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Fields4Kids Names New Board Officers

Fields4Kids Names New Board Officers

Benjamin Smith, of Guidance Point is new Board President

Fields4Kids (F4K) today announced the appointment of four officers to its Board of Directors. The officers are President, Ben Smith of Guidance Point Retirement Services, LLC; Vice President, Joe Kacer of Commercial Divers Inc. and Sunny Day Builders; Secretary Lee Clein of the Bangor School System; and Treasurer, Matthew LeClair, of Bangor Savings Bank. Kacer and Clein have served previously in their roles, while Smith and LeClair will serve for the first time as officers.

Fields4Kids is a non-profit organization founded in 2009. Its mission is to provide safe and reliable facilities and activities for youth, adults and seniors in the greater Bangor community. The organization is devoted to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle year-round for people of all ages, all sports and activities, in a fun, affordable and positive environment.

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

From a documentary about opiate addiction to community acupuncture for people undergoing cancer treatments to a walk to raise money and awareness about brain aneurysms — see what's happening in Maine on the Catching Health Calendar and find out how to submit your own health and wellness event. Read more ...

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Did you know that Catching Health with Diane Atwood is on the Morning Report every other Tuesday? That's right!

This week I was Jackie Ward's guest and got to share some fun and easy ways to help support two great organizations in Maine. Watch the video...

Barbara Ernst Prey Selects Bowdoin College Museum of Art to Receive Money from Down East Magazine

Barbara Ernst Prey Selects Bowdoin College Museum of Art to Receive Money from Down East Magazine

Artist Barbara Ernst Prey selected Bowdoin College Museum of Art  to receive $10,000 raised by Maine’s Down East Magazine at the Art of Giving Gala in Portland last Thursday.

In celebration of Down East’s 60th Anniversary, the magazine has invited Barbara Ernst Prey, along with other iconic Maine and New York artists, to be on an inside cover of the August anniversary issue. Her vibrant  Nocturne IV  is currently featured on the commemorative cover.  A new imited edition signed and numbered print release of Nocturne IV produced by U.L.A.E. is currently included in the exhibit Barbara Ernst Prey: American Contemporary at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde.  The exhibit has been extended through September 1st.

Maine Preparing for Spectacular 2014 Fall Foliage Season

 

With the start of the Maine Fall Foliage season soon to begin, The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) reports that conditions in the northernmost part of the state are prime for subtle color changes with very low leaf drop.  Beginning Wednesday, September 10, the Maine Office of Tourism and DACF will provide an update on the gradual change in leaf color from north to south culminating in peak conditions in late-October.

Maine’s Popular “Open Lighthouse Day” Salutes the State’s Maritime Heritage on September 13, 2014

Complimentary Entry to 22 Iconic Light Stations

The State of Maine’s sixth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 13 with lighthouses open throughout the state and free entry available to visitors on this one day.  The popular event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, draws between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors annually with the unique opportunity to climb and learn about Maine’s historic lights.

“As one of our largest industries, tourism provides an outstanding way for Maine to attract visitors, create jobs and provide new investment opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.  “My administration is committed to supporting events and activities that showcase our state as a terrific place to visit, study, and invest.”

AAA Reminds Motorists…Schools Open Drive Carefully!

Over 55 million children across the United States will be returning to the classroom, and about 13 percent of those children will be walking or biking to school.

Launched in 1946, AAA’s School’s Open – Drive Carefully awareness campaign was created as a way to help reduce child pedestrian fatalities and injuries and each year since AAA has continued the tradition to keep children safe as they return to school. AAA Northern New England distributes thousands of “Schools Open, Drive Carefully” posters annually in an effort to raise awareness.