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Rotary Club of Bangor announces Nov. 14th deadline for funding opportunity

By Alicia Nichols on Oct. 30, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
Community
Matt Griswold presented a check from the Griswold Family Foundation for $25,000 recently to the Head of School, Susan Beemer at Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast, ME. The $25,000 contribution represents a 1:1 matching grant offered by the Foundation earlier this year for the Journey Home campaign, in support of the project to build the first Passive House Montessori school in Maine. The matching grant helped to secure an additional $50,000 for the campaign.

Foundation Presents $25,000 Check to Cornerspring Montessori School

By Alicia Nichols on Sept. 29, 2016, at 11:47 a.m.
Community
On Sept. 16, 2016 children from Cornerspring Montessori School participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new Passive House school building in front of a gathering of 40 parents, campaign donors, Belfast city and elected officials and members of the business community. Left to right, Cornerspring Montessori teacher Becca Couch with Leila Fowler, Turner Albee, Iris Carpenter, Gillian Field, Vito Scappaticci, Adam Tomalty, Liam O'Malia, Sam Field, Owen Tomalty, Alder Michaud-Griswold and teacher and Cindy Scappaticci.

Cornerspring Montessori Breaks Ground on New Passive House School Building

By Alicia Nichols on Sept. 16, 2016, at 1:16 p.m.
Community
The new Cornerspring Montessori School was designed by GO Logic, a Belfast architecture and construction firm. It will be the first Montessori school in Maine to target Passive House certification. The new school will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort within the 6,100 square foot school to be located at 258 Lower Congress Street in Belfast.

Belmont Boatworks Supports Cornerspring Montessori School’s Journey Home

By Alicia Nichols on July 27, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
Community
The new Cornerspring Montessori School was designed by GO Logic, a Belfast architecture and construction firm. It will be the first Montessori school in Maine to target Passive House certification.

Cornerspring Montessori School Works to Meet Foundation Matching Grant for Journey Home by August 1st

By Alicia Nichols on June 23, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
Community
Gathered in the Bangor office of The First to present their matching gift to the Orono Village Green campaign: (Left to right) Geoff Gordon, Foundation Treasurer, Sarah Kenney, Foundation President and Campaign Co-Chair; Courtney Brehaut, The First Vice President, Regional Manager for Bangor and Hancock County offices; and Kristen McAlpine, Branch Manager of the Bangor office.

Library Foundation receives matching gift from The First

By Alicia Nichols on June 13, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
Community
The Orono Village Green ceremonial groundbreaking was staged on the library's front lawn on June 9th. From left, Belle Ryder, Orono Assistant Town Manager, Laurie Carpenter, Orono Public Library Director, Brian Rahill, Foundation Vice President and Campaign Co-Chair, Sarah Kenney, Foundation President and Campaign Co-Chair, and W. Murray Bain, Honorary Campaign Chair.

Library Foundation Breaks Ground for Orono Village Green

By Alicia Nichols on June 09, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
Community
Funds for the Orono Public Library were raised by the Orono Public Library Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002.

Library foundation to break ground for Orono Village Green

By Alicia Nichols on May 31, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
Community
The new Cornerspring Montessori School was designed by GO Logic, a Belfast architecture and construction firm. It will be the first Montessori school in Maine to target Passive House certification.

Cornerspring Montessori Announces Major Gift to Journey Home

By Alicia Nichols on March 29, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
Community
The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort. The 6,100 square foot school will be located on Lower Congress Street in Belfast.

$25,000 Matching Grant to Support Montessori’s Journey Home

By Alicia Nichols on March 17, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Community
The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort. The 6,100 square foot school will be located on Lower Congress Street in Belfast.

Viking Lumber Supports Cornerspring Montessori School’s Journey Home

By Alicia Nichols on Jan. 07, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
Community
The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort.

Cornerspring Montessori School meets $10,000 matching gift

By Alicia Nichols on Nov. 06, 2015, at 1:43 p.m.
Community
In June 2015 the Rotary Club of Bangor awarded a total of $10,000 in grants to three area nonprofits.  L-R: Rotarian Mike Sturdee, Heidi LeBlanc of Penquis, Cat Hamel of the Boys and Girls Club of Bangor, Cindy Whitney of the University of Maine Center on Aging RSVP, Rotarian Alicia Nichols, Rotarian Susan Jonason.

Rotary Club of Bangor announces Sept. 30 deadline for funding opportunity

By Alicia Nichols on Sept. 07, 2015, at 11:50 a.m.
Community
The Orono Public Library, 39 Pine Street, Orono, was funded through a $2.1 million capital campaign conducted by the Orono Public Library Foundation. The library opened in 2009.

Library Foundation Receives $25,000 King Foundation Grant for Orono Village Green

By Alicia Nichols on Aug. 20, 2015, at 3:06 p.m.
Community
The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort. Construction of the 6,100 square foot school on Lower Congress Street in Belfast, is set for fall of 2015.

Cornerspring Montessori School receives $10,000 matching gift

By Alicia Nichols on Aug. 05, 2015, at 1:17 p.m.
Community
The Orono Village Green rendering on display in the Orono Public Library.

Library Foundation set to raise $31,000 in 31 days

By Alicia Nichols on July 30, 2015, at 11:24 a.m.
Community
July 23, 2015 attendees enjoyed a picnic and concert on the site of the Orono Village Green.

Free concert to be presented on the Orono Village Green

By Alicia Nichols on July 29, 2015, at 9:53 a.m.
Community
Come Picnic on the Green on July 22

Come Picnic on the Green, July 22

By Alicia Nichols on July 21, 2015, at 10:24 a.m.
Community
The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort. Construction of the 6,100 square foot school on Lower Congress Street in Belfast, is set for fall of 2015.

Cornerspring Montessori campaign surpasses $500,000 mark

By Alicia Nichols on July 09, 2015, at 2:16 p.m.
Community
All smiles! The capital campaign committee for the Orono Village Green is working diligently to raise the remaining $36,818 to complete the campaign by August 31st.

Orono Public Library Foundation capital campaign committee: front Sarah Kenney, Deta Pearce, Valerie Levy; back Jim Bulteel, Brian Rahill, Barbara Wicks and W. Murray Bain.

Library Foundation on track to complete campaign by Aug. 31

By Alicia Nichols on July 09, 2015, at 11:35 a.m.