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Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction

By Martin Chartrand on July 22, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St., Brewer, ME For more information: 207-989-5860; Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction Friday, August 15, 2014 Food AND Medicine 20 Ivers St, Brewer 5-9 PM Dinner included. Donations accepted. ALL PROCEEDS of the benefit go …
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Thomas Follette, 100, sits in a truck at Dysart's.

100-year-old has ‘big rig’ dream fulfilled at Dysart’s

on July 22, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
HERMON, Maine — Thomas Follette, 100-year-old resident of Arbor Terrace in Gardiner, has dreamed of going for a ride in a “big rig” and having lunch at a legendary local favorite – Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant. His wish came true Monday, July 21, thanks to the generosity of Dysart’s who donated the …
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John Robinson to keynote Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — On Thursday, Aug. 7, the Five Council Collaborative is sponsoring the second annual Maine Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn located at 250 Haskell Road. John Robinson, managing partner and CEO of Our Ability, will keynote the event. Robinson, who was born a …
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Bangor High Class of 1959 to hold informal 55th reunion

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 3:11 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Pat's Pizza , 11 Mill St., Orono For more information: 207-942-8683; BANGOR, Maine — Bangor High School Class of 1959 will hold an informal 55th reunion at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Pat’s Pizza in Orono. All class members and friends …
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Penobscot Job Corps to hold ‘female only’ open house

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Penobscot Job Corps, 1375 Union St. For more information: 207 990-3000 Ext 305 BANGOR, Maine — The Penobscot Job Corps Center will be holding a “female only” open house 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Lunch will be provided. Tours of …
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Knitters, crocheters needed to spread awareness of child abuse

By Renae on July 18, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Every year, thousands of infants are shaken and abused at the hands of a frustrated parent or caregiver. Frustration with a crying infant is the No. 1 trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants. In an effort to educate parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and reduce …
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Book signing for Rosalie Deer Heart at Hampden library

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 10:57 a.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Edythe L. Dyer Community Library, 269 Main Road North, Hampden For more information: HAMPDEN, Maine — A book signing and conversation for Rosalie Deer Heart’s latest book “Soul Befriending — Full Beam Living and Loving” will be held 6:30-7:30 …
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Talk on historic resources available at Fogler Library

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 9:38 a.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — “Discovering Digital Commons” on historic resources available through Fogler Library at University of Maine in Orono will be given by library Reference Archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Old Town Museum, Main Street. Admission free. This post was contributed by a community …
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Former Rep. Kimberley Rosen launches campaign for Senate

Bangor Daily News on July 17, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
BUCKSPORT, Maine — Families in Senate District 8 will have the chance to return a proven leader to the Maine Legislature with former Representative Kimberley Rosen announcing her candidacy for State Senate. Kimberley Rosen will seek the Republican nomination at the July 20th caucus to replace incumbent Sen. Ed Youngblood who …
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Brownville church’s Old Home Weekend Auction and supper

Bangor Daily News on July 17, 2014, at 10:35 a.m.
BROWNVILLE JUNCTION, Maine — Brownville Community Church’s “Annual” Old Home Weekend Auction and Church Supper will be held Aug. 2, at the church on Front Street. Auction, 9 a.m. until don; supper featuring Dysart’s famous baked beans and homemade pies, 5-6:30 p.m. Adults $7; children $3. Pleasant River Quilters to …
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Gospel concert at Messiah Baptist Church

Bangor Daily News on July 16, 2014, at 7:48 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Dartts, a family gospel group, will be presenting a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Messiah Baptist Church, 985 Union St. Tracy Dartt, has written hundreds of gospel songs, his best known, “God on the Mountain.” You are invited to see and hear the Dartts in concert.  …
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Old Town church to offer free community supper

Bangor Daily News on July 16, 2014, at 7:11 a.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, Corner of Main and Center streets, Old Town OLD TOWN, Maine — St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Main and Center Streets in Old Town, will host a free community supper at 6 …
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Benefit supper for Deb Smith

Bangor Daily News on July 15, 2014, at 12:04 p.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: East Orrington Congregational Church , 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, Maine For more information: 207-825-3404 ORRINGTON, Maine — A spaghetti supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, to help Deb Smith …
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Six EMHS hospitals named among Nation’s Most Wired in 2014

Bangor Daily News on July 14, 2014, at 4:46 p.m.
BREWER, Maine –  Six Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems hospitals are at the forefront of using information technology to improve patient care, based on the results of a 2014 survey published by the American Hospital Association. Eastern Maine Medical Center and Sebasticook Valley Hospital were recognized in the healthcare’s most wired category, and The …
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Charity motorcycle ride on July 19 to benefit Bangor Humane Society.

Charity motorcycle ride to benefit furry friends at BHS

Bangor Daily News on July 14, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Two local businesses are coming together for the second year in a row to help raise money for the homeless pets at the Bangor Humane Society. John Ramirez of 4Points BBQ and Blues House in Winterport and Russ Maynard of Blackstream Custom Cycles in Hermon are organizing a charity …
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Free healthcare employer panel at Beal College

Bangor Daily News on July 14, 2014, at 12:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine  – Beal College will host a free healthcare employer panel at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at its 99 Farm Road campus. The panel, hosted by the Beal College Career Services Office, will include human resources representatives from St. Joseph Healthcare, Penobscot Community Health Care, and Eastern Maine Medical Center. …
“Ribs, steak, hamburger, stuffed peppers and brownies.”
Janine Greeley, St. Albans

‘What’s on your barbecue grill this summer?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 9:06 a.m.
The Weekly was at Six Miles Falls Store in Bangor.
“The wind and the coolness. It’s close to the water. And Pompeii Pizza.”
Michaela Warman, Bangor

‘What attracts you to the Bangor waterfront?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
The Weekly was at the Bangor Waterfront
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Adult pet fees waived at Bangor Humane Society

Bangor Daily News on July 11, 2014, at 11:38 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The intake of animals at the Bangor Humane Society has increased dramatically, and the building is now at capacity, filled with abandoned, stray or surrendered pets. Many more are on a waiting list for individuals needing to surrender. “When we are at capacity, the health of our …

Waldo County hams well-equipped, skilled in emergency communications

By Nick Kaye on July 10, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
MILBRIDGE, Maine — Should a major disaster strike midcoast or other parts of Maine rendering normal communications inoperable or degraded, there is a cadre of “amateur” radio operators that can respond and fill in the gap until the communications crisis is over. The term “amateur” refers not to a lack …
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