Museum L-A and the Franco-American Collection at Lewiston-Auburn College are collaborating to present two exhibitions honoring local veterans and the contributions of Twin City residents to the country’s wartime efforts.
The Franco-American Collection’s exhibit, called “Sous les Drapeaux: Under the Colors,” features the stories of local Franco-American veterans who served in conflicts from World War One to Korea. Exploring themes of identity and patriotism within the Franco-American community, the exhibit was curated by Atrium Art Gallery Coordinator Robyn Holman and Franco-American Collection Coordinator James Myall.
The Town of Lisbon recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Sabattus Boat Launch for the new Androscoggin River Trail.
The ceremony began with brief remarks from Town Manager Steve Eldridge, who thanked everyone for coming and supporting the trail project. Public Works Director Ryan Leighton provided a brief history of the development of the Lisbon Trails System and of the design and permitting process for this phase. Other speakers included Steve Warren and Noyes Lawrence, current and former Lisbon Trails Commission members, who were instrumental in moving the project forward.
Lawrence asked those in attendance if they knew how many people were using the Lisbon Trails System to date. The answer to that question is approximately 50,000 people per year. In addition to locals, those users include people from across Maine and even outside the state. “Having a trail system like this in a community is good for the economics of Lisbon,” said Duane Scott of the Maine Department of Transportation.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins recently met with representatives of Procter & Gamble in her Washington, D.C. office to discuss various economic issues. The meeting included two representatives from Procter & Gamble’s Tambrands subsidiary in Auburn, Plant Manager Felicia Coney and Site Human Resources Manager Rick Malinowski.
Employing 450 people, the Auburn plant is the city’s second-largest employer and supplies feminine care products for the entire North American market. Parent company Procter & Gamble recently bestowed its best North American Plant Award to the facility in recognition of its outstanding safety record, successful quality audits, and sustained production levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.