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Gena Canning

Gena Canning named Girl Scouts of Maine’s 2015 Woman of Distinction

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Girl Scouts of Maine has announced that Gena Canning, managing partner at Pine State Trading Co., will be honored at the 18th annual Women of Distinction Gala on Dec. 4, at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in South Portland. The Women of Distinction Gala is an annual event …
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union President and CEO John Reed (at podium) announces the institution's five-year plan to donate at least $50,000 to University of Maine athletics through a debit card plan. Among those on hand at the new Old Town branch were (from left): UMaine mascot Bananas T. Bear; Black Bear Sports Properties General Manager Andrew Steubner; UMaine head coaches Richard Barron, Red Gendron and Steve Trimper; UMaine athletics director Karlton Creech, Reed, and Maine Savings Vice President of Marketing Kirk Duke.

Maine Savings announces $50,000 debit card donation plan to support UMaine athletics

By Pete Warner on Sept. 02, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — Maine Savings Federal Credit Union began celebrating the grand opening of its new Stillwater Avenue branch on Monday by announcing a gift of at least $50,000 to the University of Maine athletics department. Maine Savings Federal Credit Union President and CEO John Reed revealed that Maine …
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Bangor Area Homeless Shelter annual dinner

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 02, 2014, at 2:38 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. For more information: 207-947-0092 BREWER, Maine — The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter annual dinner will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. Please RSVP by 3 p.m. Sept. 15 …
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Peter Millard will be honored on October 5th at the 25th annual Peace & Justice Center Harvest Supper.

Peter Millard to be Honored at Harvest Supper

By Ilze Petersons on Sept. 02, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-9343; BANGOR, Maine — The Peace & Justice Center’s 25th annual Harvest Supper will be held on Sunday, October 5th, 6:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist …
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All proceeds support the Hammond Street Senior Center in Downtown, Bangor.

Downhome Breakfast to Support Area Seniors

By Kelly Gilks on Sept. 02, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-262-5532; They say it is the most important meal of the day! Join us at the Hammond Street Senior Center for a delicious homemade breakfast. There will …
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Hampden Kiwanis Texas Hold ‘em tournament

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 02, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Hampden Kiwanis Club will hold its monthly Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, 35-71 Main Road North. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Entry fee is $103 and the tournament is limited to 100 players. Call Keith at …

More than 2,000 Emera Maine customers have power restored

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 02, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Electricity has been restored to more than 2,000 Emera Maine customers who were without power on Tuesday morning. The company said in a statement that approximately 2,597 customers in Brewer, Bradley, Hampden, Holden, Clifton and Amherst were in the dark. The outages were reported around 7 a.m., …
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Brewer Days to take place Sept. 5-7

By kenhanscom on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:51 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — The Annual Brewer Days Celebration will be taking place this coming weekend, September 5-7 and over 20 events are scheduled to take place. Friday evening’s activities will include the Brewer Youth Hockey Family Barbecue from 5-7 PM; the Brewer Hometown band performance at 6 PM with the …
Horseback riders enjoy time in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland.

Land trust earns national accreditation

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
BUCKSPORT — Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust announced that it is one of 25 land trusts nationwide to be awarded first-time accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. “We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to conserving amazing local places …

Theater to audition small dogs for role of Toto

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.
BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company is seeking a docile dog with a dramatic flair to fill the role of Toto, in its holiday production “The Wizard of Oz.” Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport will hold canine auditions 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Advance registration is required to audition.The show …

Brewer to hold hazardous waste disposal day

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:14 a.m.
BREWER — Brewer residents are invited to dispose of their household hazardous waste and universal waste in a safe and environmentally friendly way at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, which will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Brewer Public Works Department, 221 Green Point …

Fundraiser for theater group will feature Brewer High School alumni

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
Fundraiser for theater group will feature Brewer High School alumni|   BREWER — Inspirational speaker and Brewer High School alumni Michael J. Chase will speak on “Survival of the Kindest: How Living From Your Heart Can Save Your Life” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Brewer Performing Arts Center. …
A monarch caterpillar munches on flower buds of the tropical milkweed, an annual that is easily grown from seed.

Gardening in tune with pollinators, beneficial insects

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
by Reeser Manley Special to The Weekly   When Marjorie and I visit a local garden center in early spring, we’re usually searching for a short list of annuals and herbaceous perennials, the perennials for the island bed and borders in Marjorie’s Garden, the annuals for both garden beds and …

Support groups

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:07 a.m.
Support group listings runs as space permits. Items are due at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: Mail: The Weekly, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor ME 04402.   BANGOR: • Nicotine anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, conference room, Maine Veterans Home. Provides help for those who …

Health news

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.
‘Choosing Wisely’ OLD TOWN — When should you use antibiotics? Should a woman in her 60s have yearly mammograms, a Pap smear, a biyearly bone density scan? What about a colonoscopy every five or 10 years? “Choosing Wisely,” a toolbox from the American Board of Internal Medicine, leading medical specialist …

Treat your feet and walk to raise funds in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:03 a.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly   Walking is a great way to exercise but what’s even better is walking for a good cause. Now, take a good hard look at your walking shoes. Given all the “back to school” fliers, it seems like now is …


on Sept. 02, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Sept. 4, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) ORONO — A master’s degree in business usually doesn’t include a trip into the woods and a jaunt through an obstacle course as a requirement. But this year’s incoming crop of business graduate students …

Weekly calendar

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration …

Arts news

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
Opera talk ORONO — Beth Brand, a cellist and opera lover, will discuss misconceptions about opera, why some consider it the greatest art form, and current trends, along with glimpses into the upcoming season’s operas, Live from the Met, at the Collins Center for the Arts. Her talk will take …
Jesse Guerin of Glenburn recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Glenburn teen attains Eagle Scout rank

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 9:53 a.m.
GLENBURN, Maine — Jesse Guerin, son of Joseph and Stacey Guerin of Glenburn, has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. Jesse’s Eagle Scout presentation was held at a special ceremony at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington. Jesse joins two of his older brothers, Andrew and Caleb Guerin, in …
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