Planet Dog is barking about the winner of their Cover Dog Challenge that took place at Woofminster, the Fifth Annual Planet Dog Foundation (PDF) Amateur Dog Show Fundraiser, held recently at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough, Maine.  The popular annual event which was sponsored by L.L.Bean, Color Me Mine, Dances with Dogs and Macomber, Inc., raised over $5,000 to support Guiding Eyes for the Blind's Maine puppy-raising team.  
About 250 dog-loving attendees, vendors and volunteers participated in the event, with over 100 dogs watching or competing in fun and silly contests including; Best Mystery Mutt, Best Trick, Happiest Dog and Best Beggar.  "It was wonderful to see the dog community come together for a fun event to help raise money to support the Maine puppy-raisers of Guiding Eyes for the Blind," says Kristen Smith, the Executive Director of PDF.  "In addition to giving their time and love to the puppies, the volunteer raisers are also responsibl

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Moustache man follow up

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A chiropractor from Portland who's trying to raise money for cancer research with his mustache is a finalist in a nationwide contest!

 Dr. Lou Jacobs has made it to the finals of the American Mustache Institute's Mustached American of the Year competition.

The contest involves leaders in their communities, who have some amazing facial hair!

Dr. Lou has a website set up called where you can say whether he should keep the stache or shave it off.

Japanese Performing Arts with Taiko Maine Drummers and Katy Rydell

October 30, 2010
7:30 pm
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
at Lucid Stage
29 Baxter Blvd, Portland, Me. 04101
For tix, call 899-3993 or

Taiko drums.  They've been called Rolling Thunder and the Heartbeat of Japan.  They're big.  They're loud.  When Taiko Maine Drummers pick up their bachi and begin to play, the room fills with intense energy, complex rhythms, and visually dramatic dance-like movement.

Many Portland municipal buildings getting upgrades to make them greener

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Portland City Council unanimously approved issuing over $11 million in bonds to make energy efficient upgrades to over forty city buildings and schools.

The city, like many Mainers, had a company inspect many municipal buildings and perform an energy audit to see where they could make improvements that will not only save energy, but money as well.

"This is going to be a 10% reduction in energy costs and a 30% reduction in its carbon emissions," said the city's sustainability coordinator Ian Houseal.  "It's budget neutral. The debt that is taken out to pay for this project is offset by the savings that the city is going to get every year.  So the $11 million that the city has taken out, the payment that the city is going to have to make to fund this project is going to be equal to what is saved."

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Friday Night Comedy

Tired of "old fashion" comedy clubs and being herded in and out like cattle, forced to sit with strangers? Enjoy The Gold Room Comedy experience at a private table, tablecloth and candles to share the laughs with family and friends!

Every Friday Night - 3 Comedians - 8:30-10:30  - (Only $12)
Click "Comedy Club - Friday Night" at Left for Comedy Schedule

Friday October 22
Dave Rattigan

Check out these specials at the Dogfish Bar and Grill!

Check out these specials at the Dogfish Bar and Grill!

Every Monday
$2.50 drafts from 4pm to close.
50% of starter items 4-7 pm.
Every Tuesday
$2.50 drafts from 4pm to close.
Live acoustic blues and roots jam!

Every Wednesday
Sign up for open mic night at 6:30pm!
$2.50 Smuttynose drafts all night!

Did you know we have live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday?  This week we have JT Lockwood on Thursday night, Travis James Humphrey rocking it out for Happy Hour on Friday and The Del Rossi Possy taking over to end the evening and on Saturday, Papadella will be here! There is never a cover charge and always a great time to be had by all.

Catherine McAuley High School Open House for Prospective Students

Catherine McAuley High School, Maine’s only Catholic college-preparatory school for young women, will be hosting its annual Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2pm. Young women of all faiths are invited to our campus at 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, for a program that will feature student and alum speakers. After the formal presentation, information on financial aid and scholarships will be available, guided tours will be offered and students will have the opportunity to meet faculty members, coaches, student athletes, and enjoy refreshments.  For more information, or to register, please visit