YCCC Celebrates MLK with "Songs of Freedom"

“Sounds of Freedom” MLK musical celebration at YCCC 

WELLS- “Sounds of Freedom”, a musical celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the on-going struggle for Civil Rights will take place Thursday, January 20 at 1 PM at York County Community College (YCCC) and is free and open to the public.  This event is free and open to the public.

YCCC students and Reverend Lillian Buckley will perform Gospel, Pop, and Folk music.  

Gospel singer Lillian Buckley is a Kittery native and resident who performs regularly in the New Hampshire Seacoast area.   A graduate of Traip Academy, Bates College, and Harvard University, Rev.

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Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

AUGUSTA, Maine – Building on the success of previous years, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands in coming weeks is sponsoring six exciting days of winter events at state parks around Maine.

During January and February, Maine families and other visitors will be able to enjoy fun, affordable, day-long outdoor activities at some of the most beautiful locales in the state, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) officials.

Two major ice-fishing derbies will be held, as will four winter-fun days when families can try out such activities as cross-country skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and dog sled rides. 

“This is the third year of our ‘Take It Outside’ winter events, and we’re hoping for as great a response as we have seen in the past,” Will Harris, BPL director, said.

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

AUGUSTA, Maine – Building on the success of previous years, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands in coming weeks is sponsoring six exciting days of winter events at state parks around Maine.

During January and February, Maine families and other visitors will be able to enjoy fun, affordable, day-long outdoor activities at some of the most beautiful locales in the state, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) officials.

Two major ice-fishing derbies will be held, as will four winter-fun days when families can try out such activities as cross-country skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and dog sled rides. 

“This is the third year of our ‘Take It Outside’ winter events, and we’re hoping for as great a response as we have seen in the past,” Will Harris, BPL director, said.

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Annual Forecast Conference, which each year attracts more than 500 attendees from around the state, will be held this year on Thursday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.

“The Forecast Conference has grown to become the most important gathering of the year for all the key players in Maine’s commercial real industry,” said Tom Lea, MEREDA President, and Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Real Estate at Peoples United Bank. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the economy and gain insights into where our industry is headed in the months ahead.

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FUEL & MORE TO HOST CHILLY CLAM BAKE

FUEL & MORE TO HOST CHILLY CLAM BAKE

To get an idea of what it's like to have no heat, Kittery's Fuel & More Program, is hosting a New England Clam Bake OUTSIDE on March 26th at Captain & Patty's (formerly Capt. Simeon's) in Kittery Point.  For those who get too cold, seating is available inside the restaurant.  The meal, which is cooked on seaweed, includes a cup of chowder, steamers & mussels, 1 1/2# lobster (or chicken), corn, roasted red potatoes, roasted onions, roasted sweet sausage & blueberry cobler.  There will be a cash bar, entertainment & fire pits.  Social hour will be 5-6 with dinner served at 6:00.  Additionally, there will be gift baskets to be raffled off.  Cost is $40.00 per person and tickets may be purchased at the Kittery Town Offices or by calling 207-475-1313 or 207-439-6338.  Tickets will be on sale until March 17th.  All proceeds to benefit Kittery families with their heating needs.

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Catholic parishes merge

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Portland Diocese says church consolidations are creating two new parishes, in York and Hancock counties. The Catholic diocese says the consolidations took effect as of the first of the year.

In southern Maine, parishes in South Berwick, York and Kittery are merging to form the Parish of the Ascension of the Lord.

On Mount Desert Island, parishes in Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor are merging into a single Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

The mergers are part of the diocesan plan to strengthen the church's evangelical mission while having fewer priests.