Articles by Nicole Carbisiero

 
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Staff Meeting Embarks Gordon Clem Academy

By Nicole Carbisiero on Jan. 21, 2015, at 12:41 p.m.
By Nicole Carbisiero January 20, 2015 marked the day when the recent hire-es of Expanding Opportunities’ new school in Aremeit, a remote bush village in Kenya, Africa. The teachers and staff at the recently constructed Gordon Clem Academy met to discuss project needs and goals and begin an orientation of …
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Stories All Start Somewhere: JWHS; How Progress Began With A Meal

By Nicole Carbisiero on Jan. 14, 2015, at 11:56 a.m.
A local non profit organization takes the new year to reflect back on the beginning and be thankful for all the progress made. Starting with a simple feeding program in Kenya, Expanding Opportunities, led by founder and director, Beverly Stone opens door to a new school with gratitude. In 1996, …
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Production Increases Worldwide in 2015 for Non Profit Organization

By Nicole Carbisiero on Jan. 07, 2015, at 12:57 p.m.
By Nicole Carbisiero – Belfast A push of increased productivity is the goal at Expanding Opportunities non profit as the new year begins. The Waldo County based organization is increasing work space at their Belfast retail shop at 39 Main Street, and opening doors at Gordon Clem Academy in Aremeit, Kenya. “Increase …
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Lucky Spoons…Stir Daily

By Nicole Carbisiero on Dec. 30, 2014, at 12:47 p.m.
Aina Moja has unpacked new inventory and included are LUCKY SPOONS. The sale of these fair traded, hand carved spoons from Kenya bring blessings back to you while they support orphaned children at JWHS childrens home. Stir daily and share a spoon with all of your loved ones! A beautiful …
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Giving Thanks

By Nicole Carbisiero on Dec. 30, 2014, at 12:44 p.m.
Expanding Opportunities non profit organization announces a heartfelt thanks to all donors, customers, sponsors, and volunteers who make our mission a reality. Without the support and generosity of you all, this organization would not be what it is today. We wish everyone a Happy New Year with many more successes …
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Expanding Opportunities: FAQ The Gordon Clem Academy

By Nicole Carbisiero on Dec. 19, 2014, at 10:24 a.m.
Who was Gordon Clem? Gordon was a long time parishioner, diocesan trustee, choir member and math instructor. He was on the faculty of the Choir School of St. Thomas Church, New York for 40 years, as Headmaster for 28 years. He was much loved and admired by many. Why a …
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You can charitably give, shop fair trade, and support a local non profit this holiday in Belfast

By Nicole Carbisiero on Dec. 18, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Aina Moja, at 39 Main Street in downtown Belfast has fun new inventory just in time for the holiday, and fairly traded from Kenya, Africa. The non profit, Expanding Opportunities is announcing the opening of the new Gordon Clem Academy in the village of Ariemet, Kenya and continues to support …
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New Inventory Coming to Aina Moja

By Nicole Carbisiero on Dec. 04, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
Director of Expanding Opportunities, Beverly Stone has just arrived from Kenya with fresh new fair trade African products at Aina Moja. The gift giving season is warming up at Aina Moja! Gifts with a story, handcrafted, unique gifts that support artists in Kenya, fairly. Expanding Opportunities is a non profit …
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Expanding Opportunities Progress Report: Gordon Clem Academy

By Nicole Carbisiero on Dec. 01, 2014, at 12:59 p.m.
In November 2013, Expanding Opportunities received the news of partnering with Trinity Parish in Lenox, Mass to honor Gordon Clem. Gordon Clem knew that education was the key for lifting up children and giving them the best chance in life they could have. Throughout his whole life, Gordon was dedicated …
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Cyber Monday… Buy fair trade gifts to support local nonprofit at www.ainamoja.com today and receive a FREE GIFT

By Nicole Carbisiero on Dec. 01, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
Aina Moja, a local Belfast shop at 39 Main Street is an African artisan support project of non profit organization, Expanding Opportunities. Aina Moja is Swahili for “One of a kind” and all proceeds benefit children in Kenya Africa, including JWHS Childrens Home and the Gordon Clem Academy, currently under …
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Local Non Profit Organization Impacts Children’s lives in Africa: Meet Our Kids

