Chamber of Commerce
DECEMBER 1999 NEWSLETTER

Chambers welcome new members

The SPCCC would like to welcome The Hitching Post B & B of Milo as a new member to the chamber. The Hitching Post B & B located at 23 High St. in Milo is owned and operated by Everett and Freda Cook. Freda is well known in the Milo area for her catering services. For more information about Cook's catering services call Everett or Freda at 943-2493.

A Fierce Chase Cross Country Ski Trails

The Chamber would like to welcome A Fierce Chase X Country Ski Trails in Monson. The cross-country ski center operated by John and Sue Chase is located on the Elliotsville Road in Monson.
John is a teacher at PCHS in Guilford. He is also an experienced cross-country skier. For more information on A Fierce Chase Cross Country Ski Trails check the January edition of News and Notes.
The Chamber would like to wish John and Susan good luck in their venture and encourage the people of Piscataquis County to take advantage of this wonderful outdoor recreational opportunity.

Spccc renews 7 members

The Spccc would like to thank the following members for renewing their memberships:
Eastern Gazette Penquis Orthopedics
Nelson Guest Rooms WDME
Song in the Woods Hilltop Manor
Woodhaven Physical Therapy  

Karen Stutzman Wins Chamber Raffle

Karen Stutzman of Harmony was the winner of the SPCCC computer raffle. The prize was a Compaq Presario Laptop computer that was purchased from Dave's World in Dover-Foxcroft. The winning ticket was drawn by Santa Claus on December 11 at the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Departments Annual Children's Christmas party.

We would like to congratulate Karen and thank everyone who purchased tickets. Thanks to your generous support the chamber had its must success raffle in its history.

Song in the Woods to Open for the Season

Stephen Madera of Song in the Woods dogsled adventures will again be offering dogsled trips as soon as weather permits.

Half hour tours for 1-4 people range from $15 to $50 and one-hour trips range from $25 to $90. Steve also offers half-day and full day trips as well.

For more information visit the Song in the Woods Website or contact Steve at PO Box 127 Abbot, Maine 04406 or call 876-4736.

Members in the News

The Chamber would like to congratulate Shirley Wright, Director of Adult Education for MSAD #68/#41 who was recognized recently as the outstanding Adult Education Director for 1999 by the Maine Adult Education Association.

We would also like to congratulate Mayo Regional Hospital's Heartwise Cardiac Rehabilitation Program which was ranked among the top ten training centers in Maine by the American Heart Association.

PCEDC Looking for Participants in Trade Show

Piscataquis County Economic Development Council is looking for participants to take part in four trade shows that the marketing committee has targeted. These include:

March 13-16 National Manufacturing Week Chicago, Ill
April 13-16 New England Industrial Wood Products Show Hartford, CT
April 13-15 American Hotel & Motel Assn. Trade Show Phoenix, AZ
May 21-25 Direct Marketing Days in New York New York, NY

Total cost of the trip will be paid by the Council. For more information contact Mark Scarano, Business Development Director at 55 High St. Dover-Foxcroft or call 1-800-539-0332.

Down East Magazine Highlights Dover-Foxcroft for the Second Time

Down East magazine has chosen Dover-Foxcroft along with Portland and Castine as one of the ten best Maine towns for walking. The story will appear in the next issue of Down East magazine.

Dover-Foxcroft was also featured in a cover story in the October edition entitled Discovering Dover-Foxcroft. The SPCCC feels this publicity will not only benefit Dover-Foxcroft but the entire region as well.

 

Happy Holidays from the Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce

Twas The Night Before Y2K

Twas the night before Y2K, and all through the nation, we awaited The Bug, the Millennium Sensation.

The chips were replaced in computers with care, in hopes the ol' Bugsy wouldn't stop there.

While some folks could think they were snug in their beds, others had visions of dread in their heads.

And Ma with her PC and I with my Mac, had just logged on to the Net and kicked back with a snack.

When over the server there arose such a clatter, I called Mr. Gates to see what was the matter.

But he was away, so I flew like a flash, off to my bank to withdraw all my cash.

When what with my wandering eyes should I see? My good old Mac looked sick to me.

The hack of all hackers was looking so smug, I knew that it must be the Y2K bug!

His image downloaded in no time at all, he whistled and shouted, "Let all systems fall!!"

"Go Intel! Go Gateway! Now HP! Big Blue! Everything Compaq and Pentium, too!!"

All processors big, all processors small, Crash away! Crash away! Crash away all!

All the controls that plane's need for their flights, all microwaves, trains, and all traffic lights!

As I drew in my breath and was turning around out though the modem he came with a bound.

He was covered with fur, and slung on his back was a sackful of viruses, set for attack.

His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! As midnight approached, though things soon became scary.

He had a broad little face and a round little belly, and his sack filled with viruses quivered like jelly.

He was chubby and plump, perpetually grinning, and I laughed when I saw him though my hard drive stopped spinning.

A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head, soon gave me to know a new feeling of dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work; he changed all the clocks, then turned with a jerk.

With a twitch of his nose, and a quick little wink, all things electronic soon went on the blink.

He zoomed from my system, to the next folks on line; he caused such a disruption, could this be a sign?

Then I heard him exclaim, with a loud, hearty cry-Happy Y2k to all, Kiss your PC's good-bye!

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