9-11 Patch Project comes to Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A retired fire captain from California spent Thursday morning in Portland's Monument Square Thursday, raising money for the firefighters and families of firefighters touched by 9-11.

Craig Freemen has been driving this bus around the country in support of the 9-11 Patch Project, an organization started by a friend of his that sells patches, pins and other patriotic memorabilia to raise money for three 9-11 charities.  The charities are the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, the UFOA Scholarship Fund,  and the FealGood Foundation.

The music of Sara Bareilles


Sara Bareilles performed in front of a sold out crowd at The State Theater in Portland on Friday, April 1st.  She also stopped by WCLZ 98.9 and Coast 93.1 to perform a few songs.

Bareilles' latest album is "Kaleidoscope Heart."  She has also contributed an unreleased track alongside 13 other artists to Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief.  The downloadable album cost $10 and 100% of the proceeds go to help children and families affected in Japan.

For more information on Sara Bareilles click here:  SARA BAREILLES

For more information on WCLZ click here:  WCLZ 98.9

Portland plans 9/11 memorial march

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The city of Portland is inviting the public to join a memorial march, honoring the first responders killed on 9/11.
Participants can line up for the march in Congress Square at 8 am. The march itself begins at 8:46, the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Each person participating in the march will walk with a memorial card representing one of the 403 public safety workers who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center.
And at 9:30, the march will end at the 9/11 memorial on the Eastern Prom, where there will be a wreath laying.
Anyone is welcome, but those who want to march are asked to wear a white T-shirt as a symbol of solidarity. The fire department also would love to hear from anyone who wants to participate via email:

Greater Portland Public Development Commission Grants $375,000 to Regional Economic Development Grou

The Greater Portland Public Development Commission is pleased to announce a multi-year grant of $375,000 to a regional organization that focuses exclusively on job creation and retention and attracting and keeping business in the Greater Portland area.

The Greater Portland Economic Development Corporation (GPEDC) is a regional public /private partnership whose mission is to further economic development opportunities in the Greater Portland region. The GPEDC serves the communities of Portland , South Portland , Scarborough, Westbrook, Falmouth and Cape Elizabeth and is actively working on a plan to attract and retain businesses in the region through marketing, workforce development, and links with institutions of higher learning.

Author Gerry Boyle


Crime writer Gerry Boyle's latest book "Port City Black and White" will be released September 1st. Gerry will host a book launch event at Longfellow Books on September 8th at 7pm.

For more information on Gerry: GERRY BOYLE

Music from This Way


The band This Way has a show coming up at Port City Music Hall on October 7th. 

For more information on the band: THIS WAY

For more information on Port City: PORT CITY MUSIC HALL 


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