How to create an ongoing service mindset

first_imgLast week, I was fortunate enough to participate in Hyland’s annual Summer of Service volunteer event – one day dedicated to giving back to the local communities where we live, work and play. It seems like every year the volunteer day grows bigger and the activities more rewarding, and this year was no different.In one day, more than 400 Hyland volunteers gave their time working at 16 Cleveland nonprofits and donating more than 1,100 volunteer hours.Those hours were dedicated to landscaping, beach and community beautification, painting, repurposing toys for children with disabilities and putting together meals for the homeless, to name a few activities.It’s truly humbling to see the impact one day can make for Cleveland nonprofits in need. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

GSA advances to EM final with 7-5 win over Bucksport

first_imgIt’s jubilation for the George Stevens Academy boys after their 7-5 Eastern Maine Class C semifinal baseball win over the Golden Bucks on Saturday in Bucksport.BUCKSPORT — The George Stevens Academy Eagles avenged two regular season losses and ended the baseball season for the Bucksport Golden Bucks with a 7-5 Eastern Maine Class C semifinal win on Saturday.It took the Eagles an extra inning to do it after the top-seeded Golden Bucks rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to knot the score at 5-5.But it will be fourth-seeded GSA that will now play for the EM title on Tuesday at Bangor’s Mansfield Stadium.The Golden Bucks got off to a strong start as righthander Carter DeRedin retired the Eagles in order in the top of the first inning.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport jumped on GSA righthander Will Ricker for two runs in the bottom of the first.Josh Gray opened with a single, then went to second on a passed ball.Asher Bowden followed with a single to center and Gray, who had held at third, raced home when the throw to the plate sailed over the head of catcher Dakota Chipman.Bowden went to third on a groundout by Jack Cyr and scored on a wild pitch to put the Bucks up 2-0.But the lead didn’t last long.With one out in the top of the second, GSA’s Cooper Smallidge singled and Ricker followed with a double, moving him to third.Tyler Webber walked to load the bases and Smallidge scored when Will Entwistle grounded into a force at second.Kelsey Allen then reached on a Bucksport throwing error with Webber scoring the tying run.Neither DeRedin nor Ricker yielded a run through the next four innings, though the Golden Bucks left the bases loaded when Ricker struck out Jake Gauvin in the bottom of the sixth.GSA jumped in front in the top of the seventh.Webber led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Entwistle.Kelsey Allen followed with an opposite field double, moving Webber to third.Finn McMahon-Allwine then lashed a single, driving in both Webber and Allen.Allwine was then waved to second on a balk, went to third on a groundout by Garrison Looke and scored on a wild pitch to give the Eagles a 5-2 lead.But the Bucks weren’t through.With one out in the bottom of the inning, Gray singled, Asher Bowden singled and Jack Cyr doubled on a ball that got momentarily hung up in fencing at the left field wall.Gray scored on the double, and Bowden was waved home and Cyr sent to third after umpires ruled that the ball was playable.Cyr then scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Maguire.But the Eagles were more than equal to the challenge.With one out in the top of the eighth, Smallidge doubled and Jake Reynolds was inserted to run.Ricker then singled down the left field line and Reynolds raced home with what proved to be the winning run.The Eagles added an insurance run when Ricker went to third on a groundout by Webber and scored on a wild pitch.In the bottom of the inning, Ricker got the first batter on a fly ball but walked Dylan Soper.That brought righthander Garrison Looke on in relief and Looke walked Gauvin to put the tying run on base.But Ricker, who was moved to left field, saved a run — and perhaps more — with a diving catch of a sinking line drive by pinch hitter Andy Allan.Gray was retired on a game-ending line drive to right, and the Eagles swarmed onto the field in celebration.DeRedin went the distance for the Golden Bucks, giving up six hits, striking out three batters and walking three.Ricker scattered eight hits, struck out six and walked two in seven and one-third innings.With the win, the Eagles upped their record to 14-4, while the Bucks closed out with a 15-3 record.In earlier playoff action:GSA 5, Mattanawcook 4Just as it did in the semifinal, it took the Eagles eight innings to edge the fifth-seeded Matta-nawcook Academy Lynx 5-4 in Friday’s quarterfinal in Blue Hill.Anthony Bianco, who had a pair of singles for GSA, drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth.Kelsey Allen doubled and drove in a run and Tyler Webber also doubled for the Eagles, who had just five hits for the game.For the 12-5 Lynx, Gunner Maxwell singled twice and Trysten Pelkey drove in a run with a single.Camden Hills 3, MDI 2At Rockport on Thursday, the Camden Hills Windjammers ended the season for the Mount Desert Island Trojans with a 3-2 Class B quarterfinal win.The Windjammers scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to stake pitcher Chandler Crans to a 3-0 lead.The Trojans rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh, but the Windjammers thwarted an attempted steal of home for the game-ending third out.Jack Sasner singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Trojans, who had just three hits against Crans.Tom Paola started on the mound for the Trojans and Jon Phelps came on in relief in the fifth inning.Ben Rollins singled twice and drove in two runs for the Windjammers.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]center_img Latest Posts Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017last_img read more