An artistic rendering shows what LifeFlight of Maine's new fixed-wing aircraft will look like upon completion.

LifeFlight to add fixed-wing aircraft at Bangor airport

By Evan Belanger on April 20, 2015, at 3:52 p.m.
LifeFlight of Maine will introduce next month its first fixed-wing aircraft as officials say statewide demand has reached the capacity of the group’s two helicopters that provide care and high-speed transportation for the critically ill and injured. The twin-engine, fixed-wing aircraft, which will be based at Bangor …
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Marty Kelley of Belfast directs members of the Voices of Peace chorus at a harvest supper last year. Kelley announced recently that she will step down from her her role as chorus director in June.

Voices of Peace to honor Pete Seeger with song

on April 20, 2015, at 3:34 p.m.
BANGOR — Voices for Peace will celebrate activist and musician Pete Seeger’s birthday with a concert and sing-along at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at The Brick Church on Union Street. Seeger, organizers said, who rarely held a concert without inviting his audience to join him in song, kept folk …
University of Maine paddlers in the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition test the moxie of their craft - made of concrete - on a lake in Harvard, Massachusetts. The England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition will be held April 24-25, in Orono and on Lake George in Canaan.

UMaine to host, participate in regional concrete canoe competition

on April 20, 2015, at 3:32 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine will participate in and host the New England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, in Orono and Canaan. More than 200 students from 11 New England universities, including UMaine, will subject their concrete canoe creations to judging on a variety of …
TJ Howle defies gravity as he pedals a unicycle. He will show off his skills of balance as a performer in the Anah Shrine Circus May 1-3 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Anah Shrine Circus will bring thrills to Bangor May 1-3

on April 20, 2015, at 3:29 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Tigers! Clowns! Motorcycle Madness! Aerial artistry! It can mean only one thing — the Bangor Anah Shrine Circus is coming to town, bringing the excitement of bright lights, spangled costumes, daredevil feats, animal acts, the silly antics of clowns and an audience …

Pastor Buddy Eckman of The Rock Church leads Sunday services at The Spotlight Cinema in Orono.

Sunday worship in movie theater gives it a ‘cool’ factor

on April 20, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   ORONO — Going to church in Orono now has a “cool” factor going for it. “Every Sunday I hear kids say to their parents, ‘I love going to church at the movies,’” said Lead Pastor Buddy Eckman of The Rock Church. In …
Dr. Hans Duvefelt

Dr. Duvefelt to resume practice at Bucksport Health Center

on April 20, 2015, at 3:23 p.m.
BUCKSPORT — Carol Carew, executive director of  Bucksport Regional Health Center, announced that Dr. Hans Duvefelt will return to the health center as medical director and practicing physician. During his tenure at the Bucksport Regional Health Center from 1994 to 2009, Duvefelt developed and led the Quality Assurance Program, and …

This photo of foxes will be among those on display in the exhibit, “Sharon Fiedler: Wildlife Photography,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April and May, at Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. For information, call 989-2591 or go to

Arts news

on April 20, 2015, at 3:20 p.m.
BSO 120th season BANGOR — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra recently announced plans for its 120th season, which will begin with pianist Jeffrey Biegel on Sept. 27. Biegel will perform BSO Conductor Lucas Richman’s “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth,” written for Beigel and recently recorded by the Pittsburgh Symphony …

Salvation Army plans Civic Luncheon

on April 20, 2015, at 3:18 p.m.
BANGOR — To celebrate its 150th anniversary, The Salvation Army, founded in London in 1865, the Bangor Salvation Army will host a Civic Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Spectacular Event Center. “The Many Faces of The Salvation Army,” the theme of the luncheon, will demonstrate how contributions …

Toastmasters gather to celebrate club’s 64 years

on April 20, 2015, at 3:17 p.m.
BREWER — The Bangor Toastmasters​ Club celebrated the 64th anniversary of its founding on April 1 at the St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church’s Shamrock event room in Brewer. Twenty-five people attended, including guests and former members. Paula Rizzo Baines, vice president of membership and public relations, and Camara Bragdon, vice president …

Walter Clissen, associate professor in the audio engineering department at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (left), and Helmuth Schaerf, executive producer and manager for musician and recording artist Jose Feliciano, relax in Audio Control E as they work on Feliciano's new album at NESCom. Clissen spent the majority of his spring break working on a musical project that spans the globe and brings together world-class talent. Clissen is in the mixing stage of Feliciano’s new album. The project, which will be released as an album, has Feliciano playing guitar along with members of the Sofia Symphonic Orchestra of Bulgaria and soprano Arno Raunig, a former member of the Vienna Boys’ Choir. It features operatic arias for castrati composed by Mozart which have never been transcribed for guitar.

