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Showing posts with label Volunteers. Show all posts
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Lisbon Junior Volunteers Celebrate Success‏

LISBON JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE SUCCESS





  Lisbon junior volunteers were treated to a pizza and a pool party on Thursday, June 4 to celebrate a year of contributing a record number of community service hours and their support to local charities during the 2014-15 school year.   Waiting for their pool time at the YMCA, Turner Street in Auburn pictured (l-r, front row): Erica Hill, Amelia Mooney, Abby Cunningham, Sarah Pitcher and Dustin Wood with chaperones (l-r, back row); Jim Millhime, Bobbi Hill and Laurie Pitcher. “It was such a pleasure hosting the Junior Volunteers’ celebration.  We are proud to be one of your sponsors, and we would love to continue the partnership next year,” shared Victoria Stanton, Director of Marketing and Advancement, Auburn-Lewiston YMCA.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.


Lisbon – Members of the Lisbon School Department junior volunteer group celebrated the end of another successful year of contributing volunteer services in their schools and the greater community.  Students grades five through 12 are invited to join the volunteer program, modeled after the adult program, for the Lisbon School District.  Members of the Lisbon High School group contributed 3,917 hours; Philip W. Sugg Middle School students contributed 1,343 hours; and members of the youngest group of volunteers at Lisbon Community School volunteered 779 hours.  “The 2014-2015 school year was another great  year thanks to  amount of dedicated hours by all groups,” shares Monica Millhime, Community Resource and Volunteer Coordinator.    “The adult volunteers contributed 14,225 hours of service assisting in classrooms, chaperoning field trips, offering culinary assistance, photocopying, laminating, booklet binding and so much more, contributing to  total of 20,264 hours of volunteer time.  Since the program was introduced in  2004, 172,639 hours have been volunteered in the Lisbon School District.” 

Thanks to the community partnerships in education with Papa Gino’s and the YMCA in Auburn, students and their parents were treated to pizza and a pool party to celebrate their generous giving of volunteer services.   “Thanks to the galvanized efforts throughout the District by all junior volunteer members, students were able to contribute $1,050 to local non-profits this school year.  Donations were shared with the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (L.A.C.O.), the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society and The Autism Society of Maine.  As their Advisor, I am extremely proud of our students’ commitment to make a difference in our community and provide assistance while maintaining good grades and serving as positive role models for their peers”, commented Millhime.

A moving tribute, flowers and a gift were presented to Millhime during the celebration for her dedication, passion and commitment to the hundreds of volunteers in the District.  Angela Shambarger, President of the parent groups at Lisbon Community School and Philip W. Sugg shared, “Not only do these Volunteer hours allow programs and work to be done that otherwise wouldn't happen, (not to mention the money saved) this magnitude of service to the community makes our community stronger by building social capital and develops our student volunteers into amazing young leaders with a sense of pride and compassion for their town and its citizens. Monica makes this happen. THANK YOU Monica.”

“Since 2004, The Lisbon School Department has been aligned with the prestigious National Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program,” commented Millhime.  Recipients receive a letter from the President of the United State, an award certificate and a National Volunteer Service pin.  Regardless of one’s political affiliation, it speaks volumes on a student’s college and/or job application to have received this award.”  Lisbon Community School students receiving the National Presidential Volunteer Service Award and volunteer certificates of appreciation were :  Gold award,  Erica Hill;.   Silver awards, Benjamin Shambarger, Lily Morse, Abby Cunningham, Grace Braley, Sarah Pitcher, Ethan Brown, Sophia McFadden, Madyson Ramsay and Ainslie Albert.  Students receiving the certificate of appreciation, Khalil Addison, Hunter Brissette, Sarah Charest, Caleb Coburn, Amanda Dall, Paige Garrison, Sierra Minnehan, Amelia Mooney, Caleb Phillips, Jennifer St. Pierre, Addisen Turcotte and Matthew Wilson.

