Ardeana Hamlin

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
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 …
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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 | 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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Artist Norm Stern of Hampden holds a totebag bearing an image of his original painting of a hibiscus. Stern's totebags will be available for purchase at the Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood annual Holiday Marketplace and Craft Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at 144 York St.

After painting lessons at 75, 89-year-old Hampden artist’s work of “rugged realism” now adorns tote bags

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 07, 2013, at 11:51 a.m.
Norm Stern, 89, of Hampden received from his wife, Marie, a gift on his 75th birthday that has never left him. 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 don’t …

English and science classes at Bangor, Brewer schools create original dance, drama

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 06, 2013, at 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 State St., Orono, Maine For more information: maineartsed.org ORONO | Four academic classes from Brewer High School and Bangor High School have been working on original dance and drama pieces for the past several …

Duck Cove group of MEHC

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 06, 2013, at 12:47 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Little Yellow Schoolhouse, Route 46, Bucksport, Maine BUCKSPORT | The Duck Cove group of MEHC will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the little yellow schoolhouse on Route 46. the program will be on Ireland. A sign …

Holiday breakfast at St. Patrick’s

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 04, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, corner of North Main and Holyoke streets, Brewer, Maine BREWER | A holiday breakfast prepared by Chef Mark will be served 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, corner of North Main …

Holden Veteran’s Day

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 04, 2013, at 2:14 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 2:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Veteran’s Memorial , Holden Town Office, Holden, Maine HOLDEN | The town of Holden Veteran’s Memorial Committee will host a Memorial Ceremony honoring veterans at 2:30 p.m. Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, at the Veteran’s Memorial adjacent to the Holden …

Bangor Nature Club

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 04, 2013, at 11:14 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St., Brewer BREWER —  Bangor Nature Club will meet at 1 p.m.  Wednesday, Nov. 13,  at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St. in Brewer. Guest speaker will be Christopher Glass, “Historic Maine Homes.” …
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Cover shot of "Knit Christmas Stockings" by Gwen W. Steege

There’s still time to stitch holidays gifts

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 01, 2013, at 5:56 a.m.
Here it is — the first day of November. Even though Halloween is barely over and Thanksgiving is on the horizon, there is still 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 books …
Sentimental Journey big band plays for a dance in the Bangor area.

Sentimental Journey breathes new life into Big Band Era

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Oct. 29, 2013, at 11:49 a.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff BANGOR |  When big band Sentimental Journey, settle into chairs behind music stands, its 18 members wearing blue sports jackets, white shirts and ties, they are the personification of big band music in the Bangor area. They bring to the present day …

Holiday House Tour and Festival of Trees to benefit Rockland library

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 29, 2013, at 11:05 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Rockland Public Library, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-0310 ROCKLAND | The Historic Inns of Rockland and Friends of Rockland Public Library will host the annual Holiday House Tour as part of Rockland’s Festival of Lights celebration 1-4 p.m. …
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Fourth annual Fiber Festival of New England to take place in West Springfield, Mass.

on Oct. 28, 2013, at 2:44 p.m.
Those will to go a few extra miles in pursuit of all this fiber may want to put the fourth annual Fiber Festival of New England in West Springfield, Mass., on the radar. Eastern States Exposition and the New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association will co-produce the event taking …
 
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