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FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

 

 

FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

Freeport, Maine, May 15, 2012  – The Freeport Rotary Club is sponsoring its 17th Annual Close to the Coast 5K and 10K Road Races. The races will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Winslow Park in Freeport, Maine.   

The race is part of the Winslow Park Family Fun Day, a great time for families with all the events and park admission free of charge.  The events start with a Kids’ 1K Fun Run at 10 am with prizes for kids provided by Wilbur’s of Maine.  Additional, there is free admission to the Winslow Park for the day.  Hotdogs, ice cream, games, swimming, activities, playground and a moon bounce house will be available.

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963.

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

50th Anniversary of Silent Spring

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring, the landmark book that helped launch the modern environmental movement. To commemorate the anniversary, Maine Audubon will show a short biographical film in remembrance of the book’s author, scientist, and ecologist, Rachel Carson. The film will be followed by a panel of experts who will discuss and share perspectives on continuing threats to wildlife and humans from toxic chemicals in our environment.

“Rachel Carson helped spark a movement that Maine Audubon and many other organizations and conservationists carry on today,” said Maine Audubon Executive Director, Ted Koffman.

Pyro City Maine Grand Opening in Edgecomb

Pyro City Maine Grand Opening in Edgecomb

This weekend Enter to win the Godfather, prizes are also being drawn every hour all weekend long. 

Welcome To Maine's Premier Fireworks Store!

A Maine owned business serving all your fireworks needs. Launch your own dazzling pyrotechnics show with our full line of Zenith Shells, Fountains, Multi Effects, Roman Candles, Smoke Items, Firecrackers and more. Owner Steve Marson has been in the professional fireworks display business for many years and can advise you on a safe and memorable experience. Visit one of our three retail stores in Manchester, Edgecomby and opening soon Winslow.

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Chicken Hatch Part 5 - They're HERE!

Chicken Hatch Part 5 - They're HERE!

The chicks are here!  They arrived one day early!  All four hatched out with the most beautiful of hues and markings.  They are Auracana's so they don't look anything like their surrogate mom.  It is such a blessing to watch this miracle of life unfolding right before our eyes!  Broody accepted them right away and is doing a nice job mothering them and taking care of them!  Enjoy the video!  It's priceless!

Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch Begins March 15th!

Hawkwatching season is here!  Freeport Wild Bird Supply (FWBS) will once again be partnering with Nikon Sport Optics to sponsor the Spring Hawkwatch at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, beginning on March 15th.  2012 marks the sixth consecutive season for this project through which valuable data is collected while providing an enjoyable and educational experience for visitors. 

This year, we welcome Katrina Fenton as our official counter.  A native New Englander, Katrina is an experienced hawkwatcher, having spent many hours over three years with the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory in New Hampshire.  She is also an enthusiastic birder who leads walks at various natural areas in New England.  She’ll be stationed at the summit from 9:00am to 5:00 pm daily from March 15th to May 15th.   

Rising 485 feet above the southern coastal plain, Bradbury Mountain pr