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Bangor male Bald Eagle

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 1949, 89 A Center St, BANGOR, Maine

Our local male Bald Eagle has found a new mate.

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Red Cross in critical need of blood donors

BANGOR, Maine — Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.

Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. Despite the weather, hospital patients still rely on transfusions.

Blood donor Jim Taylor knows how it feels to have a loved one waiting for a transfusion. His son Aaron was born with a rare liver condition. In the short two months of his life, he received 115 blood products. Taylor said each transfusion gave his family more time with Aaron, so he encourages others to give.

“When the Red Cross says there is a shortage, they are not exaggerating,” said Taylor. “I now know from experience that what they are saying is somewhere there is a father waiting on the donation that will save his son’s life. When the Red Cross asks for help, what that means is a new dad is praying for a miracle.” 

For the 10th year, the Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts have partnered in January to help increase donations and reward generous donors. Through the Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference campaign, all those who come to give blood or platelets now through Jan. 31 at Red Cross blood drives in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and parts of New York will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts card. The $5 DD card can be used toward the purchase of any item at participating Dunkin’ Donuts – including coffee, hot chocolate and baked goods, among other items.  

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

— 1-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, Penney Memorial Church, 35 Grove St., Augusta.

— 1-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, Morton Avenue, 22 Morton Ave., Dover-Foxcroft.

— 1-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, VFW, 58 Preble Ave., Madison.

— 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, American Legion, 79 Legion Memorial Drive, South China.

— 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, YMCA, 31 Union St., Augusta.

— 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Maine Maritime Academy, 5 Pleasant St., Castine.

— 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Paris Fire Department, 137 Western Ave., South Paris.

— Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Knights of Columbus, 1003 West Broadway, Lincoln.

— Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Skowhegan Community Center, 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan.

— 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, Katahdin Middle High School, 800 Station Road, Stacyville.

— 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, American Legion, 335 Limerock St., Rockland.

— 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, 125 State St., Augusta.

— Noon-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Mercer Community Center, 1015 Beech Hill Road, Mercer.

— Noon-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Tarratine Tribe, 153 Main St., Belfast.

— 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, Kaplan University, 14 Marketplace Drive, Augusta.

— 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity.

— Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 1, University of Maine at Farmington, 246 Main St., North Dining Hall.

— 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 1, Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono.

— 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, The Capital Building, State Capital Building, 210 State St., Augusta.

— 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, University of Maine Augusta at Bangor, 128 Texas Ave., Bangor.

— 1-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Searsport Lions, 44 Prospect St., Searsport.

— 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, MaineGeneral Medical Center, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta.

— 1-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor.

— 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, Mount Merici Academy, 152 Western Ave., Waterville.

— 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4 Hasson St., Farmingdale.

— 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Spruce Mountain High School, North Campus, 33 Community Drive, Jay.

— 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Colby College, 4280 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville.

— Noon-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Sebasticook Valley Hospital, 167 Leighton St., Pittsfield.

— 1-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Washington County Community college, 1 College Drive, Calais.

— 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, University of Maine at Machias, 9 Obrien Ave.

— 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, unity Community Market, 368 Thorndike Road, Unity.

— 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, Central Maine Motors Toyota, 15 Airport Road, Waterville.

— 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, Sumner Memorial High School, 2456 U.S. Highway 1, Sullivan.

— Noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, American Legion, 184 Congress St., Rumford.

— 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Millinocket Middle School, 199 State St., Millinocket.

— 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, University of Maine, 46 University Drive, Augusta.

— Noon-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Flagship Cinema, 1570 Main St., Oxford.

— 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Hollywood Casino, 500 Main St., Bangor.

— Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Monroe Elementary School, 36 West Main St., Monroe.

— 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Saint Bernard’s Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland.

— 2-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, Hosanna Church, 109 Schoolhouse Road, Oxford.

— Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, Knights of Columbus, 148 Main St., Route 4, Jay.

 

 

 

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Guest Speakers: Karrie Thomas, Collin Blunk, Laurie Chandler and Chris Gill – The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Thru-Paddler Panel Discussion

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: LLBean Flagship Store , 95 Main Street, Freeport, Maine

For more information: 1-877-755-2326 Option 6; Flagship Retail Store; llbean.com/Freeport

Only 100 people have thru-paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Meet these individuals who journeyed 700+ miles end-to-end by canoe or kayak. Northern Forest Canoe Trail Executive Director Karrie Thomas will moderate a panel discussion about the best, worst and funniest moments of recent thru-paddlers Collin “Teton” Blunk and Laurie Chandler and section-paddler Chris Gill.