By Nicole Carbisiero on Nov. 11, 2014, at 12:47 p.m.
This is Imam. He has been with us for several years. It is exciting to watch and be part of these boys growing into men. Thank you Morrill Baptist Church for your faithful sponsorship of Imam. Sponsors are needed for several children at Expanding Opportunities. Your sponsorship will support the …
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Give Purposely This Season

By Nicole Carbisiero on Nov. 11, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
Thinking about gift giving? Give gifts that give this season! Meaningful, handcrafted gifts from Aina Moja are “one of a kind” and support not for profit projects of Expanding Opportunities organization, including JWHS Childrens Home and the new Gordon Clem Academy. Beautiful Baobab Bags, hand tailored clothing, fun and fashionable …
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Expanding Opportunities Organization Will be at UMO This Thursday

By Nicole Carbisiero on Nov. 11, 2014, at 12:23 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Memorial Union at UMO, 5748 Memerial Union, Orono, Maine For more information: 2079308012 Local not for profit organization, Expanding Opportunities will be a guest vendor in Memorial Union at University of Maine Thursday, November 13. Aina Moja, the organization’s retail …
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Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Expanding Opportunities whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Amazon Smiles Gives to Local Organization When You Shop

By Nicole Carbisiero on Nov. 05, 2014, at 12:07 p.m.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to local non profit, Expanding Opportunities whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Expanding Opportunities by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Support Expanding Opportunities by shopping …
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Local non profit organization, Expanding Opportunities is building a new school in a small Turkana village in Kenya in honor of the late long term teacher and principal, Gordon Clem of Trinity Church in Lenox, Mass. You can support the school by shopping at Aina Moja in downtown Belfast,

Progress at Gordon Clem Academy in Kenya

By Nicole Carbisiero on Nov. 05, 2014, at 11:54 a.m.
Expanding Opportunities, a non profit organization running the Aina Moja shop at 39 Main Street in downtown Belfast is building a new school in Kenya, Gordon Clem Academy. The school, in honor of the late long time teacher and principal, Gordon Clem; and funded in part by the Trinity Church …
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Ground Breaking at Gordon Clem Academy in Kenya, Africa

By Nicole Carbisiero on Sept. 26, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.
Expanding Opportunities in partnership with the Trinity Chruch in Lennox, Mass announces that they have broken ground at the organization’s new school for pastoral children in Kenya’s bush village, Ariemet. Beverly Stone, the organization’s founder and director, says locals are welcoming the Gordon Clem Academy. The organization runs the Aina …
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Words From Bev Stone, On The Start of Building a New School in Africa’s Bush

By Nicole Carbisiero on Sept. 23, 2014, at 12:02 p.m.
As I lie here after midnight unable to sleep let me bring you to Aremiet, Kenya. The girl’s rescue center sits in the land of Turkana near Isiolo. It is relatively flat with a river on one side and hills on the other. The land is sandy with scrub brush …
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LIVE MUSIC, Activities for Kids and ART; a free day long Event TODAY

By Nicole Carbisiero on Aug. 09, 2014, at 12:43 a.m.
A Main Street Art Market and Wellness Day Festival will take place TODAY August 9, 2014 in downtown Belfast, hosted by Expanding Opportunities, a local non profit organization operating Aina Moja, an artisan support shop at The Health and Wellness Building. The organization runs JWHS childrens’ home in Kenya, and …

Free Live Music all Day in Downtown Belfast

By Nicole Carbisiero on Aug. 08, 2014, at 8:31 a.m.
A Main Street Art Market and Wellness Day Festival will take place Saturday August 9, 2014 in downtown Belfast, hosted by Expanding Opportunities, a local non profit organization operating Aina Moja, an artisan support shop at The Health and Wellness Building. The organization runs JWHS childrens’ home in Kenya, and …
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Main Street Art Market and Wellness Festival

By Nicole Carbisiero on Aug. 05, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 39 Main St, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207 930 8012 Hosted by Expanding Opportunities and benefits orphans in Kenya: Local and International Arts Ethically Sourced – Camp Forest Tent and Pottery w Russell Kahn – Wellness Demos, Yoga, Herbs …
 
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