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Photographer Amanda Prouty chats in the reception area of her photography studio at 13 Main Road North in Hampden.

Photographer focuses on portraits

on July 10, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Amanda Prouty Photography is relatively new to Hampden — within the last two years — but Amanda Prouty, photographer and owner of the business, is not. Her studio, located in the business plaza at 13 Main Road North, next to Old Hampden …

Osteoporosis prevention aided by calcium-rich diet

on July 10, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.
Senior Beat By Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly   As the temperature rises, cool, creamy treats are the order of the day. And if you read the container labels you might find that your summery snack is a bone builder. Some ice cream and frozen yogurt varieties have …
 John Cecil Slater

66-year-old Augusta man accused of Hallowell bank robbery arrested in NH

By Dawn Gagnon on July 09, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An Augusta man suspected of robbing a Hallowell bank on June 23 was arrested early Wednesday afternoon in Twin Mountain, New Hampshire, according to federal authorities. John Cecil Slater, 66, was arrested without incident by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston Division and Maine State Police at …
In spring 1954 pupils of St. Mary's Catholic School formed a symbolic heart with lighted flashlights in front of the statue of the Blessed Mother during the Living Rosary held in Davenport Park in Bangor. The Right Rev. Monsignor Edward F. Ward led the recitation of the Rosary which was attended by more than 1,000 people.

YESTERDAY …|

on July 09, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
YESTERDAY …| 10 years ago — July 3, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — Sunday’s Fourth of July fireworks will be the same high-quality display Bangor residents have come to expect over the years, but it also may be the last, according to organizers. Due to …

New group mixes knitting, talk and camaraderie

on July 09, 2014, at 4:22 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   The women who meet once a week to knit at Edythe Dyer Library in Hampden are a friendly, lively group. As they knit, their conversation meanders from one topic to another — what they are knitting and why, the type of yarn …

Brewer rec offers summer fun

on July 09, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BREWER — During summer vacation, kids just want to have fun. Brewer Parks and Recreation Department has a menu of activities available that will keep children engaged and on the go until school starts again in September. Offerings for children of all …

Bangor residents shares memories of Fourth of July

on July 09, 2014, at 4:19 p.m.
By Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BANGOR — Six residents at Phillips-Strickland House in Bangor graciously agreed to share their memories of how they spent Fourth of July when they were growing in answer to The Weekly Question. Their answers were interesting and well-spoken, but too long to …

High Touch Group creates opportunities for young dreamers

on July 09, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   ORONO — “I founded my first company when I was nine, my second when I was 11, and my third when I was 12 — all with a focus on technology,” said Elizabeth Chabe, CEO and founding partner of High Touch Group. “I …

Locally grown products easy to find at Farmer’s markets

on July 09, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.
Farmers Market Corner by Erin Sweeney Agricultural organizer Food AND Medicine   This is a great time of year for enjoying fresh, local produce, baked goods, dairy, meat and more at your local farmers markets. During the 2014 growing season, we wanted to share information with readers of The Weekly …

New owner of Broadway Dairy Queen plans summer opening

on July 09, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BANGOR — Every time Rob Cross of Bangor drove by the building on Broadway, empty since 2012, that had housed the Dairy Queen, something nudged him. So he investigated, found the owner and went from there. He now owns the building and …

Weekly calendar

on July 09, 2014, at 4:11 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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration …
Shane Layman, who works at Bangor Public Library, stands in the tiny kitchen off the Story Room at Bangor Public Library. Layman conducts cooking demonstrations in the Story Room as part of the library’s summer reading program, and for the library’s Teen Chefs program during the school year.

Library gives children taste for cooking

on July 09, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
By Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Children in the Bangor Public Library’s Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program are getting a taste for more than reading. They are being encouraged to talk about, read about and learn how to prepare food with Shane Layman of Bradley in his …
From the community

American Cancer Society honors six Maine residents

on July 09, 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
ROCKY HILL, CT – Six Maine residents have been awarded the Sandra C. Labaree Award this year by the New England Division of the American Cancer Society. This volunteer award is the most honored accolade by the New England Division.  The 2014 recipients include: Deb Cook, Topsham; Rebecca Driscoll, Portland; Chad Labree, Glenburn; Denise Trafton, Glenburn; Britney Morton, Portland; Polly Potter, Cape …
The Cross Insurance Center will soon have a new marquee which will be installed on Main Street next to the multipurpose arena, the city and the facility’s management company announced Wednesday.

New marquee coming soon to Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

By Cameron Paquette, Special to the BDN on July 09, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Cross Insurance Center will soon have a new marquee which will be installed on Main Street next to the multipurpose arena, the city and the facility’s management company announced Wednesday. The new sign is a donation from the Cross family, which purchased naming rights to the …
From the community

Baked bean supper at Dedham church

Bangor Daily News on July 09, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46, Dedham DEDHAM, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46 in Dedham Village. The menu will feature beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot …

Hampden council schedules special meeting after lack of quorum prompts cancellation

By Dawn Gagnon on July 09, 2014, at 5:35 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Local officials have scheduled a special meeting for next week to conduct business they would have handled on Monday night — if they had the necessary quorum. The meeting was slated to begin at 7 p.m., however, it was canceled at 7:15 p.m. when the council found …
Bangor Detective Tim Shaw chews a bit of the mammoth Paul Bunyan burger during an eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of the restaurant's grand opening. The Bangor firefighters won, leaving only four and three-quarter pounds of food left, compared with Bangor police's five pounds.

Bangor firefighters, police compete in Guns and Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge

By Ashley L. Conti, BDN Staff on July 08, 2014, at 10:36 p.m.

Guns and Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge raises money for local charities

By Ashley Conti on July 08, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of opening day for the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino. The Bangor Fire Department won the competition, and …

Former Hermon councilor elected to school committee

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2014, at 8:51 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — Tony Reynolds, who recently completed a term on the Town Council, was tapped to served the remainder of an unexpired school committee term in a special election Tuesday. Reynolds edged out his opponent, Ted Harris, in an 81-61 vote, Town Clerk Ruth Nickerson said after the polls …
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan, who said the governor’s rule could cost his city $250,000 in aid per month, has called LePage’s stance “incredibly unfortunate.”

Portland to join municipal association lawsuit challenging LePage on distributing aid to undocumented immigrants

By Seth Koenig on July 08, 2014, at 7:09 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The city of Portland announced Tuesday evening it will join the Maine Municipal Association lawsuit challenging whether Gov. Paul LePage has the authority to cut off General Assistance aid to undocumented immigrants. Lewiston’s top administrator said earlier Tuesday his city has not taken that step, and Bangor …
 
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