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FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

 

 

FREEPORT ROTARY SPONSORS 17th ANNUAL ROAD RACE

Freeport, Maine, May 15, 2012  – The Freeport Rotary Club is sponsoring its 17th Annual Close to the Coast 5K and 10K Road Races. The races will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Winslow Park in Freeport, Maine.   

The race is part of the Winslow Park Family Fun Day, a great time for families with all the events and park admission free of charge.  The events start with a Kids’ 1K Fun Run at 10 am with prizes for kids provided by Wilbur’s of Maine.  Additional, there is free admission to the Winslow Park for the day.  Hotdogs, ice cream, games, swimming, activities, playground and a moon bounce house will be available.

Duck dwelling moved!

Duck dwelling moved!

We have moved the ducks to the front yard!  They were spending all their time there anyway and I had to chase them back to their duck house each night.  That got tedious so I decided to move their housing out front under our apple tree.  There is a culvert nearby that has a slow but steady trickle and so I dug out a small "pond" there!  It is very small, only about 2 feet long and 6 inches deep but it's working well for them, plus I don't have to carry water to them!  They go in each night on their own now which is perfect!  All I have to do is close them up.  They wander pretty far afield but always seem to manage to find their way home.  They also are sociable with our laying hens, spending time near the chicken coop.  The chickens are separated by a hoop house so they can't mix but I've read you can keep ducks and chickens together.  We'll see!

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963.

18th Annual Brunswick Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day - May 19

18th Annual Brunswick Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day - May 19

The public is invited to the 18th Annual Brunswick Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day. Families are encouraged to participate.

TIME/DATE: 9 a.m. - Noon, Saturday, May 19, 2012 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 20)

LOCATION: Walmart Parking Lot, 228 Bath Road, Brunswick

Events include:

  • Bike Safety Inspections
  • Drawings for Bicycles, Gifts Certificates, and Prizes
  • Hot Dogs, Pizza, Beverages, and Ice Cream
  • Helmet Giveaway
  • Bike Registrations
  • Visits by McGruff, Crusher, and Sparky the Fire Dog
  • Police K9 and Brunswick Fire Department 'Smoke House' Demonstrations and More
  • Bike Obstacle Course -- Event Tote Bags for each child completing obstacle course

This FREE event is sponsored by Rotary Club of Brunswick, Town of Brunswick Parks & Recreation, Brunswick Police Department, Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club, Walmart, Center Street Bicycles, and Mid Coast Hospital. 

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

Bath Celebrates “Mayfair” Saturday, May 5th

Bath Celebrates “Mayfair” Saturday, May 5th

Bath will celebrate the rites of Spring on Saturday, May 5th, during Main Street Bath’s 10th annual Mayfair event.

The day will begin with yard sales from 8am – noon in City Park on Washington Street and at private locations city-wide. Participating yard sales will have flyers with address and item listings to help guide shoppers in their hunt for bargain.