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Habitat for Humanity Planning to Build Fifth House

New Dimensions FCU participates in the Kennebec Valley Chapter of Credit Union’s Annual Christmas in July Fundraiser



In the month of July, The Kennebec Valley Chapter of Credit Unions will hold its annual “Christmas in July” fundraiser, in which participating credit unions collect clothing, shoes, toys, art supplies and more. (To view the participating credit unions and a list of items they are collecting, visit bit.ly/supportchristmasinjuly.)

We are asking our members to donate newly-purchased gifts as well as cash donations for the MCHLW’s “Christmas Packing Program”. The program requires donations year-round, as it provides boxes of gifts and clothing to more than 1,700 financially disadvantaged children throughout the state. Ideally, packing needs to be completed by the first week of December, so the Maine Children’s Home relies on continuous donations in the slower summer months to ensure that every child receives their gifts on time.

In order to qualify, families must meet state income guidelines, agree not to accept Christmas assistance from any other organization unless it is for food, apply for children who are 12 years old and younger, and be willing to provide proof of income. They usually begin accepting applications on their website in October.

We understand no one really wants to think about Christmas in July, but know that when December rolls around, there will be smiles on the faces of many children who will feel the impact of your generosity regardless of when you donated their gift.

New Dimensions FCU offers free financial tools

At NDFCU, financial education and awareness are important to us. To ensure that our members are given the tools to be as financially secure as possible, we are providing you with the following free financial services. Saving you money and giving you access to the best resources available in today’s financial world is the key to a strong financial future.

Visit https://newdimensionsfcu.com/financial-services-education/ for more information! You will be glad you did! 

Snow Pond New Music Based After School Program

Welcome to Snow Pond Enrichment! A new innovative AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM for grades 2-8 Monday - Friday 3:00pm-5:30pm

The Snow Pond Enrichment Program is a vivacious program that combines academic support, health and recreation, and music education for every student every day.

Please join us for an informational Open House Snow Pond Visitor’s Center Thursday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Reserve your place today by calling 844-476-6976 ext. 401 or by email at 

Why Music? Research shows that music instruction, in particular, has a positive influence on reading and mathematic achievement. Music notably improves school performance, collaboration, and critical thinking skills, along with confidence and self-esteem. Study after study has shown how music education produces not only better, more diligent students, but also more well-rounded citizens. Music teaches:
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FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:  http://enrichment.snowpond.org/

New Dimensions FCU knows that together we can fight hunger!

How much food would you give to your child if he or she was hungry? If you are a parent, like many are, the answer is simple. You give until your child(ren) are well-fed and healthy. Imagine the parents who cannot afford to feed their children. It’s not an easy image to conjure up because it’s hard to think about a child being hungry.

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Children's Book Cellar

Children’s Book Cellar
Arriving on Tuesday, May 9 – The Lost Kitchen Cookbook (Freedom Maine) by Chef Erin French - Stop by and pick up your copy!

The Children’s Book Cellar is now carrying a growing selection of books for adults and we special order books!

Hours:  Tues – Sat  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
            Monday  12 noon to 5 p.m. (June – Dec)

National Womens Build - A call for Volunteers

Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's invite women to join Habitat's 10th annual National Women's Build.

We are currently looking for volunteers to support this effort. On May 6th we will be working on renovating a home in Oakland that is being donated to the affiliate.

While the event is not restricted to women the goal from Lowe's is to provide an opportunity for women to "try out" construction and home improvement. 

This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together. No construction sills are necessary to participate.  Participants must be 16 years of age.

For more information email: Habitat@Watervilleareahfh.org or call Linda at 458-2234

"Trek For Life" Walk/Run

Please join us for our 7th Annual Fundraising Event on June 17,2017 for the L.N. Clark Inspiration Network "Trek For Life Walk" at Thomas College Summit Room beginning at 8:00 AM 

Funds raised by our organization, support our Maine Cancer Patients and their families.  We are now into our 9th year as an organization helping cancer patients.

