February 7, 2014 RSS feed / Community

Group strives to educate locals on tar sands

PORTLAND -- Activist group 350 Maine presented “Tar Sands Exposed,” a speaking tour that traveled through New England and Canada between Jan 24 and Feb 1. The group of speakers stopped at USM’s Hannaford Hall on Friday. More...

New grading system introduced in city schools

SOUTH PORTLAND – While some people may balk at the new proficiency-based grading system being implemented across the state of Maine, South Portland has already begun integrating the reporting system in the district’s two middle schools.&n More...

Honor Roll

Mahoney Middle School

First quarter  Grade seven   More...

SMCC receives aid for students in financial need

A former college librarian has bequeathed more than a quarter of a million dollars to the Southern Maine Community College Foundation to help students in financial need pay for college.  More...

Motivational speaker coming to Cape Elizabeth library

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m., Janet Edmunson will present a free talk entitled “Affirming Yourself for Life’s Challenges” at Thomas Memorial Library.  More...

Home Health Hospice volunteer training starts in March

VNA Home Health Hospice will hold hospice volunteer training will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. four Fridays beginning March 7; March 28 session will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Grad makes Dean’s List at S. Michael’s College

James A. Merkel III, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Merkel Jr. of South Portland was named to the fall semester Dean’s List at St. More...

Firefighters graduate from Fire Service Institute

Nineteen Maine firefighters are completing training at the Maine Fire Service Institute Officer Training Academy to prepare them for leadership roles at fire departments across the state.  More...

Artists encouraged to sign up now for auction

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has begun accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2014, the organization’s seventh annual juried wet paint auction. More...

Berling City Auto group gives to schools

Berlin City Auto Group and its Drive for Education Program, a campaign created by the employees of Berlin City Auto Group, has announced grant recipients in its Drive for Education program, donating $19,095 to seven area Maine schools.  More...

Photo

Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball coach Matt Richard holds a plaque honoring his school-record 200 wins and the game ball from his 200th victory signed by his players. More...

Focus on Wildlife

The Bald Eagle is a striking bird; a large black and white raptor that symbolizes our nation. More...

A Window on the Past

Monuments and markers: Firefighters Memorial Park

On a cool and windy day, bag pipes sounding Amazing Grace were heard by the family members, firefighters and city officials who gathered in Firefighters Memorial Park for the dedication of a park bench. It was Sept. More...

Library Links

Read it before you see it

It’s not surprising that filmmakers regularly turn to books for inspiration. Movies are a form of storytelling, and it makes sense that they find their inspiration in talented authors. More...

Outrageous banjoist to give library performance

Banjoist Peter Mezoian has spent years taking the banjo across the world as a feature act on theater and nightclub stages in America, England, and Japan, music festivals and more than 50 different cruise ships. More...

‘Rippleffect’ will benefit from Beach to Beacon race

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, announced thatRippleffect, a Portland based nonprofit youth and community development organization that operates outdoor adventure programs, has been selected as the beneficiary of t More...

Public relations group lands state project

Rising Tide PR Principal Susan Tompkins has announced the agency has been awarded the public awareness and outreach contract by Maine Food Strategy. More...

New program pairs volunteers and veterans

Southern Maine Agency on Aging is developing a new program, Veterans Helping Veterans, that will link volunteers who are veterans to home-bound veterans in York and Cumberland counties. More...

Rotarians are example of service above self

Bob Carson and Paul Butler, who combined have served more than 31 years as secretary for the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, have exemplified the Rotary’s motto of “service above self.”  More...

Correction

In the Jan. 10 Sentry, “Synagogue was built to capture natural beauty of its surroundings,” it should have been noted that the roof of the synagogue was designed to incorporate a grass (sedum plant).   More...