Chinese New Year Festival

The Chinese and American Friendshaip Association of Maine is having its 21st annual Chinese New Festival on Saturday, February 5th, at Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Very colorful and cute traditional Chinese dance and music performances by the children of the CAFAM Chinese School which will be from 11:00 a.m to noon.  Also, Tess Gerritsen, the New York Times best selling author and creator to the TV series Rizolli and Isles will be speaking at 3:00 p.m. about her experiences growing up Chinese in Southern California and living in mid-coast Maine (Camden).  She will do a book signing after she speaks.
There will also bea Dragon Dance, arts and crafts for children, mahjong, lectures and demonstrations for adults Chinese craft items and books for sale and delicious Chinese food.
This event usually draes 750+ attendees.

The Ice Cream Cone is back up at RED’S!

The Ice Cream Cone is back up at RED’S!

It was a long summer for all those Red’s fans out there, making for an extra long winter. After a devastating fire back in May 2010, Red’s Dairy Freeze has since been working hard to re-build. Well, good news! The ice cream cone is back up on the newly finished red roof! If that isn’t a true sign of things to come, I don’t know what is. In a couple of short months everyone will be lining up outside of Red’s again…“Can I get a Chocolate Boston, Peanut Butter Cup Nor’easter, and a small ½ and ½ with crunch cote and eyes!” Yum


Warmer days ahead!


Grand Re-Opening March 2011



"Love Should Not Hurt" Live 80's Dance to Benefit Family Crisis Services

"Love Should Not Hurt" Live 80's Dance to Benefit Family Crisis Services

On Sunday Febuary 13, the Italian Heritage Center in Portland at 40 Westland Ave. (behind Westgate Shopping Center) will host an event to benefit Family Crisis Services. Time Pilots, with the help of the very talented Veayo Twins, will be jamming 80's hits between the hours of 5 and 9pm. All ages are welcome! Proceeds go directly to Family Crisis Services.

Prices of admission are as follows: Adults - $20; Ages 13 to 17 - $5; Ages 12 and under - FREE

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call Family Crisis Services at 207-767-4952


Summer begins Tuesday, January 25th at Camp Ketcha!

Summer begins Tuesday, January 25th at Camp Ketcha!

Scarborough, Maine, 04074 – Camp Ketcha will kick off summer camp registration Tuesday, January 25th. Parents are welcome to begin registering online or in person at the Camp’s location in Scarborough at 9AM that day. Camp Ketcha offers traditional camp for children 3 to 14 years old along with a wide variety of specialty and horseback riding camp programs. The camp will again offer adventure trips for older children. Children swim every day and the camp is well known for its low camper to staff ratios which increase safety and the quality of the experience for the children. Bus transportation is offered from Windham, Saco, Portland and Falmouth with many points in between. In a green initiative Camp Ketcha has reduced bus cost to promote more efficient transportation and to save parent’s time. Discounts have put in place to support working families who need high quality care for much of the summer.

Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

$25,000 in grants will be distributed to local charitable and community organizations.

December 28, 2010 – South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union is announcing the launch of the Better Neighbor Fund, a new charitable giving campaign designed to support good works in the communities of Cumberland and York Counties. 
During the months of November and December, local charitable, non-profit and community organizations have submitted their ideas and projects via an online grant application.   In January, supporters will vote online for their favorite organization, cause or project. 
A total of $25,000 will be awarded through eight grants to the organization, cause or idea that receives the most votes.  There are three $5,000 grants and five $2,000 grants being awarded.  Visitors can vote for their favorite cause or idea by visiting the Town & Country Facebook page

New Cape Farm Opening Doors This Weekend

Fall and frosts have arrived, signaling the end of the season for most local farms.  For a new farm in Cape Elizabeth, however, the arrival of chilly weather means the season is just beginning.  And this year's harvest is the first for the Old Farm Christmas Place on Sawyer Road

Jay Cox began planting balsam fir on his property in 2004 after spending a few years preparing the land for the cultivation of Christmas trees.  Every year since, the Coxes have planted an average of 2,500 tiny transplants, and have meticulously cared for the trees over the past seven years.  Now there are about 1,000 trees from the fist planting that range from six to nine feet in height and are ready for sale on a choose-and-tag or choose-and-cut basis.   The farm will be in full production in 2012 as the new plantings mature; there will be around 2,500 trees available each year after this point.

The Cox's Old Farm Store - located in a 30' X 40' timber-fra

Grand Opening for Summit Adventures at The Maine Mall

Summit Adventures Extreme Family Entertainment Center at The Maine Mall will have a day-long grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

Events will include a live broadcast by WCYY's Rob and Curdo, a rock climbing wall in the Mall parking lot, haunted laser tag, raffles, discounts, and prizes.

Currently on a short-term lease at The Maine Mall, Summit Adventures is seeking to establish a foothold in the Greater Portland area by offering safe, active fun for kids and adults alike. A healthy alternative to video games or watching a movie, Summit Adventure's attractions provide challenging, adrenaline-pumping opportunities for their customers to scale a climbing wall, flip in the air on a bungee trampoline, battle their friends in laser tag, or walk on water in a human hamster ball.

About Summit Adventures at The Maine Mall
Summit Adventure's location offers a wide variety of extreme sports simulators and active fun for all ages.