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Challenger Learning Center’s annual spud drive

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way For more information: 207-990-2900 BANGOR, Maine — The Challenger Learning Center of Maine’s second annual Spud Drive fall fundraiser will be held during October. Advance orders may be made with payment of …
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Blackwell Manor Murder Mystery dinner party

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Meadowbrook Event Center, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington EDDINGTON, Maine – A murder mystery dinner party will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Meadowbrook Event Center, 34 Lois Lane. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. Halloween-themed …
Orrington officials are dealing with several abandoned properties in town, one of wihich is 5 Baker Lane (pictured).

Orrington working to clean up derelict properties, manager says

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 30, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
Local officials are waiting for the legal green light needed in order to begin the cleanup of three properties belonging to residents who are deceased. At issue are houses at 5 and 12 Baker Lane and lot 32B, a land parcel, according to town documents. Only 5 …
Bangor City Council Chairman Ben Sprague.

Familiar faces, 1 newcomer vying for trio of open Bangor City Council seats

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 29, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
The stage is set for an election race that pits a political newcomer, seasoned officeholders and maturing leaders against one another in a bid to fill three of the nine seats on Bangor’s City Council. Five candidates are running for a trio of seats. Terms are expiring …
One of three criminals dressed as law enforcement holds what police say is a semi-automatic handgun during an armed robbery in Winterport on Sept. 21. Maine State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the three and released surveillance camera images.

Robbers impersonating police steal medicinal marijuana in Winterport

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
Three men impersonating law enforcement officers — two dressed in black SWAT team gear and one wearing a sheriff’s office uniform and brandishing a gun — robbed a local homeowner of medical marijuana last week, according to police. “The trio entered the property wearing clothing impersonating law …

Theater company launches new residency program

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company announced that it has unveiled a new school residency program to help Maine educators bring learning alive in their classrooms. “For years, our teaching artists have taken their talents on the road through our popular Shakespeare in the Schools program,” said Director of Education Amy …

Social worker receives leadership award

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:45 p.m.
BREWER — The Maine chapter of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care recently presented social worker Jaime Boyington Rogers, Eastern Maine HomeCare Community Care Team coordinator, with the Social Work Leader of the Year. The award is given to one social work leader annually who exhibits exceptional …
Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin accepts her award after she was named recipient of the 2014 Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the State Elections Administration Conference on Sept. 25  in Bangor.

Bangor city clerk recipient of award

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
BANGOR — Secretary of State Matt Dunlap presented recently Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the Maine State Elections Administration Conference in Bangor. Each year, the Secretary of State solicits nominations for the award, named for long-time state Director of Elections Lorraine M. …

Health news

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:38 p.m.
Accreditation BANGOR — Eastern Maine Medical Center announced recently that its vascular laboratory was awarded a three-year accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. “After months of rigorous preparations, standardizing protocols, streamlining diagnostic criteria and educating techs, we are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Dr. Ashley Robertson, lead physician, EMMC …

Safety tips can help seniors avoid fire-related disasters

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
    October is Fire Safety Awareness Month. There is a definite chill in the air and as we gear up to heat our homes in the coming colder seasons, fire safety should be first on our minds. We also spend more time cooking, using the dryer instead of hanging …

Weekly Calendar

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:36 p.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: • Artist Patricia Pasteur, “Cold Stream Reflections  (Altered …
Third-graders at Vine Street School visited the Cole's Express Co. terminal in October 1953 to learn about transportation via trucks. In the group were: Alton Curtis, Stuart Treworgy, Kenneth Cousins, Thomas Young, Sharon Russell, Myrna Simmonds, Frnacis Julian, David Nason, David Leen, Joseph Peavey, Lonnie Latiolais, Sandra Gabbert, Carolyn Blake, Brenda Getchell, Richard Bayck, Rita Millett, Paul Fergus, Benjamin Grant, Steven McCarty, Diana McAlary, Maynard Crossman, Linda Dolan, Carol Larlee, Sandra Olsen, Barbara Ireland, Kenneth Lynch, Anita Gardiner, Cheryl St. Germain, Helen Smith and Marion Rice. Teachers (from left) are Lucille Reed and Valerie Kewley, a student teacher from the University of Maine.


on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:32 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Oct. 2, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BREWER — Chanju Byun returned home to South Korea much less worried about her daughter’s college years in Maine. After spending a Sunday afternoon at the First Korean Methodist Church in Brewer, she found …

Arts news

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bangor Community Chorus is entering its 45th season, and is welcoming new members. There are no tryouts. Singers meet for open rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, at the United Methodist Church on Essex Street.   Art workshop for children BANGOR — University of Maine Museum of Art …

Prospect to mark 220th birthday with celebration

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
PROSPECT — Prospect Days will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, to celebrate the town’s 220th birthday. The schedule is: • A parade will start the day at 9:30 a.m.,one-half mile south of the center of town followed. • An Open House at the Marsh School, a one-room schoolhouse, recently placed …

School news

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:26 p.m.
Schools Brewer High School The Brewer High School Student Council will host a Cuban sandwich dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the school. The dinner will include a Cuban sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert. Raffle tickets will be sold during the dinner to help us raise funds …

Military news

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
Basic training CORINTH — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Samantha Bradford graduated with honors recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bradford, a 2011 graduate of Central High School, is the daughter of Richard and Donna Bradford of Corinth and the granddaughter of …

Environmentalist, author to speak at UMaine

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
ORONO — Environmentalist Bill McKibben will speak about “Making a Life on a Tough New Planet” 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts. The lecture will be hosted by the University of Maine Honors College as part of its Honors Read program …
Potatoes, such as these grown at the Rogers Farm in Stillwater, come in a variety of sizes and colors.

Serve potatoes seasoned with rosemary as a breakfast treat

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
By Lois Baxter Special to The Weekly   Welcome to the Farmers Market Corner. This is a great time of year for enjoying fresh, local produce, baked goods, dairy, meat and more at local farmers markets. During the 2014 growing season, we wanted to share information with readers of The …

Business news

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
    New to the firm BANGOR — Eaton Peabody announced that it has welcomed attorney Eric C. Marshall to the firm. Marshall will be resident in the firm’s Bangor office and will join the business practice group. Marshall comes to Eaton Peabody from Chicago, where he has been a …

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:15 p.m.
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