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Buddy, a greyhound, had surgery recently to remove a sock lodged in his intestine.

Critters: What to do when the dog swallows a sock

Critters by Debra Bell Special to The Weekly   Did you hear about the Great Dane in Oregon that swallowed 43 socks in September? It’s …

Business news

Tax preparer volunteers AREA — The United Way of Eastern Maine lead Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition (Creating, Assets, Savings and Hope), in partnership with AARP …

Poet laureate calls for submissions for book about paper mill in Bucksport

Within minutes of the announcement that the paper mill in Bucksport would close in December, word had flown around the globe between those whose lives …
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These vintage photos show what the Lewiston Marden’s store looked like in the 1980s.

Marden’s marks 50 years of bargains

By Jodi Hersey Special to The Weekly   Whether you are traveling north for a hike in the county, east to enjoy the Maine coast, …
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Father Wilfred Raymond

Old Town native named president of Holy Cross Family Ministries

OLD TOWN — Growing up in Old Town, Wilfred Raymond never imagined that life would take him to the bright lights of Hollywood and then …
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Fresh cabbage such as this can serve as a hearty ingredient in soup.

Stir up cabbage soup for a heartwarming meal

By Lois Baxter Special to The Weekly   Welcome to the Farmers Market Corner. Any time of year is perfect for enjoying fresh, local produce, …
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Maine-ly Harmony women's a cappella barbershop chorus will present a concert of fun and joyful music of the holidays, “Tis the Season! at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, Prince of Peace Church, 209 Eastern Ave. in Augusta. Donations will be accepted. For more information, about “Tis the Season,” as well as other chorus performances, or information about becoming a member of Maine-ly Harmony, call Donna Ryder at 582-5523 or email aryder3@roadrunner.com.

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 …
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John Tucker Jr., grandson of Tucker automobile creator Preston Tucker, poses with John Barron of Bangor, who donated a Tucker radio base to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum.

Bangor man donates antique car radio part to museum

BANGOR — John Barron of Bangor attended the grand opening of the Cammack Tucker Gallery in October at Hershey, Pennsylvania. The story of the Tucker …
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Members of the Hermon High School JROTC embark on a trip down the Penobscot River recently to learn more about its history.

School news

Schools Hermon High School Members of the Hermon High School JROTC program recently voyaged to the Brewer Salmon Club for a trip down the Penobscot …

On-air auction to benefit radio station

ORLAND —  Radio station WERU will hold its Live & Local On-Air Auction 9-11:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Those who wish to participate in the …
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The iconic role of Dorothy in The Penobscot Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” will be shared by Molly Hagerty of Bangor and Bronwyn Beardsley of Ellsworth. “The Wizard of Oz” will run Dec. 4-28.

Penobscot Theatre Company sets off to see The Wizard

BANGOR — There’s no place like home, especially for the holidays, and this holiday season, there will be no place like Penobscot Theatre Company when …
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This art quilt, &quotMom and Auntie Jean Play Gin" by Rana O’Connor from Portland, is part of the Maine Fiberarts exhibit on display through Dec. 19 at the UNUM Great Reading Room, seventh Floor of the Glickman Family Library on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.

Arts news

Maine Fiberarts shows PORTLAND — Christine Macchi, director of Maine Fiberarts Topsham, announced that two shows of contemporary fiber work will be on display through …
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Bangor Elks Lodge 244 was host on Nov. 9 to the Bangor Youth Football and Cheering Banquet attended by more than 250 people. Four individual Sportsmanship Awards and one Recognition Award were presented by the Bangor Elks, along with a check for $500 for the organization’s service to the community and commitment to local youth. The Elks Drug Awareness Program also was represented, and the mascot “Elroy the Elk” made an appearance. Sportsmanship Award winners were Brady Howell, junior varsity football; Brandon Porter, varsity football; Brianna Tracy, varsity cheering;  Kayleigh O’Brien junior varsity cheering; and Brenda Kenney, volunteer. Pictured are (from left) Eric Robinson as Elroy the Elk, Brady Howell, Brandon Porter, Brianna Tracy and Bangor Elks Exalted Ruler Shawn Stacey.

Community news

Musical events BANGOR — These musical events will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St.: • Advent Lessons and Carols followed by …
PICTURE OF THE PAST
Bangor Daily News photographer Carroll Hall, his camera slung around his neck, skied to work during the blizzard of 1962 when so much snow fell it shut down the city of Bangor and much of Maine.

YESTERDAY …

YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Nov. 27, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — Standing in bitter cold weather early Friday …

Health news

Light the Night BANGOR — Each year AIDS Awareness Month is held during December, a time dedicated to education and raising awareness surrounding the global …

The Salvation Army  launches Red Kettle fundraising campaign

BANGOR — The Salvation Army announced that it launched its Red Kettle fundraising effort on Nov. 21. The red kettle is an important reminder of …

Senior Beat: Try these tips to save money on food purchases

Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The weekly There is good news on the economic front as winter approaches. Oil and gas prices …
Joe Grollino, owner of Daffodils in Bucksport, holds a floral arrangement he created. The shop opened at 81 Main St. on May 1.

Daffodils florist in Bucksport also crafts handmade candles|

by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BUCKSPORT — Two days after a big snowstorm wreaked havoc on the Bucksport landscape, causing power outages …
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Holly Barber (left) of Portland and her father, Dave Barber of Brewer celebrate the moment during last year’s Kennebunks Tour de Cure, a fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association. Holly Barber is vice chairperson of the event which she has participated in as a volunteer for five years. Tour de Cure will take place June 14 at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

Brewer native has many reasons for taking part in Tour de Cure

“If you know me, then by now you know how much I love the Kennebunks Tour de Cure,” Holly Barber of Portland, who grew up …
Weekly photo by Ardeana Hamlin
This display will one of many that will add twinkle to the Anah Shrine annual Feztival of Trees event set for Nov. 21-23 and Nov. 28-30, at the Shrine on Main Street in Bangor. The event will raffle more than 60 fully decorated trees, complete with gifts.

‘Fez’tival of Trees fundraiser to support mission Bangor Shriners

by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   BANGOR — Anah Shrine will host its annual Feztival of Trees, the title of the event a …
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