MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Annual Forecast Conference, which each year attracts more than 500 attendees from around the state, will be held this year on Thursday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.

“The Forecast Conference has grown to become the most important gathering of the year for all the key players in Maine’s commercial real industry,” said Tom Lea, MEREDA President, and Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Real Estate at Peoples United Bank. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the economy and gain insights into where our industry is headed in the months ahead.

The Lewiston Firefighters Association Community Benefit Fund donated a total of $3000 to Hope Haven

The Lewiston Firefighters Association Community Benefit Fund donated a total of $3000 to Hope Haven

The Lewiston Firefighters Association Community Benefit Fund donated a total of $3000 to Hope Haven Gospel Mission and The Salvation Army to aid them in their Christmas giving programs.  With the two charities combined over 650 families have received help for Christmas this year.  Programs such as these would not be possible without the generous donations from individuals and groups such as the Firefighters Association.  A special thanks goes to Chief LeClair and the Lewiston Fire Department for their assistance in this fundraising effort.

Amcomm Wireless Gives $10,000 to Food-Bank

Donation will help provide meals for families in need this winter

WHAT : Amcomm Wireless owners, Peter McAvoy Sr. and Peter McAvoy II, will present Good Shepherd Food-Bank with a check for $10,000 to help feed Maine’s hungry this winter.

WHO: Peter McAvoy Sr. and Peter McAvoy II, owners of Amcomm Wireless; Rick Small, executive director of Good Shepherd Food-Bank; members of the media.

WHEN: Friday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Amcomm Wireless store at the Auburn Mall, 550 Center Street, Auburn, ME

WHY: Amcomm Wireless has made a commitment to help the Food-Bank in its goal of feeding as many of Maine’s hungry families as possible this winter. According to recent studies, nearly 195,000 Mainers are food insecure, meaning they do not have access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. 

Community Light Show

Community Light Show

For the third year Pine Knoll Landscape and Hardscape Center, 143 Lisbon Road (Rt.196)  Lisbon, has produced a Christmas Light Show as a gift to the area. This years show features,  4 musical pieces, a dialogue with Able Stable, a 25' decorated Christmas tree with over 15,000 lights.  Also new this year is the "Talking Barn" and enclosed Nativity Scene.   What started out as a father and two sons putting up lights for christmas three years ago, has grown to a light show which takes a crew days to put into place and hours upon hours of programming by a good friend. The show runs nightly from 5:00-9:30 and can be heard by tuning your radio to 88.7 FM.  Parking is available off the road across from the Shop.

Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale now on Tap and in Stores throughout New England

Gritty McDuff's ( is kicking off the holiday season with the release of its seasonal "Christmas Ale," available now through the end of the year, the company announced today.

"This ESB-style beer has a full-bodied, malty taste with slightly roasted undertones," said Thomas Wilson, Gritty’s marketing director.  "Its flavor perfectly complements richer holiday foods, and it’s a natural choice for entertaining."

A robust ale that will be served throughout the fall on draft at Gritty's three Maine brew pub locations (Portland, Freeport and Lewiston/Auburn), Christmas Ale also will be available on draft in select bars and restaurants throughout the region and at beer retailers throughout New England in 6- and 12-packs, 22-ounce bottles and mini-kegs.

Made with English Pale and Crystal Malts and a touch of Roasted Barley, a blend of Clusters, Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Yakima Goldings l

Lisbon Community School Receives Wal-Mart Distribution Grant

Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Lewiston recently donated $250 to Lisbon Community School as part of Wal-Mart's VAP (Volunteerism Always Pays) Program.  Phil Williams, an associate with Wal-Mart spent over 25 hours volunteering his time assisting Estes with Lisbon's D.A.R.E.

EMS program November 4


Central Maine Medical Center will host a Community Outreach Conference on November 4.

The program will cover advances in heart disease treatment, with a special focus on women and heart disease. A segment on asthma care will also be presented.

Continuing education hours (CEHs) are available for emergency medical services (EMS) participants.

Leading off the schedule of events will be William Phillips, M.D., medical director of cardiology at the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute. He will discuss ³Developments in Cardiology at CMHVI², including the results of the heart attack program at CMMC-CMHVI.

His presentation will address ³door-to-balloon time², the time between a patient¹s arrival at a hospital and the reopening of the blood vessel causing the heart attack.