The Ice Cream Cone is back up at RED’S!

The Ice Cream Cone is back up at RED’S!

It was a long summer for all those Red’s fans out there, making for an extra long winter. After a devastating fire back in May 2010, Red’s Dairy Freeze has since been working hard to re-build. Well, good news! The ice cream cone is back up on the newly finished red roof! If that isn’t a true sign of things to come, I don’t know what is. In a couple of short months everyone will be lining up outside of Red’s again…“Can I get a Chocolate Boston, Peanut Butter Cup Nor’easter, and a small ½ and ½ with crunch cote and eyes!” Yum


Warmer days ahead!


Grand Re-Opening March 2011



Public Baked bean Supper - Gray

A Baked Bean supper will be held on February 5th, 2011 at the American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road in Gray, Maine.  Beans, chop suey, cole slaw, hot dogs, breads and dessert will be available.  Adults $7;00, Children under 12 are $2.50. 

To benefit veterans and their families.

For more information, plese call Nancy True, 657-2661 or the Legion at 657-4884.

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

Camp Sunshine Completes John T. Gorman Foundation’s $250,000 Matching Challenge

Foundation’s Gift  and Support From Others Will Endow 20 Family Sponsorship Funds in Perpetuity at the Nation’s Only Retreat for Sick Children and Their Families

CASCO, Maine — Dec. 15, 2010 — Camp Sunshine today announced it has met the $250,000 Matching Challenge issued by the John T. Gorman Foundation. In December 2009, the John T. Gorman Foundation vowed to match 2010 gifts exceeding $25,000, up to $250,000. With just one month left to reach the goal, Jack’s Magic Bean Fund, founded by the Ramsdens, a Camp Sunshine bereavement family, committed its second gift of $50,000 this year, to meet the final milestone.

The John T.Gorman Foundation was founded by the late John T. (“Tom”) Gorman, of Yarmouth, Maine, in 1995, and its mission is to improve the lives of Maine residents through grants in five core focus areas, one of which is improving care for those suffering from cancer.

Join us for a night of family fun & festivities!

Join us for a night of family fun & festivities!

Naples tree lighting and silent wreath auction.

December 12, 3-7pm at the Singer Center located at the Village Green in Naples.

Lakes Region Families Participating in Grocery Shopping Challenge

What: Local families will be challenged to shop for a healthy meal they can create for under $10. This will be a highly educational, yet entertaining and dynamic event. During the Grocery Store Challenge, participants learn how to select affordable, nourishing ingredients to feed a family of four.
When: 6:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Where: Hannaford Supermarket, 797 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, Maine
Who: Kristen Miale, Program Director of Cooking Matters to Maine; Linda Manchester, volunteer chef and owner of the Good Life Market in Raymond, Diane Qualey from University of Maine Cooperative Extension Eat Well program, and Hannaford staff.
Why: For low-income families, cooking skills and budgeting techniques can mean the difference between feeding the family for just one day, and feeding the family for a lifetime.

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