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MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

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

Grief Support

Scarborough resident, Patricia Campbell lost her fiancé to prostate cancer in 2001. She spent three months in a haze looking for hope but finding none. Patricia turned to South Portland’s Cancer Community Center, where she attended her first-ever support group.

“I sort of stumbled into this 8-week Bereavement Support Group and found magic. These people understood my pain. They supported me and I supported them in our shared grief.

The safety of the Cancer Community Center taught me how to walk this road without my partner. I went on to become a Buddy to people who have lost a loved one to cancer and I haven’t looked back.”

The Cancer Community Center (CCC) is currently inviting adults who have lost a loved one to cancer to participate in an 8-week Bereavement Support Group meeting Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm through Oct. 25th. This group meets at the CCC, 778 Main St (Route 1) in South Portland.

UMaine Extension Offering 4th Annual Backyard Locavore Day

UMaine Extension Offering 4th Annual Backyard Locavore Day

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County is announcing that the 4th Annual Backyard Locavore Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 in various communities within Cumberland County.

Events in Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, North Yarmouth, Portland, South Portland, Windham and Yarmouth begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Registration is $10 for adults and children under 12 are free. Registrants will receive a booklet describing each site and a map showing specific locations.

Locavore Day is designed to educate members of the public about learn do-it-yourself strategies for becoming a locavore, who is someone who eats food grown or produced locally.

LUSH washes up at The Maine Mall

LUSH washes up at The Maine Mall

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the upbeat British brand of ethical and innovative bath, body, skin and hair care is soon to be making its debut at The Maine Mall. Known for cruelty-free “naked” products with cheeky names, effective ingredients, and environmental conscience, the self-appointed cosmetic grocer is opening its very first shop in the Portland area in early August.

Shoppers will enjoy a cosmetic deli showcasing LUSH’s products, which are handmade using fresh fruits and vegetables, ethically-sourced essential oils, and are never tested on animals. The new shop features soaps piled high like exotic cheeses, bath bombs presented like perfectly round apples and fresh facemasks served up from ice-filled fridges. The shop includes a cozy kitchen table, where customers can sit and discuss their skin and hair care needs with one of LUSH’s expert consultants. This genuine “back to basics” approach encourages a laid-back shopping experience with friendly advice.

Giant Book Sale at Saco's Dyer Library

Giant Book Sale at Saco's Dyer Library

You’ve been waiting for this sale all year! The Dyer Library’s Giant Annual Book Sale is an amazing opportunity to stock up on reading for the summer and beyond. Thousands of titles, including rare and antique finds, will be available at bargain prices. Come early to get the best deals! All proceeds from the book sale benefit the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. The sale begins on Saturday, July 28 and goes through Tuesday, August 7, during regular library hours.

Work on this year’s Giant Annual Book Sale began as soon as last year’s was over. Throughout the year, people generously donate books for the sale and volunteers work hard to organize the books by topic. In the days immediately before the sale, volunteers and staff haul the books down from the second floor into the Deering wing to set-up for the sale.

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine invites you to join us for our annual meeting and end of the Mad Men end of the year soiree.

WHEN:  June 14th 5:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE:  The Portland Club  156 State Street  Portland, ME 04101

COST:   Members $14, Non Members $22 Price includes two free drink tickets

 

RSVP: Info@maineadclub.com'

For more information go to:  Ad Club of Maine on Facebook

 

 

ABOUT US

The charter of the Advertising Club of Maine was signed on July 23, 1923 at the Congress Square Hotel in downtown Portland.

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.