Maine Frame

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.
It's (s)no fun when you push a toboggan through the fresh snow of the Penobscot Country Club as Jeanette Estey, left, could attest Jan. 16, 1960. Reaping the benefits of her efforts are, left to right, Frances and Thomas Sheehan and Carol Ewen. All are of Bangor.

Uphill, both ways: 20 photos of Maine blizzards of yesteryear

By Jeanne Luetjen on Dec. 06, 2014, at 5:54 a.m.
The summit marker atop 768-foot-tall South Bubble mountain is lit by an off-camera flash, and the rocks at its base are "painted" with a red-filtered headlamp in a 30-second exposure made at dusk in Acadia National Park.

Shining the spotlight on Acadia at night

By Robert F. Bukaty on Dec. 05, 2014, at 6:42 a.m.
Brian Brown, a Brewer High School student, ties a black woolly booger Thursday morning in the school's lecture hall. Brown's grandfather was a fly fisherman and he hopes to take up the sport. Student's received lessons from the Penobscot Fly Fishers as part of their outdoors education class.

Penobscot Fly Fishers give Brewer students a lesson in fly tying

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 04, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
The nationally ranked 1970 Brewer Witches are considered one of the top teams in Maine high school football history. Ten veterans led the Witches to their second state title in three years: (front row from left) John Robichaud, Bobby VanPeursem, Bruce Whitten, Ralph Payne, Dana Goodard; (back, from left) Fred Olsen, Robin Holyoke, Donny McGlauflin, Dick Coffin and Steve Campbell.

Maine high school football championships through the years

By Jeanne Luetjen on Nov. 14, 2014, at 12:22 p.m.
Democratic candidate for governor U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (right) makes a point about incumbent Gov. Paul LePage at a televised debate in Augusta on Oct. 15.

Say cheese: Humorous photos from the 2014 Maine election season

By Brian Feulner on Nov. 05, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
A child poses for a portrait Saturday in downtown Bangor. Downtown businesses opened their doors to young trick or treaters and children were able to grab a spooky bag in West Market Square with a map of participating locations and make their way around downtown collecting candy and puzzle pieces.

From superheroes to princesses, children go trick-or-treating during Halloween Bangor event

By Ashley Conti on Oct. 28, 2014, at 1:49 p.m.
Justin Davis body surfs down the Kenduskeag Stream Thursday in Bangor. "We go out whenever the water comes up," said Davis. "When the water comes up, it brings the magic."

Thrill seekers enjoy body boarding Kenduskeag Stream after heavy rain

By Ashley Conti on Oct. 24, 2014, at 2:45 p.m.
Chris Henderson of Hampden took this photo at his home Oct. 14, 2014. He says his kids love the dummy set up on the porch each year.

BDN seeks readers’ Halloween photos for slideshow

By Julie Harris on Oct. 15, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
This picture is of Jeff Neimi and his father Bob from Wareham, Massachusetts.  Mt. Oscar is a fictious
locale because my wife and I named this side hill of Kelly Mountain after our Golden Labrador retriever (Oscar)
who got ‘kinda lost’ on the side of the mountain.  Bob did not hunt last year and will no longer hunt
because he has Alzheimers. Bob made a trip to Maine this weekend to his hunting camp in Morrill. His two sons still hunt in Maine and will carry on the tradition and now have sons who will come to hunt Maine for a brief spell this fall.  Nani Paradis took this photo on Nov. 20, 2004. The deer was shot and killed with one shot but a long drag from the truck. Bob would have been 63 when the photo was taken. The photo was submitted by Richard Paradis of Farmingdale.

Readers share photos from hunting experiences

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
The 95er Restaurant

A look at iconic Bangor restaurants of the past

By Jeanne Luetjen on Oct. 11, 2014, at 7:34 a.m.
Autumn Clair, 16, says goodbye to her steer Pedro at the 4-H auction at the Fryeburg Fair on Friday.  "It's always hard," said Clair, who raises two or three steers every year.

From steer to horses, farm animals are heart of the Fryeburg Fair

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 05, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
Bucksport's Champion paper mill is seen on Nov. 26, 1990.

A look back at closed paper mills in Maine

By Jeanne Luetjen on Oct. 04, 2014, at 6:10 a.m.
Picking potatoes, circa 1994

The potato harvest tradition in Maine

By Jeanne Luetjen on Sept. 27, 2014, at 7:16 a.m.
This photo was taken Sept. 28, 2014, at Tumbledown Mountain by Amber Wotton.

These photos from BDN readers show the breathtaking fall foliage of Maine

on Sept. 24, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
A helicopter whirligig that was given as a gift from a friend is part of the collection of lawn ornaments at Darrell Flanderss home.

‘For the fun of it,’ Lincoln man constructs aeronautical lawn ornaments

By Robert F. Bukaty on Sept. 24, 2014, at 6:53 a.m.
PanikSwitch Cycles' Scott Marasco marks where the handle bars need cut on of a Honda CL450 that the crew is working on restoring in Hermon Wednesday. PanikSwitch Cycles restores, builds and maintains all types of motorcycles.

Hermon motorcycle shop gets ‘old-school’ bikes back out on the road

By Ashley Conti on Sept. 22, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
Wildlife biologist Lindsay Tudor extracts tooth from bull moose.

A look at Maine moose hunts over the years

By Jeanne Luetjen on Sept. 21, 2014, at 5:42 a.m.