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FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

 

 

FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

Freeport, Maine, May 15, 2012  – The Freeport Rotary Club is sponsoring its 17th Annual Close to the Coast 5K and 10K Road Races. The races will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Winslow Park in Freeport, Maine.   

The race is part of the Winslow Park Family Fun Day, a great time for families with all the events and park admission free of charge.  The events start with a Kids’ 1K Fun Run at 10 am with prizes for kids provided by Wilbur’s of Maine.  Additional, there is free admission to the Winslow Park for the day.  Hotdogs, ice cream, games, swimming, activities, playground and a moon bounce house will be available.

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963.

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

Catching the Wave of Alternative Energy - SMCC

Catching the Wave of Alternative Energy - SMCC

Southern Maine Community College in South Portland partnered with a team of energy professionals to design and install an innovative ocean-based geothermal – or “sea-o-thermal” HVAC system in the Lighthouse building. The energy efficient system either absorbs or rejects heat from nearby seawater to bring a closed-loop glycol-heating coil to temperature. The system is completely environmentally friendly – releasing no byproducts into the water and requiring no fossil fuels. This innovative system makes regulating the building’s temperature easy and is three times more efficient than conventional heating and cooling systems. 

“The ocean is an amazing energy source,” says SMCC’s Dean of Admission Scott Beatty.

Eastern Trail Clean-up in Saco

Please join us this Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon for a trail clean-up on the Saco section of the Eastern Trail. Meet in the parking lot at Thornton Academy at the trailhead and join like-minded trail stewards for a clean-up of the new Saco section in preparation for the trail opening ceremony later in the month. Trash bags will be provided; gloves will not. FMI, contact Joe Bureau at 207-318-5474 or jbureau@hotmail.com.

HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OFF DAY

The first Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day will be on
Saturday, May 12th, 2012, 8 a.m. to Noon, Saco Public Works, 351 North Street, Saco.
 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days

May 12, 2012, Saco Public Works, 351 North St., Saco
July 21, 2012, Biddeford Public Works, 371 Hill St., Biddeford (Tentative Date, Please Call Ahead 282-1579)
September 22, 2012, Scarborough Public Works, 20
Washington Ave., Scarborough
Time: 8 A.M. to Noon

Pyro City Maine Grand Opening in Edgecomb

Pyro City Maine Grand Opening in Edgecomb

This weekend Enter to win the Godfather, prizes are also being drawn every hour all weekend long. 

Welcome To Maine's Premier Fireworks Store!

A Maine owned business serving all your fireworks needs. Launch your own dazzling pyrotechnics show with our full line of Zenith Shells, Fountains, Multi Effects, Roman Candles, Smoke Items, Firecrackers and more. Owner Steve Marson has been in the professional fireworks display business for many years and can advise you on a safe and memorable experience. Visit one of our three retail stores in Manchester, Edgecomby and opening soon Winslow.

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