Maine’s Got Talent Winner Announced

Maine’s Got Talent Winner Announced

Max Ater of Bath was declared the fourth winner of the Maine’s Got Talent competition, sponsored by the Miss Maine Scholarship Program, on Sunday, May 6, 2011 at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon.  Max captured a $500 cash prize and additional performance opportunities.  He wowed the judges singing “Back to Romance,” an original song while accompanying himself on the keyboard.

Boomshop, a barbershop quartet from Jackson comprised of Merton Dana, Cay Outerbridge, Colby Hinson, and John Peotie, placed first runner-up.  Singing “Natural Woman” and placing second runner-up was Ali Stauble of Portland.

The finalists, which included dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, and a freestyle beat boxer of all ages and styles of music, were determined by DVD/VHS submissions.  Upon his announcement, Max responded, “Being the winner of Maine's Got Talent is something I never saw coming!

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BIW opens negotiations with shipbuilders union

BATH, Maine (AP) - Contract negotiations are getting under way between Bath Iron Works and the Navy shipbuilder's largest union.

The Machinists union Local S6 says negotiations begin Monday.

The current four-year contract expires May 20. A ratification vote on a new contract is scheduled that day at the Augusta Civic Center.

Four years ago, the union negotiated a contract that gave workers annual pay hikes of 3.5 percent to 4 percent.

The Local S6 represents about 3,200 jobs that include mechanics, fitters, welders, painters and electricians.

 

 

 

 

 

What You Need to Know About Facebook Cover Images

What You Need to Know About Facebook Cover Images

Businesses everywhere are getting used to the new Facebook Timeline. The largest change with the new layout is the large cover image at the top of every page.

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Miss Maine Honored in Alabama

Miss Maine Honored in Alabama

Miss Maine 2011, Julia Furtado, traveled to Birmingham, Alabama the last weekend in April where she and other Duke of Edinburgh Award winners were honored during several planned events.   After her arrival on Friday, April 27, the guests were treated to a Southern Barbeque.  On Saturday, April 28, 2012, Julia met HRH The Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and youngest son of Queen Elizabeth, during a Southern Garden Party and tea.  Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, and Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler, also participated in the festivities. 

On Saturday, Julia was not only a guest but also a special performer at the black tie gala, singing an operatic piece “O Mio Babbino Caro” by Giacomo Puccini.   She had the opportunity to speak to the many sponsors of the event and HRH The Prince Edward during the six-course meal.  Of course, the Prince and Julia talked much about soccer since Julia traveled to Europe as part of a semi-professio

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Over 250 Students Compete in the 4th Annual Maine Wind Blade and Storm Challenges

Over 250 Students Compete in the 4th Annual Maine Wind Blade and Storm Challenges

Easton High School took the high honors in the Maine Wind Blade Challenge and Madison Area Memorial High School took first place in the Wind Storm Challenge. These teams were among 85 teams representing over 250 students that competed in the 4th annual competition to inspire students to design composite wind blades and floating wind structures. The event was hosted at the University Maine through day long events this Friday.

The Maine Wind Blade Challenge was developed by Maine Composites Alliance (MCA) in partnership with Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) to inspire student exploration of alternative energy and advanced materials by participating in a hands-on application of math, science and engineering. The Wind Blade Challenge partners high school teams with Maine advanced composites manufacturers to research, design, and manufacture model wind blades.

Brunswick church damaged by fire will rebuild

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick will kick of a capital campaign to raise 850-thousands to build a new church. Last June, an electrical fire swept through the 126-year old church.

 Church members were able to salvage part of a stained glass window, the church's bell, and bible inscribed by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Longfellow was a formed member of the church. Church officials want to build a new church in the same location.