Registration Open for 2011 Governor's Conference on Tourism

Registration Open for 2011 Governor's Conference on Tourism

Registration is now open for the 2011 Maine Governor's Conference on Tourism at http://www.mainetourismconference.com/. The state's largest annual gathering for tourism industry professionals will take place Feb. 16-17 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.

The full-day conference is an opportunity for networking, learning, and celebrating the best in Maine's tourism industry. There will be four workshops in two sessions throughout the day, a keynote address from Meryl Levitz of Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, lunch and the presentation of the 2011 Maine Tourism Awards. A Tourism Dinner the evening before the conference will share the conference theme: Outstanding in Your Field.

Go to http://www.mainetourismconference.com/ for full event details and to register.

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Lucid Stage - Knit-or-Not with Live Music

Lucid Stage - Knit-or-Not with Live Music

January 5, 2011 Knit-or-Not with Live Music from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays twice a month (January 5 and 19) Visit this cozy space to sit and knit or just drink tea and listen to live fiddle music.

Lucid Stage | 29 Baxter Boulevard | Portland | ME | 04101

http://www.hopehoffman.org/

http://www.lucidstage.com/

 

Bailey Returns to Saint Joseph's as Softball Assistant

STANDISH, ME – The Saint Joseph's College Athletic Department is pleased to announce that legendary coach Dick Bailey has been added as an assistant on the Monks Softball coaching staff.
Bailey, a 2008 Saint Joseph's College Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, served as the SJC Softball head coach for 11 seasons and posted a 244-101 (.707) record from 1985 to 1995. His winning percentage at St. Joe's ranks fourth all time, while his wins total is the fifth-most in SJC Athletics history.
Bailey led the Royal Blue to six conference crowns, four NAIA New England titles and an NAIA Northeast Championship – which put the Monks in the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in 1994. He posted nine 20-win seasons and won three Coach of the Year honors at Saint Joseph's.
After 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, Bailey was hired as the Dean of Students at St. Joe's and worked in that capacity for 16 years.
After his tenure at St.

Women in Harmony Presents Choral Concert

Women in Harmony Presents Choral Concert

Women in Harmony presents "Best of Women in Harmony," a choral concert featuring songs about women's experiences and work for social justice, on January 22 at 7 p.m. and January 23 at 4 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland.

Tickets are available at the Women in Harmony Web site (www.wihmaine.org). They also may be purchased at Longfellow Books and Starbird Music in Portland, Nonesuch Books in South Portland and at the door.  Ticket prices are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for seniors and students.  Children under 12 are free. 

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Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

$25,000 in grants will be distributed to local charitable and community organizations.

December 28, 2010 – South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union is announcing the launch of the Better Neighbor Fund, a new charitable giving campaign designed to support good works in the communities of Cumberland and York Counties. 
During the months of November and December, local charitable, non-profit and community organizations have submitted their ideas and projects via an online grant application.   In January, supporters will vote online for their favorite organization, cause or project. 
A total of $25,000 will be awarded through eight grants to the organization, cause or idea that receives the most votes.  There are three $5,000 grants and five $2,000 grants being awarded.  Visitors can vote for their favorite cause or idea by visiting the Town & Country Facebook page

23rd Annual Special Olympics Lobster Dip

There is still time to make some super cool plans for New Years Day. If you are looking for a really "cool" way to start off 2011, something that will send a chill up your spine, then we have just the thing. On January 1st at Noon sharp you can be part of Maine 's original dip in to the ocean. The 23rd annual LOBSTER DIP for Special Olympics will take place at Old Orchard Beach in front of the Brunswick Hotel/Oceanside Grille. Call now for a registration packet at 879-0489 so that you can get a jumpstart on pledges. You can also reach us at SOMEemail@aol.com

Greater Portland Transit District METRO Holiday Bus Service Schedule

Listed below is the holiday bus service schedule for Greater Portland Transit District METRO:

Friday, December 24 -- Christmas Eve
No outbound buses will leave Elm Street after 7 p.m.
The last Maine Mall pickup time for METRO bus will be 6:40 p.m.
METRO office, at 114 Valley Street, will be closed.

Saturday, December 25 -- Christmas Day
No Bus Service.

Friday, December 31 -- New Year’s Eve
Regular Service
METRO office, at 114 Valley Street, will be closed.

Saturday, January 1, 2011 -- New Year’s Day No Bus Service.

METRO provides bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

For more information: METRO - http://www.gpmetrobus.com/ or call 774-0351.