Community Spirit

Charlotte White Center Annual Auction May 20th

Charlotte White Center Annual Auction May 20th

So what are you doing May 20th?  I'll meet you at the Bangor Motor Inn for the CWC Annual Auction!  Who is CWC?  Let me tell you!

The Charlotte White Center is a community and social service organization serving children, adults and families with support services.  CWC serves more than 1200 individuals with disabilities over a 7 county region.  With the main offices being in Dover-Foxcroft, CWC is a vital community employer with almost 500 hundred people working to serve others in the community.

You want to be part of this organization that is providing quality services to those in need, providing good jobs for the community and contributing to the Maine economy!  Help us make a difference!

Again, this year's proceeds will benefit CWC children service programs.  Those include serving children with disabilities with in-home support programs, case management, outpatient clinical cou

Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

The statewide high school rock band competition called The Off-Ramp is rounding the fourth curve and heading into the homestretch-but not before the nine competing bands learn a lesson in giving back to the community. The Off-Ramp is the brainchild of Reindeer Records, the creators of the popular Rock-Off competition that helped out thousands of young musicians since it began in 1984. The new competition is designed to provide a more intense learning experience for the young competitors and leave a long-lasting impact on their peers. Since being selected in November, the bands have had to face various music-industry tasks-songwriting, video documenting their recording studio experience, and marketing. Their fourth task is Live Event Production, for which Reindeer created three teams of three bands with the goal of producing an all-ages show to benefit designated youth groups.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Makes 'Bowl for Kids Sake' Appeal

Big Brothers Big Sisters Makes 'Bowl for Kids Sake' Appeal

(Bangor) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine is looking for businesses, organizations and individuals in Penobscot County to support and participate in its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event.  The event will take place at Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes in Brewer (May 10, 13, 15); Family Fun Lanes in Bangor (May 11, 14, 18); and Old Town Bowling Center in Old Town (May 17).   

The event will raise funds to support Big & Little matches in Penobscot County.  The goal is to have more than 100 teams and 400+ bowlers participate.  Event Coordinator Chris Olsen says, “You don’t have to be a great, or even good bowler – you just need to want to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.” 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine is one of almost 400 agencies across the nation that provides 1-to-1 youth mentoring services for children ages 5-14 facing adversity.  They help these children by establishing a stable, positive relationsh

Move and Improve Kick-Off this Sunday!

Get ready to Move and Improve!
The kick-off for the 2011 Move and Improve program of EMHS is this Sunday, February 27 at Fields4Kids Indoor Sports Facility on Farm Road in Bangor. Join us for an afternoon full of fun, activity to get you started on your way toward improved health and wellness. Whether you are a Move and Improve participant or someone thinking about moving to improve, join us for part or all of the day!

Teens Who Care

Teens Who Care

We are very proud of our young people in the State of Maine and we need your help to find teens who are doing good work in our communities. Too often we hear about all of the “bad things” teens are doing. We want to make sure that people know there are teens in our state who are doing “good work” and making a difference.

We are looking for Teens who are volunteering in their communities. We will be recognizing individual teens and teens who are working together as groups.  One individual or group will be highlighted each month on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. Each teen recognized will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Groups will be given a $2,000 grant to be awarded to the non-profit they are helping.

Please help us find the teens and their inspirational stories to share around the state. Just go to our website and click Teens Who Care for an on-line form. No deadline.

Bangor Y 2011 “Supporting Our Community” annual giving campaign is underway

Bangor Y 2011 “Supporting Our Community” annual giving campaign is underway

On Tuesday, February 15th, the Bangor Y launched its 2011 “Supporting Our Community” Annual Giving Campaign with a kick-off celebration at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.  Members of the Bangor Y Board of Directors and Campaign Volunteers celebrated the beginning of this year’s Annual Giving Campaign that has a goal of $130,000.  Speakers at the event included Bangor Y members, staff, and volunteers, each sharing their Bangor Y experience and encouraging the community to pledge their support and help ensure that Bangor Y programs will be available to all. 

The Bangor Y “Supporting Our Community” Annual Giving Campaign provides necessary funding for those who are not otherwise able to afford Bangor Y services and supports mission-driven programs that promote health and wellness for all in our Greater Bangor community.  In 2009-2010, the Bangor Y provided membership scholarships to more than 720 individuals and more than $170,000 in financial assistance and subs

Banish the Winter Blahs at Book and Movie Sale & Swap

BANGOR – Cold weather got you down? Already read everything in your house...twice. Seen all the movies you’ve got so many times you can recite them?
The Annual “Banish the Winter Blahs” Book and Movie Sale & Swap at the Hammond Street Senior Center might be just what you need. The public is invited to peruse the massive selection weekdays during 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The sale is going on now through the end of the month. Most selections are just $1. A $5 Swap Pass entitles you to exchange up to 20 books and/or movies during school vacation week, Monday, February 21 through Friday, February 25. So, you can freshen up your bookshelves on the cheap or completely swap out your personal library all in one visit.
“We have hundreds upon hundreds of books. Senior Center members and volunteers have worked for more than a month to get everything organized by genre and to sort the fiction by author,” according to director of development and communications Deanna Partridge.