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  • Published
    April 21, 2010

    Briefly

    THE ASSE INTERNATIONAL Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for boys and girls traveling to the United States. These students are 15 to 18 years old and will attend high school. Students are screened by the organization and families will have a choice of students by viewing their applications, photos and biographical essays. […]

  • Published
    April 21, 2010

    City Events

    PORTLAND Noam Chomsky to speak Linguist and activist Noam Chomsky will be keynote speaker for the annual “Give Peas A Chance,” peace dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday. The dinner, sponsored by Peace Action Maine, will be held at Woodfords Congregational United Church of Christ. Suggested donation for the dinner is $15. For more information, contact […]

  • Published
    April 21, 2010

    College Notes

    Dean’s List Boston University: Nathan Gardner, Windham. Gettysburg, Pa., College: Lauren Roedner, Saco; Sophie Schwinn, Auburn. Roanoke College, Salem, Va.: Christina M. Sargent, North Berwick. University of Rhode Island, Kingston: Nicole Belhumeur, Gorham. Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.: These students were named Charles O. Thompson Scholars for the 2009-2010 academic year: Jeremy Brown and […]

  • Published
    April 21, 2010

    Don Perkins: Fiddlehead fundraiser supports youth

    Thanks to the support of a local non-proft, a handful of at-risk kids are getting a taste of some positive possibilities for their future. Children’s theater helped one girl build confidence, while one teen realized he might just have what it takes to be in film. Fiddlehead Art and Science Center in Gray hopes to […]

  • Published
    April 21, 2010

    Juliana L’Heureux: Franco-Americans include five cultures

    Eighth-grade students at Falmouth Middle School learned about diversity within the Franco-American culture during Appreciating Diversity Day. French teacher Sarah Spring introduced programs highlighting the Franco-American experience. Presentations about eight different cultures were made. Patricia Wright, one of the guidance counselors who organized the program, said every grade level engaged in activities designed by their […]

  • Published
    April 21, 2010

    Pet Pourri

    HART OF MAINE The following cat is available from HART. For pictures, go to www.hartofme.com or call 829-4116. Ginny is a beautiful dark tortie. She is deaf, and suffers from mild arthritis in her hind quarters. A Good Samaritan took care of her for three months and loved her dearly; however their other cat began […]

  • Published
    April 14, 2010

    Blood Drives

    The following American Red Cross blood drives are open to the public: Today 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Andover College, South Portland 11 to 4 p.m., Central Maine Community College, Auburn 1 to 6 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Mechanic Falls Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moody’s Collision, Gorham Monday Noon to 6 p.m., St. […]

  • Published
    April 14, 2010

    Briefly

    LETTER CARRIERS across Maine on May 8 will conduct the annual Stamp Out Hunger drive. Last year, letter carriers nationally collected more than 73.4 million pounds of food. People who wish to donate should leave a sturdy bag with nonperishable foods, such as canned soup or vegetables, pasta or cereal, next to a mailbox before […]

  • Published
    April 14, 2010

    Faculty award

    University of Southern Maine: The Maine Humanities Council has presented the Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize to professor Joseph A. Conforti. The prize was established in 1998 to honor Carlson, a founding member of the Maine Humanities Council and the first woman president of a University of Maine System campus. Conforti founded the American […]

  • Published
    April 14, 2010

    Greater Portland events

    SOUTH PORTLAND VNA Hospice training Hospice is hosting volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at VNA Home Health & Hospice Office, 50 Foden Road. Training will continue April 26, May 3 and 10. Participants should bring their own lunch. To register, contact Ann Costello at 400-8726 or [email protected]   Cancer buddy program […]

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