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Late Summer Weekend Sampler

The excitement is back for the season at Bangor’s bit o’Broadway this month. Enjoy the Penobscot Theater’s production of The Fabulous Lipitones this weekend. When a barbershop quartet’s tenor bites the dust just short of the nationals, this a cappella musical comedy serves as a timely reminder of the many paths to perfect harmony!

Elsewhere around the state this weekend, there’s lots o’family fun things to do, including these gems:

Old Orchard Beach’s annual Blues and Jazz Festival is in full swing this Sunday, September 16. It’s family friendly – admission is free for kids under 12 with an adult. Here’s the schedule. Check out the video below for a sampling of past performances, at the Ballpark in OOB.

Upstate, Millincocket is host to the 10th annual Trails End Festival, featuring three days of live concerts and other fun for all. Here’s the schedule for the weekend.

Finally all bikers and wannabes will enjoy this weekend’s Cars & Coffee session at the Seal Cove Auto Museum, over on the “Quiet Side” of MDI just off Route 102 near Seal Cove. Motorcycles, dirt-bikes, scooters, and other fun vehicles of the two-wheeled variety will be the theme of September’s Cars & Coffee. The Museum will feature some of its early motorcycles from the Brass Era, such as the 1911 Flying Merkel, a 1913 Thor, and a number of Indian motorcycles from 1903 -1913. It’s this Saturday, 9 am to Noon at the Museum.


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Bangor – Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis on Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Approximately 1 in every 200 people across the US are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. How will you make a difference in their world?

Join us at our Bangor Take Steps event Saturday, September 30th, Husson University, Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House starting at 10AM and support the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

We here at St. Joe’s are so pleased to announce the Bangor Take Steps event on Saturday, September 30th at Husson University, Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House.

The event starts at 10AM with the walk beginning at 11AM.

We are the Presenting Sponsor and encourage all to join in!

St. Joe’s has a number of teams. Please join one of our teams:

  • Potty Animals
  • Team Claire Bear
  • SJH OR
  • SJH Gastro Gals
  • Super Poopers
  • Guts and Glory
  • Surg / Ortho Awestomies

Click here to join in!

Then click Join or Rejoin a Team:
Join a Team

Then click Search for a Team to find the team you want to join!
Search for team

For more information about this event click here, call 944-9290 or email mstarksdo@yahoo.com

Click here for Crohn’s and Colitis information.

Click here to register for our walk on Saturday, September 30th!

www.cctakesteps.org/Bangor2017

BGR Take Steps Sept 2017 flyer

 


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Take Steps Bangor! September 30, 2017

Bangor – Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis on Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Approximately 1 in every 200 people across the US are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. How will you make a difference in their world?

Join us at our Bangor Take Steps event Saturday, September 30th, Husson University, Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House starting at 10AM and support the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

We here at St. Joe’s are so pleased to announce the Bangor Take Steps event on Saturday, September 30th at Husson University, Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House.

The event starts at 10AM with the walk beginning at 11AM.

We are the Presenting Sponsor and encourage all to join in!

St. Joe’s has a number of teams. Please join one of our teams:

  • Potty Animals
  • Team Claire Bear
  • SJH OR
  • SJH Gastro Gals
  • Super Poopers
  • Guts and Glory
  • Surg / Ortho Awestomies

Click here to join in!

Then click Join or Rejoin a Team:
Join a Team

Then click Search for a Team to find the team you want to join!
Search for team

For more information about this event click here, call 944-9290 or email mstarksdo@yahoo.com

Click here for Crohn’s and Colitis information.

Click here to register for our walk on Saturday, September 30th!

www.cctakesteps.org/Bangor2017

BGR Take Steps Sept 2017 flyer

 


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Healthy ginger carrot soup recipe

Ginger carrot soupIf you love ginger and carrot, like I do, you will love this easy, yummy and healthy soup recipe! Perfect for these rainy days …

Total: 55 min
Prep: 25 min
Cook: 30 min
Yield: 8 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped sweet onion
Kosher salt
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
2 pounds carrots, peeled and chopped
1 medium russet potato, peeled and chopped
6 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 1/3 cups plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
Freshly ground pepper

A Good Tip:
When blending hot liquid, first let it cool for five minutes or so, then transfer it to a blender, filling only halfway.
Put the lid on, leaving one corner open. Cover the lid with a kitchen towel to catch splatters, and pulse until smooth.

Directions
Combine the olive oil and onion in a Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, 10 minutes, until just starting to caramelize.
Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, 2 more minutes, being careful not to burn the mixture.
Stir in the carrots, potato and the chicken or vegetable stock.
Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until the carrots and potato are very tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
Keep warm.
Meanwhile, in a small saute pan over high heat, lightly toast the pine nuts.
Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, honey, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Puree the soup with an immersion blender until very smooth (or puree in a regular blender in batches).
Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper and serve with a dollop of the yogurt mixture and some pine nuts.

 


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Catholic Bishop celebrates first responders in Bangor this weekend

Hundreds of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency personnel will be recognized for their faithful commitment and self-sacrifice at the Blue Mass on Sunday, September 10, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Catholic Church on 217 York Street in Bangor.

Bishop Robert P. Deeley will celebrate the Mass, joined by priests and deacons from throughout the diocese, and show gratitude to these dedicated heroes.

People of all faiths are invited to attend and join in showing our gratitude to these dedicated heroes. All active and retired members of the public safety community are encouraged to come with their families and in uniform.

More info from the Diocesan website.