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MWS continues to recycle all toner cartridges and cell phones, just bring them to either office.  Storage is easier if toner boxes are recycled at home.  Thank you!

 

Family Businesses support Merriconeag’s Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund:
Thanks to Merriconeag parent Bill Waldron 
Business: Portland Volvo-Saab, Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Nissan and Kia of Saco
Fundraiser: For every used or new car purchased by a Merriconeag family or friend, $250 will be donated to Merriconeag. Special pricing, rebates and incentives included.
Contact: just mention that you are a Merriconeag family or friend. Any questions, contact Jason Curie (590-7455), another Merriconeag parent and Waldron Motor Group employee.

Thanks to Merriconeag parent Tricia Toms
Business: Tricia Toms Photography. Tricia volunteers as Merriconeag’s official photographer for class and school events, and has photos for sale on her website:http://triciatoms.zenfolio.com/merriconeag
Fundraiser: 50% of net photo sales from her website benefit Merriconeag’s Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund
Contact: Tricia Toms: 603-944-0797

Thanks to Merriconeag parent Tami Goodrich
Business: Foundations Real Estate 
Fundraiser: For every home rental or purchase by a Merriconeag family or friend, 2% of the commission fee will be donated to Merriconeag. Includes free market analysis. 
Contact: just let Tami know that you have made a referral or are a Merriconeag family or friend:TamiGoodrich@FoundationsRealEstate.com 207-298-0144

Thanks to Merriconeag parent Eric Fullagar
Business: Freeport Cheese and Wine
Fundraiser: 15% of all wine sales and 20% of all other products and 10% of beer purchased at Freeport Cheese and Wine will be donated to Merriconeag’s Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund.
Contact: Eric Fullagar: 730-0886, freeportcheeseandwine.com

 

Community Classifieds

Cristina Post is now taking names for summer services for math remediation, enrichment, SAT prep and high school readiness. This summer, scheduling will be done by the week (as opposed to the month) to allow for more flexibility. For more information, please see www.mathaffect.com or contact Cristina directly at cristina_post@mail.harvard.edu for details. (06/05)

Inner Stream Yoga, Freeport, Maine: Summer is a wonderful time to start a yoga practice or deepen an existing one. Come join us at Inner Stream Yoga. We offer individual instruction and a variety of small group classes at different levels. The 8-week summer session begins June 12, 2012. For more information (including a description of classes), visit innerstreamyoga.com or contact Cindy Berliner at innerstreamyoga@comast.net or 838-0551. (06/05)

College Admissions Essay Writing Workshop: My name is Nancy Goldberg and I will be offering a workshop in the fall to help seniors write their admissions essay for college applications. I have been a Waldorf parent for ten years, and I have completed Foundation Studies. I was a college English instructor and a high school English teacher for a number of years. Most recently, I have worked as a private tutor for high school students. In my capacities as an English teacher and as a private tutor, I have taught students how to write their admissions essays. I taught this workshop last year for Merriconeag seniors and references from families who have taken this workshop, as well as from families whose seniors I have tutored privately, are available upon request.
      Using the Common Application questions, we will evaluate sample essays for their technical aspects and analyze what colleges learn about students from their essays. We will utilize several brainstorming strategies to generate ideas and begin to crystallize students’ ideas. Once their ideas have taken shape, students will write outlines, which will be followed by rough drafts. They will peer-edit each other’s essays, and I will work with each student on polishing strategies. The primary focus will be on the “big” essay. If time allows at the end of the workshop, we will work on supplemental essays.
      The workshop will be held on Monday evenings at 7 pm starting on September 10th. We will be skipping the week of September 17th (Hermit Island) and October 8th (Columbus Day), and the last class will be on October 22nd. (We could finish one week earlier if everyone agrees to meet on Columbus Day.) There will be a total of five sessions, and the workshop will be completed prior to the earliest deadline for early decision applications. Each session will last 1-1 ½ hours and will be held on the Desert Road campus in the 8th grade classroom. The total cost of the workshop will be $125 per student, which will be due at the first session. Please send me an email, Ngoldney@myfairpoint.net, or call me, 865-1961, to let me know if you are interested in having your son or daughter attend the workshop. (06/05)

Summer Piano Lessons: Hi, I'm teaching piano this summer at my home studio in Freeport for the months of June and July. I'll teach any age or experience level from young beginners to adults. Currently I have room for up to 6 more students. I plan to teach in the fall but may have more limited time due to attending senior year at USM. Let me know if you have questions and/or are interested! Feel free to email me at wilson.bristol@maine.edu or call me at (207) 837-0714. Thanks! ~Will Bristol (High-school and grade-school alumnus) (06/05)

Two special places for rent in Porter's Landing area of Freeport, just a few minutes from Merriconeag's Desert Road Campus. House and barn can be rented together or separately. Each have lovely views over open meadow and woodlands. Garden space, orchard, berries, conservation land, walking trails, biking, and Freeport amenities are out your back door. Coast and swimming at Porter's Landing just a 1/2 mile walk, Freeport train station 1/4 mile into town.

