Community Spirit

Downtown Bangor's New Year's Eve Celebration is in need of volunteers

Downtown Bangor's New Year's Eve Celebration is in need of volunteers


Downtown Countdown 2011 will take place on Friday December 31, 2010 from noon?midnight. Entering
its fifth year this event has evolved significantly. In order to offer expanded entertainment options for
this free community event volunteers are need more than ever!
Downtown Countdown is a family friendly event featuring a number of entertainment options; some
new additions this year include a teen dance, improv, storytelling, performances in West Market Square,
and a special VIP venue. Old favorites will return; RetroRockerz, Evergreen, Count Up parade at Maine
Discovery Museum, New Year's Crowns at UMaine Museum of Art, Contra Dance and more.
Venue Managers and Assistants are needed for the majority of venues. Event staff will work with you
to place you at a venue you are interested in. Volunteer a few hours and be entertained at that same

Piscataquis Santa Needs Helpers

Piscataquis Santa Needs Helpers

December has arrived in Piscataquis County and many holiday festivities are planned to make the season a little merrier, especially for the children. With 435 requests received, the Piscataquis Santa Project elves are busy working to grant each of the children's wishes.
Sheree Brown, project Coordinator says, "Despite the harsh economy, the community has really stepped up this year. Project friends, like folks at the Piscataquis Pomona Grange, the Piscataquis Regional YMCA, the Mountain View Youth Development Center, and Rowell's Garage, have made it possible for many children to wake up with gifts on Christmas morning."  But, according to Brown, there are still more than 50 children with wishes to be granted. They are looking for people to sponsor a child and grant his or her wishes.
Bringing the spirit of Christmas to a child is easy and it can be done from a computer.

Festival of Lights Combines with Ton of Food Drive

What: Festival of Lights Parade
parade theme is A Season to Celebrate
features bands, floats, dancers, performing groups
celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, New Year’s, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice

Ton of Food Drive
food drive collects non-perishable food items
plans to fill a one-ton truck with food and donate it to local food cupboards for safety, Lane will pick up items after parade
Who: Bangor Rotary sponsors parade
major backers are WABI & Oxford Networks
Lane Construction Corporation sponsors food drive
Where: Downtown Bangor
parade route down Main Street
food donation locations look like great big wrapped presents
Lane employees at each location
Locations are…
Bangor Police Department
Davenport Park
Intersection of Water & Main streets
West Market Square
Central Street
City Hall
State Street
Bangor Court House
When: Saturday, Dec

Free Thanksgiving Day Meal!

Free Thanksgiving Day Meal! While Beef O'Brady's will not be open this Thanksgiving Day, Sue, Dave and Andrew Kennedy have decided to open the restaurant from 11-2 to provide free Thanksgiving meals to the following: Senior Citizens, Fire, Police and any other Public Servant in Uniform and those less fortunate. This year (2010) has been a rough year for all of us, so this is our way of saying "Thank You" to our customers and a chance to give back to the community.

Beef O'Brady's Restaurant
688 Wilson St.
Brewer, ME 04412
Phone:(207) 989-3222
Fax: (207) 989-3232

The Holidays are Fast Approaching!

Save the dates.

For a detailed schedule of downtown events and listings of downtown businesses visit

Halloween Block Party

Thanks to all who came out to the First Annual Downtown Halloween Block Party.  The event was a great success and it was wonderful to see so many children and families downtown enjoying the festivities.  Thanks to the many organizations and businesses who participated to make this event so special. 
A special thanks to Sam & Yuri for donating their time and talent to fill Pickering Square with music and the spirit of Halloween.
The Outdoor Market hosted 20 vendors and more than 20 businesses participated in the trick or treating.  Over 200 children participated in the trick or treating!  We hope to make this event even bigger next year!
If you have any pictures from the event please share with Shirar or post on the Downtown Bangor facebook fan page.

Teens Hold Garage/Bake Sale to Help Kids in Need

On Friday, November 5th 2010 and Saturday, November 6th 2010, the Bangor Y's Interact Leaders Club will be having a Garage/Bake Sale to benefit kids in need. Proceeds from the garage sale will go towards a scholarship fund to send at least one youth/teen to attend the Bangor Y’s Leaders School in the summer of 2011. Leaders School is a one-week summer camp that helps kids find direction and purpose as well as strengthen their self-esteem. Funds from the bake sale benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a Jimmy Fund fundraising event to help support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Items for the garage sale are donated by Interact Leaders Club, Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary members, friends, families and Y members. Goods for the bake sale are made by Interact and Rotary members. The Interact Leaders Club’s Garage/Bake Sale will be on Friday, November 5th from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, November 6th, from 7am to 1pm in the Everett Room at 127 Hammond St.