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GRITTY MCDUFF’S SPONSORING 2011 BICYCLE COALITION OF MAINE’S ANNUAL WOMEN’S RIDE ON JUNE 5

GRITTY MCDUFF’S SPONSORING 2011 BICYCLE COALITION OF MAINE’S ANNUAL WOMEN’S RIDE ON JUNE 5

Portland, Maine – Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Company announced today that it will be a sponsor to the 2011 Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s 10th annual Women’s ride on June 5.  The ride will begin at L.L.

Portland Maine Farmers' Market in Deering Oaks

Portland Maine Farmers' Market in Deering Oaks

I've lived in Portland all my life and cannot believe this was my first visit...ever! I will be back. The market is outdoor market is April through November Saturdays at Deering Oaks Park in Portland from 7:00am-12:00pm, or on Wednesdays in Monument Square in Portland from 7:00am to 2:00pm.

http://portlandmainefarmersmarket.org/

 

Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program

 Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program

An all star lineup of Sea Dogs players are growing Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.  Dr. Lou Jacobs, a Portland Chiropractor, gained national recognition as the founder of Mystache Fights Cancer, a cancer fighting fund raising event for local organizations. He is also the director of the New England Bureau of the American Mustache Institute.  Dr. Jacobs says "The mustache revival in the state of Maine has never been stronger and there’s never been a better time to use your ‘stache for a good cause."   The doctor will be throwing the first pitch at the Sea Dogs game and showing his support for the players at 1pm on Sunday May 29, 2011 against rivals the Trenton Thunder (Yankees).

Sea Dog players are taking pledges and a $15.00 donation gets you a free ticket and a family donation of $50.00 gets you five tickets and a picture with your favorite player.

OA Centers for Orthopaedics in Portland complete real-time surgery disaster simulation

OA Centers for Orthopaedics in Portland complete real-time surgery disaster simulation

OA Centers for Orthopedics completed a successful real-time surgery disaster simulation and patient evacuation Saturday morning working at their outpatient surgery center at Sewall Street in Portland.  The emergency drill was conducted in collaboration with local public safety officials including the Portland Fire Department and the Regional Emergency Management Information System.  Anesthesiologists from Spectrum Medical Group joined OA's surgery center staff to conduct what was the first simulation of its kind in Maine and perhaps the country.  According to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, OA is the first and only outpatient surgery center in the country to conduct this type of real-time simulation.

 A total of 15 patients were evacuated during the drill, which lasted approximately 25 minutes.  A simulated mechanical disaster occurred and emergency alarms sounded.

4th Annual Maine Walk for Epilepsy

4th Annual Maine Walk for Epilepsy

Join us on May 15 in Saco at 36 Tasker St., Young Elementary School for a 2 mile walk to help support the Epilepsy Foundation.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the walk begins at 10:00 AM.  All proceeds raised from the walk will go into supporting the more  than 144,000 people living with epilepsy and seizure disorders in the four state area. Our mission is to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and to work toward prevention, control and a cure for epilepsy through advocacy, education, research and support services. 

Registration-8:30 AM

Walk 10:00 AM

Young Elementary School, 36 Tasker St. Saco, Me.

Enjoy food and entertainment after the walk.  Pets on leashes are welcomed.

Local Sprouts Cafe is Open!

Local Sprouts Cafe is Open!

Learn more about the Local Sprouts Cafe & Cooperative http://www.localsproutscooperative.com/cafe 

  • Creative Local and Organic Food
  • Community and Family Environment
  • Learning Programs and Community Events
  • Art and Performances
  • Local Sprouts Cafe and the Bomb Diggity Bakery

Current Menu
649 Congress St. Portland, Maine
207-899-3529 

Red Cross in Maine to hold Armed Forces Walks

Portland, Maine, May 6, 2011 – Maine’s First Lady and Adjutant General have partnered
with the American Red Cross to sponsor two Armed Forces Walks which are scheduled for
June 5, 2011.
The Red Cross movement began on the battlefield in 1881. Today, the work continues, as
volunteers and paid staff of the Red Cross forms a vast and unique network of services that
provides assistance 24 hours a day to aid both our troops abroad as well as their loved ones
here in Maine. The Red Cross efficiently provides time-sensitive communications and serves
as the link between the medical community at home and military members at home and
abroad. The Red Cross also uses this network to coordinate with military aid societies and
provide a local contact for financial assistance to active duty members, retirees, and their
families.