The Weekly is a community newspaper, so reviewing a national product seems out of place. But given that so many people suffer from back pain, I hope this one helps some of you out there. With lower-back surgery in 1987 and a car accident that damaged my… 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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402. Children BANGOR: • Maine… Read More
    ORRINGTON — Warm steam rising from a 15-gallon evaporator greeted visitors attending the March 22 MapleFestival/Irish Celebration, held at the Curran Homestead Living History Farm & Museum on Fields Pond Road in Orrington. The event featured different activities, from learning how maple sap becomes maple syrup to… Read More
    BREWER — Amidst the muffled roar and spraying sawdust, Michela Jamison seems quite happy. On an overcast March morning, with the thermometer hovering in the mid-30s, Jamison wields an Oregon chainsaw while cutting maple logs spread behind Brewer High School. Clad in a logger’s helmet and ear… Read More
    Mindfulness BANGOR — The Caring Connections Bone Health Information and Discussion Group will offer “An Introduction to Mindfulness” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 25 at the Bangor YMCA, 17 Second St. Susan Steele, FNP-C, will teach participants how to purposefully focus their attention on the present… Read More
    YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — March 20, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — Americans spend more than $18 billion annually on herbal concoctions that claim to heal everything from acne and arthritis to PMS and diminished sex drive. Separating… Read More
    Editor’s note: Last week, we learned how Wendy Morrill and her father, Richard Bailey, did an impromptu 20-mile hike on the wild coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and how they returned the following year for another 20-mile hike near Cancun. After reading about Michel Peissel’s 200-mile hike along… Read More
    Who doesn’t shudder when they hear that a senior has been victimized by a ruthless scam artist? How often do we utter, “Something needs to be done about this. We need to protect our seniors”? Something is being done. The Penobscot County Triad is a non-profit organization… Read More
    ‘Mind Mischief’ BREWER — Logan Rouse, a mind reader who does not believe in psychic powers, will use a fine mixture of conjuring techniques, psychological mischief, dark humor, hypnosis, and side -how tricks to create a fun and heavily audience participation-based show when he performs “Mind… Read More
    ORONO — Out of the trunk of her Subaru, a Vietnamese woman sells egg rolls and noodles. Steam from the warm food condensates in the plastic containers. It’s February, it’s cold, but it’s sunny enough to keep producers and customers coming. And that’s why Bich NGA Burill… Read More
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    Penobscot Valley Hospital, Lincoln To Kylie Gray and Timothy Savage Jr., Lincoln, a daughter, Aurora Mae Savage, on Feb. 15, 2014. To Laura Simonds and Aaron Burke, Mattawamkeag, a daughter, Serenity Hazel Lee Burke, on Feb. 24, 2014. To Robin and Tony… Read More
    Army Guard promotions AUGUSTA — The following Maine Army Guardsman has been promoted: • Joseph McNamara, Prospect, Pfc., Detachment 1, Headquarters and Headquarters Co.,  3/172d Infantry (Mountain). Basic training SAN ANTONIO — These Air National Guard airmen have graduated from basic military training… Read More
    MILFORD — Hacking through jungles with a machete. Walking wild tropical coastlines. Surviving on coconuts and water wherever she could find it. Call this jungle-hopping adventurer “Indiana Jane.” When Wendy Morrill of Milford went with her parents and a group of 50- and 60-somethings to an… Read More
    The No. 1 killer of women worldwide today is heart disease. Nearly 8.6 million women die worldwide annually from heart disease, compared to 400,000 who die from breast cancer. A major factor impacting mortality rates has been a knowledge deficit regarding the prevalence  of heart… Read More
    UMaine concert band WINTERPORT — The University of Maine Concert Band will perform twice at the Wagner Middle School on Thursday, March 20. The band will play during an afternoon assembly and again at 7 p.m. in a free public concert. Two musicians were students… 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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402. Art BANGOR: • UMaine… Read More
    ORONO — The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium and Observatory are getting a $5.2 million upgrade as the Emera Astronomy Center, slated to open this fall. The new all-digital facility will be a grand improvement over the current one. “It’s head and shoulders, quantum leaps beyond what we’ve… Read More