Google visits Maine to teach educators

Google visits Maine to teach educators

LEWISTON, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) -- Google is offering teachers the chance to use some of its technology -- for free. Some educators got a lesson in how to use these new tools at a summit in Lewiston.

The education team from Google hopes to see the standard book reports evolve into something more modern. Former Maine Governor Angus King says "we've got to start doing education differently because what we're doing now isn't working and yet education is the crucial element of the 21st century." 

Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union To Hold First Financial Fitness Fair Of The School Year

(Dover-Foxcroft) - Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union will begin its 8th year of hosting Financial Fitness Fairs for local high school junior and senior classes with its first fair of the 2011/12 school year at Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft.  The fair, which will be presented to approximately 130 seniors at the school, is happening on Wednesday, October 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Fall Robotics Workshop Schedule is Set

STATEWIDE: Maine Robotics has announced it's fall workshop schedule for teachers, parents and coaches who want to get started with the LEGO(r) MindStorms Kit or who are interested in participating in the FIRST(tm) LEGO(r) League here in Maine.

The workshops are being held in 5 communities around Maine, including Falmouth, Auburn, Farmington, Bangor, and Farmingdale.  Participants will spend the day building and learning to program the LEGO(r) robots to do simple and intermediate tasks.  No previous experience or equipment is needed, all equipment is provided by Maine Robotics.

Maine Robotics is Maine's premier provider of robotics and engineering afterschool programs and works with over 1300 students and teachers each year in developing a higher degree of STEM literacy.  We welcome you to come participate at these workshops and join the hundreds of schools and thousands of children in Maine that have become engaged in science, engineering and technology

CWC Angels Donates to Food Cupboards

CWC Angels Donates to Food Cupboards

The end of summer brings another tradition with it!  The CWC Angels School Store!  This summer, over 230 children were served with this school supply and clothing distribution program.  Everything from backpacks to socks and glue sticks to binders.  Through donations year round, the school store is stocked with brand new items to help all kids feel ready for the first day of school. 

The shoppers do have some responsibility placed on them too!  In order to earn "CWC bucks", the kids are encouraged to do extra chores, help others and get caught "doing good".  An extra $1 is earned just by bringing in a non-perishable food item.  This year about 200 food items were donated.  The Partnership Food Pantry and Hampden Food Cupboard were the recipients of this years donations.

Thanks to all who helped at the School Store!


Cinderella Project Fundraiser with Victoria Greeley!

Victoria Greeley of Bangor, has teamed up with The Cinderella Project to help provide prom gowns to teens for FREE.  In past years, Victoria has hosted Tea Parties and weddings and other special events.  Over the years, she has accumulated many prom and wedding gowns, cocktail dresses, tuxes and accessories in all shapes, colors and sizes.  Victoria is now liquidating her private collection with a portion of the proceeds and prom gowns going to The Cinderella Project.  Last year... The Cinderella Project had 149 girls check in and 132 dresses were given away!

DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE!  Victoria is selling many of the gowns for only $10.  It’s a great deal and a great cause!  The LIQUIDATION SALE is located at 196 Exchange Street in Bangor….Monday thru Friday 11 am til 5 pm.  For More Info call Victoria at 991-1511!