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Senior Beat: Older Americans Month is cause for celebrating seniors in our midst

on April 27, 2015, at 3:01 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly May is Older Americans Month. It’s a time to honor the senior population who serve as our living history. And happy birthday to the Older Americans Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in July 1965. It was designated …
Courtesy of Robert Ludwig
Bangor Area Children’s Choir will present its spring concert, “The Road Home,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at First Baptist Church, 56 Center St., Bangor. The program is inspired by Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus’ a cappella piece, “The Road Home,” the lyrics of which begin, “Tell me where is the road I can call my own.” The concert wi include music ranging from a Renaissance French chanson and an aria by Handel, to pieces from Russian and Xhosa traditions, to contemporary American choral masterworks, to great arrangements of music from the Beatles, Coldplay and Disney. Bangor Area Children’s Choir is conducted by Artistic Director Robert Ludwig and involves singers from a dozen different communities in the region.

Community news

on April 27, 2015, at 2:58 p.m.
Plant Sale BANGOR — The Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual plant sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at 1423 Broadway, in the USDA Service Center back parking lot. The sale will offer locally grown perennials, herbs, bare-root edible plants and trees, and flowering …
In 1987 pedestrians in Bradley check the water level on Route 178. The main road was under about two feet of water Saturday afternoon and remained covered Sunday. BANGOR DAILY NEWS FILE PHOTO BY SCOTT HASKELL


on April 27, 2015, at 2:56 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — April 30, 2005 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — Laurence Milder is much more than a rabbi, according to one his congregants. “He’s a human dynamo. He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere,” said Dr. Edward Harrow, a Bangor physician and founding …

Historic correspondence to be introduced at Bangor Public Library

on April 27, 2015, at 2:50 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bangor Public Library will host an event to introduce letters and photos related to the German politician and diplomat, Franz von Papen 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the library. In the chaos of falling bombs at the end of World War II, an American soldier came …
This vintage postcard shows the Civil War monument in Orono as it looked in the early 1900s.

Orono’s role in the Civil War will be subject of program

on April 27, 2015, at 2:48 p.m.
ORONO — This year as the United States commemorated the 150th year of the end of the Civil War, The Orono Historical Society explored the stories of some of the Orono men who went off to a brutal war to save the Union. A lecture  program, “Orono’s Role in the …

Workshop will show how businesses can partner with arts

on April 27, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.
BANGOR — The city of Bangor Commission on Cultural Development will host a free workshop on how businesses can partner with the arts on3:30- 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at WBRC Architects Engineers, 44 Central St. The workshop will be of specific interest to business owners and leaders of cultural …
This kingfisher was spotted on a birding expedition at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor. The Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon and Fields Pond Audubon Center will conduct, free of charge, neighborhood bird walks during May.

Neighborhood bird walks scheduled in Bangor area

on April 27, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.
AREA — The Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon and Fields Pond Audubon Center will offer guided neighborhood bird walks 7-8:30 a.m. throughout May. Rubber boots or waterproof shoes are recommended due to wet grass and occasional muddy conditions. In consideration of wildlife and fellow birders, participants are asked to …
Courtesy of Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine
Marty Kelley of Belfast directs members of the Voices of Peace chorus at a harvest supper last year. Kelley announced recently that she will step down from her her role as chorus director in June.

Voices of Peace to honor Pete Seeger with song

on April 20, 2015, at 3:34 p.m.
BANGOR — Voices for Peace will celebrate activist and musician Pete Seeger’s birthday with a concert and sing-along at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at The Brick Church on Union Street. Seeger, organizers said, who rarely held a concert without inviting his audience to join him in song, kept folk …
University of Maine paddlers in the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition test the moxie of their craft - made of concrete - on a lake in Harvard, Massachusetts. The England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition will be held April 24-25, in Orono and on Lake George in Canaan.

UMaine to host, participate in regional concrete canoe competition

on April 20, 2015, at 3:32 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine will participate in and host the New England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, in Orono and Canaan. More than 200 students from 11 New England universities, including UMaine, will subject their concrete canoe creations to judging on a variety of …
TJ Howle defies gravity as he pedals a unicycle. He will show off his skills of balance as a performer in the Anah Shrine Circus May 1-3 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Anah Shrine Circus will bring thrills to Bangor May 1-3

on April 20, 2015, at 3:29 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Tigers! Clowns! Motorcycle Madness! Aerial artistry! It can mean only one thing — the Bangor Anah Shrine Circus is coming to town, bringing the excitement of bright lights, spangled costumes, daredevil feats, animal acts, the silly antics of clowns and an audience …

Pastor Buddy Eckman of The Rock Church leads Sunday services at The Spotlight Cinema in Orono.

