Hardy-Bickmore-Gee Rule the Roost at Scarborough Downs

Hardy-Bickmore-Gee Rule the Roost at Scarborough Downs
By Michael Sweeney for Scarborough Downs

Scarborough, Maine (Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010) - James Hardy, leading driver at Plainridge Racecourse, came to Scarborough Downs on Saturday and walked away with five wins from the day's 11-race program. All Hardy's wins came while driving horses for trainer Randy Bickmore, who trumped Hardy’s five-win performance by sending six winners to the post.  From those six winners, five belonged to prominent Maine owner, Kevin Gee of Falmouth.

"It was just a great day today, just a great day," said Gee. "A great day for Randy and a great day for Jimmy. I called Jimmy this week and asked him to come down, he said 'sure,' and we’re all glad he did."

The Bickmore bundle included Formula One A (Steve Nason), along with Showtime Sam, Rusty's Rascal, JC Lou Benjamin, I'm A Lucky Man, and Hot Don Ho Bluegrass, all of which were driven by Hardy.

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Tuesday, October 26, 8:30pm
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Treat #5 - How To Win The Costume Contest

This is an entry in our HALLoween Blog series. Each week leading up to Halloween 2010 we will treat you with internet marketing topics that have a fun and spooky flare.

The kids with the best costumes get the most and best candy, you all knew that, right?
The Joker
image credit: Mayselgrove

I’ve had some pretty conventional costumes for halloween growing up. The obligatory pumpkin as a baby, the typical vampire as an 8 year old, Ghostbusters at SOME point in the '90s…I can’t remember. Usually, I would wait a day before Halloween and then figure out what I would want to have for a costume. Clearly, wasn’t very prepared and didn’t have much of a strategy. This is probably why I didn’t win any contests at parties.

Having a conventional website is a lot like having a bad costume.

15th Annual Halloween Bash

Sid Tripp's 15th Annual Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 30, 2010, between 8pm to 1am
Mariner’s Church Banquet Facility
386 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101
$20 cover (check, cash or cards accepted)
Costume Required • Cash Bar • Live Band: Under The Covers

Fasten your seat belts, uber party planner Sid Tripp of Proactive Resources Design & DownEast Pride Alliance fame, is at it again this Halloween. On Saturday, October 30th, 2010, Tripp will be throwing his 15th annual Halloween Bash at Mariner's Church, featuring the bloodcurdling sounds of uber cover band Under The Covers.
Tripp is expecting 450-500 people at this year's Halloween gala event.

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VNA Home Health and Hospice named to HomeCare Elite Top 500

South Portland, Maine – October 20, 2010 – VNA Home Health and Hospice has been named one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite. Now in its fifth year, HomeCare Elite identified the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States, and further highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.

'The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level," said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate VNA Home Health and Hospice on being one of the top home care agencies in the country. In addition, we salute all forward-thinking providers who are already working on measuring and improving their performance using OASIS-C outcomes and process measures and HH-CAHPS results.

PLANET DOG ANNOUNCES WINNER OF COVER DOG CHALLENGE

Planet Dog is barking about the winner of their Cover Dog Challenge that took place at Woofminster, the Fifth Annual Planet Dog Foundation (PDF) Amateur Dog Show Fundraiser, held recently at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough, Maine.  The popular annual event which was sponsored by L.L.Bean, Color Me Mine, Dances with Dogs and Macomber, Inc., raised over $5,000 to support Guiding Eyes for the Blind's Maine puppy-raising team.  
 
About 250 dog-loving attendees, vendors and volunteers participated in the event, with over 100 dogs watching or competing in fun and silly contests including; Best Mystery Mutt, Best Trick, Happiest Dog and Best Beggar.  "It was wonderful to see the dog community come together for a fun event to help raise money to support the Maine puppy-raisers of Guiding Eyes for the Blind," says Kristen Smith, the Executive Director of PDF.  "In addition to giving their time and love to the puppies, the volunteer raisers are also responsibl

Catherine McAuley High School Open House for Prospective Students

Catherine McAuley High School, Maine’s only Catholic college-preparatory school for young women, will be hosting its annual Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2pm. Young women of all faiths are invited to our campus at 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, for a program that will feature student and alum speakers. After the formal presentation, information on financial aid and scholarships will be available, guided tours will be offered and students will have the opportunity to meet faculty members, coaches, student athletes, and enjoy refreshments.  For more information, or to register, please visit www.mcauleyhs.org.