VALLEY ARTS ALLIANCE
The Camden National Bank on Main Street in Newport, is now showing a presentation by Milton Webber, a member of the Valley Arts Alliance. Milton is a resident of Pittsfield and his art is done in mixed media. He is displaying the flowing topics: Oriole, Wildcat Bog-Boothbay, Maine, Wax Wings, Pendleton Point - Islesboro ME, Almost Home-MCI, White Birch, and Autumn Leaves. The Valley Arts Alliance can be found on Facebook and is open to artists in the Sebasticook area. Milton Webber, Valley Arts Alliance member, will be displaying some of his art at the Camden National Bank in Newport.
UNITY AREA ROTARY CLUB
The Unity Area Rotary Club will be holding a Local Hunger Relief Fundraiser. Arts for Hunger will conduct a silent auction from Saturday, October 1st to Saturday, November 5th featuring arts and crafts donated by local artisans. This silent auction is open at all performances conducted at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts through Saturday, November 5th. The schedule of events is available at www.uccpa.unity.edu or by calling 207-509-7132.
Then on Saturday, November 5th the comedy show “Blue Lights and Funny Cider” will be presented at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts at 7 PM. This show features John Ford, Sr. and Mark Nickerson recounting humorous events of their careers as a State Game Warden and State Trooper, respectively. The price of admission is $10. All proceeds benefit the Unity Regional Food Pantry and the Open Door-A Community Table. To make a donation of artwork or for more information contact Jayne at 323-2835 or email jsullivan@unitel.me.
NEWPORT AREA SENIORS
The Newport Area Senior Citizens are sponsoring a trip to Gray's Wild Animal Farm, on Tuesday, October 4th. The bus will be leaving at 8:30 AM from the Newport American Legion Hall on North Street in Newport. All seniors 50 and older are invited to come on this adventure.
PISCATAQUIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
For many years, the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce has asked the community to nominate their favorite businesses within Piscataquis County. There are certain criteria that must be met for those nominations to make it to the board of directors for a vote. Each year, at the Chamber’s annual meeting, the Business of the Year is honored by the chamber board and membership, community members, legislative representatives and congressional delegates. One of the requirements for Business of the Year (BOTY) is that those nominated be in business and members of the PCCC for at least two years. The Board of Directors felt it was time to introduce a secondary award for businesses which do not meet the two-year mark, but have had a substantial impact on the community.
The Mill Inn and Café has just celebrated one year in business. It was evident from the number of nominations that came in and the comments from the community that residents and businesses alike consider it a favorite.
The Mill Inn and Café will be honored as the Chamber’s “New Business of the Year,” at the Piscataquis Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Dinner.
Also, the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that Dave’s World will receive the 2016 Piscataquis Chamber Business of the year Award. Dave's World is a retail seller of Heat Pumps, Appliances, Flooring, Mattresses, Cabinets and Countertops. Dave's World is also an Authorized Agent of US Cellular and the only mobile provider located in Piscataquis County. This mainstay of the Dover-Foxcroft business community has been in the appliance business since the 1950’s, family-owned by members of the Sharrow family since 1984, and under the current ownership team of Robert Jankunas, Matthew Scott, and Dan Sharrow since 2006. Dave's World currently employs 43 people directly and uses another 7 contractors on a consistent basis.
The Chamber will hold its annual meeting and Business of the Year celebration to recognize both winners on Thursday, October 6th at 6 PM at the Mill Event Space. To register for this event, check the Chamber’s Facebook page or visit piscataquischamber.com.