Fit at Five: sheJAMS

It's a new year with new goals to set. The 2012 race season is already getting started with endless possibilities to challenge you. On this Fit at Five we check out the benefits of joining a club to train for an event. These women are not only gaining new friendships, but gaining confidence as well.

The woman's social club sheJAMS is now in it's third season in helping women train to cross the finish line. The four founders of sheJAMS, all certified triathlon coaches, realized that most women don't want to train for these events alone. The club has truly taken off and now has over 100 members from all across the state. There is a fee to join the club, but there are perks to being a member. With the membership you get discounts on clothing, wetsuits, and have access to the training groups.

Kestrel to build factory in Wisconsin

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An aircraft manufacturing company has decided to build its factory in Wisconsin instead of Maine. Kestrel Aircraft was the first major tenant for Brunswick Landing, the site of the former Naval Air Station. The company has been doing research and development for its newly-designed corporate airplane from offices in a hangar at the former base.

Join the Foster Grandparent Program


The Foster Grandparent Program is accepting applications from men and women 55 years of age and older interested in volunteering as a Foster Grandparent.

By joining the Foster Grandparent Program, volunteers can make a difference in a child’s life while having a great time and earning a little extra money.  Foster Grandparents volunteer in classrooms under the guidance of teachers in schools and child development centers throughout York and Cumberland County.   

In return for volunteering, Foster Grandparents meeting income guidelines receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits that do not affect Social Security, food stamps, LIHEAP, or subsidized housing eligibility. 

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program and/or to schedule a presentation on our program call 773 – 0202 or 1-800-698-4959.



Open House January 21 Penobscot School

Open House January 21 Penobscot School

On Saturday January 21st, 2012, Penobscot School in Rockland, Maine will be kicking-off  its spring semester with a Winter Open House from 5-7PM.   The public is invited to meet the teachers and learn more about the school’s unique language course offerings, while sampling culinary delights.  Meet other language enthusiasts and test your global knowledge by participating in the school’s first ever Trivia Trials!

Founded in 1986 as a non-profit language school and center for international exchange, Penobscot School is a unique community international school.  Hundreds of people from the U.S. and from around the world have advanced their foreign language skills at Penobscot School.

The event is free and open to all interested folks.  The Penobscot School is located at 28 Gay Street in Rockland. 




Bath man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man from Bath has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor. 

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Department tells us that Andrew Mank used social media to seduce underage girls.  He's been charged with abuse involving a 14-year-old girl. 

More charges may be filed.

Jeff Ball Joins Forces with Keeping Kids Safe as Vice President of Operations

Jeff Ball joins forces with the organization Keeping Kids Safe as Vice President of Operations.  Mr. Ball is an accomplished senior leader with twenty years of program and financial development experience increasing revenue and membership in each organization associated with.   Jeff Ball has a bachelor’s in education from West Chester University and master’s degree in Administration from Temple University. Mr. Ball brings a vast array of experience from operating several non-profits to great fundraising skills.  “I am thrilled to have Jeff part of this very important community resource,” says Mike O’Neal, CEO of the organization.

Jeff Ball is noted for founding teen centers and a skate park in Virginia and exceeding annual fundraising goals with the local YMCAs in Pennsylvania and Missouri.  Mr.

Winter's Moon Celebration, a Benefit Dinner for the Morris Farm Trust

Winter's Moon Celebration, a Benefit Dinner for the Morris Farm Trust

Please join Chef Mikael Andersson and the Morris Farm Trust for a special dining event, Winter's Moon Celebration, on February 6, 2012. The Winter's Moon Celebration will be held at beautiful Le Garage Restaurant in Wiscasset where diners can enjoy the moon rising over the Sheepscot River from the dining room. All proceeds from this local foods meal will benefit the Morris Farm Trust of Wiscasset.

The menu will feature a variety of locally sourced foods from the Midcoast's many small-scale farmers and fishermen including a roasted butternut squash soup slow simmered in local apple cider and Maple syrup and fresh cut greenhouse greens tossed with sundried Maine blueberries, Backyard Beauty tomatoes, shaved Hahn's end cheese and fresh basil vinaigrette.