Events

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.

Keep Bees and Save the World!

Keep Bees and Save the World!

 

Albert Einstein is reputed to have said, “If bees should disappear from the face of the earth, mankind would follow within four years.”

Haunting words considering the trouble honeybees have been having in recent years.

“Pollinators, and honeybees in particular, are critical to our food supply,” says Peter Cowin, aka “The Bee Whisperer”. “It’s in all of our best interest that more people keep honeybees and take a long hard look at what we can do to keep them well fed.”

Fortunately, there are a lot of people now doing just that. Keeping bees is a hobby more and more Mainers are getting into. “Two years ago I was asked by Orono and Hampden Adult Ed. to give evening classes in Beekeeping for Beginners. More than 70 students took the classes and most started their first bee hives that year. Last year this grew to include Adult Ed. in Bangor, Ellsworth, Hampden, Bucksport, Newport and Mount Dessert Island, with more than 270 taking my class!”

17th Annual Gene and Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby

17th Annual Gene and Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby

Winter is now in full swing and the ice is thick enough to get out there and find the best fishing hole to catch “the big one” and win great prizes at the 17th Annual Gene and Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby on February 22nd at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center in Waterville.    

                     

The event benefits Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels and other programs to keep seniors and adults with disabilities safe, healthy, and independent in their homes in memory of avid sportsman and environmentalist Gene Letourneau and his wife Lucille Letourneau. 

 

Congressman Poliquin on the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Congressman Poliquin on the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin spoke on the House Floor in support of the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. He released the following statement:

“In the Second District, hard-working families gather around the kitchen table and balance their checkbooks. The time has come for Washington to do the same; which is why I have become an original cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. This amendment will not only help lower taxes and interest rates, but it will help job creators expand their businesses and create more jobs for the Second District and beyond.”

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-oP7FKkzCg

Pulse Marketing Agency to Offer Free Marketing Plan Workshop for Local Small Businesses

Pulse Marketing Agency announced today that it will kick off its 2015 Pulse it Forward campaign by offering a free marketing plan workshop to local small businesses. The workshop will be held on Thursday, January 22 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Machias Savings Bank Community Room located at 581 Wilson Street, Brewer.

Pulse Marketing Agency is following through with the Pulse it Forward pledge made in 2014 during its 5th anniversary in business – the agency will engage in monthly community activities to help foster economic growth and the wellbeing of the residents of the Greater Bangor area.  The first Pulse it Forward activity of 2015 is aimed at helping fellow small business owners develop a strong marketing plan.

Finding the Help you Need to Keep your Home Warm and Safe this Winter Season

Finding the Help you Need to Keep your Home Warm and Safe this Winter Season

With colder weather approaching, Spectrum Generations is in full swing helping older and disabled adults in central Maine get the assistance they need to stay warm and safe this winter. 

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

Take a moment and look at the portrait above. Try to come up with a story about the woman. I’ll give you a few prompts. Her name is Aimee. She’s 41 and the mother of three daughters.

Read Aimee's story and learn why her portrait is part of an exhibit called SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience