May 30, 2014 RSS feed / Community

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Are graphic novels real books?

I often overhear parents steering their children away from graphic novels, wanting them to read a so-called real book instead. Graphic novels and comics have a kind of stigma associated with them among many adults. More...

Company’s musical will be first in years

Mad Horse Theatre Company will produce its first musical in 17 years – “Grey Gardens,” a book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. More...

Library to show oil paintings

Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth will open a new art exhibit in its gallery area beginning Monday, June 2 featuring oil paintings by Jack Riddle of South Portland. More...

Student will study in Ireland

Southern Maine Community College student Amber Powell has received a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship to study in Ireland next fall.  More...

2014 Summer Camp Directory

A Week At Camp Arcadia!  Arcadia is an educational camp operated by the same family for 4 generations. More...

After hours concert is May 31

The South Portland Public Library continues its series of free after-hours events with a concert given by The Casco Bay Tummlers, who will perform an evening of Klezmer tunes and Balkan music from Eastern Europe and beyond. More...

Kite festival success

Top left, young contestants test their speed during one of several parachute runs held during the fifth annual South Portland Kite Festival held May 24 in Bug Light Park. More...

Scholarship fund increases

Southern Maine Community College has increased its summer scholarship fund by $50,000 due to demand from students.  SMCC is now offering $125,000 in Summer Success Scholarships – up from $75,000 – to qualified students to cover the c More...

A Window on the Past

Remembering: Ge Erskine Park

A distant cousin of ours, my mother declared, was Ge Erskine who was a very well known director of South Portland Public Works from 1979 until 1999. More...