Community Spirit

KVCAP to Host Turkey Round-Up Fundraiser to Feed Households in Need

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) is coordinating with local food banks to bring turkeys to needy Thanksgiving tables throughout Greater Waterville this year. The Turkey Round-Up will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 at Elm Plaza in Waterville. All money raised will be used to purchase turkeys for Thanksgiving basket distributions with food banks and soup kitchens in Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield, Oakland, as well as the parishes of Sacred Heart and St. John’s Church.

In previous years, food banks and soup kitchens have been able to purchase turkeys for as low as 15 cents per pound from regional charitable distribution operations.  Due to a slowly recovering economy, state and federal cutbacks and reduced donations, food banks received early notification that this market cost would not be available.

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

 

Breast cancer survivor and Cumberland Foreside resident, Laurie Hyndman, pays it forward.

“We are grateful for Laurie’s energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Center,” says Michele Johns, Executive Director of the Cancer Community Center (CCC) of Laurie’s recent appointment to the Center’s Board of Directors and ongoing support of the CCC.

“I walked out of my doctor’s office having just had the diagnosis confirmed. I had breast cancer,” says Hyndman. “I drove straight to the Cancer Community Center to sit down with my pal, Michele Johns. I hadn’t been there before, but I knew what the center did. Needless to say, I never ever thought I’d need the CCC’s services. Michele armed me with literature about breast cancer, shared the many program offerings that might help me on my journey and, most importantly, offered her love and support. What a difference that can make.

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer.

I’m doing things a bit differently for Philanthropy Friday today. I’m putting you up to a challenge.

Ceremony Marks the Restoration of Mid Coast Hospital’s Nature Trail

On September 27th, Mid Coast Hospital will host a ceremony to mark the restoration of its Nature Trail. This wooded walking path winds through the forested wetlands area between the hospital and the protected estuary and salt water marshes of Thompson’s Brook.

Accessible through the hospital’s Healing Garden and parking lots, the trail offers more than 3,300 feet of prepared walking paths that patients, visitors, staff, and the community can use for exercise in a beautiful outdoor environment. Benches located near scenic areas along the path allow those wishing to pursue a more leisurely pace, a place for quiet rest and contemplation.

The Nature Trail is part of Mid Coast Hospital’s initiative to provide a healing environment for patients, their families, and the community as a whole.

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

Not just another diet program . . . REAL help with long-term weight loss!

Not just another diet program . . . REAL help with long-term weight loss!

Enroll TODAY! Register now for the next 12-week session of the popular Mid Coast Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change. Classes begin Thursday, September 13. Space limited to 16 people. See flyer for more information or visit www.midcoasthealth.com/weightloss.

Longfellow Chorus Announces "Kickstarter" Campaign

Longfellow Chorus Announces "Kickstarter" Campaign

The Longfellow Chorus announces the start of a thirty day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its documentary, produced in Maine, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America, 1900-1912.

This unique documentary features a rare performance of a Coleridge-Taylor composition for violin and orchestra as performed in the Music Shed of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival on the centennial of its premiere, June 4, 1912, by Maine violinist Lydia Forbes.

The list of musical works by English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912) — a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London — includes over one hundred compositions written in the classical style of the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods: operas, cantatas, ballets, symphonic works, instrumental compositions, theater music and songs.