Archive for May, 2011


Talented birders ‘see’ with their ears

By Judy Kellogg Markowsky on May 31, 2011, at 11:52 p.m.
Steve Coleman and Khem Millay are great birders. They are both visually impaired, and they know their bird songs well. Steve was the leader of a recent bird walk at Fields Pond Audubon Center, and Khem helped. I went with them, along with many other bird-watchers. We had a good …

Keeping info about medications private the safest thing

By Carol Higgins Taylor on May 31, 2011, at 11:47 p.m.
About a month ago, the nation participated in a drug take-back day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This is something that the Penobscot County Triad does regularly with its drug drop-off box, most recently at the fifth annual Senior Expo. Stationed at the Senior Expo, Chief Deputy Troy Morton …

Bangor area community news

on May 31, 2011, at 11:45 p.m.
Blue Hill Horsepower Farm tour Horsepower Farm, a working three-generation farm with a fourth coming along, will hold a farm tour at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, rain or shine. The free tour is sponsored by Local Stock Food Co-op, Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Halcyon Grange of …

Weekly calendar items for June 2

on May 31, 2011, at 11:40 p.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE THE THURSDAY BEFORE PUBLICATION. Email: Mail The Weekly Calendar, PO Box 1329, Bangor 04402. Art BANGOR — “Shadow Play: Works by Brian Shure” landscapes and cityscapes; “Implements: Recent …

White Sox continue winning ways at Fenway Park

By JIMMY GOLEN, The Associated Press on May 31, 2011, at 11:39 p.m.
BOSTON — Alfredo Aceves lost his winning streak and very likely his spot in Boston’s rotation all in one terrible night. Aceves gave up eight runs in five-plus innings and lost for the first time in more than two years as the Red Sox dropped their third straight, 10-7 to …

Yesterday: As reported in the Bangor Daily News

on May 31, 2011, at 11:36 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — June 2, 2001 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — The joke going around Beth Israel is that Cantor Deborah Marlowe will change her surname to “Rabbi” to match the synagogue’s new spiritual leader’s — they would then be “Cantor Rabbi” and “Rabbi …

Birth announcements from Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, May 21-24

on May 31, 2011, at 11:31 p.m.
Penobscot Valley Hospital, Lincoln To Jeffri-Lynn Whiting and Kevin Rich of Lincoln, a daughter, Paetyn-Lei Rae Rich, May 21, 2011. To Desiree Chenette of Howland, a daughter, Whitney Shantel Chenette, May 24, 2011. Story continues below advertisement.
Dacie Manion, 2011 Old Town High School valedictorian

Old Town High announces honor parts

on May 31, 2011, at 11:28 p.m.
OLD TOWN — Old Town High School has announced honor parts for the Class of 2011. Graduation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, in the MacKenzie Gymnasium at Old Town High School. Dacie Manion, daughter of William and Lynne Manion, has been named valedictorian for her class. She …
Alexandra Lynds, 2011 Hermon High School valedictorian

Hermon High honor parts announced

on May 31, 2011, at 11:24 p.m.
HERMON — Principal Brian M. Walsh of Hermon High School has announced the honor parts for the graduating Class of 2011. Commencement ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Bangor Auditorium. Alexandra Jordan Lynds, daughter of Wendy and Kevin Lynds of Hermon, has been named valedictorian …
Spaghetti with arugula and garlic breadcrumbs.

Lofty locales for lowly bread crumbs

By By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times on May 31, 2011, at 11:18 p.m.
I’ve just discovered the magic of fresh bread crumbs. You might say it’s about time, after 30 years of cooking. But I would remind you that I said the “magic” of fresh bread crumbs, not the “utility.” Everyone knows about using bread crumbs for coating a schnitzel or any other …

Caribou Farmers Market opens June 15

on May 31, 2011, at 11:05 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine – The Caribou Farmers Market opening day will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at 15 Bennett Drive in Caribou. The market will meet every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, and to learn …

Stocks end a down month on an up note

By DAVID K. RANDALL, The Associated Press on May 31, 2011, at 11:02 p.m.
NEW YORK — That screeching sound you heard in May? That was the stock market. While the month ended with four days of gains in most of the indexes, concerns that high gas prices, tornadoes and flooding in the South, the post-natural disaster slowdown in Japan and a growing debt …

Conference to focus on downtown revitalization, historic preservation

on May 31, 2011, at 11:01 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Development Foundation’s Downtown Center and Maine Preservation will join forces again this year to present a two-day conference showcasing the economic and community values of downtown revitalization and historic preservation. The first day, “Building Room In A Recession,” will be held from 8 a.m. to …

HS baseball, softball roundup

on May 31, 2011, at 10:58 p.m.
NEWCASTLE — Brandon Reilly pitched a complete game, allowing one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts to lead the Lincoln Academy Eagles to a pointworthy 3-1 victory over the Rockland Tigers in high school baseball action Tuesday. Reilly helped his own cause with a home run and a single …

Cities that weathered housing bust now suffering

By ALEX VEIGA, The Associated Press on May 31, 2011, at 10:57 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Even cities that weathered the housing market crash with relatively little damage are suffering now. Severe price declines have spread to Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Cleveland, which had mostly withstood the bust in housing since 2006. The damage has now gone well beyond cities hit hardest by unemployment …

Obama selects businessman for Commerce Department post

By JULIE PACE, The Associated Press on May 31, 2011, at 10:57 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Seeking to boost exports and accelerate the growth of the U.S. alternative energy industry, President Barack Obama is bringing in business executive and environmentalist John Bryson to lead the Commerce Department. But Bryson’s nomination was already in peril Tuesday, as Republican lawmakers renewed their threats to block any …

SAT, PSAT prep course begins July 6 in Bangor

on May 31, 2011, at 10:55 p.m.
Maine Prep’s eight-session, 16-hour SAT prep course begins July 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Aug. 24, at the O’Donnell Commons on the Husson University campus, 1 College Circle in Bangor. The classes, designed to teach students strategies to use in the math, writing and reading sections …

Streisand OK with California selling donated estate

The Associated Press on May 31, 2011, at 10:53 p.m.
Barbra Streisand says she understands that California might have to sell her donated 22.5-acre Malibu ranch to help balance the state budget but she hopes the buyer will preserve its “special habitat.” Ramirez Canyon Park, which the singer donated in 1993, is on the list of state-owned properties that Gov. …

Steve Jobs to deliver Apple keynote next week

By PETER SVENSSON, The Associated Press on May 31, 2011, at 10:50 p.m.
NEW YORK — Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs will take a break from medical leave to deliver the keynote speech at next week’s Apple conference, the company said Tuesday. The keynote will feature a new “iCloud” service, the company said. It didn’t explain what the service will do, but Apple …

Bus company in Va. fatal crash had fatigue violations

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, The Associated Press on May 31, 2011, at 10:49 p.m.
BOWLING GREEN, Va. — A bus operated by a discount company with a particularly poor record of fatigued driving overturned on a Virginia highway before dawn Tuesday, killing four people and injuring more than 50 others. The driver was charged with reckless driving, and police said fatigue was a factor. …