Aimee Thibodeau

Editor, The Weekly


Big Time Rush to visit Bangor Waterfront for August show

on Feb. 27, 2012, at 10:32 a.m.
The rush is on! Waterfront Concerts announced Monday morning that boy band Big Time Rush will headline a show Friday, Aug. 31, as part of their summer tour. Other performers will include Cody Simpson and Rachael Crow. Big Time Rush stars Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan, are …

Improved SAM News

By Aimee Thibodeau on Feb. 22, 2012, at 3:50 p.m.
By now you have figured out that the SAM News has changed, we hope you will agree for the better. The SAM News is the most important vehicle we use to communicate with our members on legislative and out-door issues effecting sportsmen. That will not change: Members will still be …
Keith Urban

Waterfront Concerts announces three big-name headliners for 2012 series

By Aimee Thibodeau on Jan. 19, 2012, at 7:18 p.m.
BANGOR | Country music fans have a lot to smile about with the announcement of three big-name acts set to headline the 2012 Waterfront Concert Series. Friday, July 6, will bring Rascal Flatts, along with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge. Grammy Award-winner Keith Urban is …

BDN Living editor gets skunked, as does newsroom by proxy

By Aimee Thibodeau on Jan. 11, 2012, at 12:56 p.m.
It’s a fact of life that some things just don’t smell very nice — rotting garbage, hockey bags, wet dogs — and yes, skunks. They’re a part of living in Maine, those pesky critters with a stripe down their back that can peel paint when they spray. In fact, I’ve …

Arts and Outdoors 11 in 2011 — Where are they now?

By Aimee Thibodeau on Dec. 29, 2011, at 6:19 p.m.
At the start of 2011, the BDN staff selected 11 people to watch in various categories of our coverage areas. It wasn’t an easy task, and while we hit some right on the nose, a few of our selections didn’t pull through the way we thought they would. The following …
A loon that was aggressively hunting crabs on the Kennebec River.

Kennebec River excursion leads to loon-y photos

By Aimee Thibodeau on Dec. 28, 2011, at 1:29 p.m.
Dave and Deb Small made their annual excursion to Bath and Kennebunkport last week with Deb’s sister and brother-in-law. Once again, the Kennebec River in Bath gave up a nice opportunity. As they approached the river, they noticed two seals making their way up river from under the bridge, most …

Local designer enters contest to design Red Carpet dress — help him win

on Nov. 18, 2011, at 1:58 p.m.

Ready, set, shop! Some tips to make your Black Friday less bleak

By Aimee Thibodeau on Nov. 16, 2011, at 3:47 p.m.
Holiday shopping season is upon us and for those who brave the crowds in an effort to get the best deals on Black Friday, here are a few tips to keep you shopping ‘til you drop. Plan ahead Not only is it important to have your shopping list, it’s also …

Judge blocks graphic images on cigarette packages

By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press on Nov. 07, 2011, at 12:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A judge on Monday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images on their cigarette packages to show the dangers of smoking.   U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled that it’s likely the cigarette makers will succeed in a …

How to avoid on-the-job depression

By Alison Johnson, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) on Oct. 21, 2011, at 2:10 p.m.
Especially in a tough economy, “it’s unbelievable how many people struggle with trying to feel happy at work,” says Ellen Golding, a psychologist based in Los Angeles. Her tips: Don’t isolate. Walk around and greet co-workers and attend staff lunches and office parties, even if you have to force yourself. …

Kick the habit: If caffeine owns you, it might be time to reassert yourself

By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune on Oct. 21, 2011, at 2:01 p.m.
For most people, a morning cup of java isn’t harmful. But if you rely on coffee to get you out of bed, to stave off mid-morning headaches and to avoid the 3 p.m. crash, you may be hooked on one of the most popular drugs in the world. Nearly 90 …

Fashion designers put their marques on bicycles

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times on Oct. 19, 2011, at 9:13 p.m.
Bicycles are going couture. Ralph Lauren, Missoni and Kate Spade, better known for fashionable clothing, are now taking up a new product line, designer bicycles — and they are selling fast. Three-speed bicycles with the trademark zig-zag and striped patterns of Italian fashion house Missoni nearly sold out the day …

Desktop dining done right

By By Laura Ali, on Oct. 19, 2011, at 9:53 a.m.
Work days are busy … so busy in fact that a recent survey conducted by the American Dietetic Association found that up to 75 percent of us eat at our desks at least 2-3 times a week. Eating at your desk may save time and help you get out of …

On the Water in Maine — Best of Summer 2011

on Oct. 18, 2011, at 9:43 a.m.
An amazing slide show of sea kayaking in Maine this summer from a BDN outdoor blogger.

Dangling a whoopie pie at the finish line: The MDI marathon

on Oct. 18, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.
New BDN outdoor blogger shares her recent marathon experience.

Vitamins increase risk of death in older women, study says

By Maura Lerner, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on Oct. 14, 2011, at 2:37 p.m.
As a nutritional scientist, Jaakko Mursu had his doubts that vitamin supplements make people healthier. But even Mursu, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, was surprised by the results of his latest study: that dietary supplements actually increased the risk of death for older women. The study, published Monday, …

‘The most common disease that nobody’s heard of’

By Angela Hill, Contra Costa Times on Oct. 14, 2011, at 2:27 p.m.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Sarah Schafer, a physician in Oakland, Calif., is a trim woman with robust color in her cheeks, bright blue eyes and a pleasant smile. She is the outward picture of health — an image that doesn’t begin to tell the inside story. Schafer, 54, feels bad. …

Prostate testing’s dark side: Men who were harmed

By Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press on Oct. 13, 2011, at 3:02 p.m.
Terry Dyroff’s PSA blood test led to a prostate biopsy that didn’t find cancer but gave him a life-threatening infection. In the emergency room several days later, “I didn’t sit, I just laid on the floor, I felt so bad,” said Dyroff, 65, a retired professor from Silver Spring, Md. …

Netflix gets streaming rights to CW’s old TV shows

By Michael Liedtke, Associated Press on Oct. 13, 2011, at 2:28 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix’s Internet video library is adding TV shows from the CW network in an effort to appeal to younger subscribers and help offset the upcoming loss of another contract that supplied customers with other popular entertainment options. Under a four-year licensing deal announced Thursday, Netflix will have …

Learn how to harvest and store onions through the winter

By University of Maine Cooperative Extension on Oct. 11, 2011, at 11:03 a.m.
Beautiful fall weather in Maine makes for easy harvesting of onions. But how best to store all those yellow and red globes to keep through the winter?
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