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Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Governor Paul Lepage and the United Bikers of Maine will be celebrating Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month. The theme for this year is "Did You See Me". Distracted driving has become a major hazard to motorcyclists but also bicycles, pediatricians and other vehicles.   Lets step up the awareness of distracted drivers and make our highways a safer place to travel.   http://www.ubm-usa.org/  

Freeport High School band The Modest Proposal was judged best of the MAMM SLAM

 Freeport High School band The Modest Proposal was judged best of the MAMM SLAM

Port City Music Hall played host this past Saturday to the MAMM SLAM Finals, where six bands competed for the title of Best High School Band in Maine in front of more than 300 fans.  When the dust had settled, Freeport High School band The Modest Proposal were judged best of the lot and took home a prize package that included $1,000 in cash and a suite of other prizes that should get them well on the way to a career in the music business. The event was put on by the non-profit Maine Academy of Modern Music, with help from the Portland Music Foundation and MaineToday.com.


In addition to the cash prize, The Modest Proposal (www.facebook.com/themodestproposal) also were awarded the opening slot for Saturday night’s all-ages gig with Sparks The Rescue at Port City; a slot to play the Old Port Fest on the Maine Academy of Modern Music stage; and an opening slot for an Alive at 5 summer concert at Monument Square.

BAD MANNERS, BAD HABITS, ANNOYING DRIVERS

BAD MANNERS, BAD HABITS, ANNOYING DRIVERS

Have you noticed how good manners are hard to find these days?  With the kinetic pace of this electronic age, there seems to be little time, patience or interest in basic niceties.  The “Please” and “Thank You” that were so ingrained growing up just aren’t there anymore.  Maybe I’m being overly sensitive, but this callous disregard for common courtesies annoys me, especially when it comes to drivers’ habits.

Rarely does a day go by that I don’t witness a rude move by another driver.   A little thing like a car cutting in front of me without using a turn signal is annoying to me.  It’s a seemingly minor thing, but it’s discourteous and potentially dangerous.  What’s so hard about placing a finger on the stalk and engaging a turn signal for a few quick flashes?  Is the other driver too busy talking on his cell phone or texting to drive properly?

It doesn’t take long to make a list.  Here’s what I’ve seen just recently:

Art in the Afternoon - Spring Extension

Art in the Afternoon - Spring Extension

The Spring Extension of Art in the Afternoon is an exploration of modern and contemporary art. If focuses on abstract painting, form and the art in our everyday lives. Projects include painting on canvas, environmental/outside art, illustration, performance art and more!

Program #: DF50511
Instructor: Donna Marie Flanders
Dates: May 5 - June 2 (5 weeks)
Day: Thursday
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Grades: K-4
Location: Rowe, Art room
Fee: $60 (LFW)
Min/Max: 5/15
 http://www.yarmouthcommunityservices.org/ 

Women's Outdoor Soccer - Yarmouth

Women's Outdoor Soccer - Yarmouth

Location: Yarmouth, Maine 04096

When: May 1, 2011

For a detailed course description, please view our online activity guide at www.yarmouthcommunityservices.org
 

"Enter the Haggis" at the Greely Middle School, Cumberland

                                                                     

                                                                             ENTER THE HAGGIS

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Facebook Maine Networking Mixer at Havana South

Facebook Maine Networking Mixer at Havana South

Havana South on Wharf Street in the heart of Portland's Old Port quickly filled up with people this past Monday night that have at least two things in common, they love Facebook and they love Maine. No, they do not sit around and talk about how cool Facebook is, they meet up to connect and have conversations in real life! This fun-filled casual mixer is a great opportunity for anyone that is looking to network with cool local businesses, chat with local creative media artists, meet leading local social media technology experts or mingle with people that they might otherwise only know on Facebook.

For about the past year and a half this group has met monthly and the turnout has grown each and every time.