Ardeana Hamlin

The Weekly & Special Sections Writer

 

Library to host talk on history if downtown Orono

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 09, 2013, at 3:29 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Orono Public Library, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-866-5060 ORONO, Maine — The Orono Public Library will present the monthly program, Wednesday Wonders at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at at the library. Mary Anne Eason of the Orono Historical Society will …

Benefit dinner

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 09, 2013, at 3:24 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Katahdin Hall, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, Maine For more information: Tricia Peterson; 973-5274 BANGOR, Maine — Betsy Philbrick is currently undergoing cancer treatment and Eastern Maine CommunityCollege wants to show its support to her, her husband, Peter, and their two …

Angel investors ‘ambassador’ earns Chamber volunteerism award

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 06, 2013, at 3:02 p.m.
The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce will present its Volunteer of the Year Award to Dr. Frederick “Fritz” Oldenburg at its annual awards ceremony. Oldenburg, who retired two years ago after 33 years in doing acute pulmonary medical care in Bangor hospitals, said he was a little embarrassed to be …
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Quilted assemblages on view at Maine Fiberarts

on Dec. 06, 2013, at 2:41 p.m.
Christine Macchi, executive director of Maine Fiberarts in Topsham, provided the following information about a new show opening at the Maine Fiberarts Gallery: Bold and painterly quilted wall assemblages by artists Dr. Donald Talbot of Lisbon Falls and Beatrice Gilbert of North Yarmouth are on display through Tuesday, Dec. 31, …
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Basketmaker carries on the tradition

on Dec. 05, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.
The spirit of Penobscot basketmaking works through Pam Cunningham’s hands. It’s there when, sitting in the comfort of her kitchen in Hampden, she splits the brown ash into long strips, there when she uses handmade gauges to cut the strips into specific widths ranging from ⅟16- to 1-inch widths, and …
"Suns Triptych" by Beatrice Gilbert in foreground and "These Foolish Things" by Dr. Donald Talbot on the right are on view through Dec. 31 at Maine Fiberarts in Topsham.

Quilted assemblages on view at Maine Fiberarts Gallery

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 05, 2013, at 12:21 p.m.
Christine Macchi, executive director of Maine Fiberarts in Topsham, provided the following information about a new show opening at the Maine Fiberarts Gallery: Bold and painterly quilted wall assemblages by artists Dr. Donald Talbot of Lisbon Falls and Beatrice Gilbert of North Yarmouth are on display through Tuesday, Dec. 31, …

Art Factory: Free Family Fun Day

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 03, 2013, at 12:59 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor, Maine For more information: Eva Wagner; 207-561-3360 BANGOR, Maine — Art Factory: Free Family Fun Day will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the University of Maine Museum …

Duck Cove Group to meet

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 02, 2013, at 1:17 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: home of Joann Carlson, Bucksport, Maine BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Duck Cove Group of Maine Extension Homemakers Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the home of Joann Carlson. Bring nonperishable foods and mittens to donate to …
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Giving thanks includes nods for years of knitting

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 29, 2013, at 7:44 a.m.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. When my family gathered around the table, I was thankful for many things, including the people in my life — the ones with me on that day and the ones from years past who have gone on to another dimension. I also gave thanks for the …
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on Nov. 26, 2013, at 1:20 p.m.

Wreath making workshop

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 25, 2013, at 10:23 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Ecotat Gardens, 2699 Route 2, Hermon, Maine For more information: 207-848-5946 Hermon, Maine — A balsam fir wreath making workshop will be held 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 30, at Ecotat Gardens, 2699 Route 2, in Hermon. The cost is $20 …
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Penobscot basket maker Pam Cunningham of Hampden splits brown ash in her kitchen recently.

Basket-maker carries on the tradition

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 21, 2013, at 5:34 a.m.
The spirit of Penobscot basket making works through Pam Cunningham’s hands. It’s there when sitting in the comfort of her kitchen in Hampden, she splits the brown ash into long strips, uses handmade gauges to cut the strips into specific widths ranging from 1/16 to 1-inch widths, and tells stories …

Extension to host Maine Food Summit

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 19, 2013, at 2:28 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Registration is underway for the 2013 Maine Food Summit 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine. The event is sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The summit is an opportunity for food producers, business owners and anyone involved …
Photo courtesy of Lenard Kaye
Lenard Kaye is a professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine

Local expert on aging publishes health guide for men

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 19, 2013, at 2:03 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Lenard Kaye, a professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine, has just published a comprehensive guide for men who want to stay strong, healthy and active into old age,  “A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, …
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Newburgh woman sews ‘twirl factor’ into little girls’ dresses

on Nov. 19, 2013, at 11:11 a.m.
NEWBURGH, Maine — When Sue Hopkins of Newburgh retired last April from her job as secretary in the Hampden Academy guidance office, she had no problem figuring out what she wanted to do next. She wanted to sew. At her retirement party at the school, her colleagues, knowing of her …
Weekly Photo by Ardeana Hamlin
Teacher Sharon Rowley, owner of A to Z Learning Tree daycare center in Winterport, holds a sleeping child in her arms at the center. The child woke from his rest time, then fell asleep again in Rowley’s arms.

Teacher with master’s degree opens daycare center in Winterport

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 19, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff WINTERPORT, Maine — Sharon Rowley has found a way to combine her master’s degree in teaching with the duties of family life. She opened A to Z Learning Tree, a daycare business, on Aug. 26 at her home at 35 Rabbit Hill Road …

Charity Sportsman’s Supper and Auction set for Dec. 14

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 19, 2013, at 9:44 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 4 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Bangor Elks Lodge , Odlin Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-404-7492 BANGOR, MAINE — MAINEiacs Charities will hold its 52nd annual Charity Sportsman’s Supper  and Auction Saturday, Dec. 14, at Bangor Elks Lodge on Odlin Road. A social hour …
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Sue Hopkins of Newburgh, in the basement of her house where she does her sewing, shows two of the dresses she makes for little girls in sizes 2 to 5.

Newburgh woman sews ‘twirl factor’ into little girls’ dresses

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 14, 2013, at 12:36 p.m.
When Sue Hopkins of Newburgh retired last April from her job as secretary at the Hampden Academy guidance office, she had no problem figuring out what she wanted to do next. She wanted to sew. At her retirement party at the school, her colleagues, knowing her love of sewing, showered …
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There’s still time to stitch holiday gifts

on Nov. 13, 2013, at 9:44 a.m.
Here it is — the first day of November. Even though Halloween in barely over and Thanksgiving is on the horizon, there is still the time to get a grip on the things you want to knit, crochet and craft as holiday gifts. To aid that endeavor, here are four …
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Images on totebags take Hampden artist’s work everywhere

on Nov. 13, 2013, at 9:07 a.m.
Norm Stern, 89, of Hampden received from his wife, Marie, a gift on his 75th birthday that has never left him since. Her gift was 10 painting lessons from an artist in Baltimore, where they lived at the time. “I had never painted before, I never drew anything. I still …
 
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