Jason Agren was recently presented with $5,000 following his hole-in-one at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society’s 14th annual Golf Tournament. Held in June at Martindale Country Club, Agren made the rare shot from 220 yards on hole #9, making him the first hole-in-one winner in the history of the Society’s event.
The Great Falls Balloon Festival will host its 24th annual celebration August 19 through 21 at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston and Festival Plaza in Auburn. The success of the festival depends upon the skills and time contributed by volunteers, who are needed to assist with various activities, including staffing souvenir and information booths, field clean-up, crowd control, supply delivery, staffing balloon crews, and much more. Volunteer shifts are typically one to four hours long.
Both groups and individuals are encouraged to volunteer. To sign up, fill out the volunteer form on the festival website at www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewiston Adult Education, Bonney Staffing, Western Maine Community Action and the Lewiston CareerCenter are partnering to provide an Office Certificate training program with a customer service focus. The program will begin on September 19. Participants will receive extensive training in the essential skills needed for an entry-level position in an office setting, including keyboarding, data entry, MS Word, MS Excel, email, calendar software, office management tools, effective communication skills, and more. Participants will also have an opportunity to job shadow with a local employer. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a state-approved WorkReady credential and will have a guaranteed interview with Bonney Staffing.
By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
By Jonathan P. LaBonte
Mayor of Auburn
The Maine Education Association has a tremendous influence on legislators in Augusta. But make no mistake: the MEA’s mission has nothing to do with improving education for our children.
Dear Maine Taxpayer,
Art Walk LA is getting into full swing! With another lineup of over 40 local artists, new live entertainment, more events and venues in Auburn, and a $250 L.L. Bean gift card raffle, this month’s Art Walk on Friday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. will be one you won’t want to miss.
Anne Auer, a board member and volunteer at The Center for Wisdom’s Women, has decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by hiking up Mt. Whitney in California this summer. With an elevation of 14,496 ft., it is the highest summit in the contiguous United States.
Timberstone Adventures, a family-run disc golf course in Stoneham, recently expanded their operation to include a unique lodging experience: treehouses.
Owners Karen and Frank Ring worked with Zakk Maher of Community Concepts Finance Corp to secure the funding needed to construct three new treehouse cabins on their property, located only 20 minutes north of downtown Norway, abutting the White Mountain National Forrest. The Rings have already started booking reservations through the end of the summer for the newly completed treehouses, which sleep four people each. The largest treehouse, to be completed in August, will sleep eight and will boast a full kitchen, two full baths, two living rooms, and a custom built spiral staircase.