Latest YCAN News!

The Summer 2016 edition of the YCAN Bulletin, our quarterly newsletter describing recent YCAN events, was published this week. It includes news about:

  • Lunch Crunch (free lunches for kids)
  • Aging In Place
  • Yarmouth Community Center
  • Rides Program
  • Community Conversations
  • Spotlight: Sue Rowe and the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry

Click on this link to read about what has been accomplished recently. If you have questions or comments, you are welcome to email them to us at


Forum on Planning Merrill Library’s Future

You are invited to participate in a Forum on Community and the Library, on Monday November 30, from 6pm to 8pm at Merrill Library.

After a brief presentation by Denise Clavette, Yarmouth’s Economic Development Director, about insights from their recent survey, the Library would like to hear from you: what do you love about the library, and what the library can do to serve you better?

This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to bring your friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be served.

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This Friday 11/6: Free Change Counting to benefit Lunch Crunch

On Friday, November 6th, there will be no charge to use the Penny Arcade coin counting machine in the Yarmouth TD Bank lobby.

TD Bank will “match” the total of all coins counted (up to $2,000) by making a donation to YCAN. YCAN will use the proceeds to help support the Yarmouth Community Services Lunch Crunch program (free summer lunches for Yarmouth children that need them). You may also add any amount of your choosing to TD Bank’s contribution if you wish to!

The Penny Arcade is located in TD Bank at 730 US Route 1, Yarmouth, ME. The TD Bank building is on the far left as you drive into the Hannaford Plaza mall. Thank you for your support!

Meet some YCAN members at Thursday’s Mill Street Market

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will be the featured non-profit at this week’s

Mill Street Market
from 3 – 6 pm
Thursday, September 17

We will have a children’s art activity to entertain the kids while adults stop to chat. Stop by to learn more about YCAN, discuss our current and upcoming projects, do some art, and check out the vendors.

The Market is hosted on the Mill Street side of the 317 Main Street Community Music Center. We hope to see you there!

Metro Bus Planning Meeting: Monday 5/18 at 5:30pm

On Monday, May 18th Metro (the Greater Portland Transit District) will hold a meeting on the 3rd Floor or Merrill Memorial Library from 5:30pm to 6:30pm to solicit input on the new Yarmouth to Portland bus service.  See this link for more detailed information.

This is your chance to provide input for the bus service:
– where should the bus stop, in Yarmouth and in the other towns on the route?
– where should bus shelters be located?
– what time(s) of day should the bus run?
– what are YOUR needs, or the needs of someone you know?