Aimee Thibodeau

Managing Editor: Special Sections, Bangor Metro & The Weekly

 
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The new chiller unit at Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer.

Ice goes back in at PIA June 12 ; Full slate of summer hockey scheduled

By Aimee Thibodeau and Contributed on May 29, 2016, at 1:19 p.m.
BREWER — Staff has been busy at Penobscot Ice Arena painting, cleaning and conducting some regular maintenance. The puck marks have been cleaned off the board glass and the new chiller plant was slated to be started for the first time Tuesday, May 24. The rink is scheduled to reopen …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Get ready to dance at the kick off parade with Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts

on Aug. 13, 2015, at 6 a.m.
In the Dominican Republic, Carnival is celebrated throughout February with groups of elaborately costumed and masked people parading through the streets. To kick of the 14th American Folk Festival, Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts is bringing some of that energy and excitement to the Bangor Waterfront, starting with the traditional festival parade …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Group set to ‘preach the gospel through song’ on Bangor Waterfront

on July 20, 2015, at 10:07 a.m.
The Sensational Royal Lights are set to spread the word of God through music when they take the American Folk Festival stage in August. A gospel group, The Sensational Royal Lights came together more than 50 years ago in Cordtown, Maryland when the late Howard and Rena Elliott, parents, brought a group of brothers together and …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Ready or not, here it comes!

on July 03, 2015, at 8:50 a.m.
We hope that you are preparing to celebrate a 4th of July weekend filled with fun in the sun, but want to send out a quick reminder that we’re getting even closer to the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. The anticipation continues to build and over the next …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

You don’t have to be Irish to tap your toes to some Celtic music

on March 17, 2015, at 6 a.m.
One certainly does not have to be Irish to take part in the frivolity and fun that is St. Patrick’s Day in the United States. Celebrating the Irish people and the country’s traditions is enjoyable for everyone. It seems the same with Celtic music. While it may be hard to …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Last chance to register for Color Bangor before prices go up!

on March 16, 2015, at 9:40 a.m.
Today, Monday, March 16, is the last day to register for Color Bangor before prices go up. Early bird registration is $25 for children, $35 for individuals 13 and older, and $33 per person for teams of eight or more. Prices go up starting March 17 and running through April 30 to …
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DON’T WAIT! Color Bangor registration price increases March 17

on March 13, 2015, at 6 a.m.
Thinking of participating in this year’s Color Bangor event to benefit the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront? It’s time to stop thinking about it and just register…prices go up Tuesday, March 17. But if you register as an early bird, you’re guaranteed prices of $25 for children, $35 for …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Dan Cashman, 2014 Chairman’s Choice Award recipient

on Feb. 12, 2015, at 1:18 p.m.
Dan Cashman has attended the folk festival in Bangor since the event’s inception, but its his participation and support of the festival all year long that led him to be selected as the 2014 Chairman’s Choice Award recipient. In addition to being a member of the American Folk Festival Board, …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

A look at dollmaker Wendy Hamilton

on Jan. 08, 2015, at 11:21 a.m.
Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly recently wrote a great piece on one last year’s featured Folklife artists, Wendy Hamilton. A dollmaker herself who also presented at the Folk Festival, Hamlin was impressed with Hamilton’s work and wanted to take a closer look at the family tradition she’s carrying on. Check the story …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Folk Festival offers perfect last minute gift ideas

on Dec. 23, 2014, at 1:43 p.m.
Even though we are a summer festival, the staff and volunteers at the American Folk Festival work year round to bring the magic of folk music to the Bangor Waterfront. If you are in need of a very special last minute gift idea, we may have just what you need. …
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Fall Holiday Craft Fair at Sunbury Village

By Aimee Thibodeau on Nov. 11, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St., Bangor, Maine For more information: (207) 262-9600; holidaytouch.com/our-communities/sunbury-village Fall holiday craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Quilts, figurines, jewels, gems, mittens, scarves, socks, sashes, handmade ornaments, candles, cheesecake in …

Don’t forget the reindeer!

By Aimee Thibodeau on Nov. 04, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
We always remember milk and cookies for Santa, but what about the reindeer? The team of four-legged, hoofed creatures who fly through the night, carrying a heavy sleigh, the Jolly Big Man, and piles of presents. We might think to leave them some carrots, but they deserve more. After all, …

Holiday Shipping 101

By Family Features on Nov. 04, 2014, at 10:11 a.m.
If one of your holiday tasks is shipping gifts to family and friends across the nation, knowing a few tips and tricks will ensure your packages get to them in time for the festivities. From shipping deadlines to packaging, there are many factors to consider when sending gifts, especially during …

Dunnett Appliance & Mattress

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 26, 2014, at 1:37 a.m.
“We recently launched a new product line – Serta Mattresses – and the BDN helped us to promote this very effectively, making our brand stand-out in the market. I’m confident that this had a significant impact on our bottom-line.” —  Jack Dunnett, Dunnett Appliance & Mattress The client: Dunnett Appliance & Mattress The …

Huckleberries Card & Gift

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 26, 2014, at 1:34 a.m.
“We’ve struggled to educate the public about what we have to offer – from organic dog treats to local foods to a huge card and gift selection – but the BDN came through with an ad campaign that said it all for us and drove in the foot traffic we …

Whited Ford

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 26, 2014, at 1:16 a.m.
“We could spend advertising dollars anywhere — and we’ve tried — but the BDN delivers results that have kept us in business for more than 25 years.” — Mark Campbell & Tony Gilberti, Whited Ford The client: Whited Ford, Bangor The challenge: Get more customers through the door & increase sales. The plan: …

The best spots to take in Maine’s fabulous fall foliage

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 25, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” [Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842] ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, “ The American Notebooks” There are few things more stunning in nature than perfect rays of sunshine beaming down through limbs decorated in red, orange and yellow …
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Charlie Howard memorial event

By Aimee Thibodeau on June 27, 2014, at 1:31 p.m.
Sunday, July 13, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Unitarian-Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-947-7009; uubangor.org/ As it has each year since Howard’s death, the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Bangor will host an event in Howard’s memory near the anniversary of his death. …
1889: Bangor Street Railway begins trolley service

125 years of BDN news in photos

By Aimee Thibodeau on June 17, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
You read us in your kitchen, in the waiting room, in your office, perhaps even in the bathroom (and we’re OK with that). Over the years, the newspaper has changed sizes, and we now have multiple platforms — website, mobile, apps — for you to use, but we’re the same …
1905: Carrier boys line up in front of the original home of the BDN on 150 Exchange St.

125 years of BDN employees

By Aimee Thibodeau on June 13, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
We know a newspaper is much more than paper and ink. It’s stories reporting the latest news, photos and videos illustrating Maine life, and ads showcasing our state’s local businesses. None of these things would exist without a devoted staff working countless hours to bring you all aspects of your …