Maine Frame

 
Nate Hicks (left) of the Bangor High School ROTC distributes flags Wednesday afternoon on the gravestones of veterans around Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bangor. Raymond Willins (right), a World War II veteran and a member of American Legion Post 12 in Bangor, was the leader of Hicks’ group. American Legion Post 12, the Bangor High School ROTC, Bangor Boy Scout Troops 301 and 10, and community volunteers gathered at the cemetery for a brief ceremony and the placement of flags for Memorial Day.

Maine Frame: Remembrances from Maine Memorial Days

By Jeanne Luetjen on May 23, 2015, at 5:58 a.m.
The Pie Moms of Rockland, seen here in this 2011 file photo.

The incredible women we call mom

By Jeanne Luetjen on May 09, 2015, at 6:21 a.m.
The Louisburg, Bar Harbor, Maine.

Stunning images of Bar Harbor, MDI in early 1900s

By Brian Feulner on March 31, 2015, at 4:02 p.m.
The 1947 Patten Academy boys basketball team was honored at a banquet hosted by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad at the Penobscot Hotel in Bangor after beating Boston Latin 35-32 at the Boston Garden in the New England Basketball Tournament. From left are Carroll Hatt, manager Jack Seely, Thurston Townsend, captain Lloyd Wilson, coach Willis Phair, Donna Phair, Harley Dow, Howard Cunningham, Hollis Bates, Gilman Rossignol and Kenneth McCourt. Team member Lynn Vickery did not return with the team.

Tourney time in Maine

By Jeanne Luetjen on Feb. 14, 2015, at 5:50 a.m.
The ice saw is dragged by people as they make the initial cuts on the ice at Cobb's Pierce Pond Camps during the 2013 ice harvest. The harvest was restarted by Gary Cobb in the mid-1970s as a novelty and to provide some additional refrigeration for food and drinks at the camp.

The ice harvest: A Maine tradition

By Jeanne Luetjen on Feb. 07, 2015, at 5:47 a.m.
Fishermen on the coast of Vinalhaven in 1936. From Richard Burton's Flickr collection, rich701.

Remembering Vinalhaven’s past

By Brian Feulner on Jan. 31, 2015, at 5:51 a.m.
Ben Cantara of Biddeford was one of a handful of racers who competed in shorts despite a temperature in the 20s.

Racing in snowshoes

By Robert F. Bukaty on Jan. 26, 2015, at 5:24 a.m.
Jamie Poitras of Old Orchard Beach grinds across a rail during Rail Jam, the kickoff event of the inaugural Winterfest in Portland. Snowboarders sponsored by Long’s Board Shop will performs jumps and tricks on the Shawnee Peak rail course.

Snowboarders, skiers catch some air at Winterfest in Portland

By Robert F. Bukaty on Jan. 23, 2015, at 8:37 p.m.
Painter and musician Peter Dugovic plays a newly finished cigar box guitar made by his friend Max Jones of Saco. Jones creates singular instruments under the moniker Suspect Device.

Saco man crafts instruments from film canisters, cigar boxes, yardsticks and more

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 21, 2015, at 5:48 a.m.
Alicia Lofton (from left), 11, Jessie Lofton, 13, and Lily Cooper, 10, crest the hill of the tubing run at Hermon Mountain in February 2003.

Best way to curb cabin fever? Get outside and play

By Jeanne Luetjen on Jan. 17, 2015, at 5:52 a.m.
Winter takes hold at Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

Frozen Acadia

By Gabor Degre on Jan. 13, 2015, at 6:53 p.m.
BDN photographer Gabor Degre shoots Acadia National Park on one of the coldest days of the year.
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Bangor Daily News carriers deliver the newspaper by pony in this 1959 file photo.

Bangor Daily News carriers deliver to Maine customers throughout the years

By Jeanne Luetjen on Jan. 10, 2015, at 6:42 a.m.
Bangor-based violin maker Nathan Slobodkin works on fitting the neck of a cello at his shop.  This is one of the last major steps in making an instrument like this.  Slobodkin worked with extreme caution to make a perfect fit and also to ensure the neck will line up perfectly with the body of the instrument.

Bangor violin maker uses old techniques to create unique new instruments

By Gabor Degre on Jan. 02, 2015, at 8:12 a.m.
Holiday lights are seen in the Gettysburg Avenue neighborhood in Brewer on Friday.

Brightening the season: Brewer neighborhood lets Christmas lights shine

By Ashley Conti on Dec. 23, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
Donna Martin helps answer letters to Santa at the Forest Avenue Post Office in Portland on Monday. This year, volunteers will answer about 800 letters.

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas…: Postal Service employees bring the cheer and answer kids letters to Santa

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 23, 2014, at 5:47 a.m.
Three sleepy puppies "in the sack" are being cared for in one of Santa's sub-precincts, awaiting Christmas day and a permanent home as a gift from Santa in this December 1956 file photo. They are part of a litter of five at the Bangor Humane Society's shelter on Howard Street. Ernest F. Crowell, humane society agent, said they are a mixture of spaniel, collie and shepherd. Also at the shelter and anxious to find an owner are two cute boxer pups.

Happy holidays: The spirit of Christmas past across Maine

By Jeanne Luetjen on Dec. 20, 2014, at 6:04 a.m.
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Jen Bailey, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, wheels her "hamper" of letters and packages out of the sorting facility deep beneath the post office on Forest Avenue in Portland on Thursday -- the busiest day of the year.

Maine letter carriers deliver packages, mail on US Postal Service’s busiest day of the year

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 18, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
Pausing between takes listening to children recite their Christmas lists, Santa Claus offers a wave inside his hut at the Aroostook Centre Mall.

‘Tis the season

By Jeanne Luetjen on Dec. 13, 2014, at 6:05 a.m.
Belfast Curling Club members sweep the ice to help curl their rock during a league game at the Belfast Curling Club in Belfast Thursday.

Belfast Curling Club finds competition, camaraderie in the winter cold

By Ashley Conti on Dec. 08, 2014, at 8 a.m.
Santa Claus greets children shortly after arriving at Hadlock Field in Portland for the fourth annual Holiday at Hadlock on Saturday in Portland. Claus was originally scheduled to arrive at the baseball diamond by helicopter, but a wintry mix of precipitation cancelled his flight. Instead, Claus arrived by fire truck.

Santa, Sea Dogs’ Slugger highlight holiday event at Hadlock Field in Portland

By Ben McCanna on Dec. 07, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.