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The mid-January dawn frames Tim Hortons and the McDonalds sign on Main Street about 6:25 a.m. on a cool, calm January weekday morning.

Main Street dawn

on Jan. 22, 2013, at 4:04 p.m.
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Todd Eastman, a faculty member at the New England School of Communications in Bangor, films footage with a Steadicam last August during a Civil War re-enactment held at the Good Will-Hinckley School in Fairfield. He shot the footage for a Maine Public Broadcasting Network documentary titled “Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg.”

Steadicam technology taught at Bangor college

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 22, 2013, at 3:55 p.m.
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Owner Anthony Nguyen uses his 12-plus years of experience to enhance the sassiness of a client’s nails at his salon, Sassy Nails Spa. The nail spa opened recently and offers a full array of nail services including polish, manicures, pedicures, gel nails, shellac, and jelly nails.

Sassy Nails Spa opens a Bangor location

By Debra Bell, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 22, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
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As the Bangor Auditorium stands atop its hill, a fountain sprays merrily in Bass Park in May 1995.

History of the Bangor Auditorium, Part III: Citizens divided

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 22, 2013, at 3:49 p.m.

Bangor Court Cases Dec. 24-28, 2012

on Jan. 22, 2013, at 3:40 p.m.
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Donna Demmons (left) and Dee Anne McDonald, owners of All About Travel, specialize in smiles. The smiles that come from their services are due to helping travellers go to the destination of their dreams.

Knowing all about travel

By Debra Bell, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 22, 2013, at 3:38 p.m.
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The staff members at Diversified Ink in Bangor include (from left) Abby Lusk, Jeremy King, B’Downs, Jason Drake, and owner Ed Schaffer.

Diversified Ink: tattoos and fine art

By Greg Westrich on Jan. 22, 2013, at 3:28 p.m.
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Seniors must be alert to over-the-phone Jamaican lottery scam

By Carol Higgins-Taylor on Jan. 16, 2013, at 1:52 p.m.
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The steel frame of the Bangor Auditorium is up in this 1954 photo.

History of the Bangor Auditorium, Part II: Bangor’s economic engine

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:47 a.m.
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Four of the Sluggers team pose in their under-construction facility on the Acme Road in Brewer. From left is Travis Thome, director of baseball; Darrell Pluard, general manager; Karl Ward, owner; and Terren Hall, director of softball. The group has an impressive array of over two dozen coaches ready to train kids in baseball and softball, starting Feb. 2 when Sluggers opens.

Indoor youth baseball and softball facility to open in Brewer

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:39 a.m.
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Hermon resident Virginia Butler Gray, who teaches second grade at the Etna-Dixmont School, has recently published “My Magic Glasses.” The book blends rhymes and problem-solving skills to teach children how they can take control of their emotions and reactions in different situations.

Hermon teacher writes “My Magic Glasses” to help children

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:28 a.m.
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First cousins Robert Modery (left) and John A. Modery stand in the living room of Robert's Orono home. Displayed behind them are portraits of their Civil War-era great-grandparents, Pvt. John H. Modery and his wife, Anna. On the wall above the portraits hang a Union kepi and a sword that Private Modery had when he served in Co. H, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery.

Treasures in an attic recalled a Civil War veteran

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:26 a.m.
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Patrons pony up to the 35-seat bar in the Seasons on Main grille on a Friday afternoon. The grille is one of three dining experiences diners have available to them when they visit Seasons. The grille also contains a full sound booth which is home to the “Downtown with Rich Kimball” radio show, contains a lounge area with soft chairs, 22 televisions, and traditional pub seating. For a more traditional dining experience, Seasons also offers a dining room. This spring, Seasons will open the Sage Cafe which will serve breakfast and lunch.

Eatery honors all Seasons

By Debra Bell, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:21 a.m.
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James Gallagher, the owner and chef of La Cena Italian Bistro & Pizzeria in Bangor, prepares a chef's salad in the restaurant's kitchen in mid-January. La Cena is located at 621 Hammond St., Bangor.

La Cena serves homemade pastas and pizzas

By Dale McGarrigle, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:18 a.m.
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Use the proper techniques while shoveling snow this winter to avoid a back injury.

Proper back care is important

By Carol Lane, PT on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:15 a.m.
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Bangor Courts cases Dec. 17, 2012 – Dec. 21, 2012

on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:02 a.m.
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Seniors should take New Year’s lifestyle changes slow and easy

By Carol Higgins-Taylor on Dec. 26, 2012, at 10:16 a.m.
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During a recent "Touch-A-Truck" event held at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, visitors examine the Tucker Groomer belonging to the Penobscot Snowmobile Club in Hermon.

Maintenace crews hit the trails before the snowsledders do

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 10:14 a.m.
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Dr. Phillip Goldthwait will soon open the Mainely Eyes optical center in the former Pearle Vision space at the Bangor Mall.

Bangor optometrist plans new vision center

By Dale McGarrigle, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 10:05 a.m.
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In March 2013, 11 University of Maine nursing students will put their nursing skills to practice when they travel to Belize.
Back row (from left): Ciara Gordon-Magro, Nilda Cravens, Joshua Hughes, Aaron Cyr, Alexandra Libby, Allie Collias, Shannon Gusmini, and Melissa McGary; Middle row (from left): Casey Shalkowski, and Sarah Pressley; Front row (from left): Pam Shimmel, Paige Pendarvis, Jennifer Pittis, and Rebecca Stanton.

UMaine nursing students set eyes on Belize

By Debra Bell, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 9:41 a.m.