16th Annual Margaret Chase Smith Essay Contest

The University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan is accepting entries for its 16th annual essay contest for high school seniors.

From church sermons to conference sessions and campaign speeches, there is high anxiety expressed in these years of post-9/11 and the Great Recession that the American Dream is unraveling and that succeeding generations will see lower standards of living. In this year’s essays, the library invites Maine high school seniors to assess the current state of national affairs and describe their vision of the American Dream for the 21st century.

Entries are due April 2, 2012. Results will be announced May 1.

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March


CHANS Home Health Care Hospice and Volunteers Program is offering classes for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer. The Volunteer Training Program will run for 10 consecutive weeks from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning on March 1st in the conference room at the Hospice and Volunteer’s Building at 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. A completed application and pre-training interview is required before being admitted to the training program.

This free training prepares individuals to deal compassionately and sensitively with end-of-life issues in a volunteer capacity.

Real Estate Thursday: Maine To Receive 21 Million Dollars From The National Mortgage Settlement

Real Estate Thursday: Maine To Receive 21 Million Dollars From The National Mortgage Settlement


This blog is taken from the website that goes into great detail regarding the settlement.  My goal was to get the information out to those that may currently be underwater on their mortgage as there are streamlined solutions in place to assist homeowners through the settlement.  This blog is not a full explanation of the settlement.

Maine Credit Unions ‘Keep ME Warm’ With $30,000 Contribution

Maine Credit Unions ‘Keep ME Warm’ With $30,000 Contribution

In response to an urgent need to help offset cuts to the federal low income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, Maine’s credit unions made a collective contribution to the “Keep ME Warm” Program of $30,000.  The Keep ME Warm Program is a collaboration of the ten United Way organizations in Maine and the ten Community Action Programs.  The contribution will purchase nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel for families across Maine.

In presenting the check on behalf of Maine’s credit unions, John Murphy, President of the Maine Credit Union League, applauded the willingness of Maine’s credit unions to come together in a “cooperative effort.  Credit unions are located across Maine and have members in every community. To credit unions, helping members goes far beyond just providing financial services, it means so much more.  The opportunity to help families in communities throughout Maine heat their homes speaks directly to what credit unions are all about.

Lee & Tim Super Bowl promo

Gear in this promo was generously loaned to us by Teamspirit.

Photo gallery: Pats fans come in all shapes and sizes

Photo gallery: Football Fever


Meals on wheels drivers needed

Spectrum Generations Somerset is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors starting immediately.  Drivers are needed for Hartland, Skowhegan, Norridgewock, Anson and Madison routes. Recipients of Meals on Wheels (homebound seniors and disabled adults) are in jeopardy of going hungry if meals are not delivered.  Drivers are reimbursed for mileage.  If you, or someone you know, can dedicate 1-2 hours of your time twice a week, please contact Elizabeth at 474-8552.  For more information on Spectrum Generations visit

Social Media Monday - Did you hear about the Small Business Boost Contest Facebook is Running?


Could you use an extra $10,000 for your small business?

Facebook is running a contest for small business.