Community Spirit

Outdoor Market Extends Dates for Summer 2011; Seeking Vendors Turn Your Creativity into Cash!

BANGOR, ME- Bangor Center Corporation announces the 6th annual Outdoor Market.  Based on the success of previous years the market has extended from eight to ten weeks.  The market, located along Broad Street and in West Market Square, will be held Thursdays June 9th-August 11th from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM.  It will be held in conjunction with the Cool Sounds free concert series from 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM on the same dates.

All items sold must be handmade, prepared or raised by the vendor; emphasis is placed on Maine-made, specialty food items and produce. Past vendors have sold baked goods, candy, furniture, handbags, jams, jewelry, photography, soap, toys and much more. Food vendors are also invited to sign up as vendors.

TONIGHT! 1950s Benefit Dance with Rockin Ron

TONIGHT! 1950s Benefit Dance with Rockin Ron

Bangor - TONIGHT! 1950s Benefit Dance with Rockin Ron 6-9pm 3/18

Maine Highland FCU to Sponsor Table at CWC Auction

Maine Highland FCU to Sponsor Table at CWC Auction

Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union is the first local business to sponsor a table at the Charlotte White Center Auction!  The CWC auction is trying new things this year to engage the community, raise donations and increase attendance at their annual fundraiser.  Sponsorship options are part of the new approach.

"Our auction is young and we are doing everything we can to grow it.  We are commited to continuing to provide community childrens' service programs--some of which are completely funded through donations.  We have to get out there and get the dollars.  We are thrilled Maine Highlands FCU is joining us in this work!" said Erica Lewis, Development Director for CWC.

Want to get involved?  Contact Erica at 947-1410 or

Third Annual Robyn L. Tate-Brown Memorial Bowl-a-thon at Family Fun Lanes

Third Annual Robyn L. Tate-Brown Memorial Bowl-a-thon at Family Fun Lanes

The death of good friend and fellow bowler, Robyn L. Tate-Brown, inspired Andy Meucci, Owner/Manager of Family Fun Bowling Lanes to do something special to honor Robyn; to help show support for her family; and in the process, help a local, non-profit organization. His desire led to sponsoring the Robyn L. Tate-Brown Memorial Bowl-a-thon for the third year to be held Saturday, April 16, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“Robyn is greatly missed by many people,” remarked Andy. “The Robyn L. Tate-Brown Memorial Bowl-a-thon is a way for us to come together to support her family and also two worthwhile organizations. I hope we have a huge turnout for this event.” Hospice of Eastern Maine and Pathfinders: Support for grieving children will benefit from partial proceeds of the bowl-a-thon.

Hospice of Eastern Maine was formed by a group of community volunteers in 1981 and is the oldest hospice in Bangor.

March Maine Tweetup

March Maine Tweetup

On Twitter? Live or work in Maine? Then you'll want to attend the next Maine Tweetup at Bayside Bowl on Wednesday, March 23rd at 6pm.

Come mingle with local Twitter people, raise a glass, and maybe even bowl a frame while you catch up with all your favorite tweeps. Consider sticking around after for Kill the Karaoke.

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Time: 6pm until whenever
Place: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, ME (map & directions)

Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook page!

McDonald's and MABC Announce Media Award and Contributor Awards at All-Star Banquet

BANGOR, Maine (March 11, 2011) – This evening, the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches (MABC) presented its Ron Brown Media Award to Jeff Schools and Matt Boutwell of the Maine Sports Network (MESN).  The award for outstanding coverage of Maine high school basketball was presented at the 2011 Maine McDonald’s® High School Senior All-Star Basketball Games awards banquet at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.

“Thanks to Matt, Jeff and the producers at MESN, coverage of Maine high school sports has returned back to the radio airwaves,” said George Conant, Girls Varsity Coach at Scarborough High School. “We are honoring them this weekend with MABC’s Ron Brown Media Award for their commitment to exceptional high school basketball broadcasting and reporting.”

Jeff Schools and Matt Boutwell are native Mainers who started their unique coverage of local Maine sports in 2008.

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Hosts 50’s Flashback

Bangor, Maine – Dance the night away at Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Community as it hosts a 50’s Flashback event on Friday, March 18 from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  An All-American diner buffet will be served and Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band will play your favorite tunes from the 1950’s.  Admission is a $10 donation to the Hammond Street Senior Center.  RSVP’s are encouraged - 942-6002.     
 The Hammond Street Senior Center was founded by John and Elaine Couri in 1999.  The Senior Center’s mission is to contribute to the physical, intellectual and emotional well-being of senior citizens, while allowing participants to maximize their independence.  The Senior Center sustains an active membership of more than 1,800 seniors from the greater Bangor region.