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11th Annual Portland Boat Show

11th Annual Portland Boat Show

"THE PORTLAND BOAT SHOW" at the Portland Sports Complex on March 6th through March 9th, 2014. The facility is conveniently located at 512 Warren Avenue, just off exit 48 of the Maine Turnpike. This venue will feature plenty of free on-site parking and the largest display area of any of the local boat shows, with exhibits including center console & walkaround fishing boats, bowriders, cuddy cabins, cruisers, pontoon boats, wakeboard boats, and tournament ski boats. 

Thursday 3/6 12pm - 8pm
Friday 3/7 10am - 8pm
Saturday 3/8 10am - 8pm
Sunday 3/9 10am - 5pm

Adults: $8
Children (6-12 years): $3
Under 6 FREE




Portland Buy Local Gift Guide

Portland Buy Local Gift Guide

With Portland’s Merry Madness happening tomorrow, Portland Buy Local has put together a handy gift guide to offer great local suggestions for everyone on your list. If you’d like to talk to someone about the gift guides, please contact Debra Tenenbaum at 286-4271. A version of this gift guide with photos is attached.


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For the Aunt who loves Maine – and has great style

Casco Bay Chart Bags---Hand printed mineral dyed marine canvas with leather trim and solid brass hardware. Rectangular Shoulder Bag $66.50     Briefcase$123.50    Zippered Tote $69.50 Made right here in Portland at Portmanteau at 3 Wharf Street.


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Holiday schedule for trash pick up and recycling

Old Orchard Beach - no pick up on Thanksgiving Day. Pick up will be Friday following Saturday following for Friday pick up. For Christmas and New Year's Wednesday's pick up will be on Thursday and Thursday's pick up on Friday and Friday's pick up will be on Saturday for both Christmas and New Year's.

Lewiston - With the one-day trash pick up delay, Thursday's (Thanksgiving)  trash will be collected on Friday, November 29th, with Friday's trash collected on Saturday, November 30th. All trash must be curbside by 7 a.m. In addition, the Lewiston Solid Waste Facility will be closed on Thursday and Friday, reopening on Saturday, November 30th, at 8 a.m.

Portland - Residents who have collection scheduled on the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday and Friday), will have NO collection that week (11/28/2013 & 11/29/2013).