Remembering and Talking About 9.11.01

Remembering and Talking About 9.11.01

Has it really been that long?

It’s hard to believe what happened on 9.11.01. It’s a day that changed our lives forever. Even my sons, who weren’t yet born.

So much has changed since that horrible day. Who would have thought the term “post-9/11″ would make any sense to us 10 years and one day ago.

A lot of people are sharing their stories from 9/11. Where they were, how they were affected.

My husband and I have watched a few programs on the building of the 9/11 memorial. Just watching these documentations brought back a flood of memories from that day.

On more than one occasion, we’ve turned to each other and said “We’re going to have to explain this to G (our six year old) at some point.”

9.11.01 Memories

I remember being at my desk at the now-defunct alternative newsweekly, Casco Bay Weekly, in Portland, Maine. I was an advertising consultant.

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival August 20, 2011 5th Annual

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival  August 20, 2011 5th Annual

August 20, 2011 5th Annual
The 5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival takes place on the sidewalks of Maine Street and on the adjacent town Mall on August 20 from 9-5.  Thousands of visitors will take advantage of the sunshine and the wonderful atmosphere on this special day in town.  Beginning with only 39 artists, the event has expanded in scope every year and has had a greater audience, each year.

Designed to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the arts and to showcase Brunswick as a wonderful cultural destination, there are more than 90 juried artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics and drawing, photography and fine crafts.

This year we have over

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th


• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway





One (1) winner will receive four (4) tickets to the Lenox 301 on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Summer of Love starring Michele Lee at the Ogunquit Playhouse until July 16th!

Summer of Love starring Michele Lee  at the Ogunquit Playhouse until July 16th!

Be prepared for a head on collision between cultures when a conservative bride runs away from the altar and runs into a VW Bus full of hippies from Haight-Ashbury, in the East Coast premiere of Summer of Love, on stage June 22 to July 16 at the Ogunquit Playhouse. With a little help from the hippies and dropouts of San Francisco, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This new musical by Roger Bean showcases the powerful music of the late 1960s by some of the most influential artists of the love generation including The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane, with songs that include: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Get Together,” “Piece of My Heart,” “White Rabbit,” “Spinning Wheel,” “Happy Together” and many more! Take a trip down memory lane, remember your glory days and most of all enjoy the music!

Open Forum on Train maintenance and layover facility June 23rd

Senator Stan Gerzofsky has set up a public forum for neighbors with Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) and MaineDOT to provide information regarding the construction of a train layover facility in Brunswick and address local concerns.  In response to concerns expressed by residents living near the proposed maintenance facility in Brunswick, Senator Gerzofsky has agreed to help facilitate a series of public forums intended to provide information to the public regarding project. 

This is the first of several public forum where there will be an opportunity for residents to voice their concerns and lea

Advocating for state regulations around food allergies

Interested in policy issues around food allergies? Especially state-mandated guidelines for schools?  A meeting will be held at the Seadog Brew Pub in Topsham on Tuesday, May 31st,  12:00noon to 1:00pm  to work on drafting a State-wide food allergy Bill for Maine. 
Currently, fourteen States have FA legislation. With support from FAAN (the Food Allergy & Asthma Network), those living with food allergies, and the parents of food allergic children, hope to have a Maine State FA Bill ready for the 2012 legislative session.  
This meeting is open to the public.  If you cannot attend the meeting, but you're interested in the Bill, please contact the Food Allergy Awareness and Action Project.