Student artists to be celebrated on 2012-13 laptop screensaver

Twenty student artists will have an audience of more than 72,000 students and teachers for their artwork starting this fall. The 20 students from across Maine have won the honor to have their artwork included in the Maine Learning Technology Initiative laptop screensaver for the 2012-13 school year.

More than 380 Maine students submitted images to be considered for the 2012-13 screensaver. Students and teachers voted on their favorites, and two of the 20 featured works were the top vote getters. An independent panel of three judges selected the other 18 pieces.

Many of the images are photographs, though several students used pencil, paint, clay and other media to create their images.

“The arts are an essential part of the student experience in Maine. The arts offer students the opportunities they need to explore their passions, discover their talents and apply their creativity,” said Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen.

Resume Reviews, Job Search Suggestions, & Interview Tips

Resume Reviews, Job Search Suggestions, & Interview Tips workshop will be held monthly: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, and February 14 & 28, 2012  11a-1p, by appointment, at the Business & Career Center, 1st Floor, Waterville Public Library.

Experienced recruiter Tonya Clark is available at the Waterville Public Library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 11am-1pm.

Tonya is available to:

review resumes and make suggestions

provide interview tips

conduct mock interviews

Sign-up by stopping by the Library Information Services Desk, calling 207.680.2603 or emailing




















Unity College Student Group to Hold Anti-Violence Event

There is never an appropriate context for violence in a relationship. 

That is a central message of ALA (Ask, Listen and Act), a Unity College student group that promotes campus-wide education programs designed to promote awareness of health and wellness in all of its forms.

On Tuesday, February 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Four-Team Improv Comedy “Lovers’ Quarrel” to Rock the Stage of Mt. Blue High School

This February, Farmington celebrates Valentine’s Day with candlelight dinners, chocolate hearts, improv comedy and brutal competition.  Saturday, February 11, at 7 p.m., three western Maine improv groups take to the Mt. Blue High School stage to square off against one another and Rhode Island’s Laughletics in a four-way Lovers’ Quarrel where only the funniest will survive.

Unprecedented in the history of western Maine improv comedy, the Lovers’ Quarrel casts friend against friend, teacher against student, comic versus comic.  Hosted and refereed by Laughletic’s Jimmy Sorrel, the festivities involve teams challenging one another to the sorts of improv games seen on television’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? The audience provides not only the suggestions for the actors, but also the final verdict.  Who wins and loses depends upon the crowd’s applause.

Facing off that evening will be Mt.

Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Students and staff of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick recently held a Kindness Assembly during which they educated each other and celebrated healthy living.

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Major birth defects are conditions that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body; are present at birth; and have a serious, adverse effect on heath, development, or functional ability.“ Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focuses on one of the most common types of birth defects, congenital heart defects. Each year, nearly 40,000 infants in the United States are born with heart defects, which are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. As medical care and treatment have improved, those with congenital hearth defects are living longer lives.

January 8-14 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Not all birth defects can be prevented.