BIZ BUZZ: All the BUZZ from our advertisers

From Staff Reports

Our friends at AARP Maine shared an article on Facebook recently that explains how “new research has found a link between regular concert attendance and longevity.” The study reported that “those who enjoyed a concert once every two weeks or more experienced such high levels of happiness that it could lead a person to live up to nine years longer.” For more, visit

Alma-Lea’s Dance Studio asks us to join their staff and students at Brunswick High School on April 27 for an “elegant evening of talent, art and family.”
The annual fundraiser, ALDS Performance Gala, also is meant to “foster an awareness for the arts and support our home studio.”
After the performances, stick around for a social hour with “scrumptious delectables.” There will also be a silent auction highlighting local artists and some of their “amazing works of art.” Visit their Facebook page at

Austin Associates often shares helpful tips on their Facebook page, including this recent post: “Before money, there was bartering. It may seem a thing of the past when in fact 33% of U.S. small #businesses regularly use bartering. To ensure you’re complying with tax authorities consider these tips.” The list included these tips: Consider any barter income taxable. Deduct related business expenses. Determine whether activities trigger other taxes. You can read more on their Facebook page at

Ever drink beer flavored with chocolate and coffee? Check this out from Bootleggers Beverage Warehouse: “Founders Brewing Co. KBS is here! Brewed with chocolate and coffee, aged in oak bourbon barrels.” Call them at 725-5555. Cheers!

One of Dr. Bob‘s dental patients wrote this testimonial about the dentist: “How many people sing in the dental chair with their dentist? I used to dread going to the dentist, but Dr. Bob and his crew changed that for me. Not only is Dr. Bob a terrific, knowledgeable, and caring professional, he is a great person. Super, highly qualified staff. Visiting the dentist here is like visiting your friends and leaving with a healthier smile on your face.” Read the back story here and then make your appointment.

Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union is celebrating Youth Savings Month in April with a Jelly Bean Counting Challenge, Coin Counting Contest, Coloring Page Contest, and a “Double Bucks Deposit: Make any deposit, get 2 Monty Moose Bucks.” Call 207-353-4144.

Maine Turnpike Authority is “spreading the word about National Work Zone Awareness Week” on their Facebook page. They invited the public to drop in their office “for a high five from Miles, some orange treats and tips for driving safely.” Miles is their mascot and looks like a moose. To find out more about Work Zone Safety, visit or Facebook.

This year’s Farmington Rotary Price is Right Grand Prize winner Jenny Young won the handyman tool showcase complete with all the power and hand tools that you would ever need to complete your list of do-it-yourself projects. (Submitted photo)

Hammond Lumber shared details from their sponsorship of the Farmington Rotary Price is Right fund raiser: “Farmington Rotary has been putting together the popular Farmington Rotary Price is Right Fundraiser for 15 years. Contestants pack the Mt. Blue High School auditorium every spring for a chance to ‘Come on Down’ and win valuable prizes and spin the wheel to get the opportunity to bid on the Final Showcase. This year’s Grand Prize winner Jenny Young won the handyman tool showcase complete with all the power and hand tools that you would ever need to complete your list of do-it-yourself projects.” Visit and find the link to their blog for more fun news.