Daily Archives: December 25, 2009

Links to a couple of Maine Christmas stories

I’ve listed a couple of links of Christmas Day stories from Maine newspapers. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

 Best of holiday Traditions

The Hadiaris family is serving a free meal to 200 diners at its Saco restaurant for the 11th year.

 http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=304929&ac=PHnws

Church embraces spirit of giving

Strangers go ‘beyond’ imagination to help family

http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/133507.html

A case of helping

http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/news/local/7259955.html

‘The only thing it will cost you is a smile’

http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/news/local/7256736.html

The holiday shift in Cumberland County — Working Christmas Day

http://www.keepmecurrent.com/lakes_region_weekly/article_93e19328-efd6-11de-8d1d-001cc4c002e0.html

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Recount completed, Obama is 45th U.S. president – in Maine

Here’s a bit of presidential trivia from DownEast.com.

Why is Barack Obama the forty-fifth president in Maine?

Answer:

“In 1680, the Massachusetts Bay Colony named Thomas Danforth as the first president of the ‘District of Mayne’ to govern the region surrounding Falmouth, as Portland was then called.”

For further background, Maine used to be “Mayne” and it used to be part of Massachusetts.