Old Town-Orono YMCA Relay for Life Team Hosts 4th Annual BAZIP Party

The Old Town-Orono YMCA Relay for Life team will be hosting the 4th Annual BAZIP Party (Bangor Area Zumba Instructor & Participants’ Party) this year.  This is a charity Zumba party event for the American Cancer Society that will be held on April 24th from 7-9pm at the Old Town-Orono YMCA.  100% of the proceeds will aid the YMCA’s Relay for Life team in their fundraising goals this year for the Penobscot Relay Event in May that goes directly to the American Cancer Society.

Mercy Awarded Lung Cancer Screening Program Grant

Mercy Awarded Lung Cancer Screening Program Grant

Mercy’s Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program is based on The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Lung Association Screening Guidelines


Challenger Learning Center of Maine Announces 2015 Summer Camp Series

A Summer of Exploration is in store for students entering grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine!

Astronaut Academy provides students entering grades 6-8 with the opportunity to test their skills, as they train to live and work in space during the week of August 3-7. Challenger's astronaut cadets will practice agility, build shelters, conduct scientific experiments, work through emergencies, learn about launch systems, see how space suits work, and meet food intake requirements using only space-approved food. Their week-long training will prepare them to fly a space mission where they will work together as mission controllers and astronauts, using Challenger's mission control, spacecraft, and space lab simulators. Special NASA guest speakers and offsite trips help to create an out of this world experience for Challenger's 6-8 grade astronauts in training!

Inaugural Maine Science Festival Set for Bangor

New event to the region aims to demonstrate, Science is Everywhere!

Inaugural event set for March 20-22, 2015 with dozens of thought-provoking events at Cross

Center – Maine Science Festival organizers think Science is really fun to talk about, for all ages and venues throughout downtown

Science is everywhere and the organizers of the Inaugural Maine Science Festival want to prove it. So as they designed the more than forty events planned as part of the inaugural festival, they decided to try and make something for everyone. After all, you don’t have to be an adult to find interest in alternative energies or a child to appreciate the technology behind Pixar movies.

Machias Savings Bank Funds Missions at Challenger Learning Center of Maine

Machias Savings Bank recently awarded $5,000 to the Challenger Learning Center of Maine to provide Washington County students with the opportunity to fly space science missions at the Challenger Center.

"Because of Machias Savings Bank's continuing dedication to the Challenger program, thousands of students have now had the opportunity to become inspired to pursue higher levels of science and math education. We appreciate their investment in the future by making this possible for so many of Maine's students," stated Susan Jonason, Executive Director.

Shine a Light on Autism for April, Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and to celebrate, thousands of people are coming together to shine a light on autism. Join Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative to show your support this April

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Maine women meet four times a year and each member writes a $50 check to a local charity they have voted on. Find out how you, too, can make a difference.