Please register at llbean.com/freeport as space is limited. We will hold seats for you until 15 minutes prior to the event.

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Guest Speaker: Scott Andrews, Ski Museum of Maine – Maine’s Nordic Skiing Heritage: 1870-Present

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: LLBean Flagship Store , 95 Main Street, Freeport, Maine

For more information: 1-877-755-2326 Option 6; Flagship Retail Store; llbean.com/Freeport

Cross-country skiing and jumping were Maine’s first ski formats 146 years ago, and Nordic continues to be an important part of our state’s ski scene today. The majority of Maine’s Olympians have been Nordic skiers, coaches and officials. At the grassroots level, dozens of small Nordic ski clubs participate in racing, while many thousands of Mainers and visitors enjoy recreational cross-country skiing on hundreds of miles of trails all across the state. L.L.Bean has played a key role in the development of the sport – both competitive and recreational – and historic images from the company’s archives will be included in this educational Fireside Chat presented by Scott Andrews, the Ski Museum of Maine’s research director. As an added bonus, we will have a vintage Nordic ski equipment show-and-tell starting at 6 p.m. So dig out your classic equipment and bring it in for a wonderful nostalgic evening for Nordic ski fanatics!

Please register at llbean.com/freeport as space is limited. We will hold seats for you until 15 minutes prior to the event.

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Guest Speaker: Anne O’Regan – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: LLBean Flagship Store , 95 Main Street, Freeport, Maine

For more information: 1-866-755-2326 Option 6 for Flagship Retail Store; llbean.com/Freeport

In 2010, Anne O’Regan, author of Tamed: A City Girl Walks from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, left her home in Boston and traveled west to do what, on average, only 300 people accomplish each year. Starting in Campo, California (on the Mexican border), she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. Traveling through California, Oregon and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada. Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from more than 3,000 photographs taken along the way.

Please register at llbean.com/freeport as space is limited. We will hold seats for you until 15 minutes prior to the event.

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Outstanding Americana Collection Featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Winter 2017 Auction

THOMASTON, ME: The single owner lifetime folk art and antique collection of Leo Wilensky will be featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Winter Auction on February 11 & 12, 2017. This collection, which will be sold unreserved on Saturday, February 11, includes a diverse array of rare, museum-caliber examples of American folk art, colonial furniture, paintings, and accessories. A fine art and antiques auction with offerings from multiple family collections will follow to conclude the day on February 11 and all day on Sunday, February 12.

Thomaston Place owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux noted: “When we walked in to view Mr. Wilensky’s items in his New York countryside home, the quantity and quality of the collection took our breath away. We hope it will leave our buyers breathless, too.”

A centerpiece of the sale will be an important, circa 1870 American carved polychrome wooden minstrel figure depicting Jim Crow or Daddy Rice. These characters were placed outside of theaters or cigar shops, and this one represents one of the finest original examples known to exist.

Another auction highlight will be a tobacconist trade figure of an American Indian carved by William Rush (1756-1833) that was displayed in an early 19th Century Philadelphia shop. This is probably the earliest surviving example of a Native American figure used as tobacco advertisement, and it was described and illustrated in the book, “Artists in Wood, American Carvers of Cigar Store Indians, Show Figures and Circus Wagons” by Frederick Fried (Bramhall House, New York, 1970).

A large, circa 1820s portrait depicting a prosperous family of five with swagged drapes above, possibly by Ammi Phillips (NY/CT, 1788-1865), will also be offered. Other paintings in the collection include works by John Sherburne Blunt (NH/MA/RI, 1798-1835), William Henry Machen (OH/DC, 1832-1911), and Erastus Salisbury Field (MA/NY, 1805-1900).

An important 19th Century weathervane in the form of an American fire engine steam pumper drawn by two horses will be offered. In addition to its subject matter and condition, the monumental width of this piece (over 7-feet) makes it exceedingly rare and desirable.

