Special Sections

The following are BDN advertising supplements written by our advertising staff. Download the special sections as they appeared in print.

 

Don’t forget the reindeer!

By Aimee Thibodeau on Nov. 04, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.

Gifts for Foodies

on Nov. 04, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.

Holiday Shipping 101

By Family Features on Nov. 04, 2014, at 10:11 a.m.

Gifts for the Home

on Nov. 04, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
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Holiday gift idea for grandparents

By Family Features on Nov. 04, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
A perfect set: Enhance her boho chic style with the healing gemstone power of a Zen Rudraksha and Gem necklace, with matching earrings and bracelet.
	Buy It: Zen Rudraksha and Gem necklace, $16;Tree of Life earrings, $7; Tree of Life bracelet, $6.
Mexicali Blues
		1 West Market Square
		Bangor
		990-4113
		mexicaliblues.com

Gifts for Her

on Nov. 04, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
Letters to create monogrammed coasters.

Celebrate and Create: Tips for a DIY holiday

By Family Features on Nov. 03, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
Toe Pick!: Whether she’s a pro or just starting out, figure skating is a fun way to enjoy a chilly Maine winter.
Buy It: Jackson Ultima Figure Skates, $69.99	
Gunn’s Sport Shop
		32 Green Point Road
989-9838
gunnshockey.com

Gifts for Sports Fans

on Nov. 03, 2014, at 1:21 p.m.
Bottom’s Up!: Everything you need for the beer enthusiast (or master brewer) in your life. 
	Buy It: 64 oz. stainless steel growler, $44.95; beerME coozie, $4.95; The STARR “X” bottle opener, $8.50; homebrew box, $25; Central Street Farmhouse glass, $??; “33 Bottles of Beer” book, $4.50; “The Portable Beer Expert” book, $16.95.
		Central Street Farmhouse
30 Central St.
Bangor
992-4454
info@centralstreetfarmhouse.com

Gifts for Him

on Nov. 03, 2014, at 1:12 p.m.
3-2-1 Takeoff: Take your tyke on a plane ride with this aircraft swing from HABA. 
	Buy It: HABA aircraft swing, $139.99 
		Central Street Farmhouse
30 Central St.
Bangor
992-4454
info@centralstreetfarmhouse.com

Gifts for Kids

on Nov. 03, 2014, at 12:33 p.m.
VIDEO

Taking care of 36,000 acres no easy task

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 17, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
Installing a stylish, well-built, and insulated main entry door can improve a home's curbside appeal and reduce energy costs.

Installing a new main entry door can reduce energy costs

By StatePoint on April 11, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.

Cost-effective renovations can improve kitchen’s functionality

By StatePoint on April 11, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
 Young plants grow inside pots in a greenhouse nursery. Starting plants from seed is a good way to "jump start" a vegetable garden in Maine.

Sowing the seeds of spring: How to start your garden indoors

By Brandpoint on April 11, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
Skip Doodson of Circle D Sprayfoam maneuvers into some tight spaces to insulate an existing building with sprayfoam.

Insulate with sprayfoam technology

By Greg "Skip" Doodson, Circle D Sprayfoam on April 11, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
A volunteer with the EZ Fix program offered by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging moves from curbside to the front steps a mailbox for an elderly homeowner who encountered great difficulty in reaching the end of her driveway to get her mail. This simple project meant the woman could get her mail safely.

Easy fixes help seniors ‘age in place’

By Ardeana Hamlin, Special to BDN Maine on April 11, 2014, at 8:50 a.m.
This chart placed into insulation blown into an attic by a crew from Keith Trembley Home Solutions indicates that the attic has been insulated to R-19.

Dr. Energy Saver can help reduce energy costs

By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on April 11, 2014, at 8:48 a.m.
The Maine Construction Group recently constructed this executive ranch on Stetson Drive in Hampden.

Hampden contractors see uptick in new housing construction

By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on April 11, 2014, at 8:42 a.m.
Inadequate ventilation has caused moisture to collect and freeze on the roof sheating accessible for the attic in a Glenburn house. The moisture is evident in the white-colored frost; the darker color on the roof beam is mold that has started to grow in the damp environment.

Look for wintertime damage in the spring

By Brian Swartz, BDN Maine Special Sections on April 11, 2014, at 8:32 a.m.
Snow removed from a metal roof lies piled beside a house in Hampden on New Year's Day 2014. Although pricey, metal roofing offers some advantages to traditional asphalt-shingle roofing; a metal roof tends to shed snow sooner, especially when temperatures warm toward 30 degrees, and last longer than a shingle roof.

The ins and outs of choosing a new roof

By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on April 11, 2014, at 8:25 a.m.