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Update on the Shivelhood-Kartez Family: Jack, Winnie & Jason are so grateful to the many community members who have cooked them a meal, stopped by to help clean, visit with Winnie, or sent a thoughtful card. They are amazed at the outpouring of support they are receiving. Jack's surgery went well and he is in recovery, but still needs help with weekly chores & rides. Winnie's alert most days but tires easily and needs lots of rest. But she enjoys a brief, friendly visit, a chat or a short walk outdoors. If you have not yet had a chance to help, there is still a need for small meals, helping with daily cleaning & visiting with Winnie. If you can't access the website, Lotsa Helping Hands, simply contact Jack directly and let him know what you can do. I couldn't do the times listed on the website so I emailed Jack and he was very open and thankful that I could come and spend a few hours helping & walking with Winnie that fit into my schedule. thank you all
"Go for Baroque...Out and Bach"
Call for Artists! Check out the new Flea For All Market in Portland.
(submitted by Regina Kusche 04/03)
This summer I will be riding 270 miles from Boston to New York in three days.
I am riding to honor my friend Dr. Bruce Churchill and support the efforts to find an effective treatment for ALS. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Churchill has won a huge place in my heart. He has helped me overcome many challenges of my own. Throughout the years we have become good friends, sharing stories of our lives, adventures and families. As a doctor he always made me feel like I was his only patient. As a friend he’s always honest and positive. Just after my daughter was born Bruce was diagnosed with ALS. I just wanted to scream! How could something so devastating happen to one of the most amazing people I know? Since his diagnosis Dr. Churchill has continued to be positive and give his best efforts to everything he does. I feel selfish to be so heartbroken. I feel lucky to have shared his friendship. I have decided to take on a challenge of my own to help support the challenges he and so many others who suffer from ALS have been faced with . I hope this personal physical and emotional challenge and fundraising effort will help me make a slight difference. I will do my best to find my strength to finish the ride. I struggle to find the strength to see someone so special stolen away from this world. My minimal fundraising goal is $1800. If you know Dr. Bruce Churchill or anyone who has suffered from ALS I will whole heartedly appreciate any donation you can offer. Come ride if you’d like! I’d love the company. To donate:
http://tst.als.net/Donate.aspx Thank you, Julie Yeo, EC Parent (04/03)
Please find attached the AWSNA newsletter "Inform," a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. Inform April 2012
It can also be found at http://www.
There are still openings for LifeWays Early Childhood Training in Maine beginning July 8 - 19. A four-session course beginning in July. LifeWays Early Childhood and Human Development Training is a comprehensive training to give you the understanding and skills you need to transform your living and working with young children. It will help to deepen your parenting; enliven your early childhood center, preschool or home program; and inspire your work with parents. Learn how simple activities of healthy home life provide the foundation of learning for the young child. Refresh yourself with music, movement and handwork classes. Experience the friendship found with fellow students. Learn more about the holistic view of the developing human being offered by Rudolf Steiner and other developmental theorists.
Chemicals and Our Health: Consumer Choices and Policy Decisions
Children’s Story Time and Seed Planting
The New Politics of Parenthood: Family, Citizenship and Inequality in America Today
Save the date: Saturday April, 28th - 317 Main Street is hosting a Contra Dance and the Merriconeag Community is invited. Musicians and dancers encouraged. For ages roughly 10 years to 110. Maggie Robinson calling. Look for further info at 317 Main and on the web at www.317mainst.org. Come Mondays to 317 and join the musicians who will be playing at the dance. For questions contact Melissa@317mainst.org or Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org.(03/20)
Dear MWS Community, We Haags would like to share with you the following shout-out for the Fresh Air Fund, something we've been directly involved with for the past 4 years; peripherally involved with for the past 9 years. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions. (We're in the school directory.) Or plan to eat dinner at Stoneyfield's in Falmouth, on March 20, from 4-7pm, when Fresh Air of Southern Maine will receive 10% of sales that night. Many veteran host families will be available to share their experiences. --Ilse
"In recognition of The Fresh Air Fund’s 136th summer of bringing together New York City children and volunteer host families in Maine, Governor Paul LePage has proclaimed March 20th “FRESH AIR FUND DAY” throughout the state. This summer, The Fresh Air Fund will once again allow thousands of inner-city boys and girls to escape the hot, noisy New York City streets to enjoy the simple pleasures of summertime fun in the country!
Volunteers simply want to share what they have with city children and introduce them to the joys of suburban or country life. Families find hosting so rewarding that more than 65 percent of all Fresh Air children are reinvited to visit the same host families year after year. First-time Fresh Air visitors are 6 to 12 years old and Fresh Air hosts range from young families to grandparents. All it takes is the willingness to welcome a New York City child to your community.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million inner-city children since 1877. For more information about becoming a Fresh Air volunteer host, please call Lisa Clement at 207-878-1998, or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. Visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org." (03/20)
Michael Dorn, the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, Inc., a global non-profit school safety center, will deliver a powerful presentation on school safety and bullying, Weakfish – Bullying Through the Eyes of a Child, on April 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Harrison Middle School Cafetorium. The community is invited to attend this event at no charge. The presentation is intended for parents, educators, and students grades 6 or higher.
Parenting is full of challenges. Coming together to support each other and learn new skills is an amazing gift we can give our family. These weekends have been described by parents as “deeply nourishing” and “so important”. They are an opportunity for parents and children to settle into the practice of mindfulness- dwelling fully in the present moment together, look deeply at their relationships with each other, strengthen their capacities for loving and understanding, and have lots of fun!
The program combines meaningful activities for parents and children together, a fun filled creative program for children and teens, and relaxation, discussion, teaching and meditation to help parents transform moments of reactivity and stress into true connection, learning and love!
This special event will be held at beautiful Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH. Programs developed by Fern Dorresteyn and Michael Ciborski, who combine their Waldorf back ground, experience as parents and nine years living and working with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
For more info. and to register call (603)313-1702 or go to www.morningsuncommunity.org (03/20)