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Librarian named to commission

Librarian named to commission

Katherine J. Brunjes of Bethel, director of library services at Central Maine Medical Center, has been appointed to the Maine State Library Commission.
The commission is a 17-member board appointed by the governor to represent the state's library community.  The commission oversees the Maine State Library’s policies, procedures and operations, advises the state librarian, makes recommendations regarding the use of state and federal to support library services, and establishes guidelines and policies for statewide library programs.
Outgoing Gov. John Baldacci named Brunjes to the commission in December. Her appointment filled an open at-large seat representing institutional libraries and collections, including hospital/medical libraries.
Brunjes was named medical library manager at CMMC in 1999 and was appointed director of library services in 2009.

2011 Bethel WinterFest is coming right up!

2011 Bethel WinterFest is coming right up!

Bethel - Spectacular snowfall “just in time” for the Bethel WinterFest 2011 presented by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce with support from Norway Savings Bank

More than a foot of powdery snow fell on the Bethel area this week, helping to set the stage for a multitude of terrific events planned from Saturday, January 22 through Sunday, January 30.  A complete listing of events can be found at http://www.bethelwinterfest.com/.

Bethel is known for our imaginative winter festival undertakings and this year is no different!  The “centerpiece” of the festival is a growing 120 foot ice tower – which, over the course of the winter months, should grow in girth and height.  Enveloped in white and red lights, the tower is a sight to behold and worth the trip to check out!

Ice skating, a Tubb’s snowshoe demonstration and scavenger hunt, snow groomer rides, alpine and Nordic events aplenty, a

GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT HOSPICE SERVICES IN SOUTHERN MAINE

GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT HOSPICE SERVICES IN SOUTHERN MAINE

PORTLAND - The Hospice Fund of the Maine Community Foundation seeks applications for grants to support hospice programs in southern Maine, particularly those that provide volunteer and bereavement services in Cumberland and York counties.
Preference will be given to collaborative efforts among hospice programs and other community groups that enhance training, recognition, and/or recruitment of diverse volunteers; and innovative projects that raise awareness of hospice programs and other end-of-life services. 
Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2011. Organizations will be notified in May. For complete guidelines and a list of last year’s grants, visit http://www.mainecf.org/ or call (877) 700-6800.

Black Diamond Family Entertainment Series Continues

Black Diamond Family Entertainment Series Continues

Catch the Story Bug with professional storyteller Karen Chace. Combining her passion for literature, and her love for storytelling, Karen will delight and captivate all while taking the audience on a world-wide adventure. She is wonderfully engaging and spins tales that transport audiences deep into the magic of a story. Karen Chace appears at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel at Sunday River this Saturday, January 15 at 7:00pm.  

Black Diamond Entertainment Series Pricing:
  • Children (5 & under) Free
  • Children (12 & under) $4 advance, $6 door
  • Adults (13 & over) $6 advance, $8 door

For more information call 1-800-543-2SKI

Alyssa Anderson practicing her cross-country skiing on the Matthew Record Memorial Park and Trail in

Alyssa Anderson practicing her cross-country skiing on the Matthew Record Memorial Park and Trail in

PHOTO:  Alyssa Anderson practicing her cross-country skiing on the Matthew Record Memorial Park and Trail in Norway. Alyssa, a member of snowshoe team of The Progress Center Special Olympic Team, spent the morning practicing for her upcoming show shoe competition but wanted to end her day with a little skiing too.

The Progress Center
35 Cottage Street
Norway, ME 04268
 
(207) 743-8049 ext 266
 
PriscillaBurnette@progresscentermaine.org
 
www.progresscentermaine.org

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Annual Forecast Conference, which each year attracts more than 500 attendees from around the state, will be held this year on Thursday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.

“The Forecast Conference has grown to become the most important gathering of the year for all the key players in Maine’s commercial real industry,” said Tom Lea, MEREDA President, and Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Real Estate at Peoples United Bank. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the economy and gain insights into where our industry is headed in the months ahead.

Community Kitchen Update

Community Kitchen Update

OXFORD COUNTY: The Community Kitchen project, located at The Progress Center (TPC) in Norway, is currently in the bidding process.  Sealed bids will be opened on January 18th at 3:00 PM at TPC.
This project is largely funded by a Community Development Block Grant and a USDA Rural Development Grant.