Mah Jongg in Maine

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

Host family opportunities

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”

Chinese student host families sought

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”

China study scholarships for HS students

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”

Chinese New Year Festival in Portland

Excerpts from the Penobscot Maritime Museum Feb 24, 2009 — On Saturday, January 31, 2009, Education Director Betty Schopmeyer helped usher in the Year of the Ox at a Chinese New Year Festival in Portland. Sponsored by the Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM), the all day celebration was attended by several hundred peopleContinue reading “Chinese New Year Festival in Portland”

Watching the battle

Excerpt from the Portland Press Herald CAFAM Chinese School students watching a martial arts demonstration by Nikos Simmons (left) and Soren Donisvitch of the River View Foundation. In the background watching are, from left to right, Nina Henrikson, Sarah Stauffer, Catie Cough, Anna Foo, Madeline Shields and standing is Fan Luo. Photo by James Shield.Continue reading “Watching the battle”