Since 2012, the Maine Jewish Museum has bestowed an annual Lifetime Achievement Award to members of the community who have made lasting contributions to our community and our state. Their legacies will become our legacy. The Maine Jewish Museum is honored Nancy and Charlie Shuman with their 4th annual Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating their generous community service in Maine.


1982123_657958207608607_1803574583_nCharlie’s Chevrolet is supporting Winthrop YMCA through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program, donating both money and equipment during the 2015 youth baseball season.

Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve, according to a press release from Charlie’s Chevrolet. 474428_484082838329479_1459767791_oThe move, which is in the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, according to the release, is part of Chevrolet’s nationwide commitment to support youth sports one community at a time.

The 2015 national program will provide assistance to approximately 300 organizations in the Northeast and Chevrolet dealers will contribute over $450,000 in monetary and equipment donations, the release said.

DSC_7421Another successful year for the Children’s Center Chili Chowder Challenge! Together, this event raised over $31,000 for the Children’s Center.

All proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Center Early Intervention and Family Support. The Children’s Center Early Intervention & Family Support has been providing services for children with special needs & their families since 1966. We are a specialized provider of services in central Maine for young children with disabilities such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, & more. We provide a continuum of center-based therapies & care for young children with disabilities that is simply not offered in this same format anywhere else in the region.


  • Most Creative Name: The Liberal Cup, Vesuvius Chili
  • Most Original Chili: Senator Inn, Cloud 9’s Cupid’s Revenge Chili
  • Most Original Chowder: Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center, Hot Chick!
  • Chicken Chipotle Chowder
  • Hottest Chili: The Liberal Cup, Vesuvius Chili
  • Most Creative Display: The Liberal Cup
  • Best Chili: The Liberal Cup, Smokin’ Pig Chili
  • Best Chowder: Red Barn, Laura’s Famous Seafood Stew
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