There are only a few days left to vote for a finalist in the League of Young Voters's Launch Maine competition.
The contest, which aims to both spur and highlight community involvement among young Mainers, will award $500+ to the winning youth-led project. Although $500 isn't a ton of money (finalists do have the chance to earn more at the April 6th party/winner announcement), Launch Maine has garnered a ton of interest, with more than 30 teams submitting their projects, which address topics such as home weatherization, kids and the arts, organic smoothies, physical activity and health, and alternative transportation.
Well, that's a relief. Portland Public Schools **don't serve pink slime**! (I wrote about some of the good things they do serve in this piece last year.)
Here's this, from a district release (via the "Seth and the City" BDN blog):
Unlike most other school districts in the country, Portland does not purchase ground beef from the U.
I am sorry to say that I am evidence of this trend. Check out Maine's smoking stats here.
As Maine slashes the last of its AIDS-prevention funding in an attempt to somehow "save taxpayers money," the Portland department of public health is observing World AIDS Day, and offering free HIV/AIDS testing at the Maine College of Art (522 Congress Street, in Portland) from 10 am to 3 pm today.
As part of the event, they're showing the winning films in the Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival