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How a pay-it-forward chain at Dunkin’ Donuts made Bangor feel like home

My mom and I at the University of Maine Honors College banquet in May 2015.

My mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer when she was 34 years old. I was 14 at the time, a freshman in high school, and didn’t fully understand the severity of the situation. But I knew enough to realize I might lose my mom. What I didn’t know was how my hometown would […]

New vintage store in downtown Bangor is like going home

Ivy & Lace at 173 Park Street, Suite 3 in Bangor opened in December of 2015. It offers a variety vintage items at reasonable prices and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Can we go thrift shopping?” my sister Mataya asked over the phone as we planned our weekend together last Friday. I responded with an enthusiastic “yes,” and started to throw ideas her way. We could go to Goodwill, of course, and maybe the Salvation Army. “There’s a new place called Ivy & Lace I want […]

The home I hope to find in Bangor

Mattawamkeag River in Island Falls, Maine, as seen from the bridge on Old Patten Road in September 2015.

“This is the story of a small town tucked away in the great north woods of Maine. Its history — more or less typical of that of scores of other rural towns in this part of the State — carries little of more than local interest, because nothing extraordinary ever occurred in Crystal.” In 1937, […]