VEAZIE, Maine — Sign-up forms and schedules for summer recreation programs will be available the week of April 25. This year’s programs will run from June 20 through Aug. 12 and will include a field trip to Funtown USA in Saco on Aug. 10. The rain date is Aug. 11.
Bangor church to present ‘Last Supper’
BANGOR, Maine — The Columbia Street Baptist Church will hold a presentation of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” by Ernest K. Emurian at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, at 63 Columbia St. in Bangor. The event is free and open to the public.
The painting depicts the moment during the Passover meal when Jesus declares that one of the 12 disciples seated at the table will betray him. For more information, call 945-6616.
Centennial Exhibit to remember Great Fire of 1911
BANGOR, Maine — An opening ceremony of the Centennial Exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1911, hosted by the Bangor Museum and History Center and the Hose 5 Fire Museum, will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at 73 Central St. in Bangor.
The exhibit planned through Sept. 30 will tell the story of the firefighters and equipment they used and include rare artifacts, photographs and first-person accounts. Bangor High School students will share research from the Mapping the Fire Project from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. opening day. For more information, call 942-1900.
Guilford library open house welcomes funding
GUILFORD, Maine —The Guilford Memorial Library will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the library to celebrate receiving a Maine Community Foundation Rudman grant for two family night programs. The library received a Libri Book grant for $1,400 worth of children’s books, and two bequests were added to the library’s endowment fund.
There will be refreshments and entertainment.
Marketing research class focuses on Moosehead Furniture
ORONO, Maine — Several MBA students from the University of Maine School of Business have been working on a marketing research class project that involves Moosehead Furniture Co.
Teams in the class are working in conjunction with the local business to perform an educational experience and also to provide valuable market information for the business.
The group has been conducting secondary research on Moosehead’s potential target market and finding opportunities in the market. They have been working in conjunction with Louise Jonaitis, new owner of Moosehead Furniture Co., to produce a report on their secondary research findings.
The next step for the students is performing a primary research study, and they are looking to the Maine community for assistance. Residents are asked to complete a short questionnaire online at http://umaine.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_80L4EKKXOaAClb6
Participants must be 18 years of age or older to take the survey. Participants will be given an opportunity to enter to win a University of Maine stuffed bear.
‘A Taste of Chocolate’ at Brownville church
BROWNVILLE, Maine — The Brownville Community Church will hold its second annual “A Taste of Chocolate’’ event 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the church.
There will be 20 stations of chocolate treats, and visitors may get 10 tastes for $5 or five tastes for $3.
Contributors will include Elaine’s Basket Cafe, Hobnobber’s Pub, Spencer’s Bakery, Olive Garden, Dysart’s, Frank’s Bakery, Applebee’s, 99 Restaurant, Longhorns, and many of the church members.
There will be a drawing for a Mother’s Day basket worth more than $200. The proceeds from the basket sales will go to Cancer Care of Maine. More than $700 was raised last year through the basket proceeds.
Milo bean supper to help with child’s expenses
MILO, Maine — A public baked bean supper to benefit the family of Karlee Shannon of Milo, a 15-month-old awaiting a liver transplant, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Milo Pentecostal Church on Derby Hill in Milo. Admission is by donation.
Valley Grange celebrates Guilford activities
GUILFORD, Maine — Nearly 100 people attended Valley Grange’s recent open house and celebration of community that included a slide presentation featuring some of the Grange’s activities throughout the year.
Those activities brought recognition to the Grange last fall when it received the first-place National Grange Award for Community Service.
Community service also was emphasized during the open house when Dolores Curtis received the Grange’s annual community citizen’s award. The former Mayo Regional Hospital chief of nurses now works with people who need physical therapy at the Fitness Center in Guilford. She also spearheaded the pink tulip campaign in Guilford for breast cancer awareness. Curtis serves on the Guilford Memorial Library board of directors, the Garden Club and teaches marzipan decorating classes.
Valley Grange member and musician Merna Dunham of Milo was recognized for 65 years of Grange membership. Opal Bennett, who did not attend, also was honored and will be awarded a 75-year certificate.
Anyone interested in joining the Grange can call Walter Boomsma at 876-4131 or Mary Annis at 465-0820 or visit http://valleygrange.wordpress.com.
Health care systems join for purchasing coalition
BREWER, Maine — Twenty-eight New England health care systems, including Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and Portland-based MaineHealth, have joined forces in a new purchasing company, the Northeast Purchasing Coalition LLC.
According to a statement released Tuesday by EMHS, the company represents more than 100 hospitals across all six New England states and is chaired by EMHS Executive Vice President and CFO Dan Coffey.
As a member of VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, the Northeast Purchasing Coalition aims to save money in the regional health care system by negotiating lower purchasing costs and standardizing clinical use.
VHA now supports 23 purchasing networks nationwide, including more than 1,400 hospitals and more than 28,000 nonacute care providers. Combined, these supply networks
saved participants $100 million in 2010, according to the statement.
To see a complete list of the 28 New England health care systems that have joined forces in the Northeast Purchasing Coalition LLC, click here.
Holden has papers ready for town candidiates
HOLDEN, Maine — There are two Town Council and an SAD 63 board seat up for grabs in town, and those interested in appearing on the June ballot have until April 29 to turn in nomination papers.
The seats of Councilors Robert Harvey and Ralph McLeod and SAD 63 board member Donald Varnum expire in June.
Those interesting in filling those posts may pick up election forms at the town hall and must have them signed by at least 25 registered voters and returned by the end of the month. For more information, call the town office at 843-5151.
Nomination forms available in Orrington
ORRINGTON, Maine — Those interested in running for selectman or school board have until May 2 to file nomination forms with the town clerk in order to get on the local ballot.
Two selectmen seats, now held by Patricia Gott and Howard Grover, and two school board spots, now held by Kathy Lawrence and Glendon Rand II, are up for grabs during June 6 local elections.
Nomination forms are available at the town office. For more information, call 825-3340.
Manna needs pies for Easter dinner
BANGOR, Maine – - Manna will hold its annual Easter dinner this Friday, April 22. Manna has plenty of volunteers but needs 60 pies for dessert. All pies are welcome. Manna needs them by 1 p.m. Friday, April 22, at 629 Main St. in Bangor. For more information, call 990-2870.