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Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 19:32

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Cumberland Farms opens store on Woodford Street, aids youth football league

Cumberland Farms christened a newly renovated store in Portland at 512 Woodford St. with a gala grand-opening event on Wednesday, Aug. 20.8-26-14-cumberland-farms
Featuring a modernized design and architectural features, the store offers a range of hot food items from pizza to grilled hot dogs to fried favorites, the company reported in a press release. A grand opening event was held to celebrate the store’s opening and to kick off a month-long fundraiser for the Portland Youth Football League — Project Helmets. Throughout the fundraiser, 10 cents from every purchase of Cumberland Farms’ hot coffee will be donated directly to the organization, the company reported.
Residents in attendance included members of the Portland Youth Football League, along with friends and family. Attendees were offered complimentary food from Cumberland Farms’ new menu including pizza, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and beverages such as Farmhouse Blend Coffee and fountain and frozen flavors from the Chill Zone.
Several employees took the ice bucket challenge during the grand opening of the newly remodeled concept store.
To visit the new Cumberland Farms or for further information, stop in at 512 Woodford St. in Portland, or visit http://www.cumberlandfarms.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:54

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Maine Public Broadcasting Network plans candidate debates

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network announced plans to hold and broadcast four key political debates in the month of October. The 1st Congressional District, the 2nd Congressional District, the Senate, and the gubernatorial debates will be hosted by MPBN and held at various venues across the state, the station reported.

The 1st Congressional District Debate will be held in MPBN's Lewiston Studio on Thursday, Oct. 9, and the 2nd Congressional District Debate will take place in the same venue on Thursday, Oct. 16. The Senate Debate will be held in Bangor at the Gracie Theatre on the Husson University Campus in partnership with the Bangor Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The Gubernatorial Debate will also be held at the Gracie Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 23.

All debates will begin at 8 p.m. and will be aired live on MPBN Television and Radio. The debates will be rebroadcast the day following each debate on MPBN Radio at 1 p.m. and on MPBN Television the Sunday following each debate in the afternoon.

"Full debate coverage is what our viewers, listeners and supporters expect of MPBN," said MPBN News Director Keith Shortall. "This year is no different. We are holding the debates as scheduled and urge all those candidates who have qualified for a place on the Nov. 4 Maine ballot to participate. MPBN strongly believes in providing these forums as a public service to our audience, and to the people of Maine."

MPBN plans to go forward with all of these debates, even though several candidates have not yet made a commitment to appear as of Aug. 25, the station reported.


Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 22:04

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Portland Buy Local announces new officers on board

Portland Buy Local has announced a new slate of officers to its board of directors.
Tony Cox is the new president, the organization announced. He co-owns Casco Bay Frames and Gallery along with his wife, Heather. Cox grew up in Topsham, and earned his degree in sociology/psychology with a concentration in studio art from Skidmore College. He also serves as chairman and co-founder of Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative and as a member of the steering committee for Portland Museum of Art Contemporaries. Formerly, he served as the director of the community and economic development for the town of Bowdoinham and a past member of the Topsham Historical District Committee.8-26-14-buy-local-Tony-Cox
Danielle Marks is the vice president of Portland Buy Local, who started volunteering with Portland Buy Local five years ago upon relocating to Portland from Washington, D.C. Marks markets B2B conferences and networking events for The Smithers Group in Falmouth. She lives in Portland.8-26-14-buy-local-Danielle-Marks
Debra Tenenbaum is the new secretary of Portland Buy Local. She and her husband have been longtime supporters and members of Portland Buy Local and she has volunteered for the organization for the last two years. Tenenbaum owns Front Porch Public Relations.
Norman Patry is the new treasurer of Portland Buy Local. He was born and raised in Lewiston, and graduated from Boston College with a degree in American literature. After a 10 year career in the investment industry he returned to Maine in 2000 and founded Summer Feet Cycling. He also serves on the board of Portland Community Television and is an active volunteer for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.8-26-14-buy-local-Debra-Tenenbaum
Portland Buy Local is the campaign of the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance. For more information, go to www.portlandbuylocal.org.8-26-14-buy-local-Norman-Patry

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:55

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