Aimee Thibodeau

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Fall Holiday Craft Fair at Sunbury Village

By Aimee Thibodeau on Nov. 11, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St., Bangor, Maine For more information: (207) 262-9600; Fall holiday craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Quilts, figurines, jewels, gems, mittens, scarves, socks, sashes, handmade ornaments, candles, cheesecake in …

Don’t forget the reindeer!

By Aimee Thibodeau on Nov. 04, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
We always remember milk and cookies for Santa, but what about the reindeer? The team of four-legged, hoofed creatures who fly through the night, carrying a heavy sleigh, the Jolly Big Man, and piles of presents. We might think to leave them some carrots, but they deserve more. After all, …

Holiday Shipping 101

By Family Features on Nov. 04, 2014, at 10:11 a.m.
If one of your holiday tasks is shipping gifts to family and friends across the nation, knowing a few tips and tricks will ensure your packages get to them in time for the festivities. From shipping deadlines to packaging, there are many factors to consider when sending gifts, especially during …

Dunnett Appliance & Mattress

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 26, 2014, at 1:37 a.m.
“We recently launched a new product line – Serta Mattresses – and the BDN helped us to promote this very effectively, making our brand stand-out in the market. I’m confident that this had a significant impact on our bottom-line.” —  Jack Dunnett, Dunnett Appliance & Mattress The client: Dunnett Appliance & Mattress The …

Huckleberries Card & Gift

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 26, 2014, at 1:34 a.m.
“We’ve struggled to educate the public about what we have to offer – from organic dog treats to local foods to a huge card and gift selection – but the BDN came through with an ad campaign that said it all for us and drove in the foot traffic we …

Whited Ford

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 26, 2014, at 1:16 a.m.
“We could spend advertising dollars anywhere — and we’ve tried — but the BDN delivers results that have kept us in business for more than 25 years.” — Mark Campbell & Tony Gilberti, Whited Ford The client: Whited Ford, Bangor The challenge: Get more customers through the door & increase sales. The plan: …

The best spots to take in Maine’s fabulous fall foliage

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 25, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” [Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842] ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, “ The American Notebooks” There are few things more stunning in nature than perfect rays of sunshine beaming down through limbs decorated in red, orange and yellow …
From the community

Charlie Howard memorial event

By Aimee Thibodeau on June 27, 2014, at 1:31 p.m.
Sunday, July 13, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Unitarian-Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-947-7009; As it has each year since Howard’s death, the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Bangor will host an event in Howard’s memory near the anniversary of his death. …
1889: Bangor Street Railway begins trolley service

125 years of BDN news in photos

By Aimee Thibodeau on June 17, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
You read us in your kitchen, in the waiting room, in your office, perhaps even in the bathroom (and we’re OK with that). Over the years, the newspaper has changed sizes, and we now have multiple platforms — website, mobile, apps — for you to use, but we’re the same …
1905: Carrier boys line up in front of the original home of the BDN on 150 Exchange St.

125 years of BDN employees

By Aimee Thibodeau on June 13, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
We know a newspaper is much more than paper and ink. It’s stories reporting the latest news, photos and videos illustrating Maine life, and ads showcasing our state’s local businesses. None of these things would exist without a devoted staff working countless hours to bring you all aspects of your …

2014 Waterfront Concerts

on June 02, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
This summer, the Waterfront Concert Series is bringing an impressive repertoire of artists to Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor — everything from Willie Nelson to Arcade Fire to Steely Dan. Check out the presentation for the lineup, dates, and previews. Use the left and right arrow keys to navigate the …
Tim McGraw performs on the Bangor Waterfront on Saturday night as part of the Hollywood Slots Waterfront Concert Series on Sept. 4, 2010.

Country singer Tim McGraw talks music, family in anticipation of Bangor performance

By Aimee Thibodeau on May 22, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Country superstar Tim McGraw said Thursday that concertgoers should be ready for a lot of energy and a lot of fun at next week’s concert, set for May 29 at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor. “We’ll do some of the hits, of course, some of the things that everybody wants …
John Fogerty

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty coming to Bangor

By Aimee Thibodeau on April 11, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.
“Born on the Bayou” but coming to Bangor. Legendary folk rocker and “Father of the Flannel Shirt” John Fogerty has announced a concert stop at Cross Insurance Center on Aug. 2. The show coincides with the Bangor State Fair, which will be held July 25-Aug. 3. The …
Rickey Medlocke (left) and Gary Rossington, members of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, perform on the Bangor Waterfront in 2011.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company to play Bangor on July 10

By Aimee Thibodeau on April 07, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.
Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will return to the Bangor Waterfront on July 10, according to the band’s website. On Monday, the band announced 19 summer concert dates throughout the U.S. with English classic rockers Bad Company for the 40th Anniversary Tour. Skynyrd previously drew an estimated …
Michael Gelzinis puts the finishing touches on the diplay by the Newport-based Central Maine Stoneworks before the judging Thursday morning.  The BDN Maine Garden Show will open Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Get your backyard ready for family fun with the BDN Maine Garden Show

By Aimee Thibodeau on April 03, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.
Friday, April 4, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, April 5, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, April 6, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St, Bangor, Maine Winter’s icy grip is slowly letting go. Slightly warmer temperatures, growing patches of mud and blossoming …

Board: Massachusetts doctor cannot practice in Maine

By Aimee Thibodeau on March 13, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A doctor specializing in reproductive medicine is no longer allowed to practice in Maine after the state’s Board of Licensure in Medicine determined he presents “an imminent danger to his patients.” Roger I. Hardy has been licensed in Maine since 1998, and most recently practiced in Reading, …
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Mainers read fewer romance novels than the rest of the country

on Feb. 07, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
Are the men of Maine getting romance right? Scribd online digital library data revealed that residents of Maine read the fewest number of romance books. Should they turn to more steamy novels to warm up from the arctic chill, or are they starring in a real life romance every day? …

Maine native comedian, musician Abbott Vaughn Meader was made famous for JFK impersonations

By Aimee Thibodeau on Nov. 21, 2013, at 12:57 p.m.
Fifty years ago, the lives of a U.S. president and a rising young stage performer from Maine were deeply intertwined. Born in Waterville, Abbott Vaughn Meader was the Guinness World Record-holder for the fastest-selling album of all time. His album of John F. Kennedy satire, “The First Family,” amazingly sold …

Getting as much meat as possible from your Thanksgiving turkey

By MPN on Nov. 20, 2013, at 9:31 a.m.
A step-by-step approach to carving your Thanksgiving Turkey. This method will save you time, assure that you get as much meat as possible for your dinner and leftovers, and also make for an impressive presentation. 1. After letting the turkey rest for at least 30 minutes, start by carving the …
Good Birding
Surf scoters are among the birds you might see along Maine's coastline after the weather turns colder.

Colder weather shouldn’t deter birders

By Bob Duchesne. Special to the BDN on Sept. 03, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.
Birds go south in the winter. You’re south. Our summertime birds go to the tropics, but many of the arctic birds come here. By polar standards, we’re pretty toasty. For example, our ocean doesn’t freeze.   The arctic summer teems with life. Round-the-clock daylight lasts for only a few months. …
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