Health

Keller Williams Realty Annual Red Day "GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE" Campaign

Keller Williams Realty Annual Red Day "GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE" Campaign is focusing on supplying much needed food to our local food bank for all Cumberland and York County pantries to draw from. With some pantries closing, children losing their free lunch programs and the rise of gas and food prices, Keller Williams Agents will be having a food drive to fill a 14 foot Good Shepherd's food truck on Thursday, May 12, 2011 between the hours of 10am and 2pm in the parking lot at 50 Sewall Street, Portland. Please bring your non-perishable donations to Keller Williams Realty on or before May 12th to help fill this truck for your community or call the number below and we will send a Keller Williams Agent to pick up your donation! For further information contact: Cindy Olsen, 650-1627

Spring 2011 Walk & Bike to School Events in Your Neighborhood

• Auburn, The Walton School, Walk to School Day, May 5
• Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Wednesdays, starting April 6
• Bridgton, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 17
• Brunswick, Jordan Acres Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Thursdays, starting May 5
• Brunswick, Longfellow Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days, all year
• Bucksport, Miles Lane School, Walk to School Day, May 13
• Calais Elementary School, Walking School Bus, Tuesdays & Thursdays starting April 26
• Camden, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 18
• Cutler, Bay Ridge Elementary School, Daily Walk & Ride to School Days, June 13 – 17
• Dresden Elementary School, Grades 3 -5 School Bike Trek, May 25
• Eagle Lake Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 25
• Falmouth,

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Governor Paul Lepage and the United Bikers of Maine will be celebrating Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month. The theme for this year is "Did You See Me". Distracted driving has become a major hazard to motorcyclists but also bicycles, pediatricians and other vehicles.   Lets step up the awareness of distracted drivers and make our highways a safer place to travel.   http://www.ubm-usa.org/  

Trail Run - With a View

Trail Run - With a View

I'm running a trail race at the end of May and thought Robinson's Woods would be a good practice run. It didn't disappoint, if you've never been, it's a great place to walk or run, and dog-friendly. Not to mention, there is a beautiful view of the ocean if you cross Shore Road.

For more information, check out http://www.capelandtrust.org/trails.html

 

 

Foxes and Friends: A Festive Night of Fun

Foxes and Friends: A Festive Night of Fun

Family, Friends and community will come together on Friday May 6th at Events on Broadway in South Portland to honor and support Sue Fox and her family as she courageously battles cancer. It will be an evening of live entertainment, socializing and fundraising. All proceeds will fund the obvious stresses of added medical expenses. The night kicks off at 6:30 PM with live entertainment, dancing, light hors d'oeuveres, raffles and items to auction. You can purchase tickets for $20 each from Debbie Gillies at 653-0164 or make a donation to:

Sue Fox Cancer Fund

Town & Country FCU

P.O. Box 9420

South Portland, ME  04116

Kiss Cancer Goodbye with Foxes and Friends: A Festive Night of Fun

Friday, May 6th at 6:30pm at Events on Broadway, South Portland

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

17th ANNUAL EVENT ASKS 'WHAT'S YOUR MPG'

Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.