the Maine Association of Nonprofits Executive Leadership Forum, “Building Board Engagement,” Nov. 10 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 2. For details and entry information, visit the Camden National Bank website at


Volunteeers sought to lead grieving support groups

The Center for Grieving Children is seeking volunteer facilitators to lead peer-support groups at its Sanford service site on Wednesday evenings and will offer six training sessions this fall.

Facilitators must make a weekly commitment to work with children, teens and their adult family members.

All facilitators complete a background check and go through the intensive 30-hour training before being placed in a support group.

The training sessions will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 and 29 and Oct. 4 and 6, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 8. For more details, call Beth Quinlan at 775-5216 or email [email protected]