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SWIM SCENE (blog)

2014 New England Senior Championship

on July 23, 2014, at 9:48 p.m.
This past weekend was the pinnacle of the summer season for many New England teams. Clubs from southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts met Friday morning for the New England Championship at Brown University. At my first college championship meet two years ago I found myself amazed at the talent …
From the community

2-part Volunteer Training for Maine-Wabanaki REACH

By Diane Oltarzewski on July 23, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: The Wilson Center at UMaine Orono, 67 College Avenue, Orono, Maine For more information: 207 890 0966 In-depth learning about how to support the important work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare …
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Volunteer Orientation for Maine-Wabanaki REACH

By Diane Oltarzewski on July 23, 2014, at 9:35 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207 890 0966 Come and learn about opportunities to support the important work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Commission, the first of …
Brewer's Logan Rogerson connects on a pitch from Trenton during a Zone 1 American Legion playoff game Wednesday at Husson University.

Weather suspends Zone 1 Legion baseball tourney opener

By Ernie Clark on July 23, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The American Legion Zone 1 baseball tournament got under way late Wednesday afternoon at the Winkin Complex on the campus of Husson University. Then it stopped, courtesy of Mother Nature in the form of a cold front that swept through the region with a combination of thunder, …
From the community

NORTH COUNTRY INTER TRIBAL POW-WOW

By Eleanor Luce on July 23, 2014, at 8:56 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: North Country Inter-Tribal Pow-wow, 934 Elm Street, Newport, Maine For more information: 2073684959 Come celebrate our heritage and culture in Newport, Maine. August 30, 31 & September 01,2014. This Pow-wow is an …
GYM CLASS DROPOUT (blog)

Fitness street cred counts for something, doesn’t it?

on July 23, 2014, at 6:09 p.m.
Dear Blog, I used to make fun of people who had writer’s block. Back in my journalism career when I was an editor, I used to call writers who were on deadline and say, “TICK TOCK, I’M A CLOCK, WHERE IS YOUR STORY?” when they were late. I had very …
IF MY COASTER COULD TALK (blog)

Coaster Critique: Oak Pond White Fox Ale

on July 23, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
Name: White Fox Ale Brewed By: Oak Pond Brewery Style: IPA ABV: ? (Not listed on label)   White Fox Ale pours a bright copper color with golden highlights, vigorous pour produced a short white had that fell to a thin layer that lasted the remainder of the glass. Aroma …
Shawn Warren encourages his putt on the ninth hole during the Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course on July 22, 2011.

Windham’s Warren gunning for second Greater Bangor Open championship

By Larry Mahoney on July 23, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Shawn Warren will always remember his first victory as a professional golfer. It was the 2008 Greater Bangor Open. The Windham native, who is an assistant pro at the Falmouth Country Club, will be looking to annex his second GBO championship when the three-day, 54-hole tournament gets …

Maine Troop Greeters receive a donation

By Gabor Degre on July 23, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
The Maine Troop Greeters received a donation of $15,000 from Bangor Savings Bank to create a museum at the airport.
From the community
Painted Turtles at the Penobscot County Conservation Club, Brewer, Maine

Turtle Talk

By bangorlandtrustii on July 23, 2014, at 2:51 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Bangor Land Trust Office, 8 Harlow St, Suite 4B, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-1010; bangorlandtrust.org Turtle talk with rehab specialist, Jean Adamson, at the Bangor Land Trust office, 8 Harlow Street, Downtown Bangor. Jean will be bringing live turtles …
CULTURE SHOCK (blog)

Good Morning America to broadcast live from Acadia National Park Thursday morning

on July 23, 2014, at 2:38 p.m.
                Mt. Desert Island residents and the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce received word Wednesday afternoon that “Good Morning, America,” as part of their “America’s Favorite Place” reader vote competition, would be sending a live TV crew to the Jordan Pond House at …
Luke Houssel examines a spider during a family-friendly workshop on Spiders hosted by the Bangor Land Trust at West Penjajawoc Grasslands recently in Bangor.

