Special Sections

The following are BDN advertising supplements written by our advertising staff. Visit our Special Sections page to view each edition.

 
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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.
Frost tinges a young balsam fir growing in Franklin. Balsam fir, like trees native to Maine, are excellent candidates for planting in a yard as part of a natural landscape; already adapted to the state’s frigid winters and tough growing conditions, native trees can thrive where imported species struggle to survive.

Natural landscaping avoids many plant-related issues

By David Ffrench on April 11, 2014, at 8:23 a.m.
Among the initial DIY home-improvement projects that Mainers can undertake in spring is changing a home's decor by painting new color schemes on interior walls.

Undertake DIY home-improvement projects this spring

By Brandpoint on April 11, 2014, at 8:19 a.m.

Business bankers work with every sector of Maine economy

By Brian Swartz, on March 17, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
In late October 2011, Paige Case, a chemical engineering undergraduate student at the University of Maine, holds a container filled with biofuel oil made from cellulose in waste wood. The new process of creating biofuel was developed by UMaine professor Clayton Wheeler and his students.

Home-grown engineers key to Maine’s economy

By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on March 13, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
Eric Furry is the proprietor of Pro Libris, 10 Third St., Bangor.

Independent bookstores develop niches in changing times

By Dale McGarrigle, Special to the BDN on March 13, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development

Going green and saving green with cloud-based business phone systems

By Trevor Jones, GWI on March 13, 2014, at 2:07 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
Angelisa Levesque, a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens/The Masiello Group, is the 2014 president of the Maine Association of Realtors.

Real estate career involves education, hard work

By Wanda Curtis, Special to the BDN on March 13, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
Statistics indicate that sales of homes in Maine have risen in the last year.

Sales of existing family homes in Maine rose 13.6 percent last year

By Wanda Curtis, Special to the BDN on March 13, 2014, at 2:02 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
The Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (MEMIC) is located at 261 Commercial St., Portland. MEMIC provides workers' compensation insurance coverage for many Maine employers.

MEMIC makes workplace safety pay

on March 13, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
Outlook: Business & Economic Development
A construction worker installs an insulated concrete form at the new medical office building under construction for St. Joseph's Healthcare in Bangor. Consigli Construction introduced the innovative ICFs for the new 22,000-square-foot building.

Consigli Construction utilizes Insulated Concrete Forms for Bangor project

on March 13, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.