Sports & Recreation

Hollywood Slots General Manager Named Chairman to Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau Board

Hollywood Slots General Manager Named Chairman to Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau Board

BANGOR – John Osborne, General Manager of Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway, has been named Chairman to the Board of the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Osborne began his term in January of this year.

“Living and working in Bangor, I am continually impressed with the region as a tourist destination with a growing list of attractions and a great group of people with innovative ideas,” said Osborne.

New Bangor Y Afterschool Adventure Program Receives Support from The Maine Community Foundation

New Bangor Y Afterschool Adventure Program Receives Support from The Maine Community Foundation

A $7,500 grant from the Maine Community Foundation Penobscot County Fund is helping the Bangor Y provide a new afterschool youth development opportunity, the Afterschool Adventure Program, for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade youth in Greater Bangor.  Program activities include games and initiatives that introduce youth to new skill-building adventures which require team work, goal setting, creativity, and problem solving while also providing an opportunity for youth to get to know each other and make new friends.

Like many Bangor Y youth development programs, the Afterschool Adventure Program is based on the Search Institute’s philosophy that the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in risky behaviors.  The Adventure Program focuses most on those assets that reinforce positive values, social competencies and developing a positive identity.  Activities are designed to help youth make positive choices, reduce stress, manage their emotions, a

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Walk your way to better health in 2011

The Make Tracks Walking Program is looking for walkers to join the fun and stay healthy through the winter months. This free program is coordinated through Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program with free pedometers and T-shirts for participants.

The Make Tracks Walking Program is designed to give participants a place to walk with friends during the colder weather months. Participants are encouraged to count their steps and set goals with the use of the pedometer. The main purpose of the program is to keep active and have some fun. This program is for all ages and fitness levels.

The group meets in the lobby of the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA every Tuesday and Thursday to walk in the gym from 11a.m. until noon. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, clean shoes. Drop-ins are welcome.

Bangor Y Announces Phase 1 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

In February of this year, the Bangor Y announced exciting plans to consolidate its operations into one location through a phased construction project starting with Phase 1: expanded parking and modest internal renovations. After careful review of each location as well as which single site could best meet our community programming needs, Second Street was selected. Over the past ten months, the Bangor Y Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff have been working diligently finalizing our financing, real estate transactions, zone change, and site plan approvals, and construction. We are pleased to announce our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony scheduled to take place on deck of the Aloupis Pool on December 15 at 10:30 a.m. at our 17 Second Street location.
In September, the Bangor Y held a ground breaking ceremony. In little less than four months, the ‘new’ Bangor Y on Second Street is now open to the public.