Kathleen McCowan was a Dancer in Muhlenberg’s Innovative “Dance Emerge”

photo: muhlenberg.edu

The talent of seven young choreographers and more than 50 dancers was on display as the Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance Department presented Dance Emerge, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Kathleen Mc­Cowan, of Winslow, was one of the featured dancers.

Dance Emerge showcases the ideas and talents of Muhlenberg’s student choreographers and dancers, presenting highly innovative, imaginative and explorative dance. This concert provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of dance composition, as well as exploring themes of culture, society, and life through the medium of dance.

The choreographers whose works are chosen for “Dance Emerge” spend a semester devoted to finding, developing, and polishing the essence of the pieces they will present. The work that arrives on the stage is thought-provoking, insightful, and vibrantly performed.

“This year’s program highlights the creative processes of student choreographers as they artfully transform seeds of inspiration into original dance works,” says Marcie Mamura, the concert’s artistic director and a member of the dance program faculty.

The seven original dances feature styles inspired by jazz, modern, and Gaga, an Israeli dance form. The choreographers draw inspiration from such sources as the practice of people-watching, the stages of a relationship, and “mental hesitation,” among others.

Winslow receives $36,572 to assist fire department

photo from Winslow Fire Facebook page

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced recently $33.6 million in direct assistance grants to 166 fire departments nationwide through the agency’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Additional phases will soon be announced.

The Winslow Fire Department will receive $36,572 from FEMA for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). This grant will be used for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician training.

The announcement includes Assistance to Firefighters Grants to the following fire departments in Maine:

Winslow, ME – Federal share of $36,572 for Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced – training. Brewer and Gorham also received grants.

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

This grant is funded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Eligible applicants include local fire departments, fire districts, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, tribal fire departments and State Fire Training Academies. The grant applications are submitted from each agency directly to FEMA, where the applications are reviewed and scored by fire service personnel from throughout the nation.

FEMA obligates funding for this project directly to the recipient agencies. It is the recipient agency’s responsibility to manage their grant award within federal guidelines with technical assistance and monitoring provided by FEMA Fire Program Specialists.

Additional information about FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program(s) may be found at https://www.fema.gov/firegrants.

Students named to dean’s list at Bates College

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Bates College, in Lewiston, for the winter semester ending in April 2019.

Emma Foss, of Solon, is a 2015 graduate of Carrabec High School, in North Anson. She is a senior majoring in mathematics at Bates.

Mackenzie Winslow, of Winslow. Winslow, the daughter of Mr. and Ms. Kelly J. Winslow, of Winslow, is a 2015 graduate of Winslow High School. She is a senior majoring in neuroscience at Bates.

Nichols College student Alyssa Smith inducted into honor societies

Nichols College, in Dudley, Massachusetts, recognized Alyssa Smith, of Winslow, on April 30, 2019, with the induction into the college’s and national honor societies. The seniors graduated at the college’s May 11 commencement at the DCU Center, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Martial arts boot camp

Cameron Beaster, 7, of Winslow, going through the Ninja Obstacle Course at the Huard’s Martial Arts Boot Camp held at Yogi Bear Campground, in Madison, on August 10-11. (photo by Mark Huard)

The Huards Martial Arts annual Bootcamp Weekend was another success. Students of varying belt ranks, ages and abilities all gathered together to enjoy a fun-filled weekend at the Yogi Bear Campground, in Madison. Mark Huard, owner and instructor at Huard’s Martial Arts, in Winslow, is the director of the bootcamp. He states that he has an amazing amount of help from parent and student volunteers, which make it possible for the camp to run smoothly and efficiently. All of the students slept overnight on Saturday in either tents or cabins, and participated in activities such as jiu jitsu, sword training, nunchaku training and much much more.

Dow poster contest winner 2019

Logan Dow and his contest-winning poster. (Contributed photo)

Logan Dow, a fourth grade student at Winslow Elementary School, won the poster contest entitled “Reading and Me,” sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers Waterville Area. His prize included a gift certificate to The Children’s Book Cellar, in Waterville, and a class party.

Charlie & Son raises $2,200 for Children’s Miracle Network

Brody Robbins, 9, of Skowhegan. (photo courtesy of Mark Huard, Central Maine Photography)

Huard’s Martial Arts student Brody Robbins, 9, of Skowhegan, raised a total of $2,200 for the Children’s Miracle Network this August. All of the money raised from this car, which was in the Skowhegan State Fair Demolition Derby on Friday, August 9, goes directly to the Huard’s Martial Arts “Karate Kids Kicking Cancer Program,” which raises money for the Maine Children’s Miracle Network.

Area teams take part in Battle for Breast Cancer field hockey tourney

Members of the Winslow field hockey team, front seated, left to right, Leah Pelotte and Lainey Bell. First row, Coach Mary Beth Bourgoin, Bohdi Littlefield, Savannah Joler, Haley Moore, Taylor Rodriguez, Alaina Lambert, Sage Clukey and Alayna Morneault. Back row, Kayla Hanson, Marisa Elwell, Madison Lower, Silver Clukey, Mariah Morrison, Justice Picard, Abby Wright, Kassidy Bibeau, Hunter Lee, Lilly Harvey, Sabrina York, and coach Lori Fredette. (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Members of the Skowhegan field hockey team, front row, from left to right, Meredith Mitchell, Samantha Bonneau, Sydney Curtis, Emily Reichenbach, Chloe Dubois, Olivia Hatch, Lexi Michonski, Bhreagh Kennedy, Brooklyn Hubbard, Cheyenne Anthony and Mackenzie McConnell. Second row, Jackie Dodge, Nyah Gunst, Harlee Taylor, Kate Kelso, Paige Gilbert, Logan Wing, Mariah Whittemore, Jordyn Flannery, Norrie Tibbetts, Ella Siren and Laney Leblanc. Back row, Coach Tammie Veinotte, Coach Paula Doughty, Riley Enright, Samantha Thebarge, Kayla Furbush, Rachel Tuck, Hannah McKenney, Zoe Nicholls, Emillie Burchett and Brooke Gilbert. (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Emmanuel College names local students to spring dean’s list

In honor of their outstanding academic achievement, Emmanuel College, in Boston, Massachusetts, has named more than 700 students to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester. The following local students were awarded:

Sarah Desrosiers, of Winslow, Micah Riportella, of Sidney, and Katherine Thompson, of Waterville.

Winslow resident graduates from Tufts University

Cody Lambert, of Winslow, graduated from Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, on May 19, 2019, with a degree in quantitative economics (BS), magna cum laude during a university-wide commencement ceremony that featured an address by award-winning actress and activist Alfre Woodard.