Community Spirit

Angels School Store Gearing Up----In Need of Donations

Angels School Store Gearing Up----In Need of Donations

The Charlotte White Center Angels Program is a community based outreach program that seeks to improve the well being of children and adults in our community through projects designed to develop spirit, pride, and personal responsibility.  Every year we sponsor a School Store.  The Store opens for one week each year for children to come in and shop, filling their “back to school needs”.  Although most of our shoppers acutely need this help to be ready for the school year, we choose to emphasize life skills and personal responsibility, rather then need.  Children are given a special “checkbook”, in which they can make deposits through doing good deeds throughout the month prior to the store opening.  When a child visits the school store, they then receive Charlotte White Center cash for the good deeds that they have done.  The child then gets to do their back to school shopping.

Gannett Journalism Scholarships Available

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND—The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund, established in 2000 by the trustees of the Gannett Foundation through the Maine Community Foundation, seeks applications.

The Gannett Scholarship provides renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including print, broadcast, or electronic media. The fund helps pay tuition to attend an undergraduate, graduate, trade, or technical school.

Applicants must be graduates of Maine high schools or have been home-schooled in Maine. Students will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism through their choice of coursework and extracurricular activities, as well as financial need and academic achievement.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2011.

Charlotte White Center Art Program

Charlotte White Center Art Program

Art in Piscataquis County! 

The Charlotte White Center hosts an art program for individuals being served by the agency.  Through weekly professional art instruction and access to several mediums, individuals develop their own style and skill at their own pace.  Every week, amazing works of art are created from the humblest of beginnings.  The more noticable result...proud artists!  You can see the sparkle in her eye, the hint of a smile at the corner of his mouth and hear the outburst of joy when words of praise and relfections of beauty are expressed to the artist.  A sharing of joy for the artist and the viewer!

Interested in seeing more?  Keep checking here on Around Town for featured pieces every week. 

If you are interested in purchasing a print or notecards, please contact Susan McGeown at 564-2464.

Check us out www.charlottewhitecente

"Giggey Girl Gowns" is Open for Business!

"Giggey Girl Gowns" is Open for Business!

My name is Kassidy Giggey and I am a Brewer High School student and the founder of a brand new branch called “Giggey Girl Gowns”. We run a dress donation program through my church, The Community of Christ Church in Brewer, Maine. I have never had to experience such a hard circumstance. Someone in my family has always been there to provide for me, even when it comes to dresses. Recently while looking for prom dresses, I found that the dress I wanted was going to be around $280.00. Luckily, I have a job and will be able to afford the dress.

Jean Drive to Help Local Families

During the month of March, the girls of the Bangor Y’s Opportunity Program for Teens (OPT) will be holding a Jean Drive, a clothing drive to benefit children and families of the Greater Bangor area. From March 1st to March 31st, donation boxes will be set out in the Y’s lobby for people to drop off their donations during building hours. New and gently worn clothing (except previously worn bathing suits and undergarments) are appreciated.

 Families interested in looking at the collected donations can contact Adriana Hopkins, Youth & Teen Assistant Director, or Cathy Hamel, Youth & Teen Director, at 941-2808.

 The Bangor Y’s Opportunity Program for Teens (OPT) is an after school program for girls in grades 7-12 that provides a safe and positive environment for teens to develop new skills and discover new opportunities.

Bangor Y Spring Fair

Join us again this year for our 35th Annual Bangor Y Spring Fair! Exciting carnival rides including the new roller coaster bounce house and bumper cars as well as the mechanical bull, Tubs of Fun, Pirate Ship, Sky Fighter Jets and Bumble Bee ride plus all new games for children of all ages provide for tons of family fun! Bring the entire family to the Bangor Y’s 35th Annual Spring Fair on March 25, 26 and 27th at the Bangor Auditorium and have a great time! There is something for everyone at the Bangor Y Spring Fair! For more information call the Bangor Y at 941-2808 or visit us at


BANGOR, ME- The Downtown Bangor Partnership is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the 2010 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than 400,000 small organizations worldwide. 
  The Downtown Bangor Partnership is one of Constant Contact’s 2010 top performers and most prolific user of its tools, whether within Constant Contact’s email marketing, event marketing, social media marketing, or survey products – or a combination of all four.
The Downtown Bangor Partnership utilizes Constant Contact to communicate with Downtown businesses and the community at large.  Business owners receive 
information on marketing, events and business resources to increase profits.  
Bi-monthly emails to the community draw people downtown by highlighting the calendar of events and new business openings.  Additionally the survey tool allows the public to participate in businesses recognition events suc