Wednesday, November 14, 2012

We've moved!

Somerset News Online has a new home effective Nov. 14, 2012. Visit us at All other contact information remains the same. Give us a little time to catch up, but look for more community news from the Somerset-Sebasticook Valley Region every week.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November Red Cross blood drives

 “Warm your heart – heat your home” is the theme of the American Red Cross Blood Donor Centers this month as all presenting donors will be eligible to win a $200 gift certificate that can be used toward the cost of heating their homes. The sponsor of this community-minded program is Suburban Propane.

  Here are the blood drives in Central Maine this month. Reservations can be made either online at  or 1-800-REDCROSS
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21: Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge, Skowhegan; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 30: Redington-Fairview Hospital, Skowhegan, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Free park passes for Maine vets

  AUGUSTA – Maine residents who are veterans and were honorably discharged or received a general discharge under honorable conditions are reminded this Veterans Day that they are eligible for a free, life-time day-use pass to Maine state parks and historic sites.
  “We are honored to be able to offer this small token of our gratitude to Maine veterans in recognition of their outstanding service to this country,” said Commissioner Walter Whitcomb of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, which oversees Maine state parks and historic sites. “We are very proud and thankful for all that our veterans have contributed to the security and freedom of our country."

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Taylor’s Drug Store collecting food for People Who Care Food Cupboard

  MADISON – Taylor’s Drug Store in Madison has “adopted” the People Who Care Food Cupboard for the month of November.  Shelves will be set up in the store for food collection and a cash donation counter will be on the counter.
  The Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative and United Way of Mid-Maine offer the “adoption” program, which connects local businesses and area food cupboards to improve food security for families. Main Street Skowhegan, Skowhegan Rotary, Madison Business Alliance and Norridgewock Chamber of Commerce have also endorsed the project.