Latest JONI AVERILL Stories

2008-10-13 15:00:30

By JONI AVERILL One unfortunate aspect of these busy times, as many of us recognize, is the inability of groups and organizations to sustain their memberships and continue to implement their goals and objectives.

2008-10-09 15:00:24

By JONI AVERILL The 22nd annual Eastport Chamber of Commerce Salmon Dinner, which was scheduled for Sept. 7, "had to be canceled because of extreme weather conditions," explained Eleanor Norton of Eastport.

2008-10-08 15:00:37

By JONI AVERILL Cherryfield Academy is a "nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Academy building," wrote Nancy Willey in announcing Cherryfield Academy's Harvest Festival. That event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

2008-10-07 15:00:41

By JONI AVERILL Literacy Volunteers of Bangor executive director Mary Marin Lyon asks you to consider this problem: "Living in a community where you do not understand the language, and cannot read the written word." Then Lyon asks you to imagine yourself as part of the solution to that problem.

2008-10-06 15:00:40

By JONI AVERILL The annual auction to benefit the Maine Discovery Museum, one of Bangor's major downtown attractions, also serves as a major fundraiser for the organization that appeals to visitors of all ages from near and far.

2008-10-01 15:00:50

By JONI AVERILL Two fundraisers are planned to benefit 1-year-old Isiah Washburn of Newport, the son of Jennie Ireland and Josh Washburn, who has been diagnosed with Hurler syndrome.

2008-09-30 15:00:55

By JONI AVERILL Womancare-Aegis Association of Dover-Foxcroft volunteer program coordinator Ginger Hutchins reports its annual walk and race to end domestic abuse begins with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Piscataquis Community Middle School on Blaine Avenue in Guilford.

2008-09-29 14:41:13

By JONI AVERILL The Millinocket Community Garden of Hope, wrote Jan Moore, will be a Pink Tulip Garden "in honor of all the women who have touched our lives who have been affected by breast cancer." The Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational Church of Millinocket has ordered more than 200 pink tulip bulbs for the garden, 100 to be planted and 100 to sell, Moore wrote.

2008-09-29 14:41:13

By JONI AVERILL Considering that a study reported this summer in the Bangor Daily News indicates the annual cancer rate for Washington County is above the Maine average, the free conference "There is Hope Here in Washington County" should be a "must-attend" event for many people.

2008-09-15 15:00:34

By JONI AVERILL Barbara Fister, executive director of My Friend's Place, an adult social program in Bangor, has announced the introduction of a new program, Memory Joggers, which is specifically designed for people "experiencing early memory loss," she said.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'