The collection also includes a superlative selection of American furniture, led by a magnificent Newport, RI circa 1760-70 mahogany Chippendale block and shell form chest attributed to the Townsend-Goddard furniture shop. This finely crafted three-drawer chest with molded top is raised on ogee feet and retains what appear to be the original brasses. It is accompanied by a Christie’s appraisal from 1980 which valued this piece at $175,000.

An Eastern Massachusetts 1690-1710 joined oak and pine pilgrim century chest with molded panel drawers and black lacquered trim will also be presented. This chest was antique collector, historian and preservationist Joseph K. Ott’s first significant purchase of early American furniture.

Other furniture highlights will include an extremely rare circa 1750-70 Delaware Valley red painted child-size highboy in original untouched condition, and two wonderful pieces of 19th Century paint decorated Mennonite made “Soap Hollow” furniture from Somerset County, PA.

Of historic interest will be a circa 1800 mahogany and rosewood liquor chest with brass inlay reputedly owned by Commodore William Bainbridge (1774-1833), known for his victory over the HMS Java during the War of 1812 while in command of the USS Constitution. Inside the lid is an etched mirror depicting an American eagle with an ‘E. Pluribus Unum’ riband.

The collection will also include an unusual and highly detailed patchwork quilt dated 1876 depicting a marriage scene with church, village houses and people. This this important textile was featured in the May 1934 issue of The Magazine Antiques, with “The Editor’s Attic” describing it as “the best of an excessively rare type”.

Highlighted among the many fine items to be sold in the general fine art and antique auction will include: a portrait of George Washington by Jane Stuart (MA, 1812-1885), after a work by her father, Gilbert Stuart (MA, 1755-1825); an important circa 1740 Boston colonial period silver sugar bowl by Jacob Hurd (c. 1702-1758); a humorous oil on panel Old Master work by Jan Havickszoon Steen (Netherlands, 1626-1679) titled “The Joke”; a pair of Josiah Loring desk top terrestrial and celestial globes in their original stands, dated 1833 & 1834; a rare, early 20th Century bronze inkwell by Tiffany Studios in the form of three standing scarabs; and a 19th Century painted tin anvil and hammer form blacksmith trade sign marked “Taft’s” from Millville, Massachusetts, possibly from the smithy that was the inspiration for Longfellow’s poem “The Village Blacksmith” in 1840.

The auction will begin at 11:00 a.m. each day. A complete, full color catalog, with detailed descriptions and photographs, is available, and all lots can be viewed at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ website, www.thomastonauction.com.

In addition to live bidding in the auction hall, Thomaston Place accepts bids via absentee, telephone, and on the internet (via Thomaston Live, BidSquare, Invaluable, or Live Auctioneers). The buyer’s premium is 17% for live, telephone, and absentee bidders and 20% for online bidders. Please call 1-207-354-8141 for more information, or to reserve seats in the auction hall.

The gallery will be open for previews Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 10 (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day) and from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning before the sale.

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is Maine’s premier auction and appraisal company located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston. Thomaston Place is a leader in discovering Maine’s antique and fine art treasures by offering Free Appraisals each Tuesday at the gallery, creating fundraiser events for civic and charitable organizations, and providing house call appraisal services. Their expertise in researching and marketing antiques and fine art has earned Thomaston Place the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide.

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Denise Bouchard, FNP-C, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Denise Bouchard, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Ms. Bouchard’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality, compassionate medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance for adults.

Ms. Bouchard received both her undergraduate degree and Master of Science in Nursing Degrees from the University of Southern Maine. Ms. Bouchard has 14 years of experience practicing as a Nurse Practitioner, most recently at Inland Family Care in Unity, Maine, where she provided primary care for all ages.

Peter Millard, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Seaport Community Health Center, states, “We are delighted that this experienced and compassionate professional is joining our team.”

Ms. Bouchard is a member of the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the New England Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through the University of Southern Maine, with a focus on addiction. Certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, she is accepting new patients; for an appointment, please call (207) 338-6900.

Seaport Community Health Center is pleased to offer expanded hours for patients Monday-Friday and on Saturday, and in addition to family medical care, offers Integrated Medicine, Geriatric Care, Care Management, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, and Mental Health Services. Visit http://seaportcommunityhealthcenter.com/ to learn more.

