A talented team from Lincoln Middle School has recently competed in the state meet and now has a chance to go to the world competition at Michigan State University. Odyssey of the Mind is an international, creative problem-solving program that engages students in learning by teams use their knowledge, creativity, and natural talents.
How can you help get this talented team to MSU? There are plenty of ways coming up in the next few weeks:
April 29th: Car Wash at Westgate Shopping Center 9 am – 1 pm
April 30th: Bottle Drive – leave your bottles on your front porch for pick up.
Dine Out: a portion of the nights profits will be donated to the team:
May 2nd: Salvage BBQ, 919 Congress Street, Portland
May 9th: Otto’s pizza, John Roberts Road, So. Portland
May 10th: BGoode, 15 Exchange Street, Portland
Or, Donate by check made payable to Lincoln Middle School Odyssey of the Mind, 522 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME 04103
Go Fund Me: Odyssey of the Mind Worlds
Good luck Team LMS!!!
Saturday, April 22, 2017
5 km Run/Walk: 9:00 a.m.
Start & Finish Location:
Deering High School, 370 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04102
The race will start on Ludlow Street near the tennis courts behind Deering High School. The race ends on Stevens Avenue in front of Deering High School.
Free parking will be available behind Deering High School, at Longfellow Elementary School, and on the surrounding neighborhood streets. Parking will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis with normally scheduled events taking place at local fields. Please arrive early to park in the parking lots close to the school. A parking map is available here.
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Deering High School, Stevens Avenue, Portland
The Urban Runoff leads into the Green Neighbor Family Fest, where families and community members take part in hands-on activities about water, learn steps to becoming a green neighbor, and have an all-around good time!
The festival is the City of Portland’s annual kick off for their Greener Neighborhoods Cleaner Streams program, which encourages residents to help keep Capisic Brook clean.
DCNA will have a table – drop by and say hello!
News from the City’s Forestry Division
Evergreen Cemetery Woodlands – Forest Management Project Begins
The Evergreen Cemetery Forest Management project began this week. Crews mobilized equipment to Evergreen Cemetery over the February 18 weekend in preparation. Equipment access to Evergreen Cemetery woods is via Brentwood Street Gate.
Trail access in the work area will be closed Monday – Friday for the next couple of weeks while the work is in progress. The snow cover is ideal to minimize impact to the forest floor, though disruptive to cross country skiing. As with similar work conducted at Pine Grove Park in 2013 and Riverton Trolley Park and Riverside Golf Course last year, the sustainable forest management work will have long term benefits.
The Evergreen Cemetery woodlands forest management plan was recommended by the Maine Forest Service via a grant from the US Forest Service to help communities with better management of their woodlands. The proposed thinning work will remove risk trees and thin sections of the woods to improve health. Conducting this type of work in an urban setting requires patience as the project looks ‘messy’ and disruptive when in progress while the results of reduced risk and improved forest health will last for decades. The window to conduct this work is relatively short as frozen ground and snow cover are needed to reduce impact to the forest floor. The project is expected to last two to three weeks depending on conditions.
Thank you for your patience as we complete this important work.
For more information: http://www.portlandmaine.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=2299
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
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.
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.