Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home

Habitat for Humanity of York County, community leaders, donors, supporters and volunteers gathered to celebrate the completion of construction on the Veterans Build at a dedication ceremony recently.

During the ceremony, Dorothy Bush Koch represented her father, former President George H.W. Bush, and spoke of his commitment to volunteerism.

Thirteen veterans organizations and a Veterans Steering Committee assisted with the Veterans Build. Mike McInnis, Manny DeAmaral and Jim Batchelder spoke at the ceremony. The Patriot Riders formed a flag line for the dedication.

Selectmen presented the ceremonial keys to the Holbrook family, the new homeowners.

Habitat homeowners contribute a minimum of 400 hours of “sweat equity” working on the construction of their homes and the homes of others. They participate in educational programs designed to strengthen the entire family and help to ensure their success as new homeowners.

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Rotary Club donates playset for Tedford Housing shelter

The Brunswick Rotary Club recently donated a large backyard playset to Tedford Housing’s emergency family shelter. The donation was made possible through a grant from the Rotary Foundation and a generous discount made by Lowe’s of Brunswick.

Several Rotary Club volunteers erected the playset over a weekend with the help of a family shelter resident and his children.


Tory Hill Meetinghouse winter hours resume

The Tory Hill Meetinghouse has resumed winter hours of 12:30 p.m. Sundays at 1197 River Road, routes 202 and 112.


Lee Auto donates $50,000 to Tree Street Youth project

Lee Auto Malls has donated $50,000 to the final phase of the Tree Street Youth’s “Campaign for Growth” to expand its youth center by 5,700 square feet, allowing for more classrooms and more recreation space.

Tree Street Youth is a nonprofit that serves students from the Lewiston-Auburn communities who live below the poverty line. The youth center’s daily programming offers academic support, arts and cultural enrichment classes.

The donation brings the amount raised to date to $1,100,000 of the $1.3 million needed to begin the renovation and expansion work.

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Southern Maine Health Care Walk-In Care center opens

Sanford’s first Southern Maine Health Care Walk-In Care center has opened at 25A June St., in the Goodall Medical Office Building.

The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for nonemergency care for minor medical conditions such as colds, flu, sore throats, strains, sprains, broken bones, ear, eye or sinus infections, cuts, abrasions, stitches and sports physicals. No appointment is necessary and Walk-In Care costs are comparable to an office visit.

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