Shopping & Services

Banish the Winter Blahs at Book and Movie Sale & Swap

BANGOR – Cold weather got you down? Already read everything in your house...twice. Seen all the movies you’ve got so many times you can recite them?
The Annual “Banish the Winter Blahs” Book and Movie Sale & Swap at the Hammond Street Senior Center might be just what you need. The public is invited to peruse the massive selection weekdays during 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The sale is going on now through the end of the month. Most selections are just $1. A $5 Swap Pass entitles you to exchange up to 20 books and/or movies during school vacation week, Monday, February 21 through Friday, February 25. So, you can freshen up your bookshelves on the cheap or completely swap out your personal library all in one visit.
“We have hundreds upon hundreds of books. Senior Center members and volunteers have worked for more than a month to get everything organized by genre and to sort the fiction by author,” according to director of development and communications Deanna Partridge.

The hidden hazards of regifting.

The hidden hazards of regifting.

So a few days ago, I wrote a little post about gift cards, and I showed off my secret stash of paper and plastic tickets to paradise.  Well, shortly after I put up the post, I was inspired to take stock of my collection and realized that this Christmas, I had received a $50 gift certificate to go see a show at a local theater.

New Artisan Gallery Opens Downtown Bangor

New Artisan Gallery Opens Downtown Bangor

Bangor, ME – Talented artists from all over Maine, now have a new venue to feature their work. Three local jewelry designers, Anne Reigstad, Amanda Coburn, and Roxanne Munksgaard have opened a unique gallery to Downtown Bangor. Maine Jewelry & Art is located at 96 Harlow Street (across from Bangor City Hall and Bangor Public Library) and is filled to the brim with handcrafted works, all from Maine artists. The gallery boasts one-of-a-kind art jewelry, felted wool hats, hand painted silk scarves, handbags made of recycled and vintage fabrics, carved wood, metal sculpture, glass and steampunk art, and the face jug pottery of Steve Weslow.
The gallery also features the bold colorful paintings of Bangor's Annie Kuhn, and the whimsical, Tolkienn-esque Tree paintings of Susan Elliot.
The owners of the new gallery have a collective vision, “Each of us are passionate jewelry artists, but we all work in other art mediums as well.

Great Gift for the Holidays

Bid on an this 2010 Authentic Native American Basket.  This basket has been handcrafted by Penobscot Master Basketmaker and Tribal Member Pam Cunningham in the tradition of the Penobscot Indians of Maine.  It is a one-of -a-kind and has been marked on the cover by the artist for authencity.  The basket is made of various widths of ash, with ash accents of blue and violet as well as accents of sweetgrass.  The basket has an approximate diameter of 8" and is approximately 5" tall.  An item of this skill level is very unique and a highly sought after collector's item.  You can find the artist's work displayed at the Hudson Museum in the University of Maine-Orono and at the Abbey Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of this item will benefit the youth of the Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club. 
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Shoppers Rise and Shine for Annual Early Bird Sale and Bed Race

The early bird gets incredible savings in Bar Harbor on November 20 during the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce's Annual Early Bird and Pajama Sale. Following the biggest retail event of the year, the Chamber of Commerce is staging its Third Annual Bed Race.
While the rest of the country is sleeping in on a Saturday morning, shoppers near and from afar will arm themselves with shopping bags and brave the elements to cash in on deep discounts from 6-9 AM during the ever popular Early Bird and Pajama Sale. While all are welcome to take advantage of the sale, the best deals will go to those clad in their finest sleepwear and adventurous enough to be out at the earliest hours.
Following the sale, Bar Harbor will see pajama clad shoppers and beds being paraded down Main Street.  Spectators will gather on Cottage Street to watch teams push a bed and rider across the finish line in the shortest amount of time during the 3rd Annual Bed Races.


Hampden, Maine - The Jewelry Artisans of Maine Coop Store is looking for Maine-made artisan goods to feature in their Route 1A jewelry store throughout the holiday season. Items include, but are not limited to, holiday ornaments, fabric arts, women’s accessories, handmade soaps and lotions, etc. Artisan wares will be juried for consignment by store owners; no jewelry or food will be considered.  All interested parties should call the Jewelry Artisans of Maine Coop Store at (207) 941-9636 or email mainejewelryart@ For more information about the store: