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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:09

True North Theatre to present workshops

ORONO - True North Theatre, in conjunction with the University of Maine, is proud to present a series of workshops with Intimacy Directors International, focusing on creating a safe work environment when creating moments of intimacy on stage and in film.

“I believe that Beal College and the AAMA are builders of the future leaders in the industry of health care.” – Sue Hawes, CMA (AAMA), MBA, RHIT, FACMPE

At its National Conference last September in Salt Lake City, Utah, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) elected Sue Hawes, Dean of Education of Beal College, as its president.  

STONINGTON – Opera House Arts (OHA) and the OHA Community Advisory Board are proud to announce the launch of a new play-reading series: “SeaTimes Stories.”

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 11:56

Maine Technology Institute releases annual report

BRUNSWICK – The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) recently released its FY18 annual report summarizing the impacts associated with the organization’s investments and services across the State of Maine. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:32

UMaine Alumni Achievement Awards announced

ORONO - The recognized “father of the personal computer,” a noted heart surgeon, a widely respected higher education leader, and a fast-rising young attorney are among the Black Bear alumni to be honored as part of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:35

UMaine professor concocts Virtual Cocktail

ORONO — Imagine the ability to turn a plain glass of water into any kind of drink that suits your fancy, from lemonade to a cocktail, with the press of a button.

Sound futuristic? The future is at the fingertips of Nimesha Ranasinghe, a new assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine.

BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC), Four Directions Development Corporation (FDDC), MaineStream Finance, New Ventures Maine, SCORE, Maine Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), and Scratchpad Accelerator have joined together to form Business Resource Partners for Greater Bangor. The collaborative helps businesses grow through education, referrals, and personalized advising.

This collaborative effort of Bangor works with a wide array of clients, from entrepreneurs with an idea, to those who already have an established business. Individuals come to the collaborative for assistance, from help with next steps to intensive classes.

“MaineStream Finance is excited about joining this wonderful group of nonprofits serving our area’s entrepreneurs,” said Christopher Linder, CEO of MaineStream Finance. “We have always organically worked well together; this new initiative only improves upon what we have done for our entrepreneurs in the past. By formalizing our efforts and making the communication a bit more systematic, we can reach more entrepreneurs and better serve their needs.”

“Together we can do more to serve the diverse needs of Bangor’s entrepreneurs and small business owners from idea to startup,” said Jason Harkins, Managing Director of Scratchpad Accelerator. “The collaborative represents the further strengthening of the bonds that bind resource providers that will have a measurable impact on small businesses in the Bangor Region.”

The group formed as a way to collaborate on trainings offered, creating a network that maximizes the resources of the individual organizations.

“Working together and leveraging resources and ideas will allow us to better serve the Bangor region,” said EMDC’s President & CEO, Lee Umphrey.

Individuals interested in getting in touch with someone from Business Resource Partners for Greater Bangor can visit their Facebook page, or

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:52

EMHS becomes Northern Light Health

BREWER — Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and its member organizations have officially changed their name; EMHS is now Northern Light Health.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:37

Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival makes its debut

BANGOR – The Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival is set to bring a wide variety of music, dance and more to the area this weekend.

The festival featuring the music, dance and food from Celtic countries will take place over the course of four days. This includes free family events such as a Family Fairy and Pirate Parade that will start on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the University of Maine Museum of Art and end at the Bangor Public Library with story time and a treasure hunt; genealogy workshops; and a demonstration of Irish step dancing. Musicians representing the music of Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man and Cornwall are featured this year in concerts and workshops that will take place September 27-30.

Tickets to all events can be purchased online at An all-festival ticket is available for $65 as well as individual tickets available each concert.  The workshops in Celtic music and dance – taking place on September 29 - are available for $10 each.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:29

UCP of Maine education program opens new classroom

BANGOR - UCP of Maine’s early childhood education program, Bridges, has announced that they have opened a brand-new, sensory friendly classroom known as the Alphabet Garden.

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