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“More summer, safer roads.”
John Foster, Foster Imaging

‘What are you looking forward to before summer ends?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
The Weekly was in East Hampden.  

World Ocean Observatory director to speak at museum

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
SEARSPORT — Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory, will present “The Sea Connects All Things,” an illustrated talk on the ocean as an integrated global social system at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main St. Neill will suggest actions, beyond the predictable …

Military news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
Commissioned BANGOR — U.S Navy Ensign Shane Hass of Bangor graduated on May 23 from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was commissioned and officer in the United States Navy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. Hass, a 2010 graduate of John Bapst Memorial High …

Health news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:26 p.m.
New staff member BANGOR — Penobscot Community Health Care announced recently that Dr. Ernest “Jamie” Holden, has joined the staff of PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union St. Holden received an undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and a medical degree in dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental …

Guidelines ensure successful family meetings to plan best care for seniors

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Remember when you were a kid and your parents held “family meetings?” Was your typical reaction to these get-togethers eye rolling and groaning and dreams of growing up and never having to sit through them again? Well, now you are …

Community news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
Weather station BANGOR — Bangor area television and press weather prognosticators are now free to take their weekends off because the Maine Air Museum is taking over for them on Saturdays and Sundays, said museum Chuck Byrum in a press release. The museum now has its own weather station. Now …
Vice President of Math Solutions Patricio Dujan, Amy Mickelson, Weatherbee teacher Susan O'Brien, and pro golfer Phil Mickelson pose for a photo at the 2014 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.

Local teacher brings back lessons from national academy

By Nick Kaye on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
By Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   Susan O’Brien, a fifth grade teacher at Hampden’s George B. Weatherbee School, isn’t a golf fan. She was surprised and honored, however, when she learned that she’d been invited to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a week-long, all-expenses-paid development program conceived …

Weekly calendar

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
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.   Art BANGOR: • Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration …
A Hudson warehouse purchased by the Bangor Daily News in August 1951 was moved on three flat cars to North Bangor Station by a diesel engine belonging to the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. The 27-foot-by-70-foot building was joined to two other storehouses on the new site.


on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Aug. 21, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — A little Yankee ingenuity and the successful marketing strategy has put a seasonal hot dog stand on the map — a city industrial park map, that is. Abby McCue, 26, of Holden, …

Business news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
Art show BANGOR — The Sohns Gallery, located in The Rock & Art Shop, will presents “New Works” by artist Angela Warren through Saturday, Sept. 20th. An artist’s reception and discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, with the artist discussion at 7 p.m.   Festival support …

Colorful carrots make tasty slaw, sweet or sour

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
by Lois Baxter Special to The Weekly   Welcome to the Farmers Market Corner. This is a great time of year for enjoying fresh, local produce, baked goods, dairy, meat and more at local farmers markets. During the 2014 growing season, we wanted to share information with readers of The …
Greyhound Buddy was adopted by recently by Debra Bell. Buddy is the second greyhound Bell and her husband have adopted through Maine Greyhound Placement Service in Augusta which has as its mission finding loving homes for greyhounds.

Adopting a second dog: Welcome home, Buddy!

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
Critters by Debra Bell Special to The Weekly On December 27, 2009, we adopted our first greyhound, a beautiful red brindle dog named JAGS Laura (now shortened to Laura). If you’ve read this column regularly, you’ll know Laura is our spunky and adorable girl. Inquisitive, happy and accident prone. Within …

Sports news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:05 p.m.
Bangor rec classes BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation along with Pine Tree Karate is accepting registrations for its karate classes for beginner and experienced participants. Classes will held Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, Sept. 2. The Tiny Dragons class will meet 4-5 p.m. and is for children ages 6 …
Bari Newport (left) recently was designated producing artistic director, and Mary Budd was named executive director at Penobscot Theatre Co. in Bangor.

PTC board announces change in staff titles

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
BANGOR — The board of directors of Penobscot Theatre Company announced that Artistic Director Bari Newport has been named producing artistic director, and Mary Budd, who had served as the theater’s interim managing director since February, has been named executive director. “The change in titles reflects the board’s acknowledgement of …

School news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
Schools Job Corps anniversary BANGOR — Job Corps is turning 50. Job Corps was initiated as the central program of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, part of his domestic agenda known as the Great Society. Since its inception on Aug. 20, 1964, under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps …
On August 13, 1934, Joanne Jordan, age 10, was the youngest passenger to fly with Amelia Earhart  when the famed aviatrix visited Godfrey Field in Bangor. Joanne (Jordan) Van Namee went on to become chairman of the board of the Bangor Publishing Company.

Museum display recalls Earhart’s 1934 visit to Bangor

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m.
BANGOR — The Maine Air Museum announced that it is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the flying tour of Maine made in August 1934 by famed female aviator and pioneer Amelia Earhart. Her flights were made in a 10-passenger Stinson SM­6000 Trimotor airliner operated by Boston & Maine Airways. As …
Feet belonging to tango dancers Deb Rollins and Daniel Sullivan pause briefly as they practice steps of the dance at Noh Way School in Bangor.

Dancers embrace elegant intricacies of Argentine tango

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BANGOR — What do Shiwa Noh, a dance teacher; Avi Rude, an international student from India at the University of Maine; Geoffrey Gordon of the Orono Town Council; his wife Suzanne Gordon, director of physical therapy at Husson University; Daniel Sullivan, former …
Heather Littlefield, a student at NEScom in Bangor, will drive a car such as this one in a rally race in Harrisville, New York, Sept. 20-21.

NESCom student to drive in rally race

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 1:51 p.m.
BANGOR — Heather Littlefield,  32, of Bangor is getting ready to compete in a rally race in Harrisville, New York, Sept. 20-21. Littlefield said she has been a rally motorsports enthusiast since 2005 when she discovered the sport on YouTube. After volunteering for seven rally events on the east coast …

The BDN, Folk Fest closer than ever

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News has been a huge supporter of the American Folk Festival, Friday through Saturday, Aug. 22-24, on the Bangor waterfront, since day one here in Bangor. Not just by being a major sponsor but also creating the festival’s  yearly logo, promotional materials and program guide. This year …
Courtesy of Robin Merchant
Artist buddy Robin Merchant poses with Aurelio Martinez, who performed Central American Garifuna music at the 2013 American Folk Festival.

Artist buddies act as local ambassadors

By Nick Kaye on Aug. 18, 2014, at 1:43 p.m.
By Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   BANGOR — The American Folk Festival attracts thousands of attendees who are interested in learning about cultures from around the globe. What many don’t realize, however, is that the performers who come to the festival also are learning about a culture that …
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