MECA TO PROVIDE $12,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO GRADUATES OF LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS

In 2010, Maine College of Art completed its vision to bring all academic and studio facilities under the roof of the Porteous Building. In appreciation of the local community that was instrumental in achieving this goal, MECA has created the Portland Area School Scholarship (PASS) for selected area high schools.

For any graduate of the selected schools who qualifies for admission to the undergraduate program at Maine College of Art, the College will provide a guaranteed $12,000 scholarship each year for four years or until they complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, provided they maintain good academic standing.

Eighteen years ago, Maine College of Art purchased the Porteous, Mitchell and Braun department store with the ambition to transform it into a vibrant campus for art and design.

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Martel and Welch named Frank Gaziano Scholarship and Award Winners

AUGUSTA, Maine - Today, Jeffrey Kane, President of National Distributors and Frank Gaziano's son-in-law announced the winners of the Frank Gaziano High School Scholarships and Awards at a banquet at the Augusta Civic Center. South Portland's Matt Welch and Bonny Eagle's Nathan Martel were named the top high school football offensive and defensive linemen in the state because of their hard work on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. The winners received a trophy and a scholarship of $2,500. All 11 finalists were presented with a commemorative gift to honor Frank Gaziano.

"The event today is what Frank was all about. Congratulations to all 11 finalists. Each of these young men share a tremendous passion for football, their communities and all truly represent Frank's legacy.

Expanding Your Mental Health Practice Through Web Marketing

Expanding Your Mental Health Practice Through Web Marketing

While many mental health practitioners may be uncomfortable marketing their services, most are downright confused and even anxious when it comes to using web marketing to increase their referrals and build their visibility.

However, with over half a billion people on Facebook and millions using Google every day to find help, it’s impossible to ignore web marketing for long.

In this day long workshop you’ll learn:

  • How to setup a web site that engages your audience, establishes your expertise, and encourages referrals for your practice
  • How to get your web site to rank higher in the search engines
  • How to integrate a blog, video and an email newsletter into your web presence
  • How to handle HIPAA and other Internet use issues unique to mental health practitioners
  • How mental health practitioners can use social media appropriately; how to handle Facebook friendship requests, how to manage your privacy, and how to engage

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1:00-4:00pm
Holiday Inn by the Bay • Portland, Maine

We hope you can join us on April 3rd to enjoy the finest chocolate delectables from the best restaurants, candy shops, and chefs in Cumberland and York counties!

You may also purchase raffle tickets for some fabulous prize packages that have been generously donated by area businesses.

All Chocolate Lovers' Fling proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

For more information on volunteering, sponsorship or restaurant participation call 1.800.313.9900

http://www.chocolateloversfling.org/

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Grand Opening Open House

Grand Opening Open House

Join us Tuesday January 25th for our Grand Opening celebrating our expansion. From 6:30-7:00pm enjoy demonstrations of the latest trends in haircuts and makeup. Then from 7:00-9:00pm free chair massages, polarity demonstrations, makeup application, skin analysis, runway makeup, career presentation, raffles and refreshments. All at 100 Larrabee Rd in Westbrook. Call 591-4141 to RSVP. See you there!

January Maine Tweetup at Rivalries on 1/27

January Maine Tweetup at Rivalries on 1/27

This month's Maine Tweetup will be upstairs at Rivalries starting at 6pm on Thursday, 1/27/2011.

Tweetups are real live networking events for people using Twitter, the popular social media platform where users post short messages via their computer or mobile device.

Mainers on Twitter form a vibrant community, sharing their passion on everything from technology to cooking to sports to best methods to kill zombies.

There's no cover charge, but if you'd like to RSVP you can do so on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133258260070429

You can also get directions to Rivalries (10 Cotton St, Portland) at our page.

Hope to see you there!

Comedians of Chelsea Lately

Comedians of Chelsea Lately

January 28, 2011 – 7:00pm (doors open)
Venue: State Theatre
TICKETS: $30.00 and $20.00 (reserved seats)
All Ages (please note: Most material will be of an adult nature)
Join Chelsea Lately regulars Loni Love, Natasha Leggero, Chuy and Josh Wolf live at the State Theatre in what is sure to be a side-splitting comedy show!

http://www.statetheatreportland.com/