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  • Bangor Media Collective 7:15 pm on June 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    July Photo Contest: WATER 

    Every month, Bangor Media Collective and The Maine Edge newspaper collaborate to hold a themed photo contest. The winners are published in a mid-month issue of The Maine Edge, and also here on bangorcommunitymedia.org.

    July’s theme is WATER. Submissions should interpret the theme an interesting way, and be of sufficient image quality for publication.

    Photographers of all ages and skill levels in Maine are encouraged to submit photographs.

    The deadline for July’s contest is July 1.

    To enter, send your photograph to bangorcommunitymedia@gmail.com with the subject heading, “Photo Contest.”

    We are looking forward to your submissions!

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  • Bangor Media Collective 4:25 pm on May 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo Contest Winners Chosen 

    We had a great time judging the May Photo Contest in collaboration with The Maine Edge alternative newspaper.  Here are the winners.

    ➊ Lily Muscatell

    “Tiny”

    Lily Muscatell, "Tiny"

    We loved Lily’s photo because it is fun, humorous and lively– great characteristics for a “Spring” photo contest. The yawn perfectly captures that sense of trying to “wake up” after a long… long…  Maine winter.

    ➋ Sandy Olsen

    ” if you don’t know where you are, how do you know where you are going?”

    Sandy Olsen, " if you don't know where you are, how do you know where you are going?"

    This photo was a standout with its beautiful composition and color. I love marshes and ponds in the spring– they’re not the “iconic Maine” of the coastline that everyone flocks to see, but they’re my Maine. This little guy fishing captures the still, quiet damp calm of a Maine spring day.

    ➌ Laura Dunn

    “Daisy with clam diggers; gooserocks beach”

    it's a family thing

    Laura Dunn, "Daisy with clam diggers; gooserocks beach"

    Dunn says that this is “our beloved hen Daisy on an excursion to the beach last weekend.” Daisy does look right at home there.

    We truly enjoyed each and every photo sent to us, and we’ve published more of our favorites in the May photo gallery.

     
    • Pat 7:49 pm on May 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      GREAT PHOTO! Now you know that is one tame chicken if you can take her to the beach!! She looks right at home too! How many chicken beachcombers has Maine seens on it’s shores? Beachcomber: a person /or a chicken … who searches shore debris for anything of worth!

  • Bangor Media Collective 4:23 pm on May 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    May Photo Contest Gallery 

    Bangor Media Collective received many terrific submissions for our fresh-out-of-the-box photo contest launched this May. The theme for the images is “Spring in Maine,” and submissions reflect on Spring in a way that is “unique to the state of Maine.” Enjoy! If you feel inspired by these photo submissions, check back next week when we announce our next theme.

     
  • Bangor Media Collective 2:28 am on April 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    EMMC Nurses: Their Turn to Speak 

    "A broad array of research on this topic has found an association between lower nurse staffing levels and higher rates of some adverse patient outcomes." Safe staffing really does save lives. -US Dept. of Health and Human Services

    By now you have likely heard about the crisis going on at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), the largest hospital in our area and the largest employer north of Bath. But you may not have heard from those who do the work–the nurses themselves. On Monday, April 25 at 6pm at the Bangor Public Library, you will have a chance to hear firsthand from those who have struggled for months to get management to address staffing shortages and other issues, which they see as seriously threatening patient care at Bangor’s community hospital.

    EMMC management has regularly purchased ads in the Bangor Daily News that disparage the nurses’ union, but the nurses and community members who have been affected by the issue of staffing shortages and the ongoing labor dispute at EMMC have not had an equivalent chance to speak.

    The Worker Rights Board of Eastern Maine (WRB), a group of community leaders with a mission to provide a community forum to legitimize workers’ voices and to help remedy workplace injustices, is holding the Public Forum On Staffing and Healthcare Quality at EMMC on Monday night to amplify these voices that are so critical to the future of our hospital. Members of the WRB will compile testimony from the forum and release a public response.

    These leaders are involved because the hospital is a vital part of our community. Please join us to hear from those who do the work and send the message that their voices matter.

    What: Public Forum on Staffing and Healthcare Quality at EMMC
    When: MONDAY Night, April 25th 6 pm
    Where: Bangor Public Library, 3rd floor lecture hall

    To RSVP or if you have questions, please call 989-5860 or e-mail wrb@foodandmedicine.org. This notice was sent out by FoodANDMedicine Maine.

     
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