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Waterville Teacher Finalist for National Award

Laurette Darling of Albert Hall School could win Presidential Award for her science teaching

AUGUSTA – Laurette Darling, a fourth grade teacher at the Albert Hall School in Waterville, has been announced as a science finalist for the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teaching. If chosen as a winner, Darling will go to Washington, D.C. next year to be recognized. 

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to exemplary pre-college-level science and math teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process carried out at the state level.

MVH Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer

MVH Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer

AUGUSTA – Maine Veterans’ Homes is pleased to introduce Debra Fournier, RN-BC, MSB, as the organization’s new Chief Operations Officer.  Fournier has over twenty-five years of healthcare experience, most recently as the Vice President – Eldercare Services and Administrator for St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston from 2004 to 2010.  Fournier served six years as Director of Nursing at the MVH facility in Scarborough, from 1990 to 1996. 

“I am honored to be a part of such a great organization with an outstanding reputation nationally,” said Fournier.  “It is very fulfilling for me to come back to MVH and work with our 1,100 employees whose mission is caring for those who served.”

Fournier was the Director of Operations at St.

MVH Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer

MVH Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer

AUGUSTA – Maine Veterans’ Homes is pleased to introduce Debra Fournier, RN-BC, MSB, as the organization’s new Chief Operations Officer.  Fournier has over twenty-five years of healthcare experience, most recently as the Vice President – Eldercare Services and Administrator for St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston from 2004 to 2010.  Fournier served six years as Director of Nursing at the MVH facility in Scarborough, from 1990 to 1996. 

“I am honored to be a part of such a great organization with an outstanding reputation nationally,” said Fournier.  “It is very fulfilling for me to come back to MVH and work with our 1,100 employees whose mission is caring for those who served.”

Fournier was the Director of Operations at St.

FORTY-SEVEN TEAMS CONVERGE FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL FIRST LEGO LEAGUE COMPETITION

AUGUSTA, Maine – Three hundred and fifty 9 to 14 year olds made up the 47 Maine teams competing this Saturday at the 11th Annual FIRST™ LEGO® League Competition, held at the Augusta Civic Center.  Sponsored by Maine Robotics, the high-tech competition is the culmination of the September to December season.  The event was attended by the children, some 60 coaches, 80 volunteers and another 600 spectators.

This year’s theme in the International Competition is Body Forward and involved having the teams learning about biomedical engineering.  Each team will have researched a biomedical topic or health problem and will present their findings to the judging panels along with their possible solutions.  The teams have also been building and programming LEGO® Robots to compete on a playing field where they will need to fix broken bones, apply a cast, sort blood cells, dispense medicine, identify bad cells, do nerve mapping, and other missions.  The robots can

The Brew - 12/31/10

The Brew - 12/31/10

The Sweet Spot
24 Silver Street, Waterville, ME
Box Office:  207 873-2300

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December 31st, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

Tickets $15 adv, $20dos, 18+

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5th Annual Maine Green Home & Energy Show

Welcome to the 5th Annual Maine Green Home & Energy Show, Augusta Armory, Augusta, Maine, Exit 109, I-95, route 202, Western Ave. With plenty of FREE parking.  Show hours are Friday, October 15, 12 noon to 7pm, Saturday, October 16, 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, October 17, 10am to 4pm.
A special senior citizens day will be presented from noon to 7pm on Friday. Seniors 62+ get into the show for $5.00 per person (no coupons apply).
With shorter days and colder nights Mainers are now preparing for a long-cold and dark winter. Heating, windows, insulation, fuel saving devices and weatherization are on everyone’s minds. Costs of propane, natural gas, oil, wood and pellets becomes very important for long term ownership. Home owners want to prepare for savings and benefits of improvements for not only this winter however, for many winters to come.