Articles by Jeanne Luetjen



By Jeanne Luetjen on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Nate Hicks (left) of the Bangor High School ROTC distributes flags Wednesday afternoon on the gravestones of veterans around Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bangor. Raymond Willins (right), a World War II veteran and a member of American Legion Post 12 in Bangor, was the leader of Hicks’ group. American Legion Post 12, the Bangor High School ROTC, Bangor Boy Scout Troops 301 and 10, and community volunteers gathered at the cemetery for a brief ceremony and the placement of flags for Memorial Day.

Maine Frame: Remembrances from Maine Memorial Days

By Jeanne Luetjen on May 23, 2015, at 5:58 a.m.

K-Cups for the Keurig

By Jeanne Luetjen on May 20, 2015, at 10:18 a.m.
The Pie Moms of Rockland, seen here in this 2011 file photo.

The incredible women we call mom

By Jeanne Luetjen on May 09, 2015, at 6:21 a.m.
The 1947 Patten Academy boys basketball team was honored at a banquet hosted by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad at the Penobscot Hotel in Bangor after beating Boston Latin 35-32 at the Boston Garden in the New England Basketball Tournament. From left are Carroll Hatt, manager Jack Seely, Thurston Townsend, captain Lloyd Wilson, coach Willis Phair, Donna Phair, Harley Dow, Howard Cunningham, Hollis Bates, Gilman Rossignol and Kenneth McCourt. Team member Lynn Vickery did not return with the team.

Tourney time in Maine

By Jeanne Luetjen on Feb. 14, 2015, at 5:50 a.m.
The ice saw is dragged by people as they make the initial cuts on the ice at Cobb's Pierce Pond Camps during the 2013 ice harvest. The harvest was restarted by Gary Cobb in the mid-1970s as a novelty and to provide some additional refrigeration for food and drinks at the camp.

The ice harvest: A Maine tradition

By Jeanne Luetjen on Feb. 07, 2015, at 5:47 a.m.
Alicia Lofton (from left), 11, Jessie Lofton, 13, and Lily Cooper, 10, crest the hill of the tubing run at Hermon Mountain in February 2003.

Best way to curb cabin fever? Get outside and play

By Jeanne Luetjen on Jan. 17, 2015, at 5:52 a.m.
Bangor Daily News carriers deliver the newspaper by pony in this 1959 file photo.

Bangor Daily News carriers deliver to Maine customers throughout the years

By Jeanne Luetjen on Jan. 10, 2015, at 6:42 a.m.
Three sleepy puppies "in the sack" are being cared for in one of Santa's sub-precincts, awaiting Christmas day and a permanent home as a gift from Santa in this December 1956 file photo. They are part of a litter of five at the Bangor Humane Society's shelter on Howard Street. Ernest F. Crowell, humane society agent, said they are a mixture of spaniel, collie and shepherd. Also at the shelter and anxious to find an owner are two cute boxer pups.

Happy holidays: The spirit of Christmas past across Maine

By Jeanne Luetjen on Dec. 20, 2014, at 6:04 a.m.
Pausing between takes listening to children recite their Christmas lists, Santa Claus offers a wave inside his hut at the Aroostook Centre Mall.

‘Tis the season

By Jeanne Luetjen on Dec. 13, 2014, at 6:05 a.m.
It's (s)no fun when you push a toboggan through the fresh snow of the Penobscot Country Club as Jeanette Estey, left, could attest Jan. 16, 1960. Reaping the benefits of her efforts are, left to right, Frances and Thomas Sheehan and Carol Ewen. All are of Bangor.

Uphill, both ways: 20 photos of Maine blizzards of yesteryear

By Jeanne Luetjen on Dec. 06, 2014, at 5:54 a.m.
The nationally ranked 1970 Brewer Witches are considered one of the top teams in Maine high school football history. Ten veterans led the Witches to their second state title in three years: (front row from left) John Robichaud, Bobby VanPeursem, Bruce Whitten, Ralph Payne, Dana Goodard; (back, from left) Fred Olsen, Robin Holyoke, Donny McGlauflin, Dick Coffin and Steve Campbell.

Maine high school football championships through the years

By Jeanne Luetjen on Nov. 14, 2014, at 12:22 p.m.
Stephen King opens the new gates to his bat-guarded Victorian home in this November 1982 photograph.

Stephen King through the years

By Jeanne Luetjen on Nov. 10, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
From left to right, former Govs. John R. McKernan Jr. (1987-95); Angus King (1995-2003); Joseph E. Brennan (1979-87); and Gov. John Baldacci (2003-11) listen to former Gov. John H. Reed (1959-67) recall his time living in the Blaine House in this August 2008 file photo. The governors were gathered to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Blaine House in Augusta.

Maine governors through the years

By Jeanne Luetjen on Nov. 02, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
Loring AFB Visitors Center and gate

Remembering Loring Air Force Base 20 years after it closed

By Jeanne Luetjen on Oct. 18, 2014, at 5:43 a.m.
The 95er Restaurant

A look at iconic Bangor restaurants of the past

By Jeanne Luetjen on Oct. 11, 2014, at 7:34 a.m.
Bucksport's Champion paper mill is seen on Nov. 26, 1990.

A look back at closed paper mills in Maine

By Jeanne Luetjen on Oct. 04, 2014, at 6:10 a.m.
Picking potatoes, circa 1994

The potato harvest tradition in Maine

By Jeanne Luetjen on Sept. 27, 2014, at 7:16 a.m.
Wildlife biologist Lindsay Tudor extracts tooth from bull moose.

A look at Maine moose hunts over the years

By Jeanne Luetjen on Sept. 21, 2014, at 5:42 a.m.

Common Ground Country Fair from old to new

By Jeanne Luetjen on Sept. 20, 2014, at 5:41 a.m.