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The Town of Casco now has its own home page loaded with information about the town services, local government, events and history. Learn how to contact elected officials and the people serving on boards and committees.
Child Safety on the Information Highway outlines the issues every parent should consider before allowing their child to surf the net.
Learning about the American Revolutionary War is more engaging when students meet the people involved, visit the battlefields and see some of the country's most treasured documents for themselves at Click2History.
College.gov was designed by students for students and features first-person accounts of students who overcame challenges to going to college such as peer pressure, lack of family support, and financial barriers. It provides relevant, comprehensive information about why to go, how to go, and how to pay for college or other postsecondary education programs. Young people who may not have considered higher education a viable option will be engaged, informed, and inspired to create their own "roadmap" to college.
ElderWeb is an award-winning online eldercare sourcebook.
GovLoans is a single point of access to federal loan information from five federal agencies - U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Small Business Administration.
GEDonline is a continuing adult education website dedicated to helping you prepare online for the GED High School Equivalency Diploma Test.
Guys Read is a literacy program designed to connect boys with books they will want to read so that they will become better readers, better students and, well, better guys!
The Healthy Maine Walks Coalition (HMW) is a partnership of trail and health agencies and organizations working together to build a healthier Maine.
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online.
Jan Brett lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills.As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."
Her web pages are filled with artwork and activities for children of all ages.
The KidsKnowIt Network is your students free portal into the many exciting facets that make up our Universe. From the human heart, to the moons of Jupiter you will find it all on the KidsKnowIt Network.
Our fun and educational games, activities, worksheets, free online classes, and much much more, make learning fun. At The KidsKnowIt Network we provide accurate, updated, and fun information for you and your student. Best of all, YOU NEVER PAY FOR ANYTHING!!
Long Term Care Link provides a noncommercial source of long-term care information for the general public through detailed articles, links to other informational sites, links to LTC news and announcements and through occasional editorials written by their staff or by guest editors.
The Maine Humanities Council engages the people of Maine in the power and pleasure of ideas. The Council brings people and ideas together to encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, fostering wisdom in an age of information, providing context in a time of change.
The Maine Memory Network is a statewide digital museum and educational service designed to make rare and often inaccessible materials - the rich treasury of Maine's historical documents, images, maps, photographs, and stories - available to the public at large.
MARVEL!, Maine's Virtual Library, brings an electronic library into your home, office or school. Think of the MARVEL! collection as enhancing your own home and town library collections. You have millions of articles available to you anytime of the day or night.
The Portland Identification and Early Referral Project (PIER) provides confidential assessment and early assistance for young people between the ages of 12 and 35 in the Greater Portland area who are at risk for mental illnesses. There is no charge for PIER services and all services provided by PIER staff are funded through research grants.
Raising Readers helps parents in Maine help their young children to enjoy books.
Resources for Maine Travel & Living can help you to better understand what Maine has to offer. Maine lodging choices range from antique-filled Bed and Breakfasts to rugged Sporting Camps. Maine outdoor activities span hiking, biking and river rafting in summer to skiing and snowmobiling in winter. Maine vacation ideas include festivals year-round emphasizing Maine lobster, rivers and harbors. Enjoy fall foliage tours, find maple syrup and pick wild blueberries. Find Maine cultural activities like symphonies and sightseeing activities like birding and whale watching. Easy access is provided to brochures, guides and other Maine travel and living information compiled for your benefit by organizations from around Maine.
The Rock & Roll Library is an interactive resource created for all music fans to access information on any band
Southern Maine Agency on Aging is a fit corporation providing information, guidance, education and social, financial and home care programs and services in York and Cumberland Counties.
The Southworth Planetarium prides itself in being an astronomical resource for schools, libraries, and the public in general. This web-site offers information about the shows and events at the planetarium.
They also feature a free "Ask the Astronomer" service, which offers answers to astronomy questions at many different levels for all those who are interested in astronomy.
magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens. There are over 16,000 pages of student writing on this site.