No one wants to think about Mom and Dad getting older. The strong, seemingly invincible parents of our childhood may now be in need of a little help from us.
The art of cutting and curing a quill pen wasn’ t entirely lost with the advent of metal nib pens, fountain pens and ballpoint pens. Calligrapher and book artist Nancy Leavitt of Stillwater possesses that knowledge and uses it to create her art.
WINTERPORT, Maine – A legendary Boston rocker who is also skilled at gypsy jazz will headline the third annual Winterport Music Festival.
OLD TOWN, Maine – Girls Nation Sen. Erin St. Peter, a senior at Old Town High School and the daughter of John and Renee St. Peter, was elected vice president on July 23 of Girls Nation, American Legion Auxiliary’ s weeklong youth government program in Washington.
Sleek and silver, the antique airplane stationed on the Maine Air Museum’s lawn is often blanketed by the shadows of Bangor International Airport’s arrivals and departures.
Beacon Hospice Inc. announced its most recent graduates from the Bangor office’s volunteer training program.
I appreciated the BDN’s July 17 editorial, ‘Bottle Bill Update,’ lauding the success of Maine’ s 30-year-old bottle bill and suggesting that it bodes well for a user fee on plastic grocery bags. However, it seems to me the BDN might try practicing what it preaches by reducing the use of plastic bags for delivering newspapers.
Sen. Barack Obama said in an interview the day after his Berlin speech that it ‘allowed me to send a message to the American people that the judgments I have made and the judgments I will make are ones that are going to result in them being safer.’
Recently I had the privilege of being invited to apply for the position of contributing speechwriter for the Barack Obama for President campaign. If last week’s Berlin address is an example of the speechwriters he employs, he certainly doesn’t need me.
As its Web site promises, the Edith Jones Project offers ’86 percent less testosterone than the average big band & and 200 percent of the swing.’
THOMASTON, Maine – Residents and all who are interested in the future of Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum, are invited to attend the annual meeting of the organization at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St.
JONESPORT, Maine – Up to now, a hardware store, some antiques and nautical shops, a small IGA grocery and Tall Barney’ s Restaurant have been the extent of the offerings on Main Street in this coastal town. Now an upscale, full-service supermarket is slated to open in late September.
BANGOR, Maine – Three lightning strikes at different places blew Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. off the grid for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes shortly before 8 a.m. last Thursday.
CASTINE, Maine – Amid the welcoming sounds of horns and on-board cannon volleys from a flotilla of gathered boats, Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin returned Wednesday afternoon from its two-month Arctic voyage.
The double-digit percentage increase in the ‘standard offer’ electric rates for medium and large business customers of Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. and Central Maine Power approved this week might not be as difficult to swallow as it sounds, a Bangor Hydro spokeswoman said Wednesday.
NORTHEAST HARBOR, Maine -An enormous pile of rubble consisting of charred wooden beams, blackened bricks, twisted girders, and scorched scraps of personal possessions left behind when residents fled was all that remained Wednesday of three buildings that burned on Main Street.
BANGOR, Maine – The Baldacci family, whose members include Gov. John Baldacci, announced Wednesday the sale of the property on which Baldacci’s Restaurant is located.
PORTLAND, Maine – It’s peak season for lobster and tourism in Maine, yet consumption of this crustacean has fallen to the point where it costs no more than sliced turkey in parts of New England.
BANGOR, Maine – A Waldo County man and woman arrested Monday for speeding down Interstate 95 at 108 mph were arrested again Wednesday at Bangor International Airport after the plane they were on was forced to return to the gate because of their alleged unruly behavior.
BANGOR, Maine – The Penobscot County Jail received a 100 percent compliance rating after it was inspected earlier this year by the Department of Corrections.