Monthly Archives: July 2016

Finding a piece of Ireland in Bangor, Maine

“I made it,” I thought to myself as I stepped off the plane in Dublin. I was tired — so very tired — but the day there had only just begun. I pushed away that feeling and reminded myself that I was finally in Ireland. I can hazily recall making my way through the airport […]

Find something unique at Retro Swagger in downtown Bangor

If you’re in search of a chair made out of cassette tapes, old records that have been transformed into functioning clocks, upcycled pallet furniture or some retro clothing finds, you don’t have to look any farther than downtown Bangor. Retro Swagger at 10 Harlow St. opened last November, and I’ve had my eye on it […]

Downtown Bangor has become a real-life ‘Where’s Waldo?’ book

A six inch cut-out of Waldo is pictured at The Briar Patch in downtown Bangor. The Briar Patch is one of twenty-five locations in downtown Bangor where Waldo is hiding as part of the "Find Waldo Local 2016" event. Shelby Hartin|BDN

On Tuesday morning I stepped into The Briar Patch in downtown Bangor and immediately was assigned an important task. Gibran Graham, marketing manager of the children’s book shop, handed me a piece of paper and told me to get to work. My job? Find Waldo. Suddenly, the bookstore became exactly like one of the pages […]