When his husband of sixteen years became ill, author and composer Eliott Cherry cared for him at home. He also recorded their conversations in his diary.

Searching for the Next Miss Maine

Do you have big dreams and want to make them happen?  Looking for opportunities?  Do you need scholarship money, value excellence and community service, enjoy a challenge, demonstrate leadership, and/or want to grow personally and professionally?  If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, then the Miss Maine Scholarship Program is for you!

Registrations are now being accepted for the 77th annual Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant scheduled for June 2013 at the Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School. The Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant is the official state preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the largest source of scholarships for women in the world.

Scarborough Downs Thinks Pink This Weekend for Breast Cancer Awareness

Scarborough Downs Thinks Pink This Weekend for Breast Cancer Awareness

Horse men and horse women at Scarborough Downs will be once again decorating the weekend’s race horses in pink ribbons in their manes and on their shoulders in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, as well as raising money for the Maine chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, on this, the final weekend of October.

WHERE: Scarborough Downs Race Track

Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28, 2012, during the races

Post time: 12:05 pm both days

Sunday 10/28 also features a Halloween costume parade and contest for the kids.

4th Annual Dentists Who Care for ME event

On Friday November 2, the Greater Portland Dental Society will hold its 4th Annual Dentists Who Care for ME event.

Free dental care will be open to adults who cannot afford regular dental care.   A list of dental offices offering free care is attached.  Appointments will not be accepted beforehand.

Participants are encouraged to arrive early at one of the offices on November 2 to secure an appointment for the day.  Appointment slots fill quickly.

The free care will include one treatment - cleanings, fillings, extractions or referral to a specialist, if necessary.      In certain situations, people may be referred to one of more than 20 specialist dentists who will also provide free care.

In addition to dentists and dentist specialists, the day includes volunteer hygienists, office assistants and friends.

Dentists are participating from Falmouth to Arundel and Gorham.  


MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) has launched a new series of Saturday writing workshops in November.