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2011 Maine McDonald's All-Star Basketball Games

The Maine McDonald's All-Star Basketball games will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Newman Gymnasium at Husson University in Bangor.

You can catch East vs. West high school basketball action all day long from all four classes.  There will also be slam-dunk and foul shooting contests.  Tickets are just $5 for students and $7 for adults for all four games.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine.

For more information, click the link for the Maine McDonald's All-Star Basketball games.

METRO Service UPDATE: Presidents’ Day – 2011

METRO Service UPDATE:  Presidents’ Day – 2011

Greater Portland Transit District, METRO, will operate a Saturday service schedule for all routes on Presidents’ Day —Monday, February 21, 2011. The METRO office, located at 114 Valley Street will be closed.

METRO does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Buses run on a Saturday service schedule on Presidents’ Day, Patriot’s Day and Columbus Day.

METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maine’s largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

For information and route schedules, visit http://www.gpmetrobus.com/- or call 774-0351.

Fit at Five: American Gladiators meets Fit at Five

(NEWS CENTER) - Looking for a fun adventure for the entire family without having to spend hours in the car traveling? On this Fit at Five we check out a place where you can bungee jump, skateboard, and climb rock walls all under the same roof. Did we mention it is a great way to burn calories too? Kelly LaBrecque has more.

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This shoot was so much fun! I seriously have not laughed that hard in a long time. I knew that standing up in the human sized hamster balls would take a good deal of core strength, and balance. Clearly though I underestimated just how long I would be able to stay up tough. IT WAS TOUGH! Within just five minutes Chris and I both felt as though we had just run a couple miles. It was exhausting! The memories that we now have along with the funny video is priceless. Makes me giggle everytime!

Scarborough Community Chamber Will Publish New Community Map

The Scarborough Community Chamber is pleased to announce that sales for its upcoming community map are now underway. The 5,000 maps are on target to print this fall, and will be distributed in and around the Chamber service area.
 
The full-color, glossy community map will feature a street-level community map showing local points of interest - schools, parks, water features, landmarks, tourist attractions, etc. - and county or regional map(s) showing primary and secondary roads and major points of interest. Depending on space, the community map may also include a concise community profile, which highlights local events; important phone numbers; listings for community organizations, shops and restaurants, entertainment and cultural venues; and information about the Chamber to create a useful resource guide for tourists and current residents and businesses.
 
Advertising in the Scarborough community map has unrivaled advantages.

Town & Country Becomes Major Partner of Maine Cancer Foundation for 2011

Town & Country Becomes Major Partner of  Maine Cancer Foundation for 2011

South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union has become a 2011 Gold partner and sponsor for the Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF).  In this role, Town & Country will support the MCF’s four signature events including Mary’s Walk, the Pink Tulip Project, Tri for a Cure and the Cure Breast Cancer for ME luncheon. 

In addition to providing financial support, Town & Country will actively participate in the various events.   In 2010, the credit union raised over $7,800 and had more than 20 employees participate in Mary’s Walk.  Town & Country also raised more than $2,700 for the Pink Tulip Project through the sale of pink tulip bulbs at its local branches.  The credit union will participate in these events again in 2011.

According to Tara Hill, Executive Director of MCF, “Working with Town & Country over the past year has been a great experience.  They are a dedicated and enthusiastic group who share our common

NBA Hall of Famer on hand to celebrate record-breaking fundraising effort

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- NBA Hall of Famer, Rick Barry, came to Maine to celebrate a record-breaking fundraising effort by members of Maine's Credit Unions.

Since 1990, the state's credit unions have held a Campaign for Ending Hunger and raised about $3.5 million.  This year, the 59 participating credit unions topped the $400,000 threshold for the first time, pushing the total raised in 21 years to nearly $4 million.

"Most of it was raised a dollar at a time through bake sales, raffles, different fund raising activities," said John Murphy, president of Maine's Credit Union League.  "It is all raised by people in the community across Maine.  Every dollar raised goes back to local food organizations across the state.  There is no administration fees that come out of the funds raised so it goes right back into the communities.""

NBA Hall of Famer Joins Maine Credit Unions to Announce Record-Setting Fundraising For Ending Hunger

Who: Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger
 
What: THE THAW TO END HUNGER CELEBRATION EVENT
Formal announcement of the final amount raised by Maine’s credit unions for the
2010 Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger.