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Charles Kincer and his staff at Funeral Alternatives are proud to announce their move from 198 Western Avenue to their new Augusta location!

You can find us at 82 Western Ave., just down the street from our previous location in King’s Court.

Funeral Alternatives is a locally owned and operated funeral establishment, and is dedicated to serving families in the areas in which we live and work.

We specialize in offering an alternative to the traditional funeral home culture, and although we provide many of the same services as traditional firms, we have a more simplified, cost effective approach. Simplified means that the consumer gets the services that they need and/or want, without the high cost frills associated with traditional cremation and burial packages.

Funeral Alternatives offers cremations, burials, viewings, church funerals, graveside services, personalized memorials and caring, personal support for hundreds or even thousands of dollars less.

Call us at 207-626-8100 for more information, or with questions about cremations, burials, or pre-payment options.

The Maine State Museum in Augusta opens its newest exhibition, “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The museum will be celebrating the opening with free admission all day from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Maine Girls Chorus will give a special performance at 11:00 a.m. Special crafts for kids and families will be offered throughout the day.

“As Maine prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020, it’s stunning to realize that, at our state’s founding, only non-Indian male citizens 21 and older could vote,” comments Museum Director Bernard Fishman. “Even more surprising was that it took 100 years of petitions to the Maine Legislature, work by suffrage organizations large and small, and countless debates and demonstrations, before most women finally received the vote in 1920. It’s hard to believe that there was so much opposition to what we now see as such an obvious right. Surely that means we’re making real progress after all.”

Through the people who lived the struggle, the museum’s exhibition tells the story of the 100-year effort to expand voting rights to include women. Historical photographs, artifacts, and documents on display add dimension to those stories as they were played out in newspaper headlines, parades, cartoons, products, and petitions. The work of Maine activists, and the ‘antis’ who were against opening the vote to women, are seen along with the passions of the national struggle. The museum exhibit also looks at women’s lives generally over the century, as well as at voting issues that continue to be a vibrant part of public debate today. In fact, the exhibit will include a voting booth where visitors can cast their ‘ballot’ about some of the current voting-related questions that are pointing the way to the next surge of enthusiasm in the examination of who can vote and what voting means in America’s form of representative democracy.

“Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote” will be on view at the museum through January 25, 2020. Related educational programs and events will be announced or available through the museum’s website at “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote” is also a project of Maine’s Suffrage Centennial Collaborative, a diverse group of organizations that, through 2020, will feature a variety of programs about the centennial of women’s suffrage and the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For further information, see the collaborative’s website

The Maine State Museum is located at 230 State Street in Augusta. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and all state holidays. Admission is charged. For more information: or call 207-287-2301.

For the first time ever, the Trek Across Maine riders will be coming through Augusta and many other parts of the Kennebec Valley. They will be riding through new communities and past more of our beautiful state. With the new route comes new demand for volunteers from these communities, and their connections to local businesses! For information on taking part in the Trek Across Maine as a cyclist, volunteer, or donor, please visit or call Erica Fredrick-Rock at 207-624-0310 to volunteer and Chrystal Toner at 207-624-0312 to ride or donate. Come be part of our Father's Day tradition! 

The American Lung Association has hosted the Trek Across Maine fundraising cycling event each year since 1985. In 2019, the organization is proud that the Trek Across Maine will celebrate its 35th anniversary. Over the course of the event’s history, over $25 million has been raised to support the mission work of the American Lung Association: to save lives my improving lung health and preventing lung disease. For more information about the initiatives of the American Lung Association, please visit Trek Across Maine 35 Aniv Horiz Clr USE

Embodying the Sacred Feminine- Healing the Divine Masculine

March 16:  10 a.m. to  4 p.m. –. at Zardus Art of Massage & Wellness Spa w/ School of Massage, 1 Lincoln Ave, Gardiner, ME   $120   

NOTE:  A segment of this workshop will be offered again at the Zardus Open House on June 18 for $30

Presented by Kat Beaudoin (;  fb: Kat Beaudoin, Hope Belief Trust; and Mary Katherine Spain, Nine-Pillars Healing of Portland.  Contact: 207-446-8099 or


Tibetan Buddhist Meditation (non-religious based)

March 13 (every Wednesday) - 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa with School of Massage, 1 Lincoln Ave, Gardiner, Maine. Recommended donation $8   

Presented by Ani Jane (fb: Zardus Art of Massage & Wellness Spa w/School of Massage; Contact: 207-446-7470 or

Spiritual Dowsing:   Tools for Accessing Intuition and Exploring the Unseen Realms.

