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The 5th Annual Sukeforth Festival of Trees is coming right up on the weekends of November 22 and November 29 at The Elm in Waterville. This week on C What’s On we sit down with festival organizers, Bob and Annette Marin, to discuss this year’s project. Each year, this festival attracts more than 15,000 people and raises upwards of $200,000. The 50-cent raffle tickets for each tree can win you the tree and all of its “decorations,” which range in value from $500 to over $5,000. (Last year, one of the trees had a four-wheeler!) So, make this a family event and bring your children (Santa is rumored to be attending).
This week on C What’s On, we caught up with Mark Jackson, a radio personality on Mix Maine Media stations and the programmer for Cruisin’ Country 93.5. Mark discusses why artists like Travis Tritt continue to be viable and in-demand on the station and about the huge reaction to the fact that Travis Tritt will appear at the Augusta Civic Center coming right up on Nov 3.
You can get your tickets now at Ticketmaster or by visiting the Civic Center box office.
Steve Clark is passionate about Kiss, and he’s passionate about playing the Catman—Peter Criss, that is—the legendary drummer from Kiss. Steve Clark is the drummer in Kiss Army, the premiere tribute band performing at The Elm in Waterville on November 14. In this interview with Steve, you’ll hear about that passion and much, much more. Enjoy!
The Festival of Champions is harness racing’s Super Bowl, with over $500,000 in purse money on the line. This week we caught up with Bill Ellis, the long time voice of harness racing at Windsor and Union Fairs and more, to discuss this most important day of racing October 12 at 1:30pm at Scarborough Downs where Maine’s best 2 and 3 year old horses vie for top honors.
Each month, C What’s On focuses some attention on Maine entrepreneurial activity and this time we brought in Fiber Materials, Inc. This week, we spoke with Dan Godbout, the Director of World Wide Sales and Marketing, about this company making a huge difference in space exploration, aerospace, military defense, and even auto racing. Dan not only speaks about world wide projects, the work at FMI is literally out of this world. Find out more by checking out our interview with FMI.
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On September 14 at 8 PM, The Elm (formerly the Waterville Legion) at 21 College Avenue will open with their first concert: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Tribute Band. This week on C What’s On, we caught up with Chris Legrand, founder of the band and performer who portrays Mick Jagger. We discussed the founding of the band and how they work to authentically portray the music and their impersonations of legendary performers like Mick and Keith Richards.
This week on C What’s On, we connected with Leo Deon, Veteran’s Representative out of the Lewiston CareerCenter, and Joe Tatum, the Program Support Specialist with the National Guard Employment Support Program to discuss the Hire-A-Vet Campaign Kick-off and Hiring Fair. Leo and Joe shared the results from last year’s campaign and discussed the upcoming career fair, which looks to have more than 270 businesses representing more than 10,000 jobs for anyone, not just veterans, who is looking for a job or a career upgrade.
Nine year old Michael Ahern is an inspiration to us all. While taking a boat ride to get at ice cream, he traveled by the Travis Mills Foundation retreat in Rome, Maine and this young entrepreneur got an idea about how nice it would be to provide ice cream for all the children of veterans staying at the retreat. So, last year he raised the money to do just that. Next, this young man decided it would be nice to help send eight veterans’ families to the retreat and began raising the money. You can help Scoops for Troops by attending the Hire-A-Vet Career Fair on August 29 at the Augusta Civic Center. Starting at 11 AM you can buy an ice cream from Michael through the Darling’s Auto Group Ice Cream Van and help him achieve his goal.
The Maine International Film Festival 22, affectionately know as MIFF 22, is scheduled from July 12-21, 2019. This 10-day event features more than 100 films and takes place within Railroad Square Cinema, The Waterville Opera House, and the Old Post Office in Waterville, Maine. This week we caught up with Director of Programming, Ken Eisen, and Shorts Programmer, Karen Young, to discuss the the many aspects of this highly entertaining film festival, which has significantly influenced film making and Maine’s position in the film world for more than 22 years.
The Whatever Family Festival is in full swing through July 4. Major highlights include Family Fun Day in Mill Park and Brewfest happening on June 29. This week we caught up with Chamber President and CEO, Katie Doherty, to discuss all the activities for this major event. So, get out there and enjoy the many great activities planned in the region thanks to the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors.