May 22, 2018
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Camera club to feature talk, workshop by award winning photographer
Award winning photographer, teacher and author David Middleton, based in Vermont, will speak at the meeting of the Eastern Maine Camera Club at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building, 647 Main St. Middleton, a professional photographer for 30 years who has taught more than 200 photography workshops, is a contributing editor for Outdoor Photography Magazine. His talk, “The Lobstering Life,” is based on his book of the same title. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Middleton will give a workshop 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Dysart’s, 1110 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Griffin Road). The theme will be “Taking Your Photography to the Next Level.” In the afternoon, he will critique images. Participants may email 2 JPEG images to
The cost of the workshop $40 and lunch will be catered by Dysarts for an additional $10. The workshop is open to the public.

New date for Red Ribbon Ball
The Red Ribbon Ball has been rescheduled to 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 2, at the Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road. Tickets are $25, $40 couple and available by calling 990-3626 or at Proceeds will benefit Eastern Maine AIDS Network.

Club donates funds to Big Brothers, Big Sisters program
The Patawa Club held its fifth annual A Night Out with Patawa in November at Anthony John’s Salon and Day Spa in Bangor. Proceeds from the event, which totaled $1,033.50,  were donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine which provides youth mentoring services for children facing adversity in Penobscot County. Club members Lindsey McMorrow, Sarah Quirk and Caitlin Sullivan presented the check, and Matt Donahue, Katie Freeman and Alex Gaeth of  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine accepted the check in a presentation ceremony.

School open house
Bangor Christian Schools will be hold an Open House for students entering grades six through 12 for the 2013-14 school year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. The day will start with morning chapel service and students will rotate through sessions that will acquaint them with the programs offered at the school. Headmaster Jim Frost and Principal Martha Boone will host a reception at the end of the day for all visiting students and parents.
Parents may stay for all or part of the day. Each prospective student who attends the Open House will receive a 10 percent tuition discount for the 2013-14 school year and will entered into
a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. Families may register in advance by calling Martha Boone
at 947-7356, ext. 4, or emailing

New flight director
Challenger Executive Director Susan Jonason announced that Kirsten Lundstrom Hibbard has joined the staff of the Challenger Learning Center of Maine as a member of the flight director team.
For information, call 990-2900 or visit

Photography show to benefit Community Recovery Center
Bill Lagerstrom of Hampden, a former professional photographer from New York City who has since retired, will be open the exhibit, “The Tree, A Mystical Year: A Year in the Life of an
Oak Tree,” at the Bangor Area Recovery Network Center, 142 Center St. The show will open at 1 -3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and run through to March 31. Proceeds will benefit the BARN’s community recovery center at that address.
The show will be open 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:30 -5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, email Lagerstrom at or  call 862-5448.

Kiwanis club donates to Sarah’s House
Peter Bosse, immediate past president of the Orono-Old Town Kiwanis, presented a check for $2,562 to the Rotary Club of Old Town at the celebration of its 85th anniversary. Club member Ben Robinson and club president resident Robin Merchant accepted the check.
Robinson is the widower of Sarah Robinson, a former Old Town Rotarian. The Rotary Club of Old Town has been instrumental in the creation of Sarah’s House, a low-to-no-cost residence for those undergoing cancer treatment, the dream and legacy of Sarah Robinson.  For information, go to

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