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Walking "The Useful Walk"

Walking "The Useful Walk"

I just passed my 2nd Anniversary of writing The Page Turner.  You know how I remember now?  I volunteered at the local library used book sale again!

Reel Paddling Film Festival

Reel Paddling Film Festival

The Maine Island Trail Association & the Northern Forest Canoe Trail are bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival to Portland on March 29th, 2013. This event will be held at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus at 7:00 pm, and will include the exclusive premier of a new short film celebrating the Maine Island Trail on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

A silent auction to benefit the Maine Island Trail Association, showcasing high quality gear and original Maine art, will begin at 6:00 pm. A unique collection of auction items will be on hand, including a stand-up paddleboard, gift certificates to local restaurants, a variety of weekend getaways, sailing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting packages, selections from talented local artists, and much more.

Moonlight Ski, Shoe or Walk

Moonlight Ski, Shoe or Walk

Join us for a Moonlight Walk on the Eastern Trail this Friday, January 25 at 6 p.m. on the Biddeford section of the trail. Meet at the ET entrance at the rear of the Southern Maine Medical Center parking lot in Biddeford at 6 p.m. Bring snowshoes and/or x-country skies, as the weather looks good this week for fresh show on the trail. We'll proceed toward Arundel without artificial illumination, in hopes of observing nocturnal creatures. Return to the parking lot about 7:30 PM. FMI, contact Joe Yuhas at 283-4487 or folk44@aol.com.

Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Freeways clogged with cars and soul-killingly long commutes vs. mass transit, bicycles, and walkable cities?  Which would you prefer?

Taras Grescoe's Straphanger: Saving Ourselves and Our Cities From the Automobile has had a profound impact on the way I think about my car.

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Mallett Brothers kick off South Portland Summer Concert Series

Mallett Brothers kick off South Portland Summer Concert Series

South Portland -- South Portland's popular Summer Concert Series gets underway Wednesday with The Mallett Brothers Band. Bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on. Many people bring a picnic supper to enjoy along with the music. The rain date is Thursday July 19. Call the city recreation department  at 767-7650 for more information.

Here is the full concert series schedule:

July 18 Mallett Brothers Band

July 25 Don Campbell

August 1 Tricky Britches

August 8 Motor Booty Affair

August 15 Time Pilots