Bangor Savings Bank named Business of the Year- Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce

Bangor Savings Bank named Business of the Year- Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce

The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce celebrated with local business men and women as they highlighted the many accomplishments of the organization during the  year, and crowned the 2011 Business   the Year.  The celebration was held at the Covered Bridge in Guilford.  Deb Boyd, Executive Director for the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce, stated that “the Chamber feels that it is important to rotate the annual celebration to a new Chamber member location in a different town each year.  This gives all attendees the chance to learn about a variety of businesses in the area.”

Boyd shared a list of activities and accomplishments of the Chamber, including  Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies,  Monthly Business After Hours to promote local businesses, as well as many training opportunities, including marketing, customer service, website, and social networking, just to name a few.  Boyd indicated that they have been so busy with all of the activities

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Elects New Board Members

Brian Curley, Peter Dufour, and Christian Chandler, all of Portland, have been elected as board members of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers.  Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities. 

Brian M. Curley, AIA, LEED AP, Maine Licensed Architect, received his architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College before moving to Maine.

Mid Coast Hospital Cycling Team Raises $12,000 for American Lung Association

Mid Coast Hospital Cycling Team Raises $12,000 for American Lung Association

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Eighteen riders on Mid Coast Hospital’s cycling team completed the American Lung Association’s three-day, 180-mile Trek Across Maine over the Father’s Day weekend, raising more than $12,000 in the process for the association.

In all, the 27th annual event raised more than $1.8 million for pulmonary research and clean air projects.

Mass. woman makes 66th visit to Maine

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- Lots of people like to spend their summers in Maine. But few can say they've been doing it longer than Elizabeth Jones.

Jones, who's 95, hasn't missed a summer getaway to Maine since 1946. She arrived on June 18 for a three-week stay that marks her 66th consecutive vacation at Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor.

Jones, of Worcester, Mass., uses walkers to get from her second-floor room to the ground floor where she enjoys meals and chats with staff.

There's at least one well-known summer resident who's been coming to Maine for longer. Former President George H.W. Bush, who's 87, has been coming to Maine since he was a boy. The only exception was during World War II when he was a naval aviator.


Shipbuilders start historic project

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bath celebrated a piece of history Sunday afternoon.

More than 40 volunteers placed the first piece of the ship Virginia at the Maine Maritime Museum. 

Over the next four years, students at Morse High School will recreate the rest of it.

The original Virginia, built back in 1609, was one of the three first ships built by colonists on American soil.  Historians say it was built on the mouth of the Kennebec River at Fort St. George.

Summer of Love starring Michele Lee at the Ogunquit Playhouse until July 16th!

Summer of Love starring Michele Lee  at the Ogunquit Playhouse until July 16th!

Be prepared for a head on collision between cultures when a conservative bride runs away from the altar and runs into a VW Bus full of hippies from Haight-Ashbury, in the East Coast premiere of Summer of Love, on stage June 22 to July 16 at the Ogunquit Playhouse. With a little help from the hippies and dropouts of San Francisco, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This new musical by Roger Bean showcases the powerful music of the late 1960s by some of the most influential artists of the love generation including The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane, with songs that include: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Get Together,” “Piece of My Heart,” “White Rabbit,” “Spinning Wheel,” “Happy Together” and many more! Take a trip down memory lane, remember your glory days and most of all enjoy the music!

Veteran teacher retires

WISCASSET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Its opening night at the River Arts gallery. A special exhibit, created by Tom Block.

Every piece in the exhibit is by an artist who grew up in Maine. And every one of them was taught by Tom Block.

"This is work these guys are doing now, not in high school. The idea behind the show here is to show that art continues on in somebody's life and continues to work in somebody's life forever," says Block.

If Tom looks familiar, that's because you may have seen on the air before. He created the illustrations for the Togus the Cat book.

But thousands of Maine high school students have known him as Mr. Block, the art teacher.

Tom Block taught art for the past 19 years at Wiscasset High School. Before that he taught at Georges Valley High in Thomaston. A few years ago he was named Maine's art teacher of the year.

His former students say they always knew that.