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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Music Festival For State Coming To Houlton Maine!

Here's how much work is done behind the scenes with the Houlton Maine music program and help from the parent's group, the Music Boosters. Houlton is hosting the State Vocal Jazz festival on Saturday, April 4.
This is an open letter from music director Rebeccas DeWan

"This is an excellent opportunity for the Music Boosters to raise a lot of money to help high school students get to New York City and continue to support all the ways the boosters help the music department. We will needs LOTS of parent help to make this festival run smoothly. The boosters did an amazing job with All Aroostook - a great warm up for the much larger State Vocal Jazz. Below is a list of ways you can be involved and the contact person for that activity:

1. Selling concessions on Saturday OR baking items to be sold (bring to school Friday individually wrapped).
Contact Peggy McGary ( and Janice Good (

2. Selling t-shirts/tickets/flowers/candygrams on Saturday. Denise Hannigan is assembling the flowers (which sold really well at All Aroostook!). We need someone to spearhead the candygrams - purchase items that can be wrapped together (like lollipops), tied with ribbon, etc.
Contact Iliana Moreno (

3. Set Up and Tear Down performance and rehearsal areas Friday afternoon and Saturday night.
Contact Mary Beth DiMarco (

4. Everything else! We need adults to work at the registration table, tally and print awards, time performances, be judges' attendants, make food for the judges' room, attend doors to performance areas.
Contact Michelle Daigle ( and Mary Jane Cleary (

A big thank you to the parents listed above for organizing different aspects of the festival! As soon as we know the schedule for the HS Show Choir and JH Show Choir (Cast of Everything's Groovy) to compete, we will post times on our website, in case you are interested in seeing it.

Rebecca DeWan
5-12 Vocal Music, MSAD #29
7 Bird St, Houlton, ME 04730
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers
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Houlton Maine..What Does The US Census Say About It?

Houlton Maine is the county seat for Aroostook County, largest of the state's 16 counties. It's zip code is 04730. The area code for all of Maine calls is 207.
The GPS Coordinates for the town are:
Latitude: 46.135091
Longitude: -67.910906
Elevation: 357
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Day Light Savings: Y
Other towns included in our zip code 04730
Current Population: 8,801
2000 Population: 10,585
Households per Zip Code: 5,065
Average House Value: $59,100
Avg. Income Per Household: $27,419
Persons Per Household: 2.41
White Population: 10,097
Black Population: 27
Hispanic Population: 48
Asian Population: 35
Indian Population: 334
Hawaiian Population: 6
Other Population: 10
Male Population: 5,067
Female Population: 5,518
Median Age: 39.80 years
Male Median Age: 38.40 years
Female Median Age: 41.20 years
# Residential Mailboxes : 3,652
# Business Mailboxes : 306
Total Delivery Receptacles : 5,066
Number of Businesses: 343
1st Quarter Payroll: $18,170,000
Annual Payroll: $74,881,000
# of Employees: 3,345
110th Congressional District: 02
110th Congressional Land Area: 27326.31 sq mi
Water Area: 1.42194 sq mi
Land Area: 211.78924 sq mi

* Core demographic data is based on information taken from the 2000 Census. Business data is from Business Census 2003 and CBSA data is from December 2006 Census CBSA data.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Claiming My Mooers Realty Blogger Blog On Technorati And Maine Adding Tags

You can blog, posting frequently and being quickly lost in the sea of the exponetially growing leaps and bounds number of other bloggers doing the same thing. But unless you enter your blog(s) in directories, optimize them for ease in search engine scans and updates of new, fresh material with pings, all becomes enemic and like fat free milk. Registering your blog or claiming it on Technorati is key too like I have done with other blogs. This post is to turn the switch, set the stage, plant the seed for this Mooers Realty Blogger Blog. This is code needing insertion to grab the attention of te spiders waiting at Technorati to discover and update new blogs in their inventory of recognized weblogs.Technorati Profile
In the meantime, please feel free to wander into this morning's other post playing on another channel we broadcast or blog from called MeInMaine blog.

