Maine Restaurant Week kicks off with the 2011 Signature Event

PORTLAND, Maine – Expanding on last year’s legendary cocktail competition, the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week kick-off Signature Event introduces a two-pronged dessert competition. Taking place on February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland from 5-8 pm, the Signature Event celebrates the priceless individuality behind Maine’s cocktail shakers and sugar shacks.

Cookies challenge cakes and cupcakes take on truffles in the “How Sweet It Is” portion of the competition, but only one can win. Guests at The Signature Event have the final say in this people’s choice face-off.

More Than Just Dinner’s on the Docket at Maine Restaurant Week 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurants across the state are gearing up for the third annual Maine Restaurant Week, taking place March 1-12. Restaurants around Maine will participate in the event by featuring special three-course dinners ranging in price from $20-$40. Some restaurants will also offer three-course prix-fixe lunches from $15.

Restaurant Week celebrates the vibrancy and richness of Maine’s culinary traditions while giving restaurants a much-needed boost during the slowest time of the year.

More than seventy restaurants are already registered for the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week, from Eliot to Bangor to Rockland. A list of participating restaurants and featured menus is available on

Kicking off Maine Restaurant Week is The Signature Event™, on Monday February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland.

Lincoln area emergency rescue workers to be honored

Lincoln area emergency rescue workers to be honored

WomenHeart of Lincoln Lakes to host “Pin Our Lifesavers” award dinner

In honor of National Heart Month, the Lincoln Lakes chapter of WomenHeart, a national organization dedicated to promoting women’s heart health through advocacy, education and patient support, will host a dinner and award ceremony on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln.  The event, titled “Pin Our Lifesavers” will feature a “red dress” pinning ceremony to thank firefighters and emergency rescue workers in the Lincoln Lakes area, which includes several surrounding towns such as Lee, Burlington and Howland.

For more information on WomenHeart, visit


What: “Pin Our Lifesavers” Dinner and Award Ceremony

Who: WomenHeart of Lincoln Lakes

Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, State Road, Lincoln
When: Saturday, February 5


( 7:00 p.m. ) Come out and shake off the winter blues at the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce, first annual, CASINO NIGHT! This fund raising event promises to be great fun for everyone that attends, with a casual Western Theme, several "games of chance", abundant food and drink, and fantasitic and unique entertainment! Try out the Black Jack table, or maybe try your luck at the Roulette wheel...Of course the poker tables are always a great favorite! Don't know how to play? No problem! We will have special guest dealers that are able to help with "cheat sheets" that explain all the rules. Exchange your chips for raffle tickets at the end of the night and enter for a chance to win several amazing prizes! Entrance fee is $25, which includes 25 chips to start you off, as well as incredible food, and desserts! Cash bar available as well. The entertainment alone is worth the price!

Valentine Charity Ball

( 8:00-1:00 p.m. )
Join us for an evening of great music from the Foxcroft Academy Alumni Band, with classic dancing, delicious food, and amazing desserts as four local non-profit organizations come together to create an evening to remember! Woman Care, Piscataquis Regional YMCA, Friends of Central Hall, and Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce are joining efforts to raise funds to support thier various organizations, while creating a memorable event that you won't want to miss! Tickets may be purchased at Mr. Paperback, YMCA, and Woman Care for $25. Be sure to bring your Valentine Ball ticket to the YMCA to receive a discount for dance lessons to get warmed up for the evening.
Event Location: Central Hall East Main St. Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
For more information contact: Deb Boyd 207-564-7533

Center Theatre Welcomes Stage Manager

Center Theatre Welcomes Stage Manager

DOVER-FOXCROFT-A professional stage manager from California recently arrived to assist the Slightly Off-Center Players with the musical version of the popular novel Anne of Green Gables, which opens at Center Theatre in February for a total of six performances.
 Casey Rebecca Nunes is senior production manager at The Western Stage in Salinas, Calif., a professional company that puts on about seven shows per season. She is a native of Oakland, Calif., graduated from the Univ. of Hawaii, got into acting as a child and has been doing stage management since she was 15.
 Nunes travels around the country stage managing shows, and found out about the opportunity here through local costume designer Rhonda Kirkpatrick, who worked at The Western Stage.
 This performance involves 26 kids aged six to 18. Rehearsals started Jan.

Pine Tree Hospice cares for Caregivers

Pine Tree Hospice cares for Caregivers

On Saturday, February 5th, Pine Tree Hospice will be hosting a day for caregivers (past and present) to thank them for their dedication to those they care for.