Families

Old Orchard Beach - Fireworks

Old Orchard Beach - Fireworks

Old Orchard Beach - Fireworks displays are held every Thursday from June 23, 2011 through Labor Day. Also on July 4th of course. Other 2011 events include a family sand sculpture contest on July 3rd and a parade on July 4th starting at 10 a.m. For more info phone (207) 934-9068.

 

Kennebunk area July 4th fireworks

Kennebunk area July 4th fireworks in 2011 are at Gooch's Beach at dusk. For info email info@kennebunkdowntown.com.

 

WinterKids appoints new Executive Director

WinterKids, the non-profit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity, today announced the appointment of its new executive director, Julie D. Mulkern. Mulkern, who served as WinterKids' development director since September 2008, brings 12 years of professional non-profit experience to the organization, including resource development, program development, and staff and volunteer management in the public health sector.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julie to the executive director post," said Anna Fincke, president of the WinterKids board of directors. "Her creative vision, compassion and experience will shape and expand WinterKids in exciting ways, and guide our efforts to get more kids outside and active in winter.

Spirit in America Hot Air Balloon Festival - OOB

Spirit in America Hot Air Balloon Festival - OOB

Eastern Trail-related events in July 2011

Bike the Eastern Trail from Biddeford to Kennebunk. Join us at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 2 for a moderately-paced 13-mile ride from the Southern Maine Medical Center parking lot in the rear of the building. FMI, contact Ethan Davis at (207) 284-7572. Just show and go.

Trail Walk. Join us for a walk on the Eastern Trail on Monday, July 11 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Scarborough Memorial Cemetery parking lot on Old Blue Point Road. FMI, contact Jim Monroe at 207-934-3834 or jmonroe@maine.rr.com. Canceled if raining.

Trail Walk. Join us for a walk on the Eastern Trail on Monday, July 20 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Scarborough Memorial Cemetery parking lot on Old Blue Point Road. FMI, contact Jim Monroe at 207-934-3834 or jmonroe@maine.rr.com. Canceled if raining.

Eastern Trail-related events in June 2011

Moonlight trail walk. Join us at Scarborough Marsh on Tuesday, June 14 for a walk under the full moon on the Eastern Trail. Meet to leave the Pine Road ET parking lot at 7:15 p.m. FMI, contact Bob Hamblen at 286-3431 or bhamble1@maine.rr.com. Just show and go. Walk ends by 9:30.

Trail Walk. Join us for a walk on the Eastern Trail on Monday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Scarborough Memorial Cemetery parking lot on Old Blue Point Road. FMI, contact Jim Monroe at 207-934-3834 or jmonroe@maine.rr.com. Canceled if raining.

Bike the Eastern Trail. Here is your chance to bike all 65 miles of the ET in one day! Join us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the Bug Light Parking lot in South Portland. Depending on the number of riders, we will encourage a few friends and partners to meet us in Portsmouth, NH around 4 p.m. to join us for something to eat and then take us back to Bug Light. We will plan to ride as a group at a relaxed pace.

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Company opens in York

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Company opens in York

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Company which will specialize in all natural baby products and supplies including cloth diapers, laundry products, baby accessories and skin care products has opened in York.  The business is located at 4 Market Place Drive and is owned by Karen Osper (who also owns Nautical Dog Pet Grooming in York).

The store will be will be managed by Leslie Reichert. "This is a store for Mom's and run by Mom's. Both Leslie and I are new Mom's and we were looking for a place that offered high-quality, affordable, all natural baby products for our boys.