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5 The Weekly Thursday April 26 2007 Yesterday Brewer talk to focus on naturalist PICTURE FROM THE PAST Area DAR Good Citizens were given corsages in 1944 at a tea held by Frances Dighton Williams Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Honorees were (from left) Barbara Goodwin Brewer Joanne Verrill Winterport Regina Snowman Bucksport Sue Welch Bangor Dorothy Parker Hampden and Evelyn Nicholson Lincoln (Bangor Daily News photo courtesy of Sue Welch Cole) (Picture from the Past sponsored by Movie America) fever dream 25 years ago April 26 1982 BANGOR Robert Lang headed home to Saint John New Brunswick without even knowing that he had been declared the overall winner of the 16th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race Lang turned in a time of 1 hour 59 minutes and 31 seconds just 3:09 off the course record set in 1978 by five-time champion Jeff Wren of Orono Wren finished second in the one-man long kayak division recording a time of 2 hours and 46 minutes The reason Lang know he won was because he was disqualified Race officials said Lang was disqualified because when he portaged the Old Flour Mill dam he put his craft back in the water too soon Lang discussed his disqualification with officials after the race and accepted their decision Shortly afterward the officials conferred and reversed then-decision because a number of people have been confused by that particular portage 50 years ago April 26 1957 BANGOR An estimated crowd of 1000 attended the opening of the Bangor Jaycees Home Improvement Show at the municipal auditorium Officials said the attendance was Of particular interest to the throng was the city booth where fire police health water and building inspection departments were featured In all there were 93 booths featuring articles for home and grounds Among the appliances and materials shown were the latest in hot water heaters kitchen ranges refrigerators television and radio receivers and hi-fi systems Slim Clark and his Variety Show provided the entertainment show will feature Curly and his Top Hands ORRINGTON One of the groups rehearsing for the fifth annual Maypole Festival being held at the new Bangor Auditorium is known as the Orrington Circlettes The group was formed in 1954 at the North Orrington school by Mrs William Bennett and took part in both the 1955 and the 1956 festivals For the 1957 festival members of the group will do 10 dances including square couple and circle Their demonstration dance will be the a square dance making use of double-time step Members of the group wear peasant-type costumes Dresses are of red or green border print with full skirts and peasant blouses accented with black cummerbunds Boys will wear black trousers red or green shirts black gambler ties and white cummerbunds Deane Cousins a former mem- BREWER Bill Krohn author and professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Maine will give a slide presentation about Manly Hardy during the meeting of the Brewer Historical Society at 7 pm Tuesday May 1 at the Brewer Auditorium Krohn a resident of Brewer like Hardy is the author of Hardy (1832-1910): The Life and Writing of a Maine Fur-buyer Hunter and Published in 2005 the book was sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center at the university Hardy was the father of author-historian Fanny Hardy Eckstorm Manly Hardy a hunter and trapper wrote many articles that were published in Forest and Stream magazine The articles are included in the book adventures ranged from a walk between Allagash Lake and the Chesun-cook House in soft snow some 30 miles to hunting porpoises in Penobscot Bay A friend of Molly Molasses a childhood pal of Joshua Chamberlain an acquaintance of fly-rod maker Hiram Leonard and conservationist George Bird Grinnell Hardy commented on species from mink to mountain lion His own bird collection numbered more than 3000 mounted specimens book had its beginnings in research on the Canada lynx work that kept turning up the name of Manly Hardy The professor also has written an article for Northeastern Naturalist and a book chapter on bird collection The historical society usually meets at its museum on Wilson Street but organizers said they moved this meeting to the auditorium to give plenty of room for the public to attend AMERICA I 25 IB MORE CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNTS OFFER ENDS 5907 10 years ago April 26 1997 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR For loggers opportunities for professional development are few and far between sometimes very solitary work On Friday it was apparent that the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo which comes to Bangor every other year is much anticipated and long awaited by those who make their living in woods industries The grounds of Bass Park where exhibits this year occupy 220000 square feet took on a fairlike atmosphere as loggers and the companies that serve them began two days of hobnobbing dickering and back slapping The show is expected to draw more than 6000 to Bangor this week breaking the 1995 record of more than 5000 The show is always held in late April or early May also known as mud season here because that is the annual downtime for logging professionals who are unable to get in and out of the woods until the ground dries up HAMPDEN From across the crowded clubhouse at Fenway Park Baltimore Orioles slugger Eric Davis wearing a T-shirt and icing his shoulder took verbal aim at a man who has already taken a spring full of barbs Bordy! Only fully dressed this Davis yelled taking time away from a card game to pick on one of the newest mean fully dressed! Bat gloves spikes and he said shaking his head as a few Orioles chuckled Mike Bordick formerly of Winterport Hampden Academy and the University of Maine turned his fully clad body toward Davis and tossed him a not-so-nice glance gotta hit at he said deadpan Consider that only 10:50 am and the man whose former position Bordick has occupied this season a guy not exactly a slacker by the name of Cal Ripken has yet to shed his leather jacket and loafers BANGOR Over the past year Bangor horror master Stephen King has voiced dis-sat-isfaction both publicly and privately with some of his works for film and television In eyes one such miss was Stanley 1980 film While the film certainly delivers the chills most memorable for Jack two hours of chewing the scenery novel was used largely as an outline Its characterizations and back story never checked into the Overlook Hotel in BANGOR MALI NEAT TO SEARS HUGE SELECTION OF MOVIES MUSIC VIDEO GAMES raised doughnuts brown bread and fudge cake were made served and highly praised by everyone present The demonstrator Miss Myrtle Robinson a graduate of the Boston Normal School of Domestic Science is very able in the discharge of her duties and Mat-toon the lecturer and manager welcomes all who are interested in a most pleasant and courteous manner INDIAN ISLAND The Indian Island Catholic Church on which repairs have been made recently is now completed and presents a very attractive appearance The new tower which is the principal change in the building adds much to the exterior appearance Compiled by Ardeana Hamlin weather it is expected this work will be successful About 2000 birds will be reared this spring Most of the buck lambs raised on the college farm have been marketed during the past two weeks These lambs were of the Horned Dorset breed and at the age of 10 to 12 weeks they dressed out at an average of 30 pounds each BREWER Some 80 ladies from the ranks of Brewer's careful house fraus were present at a class of the cooking school now in session in Central Hall Dainty books of recipes menus etc were given making attendance well worthwhile to say nothing of the generous and delicious of each article of food Ice cream White House coffee Shredded Wheat pudding ber of Mrs class was crowned King in 1956 having sold more tickets for the festival than any other boy As a member of the Hi-Squares he will have a place of honor at the 1957 festival BANGOR Two hundred fifty vials of the scarce Salk vaccine arrived in Bangor for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and the city of Bangor Health Department from the Eli Lilly Co of Indianapolis Ind James Conner and James A Hughes of the foundation received the allotment Hughes said that the foundation now has enough of the vaccine on hand to carry out the planned clinic at Eastern Maine General Hospital Some of the vaccine will be used to give city employees their second shots 575 altogether 100 years ago April 26 1907 ORONO Work at the experiment station 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