Articles by Debra Bell


Maine Wedding Company announces County winners

on June 12, 2013, at 8:28 a.m.
The Maine Wedding Company announced Tuesday that the winners of the MWC Call To the County Contest are The Crow’s Nest Restaurant and Event Center, DJ Jake Ball, Pancsofar’s Bridal Boutique and High Tech Entertainment. Only three memberships were to be awarded, but due to high reader involvement online, the …

There’s Good Karma in alpacas and sheep at Belfast Farm

By Debra Bell on June 12, 2013, at 8:26 a.m.
BELFAST — When you work inside of an “Alpacaquarium,” you might start to develop a complex. But that’s not the case for Good Karma Farm owners Amy and Jim Grant. Instead, they take it in stride and they welcome you to as well. The Alpacaquarium refers to the large glass …

A Maine Love Story: Handcrafted joy in Brooklin

on June 10, 2013, at 1:14 p.m.
Story: Debra Bell with photographs by Andree Kehn Photography What started as a home-renovation project turned into a romance for Bangor residents Michele Prentice and Mark Dwyer. “A bathroom remodel brought us together,” Michele said, grinning.Story continues below advertisement. But even before she hired him to redo her bathroom, friends …

A Salute to Maine’s Small Business: 2013

on May 31, 2013, at 8 a.m.
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Maine Emergency Medical Services: Maine EMS Week

on May 24, 2013, at 2:33 p.m.
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Perspective Health

on May 24, 2013, at 2:31 p.m.
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Perspective: Business, Banking and Commerce

on May 24, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
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Perspective: Health

on May 24, 2013, at 2:28 p.m.
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Perspective 2013: Life, Leisure and Learning

on April 20, 2013, at 8 a.m.
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Maine’s Guide to Summer Camps

on April 19, 2013, at 1:31 p.m.
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A Modern Bridal Shower for the Modern Family

on April 15, 2013, at 10:07 a.m.
By Megan Lord For generations, women have hosted perky get-togethers before “The Big Day.” In decades past, ladies galvanized the neighborhood around their dearest betrothed gal pals bringing treats, sundresses, and witty advice for surviving cohabitation — GASP! These parties were local, tight-knit, and enriched by the shared history of …

Bangor Home Show

on April 11, 2013, at 12 p.m.
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BDN Maine Garden Show and Spring Fling

on April 04, 2013, at 12 p.m.
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Getting the GLOW: From the Inside Out

on March 25, 2013, at 8 a.m.
By Mackie Faye Hill, Simply Unforgettable Events by Mackie The venue is chosen, you have bought a dress, and most of the vendors have their signed contracts and deposits. If you followed the timeline you now only have to sit back, relax, and wait for the big moment. I must …

Funeral and Estate Planning 2013

on March 14, 2013, at 12 p.m.
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From impersonal to personal: Hosting an unplugged wedding

on March 13, 2013, at 9 a.m.
Story: Debra Bell When Lauren and David Yancey decided to wed on September 3, 2011, their greatest wish for an event where guests could truly be in the moment. “Honestly, I wanted to be able to walk down the aisle and see the faces of my closest family and friends …

Beauty from head to toe

on March 11, 2013, at 9:19 a.m.
There’s more to your wedding-day vision than just the dress: It’s about the entire look. And it’s easier than you might think to look and feel great for the Big Day. Choose the dress that makes you feel greatStory continues below advertisement. Smart brides begin planning their wedding “look” as …

Marriage proposal brings down house during singing competition in Houlton

on March 11, 2013, at 8:48 a.m.
Asking the woman of your dreams to marry you in a public setting has been done in number of creative ways. Some choose to pop the question at major sporting events through the use of jumbo screens. Others look to the skies for a skywriter to spell …

A Day in the Life: Brewer

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 12 p.m.
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Maine Engineers Week 2013

on Feb. 24, 2013, at 12 p.m.
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