MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Annual Forecast Conference, which each year attracts more than 500 attendees from around the state, will be held this year on Thursday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.

“The Forecast Conference has grown to become the most important gathering of the year for all the key players in Maine’s commercial real industry,” said Tom Lea, MEREDA President, and Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Real Estate at Peoples United Bank. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the economy and gain insights into where our industry is headed in the months ahead.

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The 4th Annual "Freezin' for a Reason" Portland Polar Dip to benefit Camp Sunshine

The 4th Annual "Freezin' for a Reason" Portland Polar Dip to benefit Camp Sunshine

The 4th Annual "Freezin' for a Reason" Portland Polar Dip to benefit Camp Sunshine will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, at Portland’s East End Beach.

WHERE:  East End Beach, Portland, Maine

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2011 at Noon

COST: Every participant is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges for Camp Sunshine and those who do will receive an “I DID IT!” t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit Camp Sunshine. To pledge online and for more information on the event, visit http://www.freezinforareason.com/.

Snow-sled safety stressed

NAPLES, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- As Maine's snowmobile season gets off to a start, state game wardens are issuing a safety warning with an emphasis on lakes and waterways.

"If we get a little snowfall and get people out there, they may say, 'well it is January, it has got to be safe' and in fact it really isn't," said Major Gregory Sanborn, Chief Deputy of the Maine Game Wardens.

"[A body of water] may be safe ice at one end and it may be wide open water at the other and so you need to be aware of your entire surroundings," he added.  "Every year, we have a tragedy that occurs on an inlet or an outlet and we just want people to realize, that if they are going to snowmobile on Maine's lakes and ponds, be aware of inlets and outlets and know your surroundings." 

Hoof Care Clinic to Benefit Therapeutic Riding Program

Hoof Care Clinic to Benefit Therapeutic Riding Program

Windham - Dave Whitaker, a farrier who specializes in therapeutic shoeing and hoof rehabilitation is the featured speaker at “Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask Your Farrier”, a clinic for horse owners and equine caregivers. The hoof care clinic is scheduled for 10am to 1pm, Sunday, January 23rd and proceeds benefit Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center.  Topics include routine and preventive care, recognizing common problems and how to handle sprung, twisted or loose shoes. The fee is $25.00 and preregistration is requested. For more information or to register, please call 892-2813, x15 or visit http://www.ridingtothetop.org/.

About Riding to the Top
Founded in 1993, Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) helps people with disabilities reach their highest potential through the healing power of horses.

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Fire fails to deter owner of idle mill

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) -- The owner of an idle wood-products manufacturing plant in western Maine is vowing to go on with plans to open a new furniture-making plant despite losing the main manufacturing building to fire.

Louise Jonaitis said the fire at the former Sanders Brothers mill in Fryeburg interrupts her plans temporarily, but that she intends to use what's left to make furniture and other wood products. Jonaitis bought the mill, which had closed in 2008, at auction last year for $200,000.

Fire investigators tell the Sun Journal of Lewiston that they are still investigating the fire and might be ready to release their findings this week.

 

Naples Community Ice Arena

Naples Community Ice Arena

We a currently waiting for our first good snowfall of the year so that we can get the snow banks ready to hold that water in.  Once that happens we will be ready for another great season of making ice and skating!!!!

This is an outdoor rink so it being open is mostly dependent on the weather.  Bring you family down and have some fun.  I hope to see you there!!!

Naples Community Arena

SKATE AT OWN RISK

Family Free Skate Times
 

Mon/ Wed/ Fri- 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tues/ Thurs- 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday- 8:00 am –10:30 pm

Sunday – 8:00 am – Noon
The lights are on a timer and can be turned on by the switch that is located next to the garage door.  The lights automatically shut off at 10:30 pm.  

*NO STICKS AND PUCKS DURING FREE SKATE*

RULES FOR NAPLES COMMUNITY ARENA

1.No alcoholic beverages or smoking on premises

2.No eating or drinking on ice

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Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

$25,000 in grants will be distributed to local charitable and community organizations.

December 28, 2010 – South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union is announcing the launch of the Better Neighbor Fund, a new charitable giving campaign designed to support good works in the communities of Cumberland and York Counties. 
During the months of November and December, local charitable, non-profit and community organizations have submitted their ideas and projects via an online grant application.   In January, supporters will vote online for their favorite organization, cause or project. 
A total of $25,000 will be awarded through eight grants to the organization, cause or idea that receives the most votes.  There are three $5,000 grants and five $2,000 grants being awarded.  Visitors can vote for their favorite cause or idea by visiting the Town & Country Facebook page