Community Spirit


APRIL 29, 2011 South Portland, ME - The South Portland City Council voted to accept a lease agreement between the newly created non-profit, the Community Garden Collective (CGC) and the City of South Portland for the development of a new community garden on the former Hamlin School property.  The vote was held last Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

Helen Slocum, Vice President, stated  “the CGC is ecstatic with the outcome of the vote and we wish to thank the City Council and City Manager for their efforts in getting the lease agreement in place.  We are thrilled with the support we have received from the community thus far and wish to acknowledge everyone who spoke on the project’s behalf.  We are especially grateful to the South Portland Land Trust for the support the organization has shown thus far and for agreeing to be the CGC’s fiscal sponsor until our non-profit tax status has been achieved.”   Ms.

Foxes and Friends: A Festive Night of Fun

Foxes and Friends: A Festive Night of Fun

Family, Friends and community will come together on Friday May 6th at Events on Broadway in South Portland to honor and support Sue Fox and her family as she courageously battles cancer. It will be an evening of live entertainment, socializing and fundraising. All proceeds will fund the obvious stresses of added medical expenses. The night kicks off at 6:30 PM with live entertainment, dancing, light hors d'oeuveres, raffles and items to auction. You can purchase tickets for $20 each from Debbie Gillies at 653-0164 or make a donation to:

Sue Fox Cancer Fund

Town & Country FCU

P.O. Box 9420

South Portland, ME  04116

Kiss Cancer Goodbye with Foxes and Friends: A Festive Night of Fun

Friday, May 6th at 6:30pm at Events on Broadway, South Portland

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day - Scarborough

FREE Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day - Scarborough

Saturday, April 23 · 10:00am - 11:30am
Location The Rock Church (future location - still under construction)
66 Gorham Road
Scarborough, Maine 
More Info FREE Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day
Pre-registration is available at:

April 23rd
Starting at 10am

What Time?

Egg Hunts
10:30am Infant/toddler hunt (ages 0-2)
10:45am Preschool hunt (ages 3-5)
11:00am Elementary (grade K-5th)
11:15am Middle School (grade 6-8th)

Story Time & Prize Giveaways
11:00am Infant/toddler/preschool
11:15am Elementary

66 Gorham Road
Scarborough, ME

Our Easter Hunt is designed for
children ages infant-8th grade

Everything is free!

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20


Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

Summer Kid's Camp Registration - Scarborough

Registration for children and students, age 3 years and older, is now being accepted for Summer camp at SouthCoast Community Church.  Camps will begin Monday, June 27th with morning basketball camp for all age groups.  Leaders for this specialized camp include former high school and college players, coaches and assistant coaches.  Camp is held Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm at the church facilities.  To register go to or pick up a registration form and brochure from the church.  For more information, contact Marilyn McClendon, Minister of Family Life, 839-4434.

SouthCoast Community Church Easter Eggstravaganza

SouthCoast Community Church will host its annual Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 11am - 1pm at its campus, 368 Gorham Road in Scarborough, Maine.  Pastor Travis Bush and Marilyn McClendon, Minister of Family Life, invites the public to attend this free event.  Egg hunts will be held for all ages.  Other activities include moon bounces, food, games and prizes.  Everyone is encouraged to be on time, as hunts are scheduled by age group throughout the event.  For more information contact the church, 839-4434 or go to for details.