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Having a hard time affording food and supplies for your pets? The Pittie Posse Pet Food Pantry at York County Shelter Programs can help. Twice a month, items including canned and dry food, kitty litter, treats, toys and more are available at the YCSP food pantry, 5 Swett’s Bridge Rd. in Alfred. The pet pantry is held on the first Tuesday and the third Friday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In 2021, the pet food pantry provided food and supplies to 945 pets (566 cats and 349 dogs), belonging to 325 families. Donations of these items, especially dry food and kitty litter, are always needed. If you have pet food or supplies to donate, email YCSP Food Pantry Coordinator Mike Ouellette at mikeo@ycspi.org.

The Carl J. Lamb PTA is seeking donations of food and other items for its concession stand at the Winterfest Fishing Derby next weekend. Visit this page if you can help.

Read or watch WMTW’s story about the Senior Food Mobile at the Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Sanford/Springvale Recreational Sports will host a Basketball Camp at Nasson Gym for kids in grades 1-8 on Monday-Thursday afternoons during the February school vacation week. Grades 1-5 can attend session one from noon to 2:00 p.m., with grades 6-8 in session two from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $85 for the week or $25 daily drop-in. John Morgan, Leyton Bickford and Abiola Davids will coach. To register, email abiolajoe@gmail.com.

Through the end of February, you can vote for your favorite local nonprofits to give them a chance to receive a Bangor Savings Bank Foundation grant of up to $15,000. To cast your vote, visit bangor.com/cmm. You can write in the name of any Maine or New Hampshire nonprofit organization. After you have voted, share the word to encourage others to do the same!

The Sanford Department of Public Works’ Engineering Division has drafted a Technical Manual intended to be a consolidated source for engineering and construction within the City of Sanford and Village of Springvale.  Much of the document is based upon current and widely-accepted practices within their respective disciplines. The DPW is soliciting public comments on the Technical Manual and would appreciate your review and input.  They would ideally like to close the Public comment period on March 25, 2022 (in six weeks). The DRAFT Technical Manual can be found here. Any comments or mark-up suggestions should be submitted to TechManualComments@sanfordmaine.org.

The 2022 Atlantic Federal Credit Union Foundation scholarship program is available to members graduating high school this spring who have plans to continue their education. Atlantic will award:

  • One, $10,000 scholarship
  • One, $5,000 scholarship
  • One, $2,500 scholarship
  • One, $1,500 scholarship
  • One, $1,000 scholarship

To be considered for the scholarship awards, all applicants must fill out and submit an application form, write a 350-400 word essay pertaining to a selected question and provide a resume and letter of reference. More information here. If you know someone who is currently a high school senior, please share this with them. If they aren’t currently a member of Atlantic, it’s easy to join.

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