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New business

BANGOR — WeeBeez Deli and Market celebrated its Grand Opening on June 6. The business now has locations at 54 Mount Hope Ave. (formerly Mount Hope Variety); 181 Court St. (formerly Court Street Market); and 6 Blue Hill East (formerly Seamus’ in Capehart).

Andy Stephenson is a managing partner of WeeBeez. He is no stranger to neighborhood markets. His father-in-law, lifelong resident and Husson football coach Gabby Price, owned the Fairmount Market for more than a decade and currently owns The Corner Store on Hammond Street. For information, go to


New deck

ORONO — Bob Cutler, owner and general manager of The Family Dog, announced that it is adding 35 seats to its new 550-square-foot deck designed and engineered by Brian Reading  of Bangor and constructed by by Craig Miller Builders.

“It will be the largest outside eating option in the Orono area with views of the river and new UCU building that is opening in August,”Cutler said in an email.

The grand opening of the new deck on Friday, June 13, will feature raffles, specials and live music. For information, call 866-2808.


Device workshops

AREA — U.S. Cellular will host  a free device workshop 9-10 am. Saturday, June 21, at 403 Wilson St. in Brewer, and 8-9 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at 33 Mid Mall Boulevard in Bangor.

For information, call the U.S. Cellular store in Brewer at 989-3291, or in Bangor at 942-5218.


Meet Your Reps

BANGOR — The First, N.A., First Advisors and FUSION:Bangor invite the public to the second Meet Your Reps event 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at The First’s offices, 45 Exchange St.  The quarterly event provides an opportunity for local business leaders and citizens to meet and network with their elected local, state and national officials.


Social Security workshop

BANGOR — A free, one-hour educational seminar concerning Smart Social Security Planning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1, Eastport Hall, Room 135, on the Bangor campus of the University of Maine at Augusta, 128 Texas Ave. The seminar is designed for “baby boomers”,  those who have recently retired or who are approaching retirement age, according to Scott Carter, president of Financial Security Alliance, the lead the seminar.

Carter said the seminar will cover these topics:

• What the Social Security office doesn’t tell you.

• When it makes sense to delay benefits and when it does not.

• Why checking your earnings record for accuracy is important.

• How to coordinate your benefits with those of your spouse for

maximum potential.

• Reducing or eliminating taxes on Social Security retirement.

• Ways to integrate your Social Security benefits with a retirement plan.

For information, or to make reservation, call Carter at 862-22196.


New duties

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Development Corp. recently named Chelsea Kondratowicz the program assistant for the Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center program. Previously, Kondratowicz was an administrative assistant at the organization, working part-time on the Maine program. Her new position will allow her to focus on providing support to the statewide program and its clients. For information, call EMDC at 942-6389 or visit


New team member

BANGOR — Central Maine Moving and Storage announced that  Tammy Smith was added to its team as office manager. For information, visit

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