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Not just another diet program . . . REAL help with long-term weight loss!

Not just another diet program . . . REAL help with long-term weight loss!

Enroll TODAY! Register now for the next 12-week session of the popular Mid Coast Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change. Classes begin Thursday, September 13. Space limited to 16 people. See flyer for more information or visit www.midcoasthealth.com/weightloss.

Longfellow Chorus Announces "Kickstarter" Campaign

Longfellow Chorus Announces "Kickstarter" Campaign

The Longfellow Chorus announces the start of a thirty day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its documentary, produced in Maine, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America, 1900-1912.

This unique documentary features a rare performance of a Coleridge-Taylor composition for violin and orchestra as performed in the Music Shed of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival on the centennial of its premiere, June 4, 1912, by Maine violinist Lydia Forbes.

The list of musical works by English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912) — a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London — includes over one hundred compositions written in the classical style of the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods: operas, cantatas, ballets, symphonic works, instrumental compositions, theater music and songs.

14th Annual Tour de Farms Bike Ride and Local Foods BBQ

The Morris Farm is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Tour de Farms Bike Ride and Local Foods BBQ will be held rain or shine on Sunday, August 19, 2012.  Riders from near and far will come together to support local agriculture and enjoy what Tour organizers boast is the best ride food in Maine!  Choose 20, 50 or 100 mile rides through Maine's beautiful Midcoast and inner farm lands.  All rides start and end at the Morris Farm Trust in the historically rich village of Wiscasset, Maine.  Rest stops along the way are stocked with fortifying snacks, sports drinks and water.  Several rest stops are located at local organic farms which will set up a special farm stand for riders to enjoy. Farm stand purchases will be transported back to the Morris Farm by volunteers and returned to riders at the Local Foods BBQ. 

The Tour de Farms raises funds to support the Morris Farm T

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Hannah Scully (Saco) named 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year

Seventeen year-old Hannah Scully, of Saco, has been named the 2012 Maine Games Youth Athlete of the Year.

Since 2003, and the Maine Games' first year in existence, this Thornton Academy senior has been the most prolific athlete in the organization's 10-year history.

In 2003, Scully, then an eight-year old baton twirler, won her first Maine Games medal (gold). Her eight-year participation record has led her to the medal podium more than 30 times.

Competing in team, solo, pairs, and two-baton events in the Maine Games State Baton Twirling Championships, Scully has been a part big part of every twirling event offered by the Pine Tree State's official State Games.

In 2004 and 2005, she also ran in the Maine Games State Track and Field Championships at Fitzpatrick Stadium, in Portland, winning a gold and two silver medals in the 50m and 100m, respectively.

Summer Concerns for Dogs....Fireworks, Going to Camp and more!

Summer Concerns for Dogs....Fireworks, Going to Camp and more!

Summer is upon us and, if you have a new puppy or older dog, there are a few things to consider when planning for fun in the sun.  Here are some tips and suggestions to consider when including Fido in your plans...

Taking Your Dog to An Outdoor Event:  Backyard BBQs, block parties and get-togethers with family and friends sometimes include an invitation to “bring your dog!”  If you choose to do so, be sure you plan ahead so that things go smoothly.  Always consider a public event as a training opportunity for your dog.  Wear your treat pouch and load it with delicious tidbits your dog loves.  Keep your pup on a leash so you have control over him at all times.  Here at our puppy school, we teach our customers to step on their puppy’s leash when people approach.  This way, the pup can’t jump on people who want to interact