Philip W. Sugg Middle School students receiving the Presidential Awards  included the following Gold awards,  Emily Chapman, Morgan Roy, Joey Frederick and Geoffrey Shambarger.  Receiving the silver award, Haylee Casey and Leigha Walls.  Bronze awards were presented to Amber Soucy, Elise Smith, Oceana Assignon and Charlee Cox.  Certificates of appreciation were presented to Alexandra Conley, Kane Strout, Jordyn Maloy, Sierra Martin, Carolyn Shane, and Derek Wilson.

Lisbon High School students receiving Presidential Service Awards included:  Gold awards, Natalie Thomsen and Dustin Wood.  Silver awards were earned by Joey Frederick, Benjamin LeClair, Amanda Mason, and Johnny Yim.  Bronze awards were presented to Alyssa Briglio, Silas Crosby, Jacob LeClair, Spenser Thebeau, Eric Yim, Lillian Johnston, Taylor Plourde, Loren Grant, Jordan McCain, Amanda Hazelton, Connor Craig, Jack Caron, Monica Austin, Tiffany Hursh and Adam Desjardins.  

Certificates of appreciation were shared with Lily Wade, Kaitlyn Hill, Charles Sult, Alyssa Finlay, Jake Angelico, Joseph Dunbar, Jared Williams, Hannah Martel, Dylan Brawn, Alexandra Sult, Kipri Steele, Hayley Wheeler, Christopher Normand, Jasmin Le, Kaylin Le, Kate Philbrick, Cody Richard, Hailey Kaherl, and Joseph Couillard.

FMI on events and opportunities to volunteer and become a community partnerships in education with Lisbon Schools call 754.0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.  Visit Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools on Facebook for the latest news and events. 



Editor's note:  We THANK YOU  Monica for EVERYTHING that you have done for the youths and parents in OUR community by keeping the readers informed of school happenings. The many "hats" that you wear in your daily duties is beyond amazing.  Having your position cut back or eliminated will definitely have a "drastic" impact for Lisbon's citizens.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lisbon Students Assist Rotary

LISBON STUDENTS ASSIST ROTARY WITH MOVIE EVENT



 Pictured front row (l-r):  Benjamin Shambarger;  Amber Soucy;  and Emily Chapman.  Back row:  Silas Crosby; Monica Millhime, Rotarian and Student Volunteer Advisor; Johnny Yim; Geoffrey Shambarger;  Charlee Cox; Siara Martin; Natalie Thomsen; Lorraine Bard, LHS Guidance Secretary; and Nancy Holt, Flagship Cinema Manager. 


Lisbon – On Saturday, April 18 many students were starting their school vacation week.  A select number of Lisbon junior volunteers from Lisbon Community School, Philip W. Sugg Middle School and Lisbon High School started their week of no school by assisting the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club at a movie event held at the Auburn Flagship Cinema.  

The Rotary fellowship project, in conjunction with the Autism Society of Maine, was in support of children with autism.   Families  and their children were invited to attend the event free of charge as guests of Rotary group.  All guests received complimentary popcorn and drinks.   

Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston.  Guests are always welcomed.  FMI on events and other programs, partnerships in education and volunteer opportunities in Lisbon Schools, call 754.0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.orgPhoto courtesy of Shawn Wright, LA Rotarian.

Monday, February 9, 2015

LISBON’S HANNAH MARTEL FOSTERS PUPPIES


 Hannah Martel

Lisbon – Hannah Martel, a sophomore at Lisbon High School, and a member of the school’s Community Service Club, devoted 52 hours of unconditional love and caring for eight puppies through the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society’s (GAHS) Foster Puppy Program.  

 Martel, an active Lisbon volunteer for her school, contacted GAHS, located at Strawberry Avenue in Lewiston, to participate in program as a personal community service project.  In conjunction with the program, Martel networked with the local Girl Scout Troop to offer members the opportunity to earn their pet care badge.  “It was an unforgettable experience, and I hope to do it again sometime,” shares Hannah.  The Community Service groups in Lisbon Schools work on numerous service projects throughout the year benefitting local non-profit agencies with their in-kind services and fundraising endeavors.  

