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Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

SIS Scenic Maine Photo Contest Promoted via Facebook™

Opportunity to Win a Prize and Select a Local Charity to Receive a Donation

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

To enter our Maine Scenic Photo contest, you can post up to 5 photos now through June 8, 2012. We’ll select our favorite twelve (no more than one per person) that may be chosen for SIS’s 2013 calendar or other print materials and then ask our online social network community to vote for #1. For each vote placed, we will make a $1 donation to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice, up to $300. Plus, the winner gets a $100 gift card! That’s not all!

74-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as Maine’s "Salute to Senior Service" Winner

74-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as Maine’s "Salute to Senior Service" Winner

A 74-year-old Waterville man has been honored as the Maine winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service Award. Gilman Pelletier is being recognized for his dedicated community service, including his work with Spectrum Generations Muskie Center, Maine Military and Community Network, Franco American Festival, City of Waterville, VFW, American Legion, We Support the Troops Advisory Board, Corpus Christi Parish and Knights of Columbus.

The Salute to Senior Service program was launched this year by the Home Instead Senior Care network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities.

Youth-led cigarette butt cleanup

Youth-led cigarette butt cleanup

Elykssor ClothingTM Announces Fourth Annual Concert for Social Good

Elykssor ClothingTM, a lifestyle clothing company owned and co-founded by local Kyle Poissonnier, today announced its plans to host the fourth annual charity concert to be held on Saturday, June 2 at 8:00 PM at the Asylum in Portland, ME. A portion of the proceeds raised at the concert will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, whose mission is to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease by increasing awareness and funding research.

The acts to perform, all from Maine, include Spose, a 26-year-old producer and emcee from Wells, who has performed with such prestigious acts as Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Weezer, Ke$ha and B.O.B, The Mallett Brothers Band who received many of the top awards at the 2011 Portland Phoenix’s Best Music Awards, The Other Bones, and Joe Gallant.

Baxter Brewing Company, also of Portland, ME, will be offering pint specials in the Baxter Lounge as the event’s chief sponsor, and Elykssor will have limited merchandise for sale on location.

Palette - 5th Annual Silent & Live Auction Fundraiser

Palette - 5th Annual Silent & Live Auction Fundraiser
Join us on Saturday, May 19th at our 5th Annual Silent & Live Auction fundraiser beingheld at the Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, 25 Shaker Road, Gray, ME.  Enjoy a variety of delicious appetizers and our decadent CHOCOLATE fountain. Sample some of The Village Store's best wines and bid on some amazing live & silent auction items. ALL wine tastings, CHOCOLATE & food are FREE with your paid admission! Plus, the first 100 to purchase their VIP ticket get a free VIP gift bag with over $35 worth of fun products!

The VIP reception will also feature a local artist who has been commissioned to create an original piece of art for Fiddlehead!

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.