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Get out and enjoy these great events this weekend!

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71st Annual Orono-Old Town Kiwanis Charities Auction

Great community event, with a yard sale, auction, food, bake sale, & lots of camaraderie.
July 20-22, 2017
Kiwanis Auction Barns, 168 Outer Forest Ave, Orono
Gates open at 5PM each night and close around 11 or when people stop spending money!

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Celebrate! Bucksport 225! 

Fri, July 21, 4pm – Sun, July 23, 6pm
This year the Town of Bucksport is celebrating their 225th year, the Buck Memorial Library’s 130th, and the Bay Festival’s 20th. With a multitude of Bucksport milestones to commemorate, the plan is to throw one big party to celebrate them all! The organizers of the Bay Festival are making this year’s festival a true community effort with many additional activities on the schedule for the weekend. Come join the revelry and celebrate Bucksport’s history!

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Ronald McDonald House Walk, Run, or Roll 5K

Sat, July 22, 7:30am – 12:00pm

26 Front Street, Bangor

Join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine on Saturday, July 22, 2017 for our inaugural Walk, Run, Roll 5K road race! Meet us on the Bangor Waterfront at Sea Dog Brewing where our start and finish are located on Front Street in Bangor. Local supporters and past families will join forces to walk, run and roll to support keeping families close to their seriously ill children. This is a family friendly event. Water will be provided, and snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the event.

Day of Registration $25

Kids Fun Run and Walkers are free, and we encourage everyone to fundraise for RMHC of Maine.
rmhcmaine.org/5k/


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The Addams Family

Friday, July 21 – 7pm

Saturday, July 22 – 7pm

Sunday, July 23 – 3pm

Penobscot Theatre Company, 131 Main St, Bangor
This magnificently macabre musical features everyone’s favorite creepy next door neighbors, the Addams family! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a (blech!) normal young man. Now Gomez Addams must face every father’s nightmare: meeting his daughter’s boyfriend for the first time…

photo3Bangor Farmers Market

Sun, July 23, 11am – 2pm
Abbott Parking Lot, Harlow St., Bangor
Join us every Sunday (until Thanksgiving) from 11 AM – 2 PM across from the Bangor Public Library to enjoy fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, naturally raised meats — including beef, pork and chicken — along with eggs, cheeses, baked goods, coffee, seedlings, cut flowers and so much more. 100% of the products at our market are produced by our member farms and food artisans!


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Check out this website – TreatMesothelioma.org

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Mesothelioma is a genetic disease caused by asbestos exposure. Genetic not in the heredity sense, but meaning a gene mutation to cells within the body, which is caused by the presence of asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma is considered an aggressive yet rare malignancy (2,300 diagnoses per year) that grows and develops on the protective tissue lining of internal organs. This lining is known as the mesothelium.

Once tiny asbestos fibers have entered the body via esophageal or tracheal pathways, they will become lodged into the protective tissue lining mentioned above. This lodging disrupts natural cell development, which promotes the growth of abnormal cells. Uncontrollable growth and build up of irregular cells are the general cause of all tumors.

TreatMesothelioma.org has designed their website to be the first step towards understanding and surviving mesothelioma cancer. They have the largest collection of information about the traditional treatments and complementary therapies that are available for curative and palliative purposes for not only mesothelioma but for all forms of cancer.

The entirety of their organization is run by volunteers and with a foundation built on GENUINE care, that is exactly what Veterans, patients, and their family members will receive. This is what makes TreatMesothelioma.org so unique as their only motive is to improve a patient’s mesothelioma prognosis and life expectancy.

Thank you Mesothelioma Treatment Community.


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St. Joe’s in Bangor is hiring a Talent Acquisition Partner

Team red binderSt. Joe’s in Bangor is hiring a Talent Acquisition Partner to come join our growing team!

We value compassion, integrity, collaboration and excellence in everything we do.

If you are interested in this exciting position, or know someone who would be a great candidate, please click the link below to apply today.

https://www.stjoeshealing.org/careers/find-a-job

Questions? Call Lori at 207-755-3031.

St. Joe’s in Bangor is hiring a Talent Acquisition Partner to come join our growing team!

We value compassion, integrity, collaboration and excellence in everything we do.

If you are interested in this exciting position, or know someone who would be a great candidate, please click the link below to apply today.

https://www.stjoeshealing.org/careers/find-a-job

Questions? Call Lori at 207-755-3031.

