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Lyman Moore Student Wins State Award in Letters About Literature Contest

Lyman Moore Student Wins State Award in Letters About Literature Contest

Lauren Paradise, a student at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland, has received the first place award in the state level of the 2013 Letters About Literature contest. Lauren will receive $100 and represent Maine in the national competition.

Isabel Hungerford, also a Moore student, was a semi-finalist.

The state contest, organized by the Maine Humanities Council, received more than 1,000 submissions from students in grades four through 12. Students reflected on how they responded to a book or other writing and how it shaped their world view.

MAMM Announces the Final Bands for the 2013 MAMM SLAM

MAMM Announces the Final Bands for the 2013 MAMM SLAM

Ten bands battled it out at the Big Easy on March 30th in the preliminary rounds of the 2013 MAMM SLAM, Maine’s High School Rock Off.  The Maine Academy of Modern Music is proud to announce the winning bands proceeding to the finals on April 27th at Asylum (121 Center Street, Portland/11:30 am, all ages).  Mark it Zero, Stolen Mural, Rupture the Fish, Beware of Pedestrians, Simple Burden, and the MaineToday wild card winner Zenith!  Check out the deets on ( <> ).

Lyman Moore Middle School Students Present Project Citizen Showcase

Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland will present its annual Project Citizen showcase on April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at three locations in downtown Portland: Portland City Hall (City Council Chambers and the State of Maine room), the Cumberland County Courthouse (Courtroom 8) and the second floor of DiMillo’s Restaurant. The event is free and open to the public.

All 170 students in Moore’s seventh grade will participate. Working in teams, students will present their research on topics such as sports concussions, gun laws, homeless veterans, second-hand smoke, colony collapse disorder, panhandling, deaf rights, teen sleep loss, distracted drivers, gang violence and energy drinks. Each of the 25 teams also will present proposals to address their chosen issue.

Local officials and other dignitaries will judge the teams. The winners will advance to the state Project Citizen showcase in Augusta.


Portland Public Library Announces The Arrival of its Book Mobile

As part of its goal to “create a City of Readers”, Portland Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of the Book Mobile. A Ribbon Cutting and Open House with Mayor Brennan will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at noon in Monument Square to celebrate this momentous occasion.