Anthem Sponsors Healthy Kids Day

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has once again teamed up with 17 YMCAs throughout Maine to encourage a healthier lifestyle among Maine families by serving as the lead sponsor of Healthy Kids Day in Maine.  Each spring, Healthy Kids Day draws thousands of children to YMCAs throughout Maine , where activities are held to encourage children and their families to discover fun ways to stay fit and healthy.

Island Hopping Tour

Island Hopping Tour

July 8, 2011 to July 10, 2011
This tour, arranged by Summer Feet Cycling of Portland, features visits to five Maine lighthouses; explorations of Peaks Island, Chebeague Island, Cousin's Island, Falmouth and other coastal locales; opportunities to savor gourmet Maine cuisine and accommodations at The Danforth in Portland's historic West End. Hybrid and road bike rentals are available. Information:

Local Band You've Got To See: Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere- TONIGHT

Local Band You've Got To See: Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere- TONIGHT

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere: the way live music should be.

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere are an acoustic/americana/soul group that will serenade you with the harmonies of "White Blank Page," by Mumford and Sons, and their own version of Snoop Dogg's, "Gin and Juice." However, it is their original songs that will have you hooked. Friends since they were 5 years-old, and playing together for almost a decade, Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere write artful music and inspiring lyrics. "Let me be your hunger pains, coursing through you pretty veins," is just a taste of my favorite song "Great White North."  You'll also hear "Soul of a Lion," and "Grandpa's Chair," tonight.

The intimate setting of Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free st., Portland, hosts Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere, every third Thursday of the month.

Urban Epic Challenge - Saturday, July 9 - Portland

Portland, Maine- On Saturday, July 9 the Portland Waterfront will be turned into a giant obstacle course giving participants the opportunity to run, crawl, slide, shuffle, hop and scramble to the finish line.  The event is an opportunity for athletes to test their agility, speed and endurance along the Portland waterfront, while helping to support a worthwhile organization at the same time.

Organizer of the event, Will Thomas of Tri-Maine, says The Urban Epic Challenge presented by Oxford Networks offers a course that rivals any existing race in terms of variety of terrain, unique elements, and stunning views.

Opera at the Victoria Mansion

July 7, 2011
PORTopera and Victoria Mansion present Opera at the Mansion. The Opera will feature soloists Claire Coolen, soprano, and Robert E. Mellon, baritone, from PORTopera’s Young Artists program, and includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Location: Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street. Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Cost: $50. Information and tickets: 207- 772-4841.

June Maine Tweetup to Be At the Porthole on 6/23

June Maine Tweetup to Be At the Porthole on 6/23

Are you on Twitter? Have you ever wanted to meet other Maine-based people who use this popular social networking tool IN REAL LIFE!

Then come on down to the Porthole this Thursday night (6/23/2011) for the June Tweetup and put faces to avatars and names to handles. It's a great way to meet, greet and network with other locals.

The event starts at 6pm and goes until 9pm. You don't need to register, but you can on our Facebook page and check out who else has RSVP'd already.

The Porthole is located at 20 Custom House Wharf in Portland, ME. See you there!


Greek Festival

Greek Festival

DATE: Thursday, June 23 - Saturday, June 25, 2011

TIME:  11 AM - 10 PM

PLACE: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Grounds, Portland , Maine

Yassou!  Join us in a celebration of Greek culture at the Annual Greek Food Festival on Thursday, June 23 thru Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, Maine (located on the corner of Pleasant and Park Street).

This spectacular three-day Greek Festival is a wonderful family event that each year draws more than 10,000 visitors from around the greater Portland area.