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Painted Trillium

Bangor Land Trust wildflower walks slated through summer

on May 24, 2016, at 2:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Land Trust’s first monthly wildflower walk in May exposed fringed polygala, starflower and painted trillium. The June wildflower walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Walden-Parke Preserve with co-leaders George Elliott and Grace Bartlett should reveal Lady Slippers and other woods flowers. Rain date is …

Food Is Medicine Forum: Addressing Food Security for a Healthier Maine set for June 7 in Bangor

By Lee McWilliams on May 23, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-973-6564; BANGOR — Conference features national and state experts on hunger, nutrition, the impact on health, healthcare, and strengthening Maine’s food security network. Maine has the 3rd highest …

Orrington church plans bean supper

on May 23, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. The menu will offer beans, hot dogs, …
Sadie Bliss, Maine Crafts Association executive director; Stuart Kestenbaum, former Haystack executive director and Maine's current Poet Laureate; Elizabeth Busch, 2016 MCA Master Craft Artist Award recipient. and John Rohman, MCA advisory board member, celebrate the moment.

Glenburn artist receives crafts association award

on May 23, 2016, at 8:47 a.m.
DEER ISLE — The Maine Crafts Association announced recently that the MCA 2016 Master Craft Artist Award recipient is Elizabeth Busch of Glenburn, quilt maker, painter and sculptor, arts administrator and educator. The MCA 2016 Craft Supporter Award recipient is Tammy Knight of Clinton, development program manager, Maine Made. The recipients …

Newburgh Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary yard and bake sale

By Kelly Hamilton on May 22, 2016, at 11:17 a.m.
Friday, June 3, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, June 4, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Newburgh Fire Department, 2660 Western Ave, Newburgh, Maine For more information: 207-234-7274 Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4 9am-4pm (No Early Birds please) Route 9Fire Station Stuff a Bag $3 (clothes …
Demetri Maxim, Paige Brown and Sydney MacDonald, all Bangor High School students. participated in the

Maine teens win big awards at international science fair in Phoenix

By Stefany Burrell on May 19, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
Maine teens were lauded recently for growing a kidney and solving a pollution problem. Demetri Maxim, a senior at Gould Academy, won first place in his category for his work in developing a way to grow kidney cells from skin tissue. He was awarded three other awards at a Special …

Day camp seeks middle school students to learn about engineering careers during UMaine day camp

on May 19, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine College of Engineering is offering educational opportunities for middle school students to learn about engineering and transportation related careers. Students will be exposed to university life, leadership and teambuilding activities, and a series of lectures, workshops, hands-on laboratories, and field trips. Participants will explore all aspects of …

Orrington church plans baked bean supper

on May 19, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Orrington Congregational Church, Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON — A baked bean supper will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, cole slaw and …

City of Bangor joins National Economic Impact Study of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations

By City of Bangor Commission on Cultural Development on May 19, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
BANGOR — The arts mean business. That is the message being delivered by the city of Bangor, which has joined the Arts and Economic Prosperity V, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. The city’s Commission on Cultural Development will administer …

UMaine freshmen organize food pantry fundraiser

By Rich Romero on May 19, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Brewer Community School, Brewer, Maine For more information: 605-1218 BREWER — Persistence paid off for two University of Maine freshmen and Brewer High School alumnae who wanted to organize a fundraiser for a local food pantry. Abigail Durrah and Breannah Geiser …

UMaine student focuses on factors affecting spread of deer ticks, diseases

on May 19, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.
ORONO — With the arrival of spring, many Mainers head outside to hike, mow lawns, picnic and garden. But working and playing outdoors can bring people in contact with deer ticks and tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease. “Maine in 2014 had the highest incidence of Lyme disease of all the …

Husson University says its the first college in U.S. to pilot and rollout personal security devices to prevent sexual assaults

on May 19, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
BANGOR — Since October 2015, Husson University has been the site of an extensive pilot program with the Peace of Mind Company to test a keychain-sized, personal security device that calls campus safety and security with the touch of a button. Recently, the university announced, after thoroughly testing the device, that …

A look at Bangor’s history – just for young ones

on May 19, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Bangor Historical Society, 159 Main St., Bangor, Maine BANGOR — All Dressed up, a peek inside the Bangor Historical Society clothing and costume collection, will be the focus of Hands on History for children age 5 through 13  at 10 …

Bangor Historical Society lists Brown Bag Lunch Series dates

on May 19, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
BANGOR — Bangor Historical Society announced the schedule for its 2016 Brown Bag Lunch Series noon Tuesdays, at Isaac Farrar Mansion, Union Street: * June 7, “200 Years of the Bangor Fire Department,” Bangor Fire Department. * July 12, “Understanding the Declaration of Independence,” Liam Riordan. * Aug. 2, “Maine …

Orrington club to host annual plant sale

By Barbara Joy on May 19, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Orrington Garden Club Plant Sale, Masonic Hall Rte. 15, Orrinton, Maine For more information: 207-989-3746 ORRINGTON — Orrington Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Masonic Hall, east side of River …

Bangor High JROTC organizing 2016 Memorial Day parade

on May 18, 2016, at 12:36 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will host the Greater Bangor Area 2016 Memorial Day Parade at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, May 30, beginning on Exchange Street. The parade will proceed north on Exchange, turn left on Hammond Street, through through the traffic circle and …
Saltmarsh sparrow

Saltmarsh sparrow population plummets, UMaine scientists say

on May 16, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
ORONO — When Laura Garey wades into tidal marshes at sunrise to survey saltmarsh sparrows, the University of Maine graduate student also spies deflated balloons, trash and pollutants. Tidal marshes — reservoirs at the intersection of land and sea — also are increasingly being damaged by coastal development, sea-level rise …

Ghost Camp set for June 25-26

on May 16, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine For more information: 469-6553 PROSPECT — A Ghost Camp will be held 6 p.m.-10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, at Fort Knox. The cost is $50 per person (minimum age 18 or 12 if accompanied …

Hammond Street Congregational Church gets a lift

By Michael O'Hara on May 16, 2016, at 6:05 a.m.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor, ME For more information: 207-947-8431; BANGOR — A major milestone will be  reached Sunday, May 22, at Hammond Street Congregational Church when the Kathryn and Roger Lothrop Lift is dedicated in …
Enhanced photo that East Coast Ghost Trackers refer to as "The Ghost Family."

Fort Knox ghost hunts set for May 21

By Leon Seymour on May 14, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine For more information: 469-6553 PROSPECT — The East Coast Ghost Trackers will begin this season’s ghost hunts 8-11 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at For Knox. The Ghost Trackers guide groups of people interested in learning ghost …