April 05, 2020

Pooches parade planned for downtown Bangor

The Bangor Humane Society’s 13th Annual Paws on Parade is slated for Saturday, Oct. 7, with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m., beginning on Front Street in Bangor and parading through downtown to raise much-needed funds for the animal shelter.

The Franciscan Brothers will bless the dogs in Norumbega Square. You are urged to pre-register and seek sponsors to help support the “thousands of animals that come to our door every year,” wrote BHS executive director Jeff Mitchell.

Your participation and pledges will help “to provide support for the homeless and unwanted animals in our communities,” Mitchell added.

Pre-registration fees are $20 for each walker-dog combination and $10 additional for each person or dog.Registration fees on the day of the walk are $25 for you and your dog and $10 for each additional person or dog.

You can obtain a registration form from the humane society at 693 Mount Hope Ave. in Bangor or download one at www.bangorhumane.org.

Master of ceremonies for the event will be local media celebrity Ric Tyler. KISS 94.5 FM will broadcast live.

Free commemorative PAWS sweatshirts and bandanas, a Most Mixed Mutt Contest, pet-related vendors and merchandise, and activities for youngsters are all part of the fun.

Prizes will be awarded to individuals and groups in categories ranging from raising the most money to the best costume and best look-a-likes.

Claire Ackroyd, Mary Alice Horrigan and Katherine Edes will share excerpts from their memoirs at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Orono Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

The trio participated in the summer class, “Writing Your Life,” taught by Sandra Hutchinson, sponsored by the library and funded with a grant from Maine Reads. For more information, call the library at 866-5060.

UPtown Business & Professional Women president Marie Saucier invites the public to hear assistant district attorney Alice Clifford speak about Domestic Violence in Penobscot County at noon Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Muddy Rudder in Brewer.

The program is in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and everyone who is interested in this topic is welcome to attend.

According to the 2003 Maine Department of Public Safety Uniform Crime Report, the crime of domestic assault, as reported to police, occurs every one hour and 37 minutes.

UPtown BPW is a chapter of the state and national organization that has served as a leading advocate for women since 1919.

For more information about this program or the organization, call Saucier at 992-5042.

Joan Fournier reports folks in the Millinocket area are bringing back an old-time favorite, The Papermaker’s Ball, which she describes as “a dance to get gussied-up” for and a place where you will “meet with old and new friends” on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The new Papermaker’s Ball at the Millinocket Elks Lodge begins with a buffet and cash bar from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dancing will follow from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Lodge members generously donated the hall for this event. Tickets are just $10 each to enjoy the music of the Portland-based orchestra, The Charles Brown Organization.

Described as “stardust to salsa,” the music dates from the 1940s to today. Tickets are available at North Light Gallery, 723-4414, and Katahdin Federal Credit Union.

In addition to the fun, food and music, door prizes will be offered as well. Fournier wrote that organizers are particularly interested in getting the word out to people who may have moved away from the Millinocket area that this popular event is back in town.

Cathy Hall wrote that Brewer High School Class of 1976 is hosting its 30th Reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Sports Arena on outer Hammond Street in Bangor.

She asks anyone who plans to attend and pay that night to call Sandy Collins Hodgins at 989-3627 or e-mail her at shodgins@breweredu.org “to confirm your reservation.”

Hall asks that any class member who did not receive an invitation “because your address is unknown to us” but who would like to attend the reunion to “contact Sandy as well. The cost is $20 per person,” Hall added.

Members of BHS ’76 also plan to attend the home football game Friday, Oct. 6.

Hall wrote, “We welcome alumni from other classes who graduated around 1976” to attend the reunion.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; 990-8288.

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