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Maine Irish Children’s Program - Fundraising Event - DOG WASH

Maine Irish Children’s Program - Fundraising Event - DOG WASH

Only $15.00 per dog.  FREE TOY for each dog.   All proceeds will go towards sending a group of Young People from Maine to Northern Ireland to participate in a Cultural Educational Program through the Maine Irish Children’s Program.  Sunday, January 30th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Located at Fetch ‘n Fun, 194 Swamp John Rd. Wells, ME
 “MICP is a non-profit organization that has benefited
student’s in Maine for more than 25 years. We are
proud to host this event.”
Fetch ‘n Fun Owners,
John & Susan Joakim

The York County Shelter Programs

The York County Shelter Programs

The York County Shelter Programs, an emergency
homeless shelter in Alfred, Maine, would appreciate
the donation of a working evaporator and condenser
unit for a 10'x12' walk-in freezer.  The use of television converter
boxes have resulted in very poor or no television reception at the
Shelter. The donation of a basic Time Warner cable service
that would enable the residents to have the opportunity
to watch the news and some programs would be
greatly appreciated. Please call Mary Doyle at 324-1137
or email Mary at mqdoyle@gmail.com if you can help
with either one of these needs.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Grants Awarded

Recently the Maine Commission for Community Service challenged communities across Maine to develop volunteer service projects that unite community sectors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our challenge was met with an overwhelming response of 26 grant applications. We are happy to announce, the Maine Commission for Community Service, awarded 16 organizations $500 grants to implement Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects.
We encourage local citizens to contact a project in their community and take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This special day of service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. These service projects will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.

2nd Annual Drive-Through Nativity Again to Highlight Christmas in York

2nd Annual Drive-Through Nativity Again to Highlight Christmas in York

York-area residents and holiday visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a special Christmas celebration again this year as members of First Parish Church present the Second Annual Drive-Through Nativity, “The Journey to Bethlehem.”
 Staged as a living tableau with live actors portraying all the characters of the original Christmas story, the program will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday evening, Dec. 18, from 4:30 to 7:30pm, in the loop around Town Hall and the church in York Village. Admission will be free, and all are invited.
 Dozens of volunteers have worked for several months, according to Janet and Larry Cassidy, co-chairs of the event, and many more are signed up to work as actors on the evening of the performance. “The committees range from set design, props and costumes to carpentry, lighting and even live animals,” he said.
 “There will be seven distinct scenes,” Janet explained.

Awards Ceremony

Several members of the York County Sheriff’s Office and a York County Assistant District Attorney were honored at the New England Regional Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Conference on Tuesday evening (11/9/2010).  The awards ceremony was held at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. 

The group was honored for outstanding work on two major OCDETF Investigations, the investigations into Samuel Morrell’s drug organization and the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club.  Both investigations resulted in numerous arrests and significant seizures of drugs and drug proceeds.  The successful conclusion of the investigations resulted in major disruptions of the flow of drugs into Maine.

Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night

The York Police Department will be adding extra patrols for this year’s Halloween holiday.  Foot officers, mountain bike patrols, and unmarked patrol units will be added to insure the safety of our children throughout the community.  We are asking the community to help make this a safe time by “watching out for each other” and reporting any suspicious or unsafe activities immediately to us.

The Town of York will observe the annual Halloween trick-or-treat night on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 4:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PROGRAMS, WELLS RESERVE AT LAUDHOLM

Monday, November 1, 5 to 7 pm
Storms, Seawalls, and the Winter Beach. Walk Laudholm Beach at the Wells Reserve and learn how and why sand and stones shift between summer and winter. $7 general, $5 Laudholm member. Registration required at 207-646-1555. FMI http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Wednesday, November 3, 7 pm
You, Birds, and Birding. Nationally acclaimed authors Don and Lillian Stokes will be at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm to present their brand new book, the Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America and tell how they designed it for you, the birder of today. More than six years in the making and with over 3,400 color photos, this is the most comprehensive national photographic field guide ever published.