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Stiffler's Social Scoop on WJBQ 97.9 Starting Today

Stiffler's Social Scoop on WJBQ 97.9 Starting Today

Beginning today during the 2:00PM hour, I will be on WJBQ 97.9 with Teddy McKay for the debut of Stiffler's Social Scoop! I will be talking about all sorts of things, mostly social media related, but of course we will have some gossip & other interesting things to discuss [such as The Bachelorette! ;)] . I will share some social media tips that will help you all when it comes to using your Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn accounts.

I hope you listen! :) Pssst... You can stream them live online!

Portsmouth Police Honor Guard at Fenway Park

Portsmouth Police Honor Guard at Fenway Park

 

On August 1st, 2011, the Portsmouth Police Honor Guard Presented the Colors at the Red Sox game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park.

Not every honor guard unit that applies to Fenway Park is selected. The Portsmouth Police Honor Guard often represents the Portsmouth Police Department at parades and funeral services for fallen police officers.

Participating members of the Honor Guard were ( and pictured from left to right) Officer Josh McCain, Detective Tim Cashman, Officer Robert Lukacz, Officer Adam Kozlowski and Unit Coordinator Lt. Darrin Sargent who photographed the event.


Lt. Sargent commented that he was proud of that the Portsmouth Police Honor Guard Unit performed flawlessly during such a prestigious event.

Portsmouth Fire Department to host 9/11 Memorial Flag

Portsmouth Fire Department to host 9/11 Memorial Flag

Hosting the National 9/11 Memorial flag in August will be an honor for the members of the Portsmouth Fire Department, but they are in search of local service heroes that should be a part this unique event.

The Flag destroyed in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 and stitched back together seven years later by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, The National 9/11 Flag is a living testament to the resilience and compassion of the American people. It is the modern day version of The Star Spangled Banner.

New York Says Thank You Foundation is currently taking The National 9/11 Flag on a journey across America where local service heroes in all 50 states will be given the historic privilege of stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format.

Maine Breweries: Find Your Favorite Maine Brewery Using Social Media

Maine Breweries: Find Your Favorite Maine Brewery Using Social Media

I thought it would be fun to do some online exploring to see what Maine breweries are using social media & what they are doing with it. Mainers are always looking for something different & fun to do and often, we forget that we have a plethora of options right at our fingertips, year round! One great thing about beer is that it can be enjoyed all year, every season, but may be enjoyed a little bit more during those hot summer months. So get ready to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ your favorite Maine breweries & keep your eye out in your favorite store for a one of a kind, Maine beer. There are many options, so get chugging!  Also! Some of the breweries offer tours, but you have to act quick because ’tis the beer season!

Come and join community members clearing Mount Agamenticus of invasive species

Come and join community members clearing Mount Agamenticus of invasive species

The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program has two more opportunities this July that combine the benefits of physical exercise, connecting with nature, and giving back to this unique resource!

Join us on Saturday, July 23rd from 9am to 1pm, for a community work party!  We will teach you how to identify Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus).  These two plant species are native to Europe but invasive in this region. Left to grow, Buckthorn will form a monoculture out-competing beneficial native plant species degrading the natural community and wildlife habitat. Come learn more about invasive species and help us pull and eradicate Buckthorn at Mount A.  Together we can make a difference and many hands make light work!

Participate on a guided tour to Second Hill, Saturday, July 30th from 10am to 1pm.  Did you know Mount A has three hills?

Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Over the past couple of years, it seems as if gelato and frozen custard shops are have been opening up here and there and I have found myself asking “What is the difference between the three? They are all pretty much ice cream right?” Well not quite… There are big differences between them all and I thought I would dig in [no pun intended ] and try to distinguish what is what while you try to make the best choices for yourself this summer…

[Read more of Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?] on Stiffler's Social Scoop!

UNITED WAY OF YORK COUNTY STRENGTHENS COMMUNITY EFFORT BEHIND ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

UNITED WAY OF YORK COUNTY STRENGTHENS COMMUNITY EFFORT BEHIND ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Joins Statewide “Tools for School” Campaign to Provide 500 Students in Southern Maine with Backpacks Stocked with Notebooks, Calculators, Rulers and More!    

July 13, 2011 - KENNEBUNK, ME.  As children and adults throughout Maine enjoy a well deserved summer vacation, the United Way of York County and several community partners are thinking ahead to make sure that children enter the new school year ready to learn, equipped with the tools they need to succeed, by joining a statewide effort to provide donated items such as backpacks, calculators, pens, pencils, rulers and composition notebooks to children unable to afford them. 

“One of our primary goals at United Way is to create and support efforts that help children and youth meet academic milestones and graduate on time,” says Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of United Way of York County.