Maine Destination Wedding Contest to be Announced

Real Maine Weddings to give couples a chance at a destination wedding in Freeport in 2011

FREEPORT – Real Maine Weddings will announce a contest that will give couples who are planning to get married in 2011 the chance at an all inclusive wedding.  Contest details and specifics will be announced during a press conference at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 4, at the Harraseeket Inn, Freeport.

The contest will be based on applicants submitting videos through the Real Maine Weddings website, and winners will be determined by a combination of narrowing the entries through judging the videos, and online voting.  The value of the wedding will be more than $100,000.  Details and participants will be announced at the press conference.

What: Real Maine Weddings Freeport USA Wedding Contest Announcement

When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 4

Where: Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport

Who: Representatives from Real Maine We

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.

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.

Falmouth, Maine Mom Crowned Mrs Maine

Falmouth, Maine Mom Crowned Mrs Maine

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, 41, Falmouth, Maine has been crowned Mrs Maine International 2011 and will represent Maine in the Mrs International Pageant in July 2011 in Chicago.
Elizabeth has been the spokesperson for MedicAlert Foundation since 2006 and will continue on as their spokesperson through her reign by promoting the use of MedicAlert to those will all medical conditions, but with emphasis on heart and stroke victims and allergy awareness.

Elizabeth has been a member of MedicAlert since April 1998, when she was resuscitated during an allergic reaction. She developed anaphylaxis to all nuts and shellfish after having her second child. Since, MedicAlert has helped save her life during numerous life or death reactions, most recently in 2009.

Elizabeth was showcased in the book “Just One of the Gang” by Gina Clowes with Elizabeth, sports star Jerome Bettis and others.

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!

Bill Bags a Buck!

Most of us have heard lots of gun shots this past month.  One of them was fired by Bill Green who downed this 9-point, 191 pound buck while hunting in Gray.  Bill, who lives in Cumberland, has had a very successful year afield.  He also bagged an enormous turkey in the spring. It was the fifth largest turkey taken in Maine this year.
Bill says his family will still be eating a Butterball on Thanksgiving Day, but is planning to have some venison for his son and nephew who are coming to his house from respective colleges on Wednesday night. The three hunted together this spring and hope to get a few hours in the field over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Families hunting together on Thanksgiving is the reason that the traditional deer hunting season always ends the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Maine.  The season lasts for four weeks, with the first Saturday reserved for residents only.