Community Spirit

Life is good Thanksgiving Event

We need your help decorating our store for the Holidays! 

Join us at Life is good on November 20th to celebrate Thanksgiving by creating a "Thank you Chain." You will be able to write down or draw what you are thankful for, or a good deed that you have done, on a strip of paper.  We will assemble them into a festive chain that will hang in our store.  How long can we make it!

We will also be holding a food drive to benefit the Good Shepard Food Bank.  Non-perishable food items will be collected on that day and will be brought to the Portland warehouse.

Kid friendly with coloring, popcorn, stickers, and balloons.

Don't forget, we accept donations to our Life is good Kids Foundation at the store.  Lets see how much we can raise this holiday season.  Hope to see you there.



Third Annual Eco Options Christmas Light trade In

WHAT: The third annual Eco Options Christmas Light Trade In event allows consumers to bring in their old, non-working Christmas light strings to be recycled and receive a $3 off coupon towards the purchase of energy efficient seasonal light-emitting diodes (LED) string lights.  Customers must purchase their new LED lights between November 4 and November 14 and are limited to five redemptions. 

LED lights are shown to use 80 percent less electricity than standard mini lights and last up to 10 times longer.  This holiday season, The Home Depot will carry traditional white and multi-colored ENERGY STAR® qualified LED lights that offer superior connectivity-allowing consumers to link up to 87 strands (or one-quarter mile) of lights without fear of overloading a circuit.  There are even more great choices in LED holiday lights with the introduction of Martha Stewart Living and EcoSmart LED light strands, both available exclusively at The Home Depot.

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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Appoint New Club Director

Jen Pierce was recently appointed to Unit Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, South Portland Clubhouse.

Jen has worked in the Boys & Girls Clubs movement for over fifteen years and brings her dedication to youth to her leadership at the South Portland Clubhouse. She grew up in Presque Isle, Maine and graduated from University of Maine Farmington.  Jen lives with her husband, Heath and son, Brady in Saco.

Jen will continue bringing quality programming to youth in South Portland as she fills the role of Unit Director previously held by John “Slim” Lee for the past 36 years. Lee is serving as a senior consultant in a semi-retired role at the Clubhouse. One initiative Jen aims to enhance is programming focused on teens aspirations for post-secondary education and career opportunities. She is also working with community partners to further expand the reach of the Clubs programs within South Portland communities.


October 29, 2010

Join us in celebration of the Great Pumpkinhead! A Halloween Bash featuring great tunes from the great sounds of DJ Greg Powers, fantastic atmosphere & big cash for the best costumes. Shipyard Pumpkinhead specials & "wicked" treats! A festive night of dancing & debauchery! Costume is encouraged & expected!!! More detail to follow

No minors |21+
Doors: 8pm

Special "PUMPKINHEAD EXPRESS" from Portland available for Partygoers
Premier Ticket :
Add $10.00 for transport from Park and Ride on marginal way Port to and from The Landing. Transport leaves Port @ 8pm and 9pm | From the Landing at 11:30 & 12:30

*This event is produced by Cityside Events.
*The Landing at Pine Point is a Cityside Premier Property