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Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Maine Red Cross Blood Supply Drops to Critically Low Levels

Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments

The American Red Cross Northern New England has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.   While demand for blood products remains steady, donations to the Red Cross this summer are the lowest the Red Cross has seen in over a decade.  All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.  There are many contributing factors that make collecting blood difficult in the summer months.  Many donors are busy or traveling and school is out of session.  

“We urge eligible blood donors and first time donors to help reverse this trend and give blood to help us recover from the shortage, stated Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross – Northeast Division.

Around Town 'Post the Most' Contest Winners

Around Town 'Post the Most' Contest Winners

We have been running a Post the Most contest in a different neighborhood each week. Each winner receives a $20 gift card to Dunkin Donuts.

Winners gift cards are as follows (list will be update each week):

Portland (5/23/11 - 5/29/11) - Luke Pola
Honorable Mention to Meg Stiffler (it was a tie)

Downeast (5/30/11 - 6/5/11) - Jane Sanderson of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
 
Bangor (6/6/11 - 6/12/11) - Wendy Smith

Lewiston/Auburn (6/13/11 - 6/19/11) - Monica Millhime of the Lisbon School Department

Bath/Brunswick (6/20/11 - 6/27/11) - Matt Miller

Olympians Win Big at Summer Games

The Special Olympic team sponsored by The Progress Center proudly brought 17 medals and 12 ribbons back to the Oxford Hills.  These medals and ribbons represent participation in 9 different events by 15 team members.

Social Media Day 2011 - Mashable Meetup on June 30th at the Porthole Restaurant

Social Media Day 2011 - Mashable Meetup on June 30th at the Porthole Restaurant

Founded in 2005, Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture. With more than 40 million monthly pageviews, they are the most prolific news site reporting breaking web news, providing analysis of trends, reviewing new websites and services, and offering social media resources and guides.

Mashable announced Social Media Day 2011 to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2011. This is a global event that is a celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard.

Come join us on the deck on the 30th at the Porthole Restaurant at 7:00PM for some refreshing cold drinks and the opportunity to meet and network!

FREE Iced Coffee and Iced Tea for the first day of Summer - Find a location near you!

FREE Iced Coffee and Iced Tea for the first day of Summer - Find a location near you!

Tim Hortons Is Giving Away Free Iced Coffee Or Freshly Brewed Iced Tea

To All Maine Guests On June 21

Who: All Maine Tim Hortons restaurant owners.

What: Summer has arrived and Tim Hortons is ready to beat the heat with some of its most popular cold beverages. In celebration of the first day of summer, Tim Hortons is offering all guests who visits a Maine-based restaurant on June 21 one FREE small ICED COFFEE or small Freshly Brewed ICED TEA.

When: All day on Tuesday, June 21.

Where: Participating restaurants in Maine (list below):

Why: Maine Tim Hortons restaurant owners are treating their guests to a cool, refreshing beverage to celebrate the start of summer.  It’s their way of saying thank you for their guests’ continued support.

About Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons is the fourth largest publicly-traded restaurant chain in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada.

Free Weather Radio App

Today Only: Free Weather Radio App

Wish you had a weather radio with you at all times to alert you of severe weather? Now you can get it on your iPhone!

Today only, get a FREE weather radio iphone app! Search "Imap Weather Radio" at app store or go to http://weatherradioday.com/ .

After today, it costs $9.99.
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STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

Every year, thousands of teenagers across the State of Maine experience dating violence.  February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and promote programs that focus on prevention. The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence and the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault are calling on Mainers to help recognize this important month, not only for youth in Maine, but for communities statewide.

Dating violence is “controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships and can include verbal, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or a combination of these behaviors.”  Dating violence often starts with what may seem like minor behavior, such as teasing and name calling.