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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.

Pembroke Dewey Remains Undefeated in Stakes Action on Maine Harness Racing Gives Back Day

Pembroke Dewey Remains Undefeated in Stakes Action on Maine Harness Racing Gives Back Day

It was a big day of giving and some of the most exciting harness racing of the season as the second annual Maine Harness Racing Gives Back day took center stage at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (7/28).

Six of the 11-races on the program were dedicated to three Maine Charities: The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Stone Soup Food Pantry of Biddeford, and York County Shelter Programs of Alfred.  A large crowd of fans generously donated non-perishable food items -- 16 boxes in all -- along with cash donations. A total of $474 was raised in the 50/50 raffle, with half the pot going to the charities. and over $725 was raised from raffle ticket sales. The final number for purse donations is still being tallied.

“Your fans are very generous,” said Patsy Murphy, Executive Director of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, as a racing fan dropped off a large box of canned pet food to her information booth in the Grandstand.

Golf Scramble to provide scholarships to Gorham High School grades

Golf Scramble to provide scholarships to Gorham High School grades

Gorham High School Alumni Association is holding its 2nd Annual Scholarship Scramble at the Gorham Country Club on August 20th. All proceeds raised will go towards scholarships for Gorham High School graduating seniors planning to attend college in the fall.

Everyone is welcome - no need to be a GHS alumni to play!

Saturday, August 20th, 8:00 am - Scramble Format

Gorham Country Club, 93 McLellan Road, Gorham

$100 per player or $350 for a foursome

$25,000 Hole-in-One prize sponsored by Chalmer's Group/C.E.

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Seventeen year-old Hannah Scully, of Saco, has been named the 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year.

Since 2003, and the Maine Games' first year in existence, this Thornton Academy senior has been the most prolific athlete in the organization's 10-year history.

In 2003, Scully, then an eight-year old baton twirler, won her first Maine Games medal (gold). Her eight-year participation record has led her to the medal podium more than 30 times.

Competing in team, solo, pairs, and two-baton events in the Maine Games State Baton Twirling Championships, Scully has been a part big part of every twirling event offered by the Pine Tree State's official State Games.

In 2004 and 2005, she also ran in the Maine Games State Track and Field Championships at Fitzpatrick Stadium, in Portland, winning a gold and two silver medals in the 50m and 100m, respectively.