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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 …
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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. …
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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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: “Murder at 33 Central,” original watercolors of crows …
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 …
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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. …
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 UnBylined 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 UnBylined 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 …

Business news

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Sept. 15, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
TechWalk 2014 BANGOR — The Maine Technology Institute TechWalk 2014 will be held 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. The theme is “Connecting Through Technology.” At the event, approximately 100 MTI portfolio companies will exhibit their innovative technologies along with other organizations …

School news

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Aug. 25, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
Colleges Colby College GLENBURN — Morgan Rublee of Glenburn graduated magna cum laude from Colby College in Waterville in May with a major in English and minor in education. She studied English at King’s College London for the 2013 spring semester. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa …
“More summer, safer roads.”
John Foster, Foster Imaging

‘What are you looking forward to before summer ends?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
The Weekly was in East Hampden.  

Jane Bragg (right) announced recently that after 31 years as owner and director of Thomas School of Dance in Bangor, she has transferred ownership to Cassie Pillsbury (left), who has operated a school of dance in Unity for more than 10 years.

Thomas School of Dance announces change of ownership

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Aug. 11, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
BANGOR — After 31 years as owner and director of Thomas School of Dance in Bangor, Jane Bragg announced recently that Cassie Pillsbury, who has been on the school faculty for 10 years, has assumed ownership of the school. Fall classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 4, under Pillsbury’s direction. Bragg …
Harry Rossignol, 8, of South Brewer, displays a 4-pound smallmouth bass that he caught at Chemo Pond in 1957. The young man hooked and landed the smallmouth on a red and white "jitterbug" bait.

YESTERDAY …

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 04, 2014, at 9:07 a.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Aug. 7, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — Jan Smith, anchorwoman and news director at WVII-TV 7, is leaving the ABC affiliate to become assistant news director at WTO-TV 11 in Savannah, Georgia. Smith cites working at a bigger market …

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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration …
Jay Muth (left), vice president and senior business banker, Bangor Savings Bank, presents Buddy Angst, CFO, Community Health and Counseling with a $4,500 grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to help fund one of its ACHEVE (Arts Can Help Everyone Excel) program. ACHEVE is an in-school dance program for third- and fourth-graders in seven schools throughout the Bangor area. The program uses the arts to provide children with information, skills and support to increase and strengthen positive growth and development that prepares them for healthy life choices.

Support for the arts

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
Bucksport Poet Laureate Pat Ranzoni (left) chats with sculptor Matt Foster of Milo after reading a poem, “The Young Sculptor Delivers Himself,” she wrote to commemorate the delivery to Bucksport of a model of a sculpture (front right) Foster will create as part of the 2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium this summer. The finished sculpture will be installed in September on the Bucksport waterfront.

Many hands help sculpture take shape in Bucksport

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Bucksport is one of seven communities, along with Surry, Lubec, Calais, Harrington, Jonesport and Castine, that will have sculptures created and placed in public spaces as part of the 2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium this summer. Artists from Maine, South Korea, Bulgaria, …