By Gary W. Libby I was born and raised in Portland and have had an interest in Portland’s history since I was a child. I became a Trustee of the Maine Historical Society in the 1990s and tried to interest the Society in expanding its focus to include non-white ethnic groups. In 2000 I sawContinue reading “How I joined CAFAM: Gary Libby”
Craig Dietrich: On that on that most auspicious day (8-8-88) CAFAM was born.
Dear CAFAM members and friends, Our Summer Potluck takes place Saturday, June 11. Come and mingle with all sorts of people who have an interest in or a connection to China/Taiwan/Malaysia/etc. And the food: Mmmm Good! It will be at Woodfords Church (202 Woodfords St. in Portland) starting at 4:00 PM. There is plenty ofContinue reading “CAFAM Summer Potluck June 11”
The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) has released a report entitled “Asians in the Maine Economy: Opportunities for Growth” as part of its ongoing focus on sustainable development in the State of Maine. The report calls attention to the past achievements of Maine’s Asian population and what the growth in the state’s Asian populationContinue reading “Asians in the Maine economy”
Dear CAFAM members, Andrea Muraskin, an independent radio and multimedia producer, has asked whether there are Chinese-style mahjongg players she could talk to. For details, see below. If you can help her, please contact her directly at the email address or telephone number given. Best regards, Craig
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection seeks a Cantonese translator in connection with site clean up in Kittery tomorrow, Friday. If you can help, please contact Franki Delaney.
CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) has asked to circulate this invitation. Become a host family for International Students CIEE, the only Maine based non-profit agency that coordinates foreign exchange students would like to invite you to bring the world to Maine. We have been designated by the Department of State to sponsor, place andContinue reading “Host family opportunities”
The following request for host families for Chinese students comes from Kathleen Hansen, Regional Director for [the New England] Center for Cultural Exchange and Greenheart (see her information below). I do not know anything about this organization. If you wish to learn more, please contact Kathy at the address below. Dear Craig, I have twoContinue reading “Chinese student host families sought”
You may remember that one evening last summer we had a block of seats at Hadlock Field to watch the Portland Sea Dogs play. They had three Chinese players on the team. It was a great time. So we’re doing it again! We have a block of 30 tickets for the July 15 evening gameContinue reading “CAFAM day at the ball game – 2011”
Dear CAFAM members, The following is from the Bangor Daily News. Note the extremely short deadline. (If I were interested I would beg for a little more time!) Best regards, Craig The Chinese Learning and Cultural Center of Maine and the Bangor Chinese School have announced 20 scholarships for eligible Maine high school students (USContinue reading “China study scholarships for HS students”