Community Spirit

Marissa -- and The Decemberists -- Do Portland

Marissa -- and The Decemberists -- Do Portland

Portland…” a quiet voice dragged off, “our home away from home that is as far away from home as we could get.”

That was how Colin Meloy of the Portland, Oregon band introduced himself to the small but excited crowd that gathered at Bull Moose yesterday evening.

I found myself backstage, nestled between a bag of old garbage and a box of recyclables.

“Karting for Kids” on February 16 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

“Karting for Kids” on February 16 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

SCARBOROUGH - The annual Karting for Kids -- Big Brothers Big Sisters 500 will be on Wednesday, February 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maine Indoor Karting in Scarborough.

Businesses, families or groups of friends can sponsor indoor “karting” teams of five drivers for $500.  Any team can enter multiple teams and challenge other teams, or Big Brothers Big Sisters will match teams against each other.  

Each race is computer timed and the overall best time wins the trophy and 10 tickets to the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  Other event sponsors include Binga’s Stadium Smoke House & Sports Bar, MaineBiz, and CD&M Communications.

All car sponsors will receive the following: A trophy commemorating the event; names appearing in a MaineBiz ad; and recognition from the event’s media sponsor (Q-97.9 Hit Music).

Foursquare nuts

Foursquare nuts

In December DH and I got "smart phones."  And with that, I've been able to join the ranks of Foursquare.... with a vengeance.  Naturally, everything's got to be a competition.  So, I was really thrilled when I became the "mayor" of my LYS (that's "local yarn store").  My very first mayorship!  Goodie!  Now, I just have to keep going back to protect my mayorship.  Who knew that this would turn into the One Ring for me... "my precioussssss."  It's only a matter of time before I'm mayor of Shaw's!  Hannaford!  CVS!  The Kennel Shop!  I'll take over the entire Millcreek neighborhood!

The Ice Cream Cone is back up at RED’S!

The Ice Cream Cone is back up at RED’S!

It was a long summer for all those Red’s fans out there, making for an extra long winter. After a devastating fire back in May 2010, Red’s Dairy Freeze has since been working hard to re-build. Well, good news! The ice cream cone is back up on the newly finished red roof! If that isn’t a true sign of things to come, I don’t know what is. In a couple of short months everyone will be lining up outside of Red’s again…“Can I get a Chocolate Boston, Peanut Butter Cup Nor’easter, and a small ½ and ½ with crunch cote and eyes!” Yum


Warmer days ahead!


Grand Re-Opening March 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Grants Awarded

Recently the Maine Commission for Community Service challenged communities across Maine to develop volunteer service projects that unite community sectors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our challenge was met with an overwhelming response of 26 grant applications. We are happy to announce, the Maine Commission for Community Service, awarded 16 organizations $500 grants to implement Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects.
We encourage local citizens to contact a project in their community and take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This special day of service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. These service projects will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.

Buying Vitamins Can Now Help Fight Childhood Cancer

South Portland, ME (December 8, 2010) —, Maine’s largest direct-to-consumer vitamin company, announced today it will be donating a percentage of every sale made between 12/9 and 12/15 to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP).

Learning of MCCP’s current annual fundraising goal of $855,000, wanted to lend a hand in meeting the needs of area children with cancer and hematological disorders.

“Like the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, knows the value of committing to better health and education,” said Carole Byers — co-founder and co-owner of Dr.

Join WinterKids at Portland Pie Company for the Shipyard Prelude Release Party!

Want to enjoy great food and a Special Edition beer -- all while supporting an awesome cause?

Join WinterKids at Portland Pie Company for the Shipyard Prelude Release Party!

$1.00 of every Prelude sold will support WinterKids' programs!

Plus: 50/50 Raffle, prizes, and more!

Thursday, November 18th
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All three Portland Pie Company locations!

51 York Street, Portland
400 Expedition Drive, Scarborough
869 Main Street, Westbrook

Thank you for helping more Maine kids
get outside and active this winter!

Please support WinterKids responsibly!