Come enjoy WMSt's Winter Wonderland Gala

Waterville Main Street's biggest fundraiser of the year, their Winter Wonderland Gala, is coming to the Hathaway. This year's event will take place Wednesday, November 10th from 6-9 p.m. and will include a catered meal, live auction, silent auction and more! Tickets are available at Barrels, WMSt, or by calling 680-2055. FMI: The Hathaway was also the recent venue for a WMS-sponsored contra dance during Harvestfest weekend, at which fun was had by all!

City of Waterville's vision will be displayed in branding unveiling at Hathaway

The Hathaway will be the venue on Thursday, November 4th at 6 p.m., following decisionmaking stakeholder meetings earlier in the day, for the public announcement of a new branding concept and strategy that will represent the future vision of the City of Waterville. The two-day collaboration, led by a prominent national branding firm, is funded by the Waterville Development Corporation, the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, the City of Waterville, Waterville Main Street, KVCOG and the Central Maine Growth Council.

Maine Students to Cast Their Ballots in Maine’s Student Mock Election 2010

Secretary of State to Host “Rally and Tally” Event in Augusta

WHO:   Elementary, middle, and high school students from across the state; the Secretary of State; gubernatorial, congressional and legislative candidates.

WHAT:   Students at over 150 schools are casting ballots in Maine’s Student Mock Election 2010. Students will cast mock ballots for the offices of Governor and U.S.

Pre-walk Celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour

WHO: Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger & Cross Roads Ministries
WHAT: Pre-walk Celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour
WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Penobscot County FCU, 205 Main Street, Old Town
(Westbrook) – On Thursday, October 28, at Penobscot County Federal Credit Union in Old Town, representatives from Maine’s credit unions will join Brenda Davis, Executive Director of Cross Roads Ministries, an Old Town-based hunger agency that serves thousands in Eastern Maine, at a pre-walk celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour.

Mainebiz to honor the 2010 Next List at a reception on October 27

On Wednesday, October 27th, from 5-7 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center, Mainebiz will host a reception to recognize the 10 men and women named to the eighth annual Mainebiz Next list. The members of the 2010 Next List are from Maine’s business, government and nonprofit sectors, and are helping to shape the future of the state’s economy. (The 2010 Next List is included at the end of this page, and the honorees are profiled in the October 18th issue of Mainebiz.)

“This year’s NEXT List recipients are an eclectic group, and it’s heartening to see how much passion and positive energy they bring to their respective companies and to their industries,” said Mainebiz publisher Donna Brassard. “Their work benefits all, especially here in Maine.”

Carol Coultas, Mainebiz editor, said, “It’s inspiring to see innovators who don’t let a down economy get in the way of realizing their dreams.

11th Annual National Lights On Afterschool

On Thursday, October 21, Waterville area afterschool programs and other supporters will join a nationwide series of rallies for afterschool – the 11thannual Lights On Afterschool.  More than 15 million children are unsupervised each weekday after the school day ends, according to research from the Afterschool Alliance.

The Lights On Afterschool rally will feature the Waterville Chief of Police, Governor's staff, local businessman and mentor Chris Gaunce, Waterville Junior High Assistant Principal Kristin Gilbert, Colby mentoring participants, Congressional staff, and youth M.C.s.  Many local programs providing afterschool and summer learning opportunities will be exhibiting and participating in the festivities.

What: Lights On Afterschool Rally and Ceremony, Governor's Proclamation
When:  3:30 to 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 21, 2010 (ceremony 4:00 – 4:30)
Where:  Castonguay Square, City Hall, Waterville (rain location REM Center)
Who: Poli

5th Annual Maine Green Home & Energy Show

Welcome to the 5th Annual Maine Green Home & Energy Show, Augusta Armory, Augusta, Maine, Exit 109, I-95, route 202, Western Ave. With plenty of FREE parking.  Show hours are Friday, October 15, 12 noon to 7pm, Saturday, October 16, 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, October 17, 10am to 4pm.
A special senior citizens day will be presented from noon to 7pm on Friday. Seniors 62+ get into the show for $5.00 per person (no coupons apply).
With shorter days and colder nights Mainers are now preparing for a long-cold and dark winter. Heating, windows, insulation, fuel saving devices and weatherization are on everyone’s minds. Costs of propane, natural gas, oil, wood and pellets becomes very important for long term ownership. Home owners want to prepare for savings and benefits of improvements for not only this winter however, for many winters to come.