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Cabin Fever Concert Series presents Dave Rowe

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Rowe performs at the First Universalist Church of Turner Center to raise funds for local music education on Saturday, April 9.

The First Universalist Church of Turner Center will echo with the sounds of folk music for a good cause when its Cabin Fever Concert Series presents Auburn native Dave Rowe on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event will help purchase musical instruments for area school students and recordings for the Turner Library’s music collection.

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CMO, Select Physical Therapy to host golf seminar

On Wednesday April 13, Central Maine Orthopaedics, a division of Spectrum Medical Group, and Select Physical Therapy will host a community seminar on how to prepare for an optimal golf season called “Fitness to Fairway.” The program will feature a panel of professionals, ranging from physicians to professionally trained golf experts, who will offer guidance and advice on everything from injury prevention to swing mechanics and how to return to golf safely after surgery or a joint replacement.

Free and open to the public, the event will take place at Select Physical Therapy, located within the CMO building at 690 Minot Avenue in Auburn. Panelists will be available from 5 to 7 p.m., with question and answer time included. Light refreshments will be served and a door prize of one free Golf Swing Video Analysis will be given away to one lucky attendee. Golf lovers of all ages and capabilities are welcome. To register for “Fitness to Fairway,” call 344-2433 or email rsvp@cmogroup.org.

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SeniorsPlus to screen “Nine to Ninety” at CMCC

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The acclaimed documentary poses difficult questions about the challenges of aging with dignity.

SeniorsPlus will present a screening of the documentary “Nine to Ninety” on Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m. in Room 103 of Kirk Hall at Central Maine Community College. A reception and discussion with the filmmakers and some of the cast will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To attend, please RSVP by contacting SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241 or info@seniorsplus.org.

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YMCA recognizes outstanding volunteer, hoopsters

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Brian DuBois (c.), recipient of the William J. Hood Outstanding Volunteer Award, with Valerie Ackley, granddaughter of William J. Hood, and Chris Shea, YMCA director of youth sports

The YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston recognized Brian DuBois with one of its highest honors recently at its annual Biddy Basketball Awards Banquet. DuBois received the William J. Hood Outstanding Volunteer Award for his years coaching children of all ages at the YMCA and for his extraordinary commitment to the 2015-16 season.

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Lewiston H.S. Blue Notes perform at State House

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Reps. Heidi Brooks, Jared Golden, Michel Lajoie and Margaret Rotundo of Lewiston welcome the Lewiston High School Blue Notes to the State House recently. The choir sang the national anthem to open the day’s session.

Legislature honors pastor upon retirement

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Rev. Harold Churchill (r.), with his wife, Verssie, and Sen. Nate Libby

The Maine Legislature recently honored Rev. Harold Churchill, pastor of the First United Pentecostal Church of Lewiston, on the occasion of his retirement. Sen. Nate Libby of Lewiston spoke in the Senate Chamber and presented Rev. Churchill with a Legislative Sentiment in recognition of his work with the church.

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Strong start for Team Neon

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Team Neon cheerleaders include Madeleine Albert, Mackenzie Almy, Kelsea Anderson, Kaylee Arsenault, Anna Belleau, Jayden Blais, Kylie Danforth, Jada Deah, Hannah Dube, Isabelle Dube, Adeline Fabian, Lauren Fletcher, Mackenzie Grenier, Ella Houghton, Katelyn Ingerson, Lola Jones, Bella Keneborous, Katie Lavallee, Emilie Levasseur, Abigail Levasseur, Reese Maynard, Libby McIntyre, Kali Monteiro, Sage Moore, Maddie Morgan, Sydni Rice, Kendra Wood and Jillian Wilde. The team is coached by Kassandra Bowen, Collin Hamel and Element All Stars owner Matt Hanley.

After kicking off its season in January, Team Neon of Element All Stars, a local competitive All Star Cheering Program, is on track for another successful campaign. After an impressive first season last year, the squad, consisting of 27 girls ages 9 to 14, has moved up in class to the Large Level 2 Junior Division, where they now compete against accomplished teams from throughout New England and the East Coast.

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Poliquin recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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The pro-business group honors members of Congress for their votes and work on measures supporting job creation.

Maine Second District Congressman Bruce Poliquin received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently in recognition of his near-perfect score of 95% – among the highest ratings of all members of Congress – by the pro-business group for his work and votes to support job creation in Maine during his first year in Washington.

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Lewiston, Auburn join Francophone cities network

The Cities of Lewiston and Auburn were officially accepted for membership in the Réseau des Villes Francophone et Francophiles d’Amérique (Francophone and Francophile Cities Network of America) at a ceremony held at the Dolard and Priscilla Gendron Franco Center recently during “La Semaine de la Francophonie” (Francophone Week) festivities.

The announcement was made by Elaine Roop, Franco Center board president, and Jacynthe Blais Jacques, director of Cultural and Language Programs at the Center and a board member for the Franco-American Collection at USM’s L-A College. A local organizing committee, which included staff and volunteers from the Franco Center, the mayors and administrators from both cities, the Franco-American Collection, the L-A Metro Chamber of Commerce, the L-A Economic Growth Council, librarians from Lewiston and Auburn and others, initiated the process for the twin cities to join RVFFA.

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CMMC plans 20th annual Spring Gala

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Members of the Spring Gala Planning Committee are (l. to r.) Sue Donovan of Donovan’s Auto Sales, Bonnie McHugh of Gleason Media Services, Erica Dostie of Austin Associates, Dawn Youland of TD Bank, Co-Chair Jessica Reid of Corporate Intelligence, Co-Chair Kathryn Fyfe, Sharon Poulin of the Woman’s Hospital Association, Ann Nadeau, Donna Elcewicz of Central Maine Medical Center, and Jodi Cornelio of Turner Publishing. Not pictured are Bob Bernier of Matheson Gas, Ron Peyser of Gamache & Lessard and Sue Melanson of Central Maine Medical Center.

Central Maine Medical Center will present its 20th annual Spring Gala, “The Mad Hatters Ball,” on Saturday, April 9 at the Kora Shrine Center in Lewiston. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Special Delivery Family Birthing Center as part of a several step process to construct a new Maternity and NICU suite at CMMC.

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