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Support groups

on March 16, 2015, at 2:16 p.m.
Support group listings run as space permits. Items are due at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: ahamlin@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Weekly, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor ME 04402.   BANGOR: Al-Anon meetings for relatives and friends affected by excessive drinking of someone else, Bangor area and …

Health news

on March 16, 2015, at 2:15 p.m.
Medical mission BANGOR — Three UMA dental hygiene students will go on a two-week medical mission to the Dominican Republic this summer. A Paint Nite fundraising event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Sea Dog Brewing Company in Bangor. The students will be accompanied by …

Senior Beat: Feinstein Challenge dollars will beef up food programs at EAAA

on March 16, 2015, at 2:13 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Getting more than you pay for has never been easier. Alan Shawn Feinstein, a multimillionaire from Cranston, Rhode Island, has a plan which will make donations Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s nutrition program go even further to help seniors. Feinstein …

Business news

on March 16, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.
Device workshops U.S. Cellular is offering a free device workshop for current or potential smartphone users 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at 403 Wilson St. in Brewer, and 8-9 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at 33 Mid Mall Boulevard in Bangor. The workshop is open to all, and one needn’t be …

Sports news

on March 16, 2015, at 2:06 p.m.
Kenduskeag Canoe Race BANGOR — The Bangor parks and Recreation Department announced that it is now accepting registrations for the 49th annual Kenduskeag Canoe Race set for Saturday, April 18. The fee is $20 per person advance registration, $40 per person on Friday, April 17, and the day of the …
Tony Dalisio of Waterville homes in on the finish line of the 13th annual Wildlands 
Snowshoe Race that took place Feb. 14 Orland. He won the race with a time of 49 minutes, 7 seconds.

Waterville man wins Wildlands race

on March 16, 2015, at 2:04 p.m.
ORLAND — Tony Dalisio of Waterville bested 15 other runners to win the 13th annual Wildlands Snowshoe Race on Feb. 14. Dalisio, 32, completed the brutally cold and snowy 4.9-mile course in 49 minutes, 7 seconds. He was followed by Victor Skorapa of Freeport, with a time of 52:03, and …
The University of Maine Business School Corps students show off the casseroles they cooked for families of ill children on Feb. 21 at the Ronald McDonald house in Bangor. Taking part in the event are (front row, from left) Maggie Chaplin, holding one of the casseroles; Erica Sedler, leader of this project; Katie Hathaway, Zachary Stephens, McKenzie Close and (back row)
Taylor Tyrrell, Kyle Morrison, Zach Nguyen, Matt Tarsetti, Sam Robertson and Bobby Begin.

Community news

on March 16, 2015, at 1:52 p.m.
Explore urban living BANGOR — The Downtown Bangor Partnership is offering an opportunity to explore urban living in downtown Bangor 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Participants will view several downtown living locations of varying sizes and price ranges. Many of the apartments are newly built and are available to rent …
Nearly 500 people marched in Bangor for civil rights on March 14, 1965, after a Boston minister was beaten to death in Selma, Alabama. Participants included (front row) Glenn Payne (second from right), president of the Bangor NAACP, and the Rev. Philip Palmer (left), president of the Bangor-Brewer Council of Churches.

Yesterday …

on March 16, 2015, at 1:48 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — March 19, 2005 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — The 190-year-old Bangor Theological Seminary is considering seriously selling off its 10-acre campus on the city’s west side and moving across town to the Husson College 200-acre campus. That move could take …

Arts news

on March 16, 2015, at 1:45 p.m.
BSO plays Disney BANGOR — The music of Disney will come to the Collins Center at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, when the Bangor Symphony Orchestra presents “Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time.” Featuring the full orchestra and four guest vocalists performing under a screen showing film sequences …
The Hampden Broncos were champions in the third and fourth grades division of the 2015 Bronco Travel Tournament held on Feb. 21-22. The annual event hosts teams from across Maine, including many local clubs as well as teams from as far away as Gorham, Southern Aroostook and Fredericton, New Brunswick. The third and fourth grades girls won the championship game over Hermon by a score of 15-12. Team members of the third and fourth grades team are (front row, from left) Chandler Smith, Callie Small, Isabella McLaughlin, Minty Ismail, Lily Woodside, Madison Steigert, (middle row) McKenzie Brehaut, Olivia Airey, Samantha Bellerose, Makayla Miller, Josie Gilmore, Brooklyn Ritchie, (back row) Assistant Coach Scott Ismail, Coach Kelley McLaughlin and Assistant Coach Heath Miller.

