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Angus King was sworn is as U.S. Senator on Jaunary 3rd.   In 1994, Senator King was elected Maine's 71st Governor. During his two terms in the Blaine House, he focused on economic development and job creation, and also achieved significant reforms in education, mental health services, land conservation, environmental protection, and the delivery of state services. He was re-elected in 1998 by one of the largest margins in Maine's history.

For more information on Senator King click here:  SENATOR ANGUS KING




The F.O.G. Festival unites rock legends and iconic local band members and musicians to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank

John Popper of Blues Traveler and Chris Barron of Spin Doctors will join local music all-stars for the 5th annual F.O.G. Festival (Friends of Greg). Over 100 musicians are expected to perform and help raise money for Maine's Good Shepherd Food Bank. 

The event takes place February 28, March 1 and March 2, 2013 at the Port City Music Hall and The Big Easy, Portland, Maine.

Performances include Chris Barron performing with Lazy Lightning and Band Beyond Description; Barron performing solo; Barron with John Popper; Barron with Popper and The Shakes; Barron and Popper with The Fogcutters Big Band; Popper with John Clavette Band; Los Lotharios; Anna and The Diggs; DIRIGO; Blues Brothers Tribute Band; Birdi Googins; and more.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
At Big Easy, 9pm to 1am
Chris Barron performs with Lazy Lightning and Band Beyond Description
Tickets: $5 at the door / 21plus

March 1, 2013
At Big Easy. 7pm to 8:30pm
Chris Barron performs solo, then with John Popper and The Shakes
Tickets: $10 advance ticket purchases at Bull Moose, $12 Day of show/21 plus

March 1, 2013
At Port City Music Hall, 9pm to 1:30am
John Popper with Chris Barron, backed by The Fogcutters Big Band, followed by Los Lotharios
Tickets: $20 in advance at Port City Box Music Hall box office or get tickets Online, $25 Day of Show/18 plus

March 2, 2013
At Port City Music Hall, 9pm to 1:30am
John Popper performs with John Clavette Band, Anna and The Diggs, DIRIGO, Blues Brothers Tribute Band, special comedy set by Birdi Googins
Tickets: $10 in advance at Port City Music Hall box office or get tickets online, $15 day of show/18 plus

?Good Shepherd Food Bank. Since 1981, Good Shepherd Food-Bank has worked diligently to establish essential partnerships with many others concerned about ending needless hunger here in Maine.

The F.O.G. Festival has raised thousands of dollars for Good Shepherd Food Bank and hungry Maine families since 2009. Festival organizer, and the "G" in F.O.G., Greg Martens has longstanding friendships with Chris Barron of Spin Doctors, John Popper of Blues Traveler and many others. The relationships were formed when Martens worked as a concert tour merchandise manager. March 1, 2013 also happens to be Greg's 50th birthday. So F.O.G. can only be described as the perfect jam storm-A benefit for the Good Shepherd Food Bank, the chance to experience jam scene legends, backed by and playing with local music all-stars, and a massive birthday bash. ?

For more information on the F.O.G. Festival click here:  F.O.G. Festival

For more information on Port City Music Hall click here: PORT CITY MUSIC HALL

For more information on The Big Easy click here:  BIG EASY

For more information on the Good Shepherd Food Bank click here:  GOOD SHEPHERD



Olympic and World Cup Alpine skier, Julie Parisien will set the pace for the 11th annual Break the Sound Barrier ski race at Shawnee Peak on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Race registration begins at 8am, race starts at 11am, and awards at 1:30pm. Event proceeds benefit hear ME now, Maine's leading auditory oral education center for children and adults with hearing loss, their families and their communities. 

Julie will be taking photos with registered racers and presenting awards to the Fastest Team, Top Fundraising teams, as well as individual awards for Fastest Male, Fastest Female, Fastest Under 14, Best Wipeout, Most Leisurely Pace and more. All racers receive a free full day lift ticket for the day of the race, a race t-shirt, a BBQ lunch and 2 timed runs down a modified slalom race course.

Julie Parisien competed in the 1992 Albertville games, 1994 Lillehammer games and the 1998 Nagano games' Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Combined events. She has also skied on the World Cup circuit and the World Championships in 1993. She is a mother of four and named to the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2008.

hear ME now, Maine's leading auditory oral education center, is committed to supporting children and adults with hearing loss, their families and their communities. hear ME now is uniquely qualified to provide resources, technology and innovative teaching necessary to foster opportunities to learn to listen and speak. Programs include home based parent support and play groups, community based preschool programs, music programs, consultation contracts, summer programs and individualized listening and speech therapy.

For more information on the Break The Sound Barrier Ski Race click here:  BREAK THE SOUND BARRIER

For more information on hear ME now click here:  HEAR ME NOW

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