1.) Sunny, new, post and beam apartment on second floor of handsome barn, ~ 615 sq ft, unfurnished. Separate entrance with mudroom. 1-2 bedroom, 3/4 bath, full shower, all-wood interior, beam lighting, new appliances, gas heat and hot water, energy efficient. Option of including the ground-floor 12' x 16' post and beam office space (or
2nd bedroom), and heated workshop. Wireless, Cable and Phone- ready, includes water, plowing, parking, partial coverage of gas and electric. Available in July for year-round lease.

 

2.) Sunny, 2 bedroom, 3 bath furnished house, large sunny porch, cozy kitchen/ dining / living room open floor plan. Seeking a flexible tenant for school year, as owners may need to schedule several return visits, compensated for in advance with lower rent. Available mid-August through June, 2013.

    

Both are non-smoking, non-pet. Income verification and references required. If you're seeking a quiet, rural lifestyle near town in a lovely setting please contact: Louisa, lrandmoore@gmail.com or 233-3692. (06/05)

For Sale: Solid pine bunk beds,mattresses,and boards.In excellent condition.For more info call Barbara @ 754-5777. (06/05)

Do you need a babysitter or house-sitter this summer?
Hello! I'm a 22 year old college student and Merriconeag alum with lots childcare experience. I've taken care of children of all ages, and I have lots of good references! I'm a good cook and I have lots of creative ideas for fun summer activities for kids. Don't need a babysitter? I'm also up for house-sitting! I love animals, and I have experiences taking care of a whole range of house and farm animals. Interested? Contact me (Lily Cuellar) at lily.cuellar@gmail.com or (207)776-1008. I hope to hear from you! (05/29)

Calling All Toys and Supplies: Donations for an Early Childhood Initiative. We are accepting donations of unwanted Waldorf style supplies for a new early childhood classroom in downtown Portland. We would most gratefully accept any art supplies (like beeswax, paper, and watercolor paints), wooden toys and dolls, play-stands, blocks, or other Waldorf style supplies that your family no longer wants in your home.
Please contact Jessica Gebhardt if you have anything that you’d like to donate. (207) 838-1990. Thank you. (05/29)

Fall River Health Care is looking for a Children's Table with Chairs for their waiting room.
Please call Fall River Health Care, 781-7880 and ask for Linda or Mo. Stacie Waldron

Two Old Town Loon Kayaks For Sale: One is a Loon 111 and the other is a Loon Classic ... essentially the same. These two kayaks (one green & one yellow) have seen at most 20 hours of use each. Each comes with a paddle and I also have a jump seat for a small child to sit on to ride along that I will include. The Loon Classic and 111 Kayak has a large roomy cockpit making it easy to get and and out of and a wide bottom making it very stable in the water. It has an adjustable seat and foot braces and has a keeper for the paddle as well as a rear deck bungee rigging. It is about 11' long and weighs about 45 lbs. I also have 4 Yakima J Style Kayak Carriers for sale.
I'm asking $325/each (retail for the Old Town Loon 111 Kayak is close to $600) ... or make an offer and lets talk.
Contact: Robert Caron 207.272.0324 or misterc008@gmail.com (05/29)

One Adams Trail-a-Bike For Sale : This Trail-a-Bike has seen about 20 hours of use and is in excellent condition. it attaches to about any adult bike and comes with four shim options and a safety flag. I'm asking $99.00 or best offer.
Contact: Robert Caron 207.272.0324 or misterc008@gmail.com (05/29)

Babysitter Available: My name is Emma Goldberg-Courtney and I will be in 8th grade in the fall. I have babysitting experience, and I am Red Cross certified. I love cooking, playing outside and doing art projects. I also like imaginative play. I live in Freeport and my parents are willing to drive one way for babysitting. Please call me at 85-1961. (05/29)

Richard Evans (former Merriconeag parent) and David Barham (current Merriconeag parent and high school teacher) are looking to lease/sub-lease a mooring on the Harraseeket River for this summer for a small sailboat. Please contact David at 433-0124 or dmbarham@comcast.net. Thank you. (05/29)

Center for Anthroposophy is proud to present the Craft as Process, Rhythm, and Transformation, July 1-6, 2012 at High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire with Aonghus Gordon and Ruskin Mill Trust, Craftsmen Stuart Groom, Chris Halliwell, Jonathan Code, and Michael Chase. Sandy Pearson and Bob Thurrell will support several
of the workshops. Click here for more details. (05/29)