World Ocean Observatory director to speak at museum

SEARSPORT — Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory, will present “The Sea Connects All Things,” an illustrated talk on the ocean as an …

Military news

Commissioned BANGOR — U.S Navy Ensign Shane Hass of Bangor graduated on May 23 from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was …

Health news

New staff member BANGOR — Penobscot Community Health Care announced recently that Dr. Ernest “Jamie” Holden, has joined the staff of PCHC Dental Center, 1048 …

Guidelines ensure successful family meetings to plan best care for seniors

Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Remember when you were a kid and your parents held “family meetings?” Was your typical …

Community news

Weather station BANGOR — Bangor area television and press weather prognosticators are now free to take their weekends off because the Maine Air Museum is …
Vice President of Math Solutions Patricio Dujan, Amy Mickelson, Weatherbee teacher Susan O'Brien, and pro golfer Phil Mickelson pose for a photo at the 2014 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.

Local teacher brings back lessons from national academy

By Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   Susan O’Brien, a fifth grade teacher at Hampden’s George B. Weatherbee School, isn’t a golf fan. She …

Weekly calendar

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 …
PICTURE OF THE PAST
A Hudson warehouse purchased by the Bangor Daily News in August 1951 was moved on three flat cars to North Bangor Station by a diesel engine belonging to the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. The 27-foot-by-70-foot building was joined to two other storehouses on the new site.

YESTERDAY …

YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Aug. 21, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — A little Yankee ingenuity and the successful …

Business news

Art show BANGOR — The Sohns Gallery, located in The Rock & Art Shop, will presents “New Works” by artist Angela Warren through Saturday, Sept. …

Colorful carrots make tasty slaw, sweet or sour

by Lois Baxter Special to The Weekly   Welcome to the Farmers Market Corner. This is a great time of year for enjoying fresh, local …
Greyhound Buddy was adopted by recently by Debra Bell. Buddy is the second greyhound Bell and her husband have adopted through Maine Greyhound Placement Service in Augusta which has as its mission finding loving homes for greyhounds.

Adopting a second dog: Welcome home, Buddy!

Critters by Debra Bell Special to The Weekly On December 27, 2009, we adopted our first greyhound, a beautiful red brindle dog named JAGS Laura …

Sports news

Bangor rec classes BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation along with Pine Tree Karate is accepting registrations for its karate classes for beginner and experienced …
Bari Newport (left) recently was designated producing artistic director, and Mary Budd was named executive director at Penobscot Theatre Co. in Bangor.

PTC board announces change in staff titles

BANGOR — The board of directors of Penobscot Theatre Company announced that Artistic Director Bari Newport has been named producing artistic director, and Mary Budd, …

School news

Schools Job Corps anniversary BANGOR — Job Corps is turning 50. Job Corps was initiated as the central program of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on …
On August 13, 1934, Joanne Jordan, age 10, was the youngest passenger to fly with Amelia Earhart  when the famed aviatrix visited Godfrey Field in Bangor. Joanne (Jordan) Van Namee went on to become chairman of the board of the Bangor Publishing Company.

Museum display recalls Earhart’s 1934 visit to Bangor

BANGOR — The Maine Air Museum announced that it is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the flying tour of Maine made in August 1934 by …
Feet belonging to tango dancers Deb Rollins and Daniel Sullivan pause briefly as they practice steps of the dance at Noh Way School in Bangor.

Dancers embrace elegant intricacies of Argentine tango

by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BANGOR — What do Shiwa Noh, a dance teacher; Avi Rude, an international student from India at …
Heather Littlefield, a student at NEScom in Bangor, will drive a car such as this one in a rally race in Harrisville, New York, Sept. 20-21.

NESCom student to drive in rally race

BANGOR — Heather Littlefield,  32, of Bangor is getting ready to compete in a rally race in Harrisville, New York, Sept. 20-21. Littlefield said she …

The BDN, Folk Fest closer than ever

The Bangor Daily News has been a huge supporter of the American Folk Festival, Friday through Saturday, Aug. 22-24, on the Bangor waterfront, since day …
Courtesy of Robin Merchant
Artist buddy Robin Merchant poses with Aurelio Martinez, who performed Central American Garifuna music at the 2013 American Folk Festival.

Artist buddies act as local ambassadors

By Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   BANGOR — The American Folk Festival attracts thousands of attendees who are interested in learning about cultures …
Monumental work
The 1136th Transportation Unit of the Maine National Guard assisted the Orono Historical Society in its Phase II  restoration of Orono’s Civil War Monument on Aug. 2 by removing the monument’s pedestal in Webster Park and transporting it for repairs to the studio of Peter Crockett at Argyle Iron Works. Phase I, restoration of the soldier statue was completed  in July under the direction of Peter Crockett. The restoration project has been supported by contributions from  Orono residents, former residents,businesses, service groups and veterans organizations.

Monumental work

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