COMMUNITY NEWS

Posted Aug. 26, 2013, at 11:12 a.m.

Entrepreneurship training

BANGOR, Maine — Women, Work & Community will offer the New Ventures Entrepreneurship Training 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24-Dec. 10, at the UMA Bangor campus. An application, orientation and interview are required.

Applications are due Friday, Sept. 13. Orientation will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, when interviews will be scheduled. The process is competitive and class size is limited to 15.

Topics covered will include the customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, legal aspects, financing and operations and will result in a written business plan.

The course qualifies for three pass/fail credits from the University of Maine Augusta on approval of a completed business plan and payment of a small processing fee. New Ventures is preapproved for unemployment insurance recipients.

For information and-or an application, call 207-262-7840 or email mary.jane.searles@maine.edu.

 

EMMC Kitchen Tour

Eastern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary will present its ninth annual Kitchen Tour noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The tour will include kitchens in Brewer, Bangor and Hermon and offer food and beverages along the way compliments of these fine area vendors Cupcakes Etc., Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause, The Maine Cookie Kitchen, Oats Any Time, Savage and Sons Coffee and Savour Chocolatier.

Proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Services and EMMC’s Raish Peavey Haskell Children’s Cancer and Treatment Center in the Lafayette Family CancerCare Center in Brewer.

Tickets are $25 and will be available after Sept. 5 at emmcauxiliary.org and at the EMMC Gift Shop, Patrick’s Hallmark, Rebecca’s Gift Shop and Miller Drug Westgate.

 

BikeMaine Inaugural Tour

CASTINE — Castine has been chosen as a host community for the inaugural ride of BikeMaine, a 7-day, 450-mile bicycle tour of the region Sept. 7-14. An estimated 350 bicyclists, 40 to 50 staff and volunteers, and an unknown number of bicyclist family members will arrive in Castine in the early afternoon of Sept. 10. The majority of cyclists, staff and volunteers will camp at Fort George for the night and leave after breakfast on Sept. 11 to make their way to their next stop in Bar Harbor.  For information about BikeMaine, visit http://ride.bikemaine.org/.

 

One-woman show

CASTINE — The Castine Woman’s Club, in celebration of its 100th anniversary, will sponsor “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington,” a one woman show with Sally Jones as Margaret Chase Smith, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Delano Auditorium of Maine Maritime Academy on Pleasant Street.

Tickets at the door are $10, $5 children, $20 family.  Proceeds will benefit the Castine Woman’s Club scholarship fund.

The Castine Woman’s Club is open to all women. The club raises funds for scholarships and community improvement, plus items for schools and other organizations.

 

Donation to Camp CaPella

HOLDEN — Members of the Military Order of Devil Dogs Moose Pound 255, State of Maine Pack met on Aug. 7 with the staff and campers of Camp CaPella to present a donation of $1,000 to assist with camp programs. The donation was accepted by Camp CaPella Executive Director Dana Mosher. Approximately 24 staff and campers attended the event. A brief history of The Marine Corps League and Military Order of Devil Dogs was explained by Pound Keeper William Jones and Senior Pound Keeper Reggie Earley.

Funding for the donation was raised through a weekend flag fundraiser held on July 12-13.

The camp is supported by a volunteers and businesses, and has only two paid staff members — only one of them is full time. Some of the buildings were funded and built by area businesses. All other renovations have been completed by the volunteers.

The Nature Center in the camp is staffed by the University of Maine and provides campers with hands-on and classroom teaching about various local wildlife and their habitats.

For information on Camp CaPella, call Dana Mosher at 843-5104 or go to CampCaPella.org.

For information on the Military Order of Devil Dogs, email William Jones at gunsup@roadrunner.com.

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