Third Annual Eco Options Christmas Light trade In

WHAT: The third annual Eco Options Christmas Light Trade In event allows consumers to bring in their old, non-working Christmas light strings to be recycled and receive a $3 off coupon towards the purchase of energy efficient seasonal light-emitting diodes (LED) string lights.  Customers must purchase their new LED lights between November 4 and November 14 and are limited to five redemptions. 

LED lights are shown to use 80 percent less electricity than standard mini lights and last up to 10 times longer.  This holiday season, The Home Depot will carry traditional white and multi-colored ENERGY STAR® qualified LED lights that offer superior connectivity-allowing consumers to link up to 87 strands (or one-quarter mile) of lights without fear of overloading a circuit.  There are even more great choices in LED holiday lights with the introduction of Martha Stewart Living and EcoSmart LED light strands, both available exclusively at The Home Depot.

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Hannaford Supermarket Selects Great Falls Construction to Remodel Recycling Center in Bridgton

Great Falls Construction who is known for their remodeling work at Becky’sDiner in Portland and The Cookie Jar Bakery in Cape Elizabeth was selected by Hannaford Supermarket to work on one of their locations at 109 Portland Rd in Bridgton, Maine.

Hannaford Supermarkets is updating a section of the store for returnable cans and bottles to accommodate Clynk, a Maine recycling company. The Great Falls team will be resizing the space by building a new wall, re-working all electrical, data, and mechanical systems, as well as, painting and finishing the floors.

"Having previously undertaken major remodels within retail spaces ensures that we are well acquainted with the challenges this project presents,” said Todd Rothstein of Great Falls Construction.

The remodel will begin on November 1st and is expected to take 3 weeks, with most of the work being completed at night.

Rec Cafe makes voting in Harrison a treat

HARRISON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The recreation department in the town of Harrison is doing its part to make voting a real treat this Election Day.

For the past three general elections, volunteers run the Rec Cafe at town hall. When you come to vote, you can also pick up breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. All the food is donated by local cooks and bakers, and all the money raised goes to rec programs and staff. Two years ago, during the presidential election, the rec program made $2,000 on Election Day.

New Cape Farm Opening Doors This Weekend

Fall and frosts have arrived, signaling the end of the season for most local farms.  For a new farm in Cape Elizabeth, however, the arrival of chilly weather means the season is just beginning.  And this year's harvest is the first for the Old Farm Christmas Place on Sawyer Road

Jay Cox began planting balsam fir on his property in 2004 after spending a few years preparing the land for the cultivation of Christmas trees.  Every year since, the Coxes have planted an average of 2,500 tiny transplants, and have meticulously cared for the trees over the past seven years.  Now there are about 1,000 trees from the fist planting that range from six to nine feet in height and are ready for sale on a choose-and-tag or choose-and-cut basis.   The farm will be in full production in 2012 as the new plantings mature; there will be around 2,500 trees available each year after this point.

The Cox's Old Farm Store - located in a 30' X 40' timber-fra

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The Manchester School

At Manchester Elementary in Windham teachers and staff created a health fair day to teach students about making healthy life choices.  The fair occupied the entire campus both inside and out.  Classrooms contained several hands on learning experiences for students including anatomy and workout training.  Outside students  students engaged in several exercise opportunities and team building games.   The goal of the program is to improve the overall health of students and to educate them to make healthy choices about what they eat and how they play!

Indigo Girls Next in the Benefit Concert Series

SATURDAY OCTOBER 30th 2010: Presenting the fourth in the Return to Life Concert Series, Indigo Girls, at Merrill Auditorium, Portland ME.

With three successful concerts behind us, featuring Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, & David Bromberg, we are excited to welcome these Grammy-winning singer-songwriters to the Return to Life stage.

In the beginning of 1989, with the release of what has proven to be their most timeless classic "Closer to Fine," the Indigo Girls suddenly had everyone's attention. Their first major label release snagged them a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording, as well as a nomination for Best New Artist.

Grand Opening for Summit Adventures at The Maine Mall

Summit Adventures Extreme Family Entertainment Center at The Maine Mall will have a day-long grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

Events will include a live broadcast by WCYY's Rob and Curdo, a rock climbing wall in the Mall parking lot, haunted laser tag, raffles, discounts, and prizes.

Currently on a short-term lease at The Maine Mall, Summit Adventures is seeking to establish a foothold in the Greater Portland area by offering safe, active fun for kids and adults alike. A healthy alternative to video games or watching a movie, Summit Adventure's attractions provide challenging, adrenaline-pumping opportunities for their customers to scale a climbing wall, flip in the air on a bungee trampoline, battle their friends in laser tag, or walk on water in a human hamster ball.

About Summit Adventures at The Maine Mall
Summit Adventure's location offers a wide variety of extreme sports simulators and active fun for all ages.