Members of the Millinocket Historical Society are planning to publish a cookbook, wrote Kathy Gagnon.

For the cookbook, she said, the society is seeking “recipes from Millinocket residents, former and current,” adding that the group is especially interested in family recipes.

“Millinocket has representation from varying ethnic groups,” she said, “which we would like to acknowledge.”

If you submit a recipe “that evokes special memories of growing up in Millinocket” or of “the person you received the recipe from,” she said, you should “feel free to include a short note about it that may be added on the recipe page, if space permits.”

Gagnon asks that recipes be sent to Millinocket Historical Society Recipes, 5 Pleasant St., Millinocket 04462.

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Librarian Becky Ames of the Simpson Memorial Library reports the facility will hold a Halloween Costume Event for children ages 3 to 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the library, 8 Plymouth Road in Carmel.

Texas Roadhouse entertainer Andy the Armadillo will join the partygoers for an outdoor story hour and line dancing.

If the weather is bad, the event will be held at the Golden Harvest Grange Hall on Route 2.

You are asked to register for this event by calling 848-7145.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Robin Long of the Bangor Y reports Caring Connections will hold Ladies Day Out For Breast Health from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Bangor Y on Second Street.

All women are invited to attend, Long wrote.

“Women will have the opportunity to learn about breast health, including risk factors and healthy living; sample healthy snacks and take home a free gift.”

If you want to attend, call Long at 941-2808.

Caring Connections is a cooperative program of the Bangor Y and Eastern Maine Medical Center, supported by fundraising efforts of Healthcare Charities.

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As part of its efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Vicky Blanchette wrote that University of Maine student groups, faculty, staff and volunteers will plant the university’s second annual Pink Tulip Garden at noon Thursday, Oct. 12, in front of Fogler Library on the mall.

A ribbon-shaped bed of 1,000 pink tulip bulbs and daffodil beds, which are ”more deer-friendly flowers,” she wrote, will be planted at the same time.

Everyone is welcome to join this effort, and you can do so by purchasing one bulb for $1, or as many as you like.

Proceeds benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation.

To donate or to participate, call Blanchette at 581-2204 or e-mail

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Challenger Learning Center invites all ages to the next segment of its next free public science series, Forces of Flight, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at CLC, 30 Venture Way in Bangor.

Pilot Mike Lessard, a certified flight instructor, will demonstrate a working wing model to visualize air flow over the wing of a plane and the characteristics of a stall.

Other presentations will appeal to young and old alike and, at the end of the evening, everyone will participate in a plane-building challenge.

For more information, call CLC at 990-2900.

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Cathy Marquez e-mailed that the Church of Universal Fellowship will hold its Fall Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the church, 82 Main St. in Orono.

The fair features baked goods, collectibles, plants, handcrafted gifts, preserves, pickles and jewelry.

The snack bar “offers sandwich plates for lunch, as well as homemade pies, bars and muffins,” Marquez added.

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Arthur Brazeau wrote the Bangor Daily News recently to express “belated thanks” to all the people, organizations, institutions, and members of the media who participated in, and helped resolve, his desire to display the American flag near his Bangor Housing Authority Autumn Park West apartment on Union Street in Bangor.

Brazeau extends his thanks to “all who were responsible and supportive regarding the display of the community American Flag” which is especially meaningful to him as “a Vietnam veteran, Native American, life member of the VFW, a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and a member of the Maine Troop Greeters.”

He expresses his “deepest thanks to all. God Bless America.”

Brazeau had to remove a flag from his porch because it was in violation of the subsidized housing complex policies, so BHA put up a flagpole across from his apartment to display the flag.

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