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Jessica Chen’s winning 2014 submission, “Floating.”

2014 Second District art competition winner announced

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 3:53 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jessica Chen, a senior at Bangor High School, was selected as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s Second District, according to an announcement from Congressman Mike Michaud’s office. The Congressional Art Competition offers an opportunity for one high school student from participating districts from around …
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Frogtown Puppeteers bring ‘Legend of the Banana Kid’

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-3333 Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to welcome Frogtown Puppeteers back to the Bangor Opera House for a new show sure to delight. “The Legend of the …
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Caribou Bog Conservation Area dedication, exploration

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Caribou Bog Conservation Area, Taylor Road, Orono, Maine ORONO, Maine — The Orono Land Trust Dedication and Exploration of the Caribou Bog Conservation Area will begin at 1 p.m. May 4 with the dedication, followed at 1:20 p.m. by hiking, …
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Orono Land Trust trail maintenance work day

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: ORONO, Maine – The Orono Land Trust will hold a trail maintenance work morning beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3. This is a wonderful opportunity to get outside and do some very important work for your community. The volunteer experience, …
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Mainers honored with Governor’s Awards

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 2:54 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — First Lady Ann LePage presided over the 28th annual presentation of the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism. The six category winners have had an impact in communities from Orono to South Portland. The Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteer are presented each year as a celebration of citizen volunteer …
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Maine Army National Guard promotions in Aroostook County

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 2:40 p.m.
 AUGUSTA, Maine – Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell, The Adjutant General for Maine, has announced the promotion to the rank specified below for the following Maine Army National Guard members from Aroostook County: Logan Craig, Mapleton, specialist, Detachment 1, 3rd Battalion 172nd Infantry Regiment, (Mountain). Douglas Schuurman, Wytopitlock, private first class, …
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Pediatric Asthma Awareness fundraiser at Great Skates

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Great Skates, 82 Sylvan Road, Bangor, Maine Husson University School of Pharmacy Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists is holding a Pediatric Asthma Awareness fundraiser at Great Skates tomorrow, Saturday April 19th from 5-7 P.M. Have fun and learn about …
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Maine Army National Guard promotions in Hancock County

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
 AUGUSTA, Maine – Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell, The Adjutant General for Maine, announces the promotion to the rank specified below for the following: Matthew Carter, Franklin, private first class, Detachment 1 Company E, 186th Brigade Support Battalion. Austin Ready, Verona Island, private first class, Detachment 1, 3rd Battalion 172nd Infantry …
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Benefit spaghetti supper to aid cancer patient

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — A spaghetti supper to benefit cancer patient Betty Spearing will be held 5-7 p.m Saturday, April 26, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Silent …
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Maine soldiers to run Afghanistan’s Boston Shadow Marathon

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 12:36 p.m.
 AUGUSTA, Maine, and BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Maine Soldiers, both active duty and National Guard, are among the 600 service members deployed to Afghanistan who are running the Boston Shadow Marathon on April 18, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The 10th Mountain Division, Light Infantry, who are currently in charge of …
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Bangor Federal Credit Union to give money to food pantries

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Federal Credit Union is awarding 14 area food pantries with generous donation checks on Tuesday, April 22, as the result of a successful Campaign for Ending Hunger. The event will be held at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Bangor Federal’s Hogan Road branch. A representative from each food …
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Names for Cross Center signature burger narrowed to 10

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Cross Insurance Center “Name Our Signature Burger Contest” has been narrowed to the top 10 entries from the more than 1,100 submitted. Round two of the contest begins at noon April 18 and will end at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25. Sponsors Global Spectrum, which manages …
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Penquis Journey House in Dexter given $20,000 in state aid

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 10:32 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Governor Paul LePage has designated $20,000 from his contingency funds to support the continuation of services offered by the Penquis Journey House in Dexter. Founded in 2009, the Journey House serves as a safe haven for primarily young women and their children who are in transition. Programs …
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Susan Snowden

Bangor Savings Bank announces Susan Snowden promotion

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 3:57 p.m.
Bangor Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Snowden to Executive Vice President, Chief Retail and Delivery Officer of Bangor Savings Bank. Susan is responsible for the Bank’s entire branch network, including all consumer lending functions. In addition, she oversees the Bank’s loan operations, deposit services and …
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Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated the annual Chrism Mass, one of the most solemn and significant liturgies of the Catholic Church, on Tuesday night, April 15, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.

Bishop Deeley celebrates Chrism Mass in Portland

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated the annual Chrism Mass, one of the most solemn and significant liturgies of the Catholic Church, on Tuesday night, April 15, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Every pew of the church was filled for the Mass, which is …
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Arts groups in Maine to receive $800,000-plus in grants

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
Maine Arts Commission will receive a $720,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant, and several Portland-area arts groups will receive a total of $107,500 in NEA grants.    “Maine has established itself as a national leader in the creative economy and these grants will help build that reputation even further by …
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Michael J. Hicks

MDOC’s Professional Review Manager Michael Hicks

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 11:54 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Corrections has named Michael J. Hicks the manager of the department’s Office of Professional Review. “I am pleased to announce that Michael J. Hicks has been chosen as the Manager of the Office of Professional Review,” said Director of Operations Ralph Nichols in …
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Free community supper at Old Town

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
Friday, April 25, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, Corner of Main and Center streets, Old Town, Maine OLD TOWN, Maine — Free community supper at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Main and Center streets in Old …
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 Maine First Lady Ann Page with project organizer Russell Kahn and artists participating in the The First Annual Maine Statewide High School Ceramic Arts Show on April 9th, the night of the opening at gallery in the University of Maine at Augusta's Gannett Building at 331 Water Street in Augusta.

High school ceramic art on display at UMA

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Harlow Gallery/Kennebec Valley Art Association is currently presenting an exhibition of ceramic art by students from high schools statewide.The first Maine Statewide High School Ceramic Arts Show is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.  The first Maine Statewide …
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Rangeley Public Library photo that won national contest.

Rangeley Library wins Curb Appeal in national photo contest

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
RANGELY, Maine —  Built of fieldstone in the Arts and Crafts style in 1909, the Rangeley Public Library building was designed to blend in with the beauty of the natural landscape in rural Western Maine. Although the institution has had many generations of local admirers, the building received national attention …
 
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