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Ribbon Tree at Dempsey Center

When Linda and I attended the 8th Annual Dempsey Challenge press conference at the Dempsey Center in Lewiston on September 30 we were moved by a beautiful Ribbon Tree painting covered with dozens of colorful ribbons. We asked Maureen Higgins, LCSW who is the Cancer Health Outreach Educator, what the ribbons signified? She said the rainbow of colorful ribbons reflect all the types of cancer that are in the world today. We were both surprised to know there are so many different types of cancer and that each has a color to represent it for the support of the patient, survivors and their loved ones.

Harpswell Aging at Home New Resources - Contractor Referral List and Home Repairs Team

Harpswell Aging at Home (HAH) is a community organization helping older adults address the challenges of aging at home. HAH's overall goal is helping older adults find the services they need. The article describes two new community resources available to Harpswell Residents....
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Coach Daniel Cooper in Brunswick is among the Top 50 Coaches...
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New Events Headline 2016 Harvest on the Harbor Food & Drink Festival

PORTLAND, ME - Harvest on the Harbor™, Portland, Maine’s annual food & drink festival, will feature a delicious, diverse and engaging line-up of events from Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 58 Fore Street | The Portland Company and around downtown Portland. In its ninth year and under new ownership, the multiday celebration will help tell the story of Maine’s local food and beverage scene and benefit Full Plates Full Potential in an effort to help end childhood hunger in Maine. This year’s events include:...
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Brunswick writer releases new book

Brunswick writer Paul Betit talks about his new book Let Me Tell A Story at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov 4, in the Morrill Meeting Room...
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Candidates Forum at Brunswick UU Church

Candidates for Maine Senate Districts 23 and 24 will answer questions at a Forum on issues of inequality on October 5th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. The Forum will run from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. The Church is located at 1 Middle Street in Brunswick, across from the Curtis Library. The Forum is free and open to the public. ...
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Knitting for Anyone

Join other knitters of all levels in "The Room" on Monday, Oct. 3rd from 5pm to 7pm. A fun place to bounce ideas and projects...
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Bowdoinham Days!

Celebrate Bowdoinham! Along the Cathance River ...
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Maine's Harvest Miss Pageant

October 1, 2016 in Damariscotta. The official preliminary pageant for the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant to be held in Saco in 2017. ...
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THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY is a Hit at Portland Stage

Opening night of THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY at Portland Stage (PS) was a blast and I loved the show. McCourt's irreverent musical is co-produced by PS and Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) as a way to extend both of their seasons. This uplifting musical celebrates all things Irish (definitely not the British), in a comical way, in the tumultuous 20th and 21st centuries...
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UUCB Concerts for a Cause: EMMA'S REVOLUTION

Emma’s Revolution, a world renowned duo of activist musicians will bring their hauntingly beautiful harmonies and acoustic instrumentals to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick on October 22 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Available at the church office (729-8515), Gulf of Maine Books, or online at Monies raised from the concert will benefit the programming of the church and local charities....
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Mamma Mia! Is Infectiously Entertaining!

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) has produced another Broadway smash-hit at Pickard Theater in Brunswick and the opening night audience was singing and dancing along from start to finish. MAMMA MIA! which is based on the music of the 1970's Swedish pop/dance super group ABBA closes out the 2016 season and runs through August 27....
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162nd Topsham Fair

Topsham holds its historic 162nd Topsham Fair on Aug. 9-14 this year. An agricultural fair, it features livestock, harness racing, a midway, Miss Topsham Fair competition (Aug. 12), exhibition hall, cooking contest, demolition derby and truck pull. For more, visit
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Fiddler On The Roof Is A Hit With Theatergoers

Review by Charles Crosby Photos by Ben McCann ©MSMT2016...
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The State Street Traditional Jazz Band will bring New Orleans Jazz of the early 1900’s to the UU Church of Brunswick on September 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. ...
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Freeport, Maine (July 13, 2016) - Thrill-seekers of all ages will gather under the big top tent to see talented youth group Circus Smirkus present its annual Freeport performances at the beginning of August. The 2016 "Big Top Tour” has a thirty member cast, all budding circus stars ages 11 to 18, and hailing from fifteen states. One of them is Sarah Norden, a local Maine Coast Waldorf High School Senior from Yarmouth. Sarah will be performing with Circus Smirkus this year as a clown and aerialist. Sarah became hooked on circus arts at a young age while attending Circus Smirkus summer camp. She then began training with the circus arts teacher, John Saccone, at Maine Coast Waldorf School and later at many venues throughout New England. This past year Sarah continued to perfect her craft by attending nightly classes at Circus Maine on Thompsons Point in Portland. This paid off when she auditioned this winter in Brattleboro, Vermont and earned a much coveted spot with the troupe for her second year! Headquartered in Greensboro Vermont, Circus Smirkus has received accolades from critics all over the world. Smirkus is a non-profit, award winning international youth circus founded with the mission of promoting the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus and inspiring youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts. Friends and fans can see Norden – and Circus Smirkus – in action, when this acclaimed international youth circus returns to Maine Coast Waldorf School (previously known as Merriconeag Waldorf School) for four "high-flying" performances this summer on August 2nd and 3rd at 1 and 6 p.m. in The Big Top Tent on Desert Road in Freeport. This year's fun-filled theme, "Up, HUP and Away: The Invention of Flight!" features aerials, acrobatics, wire walking, juggling, clowning, live music and an array of brilliant costumes. The audience will need to strap themselves in for a wild ride on cloud nine as performers swoop from one aerodynamic feat to the next. The show promises flights of fanciful fun, feathered with excitement, flapping in silliness, with an atmosphere of whimsy. The 2016 Circus Smirkus "Big Top Tour" will include 67 performances this summer between late June and mid-August in fourteen towns throughout the Northeast. Now in its 29th year, the Vermont-based organization has raised more than $2.5 million for non-profit partners. The local circus performances are a fundraiser for Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport. The school first brought Circus Smirkus to Freeport in 2005 as a fundraiser and outreach event. Within a few years the Magic Matinee Program was begun. This program has made it possible for hundreds of low income and underserved families to attend performances. It has become a much anticipated highlight for children throughout the mid coast and Portland areas to share in the magic of the circus and be inspired by the young performers. Tickets are available locally at Royal River Natural Foods on Route 1 in Freeport, by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or visiting Tickets to Circus Smirkus are $21 for adults, $18 for children ages two to twelve and seniors. Children younger than age 2 are free on an adult's lap.
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