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Posted July 24, 2013, at 9:01 a.m.

60th anniversary of ending of Korean War

BANGOR — A ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending the Korean War will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the official State of Maine Korean War Memorial at Mount Hope Cemetery. A dedication of a new bench in memory of longtime Treasurer Larry Stanchfield will be given. Korean Consul General and a representative from the Maine Military Bureau are expected to attend. The Marine Corps League of Bangor will present colors. Also participating will be Hal Wheeler, chaplain; Richard Bowen of Anah Temple, piper; and Don Baker, soloist.

 

Bangor Dog Park fundraiser

BANGOR — Dog Lovers in the Bangor area will raise money for Phase II of the Bangor Dog Park 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Dog Park site, Essex Woods, Watchmaker Street.  The Bangor Dog Days fundraiser that will feature vendors, a barbecue sponsored by Bugaboo Creek, games and other pet-friendly activities. Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause truck also will be on hand. In addition to all the other fun, a Bangor Dog Park sWag will take place.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bangor Dog Park Phase II.  Additional donations will be accepted.

Vendors who would like to participate are needed. The cost is a donation of $50 for table space. For information, email bangordogpark@gmail.com.

The Bangor Dog Park volunteer committee meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bangor Parks and Rec recreation building, Main Street, in Bangor.

 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award winner

BANGOR — Katarina Pinet of Bangor is the recipient of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, an internationally recognized, self-development program available to all young people worldwide equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities, and the world. The award bestowed by Great Britain’s Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, began in 1956. Winners must demonstrate activities in community service, special skills, physical fitness and adventurous journey.

Pinet received the bronze medal at the annual Miss Maine Scholarship Competition on June 21 at the Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School. Other winners also receiving bronze medals were Katie Elliott of Scarborough and Emily Baker of Topsham.

 

Brewer High School class reunion

BANGOR — The Brewer High School class of 1968 will hold its 45th class reunion 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor. To register for the event, go to brewerhighschool1968.com. For information, call Gail Metcalf Hipsky at 735-3438.

 

New board members

BANGOR — The board of directors of Hammond Street Senior Center has appointed two new members to its board. They are Kelli Daunais, administrator, Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care and Vicki Rusbult, director, Center for Community Capital at Eastern Maine Development Corporation in Bangor.

For information, call the Senior Center call 262-5532, email info@hammondstreet.org, or visit hammondstreet.org.

 

Vendors wanted for town event

NEWBURGH — The organizers of Newburgh Days, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, is seeking Newburgh crafters, businesses and entertainers to take part in the event. There is no charge for vendor space. Volunteers also are needed. Call the Town Office at 234-4151 for information.

 

Backpack Drive

BANGOR — Penquis, Blueberry Broadcasting stations Kiss 94.5, The Bear and WTOS, participating Dunkin Donuts have joined efforts to launch the Tools for School Backpack Drive. The goal of the Tools for School Drive is to raise 1,000 backpacks to ensure that all students K-12 in the Penquis’ service area have a backpack for the upcoming school year.

Individuals or businesses may donate at penquis.org, contribute through one of the “Tools for School” donation boxes located at participating Dunkin Donuts or drop off a donation at the Penquis office, 262 Harlow St., or at Blueberry Broadcasting. Both monetary donations and gifts of backpacks will be accepted. Larger backpacks are especially needed for seven- through 12th-grade students to accommodate.  Many female students may prefer to carry a tote bag instead of a backpack and those are welcomed donations too.

Families in need of a backpack for their children may register at penquis.org by selecting the Register Here for Back to School Supplies button. Registrations will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 9. Families that do not have the ability to register online may call Penquis at 973-3500 or 800-215-4942 to be registered.

For information contact Renae Muscatell, community relations manager at Penquis, at 973-3558 or rmuscatell@penquis.org

 

iCook project

BANGOR — Researchers at the University of Maine are offering 9- and 10-year-old children and the adult in their household, who is the main preparer of food, the opportunity to participate in the iCook project. Enrollment has begun for the two-year study about how families who cook, eat and are physically active together can contribute to healthy weights. Children will have height, weight, waist, and blood pressure measured and answer a survey four times over the next two years. Half of the children and adults will be offered a series of classes during the fall. Locations for the project will be in the Ellsworth and Bangor areas. For information, call 581-3315.

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