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Paul Bunyan……A Bangorism

Posted by: - January 29th, 2015

The statue of lumberjack Paul Bunyan has been greeting visitors to Bangor, Maine since 1959. Continue reading

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A Hunting Paradise in Charleston…..a Bangorism

Posted by: - November 20th, 2014

Bangorisms come in all shapes and sizes, some are physical and some are ideological, this one is the latter of the two. Unique to Bangor is the surprisingly cosmopolitan lifestyle that we are able to enjoy coupled with the ability … Continue reading

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Jan Campbell and the Holly Hose Fire Station #7, Bangorisms at their best!

Posted by: - September 11th, 2014

Built in 1888 at the top of Hammond Street Hill in Bangor, Maine, the former Holly Hose Fire Station #7 has been the base of operations for Cakes by Jan for the past three decades. Jan Cambell is retiring and this building is now available for sale. Continue reading

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Strawberry Spinach Salad… Recipe of the Month

Posted by: - July 17th, 2013

Looking for a cold, refreshing lunch or side dish? Then look no further. This salad is sure to become your new “go-to” on these hot summer days in Maine. And talk about easy to make! Mix the dressing and put … Continue reading

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Blueberry Buckle… Recipe of the Month

Posted by: - May 20th, 2013

This decadent little square is every bit as delicious as it looks, which is why I have decided to share this Blueberry Buckle recipe. I wanted something different to bring to a Mother’s Day brunch; I also wanted to use … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

Posted by: - April 12th, 2013

Living in Bangor we learn to notice the subtle signs of spring. The first Robin feeding on the lawn.. the return of Canadian Geese… and the receding snowbanks giving way to bubbling streams. We search the mulched gardens for green … Continue reading

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24 Somerset Street….once a diamond in the rough, now a pearl in the Queen’s crown.

Posted by: - February 3rd, 2013

Built in the “California Craftsman” style, this Bangor “pearl” sits on the corner of French and Somerset Street. You may not recognize it, because it has been completely transformed. Although the luster had diminished, the bones were still there. The term … Continue reading

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Michael Shyka …………… a Bangorism.

Posted by: - November 23rd, 2012

  Michael Shyka……go ahead…………. Google him. What pops up?    “Michael Shyka, Wild and Free” along with pages, upon pages, of other “Michael Shyka” information. “Wild and Free”……describing one of his many beautiful collections,  but having known him since our  “John Bapst” days, … Continue reading

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The Art Walk………..tonight!

Posted by: - November 16th, 2012

Tonight you have the great opportunity to enjoy downtown Bangor and experience the creativity of our great Artistic community. The streets of downtown will come alive as hundreds of people participate in the open studios, shop in the boutiques and socialize in … Continue reading

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The Veteran’s Day Parade…………a Bangorism.

Posted by: - November 15th, 2012

Driving down Main Street  on Monday,  I couldn’t hold back the smile that broke through as I watched the young and the old staking claim for their spot to view the Veteran’s Day Parade. The unusually warm November morning set the perfect … Continue reading

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