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2017 Maine Day slated in Zephyrhills, Fla.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location: Lions Club, 5827 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, Florida

For more information: 813-788-7598

ZEPHYRHILLS, FLORIDA — The 2017 annual Maine Day will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Lions Club, 5827 Dean Dairy Road, off 54 West. Food will be sold by the Lion’s Club. Music will be provided by Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band. Door prizes. 50-50 raffle. $3 per person. For information, call Brenda Bell at 207-694-0065 or 813-788-7598.

 

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FairPoint Upgrades Broadband Service in 6,700 locations throughout Maine

Upgrades allow for improved internet access and speeds in 22 Maine towns, including parts of Aroostook County

Portland, Maine (Jan. 17, 2017) – FairPoint Communications1 announced today the completion of broadband expansion projects in 22 Maine towns that extend and enhance FairPoint’s approximately 17,000 mile fiber optic network, which is the largest, fully-owned and managed fiber-based network in northern New England. As a result of these completed projects, improved broadband speeds are available to more than 6,700 locations in Maine — in some areas for the first time.

“High speed internet access fuels Maine’s economic engine by unlocking new ways to be more productive, compete for business far past the storefront, and enable learning beyond the confines of a classroom,” said Jeff Nevins, FairPoint’s Director of Community Broadband Development. “Our team has been extremely busy over the past year completing these broadband projects that bring critical improvements to the “last mile” of FairPoint’s network to increase broadband speeds to these unserved and underserved areas. These projects provide immediate benefit to the locations impacted enabling those in more rural and remote areas to take full advantage of the digital age.”

To help support expansion and operation of broadband services in high-cost areas, in 2015 FairPoint accepted Phase II of the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect America Fund (CAF). The projects in the following 22 towns are funded through CAF Phase II and the Company’s own significant direct investments:

Acton

Alfred

Ashland

Bowdoinham

Brooksville

Castine

Chapman

Ellsworth

Greenbush

Hammond

Houlton

Lebanon

Linneus

Ludlow

Lyman

Mount Desert

New Limerick

Presque Isle

Sanford

Shapleigh

Somerville

Sutton Island

In Aroostook County, the upgrades were completed in these towns on portions of the following streets:

ASHLAND

SQUAPAN LK

WALKER ST

CHAPMAN

CHAPMAN RD

HAMMOND

B RD

BURNT BROW RD

CARPENTER RD

CUMMINGS CROSS

MCCONNELL MILL RD

HOULTON

COUNTRY CLUB DR

DREWS LAKE RD

EAGLE DR

SALEM ST

LINNEUS

CHICKADEE LN

DREWS MILLS RD

NEW LIMERICK RD

S SHORE RD

LUDLOW

ALBERT LN

B RD

BARTLETT RD

HEMORE RD

LASKEY RD

LUDLOW RD

MOOSE BROOK RD

RUSSELL RD

RUSTY LN

WHITE RD

PRESQUE ISLE

CHAPMAN RD

NEW LIMERICK

BASTON BLVD

BIRCH LN

BROWN TROUT LN

BURTON RD

CAMPBELL RD

CANADA JAY LN

CEDAR LN

CHICKADEE LN

CHIPMUNK LN

COUNTRY CLUB DR

COUNTRY CLUB DR W

DEERFIELD LN

DOGWOOD LN

DREWS LAKE RD

FIR LN

IVEY LN

LAKEWOOD LN

LOON LN

MCCARTHY DR

MOURNING DOVE LN

N SHORE RD

NEW LIMERICK RD

NORTH SHORE RD

OLD STATION RD

PARTRIDGE LN

PICKEREL LN

SALMON LN

SOUTH SHORE RD

STATION RD

WHIPOORWILL LN

WHITE PERCH LN

WHITE TAIL DEER LN

WOOD DUCK LN

These locations will now qualify for download speeds of up to 15 Mbps2, based on the distance from the customer location to FairPoint’s servicing equipment, which is more than sufficient speed to smoothly stream high-definition video, browse the web or participate in online gaming.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $900 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber optic network across the region. FairPoint’s fiber-based, high capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

To find out more details, including internet service speed eligibility, information about prices and bundled plans, or to schedule a professional installation of services, residential consumers can call 1-866.984.2001 and business customers can call 1-866.984.3001.

