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CMCC names Student of the Year

Student of the Year Kayla Thayer of Auburn receives a  legislative sentiment from State Representatives Bruce Bickford of Auburn (l.) and Lester Ordway of Standish.

Central Maine Community College has announced that Kayla Thayer of Auburn has been named the school’s Student of the Year. She and six other Maine community college students were honored recently for their academic success and campus and community involvement at a ceremony hosted by the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.

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Autism Society director to address Rotary Club

Cathy E. Dionne

The guest speaker at the next meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Lunch Club on Thursday, May 9, from noon to 1p.m.will be Cathy E. Dionne, Executive Director of the Autism Society of Maine. The event will take place at the Village Inn at 165 High Street in Auburn. 

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Leavitt Senior recognized with Legislative Sentiment

Roy Varney (c.), with Sen. Jeff Timberlake (l.) and Rep. Joshua Morris

Roy Varney of Turner, a senior at Leavitt Area High School, was presented with a legislative sentiment in the Maine Senate recently by Senator Jeff Timberlake (R-Androscoggin). The sentiment recognizes Varney’s achievements of winning the Class A Boys Nordic Classical State Championship for the second time and the Pursuit Championship. He was also named Varsity Maine Boys Skier of the Year by the Portland Press Herald.

Norway Savings awarded “Best Wellness Employer Gold Certification”

Pictured here (l. to r) are Nick Mowatt of Occupational Medical Consulting, LLC and Tricia Brooks, Richelle Wallace, and Patricia Shields of Norway Savings Bank.

Norway Savings Bank was recently awarded “2019 Best Wellness Employer Gold Certification” from Wellness Workdays, an organization dedicated to creating and supporting worksite wellness programs that inspire employees to make simple and positive changes to continually improve their health.  

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Governor’s Address: Let’s Protect Maine’s Bounty for Our Children and Grandchildren

Maine’s natural resources are a cornerstone of our heritage and our economy. Protecting these precious resources is not some partisan rallying cry, it’s a responsibility that all of us share.

The movement towards a clean environment was led in Maine by Republicans like Harry Richardson, Sherry Huber, and Joe Sewall; on the national stage, it was led by Republican Senator Bill Cohen and Maine Democrats like Ted Kofman, Linda McKee, Ed Muskie and George Mitchell.

Maine people have always led the way in the pursuit of clean air, clean water, and uncontaminated soils.

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Trinity Jubilee Center plans Empty Bowls Supper

Everyone is invited to purchase a piece of pottery, eat dinner with their family, and enjoy live music; proceeds benefit the center’s soup kitchen, which serves nearly 30,000 meals each year.

The Trinity Jubilee Center will host its 15thth annual Empty Bowls Supper on Sunday, May 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church of Auburn. Potters from across the state have created hundreds of bowls, plates, and mugs and local restaurants will prepare dinner for the event. Everyone is invited to purchase a piece of pottery, eat dinner with their family, and enjoy live music.

The Jubilee Center is a community center in downtown Lewiston that is open six days a week. Proceeds from the Empty Bowls Supper benefit the center’s soup kitchen, which serves nearly 30,000 meals to the hungry and homeless each year.

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Bates Dance Program turns 50

The Bates Modern Dance Company performs “Appalachian Spring” in 1979. The photo was taken by Leonard Plavin, husband of Bates Dance Program founder Marcy Plavin.

Bates College will mark the 50thanniversary of the establishment of its Dance Program by the late Marcy Plavin with an informal performance by dance alumni and current students on Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at Schaeffer Theatre, located at 329 College Street in Lewiston. Free and open to the public, the event is offered in lieu of a formal evening performance that was announced earlier in the year. For more information, call 786-6161.

Androscoggin Bank hires new Executive VP

Karen Hayden

Androscoggin Bank has announced that Karen Hayden has joined their Senior Leadership Team as Executive Vice President, Chief Funding & Client Relationship Officer. In her new position, Hayden has responsibility for funding strategies, which includes providing a seamless and positive client experience.

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Certificate of Appreciation

Members of the Marine Corps League Central Maine Detachment 810 present a Certificate of Appreciation to the Cote Corporation for proudly displaying the United States flag.Pictured here (l. to r.) are Cliff Plourde, Joseph Masse, Claire Poirier, Dan Cote Sr., Charlie Paul, and Toby Blais.

Governor’s Address: Maine’s Hire-A-Vet Campaign Exceeds Goals

Earlier this week, I was proud to join a group of business people and veterans to recognize the growing number of employers who participated in Maine’s Hire-A-Vet Campaign last year.

Maine’s Hire-A-Vet Campaign had such ambitious goals last year -100 days, 100 employers, 100 veterans hired – some thought they’d never fulfil them. Well, they not only fulfilled these goals, they far surpassed them.

This program’s contributions to expanding Maine’s workforce, supporting businesses across the state, and improving the financial well-being of our veterans would be impressive in itself, but the fact that they surpassed these goals to such a degree is nothing short of astounding.

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