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Maine Yoga Adventures offers outdoor fitness classes

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 16, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
Since the spring, Orono resident Holly Twining has offered yoga classes with a twist — through her new business, Maine Yoga Adventures, she’s combining yoga with the great outdoors. For the past few months, Twining, who has also taught yoga at Om Land Yoga in Orono, Bangor and Brewer, has …

Husson University partners with Bangor School Department to Business Academy

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 3:15 p.m.
BANGOR — Husson University announced recently that its college of business and the Bangor School Department have signed an agreement creating the Bangor High School Business Academy. The initiative will allow high school students to earn college academic credits as they work toward a high school diploma. To qualify, high …

Old Town teacher takes the challenge to fight cancer

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 3:14 p.m.
OLD TOWN — Cancer is no stranger to Gert Nesin of Old Town. The eighth-grade teacher lost her father and older sister to the disease. Another sister is a breast cancer survivor. Gert herself always feared the diagnosis, so when she was told that she had an aggressive form of …

Marshall DesJardin of Winterport cooks hamburgers at the Hampden Recreation Department food booth set up next to the Weatherbee School for Hampden Children's Day festivities in 2013.

Hampden Children’s Day back and better than ever for 2015 event

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 10, 2015, at 3:12 p.m.
The 2015 Hampden Children’s Day, set for Saturday, Aug. 15, has more events and energy behind it than it has had in many of its more than 30 years — and to think, in early 2015 organizers weren’t even sure it was going to happen at all. “Initially, we were …
This 1999 Suzuki Intruder 1400 motorcycle was restored by Chuck Hogan of Bradley in July to serve as a memorial to Dale Rustin, father of Hogan’s wife, Nicole, and to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Rustin was the owner of the motorcycle and lost his life to suicide in 2009.

Restored motorcycle raises awareness of suicide prevention, memorializes former owner

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 3:10 p.m.
By Jodi Hersey Special to The Weekly   Hopping on two wheels, revving the engine and setting out on a relaxing motorcycle ride in the sunshine will never be the same for Nicole Hogan of Bradley. Her husband, Chuck, who is a mechanic, spent most of July restoring a 1999 …
Forest rangers and firefighters of the future graduated recently from a Bangor-based program at Penobscot Job Corps Center, the fourth class to make it through the Hot Shot program qualifying them to help rangers battle blazes in Maine. Some will complete advanced classes, with the goal of obtaining the Red Card which will qualify them for national deployment. Members of the Hot Shots graduating class are (front row, from left) Justin Mota, Kenneth Bennett, Joshua Desrosiers, Sean Babineau, Dominick Rodriguez, and (back row) Austyn Moody, Anthony Fernandes, Diana Gil, Ramadhani Mwielo, Dakar De La Rosa, Marie Francois, Jake Anthony-Greene, Ben Ladd, Tyler Shanahan and Darien Lane.

Community news

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 10, 2015, at 3:04 p.m.
Senior citizens trips AREA — Area senior citizens are invited to go on a bus trip to Bar Harbor on Wednesday Aug. 26. The bus will pick passengers up at 10 a.m. at Old Town Elks Club; 10:15 a.m. at old Hampden Academy; and 10:30 a.m. Bangor Recreation Department. The …

Holly Lundquist of Brewer (left), Brewer Mayor Matthew Vachon and his mother Michele Butera, hold a box filled with school supplies donated to Back to School with the Proper Tools, an effort Lundquist launched July 25 to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to donate to children in need.

Brewer woman aims to send children in need back to school with proper tools

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 3 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Holly Lundquist of Brewer launched on July 25 a project she calls Back to School with the Proper Tools. Her goal is to fill 500 backpacks with school supplies and give them to children whose families can’t afford to provide such equipment …

Arts news

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:52 p.m.
Mindful Sketching class BANGOR — Bangor Land Trust is offering a two-part Mindful Sketching class with Kay Carter 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 14, in the Bangor Land Trust Office, and 3-5 pm Wednesday, Oct 21, at one of the Bangor Land Trust Preserves. Space is limited and advance registration is …

Pam Wells cores a tree during the 25th annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek in Acadia National Park in June. The program focused on the science of tree ring dating.

Nontraditional undergraduate learning about forestry to better manage her own acres

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:49 p.m.
OLD TOWN — Pam Wells of Old Town owns more than 1,000 acres of land and wants to know the best way to manage her forest. To do so, she enrolled as a student in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. Already a UMaine alumna, Wells …

Clothing swap to benefit humane society

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:46 p.m.
VEAZIE — A Clothing Swap to benefit the Bangor Humane Society will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Qualey Granite and Quartz, 1506 State St. in Veazie. Bring new and gently used clothing to swap for up to 10 new-to-you pieces. The cost to participate is a $20, …

Business news

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:44 p.m.
Business Hall of Fame BANGOR — Since 1990, Junior Achievement of Maine’s Business Hall of Fame has honored the state’s most distinguished businessmen and women for their outstanding contributions to free enterprise and the promise of a better, stronger society. Three exceptional business leaders have been welcomed as laureates into …

EMMC bone marrow drive gives patients a chance

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.
BANGOR — Last year, Kasee Wilson, 23, accepted a job as a marine engineer, but before shipping out, the bloodwork from his physical resulted in a diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes, which means his bone marrow did not produce enough healthy blood cells. Kasee was able to find a perfect bone …

Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, home of the Maine World War II Memorial, will honor the legacy of the greatest generation with a concert and ceremony marking the end of World War II at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the museum, 405 Perry Road. Spirit of ‘45 activities have been scheduled around the world Aug. 14-16.

WWII veterans to be honored at anniversary of war’s end

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:42 p.m.
BANGOR — Whether the veteran received one of the first World War II Walking Sticks in 1999 or didn’t pick one up until this year, staff and volunteers at Cole Land Transportation Museum want to recognize that person along with other WWII vets during a special ceremony marking the 70th …
Union Station on Washington Street dominated downtown after opening in 1907 until its demolition in 1961. The brick structure served Maine Central Railroad passengers, as well as the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. Its grand illuminated bell tower clock was visible for many miles. This photo was taken in August 1960.

YESTERDAY …

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:39 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Aug. 13, 2005 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — The story of Beth Boisvert’s and Orin Bueten’s move from Baltimore reads a bit like “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” The Italianate home they toured in Bangor was too big. Way too …

Health news

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:36 p.m.
Walk kick off event BANGOR — Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s walkers are encouraged to attend the team kick off event 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, in Pickering Square. Live music will be provided by The Rotating Taps and discounts at Blaze restaurant will be available to those registered …

Support groups

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:34 p.m.
Support group listings run as space permits. Items are due at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: weekly@bangordailynews.com. 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 …

Driver Safety course refreshes seniors’ on-the-road skills

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:32 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Do you like to drive but just aren’t feeling as sharp as you once were? Does the thought of “distracted drivers” make you nervous? It does me. Do the seemingly daily reports of head-on collisions make you shudder and want …

Military news

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
Basic training BRADLEY — Air Force Guard Airman 1st Class Zachary Labree graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Labree earned distinction as an honor graduate. Labree is the son of Jeffery and Kristen Labree of Bradley, and grandson of James and Patricia Labree …

Farmers Markets

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:29 p.m.
Farmers’ Markets BANGOR: Bangor Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, early May through early November, Abbott Square parking lot, corner of Franklin and Harlow Streets. Accepts SNAP. Ohio Street Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Bangor Grange parking lot, 1192 Ohio St. Accepts SNAP. European Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, …

Weekly Calendar Aug. 13, 2015

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 2:27 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: Traveling exhibition of photographs by Bert Call of …