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Feed Maine Food Drive

Feed Maine Food Drive

NEWS CENTER crews will broadcast live outside the Hannaford Supermarkets today. Kathleen Shannon and Bruse Glasier on Forest Avenue in Portland, Don Carrigan and Caroline Cornish on Cony Street in Augusta, Rob Caldwell and Sharon Rose on Main Street in Sanford and Steve McKay and Melissa Kim on Union Street in Bangor. We'll be collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. If you can't make it to the food drive on Saturday, you can make a cash donation at any Hannaford Supermarket in Maine throughout the month of May.

Keller Williams Realty Annual Red Day "GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE" Campaign

Keller Williams Realty Annual Red Day "GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE" Campaign is focusing on supplying much needed food to our local food bank for all Cumberland and York County pantries to draw from. With some pantries closing, children losing their free lunch programs and the rise of gas and food prices, Keller Williams Agents will be having a food drive to fill a 14 foot Good Shepherd's food truck on Thursday, May 12, 2011 between the hours of 10am and 2pm in the parking lot at 50 Sewall Street, Portland. Please bring your non-perishable donations to Keller Williams Realty on or before May 12th to help fill this truck for your community or call the number below and we will send a Keller Williams Agent to pick up your donation! For further information contact: Cindy Olsen, 650-1627

Pediatric/Orthopaedic/Burn Injury Screening Clinics - Portland

The Kora Shriners are sponsoring a screening clinic at the Children's Dyslexia Center, 1897 Congress Street, Portland, Maine on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am to Noon.  No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for your visit.  For more information, contact John Berrill at 797-5071.

Spring 2011 Walk & Bike to School Events in Your Neighborhood

• Auburn, The Walton School, Walk to School Day, May 5
• Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Wednesdays, starting April 6
• Bridgton, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 17
• Brunswick, Jordan Acres Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Thursdays, starting May 5
• Brunswick, Longfellow Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days, all year
• Bucksport, Miles Lane School, Walk to School Day, May 13
• Calais Elementary School, Walking School Bus, Tuesdays & Thursdays starting April 26
• Camden, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 18
• Cutler, Bay Ridge Elementary School, Daily Walk & Ride to School Days, June 13 – 17
• Dresden Elementary School, Grades 3 -5 School Bike Trek, May 25
• Eagle Lake Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 25
• Falmouth,

Eastern Promenade and trails

Eastern Promenade and trails

It was a beuatiful way to end my Sunday...a nice 5 mile walk around the Eastern Promenade down Commercial Street and back. There are a few trails along the way that are definitley worth checking out if you haven't already. For a list of Portland Trails and maps click here.

2011 Spring and Summer Recreation Guides Available

From summer camp to fitness programs, guide features numerous fun and affordable activities for all ages

PORTLAND, Maine – Portland Recreation has released its Spring and Summer Program Guide, which includes information on programs such as summer camps and activities for children and teens, adult fitness and athletic leagues, and aquatic programs for all ages. These fun and affordable programs are great option for families looking for ways to enjoy the summer without breaking the bank. From Little Shin Kickers Soccer for four and five year olds ($26 for four weeks) to a First Serve Tennis Clinic  for five to seven year olds ($32.50 for five week session) to Camps Play All Day Long or Camp Xperience for kindergarten through 4th graders ($150 per week), Portland Recreation has a program for children of all ages.

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.