Stories about Bangor

Teresa Hall of Milo and her 5-year-old nephew, Collin Hall of Millinocket, run through a downpour at the Bangor State Fair on Monday afternoon.

Weather forces Bangor State Fair to shut down Monday evening

By Nick McCrea on July 28, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Organizers announced late Monday afternoon that the Bangor State Fair would shut down Monday evening because of heavy rain and thunderstorms rolling through the area. In a news release sent just before 5 p.m., organizers said no further fair events would be held that day. The fair …

House, garden tour to be held in Swanville

on July 28, 2014, at 3:25 p.m.
SWANVILLE —  The Swan Lake House and Garden Tour will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. The event will combine a narrated boat ride with light refreshments, as well as five garden walks and four open houses. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Certified Boat Inspection Project …

Even in summer, it’s good to be prepared for extreme weather

on July 28, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Summer storms are upon us, even spawning tornado warnings. And remember hurricane Arthur? We worry about winter storms and may have contingency plans but summer is proving to hold its own when it comes tumultuous weather conditions. The high winds …

Health news

on July 28, 2014, at 3:21 p.m.
Senior Forum BANGOR — Sunbury Village Retirement Community will host Bangor Senior Forum: Ask the Professionals, a town hall-type senior information meeting, at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the facility, 922 Ohio St. Guest speakers will be Dianne Lovejoy, community manager, Sunbury Village; Kelley Howe, director of admissions, Eastside …

School news

on July 28, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
Colleges Bates College These area students graduated from Bates College in Lewiston during commencement exercises on May 25: • Gabriel Borland, son of Stephanie Cotsirilos of Orono. • Holli Kenison, daughter of Paul Kenison of Orono, Maine.   Holy Cross BREWER — Rowan Bost of Brewer was named to dean’s …

Hermon to hold bicentennial events Aug. 9-10

on July 28, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
HERMON — The town of Hermon will hold  its Bicentennial Sizzler Saturday, Aug. 9-10, at the Hermon Recreation Area at Hermon Elementary School. The schedule is: Saturday, Aug. 9: • Adult co-ed softball tournament at recreational fields 2 and 3. Umpire and team meeting, 7:45 a.m. Games begin 8 a.m. …

Business news

on July 28, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
Classes for employers BANGOR — The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is offering no-charge courses for employers in Bangor. The courses are designed for small business owners and staff who have responsibility for managing human resources or payroll functions. The Laws Governing Workplace Rights classes will be …
Hunter Pate, a senior at John Bapst High School in Bangor, and Jacob Gauvin, a junior at Bucksport High School in Bucksport, show of the the bass they caught to earn them the 2014 Student Angler Federation Maine State High School Bass Fishing Championship on July 19 at Brewer Lake.

Local students win bass fishing high school state championship

on July 28, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
ORRINGTON — Brewer Lake in Orrington was the site of the 2014 Student Angler Federation Maine State High School Bass Fishing Championship on July 19. The fishing duo of Hunter Pate and Jacob Gauvin captured the title with a weigh-in of 10.8 pounds. The win qualifies them for the conference …
Thomas Follette, 100, sits in a truck at Dysart's. His wish to ride in "big rig" was fulfilled, in part, by the Maine Health Care Association Live Your Dreams program.

100-year-old has dream fulfilled at Dysart’s

on July 28, 2014, at 3:11 p.m.
HERMON — Thomas Follette, 100-year-old resident of Arbor Terrace in Gardiner, dreamed of going for a ride in a “big rig” and having lunch at a legendary local favorite — Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant. His wish came true July 21, thanks to the generosity of Dysart’s who donated the …
The executive board of the Penobscot County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis visited the Eastern Maine General Hospital in December of 1953 and saw some of the polio treatment equipment demonstrated. Miss Florence Orr, head of the physio-therapy department, demonstrates the hot-pack machine. Looking on, (front row, from left) are Miss Orr, Sidney Alpert, Earle Brown Jr., Mrs. Carl E. Libby, Mrs. Wilbur Chadeayne, Mrs. Warren S. Overlock, C. Everett Page, Winslow Grant and Eugene McCarthy. (Back row) John E. Coney, John Flynn and Gerald Rudman.


on July 28, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — July 31, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) CASTINE — The Trinitarian Congregational Parish Castine is thriving, in part, because it’s pastor has ignored the advice of the seminary professors. “Creativity will kill you, they told me,” said the Rev. Bill Friederich. …

Weekly calendar

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 28, 2014, at 3:01 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 …

Versatile zucchini mixes well from soup to muffins

on July 28, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Welcome to the Farmers Market Corner. This is a great time of year for enjoying fresh, local produce, baked goods, dairy, meat and more at local farmers markets. During the 2014 growing season, we wanted to share information with readers of The Weekly about the many farmers markets in this …
Stuart White of Winterport and Sherry Sullivan of Stockton Springs opened White's Farm Mercantile on May 18 at 181 Main St. in Stockton Springs. The store offers an eclectic blend of White's woodworking art, Sullivan's paintings and other goods and food products sourced mostly within a 20-mile radius of the store.

New business in Stockton Springs mixes art, local foods

on July 28, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   White’s Farm Mercantile in Stockton Springs is an art gallery where you can purchase paintings, woodworking art and other handmade goods, as one would expect. The unexpected thing is that patrons of the Mercantile also can purchase locally-sourced “groceries” such as eggs, …

Community news

on July 28, 2014, at 2:52 p.m.
Paddle in the refuge ALTON — Paddle halfway to the North Pole 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. See what happens when you cross the 45th parallel at the refuge. Along the way, observe birds, forest and wetland plants, mammals and gain insight on local conservation efforts …
Dave Dubois of Durham opened his seventh Little Caesars pizza store on June 3 at the Brewer Shopping Center. His other stores are in Topsham, Bath, Augusta, Waterville, Lewiston and Auburn.

Little Caesars opens in Brewer

on July 28, 2014, at 2:45 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BREWER — One of the newest members of the Brewer business community is Little Caesars Pizza which opened June 3 at the Brewer Shopping Center on Wilson Street. The store’s opening marks the seventh for owner David Dubois of Durham, and his …
From the community

Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s

By Kristie Miner on July 28, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Hollywood Casino Raceway, Bass Park, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-772-0115; Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in communities nationwide, this …


on July 28, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
A new post depicting the life of a former guest here at the Shelter and some hidden truths that don't always reach the surface...
From the community

Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction

By Kristie Miner on July 28, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Rd, Bangor, ME For more information: 207-942-7336;!/events/1438902383054901/ Schedule of Events: 4:30-6:30 Spaghetti Dinner adult meal price: $7 seniors and children 12-18 years of age: $5 children under 12 years old: $3 4:30-6:45 Silent Auction …

Quebec man pleads guilty after attempting to smuggle wife across US border near Jackman

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Quebec man faces up to 10 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty in a Bangor courtroom Monday to a charge of illegally smuggling his wife into the U.S. Pierre Poulin, 40, will face sentencing at a later date, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. In …

Going Gluten Free – Tips and Tricks

on July 28, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
So if you read my article – you certainly got a chance to see that I have submitted some links to common things that have gluten hidden in them. The two big things are Malt and Barley. They don’t sound like wheat, so you’d expect for them to be fine. …
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