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Entertainer and juggler Zachary Field performed for children on Saturday as part of downtown Bangor's Winter Fest bash.

Downtown festival helps Bangor beat the winter blues

Downtown businesses and other establishments offered an array of opportunities to relieve cabin fever Saturday with its first — but likely not last — Winter Fest celebration.
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Why this Belfast teen learned the fine art of inseminating dairy cows

Karagen Stone, a three-sport athlete who doesn’t lack for confidence, said she’d like to tell other teenage girls that they shouldn’t limit their dreams based on what’s expected of them. “Girls can get dirty,” she said. “If there’s something you want to do, do it.”
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A dairy cow chews on grain in a barn at Keene Dairy Farm Belfast on Tuesday. Karagen Stone recently received a fairly unusual certification. Stone has her certification to artificially inseminate cows.
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Why this Belfast teen learned the fine art of inseminating dairy cows

Karagen Stone, a three-sport athlete who doesn’t lack for confidence, said she’d like to tell other teenage girls that they shouldn’t limit their dreams based on what’s expected of them. “Girls can get dirty,” she said. “If there’s something you want to do, do it.”

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