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Maine Maple Sunday Celebration in Poland

Maine Maple Sunday Celebration in Poland

A sure sign of spring is the coming of Maine Maple Sunday, celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday in March. This year it falls on Sunday, March 27th.

One of the more eventful local Maple Sunday celebrations is held annually at the Megquier Hill Farm at 260 Megquier Hill Road in Poland. The farm is the home of Peter and Kathie Bolduc and their 4 children. Nestled in the lower back field of this historic 1791 farmstead is their maple sugar house. Each year they welcome the public to come and experience the delight of the sap boiling down into its most perfect state: pure maple syrup.

Their celebration starts at 9am and runs until about 3pm. Visitors are treated to a hay wagon ride down to the sugarhouse.

Lisbon Falls Native First Recipient of an Endowed Scholarship from Maine Lobster Promotion Council

The Maine Lobster Promotion Council is pleased to announce Rachel LeGloahec of Lisbon Falls, Maine this year’s recipient of an endowed scholarship designed to support Maine students attending The Culinary Institute of America.

The CIA is a private, non-profit, college with a main campus in Hyde Park, New York. Their mission is to reward students with the skills and knowledge to live successful lives in positions of influence throughout their culinary career.

LeGloahec’s penchant for hard work and cooking has made her the ideal candidate for both attendance at the CIA, and this year’s scholarship.

Final Chance to Enter Wedding Contest This Weekend in Auburn

Real Maine Weddings to award one couple with a wedding package worth more than $100,000
AUBURN – Earlier in the year, Real Maine Weddings magazine announced a contest to give away a wedding package in Freeport, Maine that is worth more than $100,000. This weekend, couples have their final chance to enter the contest in person.
To enter, couples need to visit www.realmaineweddings.com to submit a 2-minute or less video before March 14, saying why they deserve a free dream wedding in Freeport, USA. The entries will be posted online and people can vote for their favorites.

Tim Sample to do Benefit Performance for Lincoln Academy

Tim Sample to do Benefit Performance for Lincoln Academy

Tim Sample will be performing at Lincoln Academy on Friday, March 11th. All proceeds will benefit The Class of 2013. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Call 563-3596 Ext. 103 to get your tickets!

Maine Distilleries Announces Maine Mixologist Winners of its 2nd Annual Cold River Bartenders Bash

Maine Distilleries Announces Maine Mixologist Winners of its 2nd Annual Cold River Bartenders Bash

Freeport, Maine – Gin trumped vodka at the 2nd Annual Cold River Bartenders Bash, according to partners at Maine Distilleries.  The company shared results of its sold-out February 28th mixology competition today, with Old Port Sea Grill’s bartender Leah Chamberlin topping the list of 20 competitors with her Cold River Gin “Cucumber Martini.” 

Second-place honors went to Roxanne Dragon of Hugo’s who earned high marks for her “Gin Ginger Fizz,” while 50 Local’s James Ferguson took third for his “The Local Greyhound” cocktail.  All three awards, decided by attendees’ “People’s Choice” votes, came with cash prizes for the winners ($500, $300 and $200, respectively).
 
Also of interest were results of the event’s “Experts’ Pick” vote, a separate vote cast by attending Maine bartenders, who named Vignola’s “Provincial” cocktail the winner.  The concoction, a spin on the French countryside created by Vignola bartenders Scott Doherty and Guy Streitburg

Pursuit Boat’s New Inshore Series Draws Rave Reviews

Pursuit Boat’s new inshore series debuted last week at the Miami International Boat Show with much fanfare. The new boat line features smaller boats designed to appeal to a new market of boaters with quality and affordability in mind. The new models will be available at Yarmouth Boat Yard beginning in March.

Yarmouth Boat Yard owner Steve Arnold attended the Pursuit Dealer Council meeting, prior to the Miami Boat Show where he met with Pursuit executives to discuss the benefits of the new Pursuit 18 and 20 foot Center Consoles and the new Pursuit 23 foot Dual Console. In addition Pursuit has unveiled the new 31 Sport/Tender model.

“The new Pursuit series provides every boater with the opportunity to enjoy the versatility and unmatched performance from these new models,” said Arnold. “Yamaha engines have been selected specifically for each new Pursuit model.

METRO Service UPDATE: Presidents’ Day – 2011

METRO Service UPDATE:  Presidents’ Day – 2011

Greater Portland Transit District, METRO, will operate a Saturday service schedule for all routes on Presidents’ Day —Monday, February 21, 2011. The METRO office, located at 114 Valley Street will be closed.

METRO does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Buses run on a Saturday service schedule on Presidents’ Day, Patriot’s Day and Columbus Day.

METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maine’s largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

For information and route schedules, visit http://www.gpmetrobus.com/- or call 774-0351.