Should I judge a book by its cover?

Should I judge a book by its cover?

It should not take me over a year to read a book.

According to my GoodReads notes, I started John Leland’s Hip: The History in March 2011.  It’s been on my bedside table ever since; I finished it Monday night.    First, that’s just plain clutter.  Shameful.  The gurus at Real Simple would not approve.   In the last week I just plowed through to the end (mainly because I REALLY want to get back to Kenzie & Gennaro!)   The history of “hip” is largely about African American culture, st

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

Searsport Senior Class Working with Worldwide Book Drive

The Searsport District High School Senior Class is working in partnership with the WORLDWIDE BOOK DRIVE ( to collect books to help fight illiteracy in the world. Nearly 800 million people are still illiterate. Schools and towns in own country have lost complete libraries due to natural disasters.

WORLDWIDE BOOKS DRIVE's focus is to make books directly available for donations to schools,libraries and domestic and international charities.

They have sent 1,826,00 books to over 50 countires including our own.

Their mission is to improve global literacy and the environment through more efficient recycling of books.

All books are used no matter what the subject area or condition. About 6% of the books are sold to cover expenses.

Training cruise sets sail from Maine Maritime Academy

CASTINE, Maine (AP) - Maine Maritime Academy's training ship is casting off for its annual two-month training voyage that is taking students to U.S. ports, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

The 500-foot State of Maine departs Castine on Tuesday morning and is scheduled to return June 30.

During the cruise, the ship is scheduled to make stops in Galveston, Texas; on the Caribbean island of Curacao; on Bermuda, and in Charleston, S.C.

The training cruise, an annual tradition giving students hands-on training, can be tracked by the public on the academy's website.

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots

Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. Well, apparently not. There is a schedule of shots for adults, which gets reviewed every year by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Read more

Feed ME Food Drive


NEWS CENTER'S 7th annual Feed ME Food Drive is coming up this Saturday, May 5th.

We'll be at Hannaford store locations in Sanford, Scarborough, Auburn, Augusta, and Bangor. We will also be collecting your donations of non-perishable food items and money to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

For more information on Feed ME click here: FEED ME FOOD DRIVE

For more information on Good Shepherd Food Bank click here: GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD BANK