BDN seeks contributors for special publication

Posted May 03, 2009, at 10:11 p.m.

The Bangor Daily News, celebrating its 120th anniversary as a family-owned newspaper, is pleased to be able to join in celebrating the 175th anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Bangor by publishing a special section on June 26.

Local historian, author and former BDN staff member Richard Shaw is working with BDN special section writers, sports reporters and editorial staff on this publication, and the BDN is seeking your input as well.

Along with information provided by representatives of the city of Bangor and a variety of local groups, institutions and organizations, special sections writer Debra Bell reports a coloring contest, sponsored by participating McDonald’s Restaurants, will be offered for children 5-8 and 9-12 to color a picture of Paul Bunyan and have a chance to win a $50 McDonald’s gift certificate.

From the arts to sports, to how Bangor got its name, all aspects of this special celebration will be included, and your contributions, from information to photographs, can help make this undertaking even more meaningful.

Any individuals, representatives of local organizations or business owners who want more information about being part of this special section may call Paul Herrick at 990-8295 or e-mail pherrick@bangordaiynews.net.

Bell reminds readers your contributions will help ensure that this publication will be one “to delight all ages while also celebrating what has made this city so successful.”

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Charlene Holyoke invites the public to “bring a chair” and join members of the Bangor Garden Club when they meet at 6 p.m. tonight at Sprague’s Garden Center on Union Street in Bangor.

The program offers information about container planting, how to plant seeds and how to transplant seedlings, Holyoke said.

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Schenck High School of East Millinocket senior class secretary Ashley DeLoge e-mailed that a dessert auction and youth talent show is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the school’s auditorium. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students.

The event, which, according to the Schenck Web site, benefits Project Graduation, also features a “raffle, custom-made jewelry sales and other various fundraiser items,” DeLoge wrote.

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Rosscare of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems invites you to attend a presentation, “Staying Well While Caring for Aging Loved Ones,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Stockton Springs Community Church.

Rosscare nurse practitioner Amy Cotton, who has more than 20 years of senior care experience, will discuss what to do when issues relating to aging relatives and friends arise.

The program is free and open to everyone. More information is available by calling 877-880-7677.

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Folks at Dennysville’s Lincoln Library are proud to announce that thanks to the commitment of their newest volunteer, Washington Academy of East Machias junior Robert Harvey, the library can reinstitute its Wednesday hours and will be open 4-7 p.m. beginning May 6.

Regular library hours are 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

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The Pen Bay Urology Prostate Education Series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Rockport Public Library with Dr. Martyn Vickers discussing “Cryoablation for Malignancy: How Cryosurgery Works.”

The series, covering prostate health, screening and cancer treatment, is open to the public. More information is available by calling 593-5400 or visit pbmc.org/urology.

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Plans are under way for the Bangor High School Class of 1979 30th class reunion July 25 at the Sea Dog Restaurant in Bangor.

The committee reports it has been unable to locate many classmates, and “if you have not received your invitation, or would like a list of the missing classmates” in the event “you may know any of their addresses,” call Jeannette Turner, 990-5801, or Donna Ingraham, 942-0524.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; javerill@bangordailynews.net; 990-8288.

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