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Laura and Buddy, two greyhounds, wait at the gate to the kitchen before dinner. One of the basics of preventing unwanted behaviors, such as counter surfing, is to manage situations where they might get into trouble. In this situation, the dogs were gated them out of the kitchen because dinner preparations were going on.

Want a peaceful home? Train your dog

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 2:45 p.m.
Critters by Debra Bell Special to The Weekly When we adopted Laura in 2008 we enrolled the whole family in basic manners training classes. Before class started I admit we were whisked into the Cesar Milan dog behavior cult. After all, you have the show the dog who’s in charge, …

5K, half Marathon race to benefit Maineiacs Charities

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Senior Master Sgt. Gerald Martin, a member of the Maine Air National Guard, won’t be running in the annual Maineiacs Charities Half Marathon and 5K Race on Sunday, Sept. 28, which begins at 8 a.m. on the Perry Road, next door to …
Jan Willette, member of the Federated Church of Stillwater, and one many church members who assist with the church's annual pickle making sessions, rests after one of last year's sessions, which yielded more than 150 quarts of pickles served at the church's public suppers and sold by the quart and the pint.

Pickle making is tradition at Stillwater church

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   STILLWATER — It takes many hands to make light the task of making ripe cucumber pickles at the Federated Church of Stillwater. Eighteen church members gathered at 8 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the church to peel cucumbers, cut them in half …
“Conant Apple Orchards in Etna and Rowe’s in Newport.”
Cheryl Gray, Camden National Bank

‘Where do you go to get apples in the fall?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
The Weekly was in Hampden village.
 “Chicken vegetable.”
Jessica Rickard, Tradewinds Variety

‘What is your favorite fall soup?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
The Weekly was in Veazie.

Arts news

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
Art of Collage workshop BANGOR — UMaine Museum of Art announced that it will conduct The Art of Collage workshop for adults with instructor Eva Wagner 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the museum. The cost is $65 museum members and UMaine students with ID, $75.00 others. This workshop …

It’s fall — time to plan a strategy to foil the flu

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:51 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly   Well, summer was great and now it’s fall. The leaves just beginning to turn and the apples are delicious, especially when covered in caramel. Autumn does have a downside — not winter lurking right around the corner — but …
Joe Perdue is the new owner of Hidden Meadows Golf Course in Old Town. Perdue is a longtime golf pro originally from Bremerton, Wash., but who was most recently a pro at a club on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Old Town, Orono teams to take part in Charity Golf Tournament

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
When the Old Town Rotary Club holds its annual Charity Golf Tournament at Hidden Meadows Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 20, there will be more at stake than the usual prizes. The Rotarians have invited the Old Town and Orono High School golf teams to participate in the tournament, and …
In this photo, artist Rick Haney has layered an image of Mercantile Square, from an era long past, onto a current image of where the square once was located in Bangor.

Photographs juxtapose Bangor’s past with its present

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
by Emily Burnham BDN Staff   It’s easy to walk the streets of Bangor and completely forget that even just 50 years ago, things looked very, very different. Between fires, redevelopment and the misguided urban renewal-inspired demolition of the 1960s and 70s, the architectural landscape of the city has changed …

Library suspends programming for adults, children’s continue

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
BANGOR — Bangor Public Library will begin its interior renovation in the next few weeks and subsequently has put a hold on adult programming for the duration of the project. Some special events will be mixed in, but generally speaking, adult programming, typically seen in the Lecture Hall, will be …

Husson University opens financial technology center

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
BANGOR — Husson University held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 29 to mark the official opening of the Ronan Center for Financial Technology on its campus outside the Darling Learning Center. The facility features two LED stock ticker displays that show current market activity in real time. The new …

Filling compost bins heralds autumn in the garden

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
by Reeser Manley Special to The Weekly   September begins the busiest composting season. Through the autumn months, one of our compost bins fills to overflowing with discarded plant material from every part of the garden, while the contents of other bins are harvested for autumn mulching of garden beds. …

Weekly calendar

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:40 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 …
Richard Newcomb, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Newcomb of Hampden, shows off one of his father's squashes, weighing between 45 and 50 pounds.


on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:32 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Sept. 18, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — Michael Downes of Bangor and Brianna Sweeney, a student nurse at the University of Maine, enjoyed a cup of coffee at the new Starbucks at the Bangor Mall. The Bangor Mall Starbucks …
Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded Penobscot Community Health Care’s Hope House Health and Living Center a $25,000 grant to help fund a new entryway and medical clinic. Renovations will include expanded clinical space and a new shelter 
entrance, bridging the emergency shelter and transitional housing. A new emergency shelter entrance will provide much needed space and safety improvements that will enhance the intake process and provide a safe environment for the staff, and the guests who require the services of the emergency shelter. Taking part in a ceremony to celebrate the award are (from left) Patrick Kelly, senior vice president, Bangor Savings Bank; Yellow Light Breen, executive vice president and chief strategic officer, Bangor Savings Bank; Dr. Trip Gardner, chief psychiatric officer, PCHC; Ann Giggey, Hope House manager; and Kenneth Schmidt, PCHC president and CEO.

Support for Hope House

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:25 p.m.
Komen Maine announced recently that Karen Economy of Hermon was named Komen Maine 2014 Bangor New Balance Survivor. She will be recognized at the Komen Race for the cure on Sept. 21 in Bangor.

Komen Maine names 2014 Bangor New Balance Survivor

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
BREWER — Komen Maine, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure statewide affiliate, announced recently that its 2014 Bangor New Balance Survivor is Karen Economy of Hermon. Each year, Komen Maine, in partnership with New Balance, selects a breast cancer survivor to recognize at Susan G. Komen’s Race for the …

Rolled cuffs allow child to pull on mittens without help

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   January in Maine is a bitterly cold month, clogged with ice and snow, and it will be here all too soon. Arctic air will seep down from the North Pole making warm mittens essential for everyone, especially children. But for one 8-year-old …

Bangor churches work together to offer food, clothing, services at Day of Hope

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
by Judy Harrison BDN Staff   BANGOR — Half a dozen local churches, along with the city, will offer free groceries, clothing, winter coats and services, including haircuts, manicures, information on resume writing and job hunting, live music and health and dental screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, …

Sports news

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:15 p.m.
Wrestling BREWER — Independent Wrestling Entertainment will return to City Side Restaurant, 393 North Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 4 for Rage in the Cage, featuring the IWE Heavyweight Championship match, “The White Delight” Scotty Wild grappling with Scotty “Won’t Die” Vegas, and the IWE Twin Cities Championship match, “The …
Dylan Brennan (left) as C.S. Lewis discusses his conversion to belief in the supernatural with Dennis Hamrick as Sigmund Freud, an avowed atheist. The Union Street Brick Church will present "Freud's Last Session," by Mark St. Germain, a play suggested by the "Question of God" Sept. 19-21, at the church. Admission to the play is free.

‘Freud’s Last Session’ opens Sept. 19 at the Brick Church

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
BANGOR — A play questioning faith in God in a world of suffering will open Friday at Bangor’s Union St. Brick Church. In the late 1960s, Dr. Armand M. Nicholi Jr., a professor of clinical psychology at Harvard, taught a seminar titled “The Question of God.” The course was not …
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