FMI on the program visit the GAHS website www.gahs.org .   FMI on other events and programs in Lisbon Schools visit the Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools on FaceBook or call 754.0021, or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.   
Monica M. Millhime

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Abused elephant rescued by Wildlife S.O.S. - GrindTV.com



 Abused elephant named Raju cried when he realized he was being rescued. Photo from Wildlife S.O.S. Facebook page

 Raju, an abused elephant for 50 years, walks free of chains and spiked shackles at an elephant sanctuary in India. Photo from Wildlife S.O.S. Facebook page

 (click on the following link for video)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lisbon Jr Vol Officers‏

LISBON JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS ELECT OFFICERS

Photo by Monica Millhime
 The slate of officers for LCS program include (pictured l-r) Emily Chapman, President; Olivia Chelsey, Vice President; Alexandra Conley, Treasurer; and Emma Willey, Secretary.

 Lisbon – The Lisbon Community School (LCS) Junior Volunteer Program is growing stronger each school year.  “The group of young, fifth grade volunteers, models the practices followed by the adult and young adult high school programs offered throughout the Lisbon School District,” shares Community Resource/Volunteer Coordinator, Monica Millhime. “We have experienced a growth in participation thanks to the many parents and older siblings who are in our program.  Every year a number of students and adults receive the prestigious National Presidential Volunteer Service Awards.  The award speaks volumes to the dedication and commitment our volunteers provide our within our community of schools.”  

FMI on programs and other projects in Lisbon Schools visit Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools on Facebook. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Lisbon Students Share During the Holiday‏

Fifth grade students, (pictured l-r) Madison Ryder and Emma Tapley, two of the newest  junior volunteers at Lisbon Community School, offered assistance during recess to sort donations to the Maine Toys for Tots Campaign with LCS Assistant Principal, Ryan Patrie at left).  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.



Lisbon – The spirit of giving during the season is alive and well in Lisbon.  Students, staff and families of Lisbon Community School, Philip W. Sugg Middle School, and Lisbon High School partnered with the Town of Lisbon with the Annual Giving Tree program and the United States Marine Corp. for the Maine Toys for Tots campaign.  

 “Student volunteers in the community of Lisbon Schools met to decide on the projects they wanted to assist with during the school year.  Collecting toys during the holiday season was again at the top of the list for activities this year,” shares Monica Millhime, Community Resource Coordinator for Lisbon Schools.  “Students started recruiting toys in the community and the word spread quickly,” shares Assistant Principal Patrie.

FMI on projects and partnership opportunities throughout the year, email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org or call 754-0021.  

Like us on FaceBook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Grateful: A Love Song to the World


Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives.

Written and produced by  Nimo Patel and  Daniel Nahmod.
Video from KarmaTube

 Be The Change!
"Share this video with family and friends today as a springboard to reflect collectively on all that each of you is grateful for."
Submitted by: 'Todd Comber'

Written and produced by Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod.
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Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives.
- See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4460#sthash.8zOVugUi.dpuf

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lisbon Senior Jenna Clifford Volunteers Internationally‏




LISBON HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE

Lisbon – During the summer months, most teenagers spend their time off from school working extra shifts at their places of employment, enjoying the beach, spending time with friends, and relaxing with their favorite pastime activity.  Over the summer, Jennifer Lynn Clifford, a member of the Lisbon High School Class of 2014, and a young adult Lisbon volunteer, embarked on a journey of passion, commitment and dedication by volunteering her summer in Ghana, Africa.




  Jenna, participated in a youth trip through the Free the Children group.  Group members built a school along the coast in a small village of Asemkow,  a few hours from the capitol Accra, (population 800 people).  Jenna and other members of the group broke ground for a third school building.  Volunteers made and carried cement for the two standing buildings scheduled to open in September.  Students also worked on a bathroom and sanitation project, broadened their cultural horizons in the Ghanaian world, and joined young girls from the community on their water walks.   Students witnessed first-hand how much of an issue clean water is  in the region.  






Volunteers witnessed children as young as three carrying water three times a day.   Jenna saved and worked toward bringing this trip to fruition with her own fundraising efforts over the past four years.  “ I wanted to strengthen education globally and by doing so I hope to increase an appreciation for education in my home community,” shared Jenna.  Jenna, is the daughter of Christie Clifford of Lisbon Falls and Dan Clifford of Sabattus.  FMI on more projects and events by Lisbon student visit us on Facebook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools or call 754.0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Today Marks The Fifth Year Of The Lisbon Reporter






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Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Save The Whales"; Humpback Whale gives Great Show after being freed from a net....AMAZING!! This is truly amazing.........

