Since 1973, the Bangor Daily News has sponsored the Santa’s Helper Fund, raising nearly $1 million in support of programs such as Christmas gifts for children, meals for the hungry, clothing, heating and housing assistance, as well sending children to Camp Sebago over the summer and providing free music lessons to youth throughout the year. Donate to be a Santa’s Helper and support Maine kids.

UMaine Extension offers weed management, potato updates Dec. 16

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer agricultural industry updates on weed management and potato storage 7–8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16.  Weed management will be discussed by UMaine Extension professor John Jemison, followed by potato storage management by Extension crops specialist Steve Johnson.  The cost is $5; registration is required to receive […]

Husson University intern seeks support for program to benefit senior patients

Bree Clayton, a senior at Husson University, joined Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s patient care team this fall as an intern to design an inpatient care activities program. The goal of her project is to enrich the care experience for older adults during their hospital stay by reducing or preventing confusion and decreasing their length […]

MaineCF Community Building Grants Available for Penobscot County nonprofits— new funding focus in effect for 2021

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND — The Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program is open and accepting applications from nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that strengthen communities. The 2021 Community Building Grant Program will focus on funding to build community resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, with changes to program criteria, priorities, and types […]

December events at Camden Public Library

Friday, December 4, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday while the library is closed. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at If you need help registering or want more information contact Evan Annis at Monday, December 7, 11:00 AM […]



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