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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.

We're Not In Kansas Anymore, Toto!

             United Baptist Church, 1 Elm Street, Topsham, welcomes a new Pastor!  Rev Jim Kiker was installed as the pastor of United Baptist Church on...
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Folk Dance Brunswick's “Balkan and Beyond” Dance Night Will Feature Live Music by Boston's Pixton & Shragai

Folk Dance Brunswick presents a special "Balkan and Beyond" night of live world music and dance from Europe, Israel, and around the globe, featuring Boston’s legendary accordionist Tom Pixton and multi-instrumentalist Yaron Shragai. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. All are welcome. Donation $10, $20 for families. FMI: 207-200-7577 or brennan dot mk at gmail dot com....
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Account Operations Analyst

Wayfair is hiring for our new Brunswick, ME location!! Please email a copy of your resume to
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Hiring for a B2B Sales Consultant-Wayfair

***B2B Sales Consultant : Entry Level Sales Consultant : Sales Executive : Account Executive : B2B Account Manager *** Wayfair is hiring for their new Brunswick, ME location. Please send a copy of your resume to ...
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Silent Bike Ride to Raise Awareness

MAINE’s RIDE OF SILENCE Wednesday, MAY 18, 2016, 7 PM A free and silent bike ride, no faster than 10-12 MPH, honoring cyclists lost or injured due to motorists, promoting ‘Share The Road’. Particularly in memory of Randall Vye, bicyclist killed on Bath Road, May 11, 2011 and Brendan Batson who was killed on Rt. 201A on May 26, 2001. ...
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"What's It Worth?" Appraisal Fair

On June 11 from 1-4pm, the UU Church of Brunswick hosts an appraisal fair at Highland Green Community Center, 7 Evergreen Circle in Topsham. Four expert appraisers from Freeman’s Auction House will provide verbal appraisals of antiques, fine art, decorative arts, historical documents, or jewelry. Freeman’s, based in Philadelphia, is one of the oldest and most respected auction houses in the country. Two of the appraisers (Kelly Wright and Virginia Salem) are regulars on the TV show "Antiques Roadshow." Each appraised item costs $10 or 3 items for $25. All items are welcome with the exception of coins, stamps, guns, or carpets. Proceeds will be shared with local charities and the host church. Reservations are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. To place a reservation and avoid long waits, register online at or contact Susan Michaud at 729-4857. ...
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Library Ladies are Digging In Preparation for 43rd Sale!

  With this unpredictable winter and spring, you can never be sure what the weather will be like. One thing you can count on is that...
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