Did you have a 1960s-era rock ’n’ roll band?

If so, Bill Moores of Old Town wants to hear from you.

Moores e-mailed that, back then, he played bass with The Grains of Sand, and that he and some other musicians “have been trying to generate some excitement about the possibility of having a 60’s Rock & Roll band reunion event.”

He would like it to be “a fairly large event, with full bands that still exist or who could come together and practice for one more performance of their lives.

“We would also have lots of cameos from performers of partial bands and, maybe, solos from some, if none of their band members were available.”

And while Moores reports “we’ve generated some sponsor interest and we’ve kicked around the possibility of making it a fundraiser for some good, local cause,” the “problem is we need to contact more former band members but they’re not on Facebook, so it’s hard to locate and contact them.”

Moore has a group page on Facebook titled Bangor, ME Area 60’s Rock & Roll Bands, which now has 30 members.

If you were part of a rock ’n’ roll band and are interested in working with Moores on this project, he would love to hear from you.

His telephone number is 827-0335; his e-mail is 60sbandreunion@myfairport.net, and there is the Facebook group page.

Moores has read about similar events that were “hugely successful,” and he hopes this one might be as well.


Readers may remember Cheryl Murphy as the “Murph’s Maineiacs” lady who has participated in five Susan G. Komen for the Cure events: 60-mile, three-day walks to raise funds for breast cancer research and community programs.

Murphy is preparing for her sixth walk with Michelle Cole, who is making her second walk, July 23-25, in Boston, and each woman needs to raise a minimum of $2,300 to participate.

To help raise those funds, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, Beef O’Brady’s at 688 Wilson St., Brewer will donate 15 percent “of the day’s proceeds from your meal and drink tab to our fundraising goal,” Murphy wrote.

She asks that you “please help in our fundraising efforts.”

“We walk because we can, and everyone deserves a lifetime.”

For more information about how you can help, call Murphy at 944-8977 or visit www.the3-day.org.

Murphy also is collecting yard sale items for that Komen Walk fundraiser planned for May 21-22.


From Charlie Bernstein of Maine Initiatives in Augusta comes this invitation:

“Are you working to end hunger, advance sustainable agriculture or promote local food production in Maine?” Bernstein asks.

If you are, he adds, “the Harvest Fund at Maine Initiatives might have a grant for you.”

Bernstein said the Harvest Fund “makes grants of up to $500 for garden projects, and up to $10,000 for programs that affect public policies and practices.”

The application deadline for these grants is Friday, Feb. 12.

To apply for a Harvest Fund grant, visit www.maineinitiatives.org and select Grants, or call Maine Initiatives at 622-6294.


Executive director Jonathan Falk has announced the organization for which he works, known as PICA, has a new name.

The Bangor-based nonprofit founded in the mid-1980s and formerly known as Peace through Interamerican Community Action is now PICA-Power in Community Alliances.

Its address, 170 Park St., Bangor; phone number, 947-4203; and e-mail, info@pica.ws, remain the same.

Falk’s release stated the “four new words … more clearly reflect who we are — an organization that builds grassroots community alliances among diverse groups here and in El Salvador, to fight for economic justice and human rights.”

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; javerill@bangordailynews.net; 990-8288.