August 22, 2011

Now Enrolling!

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 full day and part day inclusive preschool programs. Our full day classroom is available for
children ages 3 to 5, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Early School 1 classroom is
enrolling children ages 2.5 to 3.5 for two to four days per week,
Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Early School 2 classroom is
Enrolling children ages 3.5 – 5 for two to four days per week,
Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Our popular “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.

August 5, 2011

Maine Woman wins Dream Vacation

Filed under: Teens — Sue Dirosario @ 9:12 am

Press Release                                                                                                                                     Camden July 2011

Susan McChesney of Phippsburg, Maine is the lucky winner of the  all-inclusive four-day Maine Dream Vacation Raffle.   The raffle was sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Broadreach Family & Community Services to benefit Youthlinks, a community service and skills enrichment program for area youth.

The winner was officially announced at a drawing ceremony held at the Camden Harbour Inn.  “We are so happy to be able to give Ms. McChesney this phenomenal dream vacation package,” Amie Hutchison, Youthlinks Program Director said, “And we are so very grateful to the Chamber and area businesses for their incredibly open-hearted support of Youthlinks and this raffle.”

Raffle ticket sales were limited to 500.  Tickets were purchased by residents from 24 states- as far away as Alaska and California, though many locals bought tickets as well.  “We want to congratulate Ms. McChesney and thank everyone who purchased tickets to the raffle,” said Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber Executive Director, Dan Bookham.  “September is a great time to visit the Camden and Rockland area.  I can’t think of a better way to have a few days of rejuvenating fun and help local youth at the same time.”

Ms. McChesney and her guest will enjoy a fantastic array of top-notch lodging, fine meals and wonderful activities.   They will spend three nights at the AAA four-diamond Camden Harbour Inn, and enjoy a daily gourmet breakfast, snack, and evening turndown service. Each night they will have dinner at a different nationally acclaimed local restaurant: Camden’s Hartstone Inn, Rockland’s Primo, and Natalie’s, at the Camden Harbor Inn. The prize also includes a $500 gift card provided by Machias Savings Bank, which the winner may use as she pleases.  Ms. McChesney will receive a large Red Claw tote from Sea Bags to take home,  stuffed with local goodies.

Ms. McChesney will choose two of the following enticing activities to round out her vacation: spa services at Beauty Mark Spa,
Camden; a biplane tour over Penobscot Bay, courtesy of the Owls Head Transportation Museum; a round of golf at the oceanfront Samoset
, Rockport; a day sail and picnic aboard the Schooner Olad, Camden; back stage tour of the

Drawing the winning ticket

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland;  private winemaker’s tour with lunch of Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville; personal cooking class with Chef Kerry Altiero of Café Miranda, Rockland; personal hike in the Camden Hills with Registered Maine Guide and editor of Down East magazine Paul Doiron and birder/trails expert Kristin Lindquist of Coastal Mountains Land Trust; and a portrait sitting by award-winning photographer Amy Wilton.

The prize package had also included round-trip airline tickets and a rental car- but since Susan lives close by,  she was happy to donate those options back to support Youthlinks programs.  For more information about Youthlinks, call them at (207) 594-2221, visit their website at www.youthlinksonline.org, or check them out on Facebook.

Photo:  “Drawing the Winning Ticket”   Amie Hutchison- Director, Youthlinks; Raymond Brunyanszki – Co-Owner, Camden Harbour Inn and Natalie’s Restaurant; Dan Bookham- Executive Director, Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce