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Children's Discovery Nursery School

The Children's Discovery Museum now offers a licensed Nursery School!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Children’s Discovery Nursery School is to provide a safe, enriching, service-based Nursery School for families in the Kennebec Valley area. Located directly inside The Children's Discovery Museum, the school seeks to provide an array of exhibits and activities that promote developmental skills including social, cognitive, problem solving and peer interaction. The environment aims to create an interactive community in which hands on learning is provided through play.



Children ages 2 years 9 months to age 5 may be considered for admission. The enrollment process includes submitting all admission forms as well as completing the Payment Agreement.



Our first session will start January 4th, 2016 and run through May 27th 2016. All sessions last five months. The Nursery School day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00am, running Monday through Friday.  Each day will include indoor and outdoor play, facilitated learning opportunities, circle time and snack.



The Children’s Discovery Nursery School is a licensed school, with a student-teach ratio of at least 6:1.


For more information, please email .

Opportunities Abound for Maine Staffing Employees

Maine Staffing Group's Augusta office has been growing.  MSG is pleased to announce the promotion of Janie Miller to Human Resources and Compliance Manager.  Janie has been performing these duties for over 12 years for us on an as-needed basis along with providing HR consulting services to our client-companies.  Now, we will be utilzing Janie's expertise in HR and compliance matters on a full-time basis, but she will still be available to provide consulting services to our client-companies.   To help offset the reduction of Janie's time in placement services, Account Manager Amber Nadeau will be fulfilling the state-contracts management, along with the regular placement services she has been assisting our client-companies with.  Rounding out the team, is Account Manager Donna Armstrong who specializes in our DOT-Regulated CDL drivers and Driver Qualification Files through our CDL driver hiring program.  Additionally, our Staffing Specialist Joshua Shannon is our 'go-to' for his hands-on role in recruiting, sourcing, and screening applicants for our many job opportunities. 

Meet our team... come by and visit, the coffee is always on.  Call anytime, we're here to assist you in your hiring needs, or your job search needs. 

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support 16th Annual Celebrity Dinner!



On Saturday, September 19, 2015 the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center (SAC & SC) hosted their 16th Annual Celebrity Dinner event, which was their most successful fund raising and awareness event to date by collecting over $47,000.00. The SAC & SC agency is in its 28th year of providing services to individuals impacted by sexual violence within Kennebec & Somerset Counties in Maine. The theme for this year’s event was “Masquerade Ball”, which was an evening of great elegance dedicated to honoring the many masks that survivors of sexual violence may wear, in their everyday lives, to find their new sense of “normal” as well as to bring awareness to the stigmas that sexual violence victims face while finding their journey of healing. To learn more about the event itself as well as the services SAC & SC provides please visit their website at:

 Waiter lineup!

2015 Waiters

First Row (left to right) Dana Bushee; Maeghan Maloney; Tessa Mosher; Shon Theriault; Gary Croker; Colleen Madigan; Jillaine McGough; Nicole McSweeney and Jay Hanson.

Second Row (left to right) Kathleen Shannon; Colleen Tyler; Scott O’Brien; Karen Kearney; Amanda Bartlett; Kristin Murray-James; Michelle Galego; Donnie Whitten; Jason Madore; Tina Chapman; Julie Buffington; Adrienne Bennett; Sara Bangs and Desiree Sirois.

Third Row (left to right) Mike Gilbert; Kris McCabe and Russ Murley.

New Document and Record Storage Facility in Augusta

If you've been using valuable office space to store important documents, records, or valuables you can now free-up that space by using Augusta's newest "Climate Controled" and high security document storage facility at 5 Community Drive.

Professionals such as lawyers, CPA's or medical providers are required to save records for seven years and longer in many cases.

CapitaGate Document Storage has just opened a 10,000+ square foot facility that conveniently provides, individual easy access units, for low monthly rental costs and no long term lease. You can stay as long as you wish.

The benefit of climate controled storage is moisture no longer can "wick" into the paper causing mold and mildew and eventual deterioration.

CapitalGate Document Storage rates and contact information is available at



For more information:

Contact Gerard Queally

Spectrum Generations, CEO

(207) 620-1674

October 23, 2015


This time of year brings much change to our environment.  The leaves change color; sportsmen get ready for hunting season; and shorts and sandals get replaced with sweaters and boots.  It is also a critical time of year for Maine’s older population.  The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is from October 15th through to December 7thand Spectrum Generations is here to help older adults of central Maine stay informed and answer their questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and MaineCare, Medigap and other programs and benefits that supplement Medicare.

Each year Medicare health and drug plans can make changes to things like premium cost, coverage and which providers and pharmacies are in their networks.  People in a Medicare health or prescription drug plan should always review the materials their plans send them, like the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC) and if their plans are changing, they should make sure their plans will still meet their needs for 2016.

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Jerry Chase's Blind Time New Website

blindtime iconBlind Time needed a newly designed and mobile friendly website to properly display their high quality products and services. A2Z Computing Services, Inc accomplished this and have provided them with features such as interactive forms, slideshows, photo galleries and a customer ranking and review system.

Kennebec Performing Arts Company: Call for Musicians

The Kennebec Performing Arts Company is pleased to announce that we are welcoming new musicians for our 2015-2016 season.   This is an exciting opportunity to join an organization with a long history of making music in the greater Augusta area. Under the direction of Charles T. Milazzo, our three ensembles – an auditioned 4-part chorus, a large wind ensemble, and a jazz band - perform in at least two concert series each year. Our musicians are your incredibly talented neighbors and fellow community members – everyone from students to music teachers; from working professionals to the retired young-at-heart.

We are seeking both vocalists and instrumentalists. The ability to read music is required.   Our chorus rehearses Monday nights from 6:30-8:30, at the Hope Baptist Church in Manchester – first rehearsal is Monday, September 14.  Our Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble rehearse in several area high schools on Tuesday nights from 5:45-7:00 and 7:00-8:30, respectively. First rehearsal is at Cony High School on Tuesday, September 1.

Please contact Chuck Milazzo at 685-9653 to learn more about how to join us.

Check out our website and like us on Facebook for more details on concert dates and what music we’ll be featuring at our upcoming shows!

Delta Ambulance promotes Dustin Nadeau to Education Coordinator.

  Dustin was hired  at Delta Ambulance in 2011 as an advanced EMT and became a Paramedic in 2012. Since then Dustin has earned his Critical Care Paramedic certification from the University of Maryland. He is a member of Delta’s Clinical Standards and Practice Team, a Field Training Officer and an EMS Continuing Education Instructor.  Dustin and his wife Lisa live in Sidney, Maine with their two daughters Ariana and Braylee. They enjoy all outdoor events and riding motorcycles.

Congrats to New Quality Manager

Congrats to New Quality Manager

Congratulations to Chip Getchell who has recently accepted a full-time position as quality (improvement) manager at Delta Ambulance. Chip was hired as a paramedic by Delta Ambulance in 2001, and received his critical care paramedic certification after attending the University of Maryland in 2010. He is a member of Delta’s Clinical Standards and Practices Team, a field training officer, and teaches monthly classes for area first responders. Chip has been awarded Delta’s Clinical Performance Excellence Award for ten of his fourteen years with Delta. A registered professional engineer in Maine, Chip and his wife Beth have three grown children and five grandchildren. They reside in Weeks Mills with their horses and ponies, including two rescues.

Camp Sunshine receives $200k donation from Party City

Keeping true to their motto "Nobody has more party for less," Party City got the celebration started today by presenting Camp Sunshine with a check for $205,950. With Party City's support, Camp Sunshine can serve more families, reach more people and make a difference in more lives!