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Maine Baseball’s annual Fall Class for high school-age players on Sept. 4

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine Baseball will hold its annual Fall Class for high school-aged players, Sunday, Sept. 4-Sunday, Oct. 2. There will be six games played in five weeks. For details and to join, contact Nick Derba at 581-1097 or by email at Nicholas.Derba@maine.edu . This post was contributed by a …
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Brianne Parent with one of the elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

Brewer student travels to Thailand to save elephants

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 9:02 a.m.
By Krista Andberg, Loop Abroad BREWER, Maine — Brianne Parent, 16, of Brewer spent two weeks during the summer in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian. Traveling with the Boston-based Loop Abroad, Parent was part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog …
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Having passed their national board exams, all of Husson University's Master of Science in Nursing/Family and Community Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FCNP) graduates are ready to become practicing family nurse practitioners.

100 percent of Husson University’s Family and Community Nurse Practitioner Students Pass National Board Exams on First Try

By Eric B. Gordon on Aug. 24, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
BANGOR, MAINE – August 24, 2016 – Husson University’s College of Health and Education proudly announced today that every single graduate student in the Master of Science in Nursing/Family and Community Nurse Practitioner program (MSN-FCNP) passed their national board exams on their first try. “We are very proud of our …
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Corinth church to hold baked bean supper

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth, Maine CORINTH, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St. The menu will include two varieties of baked beans, hot …
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Mushroom Workshop with David Spahr

By cyndi kuhn on Aug. 24, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-989-2591; maineaudubon.org/events/mushroom-workshop-with-david-spahr/ HOLDEN — Mushroom expert David Spahr, author of “Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada,” will take participants on a journey through …
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Speaker at Audubon center will talk about Brook Trout Survey

By cyndi kuhn on Aug. 24, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-989-2591; maineaudubon.org/events/brook-trout-in-maine/ HOLDEN — Maine Audubon’s Leah Bevins will present a summary of the Brook Trout Survey including this year’s data and how it is being used, …
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Designer Lori Hardy of Hammond Lumber Company (left) with customer Laura Michaud in the finished kitchen that won a national award.

Hammond Lumber kitchen designer places second in national contest

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
By Hammond Lumber Co. BANGOR, Maine — Lori Hardy has created hundreds of kitchens during her 14 years working as a designer, eight of them in the Kitchen Bath & Flooring Center at Hammond Lumber Company’s Bangor store. After helping a Dedham couple create a kitchen for their new home …
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Public baked bean supper to be held at Orrington church

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington , Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — A public baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. The menu will include baked beans, …
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The crew that planted The Triangle Garden.

Purple Iris Foundation, Brewer Garden Club build ‘The Triangle Garden’ in Brewer

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
By Carol Smith, Brewer Garden & Bird Club BREWER, Maine — The Purple Iris Foundation teamed up with Brewer Garden & Bird Club in July to plant “The Triangle Garden” in Brewer.  The Purple Iris Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that plants for pancreatic cancer awareness. Founder, Christina Parrish started with simply planting …
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2016 2 Those Who Care Award winners announced

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
BANGOR | WLBZ 2 will honor five individual volunteers and two agencies for exceptional service to our community with a 2 Those Who Care Award in October. In the 16 years of the volunteer recognition program, the station has celebrated the work of 103 individuals and agencies by making …
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Bangor Area Children’s Choir Youth Chorale and Treble Choir accepting new members

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Area Children’s Choir Youth Chorale (ages 12-18) and Treble Choir (ages 9+) are accepting new members during the month of September. In addition to its regular winter and spring concerts, BACC is performing “The Nutcracker” with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Robinson Ballet, and is planning …
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Fall Field Day slated Sept. 10 at Rogers Farm Garden

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-942-7396 OLD TOWN, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers will celebrate the growing season with a field day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Rogers …
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Grand Lodge of Masons Officers: Front Row: Scott Whytock, Scarborough, Grand Treasurer; and Daniel Bartlett, Belfast, Grand Secretary. Back Row: William Layman, Augusta, Senior Grand Warden; Thomas Pulkkinen, East Boothbay, Grand Master; Mark Rustin, Newburgh, Deputy Grand Master; and Donald Pratt, South China, Junior Grand Warden.

Maine Freemasons elect leaders

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 3:18 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — The Grand Lodge of Maine, A.F. & A.M., has elected six men to leadership roles within the Grand Lodge that has 186 Lodges and 18,000 Masons throughout Maine. They also serve as officers of the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Grand Lodge of Maine was organized as …
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End Violence Together rally and march planned in Bangor

By Linda Sisson on Aug. 23, 2016, at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: West Market Square, 1 Merchants Plaza, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-223-4992; campaignnonviolence.com BANGOR, Maine — The third annual End Violence Together rally and march will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at West Market Square.Story continues below advertisement. …
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Maine Outdoor Film Festival to show ‘Chasing Niagara’ in Bangor

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Outdoor Film Festival will feature “Chasing Niagara” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at John Bapst High School, 100 Broadway. The 80-minute film is directed by Rush Sturges, and is on pro-kayaker Rafa Ortiz who paddled from the Rain Forest rivers of Mexico to the …
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Howland High School/Penobscot Valley High School reunion for classes 1960-1970

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
HOWLAND, Maine — Howland High School/Penobscot Valley High School reunion for classes 1960-1970 will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the home of Cheryl and Millard Hatch in Seboeis. A potluck appetizer and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Bring your own beverages. A deejay will provide music. …
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Pony Express Petting Zoo

Pet Days at Fort Knox this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 23, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.
On Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28th, the Friends of Fort Knox will host their second Pet Show weekend. This is a fun event that does not focus on specific pet breeds, but has whimsical contest categories that include best pet costume, looks like owner, best pet trick, cutest, …
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The Senior Yellow Pages will be available this fall

By Ann Davidoff on Aug. 23, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
Are you a senior looking for helpful resources? Or a family member looking for help for a beloved relative? Or, perhaps, a social worker hoping to help a client? Help is on the way. The Senior Yellow Pages, Local and State Services for Seniors in Greater Bangor, will educate seniors …
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s moving to Bangor Waterfront

By Kelly Gilks on Aug. 23, 2016, at 8:43 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Walk To End Alzheimers, The Bangor Waterfront, Bangor, Maine For more information: alz.org/walk/ BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Walk to End Alzheimer’s move from its previous home at Bass Park and making its way downtown.Story continues below advertisement. Kelly …
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Eastern Avenue at Felts Brook temporary road closure set for culvert replacement project

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — A culvert at Felts Brook will be replaced on Eastern Avenue beginning Aug. 29. The four-week project will close Eastern Avenue between Pierce and Lambert roads. The existing culvert, which has been inspected annually by the city of Brewer and Maine Department of Transportation, shows significant corrosion …