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Times are tough as we all try to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some significant things happening in Maine as manufacturers here take steps to help out and keep Maine strong. Our latest interview with Manufacturers Association of Maine Executive Director, Lisa Martin, sheds light on what many manufacturers are doing. Read more at https://www.mainemfg.com/covid19-mfg-resource-center.
It may be winter, but the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary has summer in mind as they plan for their 14th Annual Winter Beach Ball scheduled for March 7, 2020 at the Anah Shrine on outer Broadway in Bangor. The Auxiliary says they have music by Motor Booty Affair so that you can dance the night away with your Hawaiian shirts or other beach attire, spend some money on silent auction items, and help them support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which helps more than 460 families each year. So, get your beach gear out, get ready to dance and support his great cause.
Shawn Moody cares about Blue Collar education – read that, the trades. The head of Moody Collision Centers cares enough to help found the Maine Blue Collar Scholarship Foundation, which has already raised more than $137,000 to help provide help to aspiring tradespeople so that they can buy tools, safety gear, books and other things they might need to make it into a trades career. In today’s interview, you will find out more about this foundation, and you might just get inspired enough to look into a career in one of thousands of great jobs throughout Maine.
Read more at https://mainebluecollar.com/
Tom Pirozzoli has been exploring the arts for more than 30 years from his home in New Hampshire. He is an accomplished musician with 9 albums to his credit including his most recent album “Reckon by the Light” on which he collaborated with Willy Porter of Wisconsin. Tom’s songs have been heralded by the Boston Globe as poetic lyrics making his songs “worth reading as well as hearing.” Listen in this week as Tom describes his music, his show at Slates on Monday January 13 and his painting career. Hope you enjoy meeting Tom Pirozzoli!
The holidays would not be the same without The Nutcracker. In today’s interview on C What’s On, we sat down with Natasha Getman and her dance students, Jilian Plamondon and Jane Weymouth. Natasha discusses how she keeps the show fresh each year, and Jilian and Jane, who have danced with Bossov Ballet at MCI since they were five years, add their unique angle on how Natasha molds them into the fine young dancers they have become.
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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