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Bowdoin College Hosts Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Commemoration Saturday, May 14

Bowdoin College Hosts Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Commemoration “Around the World Expo” to recognize 1,740 Maine residents who have served with Peace Corps since 1961

In commemoration of Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary, Bowdoin College will host an “Around the World Expo” on May 14 on the Brunswick campus.  The forum, which will recognize the work of 1,740 Maine residents who have served as Peace Corps volunteers since 1961, is sponsored by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and the Maine Peace Corps Association. The event is free and open to the public.

The Expo will include exhibits, workshops, and a formal presentation.

Two-Day Composting Workshop Available for Educators

Two-Day Composting Workshop Available for Educators

WALDOBORO, Maine -- The Maine Compost Team at the University of Maine Forestry and Agricultural Experiment Station at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth is offering a two-day composting workshop June 28-29 for staff and teachers at educational institutions around the state and beyond.

Participants will learn how to make use of recyclable, organic school waste materials and plant school gardens. The workshop provides an opportunity to learn how to close the circle between food and waste in schools, according to UMaine Extension Professor Mark Hutchinson, who will lead the course.

The program will challenge participants to think critically about waste reduction, develop an integrated waste-recycling program and learn how it fits into the current school curriculum.

Spring 2011 Walk & Bike to School Events in Your Neighborhood

• Auburn, The Walton School, Walk to School Day, May 5
• Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Wednesdays, starting April 6
• Bridgton, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 17
• Brunswick, Jordan Acres Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Thursdays, starting May 5
• Brunswick, Longfellow Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days, all year
• Bucksport, Miles Lane School, Walk to School Day, May 13
• Calais Elementary School, Walking School Bus, Tuesdays & Thursdays starting April 26
• Camden, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 18
• Cutler, Bay Ridge Elementary School, Daily Walk & Ride to School Days, June 13 – 17
• Dresden Elementary School, Grades 3 -5 School Bike Trek, May 25
• Eagle Lake Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 25
• Falmouth,

Open House at Brunswick Elementary School

Open House at Brunswick Elementary School
Longfellow Elementary School in Brunswick was built in 1924 and will be closing at the end of this school year.  An Open House has been planned for 5/13 from 6-8:00 PM so that members of the community can tour the school and view memorabilia that has been collected. This Open House is approved by the School Dept but has been privately organized and funded by the members of the committee.  The original idea came from Kathy Koerber who was a student at Longfellow and then taught first grade there for almost 40 years.  I became involved because my brothers and I all went there and my Mother was a teacher and then principal.  Longfellow is very much in my family's blood. During the planning of this event we have heard from families who have three or four generations that have atended Longfellow.

Bowdoin College Wins EPA Green Power Partner Award

(BRUNSWICK, Maine) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Bowdoin College a winner of its 2010-2011 College & University Green Power Challenge in recognition of its standing as the top purchaser of renewable energy among the schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). 

http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/initiatives/cu_challenge.htm

"Bowdoin College is proud to accept this award as we continue efforts to achieve carbon neutrality in 2020," says Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer S. Catherine Longley.

First responders' drill at Brunswick High School

First responders' drill at Brunswick High School

Caroline Cornish of WCSH 6 dressed in the required garb for a story on a first responders' drill at Brunswick High School today. Let's not forget Josh Bradford a WCSH 6 Photographer.

Student artists in your neighborhood to be honored at Blaine House

Augusta, ME – Student artists from across Maine will receive recognition from Maine’s First Lady at a Blaine House ceremony at 2:00 pm, on Monday, April 11.

The students, from 17 schools, will receive certificates for their participation in the Maine Youth Excellence in Art exhibition that has been on display in the Capitol Complex since February.

“These works of art are inspiring and showcase the talent of our youth,” said Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage. “Two pieces of artwork are on display currently in the Blaine House and we are making space available for a third.