Springer's Jewelers Buy, Sell or Trade Event-Portland and Bath Stores!!

Springer's Jewelers Buy, Sell or Trade Event-Portland and Bath Stores!!

Springer's Jewelers, Maine's most trusted jeweler is having a Buy, Sell or TRADE event on April 8th and 9th in Downtown Portland and Bath.  Springer's will pay you top dollar for your gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, watches, even your broken jewelry OR you can get 50% more if you exchange it for Springer's merchandise.

Trade in items you don't or won't wear for something new! 
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Motorhome & RV Open House Sale!

Motorhome & RV Open House Sale!

Whited Motorhome and RV Center is celebrating their 10th season with a 4 day Spring Sale and weekend Open House April 7th through the 10th.

Every new and used RV and Motorhome is on sale PLUS get wholesale prices on all remaining 2010 travel trailers.

Whited Motorhome and RV Center, Hotel Road in Auburn.  Take exit 75 on the Turnpike, 3 right turns to Hotel Road-It's that easy!

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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 to take part in an event that has become a South Portland tradition.

Social Media Breakfast Maine is a Stop on the Content Rules Book Tour

Social Media Breakfast Maine is a Stop on the Content Rules Book Tour
Content Rules

We are VERY excited to welcome CC Chapman to Maine. Social Media Breakfast Maine is going to be a stop on the Content Rules Book tour!

You may have heard about the Content Rules book being talked about by some of your favorite marketers. CC co-authored it with Ann Handley of Marketing Profs. It is a must-read if you are marketing a business and creating content like blogs, podcasts, social media updates etc.

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:  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.

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

Talking "At" Your Dog...

Talking "At" Your Dog...


 Humans are naturally conversational, chatty beings. Dogs aren't. In fact, your puppy has little to no idea what you're saying. In his/her lifetime, a pup will develop the word knowledge of a two-year-old child. So....talking "at" your dog is somewhat of a waste of time, and maybe even a hinderance to his/her important early training. 

Puppies DO pick up on and respond to tone of voice. A deep, stern voice is best for correcting your pup. I use the sound, "uh uh!" when a pup has made a mistake, and follow that with a command such as, "no bark!" As soon as the pup is quiet, I switch to a higher, sing-songy voice and give a short statement of positive praise. In this example, I would say, "Good quiet!"  Praise in a high/sweet voice goes a loooong way.

Remember that your new pup doesn't know his or her name or the word "come" or any other command for that matter.