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We’re going to need a bigger paddle boat

It’s that time of year again, when occasional great white shark sightings off Maine beaches make big headlines.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
6:54 pm Monday, June 26, 2017


How to set up a home gym without spending a small fortune

If you’re reading this blog, most likely, you are looking for a way to integrate healthy food, eating habits, and exercise into a busy schedule.  Maybe you have a full-time job that takes a lot of your time and energy.  Maybe you have kids with busy schedules.  Maybe you’re trying …

Catherine Hall

Food and Fitness for the Rest of Us
5:23 pm Monday, June 26, 2017


Come to the Bangor Nar-Anon on Thursday evenings. You will be welcome.

Every Thursday at 6 p.m. a group gathers in the St. Francis Conference Room at 294 Center Street , on St. Joseph Healthcare’s  Bangor campus. The members come together for the same reason — with hope and intent to help others as they help themselves. This group of incredible people are …

Amy Kenney

5:10 pm Monday, June 26, 2017


Derba has the right stuff to make UMaine baseball a consistent contender

The University of Maine’s search for a head baseball coach culminated on Friday with the announcement that Nick Derba would continue to lead the program. Derba, who since December had served as the interim head coach, reportedly was selected from among a large pool of more than 100 applicants that included …

Pete Warner

Extra Points
3:47 pm Monday, June 26, 2017


Brantley Gilbert set for September concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor

Country artist Brantley Gilbert has been added to the summer lineup at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. Gilbert will perform on Friday, Sept. 8, with guests Tyler Farr and Luke Combs. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, June 30. Gilbert has released two platinum-selling albums of country rock, including …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
1:56 pm Monday, June 26, 2017


Making peace with the silence that death brings

  My son-in-law Daryl and I were in my late husband’s woodworking shop on a recent evening doing a little project. Well, Daryl was doing the project — I was supervising and my stepdaughter was getting dinner. Daryl was making a brace to stabilize my dogs’ portable exercise pen I …

Julie Harris

When Life Gives You Curves
1:37 pm Monday, June 26, 2017


Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! A big thank you to Charlie’s for sponsoring this contest and making this awesome prize possible each week! To enter the contest, all you have to do is guess where I …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
10:56 am Monday, June 26, 2017


This Portland train station was demolished to make room for a strip mall

There’s still two remnants of Union Station you can see in Portland today. Part of the train shed made its was to Thompson’s Point. What’s left of the old clock sits in a glass case in Congress Square.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
10:30 am Monday, June 26, 2017


How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part two: Acceptance and ownership

Being a teenager is challenging enough, but imagine adding diabetes to the mix. Nicole Petit, who’s now an adult, tells us how she struggled to keep a balance.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
10:22 am Monday, June 26, 2017


New Maine Baseball Coach Nick Derba talks about the future of Black Bears Baseball

Hours after formally be announced as the head baseball coach at the University of Maine, Nick Derba joined Sterling Pingree, Mark Paulette and guest host Larry Mahoney to talk about what’s next for the program and why this Orono is a good fit for Coach Derba.     Catch The …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
9:12 am Monday, June 26, 2017


LePage tells Legislature to vote for his budget or there will be a shutdown

Good morning from Augusta, where we think it’s safe to start your government shutdown clock — if you have one — after a Friday meeting between Gov. Paul LePage and the Legislature’s top Democrat that has only inflamed partisan tension at the State House. A Democratic account of that meeting …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:51 am Monday, June 26, 2017


Please help Sadie Riggs story go viral

I read two articles on Facebook this weekend that I thought were both important and very indicative of the times we live in. The first went viral over a year ago. It’s written by a young woman who describes how tedious she finds the dating scene to be. Melisa Moeller …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
8:45 am Monday, June 26, 2017


Maine needs leadership, not acrimony, to pass a budget

This is not the way lawmaking is supposed to happen outside of an Eastern Bloc nation.

Lance Dutson

Lance Dutson
5:30 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Hooray for Arctic charr restoration!

The restoration of Arctic charr in Big Reed Pond is a very big story. After years of waiting to find out if the restoration worked, I feared failure. But on Saturday, DIF&W issued a press release announcing that their fisheries biologists have finally determined that the charr are naturally reproducing …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Monday, June 26, 2017


Steps to landing a job in the medical field

Earning a position as a licensed, accredited, knowledgeable, competent physician is extremely difficult. Doctor hopefuls must pass through several stages of applications, school work, résumé building, clinical experience, and ever-rigorous schooling. Fortunately, the career path to being a doctor is relatively clear cut, despite it taking so long. Included are …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
3:59 am Monday, June 26, 2017


Win Three For Maine Racer Theriault

Two stories this week about hard working racers from Maine competing on the national stage, Austin Theriault from Fort Kent in ARCA and John Cassidy from Bangor in Rally America.

Tom Hale

Up North Motorsports
12:33 am Monday, June 26, 2017


Modern Ways to Help Kids Learn

The traditional school curriculum has been surpassed with new discoveries to assist with education. Today’s child now has access to modern approaches for faster and easier learning. Tools that complement specific learning styles are available to assist with education, retention and acquired skills for all ages and developmental phases. Understanding …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
10:50 pm Sunday, June 25, 2017


Decisions, decisions, decisions

There is nothing monumental to report over the last week, but I feel progress has been made in many areas. I’ve been driving myself, along with my Facebook friends, crazy trying to make interior decisions.   Still no news to report on my townhouse. My realtor had an Open House …

Laura Reed

Laura's House Journey
8:18 pm Sunday, June 25, 2017


BDN blogger in New York Times bestselling series

What would you do if your toddler said something SO EMBARRASSING and SO TABOO in public that you wish the floor would open up and swallow you whole? Well, that’s exactly what I grapple with in a new hilarious story published in the fifth volume, But Did You Die: Setting …

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
8:39 am Sunday, June 25, 2017


A Subtle Bias against the Bus

  Last week, our local newspaper, the Bangor Daily News, reported some good news for public transportation in the area. The Community Connector bus system has acquired several new buses. Several officials speculated that the new, reliable buses could lead to an eventual extension of service hours later in the …

Hank Garfield

Slower Traffic
9:53 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017