Today's MeInMaine blog post outlines the need to use video, podcasts, vivid local home grown imagery to salt and pepper you blog entries which in this case are about Maine, it's people, it's beauty, it's property.

Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Excited About Living In And Providing Maine Property Information On Homes, Farms, Land, Waterfront And Business Real Estate For Sale.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Everyone's Happy...Helping Each Other Out.

Dear President Obama,

Thank you for helping my neighbors with their mortgage payments. You know, the ones who live down the street who in the good times refinanced their house several times and bought SUV's, ATV's, RV's, a pool, three HDTV's, an X-Box, two Wave Runners, new flooring for their home, an enlarged patio, and a Harley. Also, I was wondering, since I am paying my mortgage and theirs, could you arrange for me to borrow the Harley now and then?

Richard Ford,
Queen Creek , AZ

P.S. They also need help with their credit cards, when do you want me to start making those payments?

P.P.S. I almost forgot - they didn't file their income tax return this year. Should I go ahead and file for them or will you be appointing them to cabinet posts?

CC: 111th U. S. Congress
Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mother In Law Apartment Is Extra Option In Presque Isle Maine Home! #7740

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Neat To Hear About Iraq And A Different Perspective.

Am lucky to have a property listed for sale owned by an Iraqi who works for the US Government in Bagdad. He stopped in today and said the atmosphere is so much different and folks in his country are seeing less crime, and more improvements to their standard of living. Before under Sadam's regime there were 3 newpapers. Now there are a thousand. Before there was a state run channel and now there are 40 channels to hear the news.

The one problem that does persist though is greed from those in charge of public projects. Roads that should be rebuilt properly are not all being done so and the millions of dollars allocated are not going into the job. Redo's on roads and waste of money that should be going into schools, hospitals and other areas like public sewerage / sanitation are missing the mark. Plus the funds for the jobs was more plentiful from 140 dollar oil that is now 38 to 40 dollars.

One big improvement would be electrical advances. Currently without air conditioning, and 130 degree temperatures, folks are tired, hot, and more frustrated. He is hopeful electrical contractors update that area for the population and he believes then President George Bush made some tough but needed decisions during the deployment of troops. My job in selling Maine real estate helps bring me in touch with so many people from several far away areas. I learn alot in showing property and dealing with folks from out of the country.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Listing, Marketing, Selling Maine Real Estate

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring In Maine....A Season Of Rebirth, Sunshine, New Growth.

The clocks have sprung forward. Maine pot holes, frost heaves and dirty ice cone like old snow is starting to disappear with spring temperatures approaching. Glimpses of 44 degrees and strong rays yesterday make you think in a month, spring will start to show its return. I find myself itching to get the house power washed, the driveway swept and the winter tarnish removed from the grounds around the offic, farm, lake place. Working out doors, mowing lawns, getting windows cleaned, shampooing rugs...I am ready. Snowsledding, skiing, shoveling off roofs, walk ways and watching my son's team play hockey has been fun but this is one year where spring can not spring fast enough. The smell of the ground thawing, seeing buds on the trees and hearing the return of birds..including the retired snowbirds of Florida and the south. Are you ready for spring?
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - 4 Seasons Of Maine Real Estate For Sale

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Are You In Your Place In The Sun...Where You Should Be?

As a Maine real estate broker for three decades, I find a common theme when out showing property or talking to prospects. Many live in congested areas, are working too hard, too long hours and think something has to change. a simpler lifestyle, less materialism, more community voluteerism. Less people mean less problems. I like all that Maine does offer with the rock bound coast, the rolling fertile farm fields, the mountainous areas to hike. But even more important than the natural unspoiled beauty, I like what we don't have. Maine is the 4th lowest crime state. Maine is 11 people per square mile in Aroostook County where you don't lock doors and people are friendly, willing to help. And real estate prices are so much lower. If you are looking for a recreation piece of land to run away to or a full time retirement spot, get to Maine as quick as you can. Come for a day. Stay a lifetime. What you are missing is waiting in Maine.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Simpler Living, Affordable Attractive Real Estate For Sale