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By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 13, 2015, at 7:22 a.m.
At 20 years old, Jenn Brooks of Orono was in a time of transition, unsure whether to continue college or dive into the working world. So when her friend and co-worker Dave at Cadillac Mountain Sports asked her to hike the Appalachian Trail with him, she said, “Sure, sounds like …
By Emily Burnham on Feb. 12, 2015, at 3:38 p.m.
Bangor — Friday night, celebrate the day early with a romantic night of both opera and Broadway show tunes, with the “Bizet to Broadway” concert, featuring lyric tenor Richard Troxell and mezzo-soprano Kirsten Chavez, set for 7 p.m. at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. Tickets are $22 at the …
MAINE LOVE STORIES
By John Holyoke on Feb. 12, 2015, at 5:28 a.m.
My wife is a newspaper reader. Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. Most of the time that’s a great thing because I write for a newspaper. But there was one time, at the very beginning of our courtship, when her appreciation of the craft didn’t …
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By Natalie Feulner on Feb. 11, 2015, at 7:42 a.m.
I clearly remember the morning before my most awkward date, almost as clearly as I remember the sinking feeling of not knowing what to say or do as it happened. My apartment smelled faintly of lavender lotion, warm air filtered in through our second story windows, and my roommate and …
By Emily Burnham on Feb. 09, 2015, at 5:32 a.m.
In December 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand, Steve Robbins, a Brewer native and a 24-year-old noncommissioned officer in the Army during the Vietnam War, had many jobs assigned to him. One was running entertainment for both the NCO Club and the Officers’ Club, both located in a hotel in the city. …
By Dawn Gagnon on May 02, 2014, at 7:24 p.m.
BANGOR | Adam Robinson of Orono briefly upstaged a country music star Thursday night when he proposed to his girlfriend in front of thousands of people. Robinson, 30, popped the question during the Hunter Hayes concert at the Cross Insurance Center, much to the delight of Hayes — who …
By Richard Weizel, Reuters on Nov. 20, 2013, at 8:21 p.m.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann’s father’s plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older. Now, as their 81st …
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Sept. 28, 2013, at 7:43 p.m.
I tried to be gentle, but since I broke it off he has left hundreds of messages on my phone.
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Sept. 21, 2013, at 6:20 p.m.
You say you put a lot of work into this marriage. But that’s like saying you put a lot of work into building a house at the site of an annual mudslide.
By Carolyn Hax, The Washington Post on Sept. 15, 2013, at 6:33 a.m.
Hi, Carolyn! Over the years, I’ve read numerous complaints about grandparents who showed favoritism to some grandkids based on gender, adoption or step situations. Each time, I’ve been outraged that adults could be so unfair to innocent children. But I’m finding the situation isn’t so easily resolved when you’re in …
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Sept. 14, 2013, at 1:21 p.m.
No one before had ever said was sexy, and I keep hearing those words in my head.
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Sept. 07, 2013, at 5:49 p.m.
I have no doubt that the government will eventually have to remove the baby from her custody because she’s simply not capable of caring for someone else.
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 31, 2013, at 7:10 p.m.
I feel like he’s defending his affair partner by telling me not to expose the affair.
By Jessica Olien, Slate on Aug. 24, 2013, at 8:49 p.m.
Social isolation kills more people than obesity does — and it’s just as stigmatized.
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 24, 2013, at 6:14 p.m.
I’m fed up and having a hard time mustering sympathy for his self-inflicted disease.
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 17, 2013, at 5:10 p.m.
A friend informed me that intercourse was not a substitution for flowers, dinners or wine.
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 10, 2013, at 8:32 p.m.
The puppy or Shakespeare? Is there a dumber question?
By Emily Wax, The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2013, at 6:11 a.m.
She will tell you how years after divorce her ex’s painful words led her to become what she calls “an accidental body-image activist.”
By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Aug. 07, 2013, at 11:32 a.m.
Of butterfly fingers, cold root beer, and a bird on a boardwalk is made a perfect day with the grandchildren. This summer I’ve seen Maine through young eyes. Mine, nearing 60, miss so much amidst nature, as I discovered during recent outings with youngsters blessed to be on vacation in …
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Aug. 03, 2013, at 4:40 p.m.
I’ll be asking her before we leave if she’s got bras in her suitcase, and I am ready to leave her behind if she doesn’t.