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Public supper at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on July 08, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — The North Bucksport United Methodist Church will hold a public supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. The supper will include baked beans, casseroles, …
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Lobster stew dinner at Bucksport Church

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: East Bucksport United Methodist Church, Church Road, Bucksport For more information: 469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — The East Bucksport United Methodist Church, on Church Road off Route 46, will host a lobster stew dinner Friday, July 18, with seating at 5 …
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Church breakfast buffet in Bucksport

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport For more information: 469-3622 or 469-9979 BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin Street, will host a breakfast buffet 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, July 12. This all-you-care-to-eat meal features delicious …

Ailing Acadia National Park hiker rescued by boat

By Tim Cox on July 07, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Rangers at Acadia National Park rescued an ailing man by boat and came to the assistance of another hiker suffering from dehydration Sunday. A 70-year-old man from Amherst, Massachusetts, became lightheaded and fell while hiking a trail near Jordan Pond, and rangers were summoned to assist …

Bangor man with cocaine conviction asks for trial for Acadia coke possession

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 07, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man with a prior conviction for selling cocaine who allegedly was caught with the same street drug last month at Acadia National Park entered a not guilty plea Monday on the drug possession charge and was granted a trial in U.S. District Court. Glenn G. …
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Auction to benefit Hancock County Democrats

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Pierre Monteux Music School, 13 Cap'n Bill Road, Hancock For more information: 664-6012 HANCOCK, Maine — An auction to benefit the Hancock County Democrats will be held 5-8 p.m. Saturday, August 2, at the Pierre Monteux Music School, 13 Cap’n Bill …
Daniel Peterson, 28, a Dallas, Texas, resident, goes over the score before it was his turn to take the podium to conduct at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians. When not conducting, Peterson plays the piano, and this is his first year attending the six-week-long course in Hancock.

Symphony conductors learn their trade at Pierre Monteux School in Hancock

By Gabor Degre on July 07, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
When we hear about symphonic music, concerts and conductors, we all think of large cities with crowded streets. Few of us would expect to find these things in the tiny town of Hancock, Maine. In fact, the town has been home to the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra …
Harold Crosby of Whiting uses a chain saw to cut up tree that fell away from his home along U.S. 1 on Saturday morning. "I'd like to know how strong the wind was," he said.

More than 2,900 Mainers still without power; Washington County hit hardest

By Tim Cox on July 07, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Emera Maine was busy Monday trying to restore power to a few thousand customers Down East, but the progress was slow because damage from tropical storm Arthur over the holiday weekend was more extensive than first thought. As the day drew to a close, Monday’s efforts restored …

Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians

By Gabor Degre on July 07, 2014, at 10:32 a.m.
Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians.
Bangor police Officer David Farrar releases a mother and her eight baby ducks in a pond Saturday, May 23, 2014, after he picked up the stranded family near the Texas Roadhouse on Stillwater Avenue.

Police are people, too: Several local departments taking to Facebook to prove it

By Nick McCrea on July 06, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Police are people, too. Bangor Police Department has garnered a lot of attention in recent months because of its efforts to remind Facebook users of that fact. A few months ago, Sgt. Tim Cotton took over social media duties as part of his new role as public …
Jordan's Snack Bar in Ellsworth serves up ice cream, burgers, fried food and a touch of nostalgia for many of its loyal customers who have been eating there for 30 years.

Serving up burgers, fries, memories: Jordan’s Snack Bar

By Natalie Feulner on July 05, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
This is the first in a series of six stories featuring Maine burger and milkshake destinations — Burger Boy in Caribou, Houlton Farms Dairy, Owl’s Head General Store, L&H Burgers in Rockland and Fat Boys in Brunswick. The diners featured were culled from a list of recommendations from Bangor Daily …
Bucksport native Ben Arnold stands on the Red Sox dugout while being honored as part of the Boston Red Sox's "Hats Off to Heroes" program at Fenway Park in Boston during the game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. The 29-year-old Arnold is a highly-decorated soldier who served in the Navy and is now in the Army National Guard.

Red Sox honor Bucksport native for military service in Hats Off to Heroes program

on July 04, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
Bucksport native Ben Arnold was honored by the Boston Red Sox for his military service during their game Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park in Boston. Arnold, 29, is a decorated Navy and Army National Guard veteran who was selected for the Red Sox’s “Hats Off to …
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Public supper at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on July 03, 2014, at 12:21 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport will hold a public supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the church. The supper will have casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls and pies.  Admission is $7 for …

Rangers carry injured hiker out of Acadia National park

By Tim Cox on July 03, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Rangers came to the aid of a woman who fell and injured an ankle in Acadia National Park on Wednesday. Rangers and other emergency responders carried her out on a litter along a rough trail for over a mile, reported Ed Pontbriand, supervisory ranger. The woman, …
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Hospice Regatta of Maine on July 12

Bangor Daily News on July 03, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County invites the community to enjoy a day on the water or at water’s edge for the Hospice Regatta of Maine. Events Friday, July 11, will include young sailors racing in the Junior Hospice Regatta and the Southwest Harbor Fleet races. Events Saturday, July 12, will feature the …
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Seaside Grange of Corea to hold rummage and bake sale

By Jennifer Stucker on July 02, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Seaside Grange, 64 Crowley Island, Corea For more information: 207-963-8826 COREA, Maine — The members of the Seaside Grange of Corea will hold their annual rummage and bake sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, with outdoor sales beginning at 9 …
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Hancock County Planning Commission hosts haz-waste collection

By Sheri Walsh on July 02, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine – Hancock County Planning Commission has organized a Greater Ellsworth area household hazardous waste and universal waste collection for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Ellsworth High School. The Hancock County Planning Commission is pleased to announce an opportunity for residents of Dedham, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Gouldsboro, Hancock, …

Hancock County man dies after suffering medical episode, striking power pole in Ellsworth

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 01, 2014, at 10:18 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A local man died Tuesday morning after suffering an apparent medical condition while driving along Water Street, police said. Edward McFarland, 71, who split his time between Ellsworth and Hulls Cove, was pronounced dead at the scene, Ellsworth police Lt. Harold Page said. Page said McFarland has …
Bucksport native Ben Arnold, a member of the Army National Guard, will be honored by the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night as part of its "Hats Off to Heroes” program. Arnold is shown here while on duty at Khost Province, Afghanistan, in December 2011.

Bucksport native to be honored at Fenway Park for military service

By Larry Mahoney on June 30, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Everybody’s first visit to Boston’s Fenway Park is memorable. But Bucksport native Ben Arnold’s first trip will be special. When Arnold makes his trip to Fenway Park on Wednesday night for the interleague game against the Chicago Cubs, he will be going as an honored guest of the Red Sox. …
Passengers board the Island Explorer next to the Village Green. The bus service and partners announced serving passenger No. 5 million.

Island Explorer recognizes rider No. 5 million

By Tim Cox on June 30, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Monday was just another day for Marisa Gray, 17, taking the Island Explorer bus to her job at the Hannaford grocery store in Bar Harbor. Not for the Friends of Acadia National Park, however. When Gray stepped off the bus next to the village green, the …
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