The six degrees of separation is the mathematical notion that every person on the planet is no more than six people away from every other person, in terms of who knows who. So, you and I are no more than six people away from Harrison Ford, Queen Elizabeth,… Read More
    BANGOR — Fathers and sons do many activities together: playing catch, going to ballgames, fishing. Jeffrey and Max Silverstein of Bangor formed a band. Guitarist Jeffrey and fiddler Max make up two-thirds of Maximum Blue, and, along with standup bassist Nancy Merrill, they play a blend… Read More
    BANGOR — The 51st annual Anah Circus will bring exciting bigtop entertainment to the Cross Insurance Center May 2-4 as the popular event shifts from the Bangor Auditorium to the Queen City’s entertainment hub. Ringmaster Charlie Van Buskirk will introduce to fans of all ages such acts… Read More
    KITTERY — Some Bangor boys once spent a pleasant wartime summer guarding a fort on the Maine coast. Not many Mainers visit Fort McClary, an interesting state historic site located off Route 103 in Kittery Point. Built to protect Kittery and Portsmouth, N.H. against enemy warships, the… Read More
    Cold, wet weather can raise havoc on your skin causing red, rough hands with fingertips that are prone to painful splitting. For seniors, taking care of the hands is vital as the skin loses some of its integrity and becomes thin. Not to mention, hands are like calendars… Read More
    BANGOR — To ultimately enjoy less traffic congestion, drivers around Union Street will have to endure two years of more congestion. The Maine Department of Transportation plans to replace the Union Street Bridge overpass, beginning this spring and continuing through November 2016. The project is partly… Read More
    BANGOR — Betty McCarty of Glenburn is living the dream she had when was 18 years old. Three years ago, she opened Charlotte Lorraine, a consignment shop at 15 Perkins St., just off Hammond Street in Bangor. The shop is named after McCarty’s mother, Charlotte Lorraine Curtis. Read More
    EAST EDDINGTON – The East Eddington Grange was formed on March 9, 1889, at the East Eddington Public hall. Two organizations, the Farmers Club and Young Ladies Sociable’s, raised funds and began construction of the public hall 10 years before the Eddington Grange was formed. Eddington Grange… Read More
    ‘Crimes of the Heart’ ORONO — The Maine Masque will perform Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Crimes of the Heart,” at 7:30 p.m., April 9-12 and at 2 p.m., April 13, in Hauck Auditorium at the University of Maine. Third-year theater and history major Nellie Kelly… Read More
    BANGOR — When the doors open Friday on the 44th annual Bangor Home Show, visitors familiar with the show’s traditional layout will be pleasantly surprised when they enter the Cross Insurance Center. That’s because for the first time in 44 years, the Home Show is not taking… Read More
    YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — April 10, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) OLD TOWN — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued its final approval of the West Old Town Landfill on Friday, one opponents of the dump are sure to… Read More
    While rural Maine offers fewer employment opportunities than it did during the heyday of forestry and manufacturing, people are still attracted to the quality of life. Those factors are contributing to a growing number of micro-businesses statewide as people create jobs for themselves. Savvy entrepreneurs are identifying… Read More
    Easter Cantata BANGOR — The Voices of Praise will present the Eastern cantata “He’s Living Today” at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 20, at Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia St., Bangor. A free-willing offering will be taken. For more information, call 945-6616. School open house… Read More
    Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402. Children BANGOR: • Maine Discovery… Read More
    Maine at War
    His horse responding quickly to tugged reins and applied spurs, a one-armed warrior from Stetson rode among his exhausted Maine men as they stumbled, bumbled, and grumbled across rural Virginia on Saturday, April 8, 1865. Less than a week earlier, Union assaults had broken the Confederate lines… Read More
    Author’s note: While I working on a recent story about a local no-kill animal shelter, some people told me that they disapproved of any shelter that ever euthanized animals calling itself “no-kill.” This story is to inform about what “no-kill shelter” means and where Maine is at with… Read More