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Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.

Maine Poet Laureate Selects Merriconeag Poetry Festival Finalists

FREEPORT - Wesley McNair, Maine’s new Poet Laureate, has selected twenty finalists from ten area high schools for the Fourth Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival. The finalists will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception on May 1 at the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport from 3:00 pm to 4:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public, and will feature the student-poets reading their prize-winning work. Mr. McNair, a nationally acclaimed author of eighteen books, will also read his own work and speak briefly on the power of poetry. He will announce the first, second, and third place prizewinners, whose poems will be displayed on a poster to be distributed to all high schools in the region. All finalists will receive gift certificates and a festival booklet containing all the selected poems.

“There were so many impressive poems I had a difficult time choosing the best of them,” said Mr. McNair.

Falmouth Yes on 1 Campaign Launched

FALMOUTH - Falmouth residents officially launched the Yes on 1 campaign today to support the plan to re-use the former Lunt/Plummer-Motz school campus for a community center, expanded town library, and public park.

“On June 14, we will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve these buildings for public use and improve services for residents of all ages without raising taxes,” said Yes on 1 co-chair Marna Miller.  “It's the smart move for Falmouth.”

Question 1 asks Falmouth voters to approve a $5.65 million plan to re-develop the historic Lunt/Plummer-Motz elementary school campus.  But the plan will not raise taxes or require any borrowing.  Under the plan, the Town could use up to $1.5 million from the Town’s undesignated fund.

Other funding will be generated from additional sources, such as the sale of some acreage at the Lunt/Plummer-Motz site and private fundraising by the library.  The plan includes a public/private partnersh

Mrs. Maine United States is Crowned

Mrs. Maine United States is Crowned

Dr. Christine Blake, Mrs. Southern Maine  was crowned Mrs. Maine United States at the Mrs. Maine United States Pageant on Sunday, April 10 at the Freeport Performing Arts Center.  Christine Blake is from Saco, Maine and is
married to James Blake and is the mother of four children.   She is a Family
Practice Physician, a Real Estate Investor and  a formal wear designer.
Christine Blake is a former Mrs. Maine America title holder of 2010 and will compete in early August for Mrs. United States, a premiere pageant for married women held in Las Vegas Nevada. 

Dr. Catherine Bunin Stevenson, Mrs. Vinalhaven, a dentist and lawyer, was awarded first runner up in the competition.  She is the owner of Wiscasset
Dental in Wiscasset.   Catherine resides in Bath and is married to Richard
Stevenson and is the mother of a lovely daughter.   Mrs. Central Maine, Tara
Bradstreet, Mrs.

The Big Decision: Static or Dynamic?

When you are getting ready to build a new site or redesign your current one there are a lot of decisions that you will need to make – what it will look like, what content you are providing, how you will market the site, and who will be updating the site, to name a few! One of the most important decisions is who is going to be developing the site. Every development team has their own methods and ways of creating a solution for your web needs. Some teams build static websites and others go with dynamic sites. Both sites look the same to you visitors, but make a huge difference in how content is edited. So what is that difference? Let me explain.

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Yarmouth Boat Yard Receives Gold Flagship Dealer Designation from Pursuit Boats

Yarmouth Boat Yard Receives Gold Flagship Dealer Designation from Pursuit Boats

Yarmouth Boat Yard Receives Gold Flagship Dealer Designation from Pursuit Boats

Yarmouth Boat Yard is proud to announce their designation as a Gold Flagship Dealer by Pursuit Boats. The Flagship Dealer program recognizes and rewards exceptional performance in the areas of dealership sales, marketing and service.

“This achievement is meaningful to us because Pursuit Boats has very high standards,” said Steve Arnold, owner of Yarmouth Boat Yard. “The recognition is validation that our hard work and focus on customer service has been well-received. We’re proud to share the recognition with our customers, friends and co-workers.”

Dealers must meet high standards in all four functions as well as be Marine Industry Dealership Certified in order to become a Flagship Dealer.

“The real benefit to our dealers is their focus on operational excellence, resulting in higher customer satisfaction and repurchase intent.

April Maine Tweetup on 4/28

April Maine Tweetup on 4/28

Come out and meet some of your favorite tweeps IRL! (In Real Life, as if you didn't know.)

April's Maine Tweetup will be Thursday night, 6pm - 9pm, 4/28 at Brian Boru's.

Think warm weather thoughts! If you do, we can hang out on the outside deck.

If you want to meet cool folks from Maine but you're not on Twitter yet, go ahead and get started now.

RSVP is not required, but you can do so anyway at our Facebook page.