The Androscoggin County Republicans hosted their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at The Green Ladle located at the Lewiston Regional Technical Center. This fundraiser featured Maine’s governor Paul LePage as speaker, followed by a live auction led by Gary Crocker and Rep. Jeffrey Timberlake, then entertainment by Maine humorist Gary Crocker.
Central Maine Orthopaedics (CMO), Select Physical Therapy and Central Maine Sports Medicine will host their second annual Great Falls Fitness Seminar, “Get Psyched on Cycling,” on Wednesday, April 3 at the Green Ladle in Lewiston. This year’s event will feature world champion cyclist Rebecca Rusch.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. The formal program, featuring Rusch, Dr. Jay T. Kearney and Dr. Patrick Fallon, will take place from 6 to 8:00. The event is appropriate for cyclists of all experience levels and abilities, from seasoned veterans looking to improve their performance to those just thinking about cycling.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH) has announced that Electricity Maine will join Baxter Brewing Company as a major sponsor of the 2013 Hospice House 5K & Remembrance Walk.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Baxter Brewing and are very excited that Electricity Maine is joining us,” said AHCH President/CEO Julie Shackley. “Like Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, they are local Maine companies that share a commitment to supporting the community.”
Ten portraits by artist Robert Shetterly are on display in the Hall Gallery at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College until March 23. The paintings are from Shetterly’s series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” which he describes as a showcase for “models of courageous citizenship.” Shetterly will discuss the portrait series on Thursday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. in a presentation that is free and open to the public.
The second annual Inside Africa Fashion Show will take place on Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. in the concert hall at Olin Arts Center at 75 Russell Street in Lewiston. Sponsored by the Bates College’s Africana Club, the show will reflect the diversity of the continent’s apparel and the influence of African fashion abroad. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Sponsored by the DAISY Foundation, the DAISY Award recognizes nurses who consistently demonstrate the following attributes in their work: compassion; critical thinking; passion for life; patient advocacy; patient- and family-focused care; support of fellow healthcare team members; and the characteristics of a professional role model.Registered nurse Nancy Ouellette has been recognized by Central Maine Medical Center as its first DAISY Award recipient.
By David Trahan
Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine
Some within the media have wrapped themselves in the flag of the Freedom of Access laws. They are rallying to oppose legislation proposed by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM) and sponsored by Rep. Corey Wilson (R-Augusta) that would make concealed firearms permit holders’ names and information private.
Critics of this legislation are ignoring recent history in New York.
Just after the Connecticut school shooting, The Journal News published the names, addresses and a detailed map of concealed permit holders in two New York counties. The action was obviously a provocative attempt by the Gannett-owned paper to label law-abiding concealed permit holders with a scarlet letter.
By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
When I threw my hat into the mayoral race, I did so because Lewiston was unable to shake its reputation as a “welfare city” filled with “dumb Frenchmen.” These characterizations came from those in Southern Maine who repeatedly cautioned and scolded people for using hateful words.
I felt someone had to stand up for our community and start a dialogue. But the special interest advocacy groups, the media and an assortment of numerous other groups set out to destroy me—and for good reason.
I am a threat to their continued employment. No “societal victims,” no job. Many of those who pen Letters to the Editor and Op/Ed pieces written against me should have to disclose their employment, or lack thereof, in order that the reader can judge the veracity of the letter or story. In the media, they make up quotes attributed to me.
In one story that went viral in New England, not one reporter physically covered it. Taking me out of context sometimes serves to guarantee newspaper sales, along with ratings on the TV and radio news.