Michael Fishbach narrates his encounter with a humpback whale entangled in a fishing net. Gershon Cohen and he have founded The Great Whale Conservancy to protect whales. http://www.greatwhaleconservancy.org, is their website, or go to gwc's facebook page, and join them in helping to save these magnificent beings.







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Friday, May 25, 2012

Congratulations To Jo Ann Campbell "Spirit of America Foundation Tribute" Recipient

Lisbon Town Manager Stephen G. Eldridge presents the "Spirit of America Foundation Tribute" to JoAnn Campbell.

CONGRATULATIONS JOANN

THE STAFF OF THE LISBON REPORTER WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MRS. JO ANN CAMPBELL FOR RECEIVING THE “SPIRIT OF AMERICA FOUNDATION TRIBUTE” AWARD FOR HER MANY HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK TO THIS COMMUNITY!!

JO ANN’S TIRELESS EFFORTS HAVE MADE THIS COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE OUR CHILDREN.

MRS. CAMPBELL WAS PRESENTED  THE AWARD BY THE TOWN COUNCIL ON MAY 22, 2012.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE LISBON COMMUNITY!!!




Friday, May 11, 2012

Lisbon Volunteers Support MDA‏

LISBON SCHOOLS’ JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT MDA



Lisbon – Student members of the Lisbon School Department volunteer force are supporting the fundraising efforts for Muscular Dystrophy.  Philip W. Sugg Middle School eighth grade student, Alyssa Briglio introduced a district-wide campaign to put your muscle behind MDA with your spare change!  Committee members from all three schools joined Alyssa at Food City in Lisbon Falls on Saturday, May 5 for the first of two tag days planned for the project.   The event was a huge success collecting $425 thanks to the generous contributions from Lisbon area residents and a donation of $240 from Food City Manager, Jeff Eldridge.  Eldridge invites  shoppers to contribute to local charities each year in support of the specific campaigns.   Members of the LHS Interact Club contributed $100 thanks to a $2,000 WCSH6 Teens Who Care award.  Alyssa’s goal is $1,000 to support the local programs provided by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.   Pictured (l-r) LHS Interact sophomore committee chair, Robert Dall; PWS seventh grade student, Silas Crosby; LHS Interact member, Melissa Hoskins; Alyssa Briglio; and LHS Interact President, Abigail Roy,  Front row:  school mascot Lissie the Greyhound; and LCS fifth grade student and junior volunteer secretary, Geoffrey Shambarger.  Students will be collecting donations at the Lisbon Transfer Station on Saturday, May 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.  rain or shine.  FMI please contact advisor, Monica Millhime, 754.0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.  Check out all the latest programs and events on Facebook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools.  Photo by Heidi Coulombe.

Monday, May 7, 2012

KORA SHRINERS Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9:00am - 12:00pm‏






Screening Clinics


Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Pediatric/Orthopaedic/Burn Injury Screening Clinics Medical Evaluations for Referral to Shriners Hospitals for Children Saturday, May 12, 2012. Kora Shriners is sponsoring screening clinics at the locations listed below. No appointments are necessary and there is no charge for your visit. 10 Screening Clinic Locations 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Help spread the word. Download the flier and post it around your neighborhood.


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lisbon HS Interact Support LACO‏

LISBON L.A.C.O. PAYS FORWARD THANKS TO LISBON INTERACT CLUB

 Carol Day, co-director of the Lisbon L.A.C.O. thanked members of the Lisbon High School Interact Club(l-r) President, Kody Priddle; L.A. C.O. Committee Chair, Sierra Crosby;  Treasurer, Kyle Priddle; and L.A.C.O. Committee member,  Lindsey Whitney during their recent visit and contribution to the local agency.  Interact Club students assist at the food panty and clothing bank on a regular basis.  Photo by Karen Whitney.


