Belfast woman to perform to aid neonatal unit

Posted May 07, 2009, at 7:02 p.m.

Having held her son, for the first time, in the neonatal intensive care unit of Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, singer-storyteller Amy Robbins-Wilson of Belfast knows well the gratitude of other mothers in that situation.

To help raise funds for the EMMC NICU and Spindlewood Waldorf Kindergarten in Lincolnville, Robbins-Wilson invites you to her Mother’s Day Eve performance, Mothers and Other Angels, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the United Christian Church in Lincolnville Center.

The suggested donation is $9 to enjoy the original show by the author of the recently released book, “Transformational Mothering: A Prayerful Companion for New Mothers” who also has a new recording featuring lullabies and titled “The Divine Hours of Motherhood.”

Both are available at Amazon.com and, according to Robbins-Wilson, 10 percent of all profits will be divided between the national Children’s Miracle Network and the Anglesong endowment to benefit children in the EMMC NICU.

To learn more about the artist and her performances, visit www.amyrobbinswilson.com.

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What a nice gesture Sonny LeClair, owner of Quality Jewelers in Bangor, is making Friday and Saturday, which just happens to coincide with Mother’s Day weekend.

Quality Jewelers is giving away a string of pearls to anyone who has a family member deployed with the U.S. military.

All you need do is bring in a memento of your loved one and you will receive the pearls, one string per family, as long as supplies last.

Quality Jewelers is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at 57 Washington St. in Penobscot Plaza in Bangor.

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Mike Cornett of Orono called to report that the Maine Aviation Historical Society is holding its May members meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, at the Maine Aviation Historical Society on Maine Avenue at Bangor International Airport.

Members will be discussing plans for the museum’s “early opening on Memorial Day weekend,” Cornett said, “along with our future plans.”

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Mireille Le Gal, Women of the World coordinator for the University of Maine in Orono, e-mailed that the next WOW meeting is at noon Monday, May 11, in the MacKenzie Room on the second floor of the Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street in Orono.

Soups, breads and desserts, from around the world, will be featured at the luncheon for international and national women.

The cost is $4 for women and children over 10, $2 for children 6-10, free for children under 6, with their others.

For more information, call Le Gal at 581-3423.

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Kathy Marks-Molloy reports Friends of the Orono Public Library think it might be all right to stretch out celebrating Mother’s Day, at least by one day, by taking Mom to its annual Orono Tasting Bee at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the cafeteria of Asa Adams School in Orono.

The cuisine of several local restaurants, including Woodman’s, Harvest Moon, Sports Café, Margaritas, Lissus, Governor’s and Pat’s will be available for $10 for adults, $5 for youngsters 5-12, free for preschoolers.

Tickets are available at the OPL, The Store/Ampersand and at the door.

Proceeds will help purchase furnishings for the new Orono library, and you might win a nice door prize.

For more information, call the OPL at 866-5060.

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Toni Mailloux of Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast e-mailed that, as part of the Midcoast Maine Women’s Health Conference, the National Kidney Foundation of Maine is offering free screenings for kidney disease from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Point Lookout in Northport.

Open to both men and women, Mailloux explained, ”the only requirement is that you preregister for the screening, which you can do by calling 772-7270; visiting www.midcoastmainewomenshealth.com or e-mailing jaime.hanks@kidney.org.

People who should attend, Mailloux wrote, are individuals over 18 with diabetes or high blood pressure or who have a parent or sibling with diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease.

For your information, Mailloux said the regular cost of a screening for kidney disease is estimated to be $700.

Two weeks after this free screening, you will receive your results by mail.

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Jackie Frisk e-mailed that all slots are full for table rentals for the Hampden Children’s Fair May 16 at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church but, if you would like more information, you can call Wendy Westley on her cell phone, 659-1542.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; javerill@bangordailynews.net; 990-8288.

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