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Red Cross team to visit Madawaska

Posted May 27, 2011, at 10:10 p.m.

MADAWASKA, Maine — Community members are invited to meet the staff from the Aroostook County Branch office of the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Madawaska Chamber of Commerce. Information about Red Cross services will be available and a brief demonstration of “Hands On” CPR will be offered at 12:30 p.m.. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Joyce at 493-4620, ext. 108.

Michaud staffer to field questions in Sherman

SHERMAN, Maine — A member of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud’s staff will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Sherman town office, 36 School St.  Constituent service representative Rachel Smith will meet with Mainers to discuss services available through his office. For information, call 764-1036.

Newport Cultural Center to get $3,500 grant

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Newport Cultural Center will receive $3,500 to preserve and provide better access to its historical collections as part of the Historical Records Collections Grant Program, Maine State Archivist David Cheever has announced.

The program is administered by the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board, with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant program is coordinated in Maine by the State Archives.

Recent studies indicate that cultural resources are important in decisions to locate businesses or to choose a community in which to retire.

For information about the Historical Records Collections Grant Program, call Janet Roberts at 287-5791 or email janet.roberts@maine.gov.

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