Lisbon – Members of the Lisbon High School Interact Club recently presented a $500 check to co-director, Carol Day, of The Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (L.A.C.O.)   The donation was made possible through the Club’s WCSH6 Teens Who Care $2,000 Award.  Students completed 21 local projects and contributed over 4,000 hours of community service.  L.A.C.O. is conveniently located at the MTM building, 16 School Street in Lisbon Falls.   

The panty is open Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. until noon; and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.   

Assistance is available to anyone in need who resides in the towns of Bowdoin, Durham and Lisbon.  The Food Pantry operates through the generous giving of local volunteers from seven area churches. 

L.A.C.O. will be paying forward in the community thanks to the assistance from the Interact Club and generous giving of local volunteers and seven area churches on Tuesday, May 2 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a FREE TRUCK event.  Participants need not be current clients.  A community spaghetti supper is planned by L.A.C.O. on Saturday, May 19.  Door open at 4:30 p.m.  FMI visit Facebook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools or contact Day at 353.8019 or email patab@myfairpoint.net.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lisbon Dr. Seuss Night Huge Success‏

LISBON CELEBRATES DR. SEUSS DAY WITH RECORD CROWD

 Lisbon School’s volunteers Angela Shambarger (President of LCS PTO) and son Geoffrey (Secretary of LCS Junior Volunteers) assisted with the evening festivities at the third annual Dr. Seuss birthday celebration at Lisbon Community School.  Face painting for all volunteers provided by LCS Library aide, Victoria Worden, helped create a Seussville atmosphere for the event.  Photo by Monica Millhime.

Lisbon – Throughout the halls of Lisbon Community School on Friday, March 2 pajama and costume clad students, parents, staff and community members celebrated the National Read Across America Program with a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration.  Guest readers Kymberlee Piela, Muriel Michaud, Kelly Austin, Sue Ramsay, Angela Shambarger, Jim Millhime, Lisa Caron and Ron Hood provided readings to children and their parents from the most popular collection of Dr. Seuss books.  “Thanks to the combined efforts of our volunteers and the assistance of Carlene Iverson, Ryan Patrie, Audrey Harlow, Katy Dodge, Victoria Worden, Annette Clark, Heidi Coulombe, Jim Damsgaard, LCS Custodial and Kitchen staff and a number of Interact students and junior volunteers, the evening was a huge success,” shares Lisbon’s Community Resource Coordinator, Monica Millhime.   “Cake and ice cream were served along with a number of door prizes.  Four tickets to the UNE Players production of Seussical the Musical scheduled for April 13, 14 and 15 at the City Theater was the biggest lucky draw of the night.  “We anticipated 75 to 100 guests. Thanks to the nice weather, folks who are fans of Dr. Seuss, and having no other district event, we had a record attendance of 230 people,” according to Millhime.    A special thanks to Lisbon Community Partners Food City, Friendly’s Ice Cream, Target, LCS PTO, the National Education Association and the UNE Players.  “According to the survey results from attendees the night was enjoyed by families who are already looking forward to next year’s event.”  FMI on other events and programs in Lisbon Schools call 754.0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.  Check us out on Facebook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lisbon PTO Go Dumpster Diving‏

LISBON PTO VOLUNTEERS GO DUMPSTER DIVING TO BENEFIT STUDENTS!
Some parents and volunteers will do anything for their students and their schools.  Lisbon is home for just those kinds of folks.  On Saturday, March 17 a group of LCS PTO members went Dumpster Diving on behalf of their students.  Pictured (l-r): Annette Wilson, Amanda Plourde and LCS PTO vice president, Pamela Shane.  Not available for photo LCS PTO president, Angela Shambarger, Christina Maney, Suzanne Miller, LCS Principal, Carlene Iverson and LCS Assistant Principal, Ryan Patrie. 
Photo by Angela Shambarger. 

Lisbon - Members of the Lisbon Community School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) spent St. Patrick’s Day at the Lisbon Transfer Station dumpster diving for students.   During the day members of the elite force of divers spread awareness of Box Top for Education collection and the aluminum tab pulling.  The dedicated, expertly skilled divers collected 304 Box Tops, 266 pull tabs, 80 Coke Reward points and 11.45 in return-ables.  The Box Tops, return-ables and Coke reward points are used by the PTO as additional resources to provide great monthly free, family oriented events.  Redemptions from the collection help pay for field trips and requested supplies by staff not covered in the school’s budget.  The event was a huge success spreading awareness in the community. The Dumpster Diving team will meet again at the Transfer Station in Lisbon on Saturday, April 21 and May 19.

