Community Spirit

Auction Items List Larger Than Last Year!

Auction Items List Larger Than Last Year!

Generosity is growing and growing!  The Charlotte White Center's annual charity auction is May 20th, so you can imagine how much work is being done to get ready!  "With less than a month to go, we are ahead of our goal for donations.  It's a great feeling!  I was a little nervous about the response to our donation requests this year----so many people are struggling right now." said Erica Lewis, Development Director for CWC.  But, Erica has decided that is why there has been such a strong response.  The community is aware of people having a difficult time, so those who can, are stepping up to help.  Generous donations of services, gift cards, clothing, baseball tickets, Red Sox signed baseball, American Idol yearbook, signed American Loggers clothing, automobile services, and lots more have been given to be used as auction items at the charity's annual event.

"$4,500 is our goal this year." shared Lewis.  Items donated so far

6th Annual Regional Street & Stream Cleanup

The Bangor Area Storm Water Group is looking for volunteers from our communities to help protect our local water resources at the 6th Annual Regional Street and Stream Cleanup. This is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh spring air with friends and family, while truly making a difference in your community and for our environment. Kid and adults, local organizations, groups and individuals are welcome. Volunteers will meet for a short safety discussion before heading out to the designated cleanup sites. All volunteers will be provided with free T-shirts as well as gloves and safety vests to wear during the event.  After cleanup activities, groups will reassemble for a free BBQ luncheon and celebration of our volunteers’ hard work.

This event is a coordinated regional effort to clean up our local waterways and reduce polluted runoff.

Giant Easter Egg Hunt

Giggey Girl Gowns is STILL Open!

Giggey Girl Gowns is STILL Open!
Do you still need a dress for prom!
Well, we have over 120 prom dresses to chose from at Giggey Girl Gowns!
We are staying open for one more month! Giggey Girl Gowns will be open through May 15th!
We are proud to say that we have some amazing dresses! We have sizes 1 through 22, and we have GORGEOUS dresses! I don't know if you have seen our pictures, but they are AMAZING!
Remember our dresses our 100% free, and we will not turn anyone away! It doesn't matter what your financial situation is!
Come check us out at 128 Pierce Rd. Brewer (The Community of Christ Church)
on Saturday's from 1-3pm!
And feel free to still bring by some dresses!
We help ALL ages, we're LOCAL, you can get a dress from us for ANY OCCASION, and our dresses are totally FREE!

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20


Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

Spaghetti Supper and Dessert Auction

The Holbrook 8th grade class is proud to announce that its annual Spaghetti Supper and Dessert Auction is being held on Friday, April 29 at Holbrook School, 202 Kidder Hill Road, Holden.  Bring your family to enjoy good food and the opportunity to bid on delectable desserts!  An Old Town kayak will be raffled off as well.  This event runs from 5:30-8 PM.   Tickets are $3 for 
children, $5 for adults and $15 for families, and can be purchased at Holbrook School.  Call 843-7769 for information.

A brave Washington County cat with an extraordinary will to live needs a little help

 A brave Washington County cat with an extraordinary will to live needs a little help

A brave Washington County cat has an extraordinary will to live. 

In March, the home in which the cat lived was destroyed by fire. To save itself, he was forced to jump from an upper story window, which resulted in its breaking 2 legs and the pelvis.  Remarkably,  the cat then dragged itself into a nearby barn where it suffered alone with no food or water for the next three weeks while its owner was hospitalized with third degree burns.

Dr. Lydia Pryor’s BayView Animal Hospital in East Machias examined this cat for the first time on April 6th when his owner brought him to their offices for vet care.