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Downtown Brunswick Early Bird Sale

Mark your calendars for the Brunswick Downtown Early Bird Sale, November 19th. It will definitely be an event you don’t want to miss.

Support the Red Cross By Giving Critters This Holiday Season

Support the Red Cross By Giving Critters This Holiday Season

The Mid Coast Chapter’s 15th annual Critter Sale will begin on November 21st.  Your purchase of a soft and cuddly stuffed Critter is a gift that will be given twice; first in the smile it will bring to you or to the person who receives it from you, and secondly through the Red Cross services it helps to support.   All profits from the sale of the Critters will benefit your local Red Cross and our community services in disaster relief, health and safety and support of military personnel and their families. 

Many financial institutions in our area provide generous support the Red Cross mission in a variety of ways including by hosting a display of Critters again this holiday season.  This year’s selection of furry friends includes a variety of soft Mary Meyer plush Critters including Heather Horse, Kimberly Kitty, Dexter Dragon, Yvonne Unicorn, Osgood Owl, Ellie Elephant, Leonardo Lion, Gillian Giraffe and a few Maine favorites-Bridger Bear, Mar

My Top 15 Most Essential WordPress Plugins

My Top 15 Most Essential WordPress Plugins

As a blogger and a consultant, I get asked a lot about how I manage my blog. Being in the middle of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and having some extra eyes on my blog (hi there!), I thought I would blog about plugins I use.

I have utilized WordPress as a platform for about 5 years now. I find WordPress to be easy to use and rich with features.

Google+ is Open For Business – Why Getting There First is Important

Google+ is Open For Business – Why Getting There First is Important

Google+ announced on Monday that they are now allowing businesses and brands to create their Google+ pages. For information on Google+ for business, please see the list of resources below.

Veterans Day Freebies

Veterans Day Freebies

Restaurants and Retailers are offering Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel freebies this Friday.

Spindleworks Selected To Create Maine’s Ornaments For The 2011 National Christmas Tree Display

Ornaments from all 56 U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia to be displayed at the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Spindleworks, a nonprofit art center in Brunswick that provides supplies, studio and gallery space to over 40 artists with disabilities, has been chosen by the Maine Arts Commission to design and create the ornaments for Maine' s tree for the 2011 National Christmas Tree display in President’s Park in Washington, D.C., the National Park Foundation announced today.

Each year local artists and youth are selected from each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia to design and create 24 ornaments.

Fortune Magazine Features The Gelato Fiasco

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Fortune Magazine featured The Gelato Fiasco in its November 7, 2011 issue. The magazine has a paid circulation of more than 866,000 and estimates a total audience of more than 4 million people.

The Gelato Fiasco was profiled in the magazine’s David vs. Goliath column, which examines start-ups that are taking on big companies.

The magazine reported on how The Gelato Fiasco's Joshua Davis, 29, and Bruno Tropeano, 28, merged small batches of gelato, flavor creativity in the kitchen, and careful business strategies to create a solid foundation for the company and compete against mass-production ice cream conglomerates. The magazine’s graphics team also Photoshopped a wicked funny illustration of Bruno and Josh in boxing shorts.

The article can be read – and the illustration can be seen – on The Gelato Fiasco’s web site at http://www.gelatofiasco.com.