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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 14:17

Lee Umphrey named as CEO of EMDC

BANGOR– Following an extensive national search, the Board of Directors of Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) voted unanimously on July 26, 2018 to hire Lee Umphrey as EMDC’s next CEO.

ORONO — In the modern era of social media, more than 300 million people use Twitter to share news and engage in online conversations. This provides a glimpse into the minds of a diverse public, making Twitter a useful tool for researchers to study people who sympathize and promote extreme violence.

ORONO — The University of Maine unveiled an innovative, rapidly deployable bridge system on July 12 at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

ELLSWORTH - Hammond Lumber Company (Hammond) announced today that it has acquired EBS Building Supplies (EBS), a lumber and building materials company, and all 10 of their coastal locations. The announcement was made today at the location in Ellsworth. Hammond, a third generation, family-owned company since 1953 with more than $250 million in sales, now has more than 800 employees and 21 locations. The company is the largest LBM dealer in Maine and one of the largest independent LBM dealers in the country.

BANGOR - Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present the award-winning musical and comedy group The Kinsey Sicks in their show “Things You Shouldn’t Say” for two performances only at the Bangor Opera House on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, both at 8 p.m.

ORONO — The University of Maine’s forestry faculty have teamed up with Black Bear Brewing Company and Marsh Island Brewing to serve up Green Growth, a spruce tip pale ale, this July.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 15:10

Celebrating Pride in Bangor

BANGOR – June is well-known as Pride month across the LGBTQ+ community. Here in Bangor, Health Equity Alliance is sponsoring the celebration

The event is created to support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the Bangor area. This year, the celebration takes place June 17-24; a whole week. Be sure to join us for some or all of the events being held this week!

For complete information about all the events, follow Health Equity Alliance on Facebook.

(Note: This calendar includes only events taking place from June 20-24.)

BANGOR - One of Maine’s most prestigious celebrations of new plays is making its way to Bangor once again.

The Maine Playwrights Festival – now in its 17th year – is offering public performances in Bangor for the second year in a row. Penobscot Theatre Company’s new Main Street space – located at 51 Main – will play host to this year’s five selected new plays on May 6 at 7 p.m.

BANGOR – After 27 years of service, Barbara McDade will retire as the seventh director of the Bangor Public Library on May 11. The new director will be Benjamin “Ben” Treat.

BANGOR – The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and the United Way of Eastern Maine have announced the creation of the Best of the North Festival.

The 2018 edition will feature wings, wine and beer and will raise funds for both organizations. The inaugural event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 16 on the Bangor Waterfront.

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