Positively Maine emphasizes commitment to community

Posted June 28, 2011, at 2:08 p.m.
Last modified June 28, 2011, at 4 p.m.

Welcome to Positively Maine, where one day a week in print and every day online readers of the Bangor Daily News will learn about opportunities to be of service in their communities either by volunteering with a nonprofit organization or attending a fundraiser to benefit someone in need.

Positively Maine is the place where readers also will be able to learn about what so many Mainers have done so willingly for so long: Making a difference in the lives of others and lending support to the organizations and institutions that have served us so well for so many years.

We will share news of Mainers doing good deeds to help their fellow neighbors by volunteering, coordinating fundraisers and supporting local nonprofit organizations.

As has been the standard in the past, Joni Averill’s column and the new page it heads will focus on you, our readers, and the dedication you demonstrate as a good neighbor by extending your hand to help those in need in your local community, as well as lending support to the greater needs of others living beyond our borders.

By telling the story of an individual or organization offering or needing help, Positively Maine will strive to keep us connected.

Positively Maine is yours, and we want to help you tell as many of your stories as we can.

The page and the site will be your opportunity to tell the world, literally, what you and your organization are doing, how you are doing it, and why you are doing it.

It will provide a place to communicate to readers in your town, your county, your state and beyond, not only what your needs are and how others can help, but what hopes you hold for the future.

We are asking readers to submit information regarding coming events and opportunities that not only benefit an individual or families in need, but the hundreds of nonprofit organizations providing so many beneficial services to Maine citizens that are not available through any other means.

To submit your good news and events to Positively Maine, go to the Bangor Daily News website at bangordailynews.com, and click on Send Us Your News. There you can submit press releases and calendar items that will go directly to our site, preventing them from getting lost in the shuffle of email.

This is your forum.

This is your opportunity to tell your story.

It is our goal to make this page the largest, most-comprehensive calendar of events and opportunities to be of service to others anywhere in Maine.

With your help, that can become a reality.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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