About FairPoint Communications, Inc. FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) provides advanced data, voice and video technologies to single and multi-site businesses, public and private institutions, consumers, wireless companies and wholesale re-sellers in 17 states. Leveraging an owned, fiber-based Ethernet network — with more than 21,000 route miles of fiber, including approximately 17,000 route miles of fiber in northern New England — FairPoint has the network coverage, scalable bandwidth and transport capacity to support enhanced applications, including the next generation of mobile and cloud-based communications, such as small cell wireless backhaul technology, voice over IP, data center colocation services, managed services and disaster recovery. For more information, visit www.FairPoint.com.

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1 Services are provided through operating subsidiaries of FairPoint Communications, Inc.

2 Maximum Internet speeds referenced are only available in select areas. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability. Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on a number of factors including site traffic and congestion, components within your computer such as processor speeds, memory and hardware and software configuration, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors and customer device capabilities.

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University Credit Union Announces Eight $1,000 Scholarships in 2017

University Credit Union, a full-service financial institution with branches across the state, announced the second year of its scholarship program. The program awards eight $1,000 scholarships to students beginning their studies in the fall 2017 semester at one of the seven University of Maine System campuses or Maine Maritime Academy.

The eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a student at each of the following schools: University of Maine, University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at Fort Kent, University of Maine at Machias, University of Maine at Presque Isle, University of Southern Maine, and Maine Maritime Academy.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 1, 2017. Additional details including eligibility information for the scholarship can be found at ucu.maine.edu. No essay is required for the UCU scholarship program. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 19, 2017.

About University Credit Union

Established on the University of Maine campus in 1967, University Credit Union is an innovative, full-service financial institution with a mission to actively advance the financial well-being of our members in every stage of their lives. UCU has nine locations across the state serving the University of Maine System students, alumni, employees and their families. Branches are located in Orono, Bangor, Farmington, Gorham, Portland, and Presque Isle. For more information visit www.ucu.maine.edu.

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Pursuing Your Passion – Steps to Successful Creative Entrepreneurship

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: 3 Dogs Cafe, 309 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine

For more information: 207-593-7942; newventuresmaine.org/schedules/working-life-not-living-w/

Are you a creative person living in the Midcoast who wonders if you can make money with your talent or skill? Do you want to turn your creative idea into a profitable business?

On Monday, January 23 starting at 4:00 PM, join New Ventures Maine at 3 Dogs Cafe in Rockport to learn about factors for success and the importance of planning in making your dreams a reality. We will also discuss what financial factors to consider in making a living with your creative talents.

This supportive forum is part of a monthly series, “Working for Your Life – Not Living for Your Work.” The group’s format is: 4:00 – 4:30 networking; 4:30 – 5:30 program with guest speaker and group discussion on key topic of the month. The series is hosted by New Ventures Maine and takes place at 3 Dogs Cafe, located at 309 Commercial Street in Rockport.

To register, contact Melinda Wildes at 593-7942, email melinda.wildes@maine.edu, or RSVP online at:

http://newventuresmaine.org/schedules/working-life-not-living-w/

New Ventures Maine helps Maine people find success in their jobs, businesses and communities through tuition-free classes and workshops, on-site and online, and one-on-one coaching in four program areas: Build a Career, Start a Business, Manage your Money, Become a Leader. New Ventures Maine also offers matched-savings programs to help you build an emergency fund or save towards buying your first home, starting or growing your own business, getting your college degree, or other goals. New Ventures Maine is administered by the University of Maine at Augusta and operates out of 10 offices statewide.

For more information and to find New Ventures Maine classes around the state, visit newventuresmaine.org or call 593-7942 (Rockland), 386-1664 (Brunswick), or 1-800-442-2092 (statewide).

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Baker Newman Noyes Names Two Principals in Banking and Financial Services Practice

PORTLAND, Maine – Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), one of the nation’s top 100 accounting and consulting firms, announced that two new principals have been named, effective January 1, 2017: Tabitha Lamontagne, CPA, MST, and Matthew Prunier, CPA. Both Lamontagne and Prunier are members of the firm’s growing banking and financial services practice, and are located in the Portland, Maine office.

“It is an honor to recognize the accomplishments and considerable talents of Tabitha and Matt,” said Carl Chatto, managing principal. “Both bring deep knowledge and a dedication to clients across the banking and financial services industry. Their work in client service helped us to grow in 2016, and will continue to do so in 2017 and the years to come.”

