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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:12

Local shelters helping to reduce the number of unwanted pets

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STATEWIDE Due to the ongoing generosity of the Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, and from other generous local foundations that continue to help fund a Spay/Neuter Voucher Program, BHS and various other Maine shelters have been able to offer financial support statewide to help low-income cat and dog owners spay/neuter their pets. Recently, the Belvedere Animal Welfare awarded BHS additional funds to administer specifically to individuals in Washington and Hancock counties.

To help distribute these funds to the targeted communities of Washington and Hancock counties, BHS has partnered with the Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield. This program is available to any resident in Hancock and Washington counties who receive or is eligible for food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD) or Maine Care (Medicaid). Residents of Washington and Hancock counties, if eligible, can receive a coupon through The Ark's 'Stitch-in-Time' spay/neuter program that they can use at participating veterinary practices in their area. Individuals will pay a very low, reduced fee for the surgery, and the grant funds received by BHS will cover the difference to the participating veterinarians.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 23:55

Livin' Briefs - 11/12/14

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Beal College medical assisting students host Red Nose Day

BANGOR The Beal College Medical Assisting Student Group is holding an event called Red Nose Day on Nov. 18, 2014.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 07:15

Free device workshop in Bangor area

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U.S. Cellular associates will help smartphone users get most out of their device

BANGOR Nearly one third of smartphone owners said they have watched TV on their phone, and one in five said they have read a book on their phone. Are you interested in using your phone for entertainment or are you looking for more information on how to get more out of your device? Devices such as the 4G LTE iPhone 6 and iPad Air can provide entertainment on-the-go, and U.S. Cellular wants to show everyone the tips and tricks of using these devices to the fullest.

Monday, 06 October 2014 22:05

Free device workshop in Bangor

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BANGOR In a recent survey, 53 percent of smartphone owners said they access email on their device several times day. In addition, 74 percent have accessed Facebook from their smartphone. How to use these features on smartphones are two of the most common questions that U.S. Cellular store associates hear. Devices such as the 4G LTE iPhone 6 and iPad Air make it easy to stay connected to friends, family and business, and U.S. Cellular wants to show Bangor area residents the tips and tricks that make using these features fast and easy.

On Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. at 403 Wilson Street in Brewer and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 to 9 a.m. at 33 Mid Mall Boulevard in Bangor, U.S. Cellular is offering a free Device Workshop where current or potential smartphone users can ask questions and learn about any device they are interested in. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don't have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

BANGOR In the past two years, the amount of adults in the U.S that own a smart phone has increased from 45 percent to roughly 60 percent, according to surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center. In an effort to help these customers, Verizon Wireless is adding additional free Wireless Workshops, available at participating Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.

The Verizon Wireless Communications Store located at 930 Stillwater Avenue, Bangor is hosting ongoing Android Workshops to help customers become acquainted with their new smartphone. There will be workshops on Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, 15 September 2014 23:26

U.S. Cellular donating $1 million to teachers

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MAINE U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences. One hundred and ten Maine teachers had their classroom projects funded by U.S. Cellular in 2013, totaling more than $62,000 and benefiting more than 5,300 students.

U.S. Cellular is working with DonorsChoose.org for a fourth time and encourages teachers to post their projects on the site for potential funding. DonorsChoose.org is a charity website that helps teachers identify funds from corporate and individual donations for classroom projects.

BANGOR The City of Bangor has launched its first ever mobile application (app) called 'Go Bangor,' and a newly designed website at http://www.bangormaine.gov. Recognizing the drastic increase in the use of smart phones, the app and website will better connect residents and visitors with City Hall. The app provides easy access to information including city news, a public meeting calendar and social media.

Of particular note, the mobile app simplifies the process of submitting a service request to the City. See a pothole? Concerned about graffiti? 'Go Bangor' app users can quickly report issues to the City, and requests are automatically routed to the appropriate department or individual. App users can also review the status of their open requests. Upon submission, requests are logged in a citizen request management system so issues are never lost or forgotten and will be escalated if not resolved. The citizen request management system also integrates with the City's GIS data, providing key information to City staff as to the location of issues that can eventually guide future projects. The service request data will also be used to ensure the efficient delivery of City services.

BANGOR - Challenger Learning Center of Maine has scheduled its next electronic waste recycling event at 30 Venture Way, Bangor on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Our semi-annual e-waste events create nothing but a win-win-win," stated Susan Jonason, Challenger executive director. "Residents from any community are able to get rid of all of the electronic junk that they've collected, the waste doesn't end up in a landfill, and in exchange for providing this free service, attendees make charitable cash donations to help Challenger in its mission to inspire Maine's students in STEM education. We don't benefit from the recycled materials ... but the cash donations received make this event an important fundraiser for us."

Monday, 01 September 2014 23:05

Startup targets tech interests of boomers and seniors

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ORONO and BAR HARBOR - BoomerTECH Adventures' passion is helping boomers and seniors create, connect and contribute in today's world. Our personalized, expert support increases boomers' knowledge and comfort using digital tools and resources. BoomerTECH Adventures provides multi-day retreats in idyllic Maine settings, a variety of specialized workshops, on-demand tech training for individuals and groups and online digital resources for boomers.

Former University of Maine education professor and co-founder Ed Brazee points out, 'Our services are customized to the interests and skill levels of each participant. BoomerTECH retreats and workshops are interactive, self-paced, relaxed and fun! Definitely not a typical sit and get' 9-to-5 class! We are committed to helping every participant from beginner to advanced; that's why we limit registration to 30 participants to ensure the highest level of personal attention.'

Monday, 01 September 2014 23:03

TEKK Briefs - (09/03/14)

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UniTel's broadband network to be expanded thanks to ConnectME grant award

UNITY UniTel has been awarded a ConnectME Authority (ConnectME) grant to assist with expanding and enhancing UniTel's high-speed broadband service to homes and businesses in its service area. The ConnectME grant will be matched by UniTel as part of its strategic plan to expand availability of its fiber network by bringing Fiber To The Home ('FTTH') to its customers. The UniTel fiber optic network infrastructure will be capable of delivering 32 mbps both up and down, customizable to 1 gigabyte per second.

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