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Archive for October 2013

Fontaine celebrates 30 years in real estate

Local realtor Brenda Fontaine (center) and her family and staff celebrate her 30th anniversary in the real estate industry.

Local realtor Brenda Fontaine (center) and her family and staff celebrate her 30th anniversary in the real estate industry.

Over 150 of Brenda Fontaine’s clients and colleagues gathered recently at the Royal Oak Room in Lewiston to celebrate her 30th anniversary in the real estate business.
Fontaine and her team of agents and support staff greeted each guest as they made their way on a special blue carpet leading to front and center at the Royal Oak Room. There, each guest was photographed by the “paparazzi” as they were given star treatment at the event.

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Innovative wind quintet to perform at Bates

Known for their unique approach to programming and stagecraft, WindSync performs at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center on Friday, November 1.

Known for their unique approach to programming and stagecraft, WindSync performs at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center on Friday, November 1.

A dynamic wind quintet known for its innovative programming and stagecraft will appear at Bates College on Friday, November 1. WindSync will perform music by Anton Reicha, Astor Piazzolla, David Maslanka and Maurice Ravel in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” the quintet has been thrilling audiences nationwide with its unique approach to classical music. Based in Houston, the group consists of Garett Hudson, flutist; Erin Tsai, oboist; Jack Marquardt, clarinetist; Tracy Jacobson, bassoonist; and Anni Hochhalter, who plays the horn.

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Hebron Academy Middle School players sport pink

Sporting pink for a cause are Hebron Academy eighth graders (l. to r.) Grace Kenneally (Lewiston), Avery Jurek (Hebron), Bradley Sperl (Minot), Katya Fons (Auburn), Rachel Brouwer (Hebron), Jaelen Coney (Auburn), Eliza Beaudin (Lewiston), Jahvon Coney (Auburn), Jesse Lauze (Auburn), Tyler Swanbeck (Hebron), and Ella Fields (Auburn).

Sporting pink for a cause are Hebron Academy eighth graders (l. to r.) Grace Kenneally (Lewiston), Avery Jurek (Hebron), Bradley Sperl (Minot), Katya Fons (Auburn), Rachel Brouwer (Hebron), Jaelen Coney (Auburn), Eliza Beaudin (Lewiston), Jahvon Coney (Auburn), Jesse Lauze (Auburn), Tyler Swanbeck (Hebron), and Ella Fields (Auburn).

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hebron Academy middle schoolers sported pink socks during their last soccer game of the season. They also hosted a Breast Cancer Benefit Bake Sale and pitched in with Portland radio station Q97.9’s “Cans for a Cure” can and bottle drive, rallying the community to donate a ton of recyclable cans.
To collect the bursting bags of redeemables, Q97.9 radio personality Lori Voornas paid Hebron Academy a personal visit on October 17, pulling up in her pink ribbon truck, which the middle schoolers helped load.

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Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar celebrates grand opening

Owner Corrie Bernatchez (3rd from l.) recently celebrated the grand opening of her new Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar at 168 Main Street in Auburn with the help of (l. to r.) Regional Image Committee Chairwoman Hillary Dow; City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald; Maine Gourmet Chocolates owner Stephanie Bernatchez; Community Concepts Business Loan Officer Joe Balchunas; City of Auburn Mayor Jonathan P. LaBonte; City of Auburn Economic Development Specialist Alan Manoian; and Andro. County Chamber of Commerce President Chip Morrison (Photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council).

Owner Corrie Bernatchez (3rd from l.) recently celebrated the grand opening of her new Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar at 168 Main Street in Auburn with the help of (l. to r.) Regional Image Committee Chairwoman Hillary Dow; City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald; Maine Gourmet Chocolates owner Stephanie Bernatchez; Community Concepts Business Loan Officer Joe Balchunas; City of Auburn Mayor Jonathan P. LaBonte; City of Auburn Economic Development Specialist Alan Manoian; and Andro. County Chamber of Commerce President Chip Morrison (Photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council).

Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar recently celebrated its official grand opening at 168 Main Street in Auburn with the help of family, friends, and city officials.
The frozen yogurt bar will offer eight flavors of frozen yogurt, four twists, and over 20 different toppings, allowing customers to create a staggering array of flavor combinations.
Purchased by weight at .47 cents per ounce, the yogurt bar is entirely self-serve. Customers select one of three different sized containers, choose a flavor from the four frozen yogurt dispensers mounted on the back wall, and then finish off their personalized creation with a variety of seasonally adjusted toppings.