For more information or to get pledge sheets please contact Tami at 207-453-2553 or 207-453-6231   or Tonya at 207-680-0670

Care & Comfort and their Waterville Staff Support Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County

Care & Comfort and their Waterville Staff Support Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County
Care & Comfort and the administrative staff of their Waterville Branch recently presented a gift to the Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County, an organization focused on providing high-quality services for those with a life-limiting illness, providing comfort for families, and educating the community.
“Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County is a marvelous organization that relies on charitable contributions to carry on their mission. We are pleased to give this gift to help ensure that in the future when our neighbors need hospice care HVSC is available,” said Susan D. Giguere, Care & Comfort’s Founder and CEO.

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Pine Tree Cellular New Website

Pine Tree Cellular

Pine Tree Cellular has a new website featuring their equipment and services. Thanks to the efforts of A2Z Computing Services, Inc., you can now browse through their phones, tablets, vehicle monitoring devices and more.

Students Pursue Skills Employers Claim Are in Short Supply


(Rome, Me.)  When was the last time you updated your resume? Did you include skills like problem-solving, critical-thinking and communication? According to a study conducted by LinkedIn in partnership with the Wall Street Journal, those are exactly the types of skills and attributes we should all be highlighting if we want to stand out in a job search. This week at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, about 180 middle school and high school students from across the state gathered for JMG’s annual Leadership Education Conference (LEC).  The Conference is an overnight intensive that gives students the unique opportunity to learn those soft skills employers are looking for.

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Eccher Law, LLC Website

Eccher Law, LLCEccher Law, LLC website has been finished and is viewable online. Designed and hosted by A2Z Computing Services, Inc. the website outlines Dan Eccher's services and focus.

T & B's Celebration Center Renovates

T and B's Celebration Center in Waterville has exciting news.  We will soon be done with our renovations.  This will allows us to offer to our customers another banquet room to accommodate smaller celebrations and events.  The Tavern side of the facility will now be available to rent,. It features a full length bar, dance floor and stage. Our full banquet menu with its many choices  is also available including our conference menu, luncheon menu and wedding menu. Now is the time for a visit to check us out!  Call Mandy at 474-0011 for more information. 


Don't forget to check our new Website at http://centralmainefamilyfun.com!!!

New Beginnings Church of God's New Website

New Beginnings Church of God

The New Beginnings Church of God is sporting a new website at http://newbeginningscog.org with the help of A2Z Computing Services, Inc. Their website design received a facelift as well as some content repair to help spread their word.

The Meadows at Fieldstone Landing New Website

The Meadows at Fieldstone Landing

The Meadows at Fieldstone Landing has a newly designed website done by A2Z Computing Services, Inc., featuring a mobile friendly, responsive design, slideshow, photo gallery and more. Come visit them and drop Paul and Chris a note!

Workplace Flu Shots - Winslow Pharmacy

winslowWorkplace Flu Shots

According to Flu.gov (managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), each year approximately 11 million workdays are lost due to the flu. Employers show a loss of nearly $7 billion per year due to sick days and lost productivity.
Partnering with Winslow Pharmacy can help protect your employees from the seasonal flu!

Click here for more information!
Click here for on-site contract!

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Madlyn's Will Ship!!!

Madlyn's Will Ship!!!

Like something on our Facebook Page? You can PAY over the PHONE!!! We will ship it to you!!!

Orders over $40.00, ship for FREE!!!!

Boudreau's Heating has a new website!

Boudreaus HeatingCheck out Boudreau's Heating new website! It now features a photo gallery, newsletter system and interactive forms. Check it out at http://BoudreausHeating.com 

Designed and hosted by A2Z Computing Services, Inc.

Sunset Home of Waterville's New Website

Sunset Home of WatervilleSunset Home of Waterville has a new website designed by A2Z Computing Services, Inc. This new website sports a new modern and mobile friendly design and interactive features.

Mid Maine Chamber Advantage Cards at Madlyn's

Madlyn's Now Accepting MMC Advantage Cards!!!

If you're a Member and you love Madlyn's, remember your card!!!

Show your card when making your purchase and save 15% on 1 full priced item!!! A great deal on top of the already amazing sales found every day!!!!

Don't forget to take Advantage!!!

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