FMI on other events and programs at Lisbon Schools call 754.0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.  Find us on Facebook at Lisbon Community Resources in Lisbon Schools.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Lisbon Community Assists LACO‏

LISBON COMMUNITY STUDENTS ASSIST LOCAL FOOD BANK

Lisbon Community School student council and junior volunteer assisted with a food drive at the school for the benefit of the local food pantry.  Pictured (l-r) Christian Grover (standing) Vanessa Bussiere (kneeling) Principal Carlene Iverson, Assistant Principal/Student Council Advisor Ryan Patrie, Devin Wordell (standing) and Joey Frederick (kneeling). FMI on other school events and programs contact Monica Millhime, Community Resources 754-0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.

Lisbon – Students at Lisbon Community School (LCS) continue the gift of giving to others well after the holidays and throughout the school year.  Prior to leaving for school vacation on Friday, February 17, students assisted with gathering cans of non-perishable food items donated by students, staff and families to the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO) located at the MTM building on School Street in Lisbon Falls.  LACO is a non-profit organization sponsored by Churches of various denominations located in Lisbon, Durham and Bowdoin Communities with a food pantry and clothing bank.  “The Lisbon Community of Schools is a caring group of students, staff and families who give from the heart to help others,” shares Carol Day, co-director of LACO.  “We are fortunate to have a number of Lisbon Interact students and junior volunteers who assist at the Center on a regular basis volunteering their time to make a difference in our community.”  LACO’s hours of operation are Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. until noon; and Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Reminder: Please Help Out Our Local Rockn' "T" Equine Rescue, Voting is almost finished.

Please help someone in your Community!
 It's called (People Helping People)! 
 Rockin T Equine Rescue, Inc. (The Second Largest Farm in Maine, right in Lisbon Falls) 

 Janet Tuttle



 "hay, any help is appreciated"

 Any help to keep these wheel-barrows full and the chickens pecking would be Awesome!!!  Thanks!!!

When you get on the Bangor web site, click on vote then look for the Portland/ Lewiston/Auburn area. You will have to type in Rockin T Equine Rescue. You can vote 3 times (one per day). It only takes a couple of minutes of your time and would be greatly appreciated!

The Rockin’ “T” Equine Rescue is a non-profit organization under the provisions of 501©(3) IRS tax codes; who needs our assistance. An undertaking of this size is very costly and this is where the residents of Lisbon and the State of Maine can help. There are two ways people can assist. The first one is to logon to www.bangor.com/cmm which is a web site for the Bangor Savings Bank which has a contest going where the Bangor Savings Bank is giving back to the communities of Maine. All you have to do is logon to the web site; click on the box which reads “Cast Your Vote Today”; scroll down to the section for “Portland/Lewiston-Auburn” and click on a write in box and enter Rockin’ “T” Equine Rescue. THIS COSTS YOU NOTHING MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME! According to the information I have received 68 grants will be awarded. The top vote-getting organization in each region, including write-ins, will receive $5,000. The remaining 60 organization will each receive $1,000. Any amount of money received will go a long way to feed, shelter and caring for these animals.

 

The second way is through tax free donations under the provisions of the 501©(3) of the IRS tax codes. You simple login to the rescue web site and follow the instructions provide. This web site is www.rockintequinerescue.com . I completely understand that times are hard right now and every penny counts but this also applies to these animals. If there are any organizations which would like to adopt the rescue farm or volunteer their time would be greatly appreciated. REMEMBER ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. There are no donations too small and every bit helps!!!!!!!

