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10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive Planned for April

  Ellsworth. The Hancock County Food Security Network will host the 10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive in April. The month-long collaborative fundraising project supports 18 food pantries, meal sites, and school backpack programs across Hancock County. This year, the project aims to raise $40,000, which will provide 160,000 meals of...

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UMA Designated as Military Friendly School

Augusta – The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation by VIQTORY recognizing its exceptional service to veterans, military service members, and their families.   “UMA is honored to receive this designation,” stated UMA President Rebecca Wyke. “Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a...

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Journalism Scholarships Available for Maine Students

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND – The Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund and the Agnes Freyer Gibbs Scholarship Fund seek applications from Maine students.   The Gannett Scholarship provides renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including print, broadcast, or electronic media. The fund helps pay tuition to...

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ONLINE GOODS AND SERVICES AUCTION AT ELLSWORTH CHURCH

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth is holding its annual Goods and Services Auction online this year.  "Admission" is free!  Check out the catalog and register to enter silent bids via the auction link on the UUCE website -- uuellsworth.org -- any time until 6 p.m., on Saturday, February 27, 2021.  A variety...

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

NextStep provides teen dating resources for educators, parents & teens   ELLSWORTH – Because statistics show that one in three high school students has been or will be in a relationship with someone who uses power and control against them, NextStep Domestic Violence Project is sending toolkits to schools throughout Hancock and...

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Scholarship Available for Agriculture Education

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND—Graduating seniors from Maine high schools who are National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization members and interested in pursuing a career in farming, agriculture, or natural resources are invited to apply for a Ronald P. Guerrette FFA Scholarship through the Maine Community Foundation. The Guerrette FFA Scholarship Fund...

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MaineCF’s Maine Charity Foundation Fund Awards $82,000 in Grants to Fund Transportation Programs for Older Maine People

PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH– The Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Charity Foundation Fund has awarded $82,500 to 11 nonprofit organizations that support community-based transportation programs, including changes in response to the pandemic, and efforts to keep older 60+ community members socially connected during a time of physical distancing.   Grant recipients include: Equality Maine...

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UMA Announces New Equity and Inclusion Scholarship

Recognizing diversity is an essential element of academic excellence, the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is offering Equity and Inclusion scholarships to students whose academic achievement and varied experiences will enhance and enrich the education of all UMA students and the institution’s educational mission.   Equity and Inclusion Scholars may receive...

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Free LiveWell Health & Wellness Series to Begin March 4

Zoom—Making healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of cancer.  The folks at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center are offering the free LiveWell – Health & Wellness Program on Zoom, on six consecutive Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1, 8, 2021.   LiveWell – Health & Wellness program is...

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