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Latest GBAR News:
THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE FORECASTED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. CREDIT WILL BE HELD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PREPAID. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL MARCIABARTOL@MSN.COM. THANK YOU, AND STAY SAFE!
2014 GBAR Spirit of Giving Holiday Party and Auctions!
We are very pleased to announce that between the funds raised at our Spirit of Giving Holiday Party and some matching funds from the MAR Foundation, we have raised a total of $13,000 for Spruce Run! Thank you to all who generously donated time and auction items, and especially to the auction bidders!
Greater Bangor Association of Realtors® Awarded Placemaking Grant to Help Improve Greater Bangor Community
The Greater Bangor Association of Realtors® has received a $1700.00 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of Realtors® to help make the Greater Bangor community a better place to live and work by transforming unused public spaces into vibrant community places.
The grant is intended to help Realtor® Associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain placemaking activities in their communities.
The Greater Bangor Association of Realtors® will use the funds to replace a section of the Orono Bog Boardwalk which has been deteriorating due to wood decaying fungi, carpenter ants, and heavy use. The hemlock boards will be replaced with composite decking, aluminum supports, and stainless steel footings. The Association will partner with the Orono Bogwalk Management Committee and various foundations on this project that have also contributed funds and provide necessary maintenance.
“Realtors® live, work and volunteer in their communities and take immense pride in working to improve them,” said Denise Reed, 2014 President of the Association. “Placemaking can help foster healthier, more social and economically viable communities. It creates places where people feel a strong stake in their neighborhoods and are committed to making things better. This grant will allow us to address areas in our community that are in need of improvement or redevelopment and create a place where friends and neighbors can come together.”
Placemaking grants are awarded to local and state Realtor® associations to help them and their members initiate placemaking projects in the community, like turning a parking lot into a farmer’s market or a vacant lot into a playground. Realtor® associations and their Realtor® members are actively engaged in the community and know the neighborhoods and the properties that would benefit most from these improvement efforts.
“As the Bangor area becomes more attractive and welcoming, nearby properties my also increase in value,” said Reed.
For more information on the Orono Bog Boardwalk http://cityforest.bangorinfo.com/boardwalk.htm
To find out more about National Association of Realtors® placemaking grants visit, realtoractioncenter.org/Placemaking.
The Greater Bangor Association of Realtors®, serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and portions of Hancock and Washington Counties, works to advocate growth and development in our communities, and is proactive in identifying and addressing issues of concern. It is our mission to act as a united voice in the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer, and enjoy the use of real property.
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