BANGOR — The 51st annual Anah Circus will bring exciting bigtop entertainment to the Cross Insurance Center May 2-4 as the popular event shifts from the Bangor Auditorium to the Queen City’s entertainment hub. Ringmaster Charlie Van Buskirk will introduce to fans of all ages such acts… Read More
    ORONO — The unseen damage caused by winter can wreak havoc by spring. “When it finally starts to get warm, take a look at the damage around your property that could happen as a result of winter,” recommends Howard Whelden Sr., who owns One Stop Home Repair… Read More
    It’s time to reroof the house. Do you go with asphalt shingles, metal roofing, or something else? Asphalt Shingles For a balance of effectiveness, durability, and aesthetic appeal, asphalt shingles are an excellent choice. Gone are the days when they come only in black or… Read More
    There seems to be no end in sight for the natural landscaping trend, which has numerous benefits to homeowners, including less time and monetary investments. Natural landscaping is usually synonymous with sustainability because it incorporates the use of native plants that are indigenous to the geographic area being… Read More
    It’s time to start dreaming of a spring home makeover. Sources of design inspiration, like Pinterest, are plentiful and can help make your home decor and renovation projects easy and fun. In fact, now is the season to gather ideas and get started. Warm up to… Read More
    KITTERY — Some Bangor boys once spent a pleasant wartime summer guarding a fort on the Maine coast. Not many Mainers visit Fort McClary, an interesting state historic site located off Route 103 in Kittery Point. Built to protect Kittery and Portsmouth, N.H. against enemy warships, the… Read More
    Cold, wet weather can raise havoc on your skin causing red, rough hands with fingertips that are prone to painful splitting. For seniors, taking care of the hands is vital as the skin loses some of its integrity and becomes thin. Not to mention, hands are like calendars… Read More
    BANGOR — To ultimately enjoy less traffic congestion, drivers around Union Street will have to endure two years of more congestion. The Maine Department of Transportation plans to replace the Union Street Bridge overpass, beginning this spring and continuing through November 2016. The project is partly… Read More
    BANGOR — Betty McCarty of Glenburn is living the dream she had when was 18 years old. Three years ago, she opened Charlotte Lorraine, a consignment shop at 15 Perkins St., just off Hammond Street in Bangor. The shop is named after McCarty’s mother, Charlotte Lorraine Curtis. Read More
    EAST EDDINGTON – The East Eddington Grange was formed on March 9, 1889, at the East Eddington Public hall. Two organizations, the Farmers Club and Young Ladies Sociable’s, raised funds and began construction of the public hall 10 years before the Eddington Grange was formed. Eddington Grange… Read More
    BANGOR — When the doors open Friday on the 44th annual Bangor Home Show, visitors familiar with the show’s traditional layout will be pleasantly surprised when they enter the Cross Insurance Center. That’s because for the first time in 44 years, the Home Show is not taking… Read More
    While rural Maine offers fewer employment opportunities than it did during the heyday of forestry and manufacturing, people are still attracted to the quality of life. Those factors are contributing to a growing number of micro-businesses statewide as people create jobs for themselves. Savvy entrepreneurs are identifying… Read More
    Maine at War
    His horse responding quickly to tugged reins and applied spurs, a one-armed warrior from Stetson rode among his exhausted Maine men as they stumbled, bumbled, and grumbled across rural Virginia on Saturday, April 8, 1865. Less than a week earlier, Union assaults had broken the Confederate lines… Read More
    Author’s note: While I working on a recent story about a local no-kill animal shelter, some people told me that they disapproved of any shelter that ever euthanized animals calling itself “no-kill.” This story is to inform about what “no-kill shelter” means and where Maine is at with… Read More
    ORONO — In the five months since Black Bear Brewery introduced its expanded taproom at 19 Mill St., No. 4A, beer lovers have discovered that Voodoo Porter, Gearhead Ale, Tough End IPA, and Tree Hugger are great names for great beers. Owner and brewmaster Tim Gallon is… Read More