Community Spirit

The Fresh Air Fund Southern Maine Committee Welcomes New York City Children

23 New York City children arrive in Kennebunk to spend summer vacations with volunteer host families in North Yarmouth, Gorham, Acton, Yarmouth, York, Gray, Falmouth, Biddeford, Kittery Point, Portland, Needham, Ocean Park, South Berwick, South Portland, Springvale, and Eliot

DATE: 8/8/2011

ARRIVAL TIME: 3:00 PM

PLACE: Kennebunk High School

89 Fletcher Street

Kennebunk, ME 04043

The Southern Maine Committee will be greeting 23 New York City children as they arrive in Kennebunk on 8/8/2011. The youngsters are six to 18 years old and will be visiting for two weeks or more. Some are leaving home and New York City for the first time, while others are returning to visit the same host families for consecutive summers.

THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million children since 1877.

"HATS OFF FOR HOPE" - SARSM EVENT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - AUG 4th @ LANDING @PPT

"HATS OFF FOR HOPE" - SARSM EVENT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - AUG 4th @ LANDING @PPT

"Dear women of southern Maine, 

If you are like me, the headlines in the news can really create a sense of helplessness and frustration - sometimes we just don't know how to respond or what to do or how to help.

Here is a cause you can support to help the agencies that combat domestic violence.  Just show up if you can and be "heard"!

POP SENSATION IN A RARE MAINE APPEARANCE and A GREAT CAUSE! VONDA SHEPARD and SARSM at LANDING AT PP

POP SENSATION IN A RARE MAINE APPEARANCE and A GREAT CAUSE! VONDA SHEPARD and SARSM at LANDING AT PP

VONDA SHEPARD - THIS THURSDAY at THE LANDING AT PINE POINT, SCARBOROUGH!

Join Us
for a very special event benefiting
Family Crisis Services & Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine!
Hats Off For Hope
A fundraiser to benefit education and support services for
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Thursday, August 4th
The Landing at Pine Point
5:00PM till 8:00PM Searose Garden 

353 Pine Point Road
Scarborough, Maine 04074

Wear your best hat and enjoy the company of fabulous people, music, food and drink at the beautiful Landing at Pine Point.

The evening will also include, give aways, local vendors, silent auction items and a fashion show presenting the various stages of domestic violence and more!

Protecting the Upper Saco River

Protecting the Upper Saco River

 

This season we are seeing progress in our efforts on the Saco River.  Our visitors are learning the rules of the river, some of them the hard way.  Overall everyone has been great and minimal issues so far.  The Saco River Recreational Council has been busy getting the staff in place and trained.  Our 12 river runners (mostly college students) go on the river Monday through Thursday to clean the river and say it hasn’t been too bad, definitely not as bad as past years.   The river runners also direct traffic and work parking areas on the weekends.  Our river runners, Nature Conservancy interns and staff are being trained to teach Leave No Trace and rules of the river. Staff are also trained and being certified aquatic courtesy boat inspectors as part of our new aquatic invasives program with the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, DEP and Lakes Environmental Association.

Maine Breweries: Find Your Favorite Maine Brewery Using Social Media

Maine Breweries: Find Your Favorite Maine Brewery Using Social Media

I thought it would be fun to do some online exploring to see what Maine breweries are using social media & what they are doing with it. Mainers are always looking for something different & fun to do and often, we forget that we have a plethora of options right at our fingertips, year round! One great thing about beer is that it can be enjoyed all year, every season, but may be enjoyed a little bit more during those hot summer months. So get ready to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ your favorite Maine breweries & keep your eye out in your favorite store for a one of a kind, Maine beer. There are many options, so get chugging!  Also! Some of the breweries offer tours, but you have to act quick because ’tis the beer season!

Join us for FREE coffee and snacks, fellowship and great music...

Join us for FREE coffee and snacks, fellowship and great music...
AGAPE HOUSE

Sunday, Jul 24, 2011, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Over the past couple of years, it seems as if gelato and frozen custard shops are have been opening up here and there and I have found myself asking “What is the difference between the three? They are all pretty much ice cream right?” Well not quite… There are big differences between them all and I thought I would dig in [no pun intended ] and try to distinguish what is what while you try to make the best choices for yourself this summer…

[Read more of Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?] on Stiffler's Social Scoop!