Is your Spidey-Sense tingling? Families learn about eight-legged neighbors during Bangor nature program

By Aislinn Sarnacki on July 23, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — “Lets keep looking for spiders,” said 3-year-old Remy Houssel as he hurried past his mother. Clutching a plastic container, Remy was one of 16 people searching for creepy crawlies in Bangor’s West Penjajawoc Grasslands on Thursday for a nature program hosted by the Bangor Land Trust. “Spiders …
POLL QUESTION
Ann Homola, director of physician recruitment at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, from left, Matt McLaughlin, vice chair of FUSION:Bangor, and  Ben Sprague, chairman of the Bangor City Council, participate in a forum moderated by Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce CEO John Porter Monday, July 23, 2014.

Bangor business leaders want more young people to move to Maine

By Nick McCrea on July 23, 2014, at 1:46 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The problem isn’t that Maine’s population is too old, there just aren’t enough young people, a panel made up of local business and government leaders said Wednesday during a Bangor Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Maine, with its oft-cited status as the state with the oldest median age …
Recent problems at Lakeside Landing, pictured here, on Pushaw Lake in Glenburn have town officials looking for ways to curb bad behavior.

Glenburn officials to probe conduct problems at Lakeside Landing recreation area

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 1:12 p.m.
GLENBURN, Maine — Local officials have agreed to create a working group to explore steps the town could take to curb bad behavior at Lakeside Landing, a recreational area on Pushaw Lake. Amenities at the town-owned facility include a beach, a boat launch, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and a float …
VIDEO
Charles Knowlen, left, chairman of the Maine Troop Greeters, receives a ceremonial check from Bob Montgomery-Rice, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bangor Savings Bank. The group received a donation of $15,000 from Bangor Savings Bank.

‘We’ll be here until they all come home’: Maine Troop Greeters get $15,000 donation for museum

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 23, 2014, at 1:06 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Troop Greeters met their 7,196th military flight at Bangor International Airport just before noon Wednesday, an hour after they accepted a $15,000 check from Bangor Savings Bank to help preserve the history they have made and recorded over the last 11 years. For more than …

Tickets available for inaugural Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductions

on July 23, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Organizers are making final preparations for the inaugural Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, now less than a month away. The event, which will honor the hall’s first class of 22 individuals and one team that contributed to the legacy of basketball at all levels in …
University of Maine Museum of Art Director George Kinghorn

University of Maine Museum of Art renews Bangor lease through 2031

By Emily Burnham on July 23, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
The University of Maine Museum of Art, located in the Norumbega Hall building on Harlow Street in downtown Bangor, announced Monday that it has renewed its lease in the building for 17 years, keeping the museum in Bangor through 2031. In May, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees …
From the community

PCHC Dental Center welcomes new dental residents

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 11 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care  is pleased to announce that four new General Practice Dental Residents have joined PCHC Dental Center, under the direction of Philip Higgins Jr., DMD Chief Dental Officer and General Practice Residency Director. General Practice Dental Residents Mark Franklin, DDS, Owen Johnson, DDS, Peter Levandoski, …
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David Flanagan, the retired CEO of Central Maine Power Co. and a former University of Maine System trustee, was named the interim president at the troubled University of Southern Maine in Portland on Wednesday.

Retired CEO of Central Maine Power Co. to head USM

By Nell Gluckman on July 23, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — David Flanagan, the retired CEO of Central Maine Power Co. and a former University of Maine System trustee, will be the interim president at the University of Southern Maine, system administrators announced Wednesday. The position is vacant after UMS Chancellor James Page announced two weeks ago that …
From the community
Dan Isdaner and Family with the 2014 Meritorious Award.

Camp Mataponi Director Wins Major Award

By Amy O'Connell on July 23, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
The American Camp Association, New England (ACA New England) has awarded Dan Isdaner of Jupiter, Florida, Co-Owner and Director of ACA Accredited Camp Mataponi in Naples, ME, the organization’s 2014 Meritorious Service Award. This award is presented each year to a member of the camp community for admirable service and …
 
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