Literary Lunch with David Little: Feb. 22


Literary Lunch: David & Carl Little talk about Art of Acadia with Bob Keyes

Wednesday, February 22 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Portland Public Main Library
Audience: Adults

David and Carl Little will sit down and discuss their new book  Art of Acadia with bob Keyes, Art Critic at the Portland Press Herald.

About the book:

The Mount Desert Island and Acadia region of Maine has been the subject of artists for hundreds of years and many of America’s most celebrated painters have been inspired here. From Thomas Cole to Richard Estes, painters have captured the exquisite beauty of the island on canvas. Their work has drawn visitors year after year and helped inspire the preservation of its extraordinary natural beauty through the creation of Acadia National Park. This view of the region through the works of talented artists grants a new perspective to our collective appreciation of this unique convergence of land and sea.

About the Series » Literary Lunch Series


Portland Public Library’s Literary Lunch series is held monthly and features authors from New England in conversation about new works.  Authors are interviewed by literary friends, colleagues or critics.

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Community Meeting on School Bond Issue: Wednesday December 21

The Longfellow and Lyseth Parent Teacher Organizations are jointly hosting a community meeting with our District 5 City Councilor David Brenerman and School Board Member Marnie Morrione regarding the Elementary School bond proposal.  We welcome all District 5 residents (not just parents of elementary school children) to come and hear from Councilor Brenerman and Board Member Morrione and provide them with your thoughts and views.  Both Councilor Brenerman and Board Member Morrione are very interested in providing an update to residents and hearing from constituents directly.

WHEN:                 Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30pm

 WHERE:               Casco Bay High School, Room 200

 WHY:                    Learn the latest and respectfully speak your mind 


As many of you may be aware, the School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee is meeting on Thursday December 22 at 5pm in City Council Chambers.  The School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee was formed by the City Council to further review and provide a recommendation on the proposed school bond.  The Ad Hoc Committee is comprised of 4 School Board Members, 3 City Councilors and the Mayor.  Once the Ad Hoc committee makes its recommendation, it will be sent back to the Board of Public Education for their approval, reviewed by the Council’s Finance Committee and then ultimately voted on by the full Council.  Bond proposals need to be approved by 7 members of the City Council in order to go on the ballot for voters to decide upon.  Both Councilor Brenerman and Board Member Morrione serve on the Ad Hoc committee.


Please feel free to contact Kim Cook, member of the Longfellow PTO, with any questions at


We hope to see many of you then!


Angela Richards, Longfellow PTO Co-Chair and Jen Gribbin, Lyseth PTA Co-Chair


Missing Dog: Beagle


FOUND!! Thanks to the PPD, and everyone who helped bring him home.




Owner’s Name: Mary L Gabriele

Message: Please post a missing dog notice for our community. I reside at A1 Clairmont Court on Coyle Street across from Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot. Gunner is a rescue dog from Tall Tails Beagle Rescue 9 weeks ago. He is a tri-color beagle 13 inches tall and 32 lbs. He was last seen at the intersection of Brighton and Woodford 3 pm yesterday.


Please Contact Us if you have any information

Christmas Caroling Party: December 17th

Our Friends Bobbi and John at Preserve Deering Neighborhood invite one and all to a Christmas Caroling Party on Saturday, December 17th beginning at 3:30 pm at Black Cat. Print Caroling Lyrics


Annual Meeting Nov. 28

DCNA Annual Meeting

Monday, Novemebr 28th

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Deering Center Community Church

4 Brentwood Street

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the church pantry. Thank you!


Deering Center Community Church


Friends of Evergreen: Baxter Day Celebration, November 18th


Annual Halloween Window Painting

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Deering Center gets Spooked!


The Annual Deering Center Gets Spooky Window Painting will happen on Saturday, October 29 from 2-4:00 pm. Join Amy Segal and other neighborhood artists to transform shop windows on Stevens Ave. All ages are welcome!