South Portland Land Trust Plant Sale

The South Portland Land Trust will be holding its annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the American Legion Hall at 413 Broadway in South Portland.  The plant sale is a perennial favorite of the gardening community - an amazing variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers and groundcovers will be available for sale as well as baked goods and coffee.  The sale opens to the general public at 9:00am.  The SPLT is currently seeking donations of plants and garden-related items from individuals and/or businesses, and is also seeking volunteers willing to dig and transplant donated plants.  For more information, contact Helen Slocum at 799-3574 or email her at hfslocum@maine.rr.com to take part in an event that has become a South Portland tradition.

Community Counseling Center Launches New Website

A new tool for the agency to increase awareness
about the effects of bullying and cyber-bullying

Portland, Maine – Community Counseling Center has launched a new website: www.commcc.org.  The dramatically redesigned site was created by VONT, an internet marketing firm located in Westbrook, Maine.  The site embodies Community Counseling Center’s forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of its clients.  The website provides rich content, direct access to program managers and intake staff, and streamlined searching for appropriate finding programs and services. 

“This website was designed so that clients and visitors could easily access the information they needed about our services and programs,” said Erin Smith, Community Relations and Grant Manager.

A Family Guide to supporting a loved one with Alzheimer's & Dementia

A Family Guide to Supporting a Loved One
Scarborough, ME – Hospice of Southern Maine and the Alzheimer’s Association will present several workshops across southern Maine to help families cope with and support a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The 90-minute workshop will be presented by Carol Palmer, an RN and program director with the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Ms. Palmer, a former trauma nurse, hospice nurse and lead nurse for the office of adults with mental illnesses also served as a director of forensics and is a Viet Nam era veteran. She has been providing training about dementia and related conditions and behaviors for nearly ten years.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

No Foolin! FREE ICE CREAM on April 1st at Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Locations!

No Foolin! FREE ICE CREAM on April 1st at Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Locations!

April 1, 2011  (Maine) – They’re not fooling around - Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery restaurants in Maine are giving you free ice cream!  Local owners invite guests to visit their co-branded restaurants on Friday, April 1 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm to receive a free scoop of a Cold Stone Creamery Signature Creation like Founder’s Favorite or Chocolate Lover’s Devotion.

Who: Maine Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery Co-branded Restaurants
Located in: Bangor, Brewer, Lewiston, Lincoln, Portland, Rockland, Scarborough, South Portland, Waterville           

When: Friday, April 1, 2011
3:00 to 5:00pm

What: Free 3oz scoop of a Cold Stone Creamery Signature Creation
•Dining room guests only
•Signature Creations may vary by restaurant location

Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery opened their first co-branded restaurant in April 2009 in Scarborough, Maine.&n

Maine premiere of “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by renowned composer Carol Barnett

On Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2011, vocal music students from Westbrook High School, Massabesic High School, Oxford Hills High School and South Portland High School will gather at South Portland High School to rehearse and then subsequently perform the Maine premiere of “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by renowned composer Carol Barnett, under the direction of Dr.Robert Russell. 

The culmination of the students’ work in this year's Choral Masterworks festival will be the performance of this unique vocal piece for the first time ever in the state of Maine, complete with a bluegrass band providing accompaniment, on Saturday, April 2 in a 4pm public concert at the Auditorium at South Portland High School. 

Admission for this unique musical experience is $5 per person with a maximum admission of $15 per family.  Tickets will be available at the door. 

This show is the penultimate presentation of “March Is Music In Our Schools”

Spring Yard Clean Up Fundraiser to Benefit the South Portland High School Boys Lacrosse Teams

On Saturday April 30th the South Portland High School Boys Lacrosse teams will be holding their annual “Spring Yard Clean Up” fundraiser.  We’ll have your yard ready for summer as our teams rake your yard, pick up and dispose of the leaves. The cost for an average size yard is $75.00. 

This is a Great Mother's Day Gift Idea and you can save yourself from blisters and a day’s back breaking work while supporting a great cause all at the same time. Slots are limited so please call Dennis at 650-0252 to reserve your space.

We thank you for your support.   

A week of wish granting for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine

A week of wish granting for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine

PORTLAND, ME – March 14, 2011 – It will be a week of wish granting for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine as they work to grant wishes to three local children between March 22 - 29.

“It isn’t only one day these kids see their wish come true,” said Kate Vickery, program director at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine. “It’s the build up of excitement and magic that stretches on to create lasting memories for these deserving kids.”

On March 19, Lucien, 6, of Gorham will have a party at Longhorn Steakhouse in South Portland to celebrate with friends and family the granting of his wish: To meet characters from Walt Disney’s Toy Story. Lucien and his family will leave for Walt Disney World® days later, where he’ll meet the official Toy Story characters.