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For All My Frequent Flyers

For All My Frequent Flyers

I work at the Shipyard Brewpub and the Linda Bean’s Lobster Café at the Portland International Jetport. There is something very bizarre about working in an airport, especially the restaurant industry. Some of what I am about to share with you, I could not make up.

Portland International Jetport is also known as “PWM” or “Portland Westbrook Municipal”. For a long time I was asked why it wasn’t called “PIJ” (Portland International Jetport) and I was always ashamed to say I never knew. The reason for it is because dating back pilots used a series of lights to navigate arrival and the last set of lights at PWM was located in Westbrook. Now, the City of Portland owns the airport, although the governing body of the airport used to be located in both Portland and Westbrook.  

Portland Arts and Technology High School Fashion Show

Portland Arts and Technology High School Fashion Show

The fashion marketing program at Portland Arts and Technology High
School (PATHS) presents “Collection 2012,” a fashion show featuring
original student garments, on March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Portland
Public Library’s Rines Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 at the door. 

The event will include a silent auction and refreshments.  Erin Ovalle,
WMTW morning anchor, will be the commentator.  A portion of ticket
proceeds will benefit Scarborough-based Partners for World Health.
PHOTO: Haylee Potter, a student in the PATHS fashion marketing
program, drapes hand-painted silk that will be featured in the upcoming
fashion show.

Do you want to sing? Capture your 4 seconds of fame!

Do you want to sing?   Capture your 4 seconds of fame!

 Come to Renys in Topsham this Saturday, February 25th, at 9am Feb 25th

Or to Renys in Saco at 1pm…the same Saturday, February 25th...

 This might be the break you’ve waited for… on statewide TV!

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March


CHANS Home Health Care Hospice and Volunteers Program is offering classes for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer. The Volunteer Training Program will run for 10 consecutive weeks from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning on March 1st in the conference room at the Hospice and Volunteer’s Building at 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. A completed application and pre-training interview is required before being admitted to the training program.

This free training prepares individuals to deal compassionately and sensitively with end-of-life issues in a volunteer capacity.

Buy Local Wednesday - Featured Business "Bello In Home Salon"

Buy Local Wednesday - Featured Business "Bello In Home Salon"


Bello In Home Salon

“Where Beauty Comes To You”

The Gelato Fiasco Opens Portland Store

The Gelato Fiasco’s sparkling new store is now open at 425 Fore Street in Portland.

The Gelato Fiasco Portland features a rotating selection of thirty flavors of gelato and sorbetto made fresh daily from a master recipe collection of more than 1,000 flavors. The store also offers slow-poured coffee, a full espresso bar, and a variety of fancy desserts, such as Salted Caramel Sundaes and Cookie Panini gelato sandwiches.

“We are very happy to have moved to the big city and to be part of the dessert renaissance in the Old Port,” co-founder Joshua Davis, 29, said. “It is our hope that The Gelato Fiasco Portland will be a place for the community to gather in a comfortable, cozy setting and explore the artistry of our gelato and espresso drinks.”

The store is the young company’s second company-owned location.