Ardeana Hamlin



Meet the author in Bangor today, Aug. 12

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 12, 2015, at 8:14 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: BookMarc’s, 78 Harlow St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 942-3206 BANGOR | Meet historian David Bergquist, author of the new book, “Bangor in World War II: From the Homefront to the Embattled Skies,” 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at …
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 …

Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn welcomes 13 new dealers

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
 The Ellsworth Antiques Show will open Thursday, Aug. 13, and run through Saturday, Aug. 15, at Woodlawn.  The show and sale will feature 28 booths and 13 new dealers. Show hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The Ellsworth Antiques Show is thought …

Dover-Foxcroft theater to illuminate Maine lumbermen history in film and live music

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 2:05 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Center Theater, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine DOVER-FOXCROFT | “In the Blood,” film and live music, will illustrate the history of legendary Maine lumbermen and river drivers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Center Theatre. Admission is $10, $8, theater …

Silent auction a camp on Sebec Lake to benefit Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 1:29 p.m.
 A Fundraising Gala to benefit the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft will take place 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Gustafson’s camp on Sebec Lake. The event also will offer free food and an open bar. Up for bid in the silent auction will be art, crafts and services from …

UMF Emery Community Arts Center in Farmington to present concert Aug. 13

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 11:17 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Emery Performance Space, University of Maine Farmington, Farmington, Maine FARMINGTON, Maine — The Emery Community Arts Center on the Univeristy of Maine Farmington campus will present the concert “Tori and Colin, with Love From Jersey” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13,  in …

Physician joins medical practice in Portland

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 9:37 a.m.
Mercy All About Women announced that Dr. JoAnna Wawrzycki has joined the practice.  Wawrzycki comes to Mercy from Rutland Regional Medical Center where she served as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Wawrzycki graduated from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 2008. She completed a residency in obstetrics …
Taking part in Woodlawn's Teachers Institute in July in Ellsworth were (front, from lest)  Becky Anderson, Mary Jordan-Carter and Melanie Brown, all of Ellsworth Elementary Middle School; and Anne Russenberger-Keefe, Woodlawn director of education and program development; and (back row) Joshua Torrance, Woodlawn executive director; Kat Hudson of Blue Hill Consolidated School; and Deb Burwell of Paddling the Rapids.

Ellsworth, Blue Hill educators complete Woodlawn Teachers Institute

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
Woodlawn completed its second Teachers Institute in July. The goal of the institute was to bring together a team of teachers to create curriculum-based programs utilizing Woodlawn’s history, environs and collection as the primary resource.  Mary Jordan-Carter, Becky Anderson and Melanie Brown of Ellsworth Elementary Middle School …

Fulbright Association Maine Chapter to host Arctic Education, Fulbright Event at MMA

By Ardeana Hamlin on June 29, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
CASTINE — The Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association will host a morning of presentations on the Arctic, climate change and the Fulbright Scholar Program at Maine Maritime Academy on Friday, July 10. The public is invited to attend the three presentations, which are offered free of charge. A breakfast …

The Holt House 200th anniversary

By Ardeana Hamlin on June 23, 2015, at 3:06 p.m.
Blue Hill – The Blue Hill Historical Society will celebrate the 200th anniversary of their headquarters, The Holt House, on July 18th and 19th.   On Saturday, July 18th from 1pm to 3pm there will be a public reception featuring stories from special guests, a display of historical items, period-appropriate …

Local students earn homeschool Memory Master Award

By Ardeana Hamlin on May 12, 2015, at 3:37 p.m.
Joshua Deveau, 12, of Orono; Nathan Daneman, 10, of Charleston; and Autumn Daneman, 8, of Charleston, students in the Bangor area Classical Conversations homeschool community recently capped months of study by correctly reciting hundreds of facts from a multitude of subjects as part of the Classical Conversations Memory Master program. …

Mount Desert Island Quilt Guild will hold its 22nd annual Quilt Show May 23

By Ardeana Hamlin on May 06, 2015, at 8:20 a.m.
SOMESVILLE | The Mount Desert Island Quilt Guild will hold its 22nd annual Quilt Show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Somesville  Fire House, Route 102. Admission is $3 and  includes a potholder raffles ticket for the pro-bono quilt made designed and pieced by the Island Quilt Guild …

Weekly calendar

By Ardeana Hamlin on Feb. 23, 2015, at 9:49 a.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:Story continues below advertisement. “Murder at 33 Central,” original …
Photo courtesy of Sue Pate
Taking part in the John Bapst Memorial High School annual alumni hockey game on Dec. 27 at Sawyer Arena in Bangor were (from left) Brianna Robertson, Maggie Lynn, Matt Youngblood, Jacob Leonard, Neal LaFrance, Alex LaFrance, Chris Dunbar, Connor Scofield, Nick Doucette, Zac Greenier, John Cooper, Derrick Antworth, Mike Keim, Joey Pate, Jacob Fletcher, Jaron Leonard, Ethan Handley, Eli Szydlo, Jacob Reese, Joe Archambault, Matthew Spear, Ray Hummels, Kim Meagher, Juli Alex, Jarrod Guimond, Jon Davis, Kurt Massey.

John Bapst alumnus gets to wear purple and white hockey jersey after waiting 42 years

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 02, 2015, at 1:40 p.m.
BANGOR—The John Bapst Memorial HIgh School annual alumni hockey game drew 25 former Crusaders to the ice on Dec. 27 at Sawyer Arena. The game featured players from the 2013 team all the way back to 1996 — and even Jon Davis, a graduate from 1972. Davis never got to …

Book signing

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 06, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Bangor Mall, Bangor, Maine For more information: 990-8153 BANGOR | Author Ardeana Hamlin will sign copies of her book, “Abbott’s Reach,” the sequel to “Pink Chimneys,” noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Macy’s wing of the Bangor Mall.Story …
Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin accepts her award after she was named recipient of the 2014 Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the State Elections Administration Conference on Sept. 25  in Bangor.

Bangor city clerk recipient of award

By Ardeana Hamlin and Contributed on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
BANGOR — Secretary of State Matt Dunlap presented recently Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the Maine State Elections Administration Conference in Bangor. Each year, the Secretary of State solicits nominations for the award, named for long-time state Director of Elections Lorraine M. …
“Blake Shelton on the waterfront.”
Desiree Mayo, Corner Store

‘What performer would you like to come to Bangor?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 22, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
The Weekly was on Hammond Street in Bangor.
“Conant Apple Orchards in Etna and Rowe’s in Newport.”
Cheryl Gray, Camden National Bank

‘Where do you go to get apples in the fall?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
The Weekly was in Hampden village.
 “Chicken vegetable.”
Jessica Rickard, Tradewinds Variety

‘What is your favorite fall soup?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
The Weekly was in Veazie.
Dylan Brennan (left) as C.S. Lewis discusses his conversion to belief in the supernatural with Dennis Hamrick as Sigmund Freud, an avowed atheist. The Union Street Brick Church will present "Freud's Last Session," by Mark St. Germain, a play suggested by the "Question of God" Sept. 19-21, at the church. Admission to the play is free.

‘Freud’s Last Session’ opens Sept. 19 at the Brick Church

By Ardeana Hamlin and Contributed on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
BANGOR — A play questioning faith in God in a world of suffering will open Friday at Bangor’s Union St. Brick Church. In the late 1960s, Dr. Armand M. Nicholi Jr., a professor of clinical psychology at Harvard, taught a seminar titled “The Question of God.” The course was not …