Articles by Jen Boggs


Riverview Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Kick-a-Thon for Maine Kids

By Jen Boggs on Nov. 20, 2013, at 7:23 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — On Saturday, December 7th from 11:00am-2:00pm, Riverview Foundation will hold its sixth annual Kick for Kids “kick-a-thon” at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland. In addition to food, music and other family fun, the event will feature eight kicking teams— more than 100 kickers of all ages …

Returning champs win Maine Recycles Championship, raising $29,000

By Jen Boggs on May 14, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
Since early March, 60 local schools have been competing to collect and “CLYNK” the most bottles and cans per enrolled student during the second annual “Maine Recycles Championship.” Students across the state raised more than $29,000 in cash and prize money and recycled more than 400,000 containers. That’s like saving …

Six students win CLYNK for Art School competition

By Jen Boggs on April 23, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — More than 350 Maine students in grades K-12 entered the first-ever CLYNK for Art School Competition by creating artwork to inspire recycling. CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle and make a difference, recently announced the six winners: Colby Frost from George E. Jack …

The Yankee Swap Pop-Up Shop

By Jen Boggs on Dec. 03, 2012, at 9:43 a.m.
What: Yankee Swap Pop-Up Shop Where: 85 Free Street, Portland When: December 7, 2012, 6:30PM-9:00PM Contact: Paul Gebhardt,, John Rooks, jrooks@thesoapgroup.comStory continues below advertisement. As part of the Art of Organizing: Connectivity & Culture class lead by Professor Paul Gebhardt, Maine College of Art students presents The Yankee Swap …
TEDxDirigo VILLAGES comes to Lewiston on October 20.

Talks to explore concept of villages from many perspectives

By Jen Boggs on Sept. 28, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — TEDxDirigo announced the program of speakers and performers for Villages, its fourth independently organized event, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Bates College in Lewiston. The event will feature Maine residents sharing live “TEDx Talks” exploring the concept of villages from a diversity of perspectives and …
Dr. Asbjornsen is a vein specialist and founder of the Vein Healthcare Center

Free seminar about vein health for seniors

By Jen Boggs on June 28, 2012, at 10:53 a.m.
SCARBOROUGH | On Wednesday, July 18 at 3:00pm, Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen of the Vein Healthcare Center will present a free seminar about vein health for seniors at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging in Scarborough, Maine (136 U.S. Route One). Space is limited, so please call The Vein Healthcare …

Maine Recycles Championship competition lists school winners

By Jen Boggs on May 16, 2012, at 1:06 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND | For the past eight weeks, more than 50 local schools have competed to collect and “CLYNK” the most bottles and cans per enrolled student in the Maine Recycles Championship sponsored by CLYNK, a recycling company, and Hannaford Supermarkets. The Lincoln Academy Climate Action Club in Newcastle …
Maureen Grandmaison was hired by Vein Healthcare Center

Vein Healthcare Center hires office manager

By Jen Boggs on April 10, 2012, at 1:37 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Vein Healthcare Center announced recently that Maureen Grandmaison of Biddeford has joined the company as office manager. She has more than 10 years experience of management experience, including managing a dental practice in Maine.  For information, visit

Vein Heal Healthcare Center free leg screening

By Jen Boggs on April 02, 2012, at 4:56 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Vein Healthcare Center will be giving free leg screenings ofrom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, located in South Portland at 100 Foden Road, Suite 307. Patient visits will include a venous exam of both legs, an overview of treatment options, and an opportunity to …


By Jen Boggs on March 15, 2012, at 3:19 p.m.
STATEWIDE — As “March Madness” heats up, thousands of elementary, middle and high school students are engaging in some friendly competition of their own. The “Maine Recycles Championship” is the first-ever statewide contest that is raising money for schools, while encouraging kids and their communities to recycle. The Championship is …
Local vein specialist Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen recently published an article in leading medical journal about venous disease


By Jen Boggs on March 13, 2012, at 12:13 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen, Maine’s leading vein specialist, published an article in the March 2012 issue of Phlebology, the premier international journal of venous disease. The article titled “Middle cerebral air embolism after foam sclerotherapy” was co-authored by Drs. Benjamin Russell and Christopher Rogers. Phlebology is the only …