March 17 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa with School of Massage, 1 Lincoln Ave, Gardiner, Maine. $60

Presented by Kat Beaudoin (; fb: Kat Beaudoin, Hope Belief Trust; Contact: 207-446-8099 or


Chakra Balancing Art Workshop for Mind, Body and Spirit Balance

March 22 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa with School of Massage, 1 Lincoln Ave, Gardiner, Maine   $40

Presented by Teresa Zardus BA in Psych, LMT, CRP and Spiritual Healing Arts (; fb: Kat Beaudoin, Hope Belief Trust; Contact: 207-446-8099 or

Hydrotherapy  & Reflexology (no prerequisites or experience needed)

March 23 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa w/School of Massage, 1 Lincoln Ave, Gardiner, Maine. $95  Presented by Claire Guy (www.SoleWiseReflexology; fb: Claire Guy; Contact: 207-441-5670 or


Circle Medicine: Labyrinths, Grids & Earth Mandalas

April 13 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa with School of Massage, 1 Lincoln Ave, Gardiner, Maine   $60  

Presented by Kat Beaudoin (fb: Zardus Art of Massage & Wellness Spa w/School of Massage; Contact: 207-446-7470 or


Stone Circle Method - An ancient method of divination and introspection

April 14 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa with School of Massage, 1 Lincoln Ave, Gardiner, Maine   $60

Presented by Kat Beaudoin (; fb: Kat Beaudoin, Hope Belief Trust; Contact: 207-446-8099 or


Intuitive Vibration Energy Work 101

April 23 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa with School of Massage, 1 Lincoln Ave., Gardiner, Maine  $50

Presented by Kat Beaudoin (; fb: Kat Beaudoin, Hope Belief Trust; Contact: 207-446-8099 or

About: Kat, a former management executive, operates her business under the name Kat Beaudoin, Hope-Belief-Trust. She has been studying shamanism since the late 70s, began formal training in tai chi and qi gong, shamanism, reiki, and access consciousness in 2008.  She uses all of these tools in her energy moving practice. Her passion is to offer experiential workshops designed to expand consciousness.

This is in large part due to our Members!

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, New Dimensions FCU had the honor of attending the Maine Credit Union League Ending Hunger campaign luncheon at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. This special event recognizes the contributions of Maine’s credit unions made to combat hunger in the state.

We are proud and excited to announce that the 2018 Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger raised a record-setting $787,360.68 (that’s $47,333 more than last year’s total). The other exciting fact is that there was 100% participation from Maine’s credit unions again this year. Due to hard work and our fundraising efforts, NDFCU placed 22nd in total funds raised and 30th for per member contributions, which means we will receive a total of $9,202.11 to distribute to local organizations and food pantries. Yes, this means this money we raised goes back into the local community it came from. READ MORE HERE!








As a Branch Manager, I want you to know that New Dimensions is looking out for its members and that our staff is devoted to you as a person as well! We want you to know that when you contact us, we will be here to help you do your financial business and we will make sure your information is safe. Did you know that our staff has been trained on how to detect potential fraud, violations of financial and human rights such as elder abuse, or warning signs of human trafficking? It all falls into our “people helping people” philosophy and we are proud to be serving you for your everyday needs. We take pride in the fact that we may be able to make more than a financial impact in someone’s life by standing for what is right and protecting our members.



Join us on December 7th & 8th at 7:30 PM at Hallowell City Hall for "A Magical Christmas" fundraiser for our Christmas Program! Peacox Productions is Maine's Premier Male & Female Impersonation Troupe with music, dance, and comedy, and this performance will have a special appearance by Maine Humorist, Gary Crocker! Please bring an unwrapped toy or warm mittens for children ages birth to 12 years old!

AAA Car Care Clinic 


Join us November 1st, 2018 for our annual Car Care Clinic!


Free to Members & Non-Members


Come learn how to maintain your vehicle, plus take advantage of the following services:

Free 38-point Vehicle Maintenance
Inspection (a $45 value), including:
✓ Belts
✓ Hoses
✓ Fluid levels
✓ Tire pressure
✓ Windshield wipers


AAA Battery Service:
✓ Battery test
✓ Charging system test
✓ Failed battery
replacement available
for purchase


Phone: 207.622.2221


Location: AAA Augusta

Turnpike Mall 

20 Whitten Rd

Augusta, ME 04330




We are excited to announce that Capitol Computers is changing its name to Unlimited Technology, effective September 1, 2018.

You will continue to receive the same great service and dedication to excellence you’ve come to rely on, now as Unlimited Technology. As part of our continued commitment to providing end to end security services to our clients, we will be adding to the services we already offer, including Cyber Security and Exero services.

Unlimited Technology was started in 1989 and has become a fully integrated solutions provider. Our owners and top managers have over 90 years of expertise in the security and technology industries. We have multiple offices throughout the country, and acquired Capitol Computers in 2015, which now serves as our Maine office.

