Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge

Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge

Junior Achievement of Maine gears up for the TITAN™ CHALLENGE

Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011. This year we have 61 teams from 21 high schools throughout Maine participating.
The JA Titan™ Challenge is a unique online business competition that puts high school students in the leadership seat to run a virtual company. Each three student team takes on the role of CEO, CFO, and Marketing R&D as they directly compete with the other teams to successfully sustain their business. Each team is matched with a business mentor from the community to guide them through decision making and to inject business knowledge. With three locations, USM-Portland campus, USM-Lewiston/Auburn campus, and the Foster Center for Student Innovation at UMaine-Orono, students have the option to visit a college campus, or compete from their own schools.

Maine Travel & Adventure Expo set for Bangor

Maine Travel & Adventure Expo set for Bangor

Inaugural event to take place April 1 – 3 at Bangor Civic Center
BANGOR, MAINE – Maine’s Travel & Adventure Expo, an inaugural three-day event designed to highlight vacation and adventure options within the State of Maine and surrounding regions, is slated for April 1 – 3 at the Bangor Civic Center. The event organizers hope to have at least 50 vendors from around Maine, New England, and the Canadian Maritimes, to show off regional attractions that may appeal to local vacationers.
“Our state alone has so much to offer,” says show producer Bret Blanchard. “We have hiking for every experience level with amazing views; we have white-water rafting with adventurous rapids; we have skydiving, biking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowmobiling, and spectator sports that would please everyone. And – we’re a gateway to the rest of New England and Maritime Canada. Both regions have similar offerings and are unique in their own ways.

Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen, 2011 CSA-CSF Fair

Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen, 2011 CSA-CSF Fair

Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

January 10, 2011
"Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen" and get your share of the Maine harvest at a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Fisheries (CSF) Fair in your community on Sunday, February 27th.

With CSA's and CSF's you commit to purchasing a share of the coming harvest before the season begins. The benefit? You get to support local farms and fishermen while getting your locally grown and harvested food direct from the producer at a fair price.

Come to one of the eleven fair locations statewide to: learn about buying a share; become acquainted with local seasonal foods; meet your local farmers and fishermen; and discover how you can grow a relationship with them. Community Supported Fisheries may not be represented in all locations.

"Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen: a celebration of Community Supported Agriculture and Fisheries" will take place on Sunday, February 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration

The Greater Bangor Area NAACp and the niversity of Maine will host the 15th 
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 
at the UMaine's Wells Conference Center. The event is scheduled for 8:30 to 
10:30 a.m with doors opening at 8 a.m.
Imam Johari Addul-Malik, Director of Outreach at the Dar Al Hirjrah Islamic 
Center in Falls Church, VA will keynote.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for high school and college 
students with ID and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by 
calling (207)581-1406.

2011 Camp Roosevelt Chill-Out

2011 Camp Roosevelt Chill-Out

Scouts of ALL AGES!

Weekend of Camping and Klondike Derby!

GOLD RUSH for Boy Scouts & Webelos!

Polar Cub Day on Saturday for Cubs!

FEBRUARY 25th 27th 2011

Camp Roosevelt

$5.00 a Head

For more info call, Gus Morrison, Scoutmaster for Troop 10 @ 299-7704

or email


Host Troop:

Troop 10

Theme: "Gold in the Cold" Klondike Derby, The 2nd Annual Running

When: February 25th 27th, 2011 Where: Camp Roosevelt


Forum to be held in Hampden on reuse of Hampden Academy

Forum to be held in Hampden on reuse of Hampden Academy

On January 18 at 6:00 p.m. the MSAD #22 Board of Directors Reuse Committee will discuss the reuse of Hampden Academy once it's vacated in the summer of 2012.  The meeting will be held in the Hampden Academy Library. 

On the agenda will be a demolition analysis with Mel Cole of Northeast Building Consultants and Gary Bates from Bates Environmental.  There will also be a conversation about possible educational use of the building with Hugh Stevens from Knowledge Transfer Alliance.  Rob Nadeau, Esq. of Drummond, Woodsum, and MacMahon will talk about state of Maine law and there will be a Hampden Academy Campus Reuse Report from Emil Genest of MSAD #22 and Mike Pullen of WBRC Architects/Engineers. 

Comments and questions from the public are encouraged. 

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Annual Forecast Conference, which each year attracts more than 500 attendees from around the state, will be held this year on Thursday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.

“The Forecast Conference has grown to become the most important gathering of the year for all the key players in Maine’s commercial real industry,” said Tom Lea, MEREDA President, and Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Real Estate at Peoples United Bank. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the economy and gain insights into where our industry is headed in the months ahead.