Category Archives: Community Events

Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5k registration opens

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 SACO – With black Friday in the rear view mirror and cyber Monday staring us in the face, the holiday seasons are in full swing. Many people are looking for the right gift idea or for a unique way to remind a loved one they are thinking of them. The Maine Cancer Foundation and the organizers of Mary’s […]

Community group unites against bullying

SACO – Many school children in Maine know all too well that the hallways and classrooms they occupy each day are filled with taunts, insults and bullies. Deb Landry, a Saco resident, published author, and the Executive Director of Crossroads Youth Center is working to change that reality. “It’s the number one problem in our […]

Ballpark dedicates POW/MIA empty seat

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – With the sound of hundreds of motorcycles riding through the streets and a Vietnam War era helicopter flying overhead, the second annual POW/MIA Recognition Weekend began on  Friday, Sept. 20 at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. Organized by the Maine Heroes Fund and Old Orchard Beach resident Russell Warriner, the […]

Local vets gear up for POW/MIA weekend

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Two Old Orchard Beach organizations, VFW Post 7997 and Alouette Resorts, made donations of $1,000 and $400, respectively, to the Maine Heroes Fund for its upcoming POW/MIA Recognition weekend. VFW Commander Richard Giroux, Quartermaster Mike McInnis and Senior Vice Commander Bill Day were all present when the donation was made to […]

Become a bone marrow donor and help save a life

BIDDEFORD – Five weeks before he was to enter high school, Corey Laplume was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and for three and a half years he fought the disease. After multiple rounds of chemotherapy, his doctors said Corey was in remission. But just five weeks before he was to graduate, he relapsed. […]

Runners from Portland to Boston take to the streets in support

PORTLAND/BOSTON – With little fanfare, runners throughout Maine and Massachusetts have taken to the streets as an act of compassion and support for one another and the victims of Monday’s senseless bombings. John Rogers and the people at the Maine Running Company sent out a simple face book message. A little more than 24 hours […]

‘Cats’ will take center stage at Thornton Academy

SACO – For the third year in a row, the Thornton Academy Players are performing one of the most popular Broadway musicals. The curtain at the Harry P. Garland II auditorium will rise on Wednesday, April 24, when students at the Saco school will perform in one of the longest-running shows, “Cats.” According to set […]

First student organized TEDx talks come to Maine

BIDDEFORD – For nearly a year, Biddeford High School senior Elyse Oliver has dreamed of bringing an event to her school that would both motivate and inspire her fellow students.   On March 29, she and other organizers held the first student run TEDx youth event in the state. “Elyse came to see me early […]

‘The video was Liv … completely’

SACO – Like many in the community, Brandon Aull was in a state a shock when he heard that 18-year-old Alivia Welch and 19-year-old Derrick Thompson were killed in their Sokokis Road apartment in Biddeford. “I was headed to Portland to visit some friends and it really didn’t sink in until I came home,” he […]