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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

I am winning the epic mind battle that is widowhood

on May 22, 2017, at 12:39 p.m.
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Planned Parenthood Hosts Activist Training at the College of the Atlantic

By Amy Cookson on May 22, 2017, at 10:18 a.m.
YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT

A final gift from Mom

on May 19, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
Making clear your end of life wishes is a priceless gift to your family. Learn how my Mom’s plan eased my burden in my time of grief.
BOOMER HAIKU

42 reasons I’m glad I didn’t have kids

on May 19, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
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Aaron Pyle (left) and Shawn Lefevre work to install the work of New York-based artist Jason Bard Yarmosky at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor Thursday. Yarmosky's show features large, realistic paintings of his elderly grandmother, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s turns into artwork at upcoming Bangor exhibit

By Meg Haskell on May 19, 2017, at 8:22 a.m.
The show will hang through September 2, serving as the catalyst for a summer series of free noontime talks and workshops aimed at educating family caregivers about age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Peter Werner talks about the 1961 reprints of the Gutenberg Bible he is in the process of binding for a customer. Werner of Blue Hill is a master bookbinder who learned the craft from his grandfather, Arno Werner.

‘Understated elegance’: Inside the world of a Blue Hill bookbinder

By Meg Haskell on May 18, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
“I love producing something beautiful and functional that you can hold in your hand,” said Peter Werner, a master bookbinder in Blue Hill.
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Dechaine Completes Reserve Officer Training

By Town of Madawaska on May 16, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
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Workmen stay busy at a 24-unit Avesta Housing project site in Gorham in 2016.

Maine House GOP has votes to sink bid to issue $15 million senior housing bond

By Michael Shepherd on May 16, 2017, at 2:15 p.m.
The Maine House of Representatives initially voted 85-57 on Tuesday to issue that bond money.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

Being in a feisty state of mind

on May 16, 2017, at 6 a.m.
YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT

What are you doing the rest of your life?

on May 14, 2017, at 10:04 p.m.
The time immediately preceding your retirement (I call it “your countdown to retirement” is the most powerful time in your life. Want to know why? Keep reading.
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Bangor Community Chorus Presents: Broadway Tonight!

By Aaron Richard on May 14, 2017, at 9:57 p.m.
SHALLOW REFLECTIONS™

A sampler of the potatoes of Mum’s life and love

on May 13, 2017, at 5 a.m.
This Mother’s Day has me remembering how hard my mother worked to feed us. She showed us love every day with her potato cooking skills.
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Members of a tennis team at the Ellsworth Tennis Center pose on a balcony overlooking the city of Florence, Italy. Left to right: Melissa Hale, Teri Green, Anne Dentino, Sarah Maxwell, Andrea Maloney, Sandy Johnson, Anne Gibson and Karen Robidoux.

Red clay, rolling hills and risotto: Maine tennis team takes game to Tuscany

By Meg Haskell on May 13, 2017, at 1:09 a.m.
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This working scale model locomotive is an exact replica of a Bangor & Aroostook engine from the early part of the last century. George Roy of Fort Kent spent an estimated 5,000 hours fabricating the model in 1961. Last week, it was gifted to the Fort Kent Historical Society.

Decades later, 800-pound model train finds its way home to Fort Kent

By Julia Bayly on May 12, 2017, at 9:29 a.m.
The working steam engine was designed and built by one of Fort Kent’s true “petanteurs” George Roy in 1961.
BOOMER HAIKU

A new slew of irritants that trigger age-related a**hat allergy syndrome

on May 12, 2017, at 7:31 a.m.
FACTS OPTIONAL

No rhyme or reason

on May 10, 2017, at 3:04 p.m.
Well, it rhymes a little bit.
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Elizabeth Johns, a social security expert, poses for a portrait in Bangor Tuesday. A number of changes in Social Security took effect at the beginning of 2017, most people don't know about them. By 2034, it is estimated that the system will be able to pay only about 75 percent of its obligations unless revenues increase and/or benefits decrease.

Midlife Mainers should know about these changes in Social Security

By Meg Haskell on May 10, 2017, at 12:47 p.m.
Social Security is stable and adequately funded, but it’s important that beneficiaries here understand how it changes from year to year as well as the forces that shape its future.
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Members of the group Blazing Saddles spend an afternoon bicycling in Alexandria, Virginia, on April, 26.

Baby boomers join ‘aging-at-home villages’ for yoga, happy hour, biking

By Annie Groer, Washington Post on May 09, 2017, at 12:39 p.m.
“When you don’t have some of the natural [community-building] systems like schools or work, it takes a lot more effort to make new friends.” Villages work because “people want to be part of an organization.”
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

Taking ownership of my boat and fishing around the memories

on May 08, 2017, at 3:04 p.m.
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I almost killed my mom with an anti-itch pill

By Sheila Sullivan Zubrod, Washington Post on May 08, 2017, at 9:36 a.m.
As teachable moments go, this one was huge.