May 27, 2020
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Open call for artists to sell work in Houlton

Writing on behalf of Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project, Barbara Sutton reports Visions-SACAP “is placing an open call, search for new artists to bring their work to Houlton to sell in our store.”

Visions, which is located at 66 Main St., “is a local store that shows artists’ work,” Sutton said, adding that “the sales from the store support the artists, themselves, and the commission the store receives supports art and cultural programming in Southern Aroostook County.”

The facility, Sutton continued, “provides gallery space, marketing and support for artists who exhibit and sell at our gallery.”

You are asked to call Sutton at 532-9119 or e-mail “to get jury information. All work must be juried,” Sutton wrote.


Nada Lepper reminds readers of two fundraisers for Brooksville Elementary School sixth- and seventh-graders’ Brooksville-to-Alaska Iditarod 2011 journey.

The first is the Brooksville Fishing Derby on eight Down East ponds with the weigh-in 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Brooksville Elementary School.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and available at the school, Brooklin; Northern Bay Market, Penobscot; Curves and Yanni’s, Blue Hill; Eggemoggin Country Store, Sargentville; C&G, Sedgwick; Seal Cove Boatyard, Brooksville; Willey’s, Ellsworth; or from any participating pupil.

Later, enjoy a soup and chowder supper, 4-6:30 p.m. that day at Brooksville Elementary School.

Admission is $8 or $20 for families.


Dave Haskins e-mailed that the Bangor Art Society invites the public to its next meeting 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Lecture Hall at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

The guest speaker will be George Kinghorn, director and curator of the University of Maine’s Museum of Art at 40 Harlow St., Bangor.

Kinghorn’s presentation “will provide visual artists with the essential tools to market their art to commercial galleries, nonprofit exhibition spaces and museums,” Haskins wrote.

Kinghorn will address such topics as “what to include in a successful presentation package, visual reproductions of one’s art and follow up,” and he will “discuss artist Web sites, contracts, gallery commissions and other marketing basics.”


Grace United Methodist Church has announced it is holding a dental clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the church, 193 Union St., Bangor.

The clinic is for children and adults, with services provided by Tooth Protectors Inc.

While there is no charge for children with MaineCare insurance, “there is a nominal fee for others,” the release states.

Advance registration is recommended, and you can register by calling the church at 942-8320.

The services to be provided will be an oral hygiene assessment, oral cancer screening, cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealants if needed, patient education and referrals.


Reservations are being taken for the Monroe Church candlelight “Trattoria Monroe,” a public supper featuring a menu of Italian specialties beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Monroe Community Church on Route 139.

The cost is $10 per person.

Joyce Hillman reports the menu will include soup, salad, chicken cacciatore, polenta and cheesecake. Make your reservation by calling her at 525-9908.


Although their numbers were few, with just six “runners braving the cold and wind,” reports John Miller of Eastport’s third annual Valentine’s Day Hearts Warming Hearts Bikini and Speedo Run, the results were great.

Congratulations to sponsor Jeff Starling of The Happy Crab Restaurant, and all the participants, for raising more than $2,000 to help folks in need in that area.

Donations are still being accepted. Checks can be made payable to City of Eastport-Bikini Run and mailed to The Happy Crab Restaurant, 35 Water St., Eastport 04631.


Now through early March, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation is offering $100,000 to be divided among 68 local nonprofit organizations through its Community Matters More Campaign.

Maine residents can vote, online, by going to and scrolling down to Bangor Savings Bank-You Matter More: Support Your Community, at any of the 52 Bangor Savings Bank branch offices or at any of the nonprofits listed on the ballot.

Today’s column includes the eligible organizations in the Western Region: Skowhegan Free Public Library, People Who Care Food Cupboard, River Valley Healthy Community Coalition, Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, Franklin County Animal Shelter and Tri County Mental Health.

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

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