MEA Donates a Book to Every First Grader in Maine

MEA Donates a Book to Every First Grader in Maine

MEA Donates a book to every first grader in Maine, Promotes Reading with Teachers in the Classroom on National Teacher Day

14,000 free books will be in the hands of all first graders by the end of the school year

In an effort to create life-long readers, the Maine Education Association began delivery of a free book to all first grade students across the state. The effort is part of the MEA’s mission to create great public schools for every Maine student. By the end of the school year, first graders will have a book to take home and practice their reading skills. The delivery is taking place throughout Teacher Appreciation Week.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Denny’s Franchisee’s Free Prescription Drug Discount Cards for Maine Residents



Make Use of Card during May’s National Asthma/Allergy Awareness Month!

Residents of Augusta, Bangor, Ellsworth, Portland, and Rockport, ME  and the surrounding areas now have access to free discount prescription drug cards compliments of Joe Cloutier, owner of Realty Resources Hospitality, a Denny's Franchise. The Discount Rx Card is a FREE prescription assistance program available to everyone, recently launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. The program provides savings of up to 75% on prescription medications.

Health Events in Maine May 5 to May 21

Conception and Beyond

Maine Medical Center
The Dana Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Spring Has Arrived in Maine and so Have the Farmers' Markets

Spring Has Arrived in Maine and so Have the Farmers' Markets

Saturday was such a beautiful day — perfect for a trip to the Farmers' Market at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. Yes, the season had begun. I couldn't help but take a few pictures. See more ...

City council to vote on third outdoor concert Monday

City council to vote on third outdoor concert Monday

PORTLAND, Maine -- The Portland City Council will vote on Monday at its regular council meeting on a proposal to authorize country music artist Dierks Bentley in concert as a festival on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Maine State Pier. The potential concert would be presented and organized by Waterfront Concerts.

Waterfront Concerts has already been approved to organize and present 3 Doors Down for an acoustic show on August 3, 2014 and Portland Reggae Fest on August 10, 2014.

The City Council meeting begins at 7:00PM on Monday, May 5, 2014. The meeting can be streamed live by visiting this link.

photo: John Athayde

Prom Tuxedo Renters Support Manna Ministries with Second Annual Food Drive


The Henry’s Bridal Boutique and Formal Wear will rent any in-stock tuxedo for $99 to prom-goers who donate non-perishable food items as part of their Second Annual Prom Tuxedo Rental Food Drive.  David Lincoln, The Henry’s Manager, reasons, “We own our inventory of tuxedos so can offer the discount while helping people in our community.  We have always donated to the local high schools’ various fund raisers and other programs. Last year we decided to hold a food drive to coincide with the prom tuxedo rentals and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Overall, it seems to be a good way for us to give additional help to local families while the prom kids get the satisfaction of knowing they have helped their fellow man.”