Community Spirit

Maine's Got Talent

Maine does have talent, and now it’s your turn to showcase it and have the chance to win $500!   Participants, ages 5 years and up, may be solo, duet, or group acts which may include singing, dancing, gymnastics, playing an instrument, etc.  To enter, send an entry form along with your DVD or VHS of your performance and entry fee of $25.00.  That’s it!  Finalists, who will be chosen from the entries, will compete live at the finals on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport, Maine .  The 2011 winner of Maine’s Got Talent will win a trophy, $500 cash prize, and performance opportunities.

What have you got to lose?  Join the fun and excitement and submit your DVD or VHS!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Grants Awarded

Recently the Maine Commission for Community Service challenged communities across Maine to develop volunteer service projects that unite community sectors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our challenge was met with an overwhelming response of 26 grant applications. We are happy to announce, the Maine Commission for Community Service, awarded 16 organizations $500 grants to implement Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects.
We encourage local citizens to contact a project in their community and take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This special day of service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. These service projects will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.

Canned Cat Food Drive

Canned Cat Food Drive

It takes approximately 75 cans of cat food to feed the resident cats at the HART shelter every day!
Please help us keep the pantry stocked this winter by donating to our canned cat food drive at the following locations:
Casco Bay Ford (1213 US Rt 1, Yarmouth)
Estabrook’s (337 East Main St, Yarmouth)
The General Store for Pets (204 US Rt 1, Falmouth)
Pet Quarters (240 US Rt 1, Falmouth)
HART Shelter (302 Range Rd, Cumberland)

HART is a no kill cat shelter located at 302 Range Rd. in Cumberland and is operated 100% by volunteers and donations like yours.  FMI:
Thank You for Your Support!

Herbie Project "Tree for All" Auction to benefit the Yarmouth Tree Trust

WHAT: Herbie Project “Tree for All” Auction to benefit the Yarmouth Tree Trust

WHEN: 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13

WHERE: DeLorme Map, 2 DeLorme Drive (off U.S. Route 1), Yarmouth

The Maine Forest Service is sponsoring the Herbie “Tree for All” auction, which features the work of more 80 artisans and craftspeople who are donating their work to support the Yarmouth Tree Trust. The trust hopes to raise enough money to fund the planting of disease resistant elm trees, along with other shade trees, for decades to come, without having to tap municipal funding for support.

The auction truly will be a “Tree for All,” with products on sale starting at just a few dollars. More than 100 “Herbie” wood-crafted pieces will be featured in the live auction, with hundreds of additional items in the retail area and silent auction.

DownTown Freeport Trick or Treating

Bring your little goblins & ghosties to Freeport for some safe and fun Trick or Treating.  Many of the stores along Main Street and throughout the village area will be participating in this festive, annual event.  Look for orange pumpkin signs on storefront doors & windows to indicate which merchants are giving out treats.  Family-friendly, shop owners and staff are looking forward to greeting little haunts from 4-6pm.

Camp Sunshine to Hold its Annual Pumpkin Festival at L.L.Bean

WHAT: Camp Sunshine is holding its eighth annual Pumpkin Festival — a fun-filled event to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Throughout the day, festival visitors will enjoy live music from popular local artists, pumpkin carving, children’s activities, costumes, contests and prizes. A Pumpkin Tower and thousands of jack-o-lanterns will be on display, as well as a Pumpkin House ready for exploration.

The Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival will be hosted by L.L.Bean and is presented by Androscoggin Bank and Hancock Lumber. Festival sponsors also include Village Candle, Q97.9, WCYY, WBLM and WHOM.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, noon to 8 p.m.

• Noon  Games, children's activities, music, pumpkin pie and more
• 1 p.m.  Band: The Zack Pomerleau Blues Band 
• 2 p.m.  Whoopie pie eating contest
• 2-4 p.m.

Spooky 5k

Halloween, October 31, 9:00am

Lipgloss4lives’ first annual 5k road race to benefit the Freeport Community Service’s Carol Kaplin Fuel Fund.

Fun, fast race through beautiful Freeport. 
Costume contest for all!!
Awards to top three men and women. 
Free Wilbur’s candy for all participants in the Kids 100yd fun dash!
What a great way to kick of Halloween. Make this your family's new Halloween tradition.

The Carol Kaplin Fuel Fund assists families in the greater Freeport
area heat their homes in troubled times. 
The fund is short 50% of it’s predicted need!

Race time: 9:00am, Kids Free 100yd fun dash 8:30
Race date: October 31, 2010
Registration Fee:$20.
Location: Wilbur’s Chocolate Factory, 174 Lower Main St., Freeport
Registration 8:00am or pre-register at