Health

Food Mobile to Bring Nearly 10,000 lbs. of Food to Millinocket Community

WHAT : Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile will be distributing nearly 10,000 lbs. of nutritious food, including fresh produce, essential non-perishable items, and breads to people in need in the Millinocket area.

WHO: Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Millinocket and the surrounding area is welcome to attend

WHEN: Thursday May 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

WHERE: Peddler’s Hill, Millinocket, ME

WHY: Unemployment and economic hardship are significant problems in the Millinocket region at this time. The recent closing of the Katahdin Paper Mill has left an additional 450 workers jobless.

Patricia Lynn Corbin Memorial Walk/Run

Patricia Lynn Corbin Memorial Walk/Run

Sunday, May 15, 2011, 1:00 PM
"Patty's Race" - The Patricia Lynn Corbin Memorial Walk/Run will be held on the campus of Lee Academy. This memorail benefits a scholarship in Patty's memory. She was a Lee Academy honor student on the cross country and ski teams. She was a 17 year old junior when she was killed in a car accident on May 8, 2002. This course consists of beautiful scenic wood trails, dirt roads and some pavement. It is a wheel measured 3.15 miles. The LA gym, bathrooms and changing rooms are available. Water and Powerade are provided. Certificates are awarded to the top 3 female and male finishers overall and in several age categories.

(207) 738-2252
www.pattysrace.com

Spring 2011 Walk & Bike to School Events in Your Neighborhood

• Auburn, The Walton School, Walk to School Day, May 5
• Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Wednesdays, starting April 6
• Bridgton, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 17
• Brunswick, Jordan Acres Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Thursdays, starting May 5
• Brunswick, Longfellow Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days, all year
• Bucksport, Miles Lane School, Walk to School Day, May 13
• Calais Elementary School, Walking School Bus, Tuesdays & Thursdays starting April 26
• Camden, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 18
• Cutler, Bay Ridge Elementary School, Daily Walk & Ride to School Days, June 13 – 17
• Dresden Elementary School, Grades 3 -5 School Bike Trek, May 25
• Eagle Lake Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 25
• Falmouth,

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Governor Paul Lepage and the United Bikers of Maine will be celebrating Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month. The theme for this year is "Did You See Me". Distracted driving has become a major hazard to motorcyclists but also bicycles, pediatricians and other vehicles.   Lets step up the awareness of distracted drivers and make our highways a safer place to travel.   http://www.ubm-usa.org/  

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

17th ANNUAL EVENT ASKS 'WHAT'S YOUR MPG'

Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

2011 Katahdin ME Relay For Life

2011 Katahdin ME Relay For Life

Friday, June 17, 2011 6PM at Stearns High School
78 days left until Relay!


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