We look forward to continuing to manage your technology needs so you can manage your business.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time where we shine a light on this very large but often hidden issue that greatly impacts our families, friends, and communities. We are asking you to join us by putting purple lights in your storefront window. Let's show our community that we support survivors and hold those who use violence accountable. 

To show your support, contact the Family Violence Project at 620-9043. For $20.00, you will receive a string of purple lights to display in your window and a small poster that explains the meaning of the lights as well as our helpline information. 

Together, we can end domestic violence.

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Are you a good listener?

Are you comfortable talking on the phone?

Do you have a passion for helping others?

If you answered yes to these questions, I have an opportunity that may be perfect for you!

Family Violence Project has an ongoing need for volunteer advocates to help answer our 24-Hour Helpline for those affected by domestic violence. As a volunteer advocate on the helpline, you will make a difference in people’s lives by volunteering once a month from the comfort of your home. Do you worry that you won’t know what to say? Family Violence Project offers a free training that prepares you for this volunteer role; also, a staff person will always be available to assist you by phone while you are volunteering. Participants in the training will learn about the complex issue of domestic violence, the staff and services of Family Violence Project, and how to talk with callers and help them create safety plans. Although successful completion of our training is required for this volunteer role, no other experience is necessary.

Family Violence Project’s next volunteer training will be held in Waterville Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting September 18th. If you are interested in participating in this training and volunteer opportunity, you must be 18 years of age or older, complete a volunteer interview, and pass background / reference checks prior to being accepted into the training. Volunteer interviews must be completed by the end of the business day on Tuesday, September 11th. While the training itself is free of charge, we ask for a $25 donation from those who are financially able to provide it; this will help cover the cost of background checks. The inability to make a donation will not prevent a person from participating in this opportunity!

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or schedule an interview, please contact Jaime Mooney (Advocacy Director) at 207-620-9044 or .

Join the American Lung Association for the 35th annual Trek Across Maine on Father's Day Weekend - June 14 – 16th, 2019. Featuring a new route for our 35th Anniversary, cycle 180 miles across the state of Maine, with the starting and finishing line hosted at the Brunswick Landing and overnight stops at Bates College in Lewiston and Colby College in Waterville. This ride is fully supported by volunteers and trained medical staff, including support vehicles along the route and three rest stops daily.

-2 day option for those of you that can’t get away for a 3 day vacation! Join us Saturday and Sunday and enjoy the Trek experience!

-1 Day option for those that want to just experience a taste of the Trek Across Maine! Join us on Sunday for the last leg of the ride starting at Colby College!

VOLUNTEER WITH US! We are always looking for volunteers to help us support the Trek Across Maine. We have many volunteer opportunities available. Please contact Erica at 857-302-6646 or for more information.


The Regular Route:

Day 1: Brunswick Landing to Bates College in Lewiston  (approx. 60 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route

Day 2: Brunswick to Colby College in Waterville (approx. 60 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route & 1 water stop

Day 3: Colby College to Brunswick Landing  (approx. 60 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route & last mile staging stop

NOTE: Although we try to be consistent, mileage may vary from year to year depending on local and state construction projects.

2 Day Option

Date: June 15 – 16, 2019
Start Location: Colby College, Waterville, ME
Finish Location: Brunswick Landing, Brunswick ME
Mileage: Approx. 100 Miles
Fundraising Minimum: $400 ($300 ages 7-17)
Age Limit: 7 years and up 

1 Day Option

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Start Location: Colby College, Waterville, ME
Finish Location: Brunswick Landing, Brunswick ME
Mileage: Approx. 60 Miles
Fundraising Minimum: $250 ($200 ages 7-17)
Age Limit: 7 years and up


Registration is $65 registration fee.  This is non-refundable & non-transferable.  Registration fee does not count toward fundraising minimum. 

3 Day Fundraising: $550 per person ($400 for ages 7 -17)**

2 Day Fundraising: $400 per person ($300 for ages 7 - 17)**

1 Day Fundraising: $250 per person ($200 for ages 7-17)**

** Fundraising must be submitted before the start of the ride or you will not be able aloud to ride**

For more information, visit: email call: 207-624-0312

***Note***Age Limit is 7 years and up.  Children between the ages of 7 - 12 must ride a tandem or tag-a-long bike with adult guardian. All children under the age of 18 must have an adult guardian with them at all times on the route. Child and guardian are both required to meet the fundraising minimum.

On Thursday, September 20th, we will be 'Celebrating Resilience' at O'Brien's Event Center at the Best Western in Waterville. This year's celebration recognizes the hard work and dedication of some past and present pregnant or parenting teens to complete their high school education and become successful parents.

Past and present teen parents will share their stories of the Sharon Abrams' Teen Parent School Program and we will also have a number of silent auction items to bid on and support our fundraising! The event will start at approximately 6:00 PM with a social and silent auction bidding available at 5:30.

