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Rockland Green Drinks

Rockland Green Drinks

Rockland Green Drinks is on the third Thursday of every month at Amalfi on the Water. Every month, in over 650 cities around the world, people who work in, or are passionate about, the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. There is always a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. It’s a great way of catching up with people you know and for meeting new people.

Visit Rockland Green Drinks for much more information.

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

 

Breast cancer survivor and Cumberland Foreside resident, Laurie Hyndman, pays it forward.

“We are grateful for Laurie’s energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Center,” says Michele Johns, Executive Director of the Cancer Community Center (CCC) of Laurie’s recent appointment to the Center’s Board of Directors and ongoing support of the CCC.

“I walked out of my doctor’s office having just had the diagnosis confirmed. I had breast cancer,” says Hyndman. “I drove straight to the Cancer Community Center to sit down with my pal, Michele Johns. I hadn’t been there before, but I knew what the center did. Needless to say, I never ever thought I’d need the CCC’s services. Michele armed me with literature about breast cancer, shared the many program offerings that might help me on my journey and, most importantly, offered her love and support. What a difference that can make.

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer.

I’m doing things a bit differently for Philanthropy Friday today. I’m putting you up to a challenge.

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

LobsterPalooza

LobsterPalooza

Rockland, ME – Cheryl Michaelsen, owner of the Berry Manor Inn in Rockland, ME, couldn’t stand to sit by and watch on the sidelines as lobstermen and women in this Midcoast, Maine town caught near record lobster hauls while traditional Canadian markets rejected them.  The result has meant prices have dropped while lobster remains in abundance this summer.  Michaelsen turned to her fellow colleagues at the Historic Inns of Rockland and said “Let’s turn lobsters into Lobsteraid!” 

Maine's Schooner "Mary Day" to Host 50 Year Anniversary Celebration at Camden Windjammer Festival

Maine's Schooner "Mary Day" to Host 50 Year Anniversary Celebration at Camden Windjammer Festival

CAMDEN, Maine - Maine schooner Mary Day of Camden is celebrating 50 years since her first launch and of taking passengers sailing along the coast of Maine. Captains Barry King and Jennifer Martin will host the celebration on Sunday, September 2, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Mary Day dock in Camden. Local music and complimentary refreshments will be available for attendees. Captains King and Martin will also unveil a surprise fiftieth anniversary present for their vessel.