Tax Prep for Small Business with an IRS Expert
Get ready for tax season with Nancy Feliciano, Stakeholder Liaison, at the Internal Revenue Service Communications & Liaison office. In this 1-hour webinar, Nancy will demonstrate how to set up the EFTPS online portal and answer some frequently asked questions when it comes to tax obligations including: What it means to withhold quarterly tax How to calculate how much to withhold each quarter. How to set up payment options within the online portal to pay quarterly taxes. What forms are required to be on file for each business structure (LLC, Sole Proprietor, etc.) What the changes to the 1099-K form
Monday, October 31, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Trunk a Treat will be held at the Chesterville Town Office at 409 Dutch Gap Road. Covid protocols will be followed by volunteers passing out the treats. This free event is sponsored by the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers. FMI 778-3156
Jay VFW takeout supper menu for November
Jay VFW Friday night takeout suppers for November: November 4, Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and white cake w/strawberry jam and cool whip $12 November 11, Corn chowder, ham salad sandwich and yellow cake w/chocolate frosting $12 November 18, Pulled pork sandwiches with slaw and baked beans and chocolate cake w/PB frosting $13 There will be no supper on November 25.
What is your business “APGAR” score? The APGAR is a brief test given to newborns after 1 and 5 minutes of life on earth to check their vital signs and how they are functioning in the world. What’s your business’s vital signs of health? Let’s use a Biz Fit informal gathering every few months to Check In & Check Up regarding your business vital signs: External (Marketing, outreach, communications etc.), Internal (Operations, financials, HR etc.), Personal (Self-care as a business owner). We’ll discuss together in small and large groups how to define what a “healthy” business means to us as
This will be an in-person event hosted at Women for Healthy Rural Living in Milbridge. Join the CEI Women’s Business Center at Women for Healthy Rural Living in Milbridge for an information session to learn about their no-cost, confidential business service support and resources. This session will give you an overview of the individual advising opportunities, available workshops and resources, and learning cohorts where you can dive deep into relevant topics with peers. Regardless of whether you are in idea stage, start-up, or growth mode, or are looking to network and learn with other female entrepreneurs this session will introduce you to
Christmas Craft Fair at Beans Corner Baptist Church (17 Chesterville Road, Jay) November 5. 9 -2 pm – We will be offering free lunch for all from 11-1pm. There will be a great silent auction with proceeds going to Missions. Proceeds from the table/space rental will benefit Care and Outreach ministries. Contact Beth Hoyt at email@example.com or 645-2925
In the first half of the performance Timothy Burris plays baroque music from ca 1650 to 1720 on baroque lute, the second half is devoted to guitar music of the 20th through the 21st century. The title “Presence of the Past” refers to the resurfacing of baroque and renaissance styles in the later modern guitar music. Timothy Burris is presently on the faculties of applied music of the Portland Conservatory of Music and Colby College. He received a performance degree in lute from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and holds a PhD from Duke University. He has widely appeared
VFW Auxiliary Thanksgiving pie sale
VFW in Jay Auxiliary will hold its annual pie sale for Thanksgiving again this year. We will be taking orders from November 7 to the 18. Call Janice at 897-2122 to place your order. Prices this year are the same as last, $15 for apple and $13 for chocolate and pumpkin. Pies will be ready for pickup from noon to 4 p.m. on November 22. Thanks in advanced for all the community support!!
