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Photo courtesy of Penobscot Theatre
Penobscot Community Theatre announced recently that Sophie (pictured), a 7.5-pound Yorkie that shares her home with Cyndy Ingalls and Amy McCormack of Bangor, landed the role of Toto in the theater’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The production will run Dec. 4-28 with 19 evening and Sunday matinee performances and four special student matinees. For ticket information, call the theater at 942-3333.

Leader of the Pack

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.

Sports news

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:33 a.m.
Basketball tryouts BANGOR — Bangor travel basketball team tryouts will be held for boys and girls in grades seven and eight, 8:30-9 a.m. check-in, with tryouts at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Bangor High School; and grades five and six, 9:30-10 a.m. check-in, with tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday, …

Health news

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:32 a.m.
Physical therapy BANGOR — In the spirit of community service, Husson University graduate students offer free physical therapy to anyone, of any age, who needs treatment but cannot afford to pay for it. Known as SOARing Eagles Healthcare, the pro-bono physical therapy clinic is held in conjunction with Dragonfly Therapy …

Library, arts center to offer opera speaker series

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:30 a.m.
BANGOR — Opera for lovers and novices will highlight a new series at the Bangor Public Library. In coordination with the Collins Center for the Arts Broadcast Series of the Metropolitan Opera, the library invites opera enthusiasts and the “opera curious” to the Library to discuss an upcoming performance. “This …

Bangor Book Festival relocates to downtown Bangor businesses

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
BANGOR — The eighth annual Bangor Book Festival will kick off today, Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Bangor Public Library. This year’s abbreviated festival will be held in several downtown Bangor locations because of the Bangor Public Library’s renovations. “The upcoming renovations at the library gave us the opportunity to …

Awareness of health risks may mean losing weight, exercising

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly   It seems that every month has a disease attached to it. And with good reason. Any chance to highlight health risks and learn ways to protect ourselves is a good thing. So with that in mind, did you know …

Bangor Raceway fall schedule announced

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
BANGOR — Bangor Raceway fall season of live harness racing will continue with racing scheduled four nights a week for the first three weeks of the fall season. “We’re excited for a busy fall at Bangor Raceway,” said Michael Hopkins, manager of live racing at Hollywood Casino Hotel and Raceway. …

Support groups

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.
Support group listings runs as space permits. Items are due at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: Mail: The Weekly, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor ME 04402.   BANGOR: • Eastern Maine Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group for IBD patients, caregivers and family members, 6-7:30 …

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.

Library foundation receives support from bank

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:08 a.m.
ORONO — The Orono Public Library Foundation announced that it has received a $2,000 contribution from Camden National Bank for Chapter Two: The Campaign for the Orono Village Green. Taylor Black, Camden National Bank Orono branch manager, presented a check for the Orono Village Green to Campaign Co-chairwoman and foundation …
A honey bee collects pollen on a flower. Beekeepers from throughout Maine will meet Oct. 18 for a conference on Oct. 18 at Hampden Academy in Hampden.

Beekeepers to meet in Hampden

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
HAMPDEN — More than 200 beekeepers will convene at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the New Hampden Academy for the annual meeting and conference of the Maine State Beekeepers Association. The event will brings together beekeepers and non-beekeepers from all over Maine to hear guest speakers, meet other interested …
The Hampden Fire Department pickup truck is loaded with perishable food rescued after Twila Greene, who was transporting the food to H.O.M.E. in Orland, lost control of her vehicle and crashed on Sept. 22. Hampden firefighters, Sinclair Towing and the Hampden Hannaford worked together to save the food and deliver it to H.O.M.E.

Hampden firefighters, store, towing service rescue food after vehicle crash

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
by Anne Gabbianelli Special to The Weekly   “People are just trying to do what they can to help other people out.” And no one knows that better than 67-year-old Twila Greene of Dedham. On Sept. 22, Greene was travelling along Hampden’s Western Avenue and was sleepy behind the wheel, …
Miss Rita Baron, one of Bangor's woman school traffic-crossing guides, was the subject of a page one story in a daily newspaper in Stavanger, Norway, in February 1954.


on Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Oct. 16, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — You’ve probably driven past Susie Saver on outer Broadway in Bangor on the way to Glenburn or Kenduskeag. You’ve probably been at least a little curious about the alliterative name, the logo …

Weekly calendar

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:10 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: • Artist Patricia Pasteur, “Cold Stream Reflections  (Altered …
Artist Ann Davidoff will feature her paintings in the October 18th Dirigo Pines Art Tour in Orono along with nine other local artists on Oct. 18. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Art tour to feature 10 Orono artists

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
ORONO — Ten local artists will exhibit their work at the Dirigo Pines Art Tour 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Dirigo Pines Retirement Community. Visitors can start the tour at the Dirigo Inn or 91 Dirigo Drive. “We’re excited to have such a variety of art including …

Arts news

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:06 p.m.
Informational session BANGOR — An informational session about The Kindling Fund will be conducted by SPACE Gallery Executive Director Nat May 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Co-hosted by UMMA and the City of Bangor Commission on Cultural Development, the …
Butternut squash, such as this one adorned with a sprig of sage, is abundant this time of year. It can be prepared many ways, including as the basis for a soup season with sage, fresh or ground.

Make soup with butternut squash seasoned with sage

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:05 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 …
Forty-five Big Brothers and Big Sisters and 45 of their Littles joined U.S. Cellular on Oct. 4 at the University of Maine football game. Austin S. (center), a Little with the organization, joined Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular (left),  and Karlton Creech, director of athletics for UMaine, on field before the game. His Big Brother, Trevor Bates (not pictured), plays for the UMaine football team.

Business news

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
Pink Runway Project BANGOR — David Quirk, general manager at Mercedes-Benz at Quirk Auto Park, presented a check to Dr. Heidi Harrington of Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery in support of the Pink Runway Project. Pink Runway Project will hold a Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Cross Insurance Center. …
Gently used children’s gear is displayed at last year’s Green Puddle Jumpers consignment sale in Bangor. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, at the  Bangor Motor Inn Conference and Banquet Center on Hogan Road.

Consignment sale offers gently used children’s gear

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BANGOR — Green Puddle Jumpers, a consignment sales business established by Jenny Dunn and Kristen Preble in 2009, will hold its children’s consignment sales event Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, at the Bangor Motor Inn Conference and Banquet Center on Hogan Road. …

School news

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
Colleges Eastern Maine Community College BANGOR — Students in Eastern Maine Community College’s new criminal justice program participated in mock traffic stops with the Orono Police Department. These exercises took Oct. 1-2 in the parking lot located on the east side of Penobscot Hall on the EMCC campus. Students role-played …
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