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

Children's Christmas Pageant and Christmas Sing A Long

Children's Christmas Pageant and Christmas Sing A Long
on Sunday, December 12
Join us on Sunday, December 12 at 4 pm for a delightful afternoon at Hampden Highlands Methodist Church for the Children's Christmas Pageant and Christmas Sing-a-long.
The Sunday School children will be peforming in a delightful Christmas Pageant and a Christmas Sing a long will follow. Join us downstairs for refreshments.
For more information call 862-4195, church office or e-mail

Christmas Concerts begin this weekend

Hope you will join us in kicking off the holiday season at one of our upcoming concerts. We will be performing Christmas favorites, and look forward to seeing you.
Here are the dates and times:
Friday December 3, The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth at 7:00 pm call 667-9500 for tickets
Saturday December 4, Chocolate Church in Bath at 7:30 pm call 442-8455
Saturday December 11, Unity Performing Arts Centre in Unity 7:30 call 948-SHOW
Sunday December 12, All Soul's Church in Bangor 2:00 pm Tickets available at the door (donation)

Federal Reserve Bank Public and EMDC- Listening Event- December 2nd

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Maine Community Foundation in partnership with the Eastern Maine Development Corporation are pleased to announce the third in a series of "Listening Events" scheduled for December 2, 2010.

The goal of these events is to develop a dialogue inclusive of northern & eastern Maine's towns and cities, nonprofit and for profit organizations, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

The objectives are twofold. First, We hope to identify barriers experienced in developing sustainable communities and equitable economies  in the northern and eastern regions of Maine and, when possible, bring forward the convening and research resources of the Bank.

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

Downtown Bangor Artwalk!

Friday November 19, 2010

The Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative will host the final Artwalk of 2010 on Friday, November 19 from 5-9 p.m.

At last count there are more than 30 locations and more than 50 artists registered for this free, open-studio tour. In addition to artwork and fine craft, downtown restaurants are still signing on to offer food and drink specials featuring "The Art of Food."

Maps will be available at downtown businesses starting the first week of November.
For more information visit their facebook page.