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Skowhegan River Trail & Rivers Edge Mt. Bike Park

Skowhegan River Trail & Rivers Edge Mt. Bike Park

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.

Saddleback Ski Resort receives Governor's Award for Business Excellence

Saddleback Ski Resort receives Governor's Award for Business Excellence

RANGELEY - Governor Paul LePage presented Saddleback Ski Resort with a 2012 Governor's Award for Business Excellence during a reception held Monday, May 14 at the Statehouse Hall of Flags in Augusta.

The 22nd annual awards, administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and sponsored by Fairpoint Communications, recognize companies that demonstrate a high level of commitment to their community, employees and to manufacturing or service excellence.

Saddleback's owners, Bill & Irene Berry, daughter Faith Berry, grandchildren Martin & Adrienne Berard along with Chris Farmer General Manager, all accepted the award. The company is one of New England's finest family ski and snowboard resorts, offering activities and events during all four seasons.

Since 2003 Saddleback has increased its workforce from 66 full and part-time employees to 225 during the peak winter season.

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

Bowl for kids sake 2012 -

Bowl for kids sake 2012 -

Bowlers needed!! FORM A TEAM and join hundreds of people in the Kennebec Valley who are bowling in the annual Bowl for Kids Sake event! Visit our website at http://www.heroeswanted.org/ or call 626-3408 for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake team registration form

GREATER BANGOR CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE 2012 TOURISM AWARD WINNERS

GREATER BANGOR CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE 2012 TOURISM AWARD WINNERS

Bangor, ME—The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau in partnership with Presenting Sponsor, Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, is pleased to announce the honorees for the 17th Annual Tourism and Hospitality Eagle Awards. Each year the Greater Bangor CVB honors the region’s best in the tourism and hospitality industry with Eagle and Eaglet Awards. These awards honor their dedication to the promotion of the Greater Bangor region to visitors and residents.

The 2012 Tourism Awards will be held on Tuesday, May 1st, at Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon, ME. This year the Greater Bangor CVB Impact Award, sponsored by Bangor International Airport, will be presented to the Friends of the Maine Center (represented by Michael Aube, Miles Theeman and Mark Woodward).

Statewide Ice Fishing Derby

    The statewide ice fishing derby will go on as scheduled this weekend. This is not to be confused with the cancellation of the Sebago derby that was called off two weeks ago. There are twenty weigh stations from Acton to St.Francis where anglers can bring their catches and compete for over $20,000 in prizes. Also if anyone is lucky enough to break the State record on togue (31 lbs. 8 oz) they will win a bonus of $100,000. To find out more information go to www.icefishmaine.com. Proceeds benefit charities all across Maine.