May 27, 2018
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JB Hall of Fame

BANGOR — John Bapst Memorial High School held its Hall of Fame Football Game game against Mount View High School on Sept. 10 at Cameron Field. John Bapst won the game 35-16.

In years past, John Bapst has inducted new members into the Hall of Fame during halftime at the Homecoming football game. This year, in order to devote more of the halftime program to the induction ceremony, the school dedicated a special game for the purpose.

John Bapst alumni inducted into the Hall of Fame were: Thomas “Cy” Gallant, 1949; Kenneth Rassi, 1993; Benjamin Pratt, 1997; Kristi Millard, 1999; and Catherine Delvecchio, 2001.

Former John Bapst coaches inducted were: Robert Cimbollek, Kenneth Perrone and Bruce Pratt.

To see a list of current Hall of Fame members or learn how to nominate a deserving contributor to the John Bapst athletic program for the Hall of Fame, visit the John Bapst website at http://

Field of Dreams essay

GLENBURN — Last spring the fourth- and fifth-grade multiage students of Glenburn School participated in the “NextGen Field of Dreams” essay contest sponsored by the Portland Sea Dogs in conjunction with the Next Gen Most Improved Student Program.

Students from all over Maine wrote essays of 250 words or less describing what would happen if they were playing for the Portland Sea Dogs in the Eastern League Playoffs.

On Sept. 4, contest finalists were invited onto Hadlock Field during the Sea Dogs baseball game to hear the winners announced.

Tyrell Cook, a student in the fourth- and fifth-grade multiage class at Glenburn School, won a $1,000 scholarship that will be placed in a NextGen College Investing Plan Account for when he starts college.

Benefit 5K race

BANGOR — The John Bapst Memorial High School Student Environmental Action Committee will hold its first Peace, Water, and Wisdom 5K Race to benefit the BARKA Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Bangor Waterfront.

BARKA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with the people of the West African country of Burkina Faso, to increase their overall quality of life. Thousands of individuals living in Africa are suffering from the water crisis, an extreme deficiency in water availability. BARKA has set out to end this suffering by drilling and repairing wells, as well as beginning a hygiene and sanitation program for the village of Tantiaka, population about 500.

Those interested can participate by walking or running, competitively or noncompetitively, to aid the BARKA Foundation in spreading access to sanitary drinking water to a large population.

The registration form is at http:// Also available are the team registration and individual fundraising (pledge) forms. Participants must register by Sept. 15 to reserve an official T-shirt and racing bib, for those who opt to run competitively.

Family Fun Festival

BANGOR — Bangor Christian Schools will hold its 18th Family Fall Fun Festival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The festival will feature games such as water balloon hit man, basketball challenge, obstacle course, soccer shootout, buggy and hay rides and minigolf.

Also featured will be bake and pie sales, pizza, hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy on-site. There will be vintage cars and trucks and emergency vehicles on display. A silent auction will offer many valuable items for bid. The festival will conclude with varsity soccer games against the Searsport boys and girls varsity teams beginning at at 2 p.m.

Christian college fair

BANGOR — Bangor Christian Schools will hold a Christian College Fair 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the school on Broadway. An annual event since 1998, the fair features representatives and materials from Christian colleges and Bible institutes from the United States and Canada. Workshops will relate to the college admission and search process.

Admission is free for students, parents, youth leaders and anyone with an interest in Christian colleges.

Representatives from the Finance Authority of Maine will give a presentation to help students and parents understand the financial aid process, including information about the FAFSA and methods of searching for scholarships and financial aid.

Colleges and universities preregistered include: Lancaster Bible College, Cedarville University, Valley Forge Christian College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Houghton College, Faith School of Theology, Southeastern University, New England Bible College, Crandall University, Grace Evangelical College & Seminary, Eastern Nazarene College, Pensacola Christian College, Lipscomb University, Calvin College, Grove City College, Baptist Bible College, Nyack College, LeTourneau University, Messiah College and Word of Life Bible Institute.

Husson University

BANGOR — The College of Business at Husson University has announced the appointment of Marilynne Jones Mann as director of the Tourism Research Institute at Husson and instructor in the School of Hospitality, Sports and Tourism Management.

Mann comes to Husson from the University of Maine, where she was involved in work force development training and tourism market research as interim director of the Center for Tourism Research and Outreach. Her research background includes grant experiences with the Northeastern States Research Cooperative.

Dean Ron Nykiel of the College of Business said, “Not only are we developing statewide capacity and relevance with our Tourism Research Institute, but we are also taking our substantial strengths in tourism and hospitality management statewide with programs and industry partnerships offered through our Portland and Presque Isle campuses.”

Husson University is increasing the educational opportunities in its School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management. According to School Director Lee Speronis: “These are exciting times indeed — the hospitality programs continue to be the fastest-growing programs at Husson.”

The school is adding a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management to its current Hospitality Management Program offerings. In response to student and industry interest, the school has redesigned its Sport Management curriculum. These programs open up an array of career options for students.

For more information, contact Amanda Kitchen at 992-4925.

Out of the Darkness

ORONO — The University of Maine Counseling Center invites the public to participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning on the Mall on the University of Maine campus. Registration is at 1 p.m.

This event will raise awareness about suicide and depression. Funds raised by this event will go to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s research into suicide prevention. The event will include an opening ceremony and a 5K, noncompetitive walk through the UMaine campus and the town of Orono.

To register to walk or donate, visit

Albany College of Pharmacy

HERMON — Cassandra White from Hermon earned a place on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New York.

Ocean lectures

CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy’s Corning School of Ocean Studies will sponsor a fall seminar series at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Lecture Room in Leavitt Hall on campus. Lectures are free and open to all.

“Finding Whales in a Changing Ocean,” a lecture by Dr. Andrew Pershing, University of Maine, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, will be held on Monday, Sept. 19.

“Big Things come in Small Packages: Lessons Learned from Corals in a Period of Rapid Climate Change,” a lecture by Dr. Jodi Schwartz, Vassar College, will be held on Monday, Oct. 3.

“The Regulation of Cnidarian-Dinoflagellate Symbioses: In Sickness and In Health,” a lecture by Dr. Virginia Weiss, Oregon State University, will be held on Monday, Oct. 17.

“Unassuming Engineers: The Effects of Injury and Nutrition on Sediment Disturbance by a Marine Polychaete, Clymenella Torquata,” a lecture by Beth Campbell, University of Maine, will be held on Monday, Nov. 7.

“Microbes in Coastal Systems: Why We Should Care About Those Always Overlooked, Often Misunderstood, Frequently Maligned, Yet Utterly Indispensable Members of Our Aquatic Habitats,” a lecture by Dr. Jennifer Bowen, University Massachusetts, Boston, will be held on Monday, Nov 28.

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