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Posted Sept. 17, 2013, at 8:38 a.m.

Device Workshop

BANGOR and BREWER — U.S. Cellular will host a free Device Workshop 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 403 Wilson St. in Brewer, and 8-9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 33 Mid Mall Boulevard in Bangor.

The workshop is open to all. RSVP by calliing U.S. Cellular in Brewer at 989-3291 or Bangor at 942-5218.

 

Standardbred Welfare Support Fund

BANGOR — Hollywood Casino Hotel and Raceway issued a check for $2,452 recently to the Maine Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Program to be used in the newly-established Standardbred Welfare Support Fund. Hollywood Casino earlier this year announced plans to contribute $1 per starter each racing season, beginning this year. The $2,452 check represents $1 for each horse starting at Bangor Raceway from May 4 to July 20.

The Maine Harness Horseman’s Association gave $5,000 to start the fund.

The Standardbred Welfare Support Fund was established by the Maine Harness Racing Industry and was implemented this year. The goal is to provide temporary financial support to registered Standardbreds that have been seized or surrendered to an animal welfare enforcement, or governmental agency. This could include Standardbreds that have been abandoned, seized or abused. The fund will assist in the rehabilitation and placement of the horse in a secure and healthy environment.

The Standardbred Welfare Support Fund will give a donation of $500 to $1,000 per horse under the auspices of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources Animal Welfare Department. Horses receiving support may be hosted by a variety of organizations such as local humane societies and approved horse rescue groups and farms.

Information about the Standardbred Welfare Support Fund is available at mainehha.com.

 

Salon event benefited Koman Foundation

BREWER — Staff members at Options Salon and Day Spa, 10 Highland St. in Brewer, held a tag sale, cookout and raffle on Aug. 24. The event raised $1,100 for the Koman Foundation.

At the event, Dorothy Andrews, who just finished treatment for cancer, and mother-in-law of Options owner, Laurie Andrews, drew the winning raffle ticket. Winner was Nancy Barrows of Holden, a breast cancer survivor. Barrows won $500 plus a basket of useful items.

A team from Options took part in the Race for the Cure on Sept. 15 in Bangor. Team members are Andrews, Lori Blaine, Kristen Whynot, Johanna Haskell-Tardiff, Alison Pierce, Tara Ellis and

Donna Hopkins.

For information, call 989-2456.

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