FARMINGTON, MAINE— Western Maine Audubon invites the general public to a free talk titled, “Maine Lichens,” which will be presented live via Zoom by Dr. Ron Butler. The Zoom talk will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9th at Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, UMF—173 High Street, Farmington. There will be no ability to access this talk at the time of presentation except at the auditorium. Recordings of the talk will be available at https://western.maineaudubon.org/videos/ 2-3 weeks after the event. This presentation will provide a general overview of the evolution, morphology, and physiology of lichens. The ecological role of lichens
An event honoring all Veterans will be held in Readfield on Friday, Nov. 11th planned by members of Readfield’s Historical Society, Select Board, United Methodist Church and the 3rd Maine Infantry Civil War re-enactors. All are welcome to join in for this special remembrance and honoring of those who have served or currently serve in the U.S. Armed Services. Participants should gather at the Readfield Corner Cemetery, Church Road by 10 a.m. for a special remembrance of some Veterans whose memorials and graves are there. From the cemetery the 3rd Maine will lead the way to Asa Gile Hall, 8 Old Kents Hill Road,
Trinity United Methodist Church is having a “Baked Bean Buffet Supper” on Sat., NOV. 12TH, in our Fellowship Hall. The meal will be served from 4:30-6:00 pm. The buffet will include; baked beans, red hot dogs, cold slaw, homemade cheddar mac n’ cheese, shepherd’s pie, homemade biscuit, and gingerbread with whipped creme. The meal costs $9.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 12 and under, children under 4 years of age eat free! You can call 207-778-3921 with any questions, just leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can. Take-out is available also. Proceeds are
Gospel Light Baptist Church at 268 Barker Road in New Vineyard is holding a Home Town Heroes Day on Sunday November 13th at 11:00 am. We will be honoring local Police, Fire Fighters, Sheriff's Department, State Troopers, Veterans and other Hometown Heroes within the local communities.
The Chesterville Center Union Meeting House welcomes anyone who may have attended a one-room school house or knows someone who did to come share their stories in a casual gathering. Share your experience or just listen. Event is collaboration between Chesterville Heritage Society and the Meeting House and is free and open to the public. The Chesterville Center Union Meeting House is a non-profit community resource located at 3 Borough Road, Chesterville. For more information visit www.chestervillemeetinghouse.org or contact Greg at 897-4907.
In this interactive 1-hour virtual workshop, social media consultant Katie Kelley will explain the ins and outs of Instagram and how to best utilize its features to engage with your audience and build a following that consistently shows up to support your business. We will discuss Instagram reel creation, using stories to learn more about your audience and what type of content to post to ensure your followers keep showing up for more.
The Dr. Shaw Memorial Library and Vienna Historical Society are co-sponsoring an author talk with local historian Dale Potter-Clark on Wednesday, November 16 at 6PM at the library, 344 Pond Rd., Mt. Vernon. Potter-Clark will discuss her new historical novel about the Underground Railroad, Escape from Bunker Hill, the story of a Maine couple who move to Florida to help slaves escape north. The book also follows 4 escapees as they head North and make their way through Maine.
Join the Wilton CareerCenter November 17th at the Farmington Community Center For this opportunity to meet face to face with employers looking to hire you! Noon – 2:00 PM Franklin County – Farmington Community Center, 127 Middle Street, Farmington, ME 04938 Need to revamp or create a resume? Come see us at the Wilton Office Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8am to 5pm , 865 U.S. Rte 2, Wilton, ME 04294
Craft vendors and bakers will ring in the holiday season at Smith Hall in New Vineyard. All sorts of unique items will be available for great prices and for a great cause.
The Trinity Women of Faith will be having our regular holiday fair as well as the traditional “Hot Turkey Luncheon” On Sat., Nov. 19th, . The luncheon will go from 11:30-1:00 pm. The theme this year is “The Spirit of Christmas”. The holiday fair will start at 9:00 am and will end at 2:00 pm. There will be wonderful crafts, mittens, scarfs, quilted items, cross-stitch, pottery, hand painted items, candies and cookies and whatever you like from the “gently used” table. Please join us for our annual fall fair to help us raise funds for our mission projects for 2023.
The Farmington Historical Society is pleased to announce that they will be holding their annual Thanksgiving pie Sale again this year. The bakers of the FHS will don their aprons and start their ovens for this fundraiser held at the North Church 118 High Street in Farmington. The Sale will be Wednesday Nov. 23, starting at 9a.m. until sold out. The homemade pies sell for only $15.00, and there is a nice variety to choose from. Pick up your pie and have dessert ready for your family get-together. Enter through the back door of the church and walk out with a delicious,
Looking for a special gift for the holidays? Interested in supporting small businesses? Come visit the Annual Mount Vernon Holiday Craft Fair and peruse the wares of over 30 area artisans. Vendors will be set up in the Community Center (2 Main St) and the Masonic Hall (353 Pond Rd) in the center of Mount Vernon. Join us from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, Nov. 26th. Food will be available for purchase, coffee and muffins in the morning and soup at noon.
