Community Spirit

15th Annual Halloween Bash

Sid Tripp's 15th Annual Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 30, 2010, between 8pm to 1am
Mariner’s Church Banquet Facility
386 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101
$20 cover (check, cash or cards accepted)
Costume Required • Cash Bar • Live Band: Under The Covers

Fasten your seat belts, uber party planner Sid Tripp of Proactive Resources Design & DownEast Pride Alliance fame, is at it again this Halloween. On Saturday, October 30th, 2010, Tripp will be throwing his 15th annual Halloween Bash at Mariner's Church, featuring the bloodcurdling sounds of uber cover band Under The Covers.
Tripp is expecting 450-500 people at this year's Halloween gala event.

Food Drive for Gorham Food Pantry

On election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Agents from the Gorham Office of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate – The Masiello Group will be manning stations outside of both Gorham Polling sites at the Gorham Middle School on Weeks Road and the Gorham Municipal Center on South Street to collect donations for the Gorham Food Pantry.
First – Please VOTE  -  Second – Please drop by after voting and leave your donation. See the list below for the most needed items. That is all you need to do.

Friends of Eastern Promenade sponsors bird walk, bulb planting

Fall Bulb Planting: 10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 23. Meet at Cousins Memorial, Cutter Street & Eastern Promenade. Bring your gloves and gardening tools, roll up your sleeves and help plant bulbs for the Pink Tulip Project. Sponsored by Friends of the Eastern Promenade. Your donation directly supports the Maine Cancer Foundations Research.  Go to "Friends of the Eastern Promenade".  Information:,
Guided Bird Walk: 8-11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Meet at Fort Allen Park bandstand. Join Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply and learn about the many species of birds that make their home on the Eastern Prom. Sponsored by Friends of the Eastern Promenade. Donations welcome. Information:,

Kotzschmar Halloween Silent Film

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
Halloween Silent Film "Speedy"
Friday, October 29 7:30
Merrill Auditorium
Portland, ME

October 2010, Portland, Maine: 
Tickets are now on sale for our annual Halloween Silent Film. This year we will feature "Speedy" with live accompaniment on the mighty Kotzschmar Organ by renowned theater organist Tom Trenney. Don't miss this 1928 comedy starring Harold Lloyd. Great Halloween fun for the whole family!

And speaking of fun, come in costume and join the ghosts and ghouls of the Kotzschmar Organ who appear only once a year. You'll know who they are -- they'll be carrying old organ pipes! Door prizes, Halloween treats and some surprises, too.

Seventh Annual Open House for the Fire Museum Saturday

What: The City of Portland’s Fire Department, IAFF Local 740 and the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association will host the seventh (CORRECTED) annual Open House at the Fire Prevention Open House at the Fire Museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to view historic films including footage from 1912 of Portland fire stream engines, check out a display of a steam engine on loan from the Manchester Fire Department, get up close to Big Red – the Big Foot Ladder Truck, and explore fire apparatus and new training equipment, the Driving Emergency Simulator and Mobile Sprinkler Alarm Trainer, outside the museum along Spring Street .  At 11:30 AM, people can enjoy a performance by the Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band.
The open house is a family-friendly event.  Children and parents will have the opportunity to tour the museum and learn tips on how to make their homes safer.

Bob Harmon to Receive Distinguished Citizen Award

Boy Scouts of America to Host Dinner Honoring Distinguished Citizen

Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America President Peter Ventre and the Distinguished Citizen Award Committee are pleased to announce the recipient of the 33rd Annual Distinguished Citizen Award, Robert Harmon, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank.  The Distinguished Citizen Award honors Harmon as an outstanding individual for his support to the youth of Maine and the community.

Harmon has worked in financial services for over 30 years and joined Norway Savings Bank in 2000. He serves on the boards of Bridgton Academy, Norway Savings Bank and Western Maine Health.

Pine Tree Council Executive, Anthony Rogers stated that, “Bob was selected to be recognized as our 2010 Distinguished Citizen because he exemplifies the Scout Oath and Law in his everyday life.  The annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner is one of our most prestigious events of the year.

The St. Luke Players Present Third Musical

The St. Luke Players and Friends present "Go Out Singing", a musical by Broadway writers Hank Beebe and Bill Heyer under the artistic direction of Nancy Beebe with choreography by Linda Ford. "Go Out Singing" is a musical about the leaders of the early church and how they defied the Roman Empire with the power of love.

It is based primarily on the Acts of the Apostles, which describes the struggles of those early Christians who spread the word even as they experienced the turmoil of their own doubts and the persecution from the Romans. Although the subject is serious, the music and dance numbers assure a very entertaining evening.

This is the 30th anniversary of the Maine premiere of "Go Out Singing" which took place here at St. Luke's Cathedral in Portland. It is also the third musical in the Beebe trilogy about the beginnings of Christianity. "Foster Father" and "A Remarkable Mary" are the first two musicals in the trilogy. They were performed recently by the St.