Kennedy Park was the site of much excitement on October 14 as supporters of the Park Bandstand Restoration Project gathered to celebrate the start of construction with a groundbreaking and donor recognition ceremony. Lending an extra charge to the proceedings was news of an announcement earlier in the day of a major donation to the project by Bangor Savings Bank.
The Lewiston-Auburn Public Health Committee (LAPHC) and Healthy Androscoggin will host a forum on “Marijuana & Youth” on Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School. Free and open to the public, the forum will focus on the health and developmental impacts of youth marijuana use, along with the power of prevention.
Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra, Fiddle-icious, has set the dates for its 2014 concert series. This is the eleventh year the group will entertain area audiences with traditional music in an atmosphere of infectious energy and joy. Fiddle-icious is a non-profit, all-volunteer community organization that now numbers 140 members, hailing from Kittery to Augusta.
The Franco Center in Lewiston will host a Halloween party for area youth ages 15 to 20 on Friday, October 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Young people from all area high schools, as well as recent graduates who have not yet reached their 21st birthday, are invited to attend.
The party will kick off the Center’s new 15/20 Club Series, featuring events for area youth ages 15 to 20. Young people are encouraged to spread the word about this unique new series of events planned and organized entirely for – and by – area students.
Auburn Middle School (AMS) seventh grader Sadie Cogle will compete this weekend in the juvenile girls division of the New England Regional Figure Skating Championships at the Gordon H. Paquette Arena in Burlington, Vermont. In her first Regionals, she’ll skate to music from the Twilight movie soundtrack.
Sadie started skating at age five through the Learn-to-Skate programs in Auburn and Falmouth. She is coached by Carol Pichette and Maryann Carroll. Off the ice, she enjoys horseback riding, singing in the school chorus, and spending time with friends.
Central Maine Medical Center’s recent Charles Day Glow Golf Scramble at Martindale Country Club raised $10,000 for the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute (CMHVI).
Slated to become CMMC’s fifth premier social event, the unique glow-in-the-dark tournament provides a fun and exciting experience while creating an opportunity to support the work of Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute.
Northeast Bank announced recently that it will donate $5,000 towards the restoration of the historic bandstand in Lewiston’s Kennedy Park.
“We are proud to support such an important and historically significant landmark in the community” said Jeanne A. Hulit, President of the Community Banking Division. “We hope our contribution will further the efforts of the Bandstand Restoration Committee to create a space where residents and visitors alike can enjoy what Lewiston-Auburn has to offer.”
The Kennedy Park Bandstand Restoration Committee was formed in 2013 with a goal of reviving the historic bandstand – originally built in 1868 – as a destination for local arts and cultural events.
Mechanics Savings Bank has announced they are building a new multi-million dollar campus in Auburn. The plans include a new 4,140 square foot branch on the corner of Minot Avenue and Elm Street. The groundbreaking was held on October 1, 2014 with plans to open the new branch in early summer 2015. The bank will renovate the existing 10,000 square foot office building, with an anticipated completion date of late 2016.
The new campus layout accommodates ample customer parking and green space.
The interior of the new branch will incorporate updates for an improved customer experience.
Mechanics Savings Bank headquarters have been in Auburn, since it’s founding in 1875. “We believe we are making an investment that will meet customer and community needs for the next century”, said Mechanics Savings Bank President, Rick Vail. “We also hope our initiative can serve as a catalyst to begin improving the gateway into the City of Auburn.”
The 16th annual Central Maine Heart Walk took place on September 14 in Lewiston-Auburn and Rumford to benefit the life-saving research and education of the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA’s largest event in Central Maine, the flagship walk in Lewiston-Auburn drew approximately 1,200 walkers, who together raised over $127,500.