"Shop for a Cause" Day draws shoppers to Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Hundreds shopped in Portland Saturday to support local businesses in “Small Business Saturday.” 41 different businesses participated in “Shop for a Cause” day, which coincided with “Small Business Saturday.” Businesses donated a portion of the day’s profits to the Preble Street Resource Center. “It’s nice to explore some of these … Read more

Third Annual Maine YogaFest Supports Preble Street Teen Center

After months of preparations, ticket sales for the third annual Maine YogaFest (MYF) opened in mid-March. The weekend festival will be held from July 10 to 12 at the East End Community School in Portland and has added more than 15 new workshops to meet the growing demand from attendees. Up to 1000 yogis are … Read more

207: Jennifer Richard Jacobson's "Paper Things"

Jennifer Richard Jacobson wears many hats. She’s a teacher, an educational consultant and a speaker. She’s also a writer and her latest book is called Paper Things. It deals with something that is hiding in plain sight – homelessness among children. She’s got a book signing coming up Thursday and proceeds from the event will … Read more

Dining cause: Maine Restaurant Week Leverages Non-Profit Causes with Private Money

Diners visiting dozens of eateries for "Maine Restaurant Week" over the next two weeks may not realize the meal deals served up by Portland-local restaurants are taking initiative from of the nation’s hottest marketing trends – "cause marketing." Broadly defined, "cause marketing" refers to a cooperative effort between for-profit and non-profit organizations for mutual benefit. … Read more

Breakfast cook-off in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) — Over 200 people came out to do some taste testing in South Portland Friday morning for the annual breakfast cook-off. The breakfast competition featured restaurants from around Maine competing against each other for a good cause. All proceeds went to Preble Street. Entrees included chocolate and bacon stuffed waffles, creme brule … Read more

Preview: Maine Restaurant Week

(NEWS CENTER) — It’s been a long, tough winter for many restaurants across Maine. Next week, is “Maine Restaurant Week”, an annual effort to boost business and offer some great deals at some favorite dining spots throughout the state. Jim Britt sits down with Jackie for a preview of that and some special events happening … Read more

Paper Things Provides Middle-Grade Readers with an Intimate Account of Child Homelessness

Cumberland, ME – February 10, 2015 – With as much adventure and emotion as her award-winning novel Small as an Elephant, Jennifer Jacobson’s new novel, Paper Things, presents the story of 11-year-old Ari who when forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, choses her big brother. There’s just … Read more