Portland Mother & Son Fight Blindness Through Inaugural VisionWalk

Inaugural Maine VisionWalk Aims to Raise $50K for Cutting-Edge Blindness Research

The Foundation Fighting Blindness ( will host its inaugural Maine 5K VisionWalk on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Payson Park on Baxter Boulevard in Portland, ME. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk will start at 10 a.m. The event will raise money for research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numerous others. These sight-stealing diseases affect more than 10 million Americans of all races and ethnic groups, young and old.

“It’s devastating to watch a loved one lose vision and independence to a retinal disease,” says VisionWalk Co-Chair Kristine Hedtler, of Portland.

5% Day at Whole Foods Market Today to Benefit Pine Tree Camp

5% Day at Whole Foods Market Today to Benefit Pine Tree Camp

Today at Whole Foods Market in Portland, 5% of the day's net sales will be donated to Pine Tree Camp. For those of you who aren't familar with Pine Tree Camp, it is located on 285 acres of woods, fields and more than a mile of waterfront on North Pond in Maine's Belgrade Lakes region, Pine Tree Camp provides an innovative barrier-free environment offering fully accessible recreation to Maine children and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Established in 1945 as a summer therapy outlet for children with disabilities, they are proud to be Maine’s only American Camping Association-Accredited camp for people with disabilities.

So please remember to get your groceries today or at least those last minute items for your cookout!

Thaddeus Hogarth in CONCERT! June 30th - Tess Collins opens!

Thaddeus Hogarth in CONCERT! June 30th - Tess Collins opens!



Multi-Grammy Winner Keb' Mo' to Play the State Theatre September 28

Multi-Grammy Winner  Keb' Mo' to Play the State Theatre September 28

For Immediate Release –

Multi-Grammy Award winner



609 Congress St.

Portland, ME

September 28 at 7:30pm


Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 10 at 10:00am and will be available in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at


$35.00 & $25.00 – Reserved Seating, all ages.  


Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Keb’ Mo’ returns with his latest album, The Reflection, due August 2, 2011.

7th Annual MS Plane Pull happens June 11th

The 7th Annual Benefit for National MS Society's Plane Pull will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011.  The "MS Plane Pull" benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society opens the popular Aeronautical Expo weekend held annually at Portland International Jetport.

Teams of 25 people position themselves along a tow rope attached to a FedEx 757 aircraft, and attempt to pull over 72 tons of airplane 12 feet. In addition to first, second, and third place there are special competitive classes for military, law enforcement, fire departments, and breweries/brew pubs. 

Special awards for Team Spirit, the Slowest Pull and overall event winner with the fastest pull and most money raised are also presented. Each team must raise a minimum of $1,000 to participate. The MS Plane Pull in 2010 attracted more than 300 participants and raised more than $15,000 for MS education, support, advocacy, and services in Maine, plus national MS research efforts.

Silent Auction and Benefit Dance Club 302 June 24

Silent Auction and Benefit Dance Club 302 June 24

There will be a benefit to be held on 6/24 for BETHANY KING-  Beth is 19 years old and has been diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gerigs Disease) This is an extremely fast moving disease and the treatment costs are tremendous.   Tickets are $10 per person and will be available at the door   There will be a DJ for dancing and a silent aution from 6-9pm  Club 302 has a full service bar & menu available.   Even if you don't know the family all are welcome to come and show support.   No help comes to those who don't ask and this family really needs your help and support...

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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