Community news

on April 20, 2015, at 3:15 p.m.
Bangor Community Chorus Concert BANGOR — The Bangor Community Chorus will present its 46th annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. The chorus, under the direction of Conductor Douglas A. Beck, invite the public to attend the concert. Beck …

Andrea Littlefield as the Monkey King and Tom Boss as Mowgli rehearse a scene from the Orono Community Theatre production of ‘The Jungle Book.’

Orono Community Theater to stage ‘The Jungle Book’

on April 20, 2015, at 3:12 p.m.
ORONO — Orono Community Theatre’s next production is “The Jungle Book” by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the stories of Rudyard Kipling.  Under the direction of the theatre’s Artistic Director Sandy Cyrus, the cast of 16 local actors will take the audience through the wild jungles of India as well as …

Health news

on April 20, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.
Bone Health Group BANGOR — Caring Connections will host its Bone Health Information and Discussion Group meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Bangor YMCA. Guest speaker will be Katie Mroz, who has a master’s degree in food science and human nutrition, has worked as a nutritionist in …

Support groups

on April 20, 2015, at 3:08 p.m.
Support group listings run as space permits. Items are due at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: Mail: The Weekly, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor ME 04402.   BANGOR: Al-Anon meetings for relatives and friends affected by the excessive drinking of someone else, Bangor area …

Senior Beat: Cupcake Battles help fund Walk to End Alzheimer’s

on April 20, 2015, at 3:06 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Colorful confections will once again be lined up around Westgate Center, Union St., Bangor, with their peaks of frosting standing at attention, hoping to win the Cupcake Battles, a fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you missed the …

Weekly calendar

on April 20, 2015, at 3:04 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: Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: Art Factory Family Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May …
The vacant Bangor Gas Works, located off main Street where Shaw's Supermarket now is located, is depicted in this 1976 photo.

on April 20, 2015, at 2:56 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — April 23, 2005 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) ORONO — Exchanging her white cane for Chica the guide dog has given University of Maine student Hope Paulos a newfound sense of freedom. “With Chica by my side I can fly,” said Paulos, …

Bangor Public Library to mark Law Day

on April 20, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.
BANGOR — Lawyers across Maine will spend time in local libraries on Law Day, Friday, May 1, to provide resources and assistance to people in need, talk about legal issues and meet with library patrons. Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2015 is a free event open to the public. Mary …

United Way to host ‘Big Night’ dinner, auction fundraiser

on April 20, 2015, at 2:39 p.m.
BANGOR — Consider this: A family vacation for four at Disney World sound, a night at Fenway Park and a stay at the 4-star Eliot Hotel, a sail Penobscot Bay on a beautiful summer afternoon, or a travel trip with the University of Maine Hockey Bears? These are just a …

Old Town Police Capt. Kyle Smart announced recently that he will retire in July after more than 30 years with the department.

Long-time Old Town police captain announces retirement

on April 20, 2015, at 2:37 p.m.
Old Town Police Capt. Kyle Smart announced recently that he will retire July 3. Smart began working at Old Town Police Department as a reserve officer in 1983. He was hired as a full-time emergency dispatcher in October 1984. In February 1987, he was hired as a patrol officer and …
Supporters of raising the minimum wage attend a meeting hosted by Bangor Councilor Joe Baldacci on April 9 in Bangor

LePage seeks to quash local efforts to raise minimum wage

By Mario Moretto on April 20, 2015, at 12:32 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Gov. Paul LePage is promoting a bill to thwart municipal officials in two of Maine’s largest communities from raising the minimum wage for employers within their city limits. LePage’s bill — LD 1361, An Act to Promote Minimum Wage Consistency — faces preliminary action Tuesday in the …
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