A Benefit Honoring Portland Musician Mike Allen

A Benefit Honoring Portland Musician Mike Allen

On July 5th we lost our friend Mike Allen.  It was a devastating loss for those who knew him.  If you knew Mike, you're invited to join us at Spring Point Tavern this Saturday July 20th at 8pm as we will spend the evening honoring him.  We will be raffling off some amazing prizes.  There will also be a video tribute to him. And you can enjoy all this while dancing to some great 80's music spun by yours truly.  Mike was a rock n roll boy, so expect a lot of 80's rock.

Raffle ticket prices have yet to be determined, but the smallest prize is worth over $20 and we have some prizes worth well over $100.  The money will go to the band to put towards an intended memorial for him.

Prizes graciously donated by Nappi Distributors, National Distributors, Almost Famous Tattoo, Amy Lyn Photography and Shays Grill Pub.

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Maine Sire Stakes debuts at Scarborough Downs

Maine Sire Stakes debuts at Scarborough Downs

Scarborough, Maine (June 23, 2013) –  Legendary colt conditioner, Elmer Ballard, secured his 99th career Maine Sire Stakes victory on Sunday (6/23) at Scarborough Downs. Ballard’s charge, the three-year-old Stewie, expertly catch-driven by Dan Deslandes, stalked the early pace of the heavily favored Murphy’s Cyclone before pouncing to the narrowest of victories, just getting up at the wire. Stewie, who is a double Maine-bred, was sired by the exciting Maine stallion, Western Cyclone, out of Maine Sire Stakes Champion broodmare, Blond Moment, took a brand new lifetime mark of 1:59.3.  Stewie is owned in partnership by Robert Croteau and Elmer Ballard.

Murphy’s Cyclone (Ruel Goodblood, Jr.,) was second; Willy Mac (Gary Mosher) was third.

Local Business Celebrates 25 Years by Giving Back to the Community

Heidi’s House Child Care Center will be hosting a free Family Fun Day on Saturday July 13, 2013 at Scarborough Memorial Park from 9am-2pm to celebrate 25 years of quality early childhood education and raise funds for Team Kyle.  Team Kyle, named in honor of Kyle St. Clair, a young boy from Scarborough who died recently after a life long battle with illness, raises and donates funds in Kyle’s memory to support causes related to children, serious illness, and the Scarborough community.

“Community giving has been a cornerstone of the Heidi’s House philosophy from day one,” says owner Heidi McDonald. “We are excited to invite everyone to come out and have some fun while supporting an important cause.”  

“It means a lot to our family to have the community give back in Kyle’s name.  Kyle lived by the philosophy ‘pay it forward’ and that’s just what this event will do,” says Kyle’s mom Kate St. Clair.

Open House and Celebration of Life

Our Cancer Institute is holding a celebration of life and open house of its newly-renovated facilities tomorrow. Well over 400 people have responded to our invitation.
Dr. Eric Larsen, medical director, will offer a few remarks; Stephanie Freedman, RN, survivor and clinical patient navigator, will read her original poem, "I Am Here"; Oncologist Dr. Tracey Weisberg will talk about efforts to enhance support for survivors; and survivor Ann Forest will share her story of overcoming cancer.
We’ll have self-guided tours of our the facilities. Physicians and staff will host 11 suites where visitors can see the improved care settings, meet our team members, and learn about the quality care provided. Guests taking the tour will be given a passport, which they’ll have stamped at each site. Completed passports will go into a drawing for a Kindle at the end of the program.