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Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

$25,000 in grants will be distributed to local charitable and community organizations.

December 28, 2010 – South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union is announcing the launch of the Better Neighbor Fund, a new charitable giving campaign designed to support good works in the communities of Cumberland and York Counties. 
During the months of November and December, local charitable, non-profit and community organizations have submitted their ideas and projects via an online grant application.   In January, supporters will vote online for their favorite organization, cause or project. 
A total of $25,000 will be awarded through eight grants to the organization, cause or idea that receives the most votes.  There are three $5,000 grants and five $2,000 grants being awarded.  Visitors can vote for their favorite cause or idea by visiting the Town & Country Facebook page

Free vitamin program - Kennebunk through December 31st

Free vitamin program - Kennebunk Good for All Pharmacy is sponsoring a free vitamin program for children under 18 years of age and prenatal women. There is also a program where seniors can recieve either vitamin or calcium with Vitamin D at no charge.
Call for details of the program.

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

ecomaine has broken its own recycling record every month for the past 12 months. From December 2009 through November 2010, its recycling facility has averaged 5,404,660 pounds per month and the organization expects that average to continue increasing well into 2011. Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Bobinsky, who is Portland’s Director of Public Services, said, “Our educational outreach about the importance of recycling – both environmentally and fiscally – has been a major factor in convincing more people to make recycling a part of their daily routine.”

The fiscal impact, according to Bobinsky, from increased recycling for municipalities, universities, and businesses is significant because the cost of trash disposal is far greater than the cost of recycling.

The Landmark Restaurant - Holiday Gift Certificate Special Offer

Our gift certificate special to you
Spend $100 on gift certificate and get $120 worth
 
Gift certificates make great presents!
Call to pick up or have them mailed.
 
Offer good through 12/31/2010
 
Thanks for a great year and wishing you all good things
This holiday season 
 
28 EAST GRAND AVE> OLD ORCHARD BEACH  934-0156

THE WHALER HOLIDAY PARTY

20 STAPLES STREET
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, MAINE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
FROM 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.
ALL DONATIONS GOING TO THE
OOB FOOD BANK
AND
THE SALVATION ARMY
 
LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC WITH QUIET RIOT ACT
MYSTERY BARTENDER
POTLUCK BUFFET – BRING YOUR FAVORITE DISH
IF YOU LIKE
$10 YANKEE SWAP (BRING A GIFT IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPAT BUT NO ALCOHOL)
AGES 21 AND OVER
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION – 934-9853

Two Maine Communities Receive $50,000 Creative Community Development Grants

The Maine Arts Commission announced today that two communities in Maine will receive grants of $50,000 in order to effect community revitalization in their region.
The grants, designed to support dialogue and partnership between municipalities, business and the cultural sector regarding economic development, are the first to be awarded through the Maine Arts Commission’s new Creative Communities = Economic Development Grant (CCED). The grants have been delivered to consortiums of arts organizations in Biddeford and Eastport.
The City Theater, Engine, Heart of Biddeford, and University of New England will use the CCED funding for the promotion of economic development centered on the arts in downtown Biddeford.

First Night - December 31, 2010 and January 1, 2011

OOB 365 is planning its First Night 2011 event and has participated with the Brunswick’s New Year’s Day Lobster Dip (benefit for the Special Olympics) to bring an exciting weekend of events to spark the beginning of the New Year.
 
Starting Friday afternoon, the Brunswick will host a Silent Auction where the bidding will end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday New Year’s Day.  All proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics and you should see the items that are up for bid.  Hints of what you will find will be on the website and facebook.
 
Friday at 4:30 p.m.