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NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

“The Kid” Celebrates Driving Win #1,000

“The Kid” Celebrates Driving Win #1,000

Even though his 1,000th career driving was hit on the track at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds one day earlier, driver Kevin Switzer, Jr. was celebrated with a plaque commemorating the milestone at Scarborough Downs on Sunday (8/19), the very track where he earned the bulk of those wins. An enthusiastic crowd cheered for “The Kid” as he accepted it. 

“I’m exhausted,” joked Switzer in the Scarborough Downs Winner’s Circle, where a large group of his friends, family and fans joined him to celebrate. “I want to thank all who helped me get to this point; I couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone around me.”

It was only four short years ago that Switzer, Jr. was the Downs’ Freeman Parker Award recipient, an award presented to the track’s “Up-and-Coming Driver.”

 

 

3rd Annual Ski Boot & Stiletto Challenge

3rd Annual Ski Boot & Stiletto Challenge

This event benefits Woodfords Family Services.  Visit www.portsportsmaine.com to register - registration deadline is September 1!

Not just another diet program . . . REAL help with long-term weight loss!

Not just another diet program . . . REAL help with long-term weight loss!

Enroll TODAY! Register now for the next 12-week session of the popular Mid Coast Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change. Classes begin Thursday, September 13. Space limited to 16 people. See flyer for more information or visit www.midcoasthealth.com/weightloss.

Longfellow Chorus Announces "Kickstarter" Campaign

Longfellow Chorus Announces "Kickstarter" Campaign

The Longfellow Chorus announces the start of a thirty day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its documentary, produced in Maine, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America, 1900-1912.

This unique documentary features a rare performance of a Coleridge-Taylor composition for violin and orchestra as performed in the Music Shed of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival on the centennial of its premiere, June 4, 1912, by Maine violinist Lydia Forbes.

The list of musical works by English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912) — a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London — includes over one hundred compositions written in the classical style of the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods: operas, cantatas, ballets, symphonic works, instrumental compositions, theater music and songs.