House in the Woods – Replay

Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Paul House
House in the Woods

217 Skunk Hill Rd, Lee, ME 04455
Tel: 207-738-4421  |  Fx: 207-738-4420
deanna.house@houseinthewoods.org

House in the Woods is a nonprofit organization offering outdoor programs to bring together small groups of active military, veterans, and their family members to relax, share, bond, and deal with the stress, loss, grief, and other emotions which can haunt the grieving soul.

We offer canoeing, kayaking, hiking, hunting, fishing, nature tours, campfires, swimming, wildlife identification and spotting, and other natural Eastern Maine resource “treasures” God has given our beautiful state to enjoy. As participants face the outdoor challenges presented by Mother Nature herself, they will have the opportunity to share laughter, memories, sorrow, service, and pride, among many other common bonds.

Paul and Dee House founded House in the Woods after their son, Sgt. Joel A. House, was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in the Army in Iraq.  Their vision for House in the Woods began shortly after attending the military memorial service at Fort Hood, TX for Joel and 19 other soldiers from his army base who died the same month as their son.  It was both emotionally overwhelming and comforting to be around so many families who were experiencing the same grief and loss.  They dreamed of creating a program using Maine’s outdoor resources that would help military families support one another.

Paul is a life-long Maine woodsman and Maine Master Guide. Dee is a former Navy “brat” who grew up in military housing and schools during the Vietnam War era.

D Cole Jewelers – Replay

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @9am

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Emily Cole
D Cole Jewelers

At award-winning D. Cole Jewelers, we specialize in beautifully handcrafted platinum, gold, and sterling silver pieces. Our 3 on staff jewelers create custom one of a kind pieces as designed by our customers. Our competitive pricing is due to the fact that we design and manufacture our own pieces. All of the repair work and custom designing that we do is all done in house at our visible jeweler’s shop that you can see when visiting the store. The jewelers are able to design with wax carving, casting, polishing, stone setting, and much more. We guarantee all of our work and will stand by our pieces whether it is repair or cleaning that you need. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is eager to help you find just the right piece.

D. Cole Jewelers is a small, family owned and operated jewelry store in the Old Port of Portland, Maine since 1981. It was started by Dean and Denise Cole after they had been selling jewelry at craft shows in college and over their summers starting in 1977. They opened their first seasonal store in 1980 in Saco and moved to the Old Port in 1981. They have remained there and expanded twice within the same space. Their family has grown to include their son Ryan, daughter Emily, daughter-in-law Lindsey, and Denise’s brother Jeff.

Come in and see why D. Cole has been voted Portland’s Best Jeweler for 12 years!

Grahamtastic Connection

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Kiss

Leslie Morrisette
Grahamtastic Connection

Connecting Sick Kids to Technology –

5K Walk/Run
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016
Anderson Learning Center
21 Bradeen St. Springvale, ME
Registration 7:45a – 8:45a
Kids Fun Run @9:15a
Race Starts @ 9:30a

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In 1997 Leslie Morissette learned first hand what it was like to spend months at a time in the hospital while their son, Graham, was in cancer treatment.

During this time Leslie became keenly aware of a great need for children and families to access the internet.  It was this need that inspired her to create Grahamtastic Connection.

The program had humble beginnings, supporting only 10 Maine children in 1998.  We now provide computers and internet access to more than 100 seriously ill children a year from Maine to California.  In addition, thousands of children use our laptops and tablets, permanently placed at over 30 facilities across the country, such as Boston Ronald McDonald House and Maine Children’s Cancer Program.  Westbrook Regional Vocational Center has written their computer technology curriculum to include the repair of Grahamtastic laptops.   They learn to refurbish computers and, more  importantly, they learn to help kids who are less fortunate. (Kids helping kids!)

100 Men Who Care

Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Tom Quartararo
100 Men Who Care

Inspired by the simple, powerful and effective ‘100 Who Care’ concept, and with the support of the 100 Women Who Care Southern Maine chapter , co-founders Peter Atherton and Marc Hodroff immediately wanted to set in motion an opportunity to bring together 100 Men Who Care in Southern Maine.

Our goal is to support charities and non-profit organizations dedicated to serving and making a difference in our communities. These organizations are almost universally under-resourced. Together, we dramatically multiply our individual impact.

100 Men Who Care members are able to nominate and share about charities and non-profit organizations they  want to support with $10,000 in one hour!

Members also learn more about the communities in which we live and what other organizations are doing throughout Southern Maine to meet needs, give hope and opportunity to the lives of others, or protect and sustain our environment and the welfare of the creatures within.

Special Surfers

Saturday, June 17, 2017 @9am

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Guest:

Nancy Boutet
Founder, Executive Director
Special Surfers

Special Surfers is a non-profit organization (501c3) that provides the opportunity for special needs kids and young adults to surf.  There is no cost to participants or their families, and all equipment and instruction is provided.  Special Surfer events are held on the third Tuesday of each month in June, July, and August at Gooches Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. We have hundreds of special surfers and volunteers at each event providing a real sense of community and accomplishment for all.

Nanci Boutet , the owner of Aquaholics Surf Shop in Kennebunk, has organized these events for the past decade as a result of her friendship with Maureen Dow, a special education teacher, who works with children with autism and asked if she would take a few kids with autism spectrum disorder out for a surf class.