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Win Four Tickets to the MOVETHATBLOCK.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the MOVETHATBLOCK.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
MoveThatBlock.com INDY 225 Sunday, August 14, 2011 3:30pm Oval | IZOD IndyCar® Series

“A New Breed of Speed” comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 14 for their only New England appearance.

At speeds of 200 mph, some of the most fearless drivers in the world will bring heart-stopping, wheel-to-wheel racing back to New England.

Brewer credit union School supply Drive

The Brewer Federal Credit Union is holding a school supply drive to benefit students who may need a little help in affording the required supplies they will need this year.  Last year, we were able to make a supply donation for every town in our charter.  With your help, we hope to make this year as successful as last.

We will be accepting donated school supplies for kids of all ages at the North Main Street and Dirigo Drive Branches from July 18th – August 26th.

We have been so fortunate to be able to count on the generosity of our members, volunteers, and staff.  We are committed to continuously working toward our goal of an ever present community spirit.

For more information and/or interviews, please contact David Defroscia, VP Operations at (207)989-7240.

 

Mid Coast Hospital Chosen as One of Maine’s 'Preferred' Providers

Mid Coast Hospital Chosen as One of Maine’s 'Preferred' Providers

 

Mid Coast Hospital was recognized today as one of just five hospitals in Maine, and the only hospital in the Greater Brunswick area, for demonstrating sustained high performance over five years by the Maine State Employee Health Commission.  The Commission’s Executive Director, Frank Johnson attended a presentation ceremony this morning at Mid Coast Hospital, where he recognized the health care provider as a “Preferred Tier 1 Hospital” for their consistent high marks in quality, patient safety, and clinical experience.

Johnson’s remarks pinpointed the health care priorities that are required to establish preferred provider status.

Register Now for MaineShare's Hike and Bike

Going for a hike or a bike ride this summer can help make Maine a better place to live. MaineShare's annual Hike and Bike event will take place now through Labor Day. This "Smaller Footprint" event allows participants to choose their own hike, bike ride, or walk from anywhere while raising money for MaineShare. The "Virtual Hike and Bike" works like any other event. You collect pledges, go out and hike or bike on the day that is convenient and send in your donations. The virtual format saves time, paper, and precious fuel while offering more flexibility for participants. With no expenses involved every dollar raised goes to MaineShare.

MaineShare raises funds for 38 statewide groups working for clean air, safe food and water, and equal rights for all the people of Maine. To find out more about MaineShare and to register for the Hike and Bike event visit: www.maineshare.org.

How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

Summer yard work and gardening are great ways to spruce up your home, grow your own food, and spend time outdoors. The trouble is, while gardening or working in the yard, we usually work in bent over, unusual positions for prolonged periods of time and can wind up with back, neck, and shoulder pain when we are done. Dr. MacArthur and Dr. McNally of Portland Chiropractic Neurology offer these tips to help keep your body safe before planting and pulling weeds:

  • Stretch your muscles.

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Maine Red Cross Blood Supply Drops to Critically Low Levels

Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments

The American Red Cross Northern New England has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.   While demand for blood products remains steady, donations to the Red Cross this summer are the lowest the Red Cross has seen in over a decade.  All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.  There are many contributing factors that make collecting blood difficult in the summer months.  Many donors are busy or traveling and school is out of session.  

“We urge eligible blood donors and first time donors to help reverse this trend and give blood to help us recover from the shortage, stated Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross – Northeast Division.

Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish

Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish

www.wiffleforawish.com
Playing a Kids Game for Kids

Who : Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish
What : A charity WIFFLEBALL tournament to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Maine
When : Saturday August 20th, 2011 8am registration, 9am games
Where : Union Street Athletic Complex, Bangor, Me
Why : We're playing a kids game for kids.  To cover all of the costs for an average wish for the Make A Wish Foundation it takes $6,000.  In our first year we raised $2000, in year two we doubled our teams and added some events and raised $5,550.  This year our goal is to be able pay for one wish ourselves and raise at least $6,000.  Teams from Presque Isle to Portland have played in the last two years to raise money and crown a champion of our tournament.  All of the funds raised stay right here in Maine and help Maine kids through the Make A Wish Foundation.
How : $100 entry fee for teams to participate, each