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Zimmie’s Comics celebrates grand re-opening

Zimmie’s returns! Co-owners Daniel Bailey and Joe Loubier (center l. & r.) celebrate the grand “re-opening” of Zimmie’s Comics with (from l.) Regional Image Committee Chairwoman Hillary Dow, City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald, City of Lewiston Economic & Community Development Director Lincoln Jeffers, and Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair-Elect Patti Gagne (photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council).

Zimmie’s returns! Co-owners Daniel Bailey and Joe Loubier (center l. & r.) celebrate the grand “re-opening” of Zimmie’s Comics with (from l.) Regional Image Committee Chairwoman Hillary Dow, City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald, City of Lewiston Economic & Community Development Director Lincoln Jeffers, and Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair-Elect Patti Gagne (photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council).

Zimmie’s Comics, a former longtime fixture of Downtown Lewiston that was once widely regarded as one of the premiere comic and graphic novel stores in New England, celebrated its official grand “re-opening” recently among family, friends, and dedicated clientele.

Located in the same space at 197 Main Street that it occupied from 1999 to 2009, the store is now under new ownership, with Daniel Bailey managing day-to-day operations and original store founder Joe Loubier serving as his co-owner.
The opportunity to run a well-established brand specializing in comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, role playing and board games, dice, collectibles and apparel presented a unique opportunity for Bailey.

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Enough is Enough: How will the mayoral election affect you?

By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
“Tip O’Neill said that all politics is local. I say all politics is personal. Voters want to know: how does this election affect me and my concerns?”
Thus spoke Ray Flynn, former Boston mayor and former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, to a group of Suffolk University students tracking the race for mayor in Boston.
I pose the same question to Lewiston voters: how is the upcoming mayor’s election going to impact you?
In the last seven years, the mayor’s position has gone from ribbon cutting, running a council meeting and occasionally breaking a tie vote to the person sitting in the corner basement office setting the direction in which the City of Lewiston will proceed. This power, not found in the City Charter, is the result of the Bully Pulpit.

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WinterKids Passport available for 2013-14 season

If you and your family are ready to trade in cabin fever for outdoor winter thrills, the WinterKids Passport, now on sale for its 16th season, may be for you.
Since its inception in 1997, the WinterKids Passport program has helped over 50,000 Maine kids and their families try new winter activities, including downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snow tubing and even dog sledding! All 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in Maine are eligible for a Passport, which contains free and discounted tickets, lessons, and rentals at 52 outdoor recreation areas all over the state. The Passport offers over $1800 worth of family-friendly outdoor winter fun for the price of $25.

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Madison Rising Concert Benefits Veterans

Madison Rising Lewiston

The patriotic rock band, Madison Rising performed at the Lewiston Armory on October 19, 2013. The concert benefited Wounded Heroes Program of Maine and Disabled American Veterans. Band members mingled with supporters at an after party held at Gippers Sports Grill. From Left: Samuel Fishman, Shawn Kern, Bob Rich III, Pam Payeur Executive Director of Wounded Heroes Program of Maine, Dave Bray, Ken Quinn Chairman of the Androscoggin Republicans, Steve Padelski. TCT Staff Photo by Laurie Steele

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Bates’ Glazer to perform four sonatas this weekend

Pianist Frank Glazer

Pianist Frank Glazer

Bates College artist-in-residence and internationally renowned pianist Frank Glazer will perform sonatas by Mozart, Weber, Hindemith and Beethoven on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at 75 Russell Street in Lewiston.

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Fiddle-icious sets local performance dates

Maine's largest fiddle orchestra of traditional music, Fiddle-icious, will present concerts in Freeport on October 25 and in Lewiston on November 3.

Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra of traditional music, Fiddle-icious, will present concerts in Freeport on October 25 and in Lewiston on November 3.

Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra of traditional Celtic music has set dates for its 2013 concert series.
Fiddle-icious will perform on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook Street in Freeport. Admission for the Freeport show will be $10 at the door. Children ages 12 and under will enter for free.

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