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Walking "The Useful Walk"

Walking "The Useful Walk"

I just passed my 2nd Anniversary of writing The Page Turner.  You know how I remember now?  I volunteered at the local library used book sale again!

The Falmouth Historical Society Annual Meeting

Reel Paddling Film Festival

Reel Paddling Film Festival

The Maine Island Trail Association & the Northern Forest Canoe Trail are bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival to Portland on March 29th, 2013. This event will be held at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus at 7:00 pm, and will include the exclusive premier of a new short film celebrating the Maine Island Trail on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

A silent auction to benefit the Maine Island Trail Association, showcasing high quality gear and original Maine art, will begin at 6:00 pm. A unique collection of auction items will be on hand, including a stand-up paddleboard, gift certificates to local restaurants, a variety of weekend getaways, sailing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting packages, selections from talented local artists, and much more.

Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Freeways clogged with cars and soul-killingly long commutes vs. mass transit, bicycles, and walkable cities?  Which would you prefer?

Taras Grescoe's Straphanger: Saving Ourselves and Our Cities From the Automobile has had a profound impact on the way I think about my car.

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Neon Night in Pondicherry Park

Neon Night in Pondicherry Park

On October 27, come out with friends to visit, have fun, and celebrate Bridgton’s new downtown park AND support Lakes Environmental Association. Last October, over 150 people came out to experience Pondicherry Park at night.  This park was given to the town after Bridgton residents voted to adopt it as their own. Wearing neon bracelets, necklaces, hats and various other accessories, participants created a neon river winding its way along the trails of the park.  The scene was truly magical and people of every age enjoyed the experience.

Meet at the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge behind the Magic Lantern at 7 PM on Saturday October 27.  Bring your own glow-in-the-dark accessories as quantities available on site will be limited.  Please do not bring pets since the hike travels beyond the designated dog trail.A suggested donation of $1 per person will help with the continued maintenance o