Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Seminar

An upcoming seminar at the

Congregational Church in Cumberland
Saturday, April 5th
from 9:30am to 12:30pm

will be of interest to everyone who works with the elderly in the area, such as hairdressers, bankers, volunteers, etc. It will focus on:

  • How to recognize abuse
  • How to protect elderly clients from fraud and scams
  • How to talk with victims
  • Available resources

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the Rev. Lin Peyton by phone (207) 865-4067 or e-mail: peytol@comcast.net.  You may also view this poster for details.

Children’s Summer Camp Fair

Seventy camps are participating in a Summer Camp fair on

Sunday, March 16, 2014
1 – 4 p.m.
East End School Gymnasium
195 North Street
Portland, ME
Admission is Free

Come meet camp staff and find a great summer fit for your child, ages tots to teens.  Overnight & Day camps. See Seadogs Slugger!   Biggest camp fair in Southern Maine this year.  Click here for more information, or call 207-518-9557.

Yarmouth Freeze-Out Signup

More Yarmouth residents than you might think are in need of Food, Shelter, Warmth, Transportation, and other forms of Community Support. The Yarmouth Freeze-Out is held annually to raise awareness of these needs and the resources that our community can offer to support those in need.

The Freeze-Out is held in coordination with neighboring towns in the region, and will take place on the green in front of Yarmouth Town Hall from

10 am Saturday, February 15
Noon on Sunday, February 16
(with a break from 10pm Saturday to 5am Sunday)

Will YOU help us build both awareness and community by participating in the Freeze-Out for one or more hours? Volunteers will help inform passers-by and collect any donations that are offered, while having a fun time with the other wonderful volunteers from Yarmouth. Click here to sign up for a time period that works for you and see who else is volunteering. To have even more fun, contact one or more friends and sign up together!

Thank you!

PS: A password should NOT be required when you use the “Click here” link above. However, Google sometimes seems to ask some people (but not others) for one. If you are asked for a password, please try using your web browser’s “anonymous browsing” mode:
– “InPrivate” browsing if you are using Internet Explorer (ctrl-shift-P)
– “Incognito” browsing if you are using Chrome (ctrl-shift-N)
then navigate to this page (YarmouthCAN.org) and click on the “Click here” link again.

Like To Sing? Join The Yarmouth Community Chorus

A Community Chorus is forming in Yarmouth, and they seek singers of all ages (old, young, and everything in between) as well as instrumental musicians to accompany the singers (keyboard, guitar, drums, strings, etc.).

The first meeting will be on January 28, 2014 in the Rowe School music room.  For more information, please click on this link to view their flyer.


A Big Thank You from Project Holiday!

Thanks to the Yarmouth Community for being part of “Project Holiday” 2013. This Holiday Season we were able to help 29 Yarmouth families (68 children and 59 adults) who would otherwise have very little to celebrate. The Yarmouth Food Pantry gave out over 50 food baskets with turkeys and all the fixings.

Thanks to
- the First Parish Congregational Church
- St. Bartholomew Church
- the Lions Club
- Yarmouth Fire and Rescue’s Hats and Mittens collection
- the Girl Scouts
- over 20 individual residents and businesses
- all of the volunteers who helped with distribution
each of the families we helped had food on the table, something to keep them warm, and something to help keep the Holiday Spirit alive.

“Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors” (YCAN) was formed to bring the community together to help those residents who find themselves in need of assistance. Project Holiday is a shining example of what can happen when we all band together in a common cause. We are making a difference.