Community Spirit

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.

 

CLYNK Rolls Out Winning Artwork From Maine Students

More than 350 Maine students in grades K-12 entered the first-ever CLYNK for Art School Competition by creating artwork to inspire recycling. CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle and make a difference, recently announced the six winners:

Colby Frost from George E. Jack Elementary School in Standish Kayleigh Therriault from Mill Stream Elementary School in Norridgewock Maija Jacobs from Westbrook Middle School in Westbrook Ellie McGee from Mount Desert Middle School in Mount Desert Senna Bui from South Portland High School in South Portland Emma Jordan from South Portland High School in South Portland

Diane Dusini of Scarborough Honored by Maine Law Alumni Association

Diane Dusini of Scarborough Honored by Maine Law Alumni Association

Diane Dusini of Scarborough, a divorce lawyer and president elect of the Maine State Bar Association, will be honored April 11 at the annual dinner of the Maine Law Alumni Association.

Dusini graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 1987. She will receive the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her significant contributions to the legal profession and her longstanding support of the law school.

A native of Keene, N.H., Dusini began her career as a tax lawyer, and later focused on family law, specifically the tax and business implications of divorce. She is a partner at the firm of MittelAsen LLC in Portland. Dusini is certified by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts as a Certified Divorce Planner and is listed in “Best Lawyers in America.”

Scarborough Downs Prepares for Opening Weekend

The Scarborough Downs staff is busy gearing up for Opening Weekend as the 108-day, 2013 live harness racing meet gets underway on Saturday, March 30th at 4 pm and Sunday, March 31st at  1:05 pm. Fridays will be added to the schedule beginning April 5th (4:00 pm post). The track is pleased to be racing on Monday, May 27th Memorial Day (1:05 pm post), and Thursdays will be added to the live race schedule June 20th (4:00 PM post).

“It’s been a long winter, and we’re counting down the days until racing starts up at The Downs,” said one fan on the Scarborough Downs Facebook page. “We know it’s spring when it’s opening day!” A sentiment shared by many.