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Great events in the Bangor area this weekend!

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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Brewer Auditorium, 318 Wilson Street, Brewer, Maine

The Cabin Fever Reliever is an annual show where the Penobscot Fly Fishers partner with local outdoor exhibitors from the community to showcase the many different faces of the great Maine Outdoors. The show covers all of the different outdoor opportunities available in this great state of ours. Our target audience is families, and there will be lots for the youngsters to participate in, including: YOUTH AIR RIFLE RANGE, YOUTH ARCHERY SHOOTING, YOUTH FLY TYING! FREE admission. Lunch will be available for purchase.
A list of exhibitors and speakers may be found at Cabin Fever Reliever!

Hockey enthusiasts will be happy that the Maine Black Bear men’s team team is at home this weekend for two matches against Northeastern, tonight (Friday) at 7:30 and Saturday at 7:00 at the Alfond in Orono. Meet us in the entryway of the arena before tonite’s game for free St. Joe’s stuff!

Comedy fans: still some seats left, especially in the balcony section, at the Maine Center for the Arts for tonight’s (Friday) Bill Engvall Show. We won’t guarantee you will want to bring your kids. However we can say that reports have circulated in the entertainment press that Bill considers himself a “family-friendly” comic who can elicit plenty of yuks out of his audience without being dirty. Laff it Up!

Not enough? Here’s more stuff to keep you and your family occupied on a Wonderful Winter Weekend…


Migrating Fish of the Penobscot – American Eels

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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old Town, Maine

Can you say anadromous, catadromous? The University of Maine chapter of the American Fish Society continues their presentation of Migrating Fish of the Penobscot on Saturday morning, February 25th at the Old Town Public Library. More information can be found at: Sunk Haze Events


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“A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience’ by Penobscot Theatre

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Penobscot Theatre Company, 131 Main St., Bangor, Maine
Box office 942-3333

For more information: Penobscot Theatre

BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Theatre Company presents “A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience”

Enjoy a multimedia, live concert experience celebrating The Beatles’ groundbreaking career, from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road! Five outstanding musicians will bring to new life classics including “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Twist and Shout,” “Yesterday,” “I Am the Walrus,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” and of course, “A Day in the Life.”


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Local ACO Cited Nationally as a Model of Care

doc-patientThe Community Care Partnership of Maine Accountable Care Organization (CCPM) was cited recently as an innovative model of care by the Rural Health Information Hub, a national clearinghouse of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

CCPM began in 2015 as a partnership between St. Joseph Hospital and Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), a Bangor-based Federally Qualified Health Center. Since then CCPM has grown to encompass 11 mission-based hospitals and other health care organizations across Maine. CCPM members strive collaboratively to transform the delivery of healthcare through meaningful sharing and accountability for the health of their patients.  CCPM seeks to achieve this goal by improving access to care, improving clinical outcomes, reducing costs, improving patient experience of care and improving employee satisfaction.


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In the News: Dr. Pattavina on Medication Lists

Dr. Charles Pattavina, Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Joe’s, shared some tips on the importance of personal medication lists with viewers on yesterday morning’s Healthy Start feature on WABI-TV.

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It’s important for everyone to keep in their purse or wallet an up-to-date list of any medications they are taking. This information can be helpful to health care providers, particularly during an unplanned visit to the Emergency Department, Dr. Pattavina notes in the interview (click the image above to view).


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Looking for a great opportunity?

iStock_000003676918XSmall_nurse at desk 2St. Joe’s is looking for two great people for two open positions.

The positions are:
• Supervisor
• Central-Sterile Supervisor

Both positions are being offered a $2,500 sign on bonus.

The Nursing Supervisor is responsible for coordinating transfers and direct admissions from outlying facilities, ensuring staffing is adequate for patient care needs and managing the day to day functioning of the hospital. This is a full time position, nights, 7:00pm-7:30am.
For the filters on the website search set the Facility to St. Joseph Healthcare – Bangor, Maine; set the Category to Nursing and set the Job Status to Full time.

The Central-Sterile Supervisor position will be a person with 5 years sterile processing experience and 2-3 years of leadership experience. Current CSPDT certification is required.
For the filters on the website search set the Facility to St. Joseph Healthcare – Bangor, Maine; set the Category to Allied Health and set the Job Status to Full time.

Click here to get your search going for both of these great positions!

Questions please call 907-1710.


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Enjoy Weekend Fun in Bangor and Vicinity

bunniesClose to home this weekend, the City of Bangor is sponsoring it’s Bangor Winterfest 2017, with lots to see and do in Downtown, including a Lumberjack Photo-rama, book readings, s’mores in the square, and more. While there, why not take in a play at the Penobscot Theater? The hit show Lumberjacks in Love continues, with performances at 3 & 8 pm Saturday (also a 3 o’clock matinee on Sunday).

Wee ones in your family will enjoy Sunday Bunny Tales, a story time for kids age 3-8 with Miss Abby at the Briar Patch on Central Street. It’s all happening Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

For older kids and moms and dads looking for some outdoor fun, this is free fishing weekend throughout Maine, so grab yer gear and go in search of The Big One out on the ice! This Saturday and Sunday, anyone may fish for free without a license in Maine (except those who have had their license suspended or revoked). All Maine Fish & Wildlife regulations apply. Bag that lunker you’ve been drooling about. But be careful on the ice.

Cheers, and Happy Winter Weekend!