Articles by Shelley Sund


Bangor Chamber Biz Action Committee launches Food Hub Feasibility Study

By Shelley Sund on Oct. 23, 2015, at 1:50 p.m.
Bangor, ME – The first phase of a food hub feasibility study was launched today with the dissemination of a demand-side survey by a group that is probing interest in local food. Growing Opportunities for Maine-Sourced Food, is a consortium effort organized under the Biz Action Committee of the Bangor …

FUSION:Bangor To Hold James Bond-Inspired “FUSION Royale” Extravaganza and Awards Ceremony

By Shelley Sund on Nov. 17, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Hollywood Casino, 500 Main Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-947-0307; FUSION:Bangor To Hold James Bond-Inspired “FUSION Royale” Extravaganza and Awards Ceremony Bangor, ME – FUSION:Bangor, the Bangor region’s networking group of young professionals, will recognize business and community …

Bangor Region Chamber’s top honor goes to John Simpson

By Shelley Sund on Nov. 06, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
Bangor Region Chamber’s top honor goes to John Simpson The retired CEO is one of seven award winners who will be honored at a January dinner event expected to draw nearly 1,000 area leaders. BANGOR, Maine – The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce will recognize John Simpson, a retired CEO …

Win a VIP Harlem Globetrotter Experience

By Shelley Sund on Sept. 10, 2013, at 10:37 a.m.

Win Harlem Globetrotter Tickets

By Shelley Sund on Sept. 10, 2013, at 10:09 a.m.

Iceland’s Newest Export Of Monsters and Men Find Success in America

on Jan. 29, 2013, at 2:45 p.m.
With Mumford and Sons forging the path in 2011 we are now seeing a great influx of bands with what has become known as the Mumford sound. For those of us who like this music this is a very positive trend. One of the best bands to surface in the …

Skate, Don’t Hate!

on Jan. 28, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.
The women of Central Maine Derby can be found promoting our Skate Don’t Hate anti-bullying message in Maine schools, volunteering around our community in a myriad of ways, and tearing it up on the track.

Introducing Skate Don’t Hate and Central Maine Derby

on Jan. 21, 2013, at 12:06 p.m.
Post by: Miss Anthrope Though fanatically protective of certain specific people, Miss Anthrope (Miss A) finds people in general irritating and loathsome. Lawyer by day, Bruiser by night, you’ll only find her in the smallest groups, but you’re more likely to catch her out of the corner of your eye …

Rethinking Education

on Dec. 31, 2012, at 11:18 a.m.
Kathreen Harrison’s thoughts on how to make schools serve students and society better.

The County Trail Report

on Dec. 21, 2012, at 3:49 p.m.
Kathy Mazzuchelli, Superintendant of the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department, provides snowmobilers around New England and beyond with updated conditions, trail information and activities that go on around The County during the winter.

“Demographic Winter” Tightens Grip on Maine’s Economy

on Dec. 21, 2012, at 12:10 p.m.
Today the U.S. Census Bureau released their July 1, 2012 demographic data by state.  The data paints a grim picture for Maine and shows that “Demographic Winter” has arrived in Maine.  Demographic Winter occurs when a country or state is facing long-term population decline due to falling birth rates, as is …

Moody on Economics

on Dec. 21, 2012, at 11:56 a.m.
J. Scott Moody is CEO of The Maine Heritage Policy Center. He has more than 13 years of experience as a public policy economist, including six years as chief economist for MHPC and stints at The Heritage Foundation and the Tax Foundation.

Happy trails…………..

on Dec. 20, 2012, at 3:52 p.m.
Yes sir………..when you ride in The County you always have a good feel…….nice folks, great trails, and good food…….but when you live here sometimes you take it for granted…….but Snowgoer magazine  and American Snowmobiler magazine  confirmed it once more………The County is the place to be if you want to ride. …

Catching Health

on Dec. 20, 2012, at 11:06 a.m.
Catching Health is a health and wellness blog about any and all things related to health—mind, body, and spirit. It explores how we define health, how we get healthy and how we stay healthy (or not).

Well the snow gods delivered early…

on Dec. 19, 2012, at 3:50 p.m.
….anywhere from 5-20 inches depending on where you were standing.   Temps are in the 30s.   It will take a few days for projects to work through this storm and get ready then there is another one aiming right at us over the weekend…….so……we are all anxious but let’s give projects some time……at …

Waste Not Want Not

on Dec. 13, 2012, at 9:44 p.m.
Laurel lives in downeast Maine with her husband and their two toddlers keep them on their toes, and share many classic moments. Join her as she journeys with her family to use everything they have to get to where they are going.

It is possible

on Dec. 13, 2012, at 8:44 p.m.
The series of events that have unfolded in our life in the past 6 months have really tested our ability to change plans at any possible second and have no choice but to deal with it. But you know what? We asked for it, We asked for that. Flash back …

Connick and Negroponte revealed

on Dec. 12, 2012, at 3:03 p.m.
As I noted in my second blog, George Connick, the founder of the Educational Network of Maine, advocated distance learning in various locales throughout the state as a supposedly adequate substitute for traditional face-to-face learning. But he revealed his personal biases when he conceded that, for his own children, he’d …

Governor LePage’s Transparency Problem

on Dec. 12, 2012, at 8:27 a.m.
Governor LePage’s aversion to having his public statements recorded and demand that Democratic leaders repudiate the practice before he will meet with them is, in a word, hilarious. This is the same guy who in 2010 declined to make the exact same gesture when asked by rival Eliot Cutler and …

Maine farmers can feed Maine kids

on Dec. 10, 2012, at 3:08 p.m.
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