2nd Annual Barrels Community Dinner by the River

Saturday, August 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
at Head of Falls in Downtown Waterville
Tickets: $50 per person, includes all local, multi-course meal and 2 drink tickets (available at Barrels Market, 74 Main St.)

Join us for a riverside dinner, featuring an all-local menu of creative canapés and appetizers, local beer and wine, salads, vegetables, free range and hormone-free meats, whole grain breads, and dessert - all served by Barrels Community Market volunteers.
4:30-5:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres & cocktail hour
5:30-7:30 p.m. Seated dinner

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.



Joins Statewide “Tools for School” Campaign to Provide 500 Students in Southern Maine with Backpacks Stocked with Notebooks, Calculators, Rulers and More!    

July 13, 2011 - KENNEBUNK, ME.  As children and adults throughout Maine enjoy a well deserved summer vacation, the United Way of York County and several community partners are thinking ahead to make sure that children enter the new school year ready to learn, equipped with the tools they need to succeed, by joining a statewide effort to provide donated items such as backpacks, calculators, pens, pencils, rulers and composition notebooks to children unable to afford them. 

“One of our primary goals at United Way is to create and support efforts that help children and youth meet academic milestones and graduate on time,” says Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of United Way of York County.

Kents Hill Receives $2.3 Million From The Harold Alfond Foundation For The Akin Learning Center

Kents Hill School is the grateful beneficiary of a $2.3 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation, which will support the construction of a new learning center. The Akin Learning Center at Kents Hill School is named for the President of the Kents Hill Board of Trustees, Steven P. Akin, his wife, Jane, and their daughter, Susan, class of 2003.

WinterKids appoints new Executive Director

WinterKids, the non-profit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity, today announced the appointment of its new executive director, Julie D. Mulkern. Mulkern, who served as WinterKids' development director since September 2008, brings 12 years of professional non-profit experience to the organization, including resource development, program development, and staff and volunteer management in the public health sector.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julie to the executive director post," said Anna Fincke, president of the WinterKids board of directors. "Her creative vision, compassion and experience will shape and expand WinterKids in exciting ways, and guide our efforts to get more kids outside and active in winter.

Cameron Campbell receives 2011 Ezhaya scholarship

Cameron Campbell receives 2011 Ezhaya scholarship

WATERVILLE - Cameron F. Campbell of South China is the recipient of the 2011 Joseph B. Ezhaya Scholarship, Kimberly Lindlof, president and CEO of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, said Monday.

Campbell is a 2011 graduate of Erskine Academy

As a student at Erskine, Campbell was president of the student council, was an Eagle Scout who finished an 85-foot fence and planted gardens, trees and shrubs. He pursued various community service projects including organizing dress-down days by which money was collected for needy families.

He plans to continue his post-secondary education at the University of Maine at Orono.

The Joseph B. Ezhaya Scholarship fund is given in memory of Joseph Ezhaya, a dedicated community volunteer. The emphasis on this scholarship is placed on citizenship and community service.

Maine Adult Education to present Foundations For Success

The Maine Adult Education ( has announced the line-up for their annual conference, this year titled “Foundations For Success”. To be held June 21-23, 2011, at Colby College in Waterville, participants will be treated to workshop sessions on topics of interest to adult education practitioners in settings including public school programs, post secondary and workforce settings, and in organizations and agencies serving adult learners.

There will be a pre-conference on Tuesday, June 21 from 8:30-4:00 on the subject of Integrating Career Awareness; Enhancing College and Career Pathways, presented by Sandy Goodman of World Education in Boston.