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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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Veterans Administration to open a National Veterans Burial Ground in Calais

Veterans Administration to open a National Veterans Burial Ground in Calais

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it is moving forward with a plan to provide burial services for Veterans in rural areas where there are no available VA national cemeteries, state Veterans cemeteries or tribal Veterans cemeteries.

"VA is committed to improving service to Veterans in rural areas," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "Through an innovative partnership with existing cemeteries, we will be able to ensure burial for Veterans in more locations that meet the high standards of national shrines."

Under the Rural Initiative plan, VA will build small National Veterans Burial Grounds within existing public or private cemeteries in rural areas where the unserved Veteran population is 25,000 or less within a 75-mile radius.

Pirates to "Run Amok" at Fort Knox - Saturday, July 21

Pirates to "Run Amok" at Fort Knox - Saturday, July 21

Prospect, ME - The Friends of Fort Knox are hosting their annual "Pirate Day" at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, July 21, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose and their vaunted ship the "Must Roos" will be plying the waters of the Penobscot River, letting loose cannon fire at the pirate cannon battery at the Fort.

This is the ideal event for all those who have harbored a secret desire to be a pirate. Those wishing to participate in this event are asked to don their best pirate costume and practice pirate speech and accent. The pirates will engage in a cannon firing demonstrations, sword fighting, gunplay and creating general mayhem.

The Friend’s "Pirate Day" will feature contests to include best-sounding pirate, best-dressed pirate, a pirate parade and a treasure hunt.

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine invites you to join us for our annual meeting and end of the Mad Men end of the year soiree.

WHEN:  June 14th 5:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE:  The Portland Club  156 State Street  Portland, ME 04101

COST:   Members $14, Non Members $22 Price includes two free drink tickets

 

RSVP: Info@maineadclub.com'

For more information go to:  Ad Club of Maine on Facebook

 

 

ABOUT US

The charter of the Advertising Club of Maine was signed on July 23, 1923 at the Congress Square Hotel in downtown Portland.

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

SIS Scenic Maine Photo Contest Promoted via Facebook™

Opportunity to Win a Prize and Select a Local Charity to Receive a Donation

Show us your favorite Scenic Maine Photo!

To enter our Maine Scenic Photo contest, you can post up to 5 photos now through June 8, 2012. We’ll select our favorite twelve (no more than one per person) that may be chosen for SIS’s 2013 calendar or other print materials and then ask our online social network community to vote for #1. For each vote placed, we will make a $1 donation to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice, up to $300. Plus, the winner gets a $100 gift card! That’s not all!