Tabitha Lamontagne, CPA, MST, of Freeport, Maine, has been named tax principal. Lamontagne joined BNN in 2010, after seven years at international and regional accounting firms. She specializes in serving financial institutions as well as corporate taxation of large and closely-held businesses. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business from Husson University and a master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University. Lamontagne serves on the board of the Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Maine, a prestigious program offered through the Maine Development Foundation.

Matthew Prunier, CPA, of Gorham, Maine, has been named audit principal. Prunier joined BNN in 2004. His practice focuses on delivering audit services to financial institutions, commercial clients and employee benefit plans. He graduated magna cum laude from St. Joseph’s College with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting, and a minor in mathematics. He is a frequent author on employee benefits topics and has been published in numerous outlets including Law360 and Mainebiz. Prunier serves on the board of the Pine Tree Society.

The BNN banking and financial services team is one of the firm’s largest practice groups, and serves clients across the New England region. With expertise in auditing, corporate tax, M&A, publicly-traded companies and more, principals in this practice are leaders in their industry, and work with clients to navigate the ever-changing regulatory and tax landscape. For more information, visit BNN’s website.

About Baker Newman Noyes

Baker Newman Noyes is one of the nation’s top 100 accounting and consulting firms with offices throughout New England in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The firm supports a variety of clients with a special focus on banking and financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit, public sector entities and privately held and family-owned businesses. Baker Newman Noyes is an independent member of Baker Tilly International.

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Registration Open for Second Annual New England Craft Brew Summit

Friday, March 31, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, 04101

For more information: nebrewsummit.com/

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Brewers’ Guild has opened registration for their second annual New England Craft Brew Summit being held on March 31, 2017 at the University of Southern Maine, Portland.

The explosive growth of craft beer is creating local, sustainable economic engines throughout the country. This year’s theme will focus on sustaining that growth across the Northeast and beyond. Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association, and Katie Marisic, federal affairs manager for the Brewers Association, will deliver the keynote on the economic growth of the industry, and how public policy can support or hinder expansion.

“When we talk about growth in craft beer, we aren’t just referring to new breweries,” said Sean Sullivan, executive director of the Maine Brewers’ Guild. “For some breweries, the best recipe for long-term success may be remaining small and building a powerful brand – for others, it’s all about scale. There’s no right answer. The Summit is about connecting brewers to the best resources available so they can take the next step.”

Presented by Bernstein Shur, the full-day conference will feature live talks and panel discussions from brewers and owners, blended with practical advice from professional service providers on a wide range of topics currently impacting the craft brew industry. New for 2017, brewers will have the opportunity to send beer samples to the University of Southern Maine’s QC2 lab ahead of the event, and discuss the quality assurance analysis results on-site with lab staff.

Last year’s inaugural New England Craft Brew Summit drew more than 450 attendees from 13 states, and more than 60 breweries from across the country. This year’s expanded Summit is expected to top 600 attendees, and will feature new opportunities for sponsors and speakers.

Registration: Registration is now open. Click here for more information. Registration is required for all events as space is limited.

What: 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit

When: Friday, March 31, 2017, from 8:00am – 6:00pm

Where: University of Southern Maine Abromson Center, Portland, Maine

Who: Brewers, brewery owners, professional services firms and companies that serve the craft beer industry

Keynotes: Bart Watson, PhD, Chief Economist at the Brewers Association

Katie Marisic, Federal Affairs Manager at the Brewers Association

Sponsorships: Sponsorship opportunities are available. Questions about sponsoring this event can be directed to Emily Colt at info@broadreachpr.com or 207-619-7350.

Speakers: Speaking opportunities are available. Visit http://www.nebrewsummit.com/ for more information and to submit a speaker application.

Sponsors:

Presenting: Bernstein Shur

Premier: Broadreach Public Relations, GHM Insurance, University of Southern Maine, Verrill Dana

Supporting: Acadia Insurance, Baker Newman Noyes, CBRE|Boulos, MacPage, LLC, Tidestone Solutions

About the New England Craft Brew Summit

Hosted by the Maine Brewers Guild, the New England Craft Brew Summit is a gathering for brewers, brewery owners and all those who currently work with brewers around the country. This premier B2B event will feature live talks and panel discussions from brewers and owners blended with practical advice from professional service providers on a wide range of topics currently impacting the craft beer industry. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at http://www.nebrewsummit.com/

About Maine Brewers’ Guild

Maine Brewers’ Guild is a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the craft beer industry in Maine. Since 1986, Maine has been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Maine is home to over 90 breweries, up from just 35 at the beginning of 2013.

