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Come to the Museum and correctly identify that month’s object. One winner will be drawn each month from the correct entries In June, July And August.

The Museum is located at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth, down the road from the Falmouth police Department. It is open Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM except for holiday weekends.

On June 11th, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum for the 2011 season with free refreshments and tours. The opening program is focused on reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources and includes a fun filled and learning experience day for children, parents and grandparents of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale.

HELP NEEDED for Falmouth Heritage Museum Cleanup Sun May 22 - FREE FOOD

HELP NEEDED for Falmouth Heritage Museum Cleanup Sun May 22 - FREE FOOD

The members of the Falmouth Historical Society will be sprucing up the Heritage Museum in anticipation of our Grand Opening on June 11 for the 2011 season. We welcome anyone who can help us make the museum and it's grounds 'pristine'!  Besides free food, you'll be in the company of a great bunch of working board members who enjoy fun as they focus on providing the Falmouth Community with a valuable resource!

Join us this sunday, May 22, at 10 am until..... From outdoor cleanup to windows, painting and indoor brooming, all help would be appreciated. To 'sign up', come in your working clothes to 60 Woods Road, Falmouth or for more information, call the Fistals at 781-2527.

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.



Maine Historical Society & Friends of the Eastern Promenade host birthday party for James Phinney

Wednesday, March 23, 5-7pm

An 180th Birthday Party for James Phinney Baxter

Join us to celebrate one of Portland’s most important civic fathers. A businessman, historian, and philanthropist, James Phinney Baxter (1831-1921) served as mayor of Portland for six years. Among many other accomplishments, Baxter led efforts to create what is now Baxter Boulevard, to secure the land between the Eastern Promenade and harbor as public space, and to build the original Baxter Library. The father of Maine Governor Percival Baxter, James Phinney Baxter was also the president of MHS during a period of unprecedented growth (1889-1921) that included MHS’s move to Portland, the Longfellow family’s gift of the Longfellow House, and the planning and construction of the MHS library. This event will include a reception and birthday cake, and State Historian Earle Shettleworth, Jr. will present a brief introduction to Baxter’s life, career, and contributions to Maine.

Portland Kicks Off Composting Program in Time for Spring Gardening

Public Services asks residents to consider composting to save money and help the environment
PORTLAND, Maine – This month, the City of Portland Public Services Department kicked-off its third annual composting promotion by offering compost bins, wing diggers, kitchen waste pails and rain barrels at discounted prices for purchase. Last year more than 500 compost bins, wing diggers, kitchen pails and rain barrels were sold through the program. In line with Portland's sustainability goals, the city endorses compost as an environmentally responsible alternative to fertilizing lawns and gardens and an efficient way to manage organic waste. Twenty-five percent of the average household's waste consists of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, which can easily be composted.

Maine Real Estate & Deveelopment Association Hosts Annual Winter Networking SocialL Event

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to host its 2011 Winter Networking Social on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant, 72 Commercial Street, Portland, ME

Sponsored by: Bernstein Shur, AlliedCook Construction, and Gorham Savings Bank

Beat the Winter Doldrums and Join Us for Hors d'oeuvres, Spirits, and Great Conversation with Colleagues, Friends, and other Industry Professionals at our 2011 Winter Social.

To register, or for more information, visit www.mereda.org.

Please RSVP on or before March 17, 2011.

Ticket Prices: Members: $40 ea | Non-Members: $55 ea Prices increase by $10 after March 17th

Sign Up Early for this "Must-Attend" Event!

Founded in 1985, MEREDA is an organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers, whose mission is to promote an environment for

Town & Country to Plant Breast Cancer Awareness Garden in Portland's Back Cove

To build awareness for breast cancer and to encourage people to believe that someday there will be a cure, Town & Country Federal Credit Union is working with the City of Portland, Back Cove Neighborhood Association and the Maine Cancer Foundation to add some color to one of the city’s busiest streets. 
On Monday, November 8th at 1:00 pm, Town & Country employees will come together with Maine Cancer Foundation volunteers, Back Cove Neighborhood Association friends, and members of the Portland Parks Department staff to plant more than 600 pink tulip bulbs at the Baxter Sundial Garden located at the corner of Baxter Boulevard and Vannah Street. 
The Baxter Sundial Garden will be the latest Maine Cancer Foundation’s Pink Tulip Project flower bed planted in the Portland area.  More than 125,000 tulip bulbs have been planted in more than 400 awareness gardens since the program began in 2006.  This year alone, over 30,000 pink tulip bulbs have been plan