Sunday worship in movie theater gives it a ‘cool’ factor

on April 20, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   ORONO — Going to church in Orono now has a “cool” factor going for it. “Every Sunday I hear kids say to their parents, ‘I love going to church at the movies,’” said Lead Pastor Buddy Eckman of The Rock Church. In …
Dr. Hans Duvefelt

Dr. Duvefelt to resume practice at Bucksport Health Center

on April 20, 2015, at 3:23 p.m.
BUCKSPORT — Carol Carew, executive director of  Bucksport Regional Health Center, announced that Dr. Hans Duvefelt will return to the health center as medical director and practicing physician. During his tenure at the Bucksport Regional Health Center from 1994 to 2009, Duvefelt developed and led the Quality Assurance Program, and …

This photo of foxes will be among those on display in the exhibit, “Sharon Fiedler: Wildlife Photography,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April and May, at Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. For information, call 989-2591 or go to

Arts news

on April 20, 2015, at 3:20 p.m.
BSO 120th season BANGOR — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra recently announced plans for its 120th season, which will begin with pianist Jeffrey Biegel on Sept. 27. Biegel will perform BSO Conductor Lucas Richman’s “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth,” written for Beigel and recently recorded by the Pittsburgh Symphony …

Salvation Army plans Civic Luncheon

on April 20, 2015, at 3:18 p.m.
BANGOR — To celebrate its 150th anniversary, The Salvation Army, founded in London in 1865, the Bangor Salvation Army will host a Civic Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Spectacular Event Center. “The Many Faces of The Salvation Army,” the theme of the luncheon, will demonstrate how contributions …

Toastmasters gather to celebrate club’s 64 years

on April 20, 2015, at 3:17 p.m.
BREWER — The Bangor Toastmasters​ Club celebrated the 64th anniversary of its founding on April 1 at the St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church’s Shamrock event room in Brewer. Twenty-five people attended, including guests and former members. Paula Rizzo Baines, vice president of membership and public relations, and Camara Bragdon, vice president …

Walter Clissen, associate professor in the audio engineering department at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (left), and Helmuth Schaerf, executive producer and manager for musician and recording artist Jose Feliciano, relax in Audio Control E as they work on Feliciano's new album at NESCom. Clissen spent the majority of his spring break working on a musical project that spans the globe and brings together world-class talent. Clissen is in the mixing stage of Feliciano’s new album. The project, which will be released as an album, has Feliciano playing guitar along with members of the Sofia Symphonic Orchestra of Bulgaria and soprano Arno Raunig, a former member of the Vienna Boys’ Choir. It features operatic arias for castrati composed by Mozart which have never been transcribed for guitar.

Community news

on April 20, 2015, at 3:15 p.m.
Bangor Community Chorus Concert BANGOR — The Bangor Community Chorus will present its 46th annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. The chorus, under the direction of Conductor Douglas A. Beck, invite the public to attend the concert. Beck …

Andrea Littlefield as the Monkey King and Tom Boss as Mowgli rehearse a scene from the Orono Community Theatre production of ‘The Jungle Book.’

Orono Community Theater to stage ‘The Jungle Book’

on April 20, 2015, at 3:12 p.m.
ORONO — Orono Community Theatre’s next production is “The Jungle Book” by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the stories of Rudyard Kipling.  Under the direction of the theatre’s Artistic Director Sandy Cyrus, the cast of 16 local actors will take the audience through the wild jungles of India as well as …

Health news

on April 20, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.
Bone Health Group BANGOR — Caring Connections will host its Bone Health Information and Discussion Group meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Bangor YMCA. Guest speaker will be Katie Mroz, who has a master’s degree in food science and human nutrition, has worked as a nutritionist in …

Support groups

on April 20, 2015, at 3:08 p.m.
Support group listings run 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: Al-Anon meetings for relatives and friends affected by the excessive drinking of someone else, Bangor area …

Senior Beat: Cupcake Battles help fund Walk to End Alzheimer’s

on April 20, 2015, at 3:06 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Colorful confections will once again be lined up around Westgate Center, Union St., Bangor, with their peaks of frosting standing at attention, hoping to win the Cupcake Battles, a fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you missed the …
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