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The Curtain Comes Down on the 2010 Meet at Scarborough Downs By Mike Sweeney for Scarborough Downs

The Curtain Comes Down on the 2010 Meet at Scarborough Downs By Mike Sweeney for Scarborough Downs

The Curtain Comes Down on the 2010 Meet at Scarborough Downs By Mike Sweeney for Scarborough Downs Sunday, December 19, 2010 - Scarborough, ME – The curtain came down on the 2010 meeting at Scarborough Downs this weekend as an enthusiastic crowd witnessed the closing moments of a remarkable year. It was a mix of tears and cheers as 2010 year-end awards were doled out and stellar performances remembered and celebrated. The outcome of Scarborough Downs driving and training titles were never in doubt as driver Shawn Gray walked away with his first Scarborough Driver’s Championship, with 181 wins. In addition to earning top honors at Scarborough, Gray’s performance garnered him an overall UDRS rating of .415, ranking him tops in the United States; second overall in North America. On the conditioner’s side of the ledger, Randy Bickmore claimed his third consecutive training title, boasting an unprecedented 108 wins.

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

ecomaine has broken its own recycling record every month for the past 12 months. From December 2009 through November 2010, its recycling facility has averaged 5,404,660 pounds per month and the organization expects that average to continue increasing well into 2011. Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Bobinsky, who is Portland’s Director of Public Services, said, “Our educational outreach about the importance of recycling – both environmentally and fiscally – has been a major factor in convincing more people to make recycling a part of their daily routine.”

The fiscal impact, according to Bobinsky, from increased recycling for municipalities, universities, and businesses is significant because the cost of trash disposal is far greater than the cost of recycling.

LYRICS BORN brings his classic hip-hop & boundless funk to Portland

LYRICS BORN brings his classic hip-hop & boundless funk to Portland

LYRICS BORN brings his classic hip-hop & boundless funk to Portland
 Feb 3

LYRICS BORN
with Educated Advocates and TBA
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Port City Music Hall
8:00 pm 18+ 
$15 Advance/ $18 Door/ $30 VIP
Tickets are available at http://www.portcitymusichall.com.
Promo Link : http://lyricsborn.com/promo/

Amongst the dusty records of the KDVS radio station at the University of California/Davis, Tom Shimura, who currently makes records as Lyrics Born, found too much to love. Sandwiched between gatefold LPs, 12-inch singles, dub versions and white-labels was a reservoir of inspiration that he would draw on for the following decades.

Scarborough Downs to honor 8 Standardbred race horses with special retirement ceremony on Sunday

Scarborough Downs to honor 8 Standardbred race horses with special retirement ceremony on Sunday

Scarborough, Maine (Dec. 16, 2010): Scarborough Downs is teaming up with the Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Maine to honor the racing careers of those race horses who are retiring this season with a special ceremony during Sunday’s (December 19th) race program.

The event will honor eight 14-year-old Standardbred pacers and trotters who at one time raced at the Downs during their careers. Retirement is required for all Standardbred race horses at the end of their 14th year, as mandated by the US Trotting Association.

The horses scheduled to participate in the ceremony are:
 
Goblin Girl – a Maine-bred stakes star owned by Thomas Smith of Harrison, ME. Currently serving as a broodmare, she is the dam of Stonehollow Goblin who seemingly is following in mamma’s hoof prints having finished 2nd in this season’s two-year-old Maine Sire Stakes final.
 
Gypsy – Largely considered one of the greatest horses ever bred in Maine.

Buying Vitamins Can Now Help Fight Childhood Cancer

South Portland, ME (December 8, 2010) — DrNewtons.com, Maine’s largest direct-to-consumer vitamin company, announced today it will be donating a percentage of every sale made between 12/9 and 12/15 to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP).

Learning of MCCP’s current annual fundraising goal of $855,000, DrNewtons.com wanted to lend a hand in meeting the needs of area children with cancer and hematological disorders.

“Like the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, DrNewtons.com knows the value of committing to better health and education,” said Carole Byers — co-founder and co-owner of Dr.

Cabela's Ice Fishing Classic

Cabela's Ice Fishing Classic

Scarborough, Maine – Cabela’s has once again partnered with some of the biggest names in the ice fishing industry to present the Cabela’s 2010 Ice Fishing Classic on December 4 & 5, 2010, at Cabela’s  Scarborough  Retail Store and will assist Maine ice fisherman with all their pre-fish preparations.

Customers will have a chance to enter to win an ice fishing trip to Lake Mille Lacs Minnesota with Cabela’s Pro Staff Kevin & Karen McQuoid for four people, see store for details.
Cabela’s has put some of the most popular ice fishing season products on sale for the weekend.  Fisherman can save on ice shelters, augers, fishing electronics, and many of the products you need for successful ice fishing trip.

Cabela’s will have special appearances from many vendors and Maine outdoor groups relating to ice fishing including Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Snowmobile Association, and the Maine Wilderness Guides.

Cabela’s will be off

Maine Companies receive over $2 Million

At its November meeting, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Board of Directors approved six new Development Awards for Maine companies working in the areas of information technology, environmental technology, precision manufacturing and advanced technologies in forestry and agriculture. Awards ranged from $61,300 up to $500,000 combine for a total investment by MTI of $2,000,819.