The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will be meeting on Monday, November 28th, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chesterville Town Office to plan the annual Town Christmas Party for the children. It will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 2:00-4:00. This free event is sponsored by the NCEH. More information will be coming after the meeting. All meetings are free and the public is cordially invited to attend. FMI 778-3156.
Join us Dec 5th from 3 - 7pm RSU 73 Adult Education, 9 Cedar St Livermore Falls Meet face to face with business and find your next career path. Healthcare, wood industry, hospitality, on the job training, local resources and more! Multiple Business' looking to hire you, our last event was a huge success so don't miss this one! For more info follow us on Facebook or visit us at www.mainecareercenter.gov
Increase your website's visibility by implementing and improving SEO. In this 1-hour workshop, WBC Web Design and Marketing Consultant, Mercedes Arnold, will review: What is SEO How SEO works (Hint: It’s not just keywords!) How to set up SEO so you’re able to drive high numbers of relevant traffic to your website without paying for ads. Register today to receive a Zoom link to join!
What business structure is best for your venture? How do you legally set up your small business as a specific entity? In this 1-hour webinar, WBC Business Advisor, Grace Mo-Phillips will review the differences between Sole Proprietor and Limited Liability Company (LLC) business structures. Grace will demonstrate: What the benefits are to Sole Prop vs LLC What you need to have to formally set up your business structure How to legally formalize your business Come with questions!
With all the social media platforms that exist, it can be quite overwhelming to understand where and when to market your business. WBC Social Media Consultant, Katie Kelley, will do a deep dive into understanding the tips and tricks to establish an effective content calendar for your business. Planning ahead takes the guesswork out of your marketing plan and allows you to effectively reach your customers in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Register Today!
With so many digital tools available, it can be hard to know what software or platform will actually help you stay organized, save time, and run your business efficiently. In this 1-hour workshop, WBC Web Design and Marketing Consultant, Mercedes Arnold will share an overview on popular digital tools that are out there to help you get and stay organized in your business. The resources shared in this workshop will help you find the right platforms for your business operations and help you feel confident implementing these tools in your day-to-day so you can work smarter, not harder. Register Today!
Jay VFW Takeout Menu for December
Below is the takeout menu for the Jay VFW Post for the month of December. December 2, Chicken Pot Pie, pickled beets and brownies with strawberries and cream for dessert. $12 December 9, Chili, cornbread and Graham cracker cake. $12 December 16, Ham w/pineapple sauce, roasted potatoes, green beans and pina colada fluff for dessert. $13
Franklin County has a rich tradition of talented musicians drawing from many styles of music from Country, Folk, Americana, Celtic to Contemporary. St. Joseph’s Parish is hosting, together with endorsement from community partners, a monthly open mic night usually on the last Thursday of every month. We wish to provide a venue that continues to celebrate and foster the musical talent within Franklin County. Professionals and newcomers are all welcome to listen, perform and collaborate. Bring your friends and family for an audience! “Live at St. Joe’s!” will continue on December 1st at the St. Joseph Center located at 130 Quebec
Chester Greenwood Day
This year marks the 46th Celebration of Chester Greenwood Day in downtown Farmington. On Saturday, December 3rd the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce presents the celebration of the Farmington native and earmuff inventor, Chester Greenwood. "Winter Wonderland” is the theme for this year’s Parade! Partake in our Gingerbread House Contest, Taste of Farmington, historical open houses, craft fairs, polar bear dip, and more! For a complete schedule of events, visit our website at www.franklincountymaine.org or call 207.778.4215 for more information
A tradition on Chester Greenwood Day, the Rotary Festival of Trees features decorated trees and wreaths, music, raffles, hot chocolate and goodies. Trees and wreaths are auctioned off at 6 pm and benefit local and international causes.
Make the Nutcracker part of your holiday tradition right here in Farmington as Thomas Performing Arts takes you on a journey as Clara befriends a nutcracker who comes to life on Christmas Eve. This is our studio’s take on the acclaimed holiday show with a cast of angels, soldiers, a Snow Queen, and of course, the notorious Rat King! This is the holiday event of the season and must see for the whole family! The cast is a diverse group of local talent with students from the Franklin County area. There will be two opportunities to see The Nutcracker at