Tickets are $40 and are available online or by calling (207) 872-0261.

The MTUG 2018 Summit & Tradeshow is a great chance to learn of new trends in tech and security, network with IT professionals, and enjoy a tradeshow floor of innovative products and services. Please join us for Maine's largest business tech event!

WHEN: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101

WHAT: 14 Workshops, 50+ Exhibitors, 500 attendees, Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Dessert, Prizes!

SIGN UP: Visit 

COST: $45 by Wednesday 5/23 (extended from previous postings); $50 standard advance; ($60 on the event day); $25 for pre-registered students with credential.


--> WORKSHOPS: Tracks include Cloud, IT Career Development, IT Infrastructure, Security, and "Tech Sandbox." Workshops selected by our nonprofit board. FMI:

--> KEYNOTE: Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann, Trauma/General Surgeon & Health Technology Innovator, presents "Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart Use of Technology Without Limits!" Following the Keynote, MTUG will present the 7th Annual MTUG Co-Sponsored Scholarships with donor representatives and scholarship recipients. For keynote bio and presentation details: 

--> TRADESHOW: 50+ Exhibitors -- Check them out! --

The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and business leaders together to network, educate, and share technology experiences.

The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) will hold its 31st Annual Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow on Thursday, May 31st 2018, 7:30am to 4pm, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland. An expected 500+ IT professionals will gather to share technology experiences and the latest in techniques, services and products. 

The registration fee is $45 “Early Bird” rate by 5/16/18, $50 advanced purchase, and $60 on the event day. $25 rate available for Students who pre-register. Fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote, workshops, exhibit hall access and afternoon refreshments. To receive updates via Twitter, follow @MTUG_Maine and search for #MTUG2018. For complete details or to register, visit the Summit Page online at:

This year's Keynote Speaker is Dr. Rafael Grossmann, Trauma/General Surgeon and Health Technology Innovator. In his address, "Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart Use of Technology Without Limits!" Dr. Grossmann will explore current trends and the future of the smart application of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality technologies in healthcare and education.  Dr. Grossmann was the first surgeon to pioneer the use of Google Glass during live surgery, and is an ardent telemedicine, global health, and digital medicine advocate.

The event features 15 workshops and demonstrations across 5 tracks: Cloud, IT Career Development, IT Infrastructure, Security, and “Tech Sandbox” (hands on technology demonstrations) on topics such as redesigning a campus-wide network, using DevOps in chaotic situations, Microsoft Azure migrations and deployments, cost effective security techniques, Maine’s neutral internet exchange, security threat hunting, IT certification and education programs, and more. Most workshops will be led or co-led by “end-user” IT professionals at Maine-based organizations; sectors represented include retail, education, biotechnology, government services, and manufacturing.

The exhibit hall of 59 vendor booths will be open all day, with ample time to visit between sessions. Exhibitors include representatives from IT and telecom infrastructure, IT services, technology consulting, and tech education vendors from Maine and across the nation.

The expected 500+ attendees will include IT and telecom professionals and senior business and operations managers from Maine and Northern New England, representing all sectors and industries, including finance, education, government, retail, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, nonprofit organizations and more. With three food events around the sessions, there will be plenty of time to network, share ideas, and ask questions of presenters and vendors.

At the Summit Lunch, the 7th Annual MTUG Co-Sponsored Scholarships will be announced jointly with partnering business donors Connectivity Point, Consolidated Communications, Great Works Internet, Lincolnville Communications, Maine Fiber Company, Norway Savings Bank, Systems Engineering, and Tyler Technologies. The scholarships will be managed by the University of Maine Foundation, and will benefit nine students from Maine studying in IT fields at a University of Maine System campus.

MTUG’s 2018 IT Summit Sponsors include: Casco Bay Hall Sponsor Avaya; Lunch Sponsor Consolidated Communications; Gold Sponsors: Carousel Industries, Fortinet, Lincolnville Communications, and Skyterra / Workspot; Silver Sponsors: Enghouse Interactive, Extreme Networks, ITS Inc., New England Communications, Nutanix, PCM, Thrive, TPx Communications, U.S. Cellular, and WEI; Bronze Sponsors: Purdue University Global and Headlight Audio Visual.

The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and business leaders together to network, educate, and share technology experiences. MTUG holds monthly events -- online and in-person -- from late August to late May. Our Webinars, "Peers & Beers" and annual I.T. Summit cover a broad range of technology topics, including infrastructure / networking, I.T. security / cybersecurity, VoIP and telephony solutions, collaboration tools, devops, video conferencing tools, contact center solutions, technical training / technical education programs and strategies, career and professional development topics, and much more. For additional details, visit MTUG’s website at