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Skyline Farm plans Plow Day


See horses plow a field the old fashioned way on Skyline Farm’s annual Plow Day on Saturday, May 14. (Photo by Sarah Walsh)

Teams of horses will demonstrate the true meaning of the term “horse power” when they plow a portion of a field the old fashioned way on Skyline Farm’s 8th annual Plow Day on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Evergreen Subaru donates $25K to Boys & Girls Club


Pictured here (l. to r.) are Christian Duchette, Angie Lafayette and Barry Dean of Evergreen Subaru; Ann Messinger of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine; General Manager Doug Weisz of Evergreen Subaru; Jim Costello Jr., Past President of BGCSM; Andie Hannon, Director of BGCSM’s Auburn-Lewiston Clubhouse; Lynn Weisz of Evergreen Subaru and Bill Bergeron of Subaru of New England.

As a result of Subaru’s national “Share the Love” program of late 2015, Evergreen Subaru of Auburn recently donated $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s Auburn-Lewiston Clubhouse. During the event, patrons who bought a new Subaru at Evergreen had an opportunity to choose one of five charities to which Subaru would donate $250. The Boys & Girls Club was named this year’s Hometown Charity by Evergreen.

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Coral Buck named CMCC Student of the Year


Buck (c.) is pictured here with Life Sciences and Allied Health instructor and department chair Ros Arienti (l.) and learning and advising specialist Bobbi Burke.

Coral Adelle Buck of Windham has been selected as Student of the Year at Central Maine Community College. She and six other Maine community college students were honored recently for their academic success and campus and community involvement at a ceremony in Augusta hosted by the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.

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AHCH honored with House Sentiment


The members of Lewiston-Auburn’s State House and Senate delegations joined together recently to sponsor a special House of Representatives Sentiment to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. The event was attended by AHCH President & CEO Julie Shackley, Marketing & Development Director Jim Bouchard and Therapy Supervisor Lynsay Henry.

Louis Philippe concert to benefit Platt Pipe Organ Fund


Among his many musical talents, Philippe is known for his ability to organize diverse singers in lively, nourishing worship music.

Maine singer and recording artist Louis Philippe will grace the stage – the altar, that is – of Sacred Heart Church in Auburn on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. in a concert to benefit the parish’s music program and the Sister Elizabeth Platt Pipe Organ Fund. The program will feature a variety of inspirational songs and traditional Gospel hymns, including a sing-along finale. Philippe will also perform selections from his latest CD, “The Funeral Singer: Songs of Comfort and Healing During Life’s Transitions.”

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CM Foundation hosts Annual Dinner


Pictured here are the award recipients honored at the CMCC Annual Dinner. L. to r. from front are Norm Croteau (Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year), Matt Tifft (Faculty Member of the Year), Savannah Porter (All-Maine Academic Team), Ekoko Louise (“Against All Odds” Award), Alex Rowe (Female Athlete of the Year), Michelle Hawley (Staff Person of the Year), Melissa Potter (“Yes I Can” Award), Pat Butler (Corporate Partner of the Year), Pat Blais (President’s Award), Nathan Pineau (Scholarship Recipient of the Year), Pietro Badalassi (Male Athlete of the Year), Phi Dougherty (All-Maine Academic Team), and Coral Buck (Student of the Year).

A gathering of 220 people attended the ninth annual Central Maine Community College annual dinner, held recently at the Hilton Garden Inn of Auburn. The event was hosted by the College’s Education Foundation Board of Directors and included the presentation of awards to students and others for their achievements or contributions to the College.

Proceeds from the dinner, which are expected to approach $22,000, will benefit the Foundation’s scholarship fund. The mission of the CM Education Foundation is to provide financial support to CMCC and its students, to advocate on behalf of the college, and to nurture relationships with the community and constituencies. To date, the Foundation has raised more than one million dollars in scholarships for the College.

CMMC Gala raises $109,500 for Birthing Center


Attending the event were CMMC Special Delivery Family Birthing Center staff members (l. to r., from front) Pam Fortier, Christine Adler, Donna Elcewicz, Betsy McGrail, Shevaun Schulte, and Holly Frey Bosse. (Photo courtesy of Jose Leiva Photography.)

Central Maine Medical Center raised over $109,500 for its Special Delivery Family Birthing Center with its recent dinner-dance affair on April 9. The “Mad Hatters Ball” was the theme of CMMC’s 20th annual Spring Gala, held at the historic Kora Shrine Center in Lewiston.

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St. Dom’s students support Children’s Hospital


These sixth-grade students at St. Dominic Academy recently made a large donation of teddy bears and toys to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland.

Trading a day of their vacation to help children in need of comfort was an easy decision for 16 sixth-grade students at Saint Dominic Academy. A special trip from the academy’s Lewiston campus to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland on April 18 was the culmination of a toy drive held by the sixth graders, who collected over 100 teddy bears and a large assortment of books, games, puzzles, and other toys for the young patients at the hospital. During their visit, a hospital representative gave each student a Maine Medical Center doll in appreciation of their shared act of compassion.

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CA$H Coalition celebrates $3,508,000 in refunds for 2016


Lewiston Mayor Robert E. MacDonald (r.) acknowledges KC Geiger, who is retiring from the role of Site Coordinator after 12 years.

The Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition marked the end of its thirteenth tax season on April 13, celebrating nearly $30 million in total refunds claimed for L-A-area residents since 2004. This tax season alone, the group’s IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers, with the assistance of volunteer tax preparers from AARP, facilitated $3,508,000 in federal and state tax refund claims for 2,661 individuals.

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Auburn Public Library unveils traveling NASA exhibit


Library visitors try out an interactive activity from the exhibit, now on view until July 8.

Now on display at Auburn Public Library is a national traveling exhibit that offers an inside look at America’s space agency, with a focus on NASA activities in six key areas: Human Exploration, Earth Science, Mars Exploration, the Solar System and Beyond, Aeronautics, and Technology.

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