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Business news

on June 29, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.
Branch manager BANGOR — Jon Prescott, president and CEO of Katahdin Trust Company, announced recently the promotion of Rebecca Smith of Winterport to branch manager and retail services officer.  Smith will be responsible for retail lending, business development and the daily branch management of the Bank’s Bangor branch on Broadway. …

School news

on June 29, 2015, at 2:07 p.m.
Colleges Clemson University CLEMSON, SC (06/24/2015)(readMedia)– Sarah Morris Pyne of Dixmont was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.   Colby College These area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Colby College in Waterville: John …
Videographer and lobsterman David Osgood of Vinalhaven will show his film of racing lobster boats, such as this one, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery at Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church St. Tickets are $8, $5 museum members and Searsport residents. For information or to purchase tickets go to or call 548-0334.

Weekly calendar: July 2-8

on June 29, 2015, at 2:05 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: “Seeing the Body,” original artwork by Olena Babak, …

Senior Beat: 10,000 steps each day add up to improved health

on June 22, 2015, at 2:57 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly We all know that exercise is good for us. It helps everything from depression, to weight control, to heart disease. But did you know that exercise, like walking, can support brain health. No doubt about it, time to get moving. …
Angelina Sharp, Pagiel Rose, Andrae Dixon and Anna Limeburner are co-owners of Jamaican Vybz, a new Jamaican restaurant that has opened at the corner of Cumberland and Center streets in Bangor.

New Jamaican restaurant brings island vibes to Bangor

on June 22, 2015, at 2:52 p.m.
Andrae Dixon and Pagiel Rose met in Bar Harbor, where the two Jamaican American chefs cooked in restaurants for nearly a decade. When they weren’t making lobster dishes for hungry tourists, they were cooking the food of their island home — jerk chicken, curry goat, brown stew chicken, festival dumplings, …
Caitlyn Fairbrother. pictured here, has raised thousands of dollars to help send children in need in Maine to summer camps. Cate's Camp Dreams, her organization, awards scholarships of up to $500.

Bangor girl sends kids in need to camp

on June 22, 2015, at 2:50 p.m.
by Kate Berry of The Weekly Staff   With a little bit of heart and ambition, anything is possible. Eleven-year-old Catelyn Fairbrother proves this to be true. A few months ago, Cate and her mother, Krystal White, were searching online for summer camps in Maine. They both were appalled at …

Rehearsing a scene from “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” are (from left) Dylan Brennan, Artem Down, Dennis Hamrick. Macey Jennings, Lee Witting, Stephan Metropoulos, Kristin Witting, Camille Morrison and Kelly Nelson-Santiago. The play, a dark comedy, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28,  at the Union Street Brick Church, corner of Main and Union streets, downtown Bangor. There is no admission charge and there will be refreshments. For information contact Charlene at 991-4477 or email

Community news

on June 22, 2015, at 2:46 p.m.
ALTON-OLD TOWN — The Maine Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation has chosen Hirundo Wildlife Refuge as site to plant two Maine-native American chestnut trees. Planting will take place 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, in the refuge beyond Gate 1. The goal of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore …

Nominations sought for Women of Achievement, Young Women’s Social Justice Awards

on June 22, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.
ORONO — Nominations are being sought for the Maryann Hartman Awards for Maine Women of Achievement and the Maryann Hartman Young Women’s Social Justice Award. Each year since 1986, the Maryann Hartman Awards ceremony has celebrated significant contributions of Maine women in a variety of fields. The awards are named …
University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck delivered a keynote address on Word Oceans Day at a conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

UMaine marine scientist delivers address on World Oceans Day in Dominican Republic

on June 22, 2015, at 2:41 p.m.
University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck encouraged Dominican Republic officials and stakeholders to preserve and improve coral reefs — what he calls the tropical rainforests of the sea — in a keynote address on World Oceans Day, in Santo Domingo. “They contain 25 percent of all species on Earth. …

Penobscot Nation member serves as delegate to annual meeting

on June 22, 2015, at 2:34 p.m.
John Banks, a Penobscot Nation citizen and member of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission since 1987, recently participated in the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization annual meeting held in Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Labrador, June 2-5. Banks is the first indigenous person to serve as an official member of the …
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival on Saturday at Pickering Square in Bangor. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community.

Bridge Alliance plans Bangor Pride celebration

on June 22, 2015, at 2:33 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bridge Alliance extends an invitation to the community to join it in celebrating Bangor Pride. “In planning the Bangor Pride Festival and events, we’re eager to celebrate how far the LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied) community has come,” said Alex Patel, president of the Bridge …

Health news

on June 22, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
Hospice volunteer training BANGOR | Beacon Hospice  will offer its seven-week volunteer training July 8, 15, 22, 29, and Aug. 5, 12 and 19, at the Beacon Hospice office, 289 State St. The free training will prepare volunteers to support patients and their families. Led by the volunteer coordinator, …

Weekly calendar

on June 22, 2015, at 2:29 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.   Children BANGOR: Totally Catholic Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon July …
This aerial view of Bangor was taken in the late 1950s from lower Main Street showing the two bridges to Brewer (Penobscot Bridge and Joshua Chamberlain Bridge) at top right.


on June 22, 2015, at 2:27 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — June 25, 2005 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BREWER — Several members of Brewer’ student body are seeing things a little clearer now that they have glasses made and adjusted by student opticians enrolled in the Penobscot Job Corps Center’s optics program. …

Public pools now open in Bangor

on June 22, 2015, at 2:24 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department announced recently that the city are now open. The schedule is: Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center Fees for the 2015 season are: Resident child, $2, others, $3. Resident adult, $3, others, $5. Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center schedule, Monday through Friday: Adult lap swim, …

Antique Paper Show to offer museum’s images

on June 22, 2015, at 2:22 p.m.
SEARSPORT — Historic images from Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection of more than 140,000 photographs will be available at the Maine 2015 Antique Paper Show 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the First Congregational Church Vestry, 8 Church St. This show complements the museum’s photography exhibit, “Exploring the Magic of …

Habitat for Humanity to honor volunteers

on June 22, 2015, at 2:21 p.m.
BANGOR —  The community is invited to attend Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor’s first Volunteer Awards and Recognition Celebration event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, in the Penobscot Room at the Sea Dog restaurant. Lin Lufkin has been selected to receive the inaugural Robinson Speirs Memorial Award. Angel Caron …

Library adds vehicle Maine state park pass to circulation

on June 22, 2015, at 2:20 p.m.
BANGOR —  Bangor Public Library circulates more than books for free to the public. This includes a telescope, microscopes and Maine Discovery Museum passes. The Library has recently added the Maine State Park Pass to its collection. “The Bangor Public Library is continually adding items to our collection that are …

Boardwalk opens for season with upgraded sections

on June 22, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
ORONO — The Orono Bog Boardwalk will open for its 13th season at 7 a.m. Monday, June 29th. The honorary Boardwalk opener will be Jeremy Libby, independent living specialist, AlphaOne, Bangor, and longtime Boardwalk supporter. A special ceremony in memory of Bill Glanz, University of Maine professor and Boardwalk bird …

Brewer teen receives volunteerism award

on June 22, 2015, at 2:17 p.m.
BREWER — Five Maine residents have been awarded the Sandra C. Labaree Award by the New England Division of the American Cancer Society. The award, given to volunteers is the most honored accolade bestowed by the New England Division. The 2015 recipients are Jessica Sargent, Brewer; David Clark, Gardiner; Mallory …
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