Public to vote on best holiday window in Bangor

By Joni Averill,
Posted Dec. 10, 2009, at 6:22 p.m.

Bangor Center Corp. wants the public to vote for the People’s Choice awards for its second annual Storefront Decoration Contest, with the winning window being announced Monday, Dec. 14.

Participating businesses are Anne Marie’s Kitchen, 64 Main St.; Bella Luna, 48 Main St.; Briar Patch, 27 Central St.; Charles Inn, 20 Broad St.; Edge Video, 32 Main St. and Epic Sports, 6 Central St..

Also in the contest area Giacomo’s, 1 Central St.; Kishintaikan Dojo, 88 Central St.; Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., Metropolitan Soul, 25 Hammond St.; Paddy Murphy’s, 26 Main St. and Rebecca’s, 43 Main St.

The business owners are competing for $1,000 “toward their advertising budget while bringing the holiday spirit to downtown Bangor,” wrote Shirar Patterson of BCC.

Judges are BCC president Brian Ames, Kara Matuszewski of WLBZ2, small-business expert Deb Neuman, Emma Pope-Welch of United Way of Eastern Maine and Bangor City Council Chair Richard Stone.

Members of the public can vote for their favorite window at www.downtownbangor.com by completing an online ballot.

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Peter Caristi reports the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 154 of Bangor, will hold a Charity Bowling Tournament beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor.

Caristi explained that registered teams, as well as male and female bowlers, will compete for first prizes in their respective categories, and that all proceeds from the tournament will benefit the 101st Maineiacs Charities.

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Woodlawn Museum will hold a Holiday Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays in December in the museum’s newly renovated sleigh barn.

The next farmers market is Sunday, Dec. 13, at Woodlawn on Route 172 in Ellsworth.

The market features five vendors offering a range of items from goat cheeses to soaps and pure milk along with handmade gifts.

For information, call the museum at 667-8671, e-mail events@woodlawnmuseum.org or visit www.woodlawnmuseum.org.

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Sue McKay reports the Bangor Band will perform a free holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Bangor Civic Center.

McKay invites you to “sit back, relax and take a break from the hectic pace of the holiday season” for an hour of enjoyment, and suggests you “bring along the children or the grandkids and have some fun.”

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Megan Sprague e-mailed that People’s United Methodist Church will hold a full-time, traveling family ministry known as Jeremiah 29:11 that will present a Christmas program, “The Star of Christmas,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the church in Baileyville.

The public is invited to attend.

There is no admission, Sprague said, but a love offering will be taken for those who want to help “support the ministry.”

The program features puppets and traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

Sprague believes you will enjoy this event she describes as “a wonderful way to celebrate this time of year.”

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Toni Mailloux reports First Baptist Church of Belfast Sunday school students will present their Christmas play at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in the church sanctuary, 95 High St.

After the presentation, Mailloux wrote, “sub sandwiches and homemade apple crisp will be served in the vestry.”

Everyone is welcome.

A donation jar will be available with proceeds benefiting “a Belfast family that is fighting a debilitating illness.”

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Alice Higgins wants to know whether you “need a stocking stuffer.”

If so, Higgins wrote, the Eddington Historical Society has its 2010 calendars available at the Eddington Town Office and the Eddington Store, or you can order one or more by calling 843-5542.

The calendars are $10, or $12 if you want them mailed to you.

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Judy Raymond, of Dover-Foxcroft, whose son, the late Maine State Trooper Jeffrey Parola, was killed in the line of duty in 1994, reminds readers Project Blue Light “burns bright in the hearts of the thousands of families who show their support for law enforcement” by displaying blue lights in their holiday decorations.

“With the four officers shot [recently] in Washington state,” Raymond wrote, “we wish that everyone” would participate in Project Blue Light this year.

She reminds us that members of law enforcement “work the streets 24 hours a day, every day of the year,” and encourages you to not only remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty but to show your support for those who continue to serve us so well.

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

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