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September 24, 2010

Fabulous Food of the Midcoast Offers Unique Dining Experience

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It would be a real challenge to visit your favorite eating establishments in Waldo and Knox Counties in one evening, unless you attend the Fabulous Food of the Midcoast event on October 7th at the Point Lookout Conference Center in Northport. Twenty or more local restaurants, caterers and other purveyors of fine foods and wine will be offering samples of their specialties in support of a fundraising event for Broadreach Family & Community Services. A $25 ticket allows entrance and sampling of the food offerings.
Vendors participating include: Amore Restaurant and Lounge, Atlantica, Awesome Diner, Belfast Coop, Cappy’s Chowder House, Delvino’s Grill & Pasta House, Ducktrap River of Maine, Moran’s Hideaway Diner, Papa J’s & The Lobster Bar, Penobscot Bay Inn, Point Lookout Conference Center, Ralph’s Café, Scoops & Crepes, Silver Lane Bistro, Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, Waterfront Restaurant and Whale’s Tooth Pub & Restaurant with more being added before the event.

Silent auctions and a live auction featuring an incredible variety of donated art, clothing, jewelry, services, and camp, cottage and condo stays will also be offered along with the dining. The evening’s auctioneer is Belfast Councilor Eric Sanders noted for being fast on his feet and with a gift of gab. Music will be provided by musician Ando Anderson, one of the moving forces behind Belfast Summer Nights and the Vaudeville Review.

Broadreach is grateful for the major sponsorship support from Elm Street Printing & Graphics and Damariscotta Bank and Trust, as well as media sponsor VillageSoup in making this event possible. Additional support has been provided by FMC Biopolymer Corp., Belfast Pediatrics, Camden National Bank, MacLeod’s Furniture and Viking, Inc.,

All proceeds from the event will be used in support of programs serving residents from Winterport to Waldoboro. Broadreach Family & Community Services is a 501 (c) (3) agency that has been providing mental health and educational services to meet the needs of the children and families of mid-coast Maine since 1983. Broadreach delivers programs through the following five service areas: Mental and Behavioral Services; Early Education and Intervention Services; Prevention Services; Youth Services and; Adult and Family Literacy Services. More information can be found on the Broadreach website at www.brmaine.org or call 338-2200 ext 109 for ticket information.

September 16, 2010

Fabulous Food of the Midcoast to Take Place Thursday, October 7th

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 3:41 pm

Broadreach Family & Community Services has announced they will be hosting the Fabulous Food of the Midcoast on Thursday, October 7th beginning at 5:30 pm at Erickson Hall at Point Lookout Conference Center in Northport. This event combines elements of longtime traditions, the Fabulous Food Fare and the Taste of the Midcoast. The Fabulous Food of the Midcoast is aptly named because as many as 20 of the more popular eating establishments and caterers in Waldo and Knox Counties will be sharing samples of their specialty food items. For the $25 price of admission those attending will be able to try food choices from hor d’ouevres, through entrees, to desserts. Those who have attended prior events have expressed satisfaction with the quality and variety of delicious food items.

Broadreach Executive Director Ruth Southworth says that “support from the communities we serve has been fabulous”. In addition to the food vendors, local businesses and individuals have been generous in donating a variety of art, hand crafts, services, lodging and other options that will be available to purchase through live and silent auctions. From oil paintings to fuel oil, from wooden birdhouses to seasoned firewood, from use of a camp on Swan Lake, overnights at Point Lookout, to the use of a condo in Florida, from imported Irish handcrafts to jewelry and appliances, the generous donations will become bargains for some lucky bidders. Auctioneer Eric Sanders makes the live auction a fun event with plenty of opportunity for interested bidders to participate before the gavel comes down.

Broadreach is grateful for the major sponsorship support from Elm Street Printing & Graphics and Damariscotta Bank and Trust, as well as media sponsor VillageSoup in making this event possible. Additional support has been provided by FMC Biopolymer Corp., Camden National Bank, MacLeod’s Furniture and Viking, Inc.

Tickets are limited and may not be available at the door; contact us at 338-2200 ext 109 to order tickets or for more information.

All proceeds from the event will be used in support of programs serving residents from Winterport to Waldoboro. Broadreach Family & Community Services is a 501 (c) (3) agency that has been providing mental health and educational services to meet the needs of the children and families of mid-coast Maine since 1983. Broadreach delivers programs through the following five service areas: Mental and Behavioral Services; Early Education and Intervention Services; Prevention Services; Youth Services and; Adult and Family Literacy Services. More information can be found on the Broadreach website at www.brmaine.org.

September 9, 2010

RASA is accepting registrations for Fall Session

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Wanted:  aspiring artists, skateboarders, chefs, athletes and scientists

RASA falls into its next session on September 20th and is looking for anyone interested in learning a skill and meeting new friends!  RASA programs are based at Rockland District Middle School, open to 5th – 8th graders and free to all participants.

Program offerings include claymation, field games, guitar, threads and community service!  Visit www.youthlinksonline.org/RASA for an online catalog and registration form or call 594-2221. Program space is limited, sign up today.

For more information concerning the Rockland After-School Alliance, please call Amie Hutchison, RASA Project Coordinator, at Youthlinks: 594-2221. RASA is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services offered in collaboration with RSU 13 supported by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the Maine Department of Education. Broadreach Family & Community Services is a non-profit organization that has been serving the children and families of Waldo and Knox Counties since 1983. For more information on Broadreach programs and services visit www.broadreachmaine.org.

Youthlinks to Offer Free Jewelry Making Lessons at Troy Howard this Fall

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Youthlinks is excited to announce a new program for middle-school students at Troy Howard Middle School this fall: Jewelry Club.  In this program, students will learn basic jewelry making skills and move through a series of projects that will increase in difficulty and skill level as the course progresses. Students will learn basic use of jewelry tools and wire wrapping techniques; they will practice making spirals and manipulating wire around stones, sea glass and beads. Intricate beading patterns will be taught, in addition to making paper beads, felt beads, polymer clay beads, and recycled jewelry. Some class meetings will be spent taking fieldtrips to get inspiration from local jewelry artists and to comb the beach for sea glass, stones and other natural items to incorporate into student pieces. Participants will complete a mini-service project by the end of the program as well, assembling bracelet and necklace-making kits to be given to a local assisted living facility, a preschool, and hospital patients. The kits will include beads made by the students. Participants will come away from the program with a variety of pieces for themselves, or to give as gifts to their friends and family as the holiday season approaches!

This program will meet Thursdays 2:30-5pm, from September 23rd to November 18th.  Jewelry Club is free and open to all students ages 12-15. For more information or to register a student, contact Ashley at 975-3878.

Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services located in Rockland that provides community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities to all youth ages 11-17 from anywhere in mid-coast Maine. These programs help youth learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities and connect to their peers, to adult mentors, and to their communities. Youthlinks is funded primarily by state grants and the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations. All Youthlinks programs are free for participating youth. For more information, visit www.youthlinksonline.org, or call 207-594-2221.

Now Accepting Enrollment!

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Mid-Coast Children’s Services, a program of Broadreach Family and Community Services, located at 272 Park Street in Rockland is currently accepting enrollment applications for our NAEYC accredited full day and
part day preschool programs. Our full day classroom is available for children ages 3 to 5, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Our part day preschool classrooms are available for children ages 2.5 to 5, Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and/or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Lunch Bunch” is available to children in either program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, please call Sandy Billington at 594-8474, x. 301.