Community Spirit

Downeast Energy Kicks-off the Holiday Season

...by Collecting Toys and Food for Organizations Helping Those in Need

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, generous customers and employees of Downeast Energy are collecting toys for Sweetser, Maine’s most comprehensive mental health network.  They are also participating in Big Hits 100.9 WYNZ’s  “Stuff A Big Bus Food Drive” for Preble Street.

“This year, children and families have greater needs than ever before. The response from caring people and others businesses has been heartwarming.  We are grateful to Downeast Energy, their employees and their customers for supporting our annual toy drive,” said Todd Henry, director of development at Sweetser. 

The wish list for teens included gift cards, CDs, DVDs, sports team items, sweatshirts and sweatpants, winter hats, gloves, handheld electronic games, arts and crafts supplies, prepaid calling cards and board games.

Kiwanis kicks off holiday train event

Several seasons of happy holiday ritual will continue with 
the running of the Jingle Bell EXPRESS on December 3 and 4.

The Kiwanis Club of Rockland is on track to take over the annual 
family Christmas train ride aboard the Maine Eastern Railroad 
following five years of dedicated effort from countless volunteers 
supporting the Rockland Toy Library Polar Express.

According to Kiwanis Club president, Marjorie Kinney, the Kiwanis 
presentation of the Jingle Bell EXPRESS will provide the familiar warm 
atmosphere and opportunity for children of all ages to enjoy the 
excitement of riding the train to the North Pole for a visit with 
Santa to which greater Rockland residents have become accustomed.

Kinney said that the Kiwanis Club is happy to carry on the community 
Christmas train tradition, noting that the Rockland Toy Library worked 
very hard to build a signature even

Spooky, Spectacular Haunted Hay Ride

Spooky, Spectacular Haunted Hay Ride
Whites Beach & Campground
Durham Road in Brunswick, Maine
Thursday, October 21, Friday October 22 & Saturday, October 23
6:30 to 9:30pm
New England Youth Theater, a non profit youth theater organization are partnering with White’s Beach & Campground for the very first annual Haunted Hayride.  Actors come from Turner, Lewiston, Bath, Brunswick, Saco, Portland,  Boothbay, and Topsham.  Team leader and Actor Henry Lavendar have created scenes to fit the Halloween Season.  There will be thrilling scenes filled with excitement and suspense.  Susan Sallesa, owner of White’s Beach & Campground and her crew designed props and sets to accompany the actors… There will be storytelling under the pavilion for younger children and a snack bar offering Halloween goodies and drinks which will be open for everyone.
Haunted Hay Ride Admission:  $10 for ages 13+       $6 f