Ardeana Hamlin

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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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When needlework and food combine

on Oct. 24, 2013, at 3:11 p.m.
At this time of year the urge to start more needlework projects than I can possibly keep up with always coincides with the waning light. I think it has something to do with the instinct to den up for the winter. The advent of gift-giving season is on the horizon …
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When needlework and food combine

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 24, 2013, at 8:24 a.m.
At this time of year, the urge to start more needlework projects than I can possibly keep up with always coincides with the waning light. I think it has something to do with the instinct to den up for the winter. The advent of gift-giving season is on the horizon …
Nourish Salon and Spa in Veazie, owned and operated by Charlene Boggins, has as its focus the needs of those undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing hair loss. Boggins said the salon offers an empathetic and safe environment where clients can try on and purchase wigs or other head coverings to boost self-esteem while undergoing treatment.

Salon, spa eases cancer patients through hair loss

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 22, 2013, at 10:03 a.m.
 by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   VEAZIE — When Charlene Boggins opened Nourish Salon and Spa in March, she understood firsthand that women going through cancer treatment, which often includes hair loss, can have their sense self-esteem eroded. As a breast cancer survivor, she decided to focus her …
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Beer koozies and men can co-exist

on Oct. 18, 2013, at 3:10 p.m.
There is no doubt in my mind that real men do not use to beer can koozies, at least not in public. However, some men may in the privacy of their own man caves want to protect from can sweat certain of their prized possessions, such as the green felt …
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These crocheted (left) and knit can cozies, made with the cotton yarn the color of mud, are intended for use by men who care whether or not they leave water rings on furniture.

Beer koozies and men can coexist

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 17, 2013, at 12:19 p.m.
There is no doubt in my mind that real men do not use beer can koozies, at least not in public. However, some men may in the privacy of their own man caves want to protect their prized possessions from can sweat, such as the green felt surface of the …

Salvation Army Harvest Auction

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 17, 2013, at 8:24 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Jeff’s Catering, Littlefield Way, Brewer, Maine For more information: 941-2990 BREWER — The Salvation Army is gearing up for its Harvest Auction, an annual fundraising event to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct, 18, at Jeff’s Catering. Items ranging …

Benefit supper, auctions

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 14, 2013, at 2:55 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Holbrook School, 202 Kidder Hill, Holden, Maine HOLDEN, Maine  – The Holden Fire Auxiliary, other area fire department organizations and volunteers are raising funds for retired firefighter and EMT David Morrill and his family. A series of strokes has left …
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New books will appeal to knitters

on Oct. 14, 2013, at 2:39 p.m.
I  always am amazed how as summer wanes, the latest books on knitting accumulate like brightly colored leaves on my desk. I would love to take up an entire column to review each one, but it’s much more efficient to tell you about them in batches. Let me begin with The …

Benefit breakfast buffet to benefit Community Fuel Fund

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 14, 2013, at 1:14 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Franklin Street United Methodist Church,, 71 Franklin St. , Bucksport, Maine For more information: Church office, 469-3622 or Ed Petravicz , 469-9979 BUCKSPORT | The East Bucksport United Methodist Church and the Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin …

Old Town Elks Club benefit dance Oct. 19

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 11, 2013, at 8:29 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Old Town Elks club, Old Town, Maine OLD TOWN | A dance featuring The Allison Ames Band will be held 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Old Town Elks Club. The event will benefits the Travis Mills Project, …
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"Metropolitan knits" by Melissa Wehrle

New books will appeal to knitters

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 10, 2013, at 3:48 p.m.
I am always amazed how as summer wanes, the latest books on knitting accumulate like brightly colored leaves on my desk. I would love to take up an entire column to review each one, but it’s much more efficient to tell you about them in batches. Let me begin with …

Weekly calendar

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 10, 2013, at 8:43 a.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Photographers from Penobscot Valley Industries and Ralph …

Health news

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 10, 2013, at 8:35 a.m.
AUGUSTA — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reminds women that regular screening mammograms are critical in diagnosing and beginning treatment of the disease. Women age 50 to 74 should have a screening mammogram every two years, while women age 40 to …

Community Meal and Harvest Suppah

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 09, 2013, at 8:45 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Grace Church, 1404 Broadway, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-945-5577 ; gracechurchbangor.com BANGOR | Community Meal and Harvest Suppah will take place 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Grace Church Bangor, 1404 Broadway. For information, call 945-5577 or go to …

Holiday Marketplace Craft Fair

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 08, 2013, at 3:39 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Anah Shrine Center, 581 Main St., Bangor, Maine BANGOR | The Sunshine Club for Children will hold its annual Holiday Marketplace Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Anah Shrine Center, 581 Main St. The event …

Weekly calendar

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 07, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Children BANGOR: • Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St.,  10 …

Wyeth Family Studio Art Center dedicated at UMaine

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Oct. 07, 2013, at 10:36 a.m.
ORONO | The Wyeth Family Studio Art Center was dedicated on Sept. 29 at the University of Maine, honoring the legacy of the three generations of internationally recognized artists linked to the state’s visual arts tradition. David Michaelis, the author of two national bestsellers, including “N.C. Wyeth: A Biography,” …

Business news

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Oct. 07, 2013, at 10:34 a.m.
Elected to national board of directors BANGOR | Eastern Maine Development Corp. President Michael Aube was elected recently to the National Association of Development Organization board of directors during the group’s annual business meeting. Aube has been with EMDC since 2009 when he returned to lead the now 46-year-old …
BANGOR, MAINE - Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 - Sophia Morgan of Old Town smiles as Harlem Globetrotter Tammy "TNT" Brawner balances a rotating basketball on Morgan's right forefinger at the Cross Insurance Center. Morgan met four Globetrotters prior to Friday night's game after her parents won a contest sponsored by the Bangor Daily News.

DN contest introduces youngsters to the Harlem Globetrotters

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Oct. 07, 2013, at 10:31 a.m.
By Brian Swartz Weekly Staff Editor   BANGOR — Friday, Sept. 20, became a special day for four local children selected by a Bangor Daily News contest to meet several Harlem Globetrotters before that night’s game against the International Elites, played at the at the Cross Insurance Center. The contest …
 
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