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Hospitality—particularly restaurant services—are very important to our C What’s On audience since they often go out to eat before attending a show. This week, we managed a visit with Steve Hewins, the President and CEO of the brand new Hospitality Maine. This organization is a result of a merger between the Maine Restaurant Association and the Maine Innkeeper’s Association. What’ s particularly interesting about our interview with Steve is a proposed apprenticeship program, which pays people to work in the hospitality industry while earning credit toward a certificate or advancing toward a degree. Find out more in this week’s C What’s On.
For this edition of C What’s On, we caught up with the very busy motivation speaker and entrepreneur, Travis Mills. Travis is a retired US Army Staff Sergeant who was wounded during the war in Afghanistan and refused to let his injuries get him, creating the Travis Mills Foundation to help combat injured veterans. He also created a veterans retreat here in Maine, and was recently honored by the New England Council as New Englander of the Year. His book “Tough As They Come” is still extremely popular with anyone facing adversity. His latest venture is as co-owner of CBU Benefits, a supplemental insurance company based in Hallowell, Maine. You’ll learn a bit more about all of these topics in this week’s C What’s On.
It’s always great to feature a new arts organization on C What’s On, and this week it is a pleasure to introduce our audience to Sparrow’s Nest Theater, a community theater located in Industry at 1114 West Mills Road, not far from Farmington. This community theater group performs four shows per year and their next show is a family musical adapted from “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” and is directed by our guest Diane Leeman. You’ll want to get your tickets for this intimate 80-seat theater by calling (207) 778-2468. The show opens November 29 with 7 PM performances on the 29th, 30th and Dec 1 and a 2 PM matinee on Dec 2. So, please welcome Sparrow’s Nest to the C What’s On family.
For more information visit sparrowsnesttheater.org
It’s nearing Thanksgiving and totally appropriate for us to talk about food on C What’s On. Today we have special guest Amber Lambke, the founder of Maine Grains located in Skowhegan to discuss how her organization has brought back grain growing, processing, and retail sales right here in central Maine. You’ll want to listen to find out how to get their products as you begin baking for the holidays, and you might just want to arrange a tour.
Visit them online at www.mainegrains.com!
Today we sat down with the star of the show, Bee Tyler, and cast member and Waterville Opera House spokesperson Nathan Towne to discuss this classic musical and the local cast and crew who make the Opera House a popular destination for great local theater. Hello Dolly opens on November 9 at the Waterville Opera House and is scheduled for the next two weekends including Sunday matinees.
This week we sat down with Joe Klapatch and Meg Matheson, performers in Aqua City Actors Theater’s upcoming show “You Can’t Take it With You.” The last production to be presented in Studio 93 at The Center in Waterville, this hilarious comedy will open on Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm.
For additional performance dates and to reserve your seat online, visit https://www.acattheatre.org/.
This week we’re taking look at what is being done to help the hiring problem in Maine. This week we sat down with Rachel Knight, co-founder of Destination Occupation, to discuss their career exploration videos and newly developed job site aimed at helping businesses and organizations with workforce education and recruitment.
There is so much happening around Waterville Creates! right now that we thought it was time to sit down with Shannon Haines, the President and CEO of this fine arts organization.
More at www.watervillecreates.org
Find out how to win more than $6,000 in prizes and possibly score a job at the same time in this week’s interview featuring Chris Voynik, the Kennebec Valley Chamber’s Events and Membership Director, when he discusses the upcoming Business Expo. The Expo is scheduled at the Augusta Civic Center on October 10 from 2 – 6 PM.
This week on C What’s On, we caught up with producer/musician Ed Desjardins from Readfield to discuss the upcoming solo concert featuring David Sancious. Sancious is a Hall of Famer who started out his career as a member of Springsteen’s E Street Band. He went on to perform on albums with Sting, Gabriel, Clapton, Beck and Seal among others. Sancious will perform at Cumston Hall in Monmouth on September 28 at 8 PM and the following night at the Robinhood Free Meetinghouse in Georgetown along with Desjardins.