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Monday, 29 June 2015 17:26

Carol Colson to be honored by Girl Scouts of Maine

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BANGOR - Girl Scouts of Maine is pleased to announce that it will honor Carol Colson with the 2015 Juliette Award at the Sixth Annual Pearls of Wisdom breakfast on Sept. 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor.

Girl Scouts of Maine established the Juliette Award to honor a woman who embodies the essence of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Juliette Gordon Low was a woman who exhibited a heightened sense of service to community and the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.

ORONO - After 10 years of connecting people to nature at Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holly Twining has formed her own company - Maine Yoga Adventures - to focus on her desire to bring people together to enjoy yoga and nature in unique ways.

Maine Yoga Adventures was created to offer retreats that connect diverse yoga practices with nature and seasonal outdoor activities. Adventures will include hiking, birding and paddleboarding among many others. Companion activities to yoga and nature immersion include creative writing, vegetarian cooking, dancing and more - whatever the mood of the season warrants.

BANGOR Bangor Federal recognized seven local students with $1,000 scholarships on Wednesday, June 17 at the Hogan Road branch. Each recipient of the Don Soucy Scholarship was picked by their school leaders, and were chosen based on their outstanding community involvement throughout their high school careers.

'We look forward each year to our Scholarship Awards Ceremony,' says Mike Sturdee, director of Marketing at Bangor Federal. 'It's great to meet and talk with these young adults who have diligently worked to make a difference in our community. We're sure that they will continue to have a servant's heart wherever the future leads them.'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:32

People On The Move - (06/24/15)

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Bangor Region Chamber launches search for new president

BANGOR - The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has launched its search for a president with the hope of finding new staff leader for the organization by the end of the summer.

NEWCASTLE Oxbow Brewing Company, the world-renowned farmhouse brewery located in Midcoast Maine, is excited to announce it has begun renting out its farmhouse to travelers and beer lovers. The sunny, passive solar and open concept home is located on 18 acres and is the original home of two of Oxbow's owners Geoff and Dash Masland.

'We love the rustic charm of this property more than any place in the world,' says Dash. 'We hope vacationers will enjoy the peaceful setting and our world class beers as much as we do.'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 14:58

Hay growers encouraged to update directory listings

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WALDO Growers and marketers of hay and hay products are reminded to update their listings on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension online hay directory umaine.edu/livestock/hay.

'Extension has maintained the hay directory for many years and growers and consumers have found the resource valuable,' says Rick Kersbergen, UMaine Extension educator in Waldo County. Kersbergen also advises having an analysis done when buying or selling forage products to ensure appropriate quality.

BANGOR -- Bangor Region residents and visitors are learning more about the city's history thanks to Eaton Peabody, Attorneys at Law and the Bangor Historical Society. The law firm has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of the 151 year-old organization's popular summer walking tours.

'One of our primary goals is to share' the history of Bangor and her people,' Melissa Gerety, Bangor Historical Society executive director, said. 'Our walking tours are one of the ways we do thatand we couldn't continue to do it without the support of community partners like Eaton Peabody. We are grateful for their support.'

BANGOR Last week marked the start of something new and exciting for the Geaghan's family, who have been in the restaurant business since 1975: their brews are now available in stores.

Their flagship beer Smiling Irish (Bastard), made its retail debut in six packs around the Greater Bangor area. As production in their new facility in Brewer starts producing beer at a regular pace, distribution will increase to points North and East of Newport where Maine Distributors distributes to. Their first brew day in their new facility was less than a month ago. Typically their brews in draft form go 16 days from grain to glass, bottling and distribution add a few more days to the cycle.

BANGOR - On June 4, Cindy Stevens from Bangor Savings Bank presented a $2,000 check to Literacy Volunteers of Bangor. 'This grant awarded from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to Literacy Volunteers of Bangor signifies our commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. This grant will help fund their expansion and move to Eastern Maine Community College,' said Stevens, Vice President and Bangor Hogan branch manager.

Since 1969, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor has provided area adults with free services to improve their basic English skills or learn English as another language. In the past year, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor saw an increase in both volunteers and students served. Literacy Volunteers of Bangor help provide students with the skills needed to find better jobs, receive a high school diploma or GED and advanced their reading levels.

Monday, 08 June 2015 20:59

Target Technology Center to host open house

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ORONO Members of the public, including innovators and entrepreneurs, are invited to a free open house from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Target Technology Center, 20 Godfrey Drive, Orono.

There will be tours of the facility, including available office space, as well as a barbecue and opportunities to meet innovators in the Target Technology Center community.

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