Articles by Pat Lemieux

 

Bangor Fusion Newcomers Night

By Pat Lemieux on Feb. 19, 2014, at 8:20 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Coespace, 48 Columbia St, Bangor, ME For more information: Bangor Fusion; facebook.com/events/647839098613982/ Thinking about meeting new people and learning what’s happening in the community? Please join us on Wednesday, February 19th, from 5 pm to 7 pm at COESPACE for the upcoming …
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Are the terrible twos really that terrible?

on Feb. 18, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
Today is my son’s birthday. He was born at 11:30 pm on February 18, 2012. For those of you who aren’t good with math that means he turned 2 today. It’s a mixed bag of feelings watching your baby grow up. Some days you can’t wait until they are out …
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Will my son grow up and be a jerk?

on Feb. 17, 2014, at 4:54 p.m.
I woke up this morning to discover a crime outside my front window. My neighbors, who are delightful people, were victimized during the night. Their front porch, steps, bushes and front tree had all been toilet papered. I stood there for a moment and thought “Is that still a thing? Does …
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Just because you aren’t on YouTube doesn’t mean you aren’t a good dad.

on Feb. 14, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
Unless you have been living out around North Pond or are watching nothing but porn online, you have probably seen BatDad. He spends his days dressing up as Batman and making fun video’s with his kids. If you haven’t seen him you have probably seen someone just like him. There …
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London, Paris…Prospect?

on Feb. 09, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.
When you think of amazing views your mind naturally wanders of to visions of the Eiffel Tower, the Manhattan skyline or of San Francisco Bay. But as it turns out you may not have to travel very far at all to see one of the greatest views in the world …
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London, Paris…Prospect?

on Feb. 09, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.
When you think of amazing views your mind naturally wanders of to visions of the Eiffel Tower, the Manhattan skyline or of San Francisco Bay. But as it turns out you may not have to travel very far at all to see one of the greatest views in the world …

BDN carriers deliver more than 1 million newspapers in January

By Pat Lemieux on Feb. 04, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Despite the bitter cold, snowstorms, and several inches of ice in January, Bangor Daily News carriers delivered more than 1 million newspapers to local stores and front doors of our customers. We want to thank each and every one of our exceptional carriers for making this happen. The Bangor Daily …

Social Media in an Emergency – Social Media Breakfast Bangor

By Pat Lemieux on Jan. 24, 2014, at 9:14 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, One College Circle, at Husson University, Bangor, Maine For more information: SMBBGR; smbbangor.org/breakfasts/next When an emergency happens that impacts your business, how do you balance communicating with those resolving the situation while keeping …
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Facebook is a bad indicator of good parenting

on Jan. 22, 2014, at 8:11 a.m.
note: A response to this blog by Jim LaPierre can be found on the BDN Blog: Recovery Rocks. Dad’s out there. Do you carry pictures of your kids in your wallet? Does anyone my age or younger do this? Do you even print photos of your kids at all? There …
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10 reasons having a toddler will leave you with a holiday hangover

on Jan. 13, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
It’s been almost 3 weeks since Christmas and while most people have moved on and are thinking spring or making Valentine’s reservations you are busy dreading what 2014′s holiday season will have in store for you. Why? Because you have a toddler. The little people in your life have a …
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14 predictions from a father for 2014

on Dec. 28, 2013, at 7:54 a.m.
I thought I would jump in on the action and give you my 14 “dad predictions” for 2014
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The 12 Days of Christmas (Toddler Edition)

on Dec. 16, 2013, at 8:49 p.m.
On the first day of Christmas my toddler gave to me: A remote missing batteries. On the second day of Christmas my toddler gave to me: 2 nervous dogs And a remote missing batteries. On the third day of Christmas my toddler gave to me: 3 time outs 2 nervous …
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I have a toddler, should I put up a Christmas tree?

on Dec. 10, 2013, at 11:29 a.m.
I told myself he would drown in the stand water, electrocute himself with the lights or be crushed under the tree when it inevitably fell on him.
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My dogs love my child…well, not really.

on Dec. 04, 2013, at 9 p.m.
My son was not the first dependent in my life. The house was neither quiet, nor clean before he came into the picture. Because before I was a father, I was a dog person. I have 2 dogs. One is Chandler, my 9-year-old “apartment dog” who is a scrappy 10-pound …

BDN Maine to host Holiday Food and Gift fair

By Pat Lemieux on Nov. 20, 2013, at 3:36 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The inaugural Bangor Daily News Maine Holiday Food and Gift Fair is being held Saturday, November 30 at the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street. This free event will showcase more than 60 local food and gift producers and feature everything from Maine made dairy and …
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Stress, Life Hacks and Oreo Cookies

on Nov. 14, 2013, at 5:20 p.m.
I want to start this off by first saying I am in no way addicted to Oreo cookies. That being said I could easily crush a bag while watching Modern Family, no problem. Everyone enjoys their Oreos a little differently. Me, I like to dunk them and  eat them in …

Social Media Breakfast Bangor #28: How to respond

By Pat Lemieux on Nov. 05, 2013, at 10:51 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. Location: Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, One College Circle, at Husson University, Bangor, Maine For more information: smbbangor.org/‎ People are talking about your business on social media. Deciding when you should respond to the positive and the negative – …

BDN Maine Food and Gift Fair

By Pat Lemieux on Nov. 05, 2013, at 10:39 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St, Portland, Maine For more information: BDN Maine Events; 207-990-8219; bdnmainefoodandgift.com/   Join Us as We celebrate the Holidays, Maine Style. About the Show Enjoy Small Business Saturday tasting local food and shopping for Maine …
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10 things feeding my son has taught me

on Oct. 23, 2013, at 8:19 p.m.
Feeding my child has taught me many things: 1. Simply put, my son is not a huge fan of eating. So letting him decide on snack options is not always a good idea. The idea of an apple or banana quickly goes away as he point to the cabinet where …

BDN Maine’s Economic Solutions Seminar Comes to Portland

By Pat Lemieux on Oct. 17, 2013, at 3:04 p.m.
PORTLAND, October 16, 2013 BDN Maine Events will present a MaineFocus: Solutions for Maine’s Economy conference at the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:30am to noon. This free event will be held at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus, and is designed for anyone who has …
 
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