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Golf Scramble to provide scholarships to Gorham High School grades

Golf Scramble to provide scholarships to Gorham High School grades

Gorham High School Alumni Association is holding its 2nd Annual Scholarship Scramble at the Gorham Country Club on August 20th. All proceeds raised will go towards scholarships for Gorham High School graduating seniors planning to attend college in the fall.

Everyone is welcome - no need to be a GHS alumni to play!

Saturday, August 20th, 8:00 am - Scramble Format

Gorham Country Club, 93 McLellan Road, Gorham

$100 per player or $350 for a foursome

$25,000 Hole-in-One prize sponsored by Chalmer's Group/C.E.

Historic Chandler’s Band Returns to Fort Allen Park

Historic Chandler’s Band Returns to Fort Allen Park

Portland's historic Chandler’s Band will bring big-band music back to the Eastern Prom at 7 pm Thursday, July 26, for the Fort Allen Park Summer Concert Series.

Chandler’s Band started out as the Portland Band in 1833, when Portland was a developing port city with a population of 13,000. During the Civil War, the band served as the First Regimental Band, returning to Portland after the war. Under Daniel Chandler’s direction, the group became Maine’s most prestigious band, playing in cities throughout the Northeast. An incredible 179 years later, Chandler's Band is thought to be the nation’s second-oldest professional band in continuous service.

The Fort Allen Park Summer Concert series, scheduled for Thursday evenings through Aug. 30, features a variety of music, from blues to bluegrass and reggae to big band.

Baked Bean Supper - Gray

A baked bean supper will be held on Saturday, July 28th, 5:00pm at the First Congregational Church, Route 115, in Gray. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads and desserts will be available.  Adults, $8.00, under 12 - $4.00.  Handicapped accessible. 

Maine artists sought for artwork for MaineGeneral’s New Regional Hospital

MaineGeneral Medical Center is seeking proposals from all artists living in Maine to design, create and install artwork at the 640,000-square-foot New Regional Hospital now under construction in Augusta.

The design theme for the new hospital is “A journey to wellness, healing enhanced by nature.” Art will be commissioned to reinforce that theme and create a place of comfort that promotes wellness and healing. Artwork should have Maine as its subject matter and, in particular, have a connection to central Maine.

The total project budget for up to four commissioned pieces of art is $100,000. The submission deadline is July 31, 2012. For questions about this proposal and to submit art, e-mail  All materials must be in electronic format and received by e-mail.
Art will be selected for four locations: main lobby, central waiting area, café courtyard and cafeteria terrace.

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Seventeen year-old Hannah Scully, of Saco, has been named the 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year.

Since 2003, and the Maine Games' first year in existence, this Thornton Academy senior has been the most prolific athlete in the organization's 10-year history.

In 2003, Scully, then an eight-year old baton twirler, won her first Maine Games medal (gold). Her eight-year participation record has led her to the medal podium more than 30 times.

Competing in team, solo, pairs, and two-baton events in the Maine Games State Baton Twirling Championships, Scully has been a part big part of every twirling event offered by the Pine Tree State's official State Games.

In 2004 and 2005, she also ran in the Maine Games State Track and Field Championships at Fitzpatrick Stadium, in Portland, winning a gold and two silver medals in the 50m and 100m, respectively.

2012 Cape Farm Alliance Strawberry Festival June 29th to 30th

2012 Cape Farm Alliance Strawberry Festival June 29th to 30th

The 2012 Strawberry Festival is coming up on Saturday, June 30th at Maxwell’s fields on Two Lights Road.  The Friday night Feast will again be at Shady Oak Farm the evening before.  Come join the fun!


Friday Night

Our 4th Annual Strawberry Festival kicks off Friday evening, June 29, with a Lobsterbake & Pig Roast Fund Raiser from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  at Andy & Kelly Strout’s Shady Oak Farm on Fowler Rd.  There’ll be feasting (only the best local foods of course), music and a unique silent auction.