If there are any questions or concerns you have or even want to donate your time, please do not hesitate to contract Janet or Andy Tuttle at 353-6581. You can also call Lucie Bisson @ 576=5922.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lisbon Interact Supports Greater Androscoggin Humane Society‏

LISBON INTERACT MEMBERS GOING TO THE DOGS (AND OTHER CRITTERS) AT GREATER ANDROSCOGGIN HUMANE SOCIETY



Lisbon – Members of Lisbon High School’s Interact Club, along with their advisor, Monica Millhime,  attended a training session at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.  Volunteer Coordinator, Sandra Graul, held the class on Thursday, February 9 at the facility located at 55 Strawberry Avenue in Lewiston.   “Our LHS Interact members have contributed over 4,000 hours of community service with 21 different areas of service, shares Millhime.  “The galvanized group of young Lisbon volunteers was recently awarded the WCSH6 Teens Who Care Award $2,000 grant for their dedication and Club mission of service above self.  After the training class, students presented a check for $300 to the Society, the first of 11 non-profit agencies targeted to receive donation assistance from the grant monies.   Pictured standing (l-r):  GAHS Volunteer Coordinator, Sandra Graul; Kyle Priddle, Kody Priddle, GAHS Operations Manager, Zachary Black; Morgan Reeves, Samantha Foote, LHS Interact Advisor, Monica Millhime; and GAHS Senior Animal Tech, Laura Giasson.  Front row (l-r):  Bryanna Sult; Melissa Hoskins; Kayla Angelico and Dillion Poole.  Members will be assisting at the shelter as a group on a monthly basis and individually as needed.  FMI on other projects and community partnerships in Lisbon Schools email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org or call 754.0021.  Visit us on Facebook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lisbon Community School Receives Friendly's Grant‏

Lisbon Community School Library Awarded Grant
by Friendly’s Ice Cream of Brunswick


Thanks to a recent grant provided by Friendly’s Ice Cream of Brunswick, students at Lisbon Community School will have a literacy collection of books making connections in the library with the Every Day Math program.  “Education is the key to success.  We are willing to assist Lisbon Schools and their students on numerous projects,” shared Christine McLain, General Manager of Friendly’s in Brunswick.  McLain and High 5 Ambassador, Stefanie Decker, presented the grant check to building Principal, Carlene Iverson and Assistant Principal, Ryan Patrie.  Top student readers were also in attendance with District Librarian, Katy Dodge, Library Assistant, Victoria Worden, Grant Writer, Monica Millhime, and school committee member, Kathi Yergin.  “It was refreshing to hear the commitments from Ms. McLain as a new partner in education for the Lisbon School Department,” comments Yergin.  “Friendly’s offers programs supporting Anti-Bullying campaigns and others family-oriented nights for student recognitions.  In these economic times it’s wonderful to have the support from businesses who are still willing to dedicate their resources to education for the benefit of our students.”  Pictured (l-r) front row: Cameron Goslin, Kayla Melanson, Kiley Merritt; second row: Ethan Braley, Zach Maney, Hunter Davis, Sarah Crosby, Brooke Cossar, Levi Levesque, Jordyn Maloy;  third row:  Noah Chaisson, Cameron Bourget, Daniel Bolton, Willow Young, Christopher Howard, Kyleigh Dunigan;  fourth row:  Cameron Phelps, Nicholas Welsh, Alan Lavoie, Gregory Simpson, Dawson Martel, Michael Farrington, Eli Meagher-Touchette,  Victoria Worden; back row: Ryan Patrie, Katy Dodge, Carlene Iverson, Christine McLain and Stefanie Decker.  Photo by Monica Millhime.


Lisbon – On Friday, December 16, Lisbon Community School (LCS) Library, located at 33 Mill Street in Lisbon, was filled with 25 of the school’s top readers.  The avid young readers were gathered together for a special celebration marking their accomplishments by attending an award’s ceremony.  Friendly’s Ice Cream of Brunswick presented building administrators a $300 grant for the library to purchase Every Day Math picture books complimenting the new math program introduced into classrooms the beginning of this school year.   “Friendly’s Ice Cream is our newest community partner in Lisbon,” shares Principal Carlene Iverson.  “We are thrilled to have businesses in the greater community sponsor our student reward programs. We look forward to a number of events like Dr. Seuss night and monthly acknowledgements for top achieving readers with Friendly’s benefiting our students and their families.”  FMI on other opportunities within the Lisbon School Department as community partners and grant opportunities, call 754.0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.  Like us on Facebook at Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools.