Community Spirit

Skowheagan Maple Festival

Skowheagan Maple Festival

Main Street Skowhegan- is planning a week-long Maple Festival featuring local products and showcasing downtown businesses. It starts March 18 and ends March 27, which is Maine Maple Sunday. Attached is a list of the events being held throughout Maplefest. We are hoping you will post the events in your community calendar.

"We're shaking off the winter blues and offering some fun for all ages," said Main Street Skowhegan Executive Director Jennifer Olsen.

Teens Who Care

Teens Who Care

We are very proud of our young people in the State of Maine and we need your help to find teens who are doing good work in our communities. Too often we hear about all of the “bad things” teens are doing. We want to make sure that people know there are teens in our state who are doing “good work” and making a difference.

We are looking for Teens who are volunteering in their communities. We will be recognizing individual teens and teens who are working together as groups.  One individual or group will be highlighted each month on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. Each teen recognized will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Groups will be given a $2,000 grant to be awarded to the non-profit they are helping.

Please help us find the teens and their inspirational stories to share around the state. Just go to our website and click Teens Who Care for an on-line form. No deadline.

Doggie Fashion Show

Doggie Fashion Show

WHEN: Sunday March 13, 2011
  2:00 PM

WHERE: The Old Goat
  33 Main Street 
  Richmond, Maine  04357

WHO: Hosted by Scott McIntire
  Owner of the Old Goat

WHY: Benefit the Coastal Humane Society

$2.00 entry to view the show

Raffles and Prizes

Contact Scott McIntire to enter your dog    737-4628

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Grants Awarded

Recently the Maine Commission for Community Service challenged communities across Maine to develop volunteer service projects that unite community sectors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our challenge was met with an overwhelming response of 26 grant applications. We are happy to announce, the Maine Commission for Community Service, awarded 16 organizations $500 grants to implement Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects.
We encourage local citizens to contact a project in their community and take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This special day of service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. These service projects will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.



Skowhegan, Maine – Gifford’s Ice Cream (, Maine’s award-winning ice cream company with more than 140 years in the dairy industry, wrapped up 2010 – the 30th anniversary of the opening of its Maine ice cream stands – with notable business expansion, several high-profile industry awards, and continued community outreach activities. 

“Like many businesses, we have faced pressures in this economy, but we’ve been able to boost our involvement in charitable activities even more, significantly grow our business, and earn awards for our ice cream in the process,” noted Lindsay Gifford-Skilling, vice president of sales and marketing.

Open House for ESM's new Whole Life Community Support Training Center

Jean A Gallant, ESM President, will be hosting an open house on Thursday November 4th, 2010 from 2pm - 7pm. The Whole Life Community Support Training Center is located at 209 North Ave. Skowhegan, ME 04976.

ESM employs 250 people and serves over 700 consumers throughout Central Maine.

Turkey-athon has nonprofit staff dressed like turkeys

Nonprofits in Washington County are conducting a Turkey-athon to collect turkeys for low-income folks' holiday dinners. Our own Susan Farley is going to dress up like a turkey tomorrow and stand in front of the Blue Bird Restaurant in Machias to collect donations. Other WHCA staff members will be dressed as a pea, a potato and a farmer. It is rumored that County Manager Betsy Fitzgerald will be a pea as part of the effort. There is a challenge to local police departments to donate 10 turkeys each if Susan pulls off this stunt.

The turkey and her friends will be in front of the Blue Bird Restaurant in Machias from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, October 22.