Tournament Champions

on March 16, 2015, at 1:43 p.m.

Weekly Calendar, March 19, 2015

on March 16, 2015, at 1:39 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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: Art in the Heart of Maine, “Our Students’ …
Shells, beach glass and a bit of driftwood combine to make a "totem" that recalls the pleasures of summer beside a bay in Maine.

March is National Craft Month — time to have fun making stuff

on March 09, 2015, at 2:29 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   March is National Craft Month. This is the point in the the long cold winter when a thawing of the spirit begins to occur. We want to breathe deeply, sing, dance, shrug away the confines of the cold season and make stuff. …
Orono High School's Lily Koffman competes in the cross country classical race during the Class C state meet in Presque Isle recently. She placed second in the event.

Orono High’s Nordic ski team continues its growth, finds success

on March 09, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
by Sam Bonsey Special to the BDN ORONO | The Nordic ski team at Orono High School has gone through several changes since it started back in 2010. After starting with just eight members, the cross country ski team has transformed into a program that has nearly tripled in …
Author John R. Cobb

Author’s new children’s book began when he was 8 in Holden

on March 09, 2015, at 2:15 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   A story about a turtle that John R. Cobb of Holden wrote, illustrated and bound into a little book when he was a third-grader at Holden Elementary School served as a  touchstone over the years to remind him of his interest in …
Skaters (from left) Marcy Bedaw, Aiyana Mitchell, Chana Freedberg and Mayaan Freedberg of the Bangor Learn to Skate Program at the Sawyer Arena earned medals at the Skate Your Heart Out Competition in Augusta recently. Marcy won a gold medal in the Free Skate 1 Program; Aiyana won a silver medal in the Free Skate 1 Program; Chana Freedberg won two silver medals in the Well-Balance Free Skate and Compulsory Programs; and Mayaan Freedberg won two gold medals in the Free Skate 5 and Compulsory Programs.

Community news

on March 09, 2015, at 2:12 p.m.
Parents Night Out BANGOR — The Bangor YMCA is offering a Parents Night Out 4-10 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Y, 17 Second St. Y staff will provide care for children in kindergarten through eighth-grade. While Mom and Dad are out on a date, children will go swimming, play …
Lisa Carter (right) of the University of Maine’s Maine Bound program received various prizes recently for becoming the 1000th person to receive a Maine Savings Black Bear Debit Card through a Maine Savings program with Black Bear Sports Properties. With Carter to mark the event are (from left) Andrew Stuebner, general manager of Black Bear Sports Properties; Karlton Creech, director of athletics at the University of Maine; and Josh Howes, manager of Maine Savings’ College Avenue branch.

Business news

on March 09, 2015, at 2:09 p.m.
Business Academy BANGOR — The Bangor Police Department will hold its first eight-week Regional Business Academy 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 12-April 23, at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University, 1 College Circle. Participants should be business owners, managers and employees, must be at least 21 years …

Health news

on March 09, 2015, at 2:06 p.m.
Blood drives AREA — These American Red Cross blood drives will be held in Bangor area: 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, Maine Maritime Academy, 5 Pleasant St., Castine. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, University of Maine System …

Senior Beat: A Matter of Balance classes help seniors overcome fear of falling

on March 09, 2015, at 2:04 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly I’ve seen it happen time and again. A senior falls and, even if not injured, a change comes about. There is a thoughtfulness about activities. The fall is always in the back of the mind. I took a spill when …
Representing the various branches of Girl Scouting at the Juliette Lowe World Friendship party in Orono in March 1954 were (from left) Carol Lynn Nason, Milford; Velma Cook, Stillwater; Dorothea Boothby, Orono; Carolyn Sleeper, Orono; and Arlene Cousins, Old Town.

YESTERDAY …

on March 09, 2015, at 2:02 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — March 12, 2005 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) CASTINE — It was a time of world tension. Two world powers faced off against each other in a cold war that used fear as a weapon and spurred both a nuclear arms race …

Weekly calendar

on March 09, 2015, at 1:59 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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: Art in the Heart of Maine, “Our Students’ …
 
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