AUGUSTA – Thank Your Mentor Day will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, as part of the January National Mentoring Month campaign.

Thank Your Mentor Day is an opportunity for adults to thank those formal and informal mentors who have supported them in the formative years as well as in their current professional and daily lives.

Ways to honor a mentor include contacting the mentor to express appreciation, becoming a mentor to a young person in the community or writing a tribute to the mentor and posting it on the National Thank Your Mentor Web site,

For more information, contact Nancy Anderson, executive director of Maine Mentoring Partnership, 287-7669.

Bus trip

AUGUSTA – The Maine State Grange is sponsoring a bus trip to Norfolk, Va., from April 21 to 26. Highlights will include the International Azalea Festival, Colonial Williamsburg and a Military Tattoo.

Cost is $929 for single occupancy, $734 double, $664 triple or $624 quad. It includes transportation, hotel accommodations and taxes, luggage handling, nine meals, the attractions listed on the itinerary and a professional tour director.

Reservations must be made in advance and a $100 deposit is due by Feb. 10. For more information or to reserve a space, contact Maine State Grange Headquarters, 146 State St., Augusta ME 04330, 1-800-464-3421, or [email protected] The itinerary is available at grange_tour .html.

Two on board

BATH – The Pine Tree Society, an organization serving Maine people with disabilities, announces the addition of Bruce Albiston and Sarah Ruef-Lindquist to its board of directors.

Albiston is the CEO of MaineOxy, a leader in welding, industrial gases and specialty gases based in Auburn. He has been engaged with a number of organizations that serve people with disabilities.

Ruef-Lindquist is the vice president and senior administrative officer in the Investment and Trust Services Department of Union Trust Co. in Ellsworth. She has extensive experience and expertise in estate and charitable gift planning.

For more information, call 443-3341 or visit the Web at

Buddies invited

AUGUSTA – Registered nurses from throughout Maine are invited to volunteer as “legislative buddies” this winter. A legislative buddy is a nurse who is willing to work with the legislators to help them learn about the nursing profession and the role played by nurses in the health system.

Each volunteer will be paired with a specific legislator. The buddy program is sponsored by ANA-Maine, the state’s professional association for RNs. For information send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 667-0260


Council meeting

AUGUSTA – The Maine Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold its quarterly meeting on Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. Augustine’s Church, Washington Street. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be a prayer service at 9 and the program will start at 9:15. The meeting will start at 10 with Mass to follow at noon. Lunch will be after Mass. Bring a sandwich to go along with the soup that will be served.


AUGUSTA – The American Lung Association of Maine will recognize participating Golf Privilege Card courses and driving ranges by awarding three scholarships to Maine graduating seniors. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, references and a completed application.

Qualifying students must have some involvement with the game of golf, either as a player or as an employee. The student must also plan to pursue further education in a medical or health related field. The three $500 scholarships will be awarded to one student from eastern Maine, one student from western Maine and one from any Maine high school.

The deadline is April 1. For information visit or contact the association at 14-888-241-6566, extension 12, or e-mail: [email protected]

Donation made

PORTLAND – The National Education Loan Network announces that it has made a $1,000 donation to the Lewiston Chapter of the Salvation Army.

Timothy Sabo delivered the donation to the Lewiston office. Nelnet’s contribution was a holiday honor gift on behalf of the company’s customers, clients and business associates. More information can be found at

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