Learn more at www.mainebrewersguild.org

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Turning your passion or hobby into a business

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine

For more information: 1-800-215-4942 ext. 2476; mainestreamfinance.org/index.php?id=2&sub_id=2451

Do you have a passion for creating or is your hobby sellable? This FREE two night workshop will discuss what to think about before creating a new business. Areas that will be discussed: Is there a market for my products and/or services; Business Plan; Recordkeeping; Regulations; Taxes; Marketing; Funding sources and more.

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Turning your passion or hobby into a business

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Katahdin Region Higher Ed Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, East Millinocket, Maine

For more information: 1-800-215-4942 ext. 2476; mainestreamfinance.org/index.php?id=2&sub_id=2451

Do you have a passion for creating or is your hobby sellable? This FREE two night workshop will discuss what to think about before creating a new business. Areas that will be discussed: Is there a market for my products and/or services; Business Plan; Recordkeeping; Regulations; Taxes; Marketing; Funding sources and more.

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Business 101

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine

For more information: 1-800-215-4942 ext. 2476; mainestreamfinance.org/index.php?id=2&sub_id=2451

Business 101 is a FREE 2 part class that will provide an overview of the pros and cons of operating a small business. What a business plan is and why it is needed; plus resources for your business development. Learn More About Being An Entrepreneur, Business Success; Professionalism; Business Plans, Networking; Business Loans; Resources; Budgets; Credit; and Review of Upcoming Classes & Workshops.

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Business 101

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Katahdin Region Higher Ed Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, East Millinocket, Maine

For more information: 1-800-215-4942 ext. 2476; mainestreamfinance.org/index.php?id=2&sub_id=2451

Business 101 is a FREE 2 part class that will provide an overview of the pros and cons of operating a small business. What a business plan is and why it is needed; plus resources for your business development. Learn More About Being An Entrepreneur, Business Success; Professionalism; Business Plans, Networking; Business Loans; Resources; Budgets; Credit; and Review of Upcoming Classes & Workshops.

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Business 101

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Penquis, 50 North Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

For more information: 1-800-215-4942 ext. 2476; mainestreamfinance.org/index.php?id=2&sub_id=2451

Business 101 is a FREE 2 part class that will provide an overview of the pros and cons of operating a small business. What a business plan is and why it is needed; plus resources for your business development. Learn More About Being An Entrepreneur, Business Success; Professionalism; Business Plans, Networking; Business Loans; Resources; Budgets; Credit; and Review of Upcoming Classes & Workshops.

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Belfast Community Radio appoints interim trustees

BELFAST COMMUNITY RADIO NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 17, 2017

Belfast Community Radio appoints interim trustees

By George J. Frangoulis

BELFAST: The Governance Committee of Belfast Community Radio (BCR), WBFY 100.9 FM, met on January 16, and its main order of business was to appoint an Interim Board of Trustees.

The primary duty of the new Interim Board of Trustees is to serve as an advisory group for a permanent Board of Directors, by drafting bylaws and articles of incorporation, as well as proposing a model governance structure to the Belfast City Council for its formal approval.

Once approved by the City of Belfast, which now officially holds the FCC broadcasting license for WBFY 100.9 FM, rights to this radio license will then be transferred to BCR.

It was also agreed that the interim trustees will serve only until a governance structure and an elected Board of Directors are in place.

The Interim Board of Trustees includes the following nine BCR volunteer members: Caryn Converse; George Frangoulis; Kristin Frangoulis; Petra Hall; Erik Klausmeyer; Randy Saex; Lane Sturtevant; Patrick Walsh; Zafra Whitcomb.

The Governance Committee also agreed to publicize the names of the interim trustees and solicit public comment. It welcomes comments from now through February 14, by emailing info@belfastcommunityradio.org; phoning 207-338-2277; mailing BCR at 256 High St., Belfast, ME 04915; posting on Facebook.com/belfastradio.

Belfast Community Radio, WBFY 100.9 FM, is the mid-coast’s new, low-power radio station, which officially launched in December 2016. It operates from a studio at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Since its kickoff, the station has been on the air 24/7.

George J. Frangoulis, Communication Coordinator

gjfrangoulis@gmail.com / 207-557-5111

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