Go ahead. Read a Banned Book.

Go ahead.  Read a Banned Book.

We take it for granted that we have a Constitutionally-protected right both to Free Speech, and the Freedom to Read.
But remember, freedom requires vigilance.  There are those who would seek to limit what we can read, even here in the United States. 

We're nearing the end of the 30th Annual National Banned Books Week .

Want to read a Banned Book?  Let me give you some ideas:


New Faces, Titles on Maine Municipal Association Executive Committee

New Faces, Titles on Maine Municipal Association Executive Committee

Oakland Town Manager Peter Nielsen won a recent election to become the next Vice President of Maine Municipal Association.

Nielsen, who began his career as a Town Manager in 1990, will assume the vice presidency at MMA in January 2013. That puts him in line to become MMA President in 2014. Stephan Bunker, Chair of the Select Board in the Town of Farmington, will lead the MMA Executive Committee as President in 2013.

"My goal is to keep the word ‘municipal’ front and center, synonymous with effective, efficient and responsive, as the answer to those who have weakened faith in government," Nielsen said. "Public safety, good roads, trash, recycling – these things can’t be taken for granted, but local voters are best suited to decide how much of each they need."

In other MMA election results, Glenburn Town Manager Michael Crooker will join the Executive Committee next January for a three-year term. Lewiston City Councilor John Butler, Jr.

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

David Schwartz, a curator at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and the country's leading authority on Televised Political campaign commercials  will be in Portland next Thursday, September 20 at 12:00 noon.   He will give the history of the TV ad in Presidential elections from the 1950s right on through the Super Pac-fueled environment of the 2012 election.   David will share examples from his museum's historic collection as well as insights on how they worked  - or didn't.     What: The power of the political TV ad When: Thursday, September 20, 12 noon  Where: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library Cost: $25 ad club members/$30 non members RSVP: info@maineadclub

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine invites you to join us for our annual meeting and end of the Mad Men end of the year soiree.

WHEN:  June 14th 5:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE:  The Portland Club  156 State Street  Portland, ME 04101

COST:   Members $14, Non Members $22 Price includes two free drink tickets


RSVP: Info@maineadclub.com'

For more information go to:  Ad Club of Maine on Facebook




The charter of the Advertising Club of Maine was signed on July 23, 1923 at the Congress Square Hotel in downtown Portland.

Pyro City Maine Grand Opening in Edgecomb

Pyro City Maine Grand Opening in Edgecomb

This weekend Enter to win the Godfather, prizes are also being drawn every hour all weekend long. 

Welcome To Maine's Premier Fireworks Store!

A Maine owned business serving all your fireworks needs. Launch your own dazzling pyrotechnics show with our full line of Zenith Shells, Fountains, Multi Effects, Roman Candles, Smoke Items, Firecrackers and more. Owner Steve Marson has been in the professional fireworks display business for many years and can advise you on a safe and memorable experience. Visit one of our three retail stores in Manchester, Edgecomby and opening soon Winslow.

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