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

Beyond Basic Manners - Gooddogz Training

Beyond Basic Manners - Gooddogz Training

Group classes are held in Freeport, Windham and Scarborough. 

Privates sessions and behavior consults  are held in the greater Portland area.  

Please  contact  Nancy @ 207-671-2522, or email 

Upcoming Windham Classes held in the back room @ Pet Quarters:

Beyond Basic Manners
Monday  Jan. 10  @ 6:45 
Saturday Jan. 15th @ 11:15

5 week  Puppy Kindegarten

Sat Dec.11th 9:00 AM

5 week Manners
January 17th 5:45

For more info




February 28 competition in Portland to feature Cold River cocktail creations from 15 of Maine's best mixologists

Freeport, Maine – Partners at Maine Distilleries, LLC (, creators of super-premium Cold River Classic Vodka, Cold River Blueberry Vodka, and Cold River Gin, today announced details for the 2011 Cold River Bartenders Bash, to take place Monday, February 28 from 5–8:30 pm at Portland’s Ocean Gateway (14 Ocean Gateway Pier).

The event, sponsored by Maine magazine, the Maine Restaurant Association, Maine Beverage Company, and Maine Home + Design, will feature 15 of Maine’s top mixologists competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes, to be decided by “People’s Choice” votes.  Guests will enjoy an impressive variety of cocktail creations, heavy hors d’oeuvres from area culinary talent, and live classic blues and rock tunes by the Ken Grimsley Band throughou

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

ecomaine has broken its own recycling record every month for the past 12 months. From December 2009 through November 2010, its recycling facility has averaged 5,404,660 pounds per month and the organization expects that average to continue increasing well into 2011. Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Bobinsky, who is Portland’s Director of Public Services, said, “Our educational outreach about the importance of recycling – both environmentally and fiscally – has been a major factor in convincing more people to make recycling a part of their daily routine.”

The fiscal impact, according to Bobinsky, from increased recycling for municipalities, universities, and businesses is significant because the cost of trash disposal is far greater than the cost of recycling.

Cumberland Town Council Meeting

Events For December 27, 2010 Town Council Mtg.

The Cumberland Town Council will hold its regular meeting at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers.

Town of Freeport - Dog Registration for 2011

Town of Freeport - Dog Registration for 2011

December 31, 2010

It’s time to renew your dog’s registration. The State of Maine requires all dogs 6 months or older to be registered in the community of residence. The registration is for the calendar year and expires on Dec. 31st.

• Spayed/neutered dog: $6.00
• Un-neutered dog: $11.00

You may register your dog at Town Hall during business hours.
Make sure that you bring your current rabies certificate. If this is a new registration and the dog has been neutered, you must also bring the dog’s Certificate of Neutering.

You may also register on-line at the following state website.

Another option is to register by mail. Send the current rabies certificate and a check made to the Town of Freeport for the registration fee.

L.L.Bean Winter Sports Weekend, December 3-5, 2010

L.L.Bean experts offer tips for making it fun, easy and affordable for the whole family to get outdoors
FREEPORT, ME. November 23, 2010—Mark your calendar for L.L.Bean’s Winter Sports Weekend, December 3-5, 2010 featuring a weekend full of family and kids’ activities, interactive demonstrations, presentations, great promotions, product testing, sledding and snowshoeing on L.L.Bean’s snow track and much more. The event kicks off Friday morning and goes through Sunday. Event-specific highlights include sledding and snowshoeing on real snow and a wide variety of demonstrations and clinics on everything ranging from ice fishing and winter camping to winter gear workshops, plus 20% off all snowshoes, cross-country ski gear, skates, sleds and various winter sports accessories. 
Who: Families, kids and anyone with an interest in the outdoors!
What: L.L.Bean Winter Sports Weekend.