Two Maine Restaurant Week Events Benefit Preble Street

THE INCREDIBLE BREAKFAST COOK-OFFFriday, Feb. 27, 7-9 a.m. | Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave., South Portland | $25 | brownpapertickets.com  Maine’s title for "Best Breakfast" is up for grabs at this breakfast competition. Attendees taste the sweet and savory offerings and vote for their favorites. Proceeds benefit Preble Street Resource Center. THE SIGNATURE COCKTAIL … Read more

Soup bowls highlight hunger awareness

Giving back to the community is an art form for students in Scarborough High School’s alternative education class. Since the beginning of September, Lisa Ruhman, the high school’s ceramics teacher, has been working with the students to create bowls and mugs to highlight hunger awareness. In total, between 80 and 100 bowls will be made. … Read more

Breakfast Cook-Off winner is… Eve’s at the Garden

Tim Labonte’s pork belly waffles smoked the competition this morning at the fifth annual Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off, accomplishing what no other dish has been able to do in four years: Knock perennial winner Lisa Kostopoulos off her French toast throne. "I certainly didn’t expect it, to be completely honest," said first-time competitor Labonte, who is … Read more

Fashion in the ‘Forecast’

CAPE ELIZABETH – A group of Cape Elizabeth residents are presenting Fashion Forecast, a fashion show to benefit Florence House, a Preble Street program. Unlike designer shows, Fashion Forecast isn’t focusing so much on vanity and vanguard fashion, but on community and generosity to remember their friend Mary Staszko. Staszko, an active Cape Elizabeth community … Read more

PowerPay Marks 10th Anniversary with “10 Days of Giving”

PORTLAND, MAINE – In recognition of its 10-year anniversary, local credit card processor PowerPay is launching "10 Days of Giving" (www.10daysofgiving.com)- a celebration that reflects the company’s corporate culture and commitment to giving, sustainability and community. During the first 10 days of October, PowerPay employees are volunteering time during their workdays and making donations of … Read more

From Winter Break Springs Opportunities to Serve Common Good

Despite having had exposure to poor people in her home country of Nepal, Apekshya Prasai ’16 said she was stunned when she arrived at Bowdoin and witnessed the suffering of some of Maine’s homeless. Last fall, Prasai volunteered to do community service on her first-year orientation trip, and then she signed up to participate in … Read more

Causes unite longtime OOB band

ORCHARD BEACH – An Old Orchard Beach-based band is celebrating its 20th anniversary together by raising money for a good cause. Members of Beyond Reason will perform at One Longfellow Square on Saturday, Jan. 19 in Portland, with proceeds being donated to the Preble Street Resource Center. This is far from the first time the … Read more

Scarborough girls in the chocolate business donating profits

SCARBOROUGH – Two Scarborough girls are proving it’s never too soon to catch the entrepreneurial spirit, or the spirit of giving.Last year, Tansey Hughes, 10, and Naomi Sholl, 8, one-upped the usual kids’ lemonade stand by founding a business, Sweet Friends, to retail all-natural chocolates and candies. Now, they are dedicating net proceeds from an … Read more

Local man’s tunes bear up in movie

Director Seth MacFarlane was looking for songs to use in his new comedy film, “Ted,” that would match the film’s “energy.” That wasn’t an easy task, given that the R-rated film is about a grown man (Mark Wahlberg) whose closest friend is his childhood teddy bear come to life. And that teddy bear just happens … Read more