23 Mar

Join the Easter Egg hunt at Payson Park - April 1, 2023

Register with Portland Parks here.

Next BCNA Meet your Neighbors Event
We want YOUR input into selecting the venue for the next Meet Your Neighbors get together this spring. Please take the survey here to help us select the best venue. Please reply before April 1st!

Spring Cleaning Time!

JOIN FRIENDS Woodford's Corner on Saturday March 25th at 9AM in the Dunkin' Donuts Parking Lot for cleanup.
Neighborhood litter cleanup through early afternoon. You will litter receive bags, gloves, etc. If you would like to participate in this urgent project, please email  alavinliston@gmail.com for details. Also posted on NextDoor App, so no need to respond twice. There be an additional round of cleanup on April 15. Spend an hour or two sprucing up our area!

Saturday, April 15, 202310:00pm – NOON

Meet in Little League Parking LotGarbage bags, gloves, maps & water provided!

Rapid Transit Survey
The Greater Portland Council of Governments is studying the possibility of a rapid transit line connecting Portland, Westbrook, and Gorham. They are currently considering four different route options. Take this survey to learn about these options and identify what you like and dislike about each one.

Back Cove’s Independent Seniors Network is a network of volunteers that perform services to help our seniors remain independent. The services are all provided by volunteers who are vetted prior to interacting with the members. The services consist of transportation to appointments and social activities, assistance with shopping and errands, light household chores, light gardening, phone call check-ins, computer assistance, friendly visits, bringing trash to the street, and handyman assistance. We also endeavor to connect members with each other and help to combat social isolation.

We are currently experiencing a shortage of available volunteers to provide the many services our members require. Transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping are the greatest needs right now. If you or someone you know would be willing to join our volunteer force, please let us know. Volunteers choose what services they’d like to provide and how often they’d be willing to do so.

If you need assistance, would like to know more about us, or know of any neighbors we could help also, please contact us.  For more information, our website is www.independentseniorsnetwork.org, our phone is 207-370-1896, our email is info@independentseniorsnetwork.org,  or you can contact Carol Colton directly at ccolton@independentseniorsnetwork.org or 508-728-1296. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

June 13 Municipal Election 
Voters can now request their absentee ballots for the June 13, 2023 Municipal Election. Please visit portlandmaine.gov/absentee to learn more about this election, and the multiple ways to request a ballot. Please note: Since this is a municipal election only, the State of Maine’s absentee ballot request form cannot be used to request an absentee ballot; voters must use the City’s online request form for this election.⁠

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