Community Spirit

Local Business Celebrates 25 Years by Giving Back to the Community

Heidi’s House Child Care Center will be hosting a free Family Fun Day on Saturday July 13, 2013 at Scarborough Memorial Park from 9am-2pm to celebrate 25 years of quality early childhood education and raise funds for Team Kyle.  Team Kyle, named in honor of Kyle St. Clair, a young boy from Scarborough who died recently after a life long battle with illness, raises and donates funds in Kyle’s memory to support causes related to children, serious illness, and the Scarborough community.

“Community giving has been a cornerstone of the Heidi’s House philosophy from day one,” says owner Heidi McDonald. “We are excited to invite everyone to come out and have some fun while supporting an important cause.”  

“It means a lot to our family to have the community give back in Kyle’s name.  Kyle lived by the philosophy ‘pay it forward’ and that’s just what this event will do,” says Kyle’s mom Kate St. Clair.

Open House and Celebration of Life

Our Cancer Institute is holding a celebration of life and open house of its newly-renovated facilities tomorrow. Well over 400 people have responded to our invitation.
 
Dr. Eric Larsen, medical director, will offer a few remarks; Stephanie Freedman, RN, survivor and clinical patient navigator, will read her original poem, "I Am Here"; Oncologist Dr. Tracey Weisberg will talk about efforts to enhance support for survivors; and survivor Ann Forest will share her story of overcoming cancer.
 
We’ll have self-guided tours of our the facilities. Physicians and staff will host 11 suites where visitors can see the improved care settings, meet our team members, and learn about the quality care provided. Guests taking the tour will be given a passport, which they’ll have stamped at each site. Completed passports will go into a drawing for a Kindle at the end of the program.
 
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RETURNING CHAMPS WIN SECOND ANNUAL MAINE RECYCLES CHAMPIONSHIP

Since early March sixty local schools have been competing to collect and "CLYNK" the most bottles and cans (per enrolled student) during the second annual "Maine Recycles Championship." Students across the state raised over $29,000 in cash and prize money and recycled more than 400,000 containers.

That's like saving the emissions equivalent of driving a car 76,379 miles!

The contest was sponsored by CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle and make a difference, and Hannaford Supermarkets.

Representatives from CLYNK will present the award checks and plaques to the winning schools this month.

And the Food Was Amazing! Thank You Cancer Community Center

And the Food Was Amazing! Thank You Cancer Community Center

 

I had such a great time last night! Here I am with Fran Seeley and Lisa Hachey at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. Every year the Center honors its many volunteers and we were all on the guest list for the 2013 Recognition Reception. Read more.