Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

Read more about how he remembered his birthday and Veterans Day ...

People’s United Community Foundation Grant Helps Good Samaritan Agency’s Teen Parent Education

The Good Samaritan Agency is pleased to announce a $5,000 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation to support their Teen Parent Education program (TPE).  “A good education is critical in our ever-changing world,” said Bill Lucy, Officer of People’s United Community Foundation and President of People’s United Bank in Northern Maine. “Good Samaritan Agency provides necessary services to help these women succeed.”

Good Samaritan Agency helps meet the needs of single parents and their children. Services include childbirth education, counseling, parenting, assisting with obtaining shelter, and life skills training, with the overall goal of empowering parents to become independent and self-sufficient. 

Domestic Violence Community Forum

IBN (Innovative Business Networking) in cooperation with Spruce Run Womencare Alliance, Beal College and Allen Stehle for sheriff presents:  Domestic Violence Community Forum

Join us on Tuesday October 28th from 5:30p.m. to 7:30pm at Beal College, 99 Farm Rd, in

Bangor for a public forum/discussion on Domestic Violence and the different ways it presents itself.

With the purpose of bringing awareness to this growing problem in our local communities. Refreshments

will be served. Several items have been donated for a raffle with proceeds going to Spruce Run

Womancare Alliance.

Topics being discussed will include:

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Check out upcoming health events in Maine, including a weekend workshop that will help you connect that little child who lives in your heart. Go to the Catching Health blog ...


The 64th Annual Old Town Rotary Club Hunters Breakfast

The 64th Annual Old Town Rotary Club Hunters Breakfast will be held, as always, on the first day of the deer hunting season, Saturday, November 1, from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the Waterfront Park in downtown Old Town. 

More than 600 people of all ages--hunters and non-hunters alike--are expected to enjoy the breakfast, which includes pancakes, eggs, ham, home fries, beans, donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate. The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12, and $15 for familes. People say that going to the Old Town Rotary’s Hunter’s Breakfast is like going home.

The men and women of the group welcome everyone—hunters, families, children, retirees, college students—basically, anyone who wants a good meal at a great price. After all, the breakfast itself isn’t a big fund-raiser for Rotary, it’s more of a tradition. It’s a time for Rotar­ians to enjoy fellowship amongst themselves and the community.

Hampden Trails Grand Opening 5-K Fun Run & Walk

A 5-K Fun Run and Walk will mark the grand opening celebration of Hampden’s newest recreational trail system, the Reeds Brook Trails, at noon on Sunday, October 19, 2014. “This will be the first public event for our trails, the result of a five-year-long project involving the school district, the town of Hampden, the Penobscot Valley Ski Club, Hampden Academy Athletic Boosters, Maine Winter Sports Center, and local Boy Scouts,” said Dustin Ramsay, who worked extensively on development of the trails. “We hope it will be used by the greater Bangor community for walking, running, biking, and Nordic skiing. It’s basically set-up for four-season, non-motorized use.” The original trail plan, which includes expansion plans for the future, was designed by Fred Bailey Trail Designs, with a majority of the forestry work by Ground Perfection Specialists, a local firm specializing in eco-friendly mulched trail ways.