Articles by Hunter White


George Bales dead at 105 years and 80 days

By Hunter White on April 27, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.
George Robert Bales aged 105 of Portland passed away on April 15, 2013 at the Maine Medical Center after a brief battle with pneumonia. He was a very old 105. George who was remarkably robust until recently, said that he was happy and enjoyed all the inventions that had impact …

A life long marriage can give you memories

By Hunter White on March 26, 2013, at 6:10 a.m.
Portland, Maine continues to admire Portland’s oldest living resident who is well over a century old. George Bales’ 100th birthday was over five years ago. Now, he’s 105. “It’s a distinguished privilege to have a special father well past the age of 100″, said George’s 61 year old son Christopher …

George Bales outlook on life

By Hunter White on March 25, 2013, at 9:14 p.m.
George Robert Bales of Portland, Maine is active and alert at the age of 105 years old plus two months and one day. “It is almost like I entered a new world after I turned 100″, said George who continues to display a phenominal memory. “With all the new advanced …

George Bales reveals his secrets to longevity

By Hunter White on Feb. 09, 2013, at 7:14 p.m.
105 year old George Robert Bales from the Park Danforth Assisted Living Facility revealed his secrets to longevity earlier today. George was most recently interviewed last month, but he told his 61 year old son Chris Bales what he attributes his longevity to. Back in October, when Mr. Bales donated …

Hard times can hit autistic children

By Hunter White on Jan. 28, 2013, at 4:55 p.m.
It is estimated that up to three million americans struggle with autism, a disorder that affects the brain’s development through social and communication skills. Even though the population is increasing, not everything is known about autism, but more and more facts about autism continue to be well known. Roughly forty …

Portland’s oldest man, celebrates 105th birthday

By Hunter White on Jan. 18, 2013, at 12:19 p.m.
A few weeks ago, when George Bales of Portland discussed his lifelong adventure, he was able to enjoy more of it this past Sunday. George celebrated his 105th birthday at the Park Danforth Retirement Home in Portland. More than 70 guests attended the celebration which included family, friends, and well …

Bucksport resident still doing well

By Hunter White on Jan. 12, 2013, at 11:50 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 3:02 p.m. to 3:02 p.m. Location: There are many chronic illnesses around the world, most of them well known in our nation, but a nearby man who happens to have a severe disability, never really complains about it. Corey Atwood is a 24 year old man …

Portland resident nears 105th birthday

By Hunter White on Jan. 11, 2013, at 5:07 p.m.
More people are living well beyond 100 these days, but if you ask George Bales from Portland, Maine he’s got quite a life to discuss. George Robert Bales was born in Jamesville, New York on January 25, 1908 long before there was modern medicine or technology. He’s approaching a monumental …