St. Joe’s in Bangor is hiring a Talent Acquisition Partner to come join our growing team!

We value compassion, integrity, collaboration and excellence in everything we do.

If you are interested in this exciting position, or know someone who would be a great candidate, please click the link below to apply today.

https://www.stjoeshealing.org/careers/find-a-job

Questions? Call Lori at 207-755-3031.

St. Joe’s in Bangor is hiring a Talent Acquisition Partner to come join our growing team!

We value compassion, integrity, collaboration and excellence in everything we do.

If you are interested in this exciting position, or know someone who would be a great candidate, please click the link below to apply today.

https://www.stjoeshealing.org/careers/find-a-job

Questions? Call Lori at 207-755-3031.

St. Joe’s in Bangor is hiring a Talent Acquisition Partner to come join our growing team!

We value compassion, integrity, collaboration and excellence in everything we do.

If you are interested in this exciting position, or know someone who would be a great candidate, please click the link below to apply today.

https://www.stjoeshealing.org/careers/find-a-job

Questions? Call Lori at 207-755-3031.


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American Folk Festival Needs Volunteers

American Folk Festival Needs Volunteers

3-day festival in late August runs on the efforts of volunteers

BANGOR, MAINE – The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront has announced an immediate need for volunteers to orchestrate a successful 2017 festival.

“In years past, this festival has required around 800 volunteers to pull off a flawless festival” said American Folk Festival executive director Heather McCarthy. “This year, we are a little more than a month away and we only have about 25 percent of the volunteers we need. We’re asking this community to perhaps try volunteering if they haven’t done it before, or to revisit volunteering if you have done it before. It’s incredibly rewarding and fun, and the sum of all the parts creates a festival that is earning praise around the world.”

Praise for the American Folk Festival recently came in via Conde Nast Traveller’s Best Festivals Around the World, including the 3-day festival on the prestigious list alongside other big name events like Lollapalooza in Chicago, Puck Fair in Ireland, The Helsinki Festival in Finland and Burning Man in Nevada.

“The reason The American Folk Festival has become a ‘must-see’ is because of the efforts of volunteers,” said American Folk Festival board chair Rick Fournier. “We hear time and time again from artists, visitors, and and locals alike that this festival is a top-notch world class event. As a Mainer, I’m proud that it attracts so much attention, praise, and talent to the Bangor waterfront. But the need right now is for volunteers to keep it running smoothly.”

Volunteers can sign up for shifts as short as a couple of hours, or for the entire weekend. Responsibilities can include anything from backstage support to being a member of the famed “Bucket Brigade,” encouraging donations from festival-goers to keep the American Folk Festival as a no-admission event.

“The term ‘volunteer’ can sometimes be saddled with ‘work,’” said McCarthy. “And there’s no doubt about it…there is work involved. But it’s fun work. Many of our volunteers return so frequently because it’s such a good time, and there’s a lot of pride that goes along with this festival. But now that we’re in the sixteenth year of this festival, it’s a good time to seek a new wave of volunteers to ensure that the American Folk Festival continues to be of the quality and caliber that people have come to expect in Bangor.”

People interested in volunteering for the American Folk Festival should call the office at 207.262.7765, or online at www.americanfolkfestival.com.

About the American Folk Festival:

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront is scheduled for August 25th, 26th, and 27th, and celebrates the roots, the richness and the variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food. The Festival is supported entirely by public donations that make it possible to continue to present the Festival in our community.

For more information about the 2017 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront, please visit www.americanfolkfestival.com or call 207-262-7765.


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Old Town residents – smoke alarms save lives. Get yours free

On July 22, the Red Cross and Old Town Fire Department are installing free smoke alarms in the homes of Old Town residents. This program is sponsored by the Red Cross with assistance of a grant from Emera Maine. There are no income limitations.

If you live in Old Town, you can sign up for a free home visit by contacting Ron Springel at 874-1192, extension 113. A volunteer fire safety team will come to your home and install free smoke alarms and help you create an emergency escape plan. Remember – smoke alarms reduce your chances of perishing in a house fire by 50%

Stay tuned for additional Red Cross smoke alarm programs in other areas. The program is sponsored by the Maine Home Fire Campaign of the American Red Cross.