Take Your Child to the Library Day

Portland Public Library will join other libraries throughout the country and participate in the second annual “Take Your Child to the Library” Day on Saturday, February 2. This is a nationwide campaign dedicated to bringing more children into their local libraries. Portland Public Library will host a number of special events throughout the day in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, including:

11:00 - 11:30 Performance by students of the Suzuki Violin Studio

12:00 - 1:00   Face Painting

1:00 - 1:30     Storytelling

1:30 - 1:45      Meet Angie & Learn About the Library

Did you know that children ages 5 and up are eligible to receive their own library cards? A parent needs be present and provide proof of residency in Cumberland or York County.  Take Your Child to the Library and together discover and enjoy all the wonderful resources your library has to offer.

Indoor Cycling Event to Benefit Mainers Affected by Cancer

Indoor Cycling Event to Benefit Mainers Affected by Cancer

Arline Saturdayborn, of South Portland, refers to herself as a “biker babe.”  She is 71-years-old and only became a biker one year ago in honor of her 70th birthday, when she spent 10 days biking along the Mekong River in Thailand.  After conquering that adventure and facing her fear of turning 70, she decided that in each year of her eighth decade she is going to take on a new fear and meet it head on. 

Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen Program Now Accepting Registrations

The Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen Program is accepting applications for “At Large” Contestants to compete in the Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen pageant in mid-June at Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School in Brunswick.  The Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is the official state preliminary to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held each August in Florida.

All contestants, aged 13-17 and not a high school senior,  will compete in the following phases of competition: interview, scholastic achievement, talent, evening gown, and physical fitness.  Contestants need to choose a platform of their choice to promote awareness within their community.   All the necessary elements Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen contestants execute will help develop life-long skills, which will make them great leaders of tomorrow.

Closings and cancellations

WinterKids Celebrates 4th Annual Cooper Campbell Day at Shawnee Peak - fun for all


WinterKids will kick off the 2012-2013 winter season with Cooper Campbell Day, a fun, fast-paced, on-mountain event for kids and their families at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, ME from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16th.

The festival—now in its fourth year—celebrates the life of Cooper Campbell, of Scarborough, who was killed by a drunk driver on the Maine Turnpike in April 2008. According to Steve Campbell, Cooper's father, fifteen-year-old Cooper was an avid skier and snowboarder who "enjoyed winter with his whole heart and lived by the words ‘live, love, listen, laugh, learn and leave a mark.'"

WinterKids and Shawnee Peak will help "leave a mark" for Cooper by bringing kids and families out on the slopes to learn and have fun together. Shawnee Peak has generously offered 75 pre-registered children and adults the chance to try skiing and snowboarding for the very first time, with free lessons, rentals, and lift tickets.

Searching for the Next Miss Maine

Do you have big dreams and want to make them happen?  Looking for opportunities?  Do you need scholarship money, value excellence and community service, enjoy a challenge, demonstrate leadership, and/or want to grow personally and professionally?  If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, then the Miss Maine Scholarship Program is for you!

Registrations are now being accepted for the 77th annual Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant scheduled for June 2013 at the Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School.