May 20, 2018
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Business Basic class

BANGOR — Women, Work and Community will offer Business Basics, a business planning workshop 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 15 and 22, at the University of Maine Augusta, Bangor campus. This class will cover the basics of a business plan, marketing and cash, and planning. The class is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. It will help attendees assess the feasibility, desirability and viability of a business idea and get them started on a plan.

Advance registration is required for workshops and classes. There is no fee for the  workshop.

For information or to register for the class, contact Jane Searles, regional manager, at 262-7843 or


Regional Business Academy

BANGOR — The Bangor Police Department will hold its first Regional Business Academy, an eight-week program with sessions 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 11, at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University, 1 College Circle.

The targeted audience for the Business Police Academy is the business community, including business owners, managers and employees. Participants must be at least 21 years old and will be subject to a background check.

The sessions will include education on shoplifting prevention, employee hiring, fire prevention and safety, counterfeiting and fraud, criminal investigations and courtroom procedure.

The academy focuses on providing information that employees and owners can use daily to protect businesses from victims of crime.

Organizers said it is the goal is to create a collaborative engagement with the business community and make it a safer place to live, work and shop.

Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants with felony convictions or a significant criminal history will not be accepted. For information or an application, contact Community Relations Officer Jason McAmbley at or 947-7384, ext. 5737.


New restaurant

BREWER — A new restaurant, Humble Comfort Food and Spirits, opened recently at 518 South Main St. in the former storefront of Ron’s Cafe. The menu includes comfort food such as the Humble pie, pot pie in a bread bowl, layer-it-yourself bruschetta, and barbecue pulled chicken nachos on homemade chips. The restaurant also offers fresh fruit cocktails and beer, and a child-friendly menu which features design-your-own cupcakes.

Owners Meghan and Chris Black are lifelong local residents, parents of three children and restaurant industry veterans who for a long time have been interested in opening their own establishment.

Humble Comfort Food and Spirits is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays.


BANGOR — Green Acres Kennel Shop announced that it presented recently a check for $3,187 to Jenny Dwyer of the Paw It Forward Foundation and BARKK To End The Silence. The check is a result of the shop’s first Cash For Your Cause fundraising event which took place June 1 through July 5. The shop donated $1,000 after 279 clients and supporters throughout the Maine donated $2,187.


Community Benefit Day

HAMPDEN — Nanas This N That Shoppe in East Hampden will host a Community Benefit Day to benefit the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at the shop. Store owner Di Woods will be donate 10 percent of all sales that day to the home.

Darlings Ice Cream for a Cause truck will be on hand 1:30-3:30 p.m. and all donations received for the free ice cream also will be donated to the veterans home.

Veterans will greet the customers throughout the day.

For information, call 947-5800.


Dental Health Day

In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, College Avenue Dental Associates staff members (Darcie McCormick, Ann LaBelle, Andrea Young, Dr. Kristine Landry, Dr. Gary Farren, June Toole, Jeni Madden and Keri Ponte will host a Community Dental Health Day. The event will offer free dental x-rays, exams and cleanings 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at its facility at 379 College Ave. Call 866-5591 for information or to schedule an appointment.

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