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Veterans Appreciation Day set for June 1

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 30, 2014, at 10 a.m.
BANGOR — Veterans Appreciation Day with a special Walking Stick Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Cole Land Transportation Museum. The event will honor some of the youngest to receive the walking sticks — some 100 men and women serving in the 101st Refueling Wing of …
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Veterans Appreciation Day on June 1 to honor Galen Cole, Air Guard personnel in Walking Stick Ceremony

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 28, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
BANGOR — Veterans Appreciation Day with a special Walking Stick Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Cole Land Transportation Museum. The event will honor not only the World War II veteran who started the program, but some of the youngest to receive the walking sticks — …
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During a special ceremony at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, museum founder and World War II veteran Galen Cole (right) thanks the approximately 50 combat veterans who traveled to the museum to receive maple walking sticks with markings to indicate their service in 2010.

Honoring the sacrifice of Maine veterans

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 24, 2014, at 6:19 a.m.
I consider myself lucky to live within visiting distance of my dad’s grave for Memorial Day. A few days beforehand, my mother and I take flowers to his grave — mine are always red and blue to go with the flags that marks his and other graves of U.S. veterans. …
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Ceremony to honor Galen Cole, Air Guard personnel in Walking Stick Ceremony

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 23, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
BANGOR — A special Walking Stick Ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 10, at Cole Land Transportation Museum will honor not only the World War II veteran who started the program, but some of the youngest to receive the walking sticks — some 100 men and women serving in the …
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Monuments honor sacrifice of Maine veterans

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 23, 2014, at 11:09 a.m.
I consider myself lucky to live within visiting distance of my dad’s grave for Memorial Day. A few days beforehand, my mother and I take flowers for his grave — mine are always red and blue to go with the flag that marks his and other graves of U.S. veterans. …
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Bangor events to honor Civil War’s 1st Maine Heavy Artillery

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 18, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.
Saturday, May 24, will offer wonderful opportunities to learn more about, and honor the Mainers who served in, the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery in the Civil War. More than 600 soldiers of the 900-member regiment fell during the charge against part of a Confederate unit on June 18, 1864, at …
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May 24 events honor Civil War’s 1st Maine Heavy Artillery

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 16, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 24, will offer wonderful opportunities to learn more about, and honor the Mainers who served in, the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery in the Civil War. More than 600 soldiers of the 900-member regiment fell during the charge against part of a Confederate unit on June 18, 1864, at …
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No lab test needed to tell columnist risk for heart disease

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 11, 2014, at 1:09 p.m.
Last week, I wrote about the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool that the National Cancer Institute has placed online at cancer.gov/bcrisktool. As it happens, I was able to give Dr. Kimberly Lieber a copy of that Family Ties column since we had a date for surgery that day. I was …
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No lab test needed to tell columnist risk for heart disease

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 09, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
Last week, I wrote about the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool that the National Cancer Institute has placed online at www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/. As it happens, I was able to give Dr. Kimberly Lieber a copy of that Family Ties since we had a date for surgery that day. I was glad …
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Risk test for breast cancer asks about ‘first-degree relatives’

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 04, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
What’s a first-degree relative, anyway? A woman doesn’t have to commit the answer to memory in order to use the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool that the National Cancer Institute has placed online at cancer.gov/bcrisktool. For purposes of the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool, first-degree relatives include your mother, your …
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Car and motorcycle show Saturday

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 02, 2014, at 11:59 a.m.
BANGOR — Fans of classic cars and all eras of motorcycles will swell the parking lot at Cole Land Transportation Museum on Saturday at 405 Perry Road on Saturday for the first Hot Rods and Heros show, with proceeds to benefit two local VFW posts. Admission will be just $5 …
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Grandma’s stories — turning gossip into genealogical fact

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 27, 2014, at 6:55 a.m.
Joe Anderson has chosen a wonderful topic for his keynote speech to the Southern Maine Genealogy Conference on Saturday, May 31, at Keeley’s Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave. in Portland. The title is “Documenting Grandma’s Stories: Turning Gossip into Genealogical Fact.” Anderson, who is editor of the Maine Genealogist, the …
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Grandma’s stories – turning gossip into genealogical fact

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 25, 2014, at 3:47 a.m.
Joe Anderson has chosen a wonderful topic for his keynote speech to the Southern Maine Genealogy Conference on Saturday, May 31, at Keeley’s Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave., Portland. The title is “Documenting Grandma’s Stories: Turning Gossip into Genealogical Fact.” Anderson, who is editor of the Maine Genealogist, the journal …
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Don’t let your ‘cloud’ take the place of real pictures

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 20, 2014, at 5:42 a.m.
Since my children are in their 30s, it’s been awhile since I had in my possession those packets of school portraits that allow parents to divvy up the 5-by-7s and wallet photos to send to family and friends. So I was quite excited to receive in the mail a manila …
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Don’t let your ‘cloud’ take the place of real pictures

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 17, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
Since my children are in their 30s, it’s been awhile since I had in my possession those packets of school portraits that allow parents to divvy up the 5-by-7s and wallet photos to send to family and friends. So I was quite excited to receive in the mail a manila …
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Cemetery group offers summer meetings, gravestone workshop

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 13, 2014, at 9:08 a.m.
It only takes a bit of sunshine and a warm breeze to lure us to head out to cemeteries, hoping to find an informative gravestone or grouping of markers that will allow us to make sense of the names and dates we’ve been busily compiling over the winter. Whenever you …
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Cemetery group offers summer meetings, gravestone workshop

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 11, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
It only takes a bit of sunshine and a warm breeze to lure us to head out to cemeteries, hoping to find an informative gravestone or grouping of markers that will allow us to make sense of the names and dates we’ve been compiling busily over the winter. Whenever you …
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Car show at Cole Museum to benefit local VFWs

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 11, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
No pedigree is required for those wishing to enter their classic car or one-of-a-kind motorcycle in the Hot Rods N Heroes Car Show on Saturday, May 3, at Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor. “If you have a car or motorcycle you’re proud of, we’ll welcome it,” said Terry Bean, …
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Marriage intentions for Gouldsboro woman misleading

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 03, 2014, at 3:05 p.m.
We know that marriage intentions of years gone by are not proof that a couple were married, and yet, too often we don’t follow through with plans to actually dig up that proof. Glenn D. Nasman, a mechanical engineer who has written several articles for The Maine Genealogist, the quarterly …
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Sauciers to hold reunion on Aug. 10 in Wallagrass

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 30, 2014, at 1:39 p.m.
The Saucier Family was not Acadian, in that immigrant ancestor Louis Saucier settled in Quebec about 1666 rather than taking up residence with the Acadians in what is now Nova Scotia. Louis was born in 1625 or so, it seems, in St. Eustache, Paris, France, to Charles Saucier and Charlotte …
 
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