Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly

Fort Kent

 
Thanks to diet, exercise and cosmetic surgery to remove loose skin, David Mouland is leading a much healthier and active lifestyle.

How cosmetic surgery can be part of a healthy life for aging Mainers

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 27, 2016, at 12 p.m.
“It does not always have to do with looks. It has to do with functionality and having an improvement of functionality.”
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Musicians and carolers are still a big part of the holidays in Portland, Oregon.

Home for the holidays

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 22, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
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Limestone missile silo gets plenty of media attention, but no buyers

on Dec. 21, 2016, at 6:53 a.m.
“I’m really surprised,” Dave Prentiss said. “Not even the crazies have asked about it.”
MAINERS WE MET
Pointing out it needs work, Dave and Sue Prentiss say the old Nike missile silo on their Limestone property has great potential for everything from living space to an underground organic garden.

Limestone missile silo gets plenty of media attention, but no buyers

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 21, 2016, at 6:40 a.m.
“I’m really surprised,” Dave Prentiss said. “Not even the crazies have asked about it.”
Tucker, a 15-year-old beagle-Lab mix at Bangor Humane Society, is available for adoption. Tucker's adoption fee is $50.

Why adopting a senior animal might be right for you

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 17, 2016, at 10:38 a.m.
Maine’s aging population and the number of senior pets looking for a new home could be the perfect match.
With a proper fit and confidence, comes style, according to Meagan Anderson, designer with LL Bean. “It should not follow any rules based on age, but instead a person should look for high quality items that flatter their body image and makes them confident [because] you have to feel good to look good," says Anderson.

Maine designers talk the ridiculousness of fashion ‘rules’

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 14, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
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I regret waiting so long to get breast reduction surgery

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 08, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
Plastic surgery? That was something only Kardashians and over-the-hill starlets did, right?
Gail Hagelstein (right) and her daughter Jaime Hagelstein bungee jump during a trip last year in New Zealand. For the elder Hagelstein, age should never be a limit or obstacle when it comes to adventure.

Mainers prove you’re never too old for adventure

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 07, 2016, at 6:34 a.m.
“I’m not going to die peacefully, I want to go sliding into home base with a glass of wine in my hand. I mean, why not?”
Norma, 77 years old, makes her bed in what used to be a closet at the Maine Correctional Center where photographer Jessica Earnshaw spent several days shadowing Maine's oldest female inmate as part of the Aging in Prison photo documentary project.

New York photographer points lens at aging Maine inmates

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 05, 2016, at 8:43 a.m.
“Everybody I talked to was like anyone I would meet on the outside.”
Fresh brewed fancy Starbucks coffee is now available daily at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Bengal Lair

Get your coffee on at state’s northernmost Starbucks counter

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 29, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.

Depression does not have to be part of the ‘normal’ aging process

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 25, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
Depression is a real and often misdiagnosed condition among Maine’s aging population, according to those who work with the state’s elderly population.
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Who knew so much personality and joy could come in such a small package? Lil Bean, the rescue senior Chihuahua, brightens the day of anyone she meets.

With dogs, there is a lot of love in small packages

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.
Julia Bayly: For a week I played, snuggled and became totally smitten with that pint-sized canine.
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Valley reporter tries to help homeless man, has rental van stolen

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:15 a.m.
All Jessica Potila of Fort Kent wanted to do was help a homeless man get home in time for Thanksgiving. Instead, she is spending the day before the holiday talking to police in two counties, dealing with her insurance company and wondering how she is going to get her rental van out of an impound lot in Calais.
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Residents, camp owners on Irving leased lots still waiting on development plans

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:06 a.m.
(From the BDN) More than 400 seasonal camp and year-round homeowners remain in limbo waiting for the state and J.D. Irving to reach an agreement on a development plan for 51,000 acres in Aroostook County.
Before allegedly stealing a rental van and driving it south from Fort Kent, Pierre Triplett met with Fiddlehead Focus reporter Jessica Potila to be interviewed for a feature on being homeless. Potila had offered to let Triplett sleep in her rental van that night.

Homeless man accused of stealing van from Maine reporter trying to help him

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 23, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
All Jessica Potila of Fort Kent wanted to do was help a homeless man get home in time for Thanksgiving.
POLL QUESTION
Melissa Huston, the director of philantropy for Northern Maine, stops at the Good Shepherd Food Bank Hampden warehouse in this August 2016 file photo.

Can the burgeoning local food movement save Mainers from hunger?

By Julia Bayly and Kathleen Pierce, BDN Staff on Nov. 23, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
“We are the ninth hungriest state in the nation — Maine is heading in the wrong direction.”

Residents, camp owners on Irving leased lots still waiting on development plans

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
More than 400 seasonal camp and year-round homeowners remain in limbo waiting for the state and J.D. Irving to reach an agreement on a development plan for 51,000 acres in Aroostook County.

Support group available for those grieving the loss of a pet

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 17, 2016, at 1 p.m.
The grief of losing a pet can be as strong as that felt over the death of a human loved one.
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‘Some assembly required’ among scariest phrases in English language

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 10, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 09, 2016, at 2:03 a.m.