Award Winning Author Visiting Thornton Academy on Monday, Dec. 13

SACO—On Monday, Dec. 13, thanks to a donation from Prime Motor Group President Ira Rosenberg, award-winning fantasy author Julie Hahnke will spend the day working with students at Thornton Academy.
Schedule of events
Hahnke will teach writing workshops to sixth-grade classes at Thornton Academy Middle School (TAMS) in the morning. Afterward, a luncheon will be held and students can share special projects they’ve developed based on Hahnke’s story, and finally the author will talk to TA middle and high school students in the auditorium.  The sixth grade classes at TAMS have just finished reading Hahnke’s latest book, The Grey Ghost, a blend of fantasy and historic fiction set in medieval Scotland.

Cory Hutchinson Named General Manager

Cory Hutchinson has been named General Manager of Funtown Splashtown USA. Kenneth D. Cormier, President and CEO, Funtown Splashtown USA made this announcement on November 1, 2010. Hutchinson previously held the position of General Manager of Splashtown USA Water Park for the company.

In this expanded role, Hutchinson will now oversee the day-to-day operations of both parks, and will continue to oversee future development of the water park property.

"As both Funtown USA and Splashtown USA continue to grow, Cory has stepped up and really demonstrated that he is ready for this new challenge," said Cormier. "Over the years, his commitment to safety at the park and the industry has been exemplary. I am confident that in this new role, he will bring even greater contributions to the organization as a whole. I look forward to working more closely with him as the park continues to grow."

Two water park assistant managers were promoted at the same time.

Town Council and Planning Board Workshop on Shoreland Zoning

The Town Council and Planning Board will be meeting together in a Workshop scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Town Hall Chamber at 7:00 p.m.

This is the normal Planning Board scheduled Workshop, the Planning Board requested the presence of the Town Council to discuss the important issue of Shoreland Zoning.  There will be an introductory presentation followed by indepth discussions. 

Hardy-Bickmore-Gee Rule the Roost at Scarborough Downs

Hardy-Bickmore-Gee Rule the Roost at Scarborough Downs
By Michael Sweeney for Scarborough Downs

Scarborough, Maine (Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010) - James Hardy, leading driver at Plainridge Racecourse, came to Scarborough Downs on Saturday and walked away with five wins from the day's 11-race program. All Hardy's wins came while driving horses for trainer Randy Bickmore, who trumped Hardy’s five-win performance by sending six winners to the post.  From those six winners, five belonged to prominent Maine owner, Kevin Gee of Falmouth.

"It was just a great day today, just a great day," said Gee. "A great day for Randy and a great day for Jimmy. I called Jimmy this week and asked him to come down, he said 'sure,' and we’re all glad he did."

The Bickmore bundle included Formula One A (Steve Nason), along with Showtime Sam, Rusty's Rascal, JC Lou Benjamin, I'm A Lucky Man, and Hot Don Ho Bluegrass, all of which were driven by Hardy.

G.M. Pollack & Sons Jewelers...where couples get engaged...and...married, too!

G.M. Pollack & Sons Jewelers...where couples get engaged...and...married, too!

After purchasing their wedding rings at one of our jewelry stores at the 5 Points Shopping Center in Biddeford, ME, Tammy Cummings and Ray Hebert were so touched by the personal interest and thoughtfulness of the Manager, Amanda Gendreau, and Sales Associates, Dorie Pelletier and Briana Fecteau, they asked if they could get married in the store!  This is a first for us, and we've been in business for 55 years!  The staff even bought dresses for the event and will be standing up for the couple!  The date of event is Sunday, 11.7.10, Sunday @ 11am.  We even have one of our employees from the Maine Mall, Jim Ames, a Justice of the Peace, performing the ceremony.


Arundel Ice Cream Shop has moved

Arundel Ice Cream Shop has moved next door into the Seafood Center for the winter season.

New location: Next door at 1181 Portland Rd, Rte. 1, Arundel, inside the Seafood Center.

New hours: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 11am - 8pm. 

New payment options: Visa, MasterCard and Discovery cards are now accepted.

New product: Ice cream pies, by the slice and the 9-inch tin. Seafood Center manager John's idea. He suggested we pour popular flavors like Carmel Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie into a graham-cracker pie crust, freeze it and sell it sliced.