Events

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC, April 25-29.

Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Event

Cultural Tourism offers a great new wave of economic opportunity for all sectors in Western Maine. Learn how when the Mahoosuc Arts Council hosts a Business After Hours event with the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday March 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bingham Auditorium, on the Gould Academy campus, 45 Church St. Bethel.

Learn about the largest economic development initiative in the region and how you can benefit. Learn about the Western Maine Arts+Biz Collaborative and how it is working to build arts-related tourism and new opportunities for local businesses. Learn how you can reach new customers by partnering with local arts organizations of all kinds.

Katie Elliott Wins Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Katie Elliott Wins Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen, Katie Elliott, 18 of Scarborough, was named Maine’s top high school youth volunteer in the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 18th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

BikeMaine-- a 7-Day cycling event is the first in New England

BikeMaine-- a 7-Day cycling event is the first in New England

BikeMaine, a seven-day, 400 mile rolling celebration of Maine will run September 7 through 14. 

PHOTOS: Follow Tim Goff as he participates in #BikeMaine

The loop route, which begins and ends inOrono, will see cyclists camping in the following host communities: Orono, Dover-Foxcroft, Belfast, Castine, Bar Harbor (two nights) and Camp Jordan (Ellsworth).  A map of

Heart Disease in Women: National Wear Red Day

Heart Disease in Women: National Wear Red Day

I’m wearing red today, to mark the tenth anniversary of National Wear Red Day. Established by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, each year on the first Friday in February, women and men wear red to draw attention to heart disease in women. Read more.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Portland Public Library will join other libraries throughout the country and participate in the second annual “Take Your Child to the Library” Day on Saturday, February 2. This is a nationwide campaign dedicated to bringing more children into their local libraries. Portland Public Library will host a number of special events throughout the day in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, including:

11:00 - 11:30 Performance by students of the Suzuki Violin Studio

12:00 - 1:00   Face Painting

1:00 - 1:30     Storytelling

1:30 - 1:45      Meet Angie & Learn About the Library

Did you know that children ages 5 and up are eligible to receive their own library cards? A parent needs be present and provide proof of residency in Cumberland or York County.  Take Your Child to the Library and together discover and enjoy all the wonderful resources your library has to offer.