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Unique Summer Camp Helps Maine Youth see their Potential and Live a Healthy Lifestyle

POLAND, Maine—From June 18 through June 24, approximately 150 chosen Maine fifth and sixth graders and more than 60 law enforcement and criminal justice professionals from across the state will gather at Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams) for a fun- and education-filled week of summer camp. Camp is being held at new home at Agassiz Village, a summer camp in Poland, Maine (directions are listed at the end of this article) and we are grateful for their generous support of this program. Six-hundred-acre Agassiz Village was founded originally as a camp for news boys in 1936. At the time it was built, its main dining hall was the largest freestanding cabin the world.

Why was Camp POSTCARD established 18 years ago? Tommy’s story is a great example. Tommy was only in 5th grade when he joined us at camp. However, they were already making room for him at the Maine State Prison in Windham.

Camp Creek Rolls Into Oxford Fairgrounds This August

Camp Creek Rolls Into Oxford Fairgrounds This August

OXFORD, Maine — The recently-turned-40 Connecticut jam band Max Creek leads the charge on the Oxford Fairgrounds in Oxford, Maine, the weekend of August 5-7, 2011, for the jam-inspired music festival Camp Creek. The festival has been on hiatus since 2008, and Max Creek and Wormtown present its return this summer to much anticipation. The festival gates are open from 10 am on Friday, August 5 through sundown on Sunday, August 7.

More than thirty other acts join Creek for a weekend of rocking and rolling. Maine bands Rustic Overtones, Gypsy Tailwind, This Way, The Mallett Brothers, and Dirigo will perform at the festival, as well as bands from across New England and the United States.

Produce Pursuit 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run

Produce Pursuit 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run

Saturday, June 11, 2011
A fundraising event for Woodstock Elem School's Fruit and Veggie Fund for Healthy Snacks

On June 11, 2011, the Woodstock Elem School will host its first ever 5K Run/Walk and Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run.  All proceeds from this event will go directly into an account to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local vendors to serve as healthy snacks for students.

The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt designed by a Woodstock Student.  All participants will be treated to finish line refreshments.

Online registration is avilable up until June 4 on Active.com  The direct link is:http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1957467

Registration forms are available at all MSAD 44 Schools, and can be mailed into the Woodstock School up until June 10.  There will be race day registration beginning at 7:00am.

Times:

7:00 R

Barn Fest!

Barn Fest!

Facebook Maine Social Mixer

Facebook Maine Social Mixer

Monday, June 6 · 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Havana South
44 Wharf St.
Portland, Maine

Maine's social network returns for a fun-filled casual mixer at Havana South! We'll have a complementary appetizer buffet, drink specials, great conversations/connections and much more. Bring your friends!

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Havana South - http://www.havanamaine.com

Bruce McToose Featured in Humorous Travel Shows on Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Bruce McToose Featured in Humorous Travel Shows on Maine Public Broadcasting Network

The famous Maine road sign at the junction of Route 35 and 5 in Lynchville gives the distance to Norway as 14 miles, to Paris 15 miles, Denmark 23 miles and several other “foreign” locations only a short distance away. As seasoned Mainers know, all these places with far away names are communities within our state’s borders. Several of these communities are the subject of the humorous television series featuring the fictional character Bruce McToose.

While McToose claims to be a celebrity traveler and explorer, in fact he has a serious misguided sense of direction. This curious impediment provides an opportunity for fun at McToose’s expense as he seeks out legendary world landmarks that are often several time zones away.

For example, in one show McToose travels to Norway, Maine in search of Norway’s legendary fjords. Another episode takes McToose to the Portland Library.

Journey's End: Portraits of Rural Maine by Lenora Leibowitz at Frost Farm Gallery

 Journey's End: Portraits of Rural Maine by Lenora Leibowitz at Frost Farm Gallery

Friday, June 3, 2011, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Opening reception, meet and greet the artist on Friday, June 3, from 5-8pm. Live music by the Oxford Hills High School String Ensemble. Free, light refreshments. Exhibit and sale continues through June 25 in the historic cape, 272 Pikes Hill, Norway. Open year- round, Monday - Friday, 8am to 8pm, Saturday & Sunday, Noon to 8pm