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The Camden National Bank on Main Street in Newport is now showing a new presentation of photographic works by Suzanne Trussell, a resident of Stetson and a member of the Valley Arts Alliance (VAA). The exhibit, entitled “Images of Japan”, depicts some of the iconic places and people of Japan that she photographed during a recent trip to that country. The public is invited to view the exhibit during the Bank's open lobby hours. For more information about The Valley Arts Alliance visit their Facebook Page. Membership and participation in the VAA is open to all artists in the Sebasticook Valley region. Photo titled Geisha, courtesy of Suzanne Trussell.
CHAMBER AWARD CEREMONY AND BANQUET: The Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVCC) will be holding their Annual Chamber Award Ceremony and Banquet on Wednesday, February 22nd. The nominees for the 2017 Business of the Year Award are: Joe’s Furniture Warehouse in Newport, A.E. Robinson that serves Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, and Greenville areas, and Newport Cultural Center in Newport. The nominees for the 2017 Joyce Packard Community Spirit Award are: Lee Kaufman, Margie Downing, Crystal Greaves, Joanne Elwell and Rick Whitney.
The awards will be handed out during the annual banquet at the Maine Central Institute (MCI) Cafeteria at 295 Main Street in Pittsfield. In case of inclement weather there is a snow date set for Thursday, February 23rd. If interested in casting a vote for any of the above nominees e-mail:, or visit the website For more information contact Nicole at 368-4698.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENT: The Sebasticook Valley Hospital (SVH) in Pittsfield will be hosting an Business After Hours Event on Thursday, January 26th from 4:30 to 6 PM. This premiere networking event is for business professionals in the area to get together and share ideas with one another, while learning about other local businesses. It is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting that benefits area businesses and business owners through extending and sharing contacts and resources. This event will be held at 167 Leighton Street in Pittsfield. For more information about this event contact Nicole at 368-4698.

As a reminder to all Newport Area Senior Citizens, there will be an informal social gathering at China Way Restaurant in Newport, on Wednesday, January 18th from 11 to 11:30 AM. All senior citizens 50 and over are welcome to attend.