Gannett Journalism Scholarships Available

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND—The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund, established in 2000 by the trustees of the Gannett Foundation through the Maine Community Foundation, seeks applications.

The Gannett Scholarship provides renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including print, broadcast, or electronic media. The fund helps pay tuition to attend an undergraduate, graduate, trade, or technical school.

Applicants must be graduates of Maine high schools or have been home-schooled in Maine. Students will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism through their choice of coursework and extracurricular activities, as well as financial need and academic achievement.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2011.

Old Town Takes Top Spot for 5th Year

Old Town Takes Top Spot for 5th Year

The Old Town Concert Band came in just 41 votes ahead of the Brewer High School Jazz Ensemble to win first place in the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary All That Jazz competition. 

The event showcased the talents of musicians from four area high schools.  In addition to Bangor and Brewer High Schools, Hampden Academy's Voices Unlimited and the Bangor High School Concert Band performed for a crowd of nearly 750 Thursday evening.  Each school will receive $1 thousand for competing, and the Old Town Concert Band will get an additional $2 thousand for it's first place finish.

The BangorArea Breakfast Rotary Club gives each participating school 200 tickets to sell for the event.  A ticket is the chance to vote for the best band, and Old Town had the most votes.  It was the school's fifth straight year with top honors. 

The Old Town concert band performed three pieces, two ja

UMaine center helps Auburn manufacturer

ORONO - University of Maine researchers in the College of Engineering's Advanced Manufacturing Center and AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center have successfully designed a composite toe-protection insert for Falcon Performance Footwear, an Auburn shoe company.

The new composite component replaces traditional steel toe protection.

Annual Maine History Day Competition to Commence in Augusta

250 students will compete for the opportunity to travel to the
National Competition in Maryland

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, March 23 the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) will host 250 students from across the state as they take part in Maine History Day, an annual educational competition for all Maine students in grades 6 through 12.  An award ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm in Jewett Hall at UMA.

Maine History Day is part of a nationwide program involving all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Maine State winners may take part in the national competition at the University of Maryland in June.

Maine Community Colleges to Honor Scholars

AUGUSTA, ME - Fourteen Maine community college students will be named to the All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at the Senator Inn in Augusta.
The event will be hosted by the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.
The students receiving the award and a $500 scholarship are:

Gail Bennett, Otisfield, Central Maine Community College in Auburn; Suzanne Cohen, Sabattus, Central Maine Community College; Alexander Wallace, Bangor, Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor; Helen Chamberland, Hampden, Eastern Maine Community College; Kera Cummings, Pittsfield, Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield; Melanie Morin, Fairfield, Kennebec Valley Community College; Jessica Gal, Bridgewater, Northern Maine Community College in Pre


PORTLAND - Saturday will be the first public workout session for Maine's newest semi-professional
football team, the Maine Sabers.

For those who follow Maine football, the Maine Sabers is a familiar moniker. From 1991 through 1993,
the Sabers were Maine's dominant semi-professional football team.

In January, the Maine Sabers were officially admitted into the Eastern Football League, the oldest semi-
professional league in the nation, along with 15 other teams. The team is based in Portland and will
play at nearby fields such as Portland's Fitzpatrick Stadium or Scarborough High School's stadium. The
team's 2011 schedule has yet to be finalized but the season will run from late June through September.

The team was organized by Stephen Goodrich, a former administrator with the original Sabers and
Jason McLeod, Windham High School football team's offensive coordinator.

Lisbon Community School Chess Team Competes in Orono

Lisbon Community School Chess Team Competes in Orono

Photo Caption:  Jonah Sautter, a fifth grade student in D. J. Thorne’s class at Lisbon Community School in Lisbon, shows his concentration during a recent Chess Competition in Orono for Maine Chess Team Students.  Jonah is the son of Nicole and Doug Sautter of Lisbon Falls.



Lisbon - The Lisbon Community and Philip W.