All posts by David Arenstam

David Arenstam

About David Arenstam

Originally from away, but here to stay - Maine is my home and I love writing stories about the people and places from my end of the state. I am a teacher and writer and my first novel, "Homecoming: A Soldier's Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption" is available now at www.BrysonTaylorPublishing.com

Caring cyclists ride along beautiful Maine coast for MS150

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BIDDEFORD — Nearly 400 cyclists gathered at the Biddeford campus of the University of New England Saturday, August 13, 2016 to ride their bikes for two days along the southern coast of Maine on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “This year, there are riders from 20 different states registered,” said Sue Tidd, the […]

Deering Lumber celebrates 150 years in business

From left, Sheridan Doyle and "Timber Tina" Scheer compete against Katie Crecelius and Brandon Graves in a cross-cut contest. (David Arenstam photo)

BIDDEFORD – For nearly as long as people have lived along the shores of the Saco River, they have been pulling logs from its cold waters to provide timbers and building material for homes, businesses and many other buildings that form the landscape of Biddeford and Saco. This past week, Deering Lumber, a family-owned business […]

River Tree Arts Center finds itself at the crossroads

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KENNEBUNK — As late spring turns to summer, the River Tree Center for the Arts in Kennebunk finds itself in a period of transition as well. As recently as last fall, Maureen DiGiovanni, the president of the board of directors, wasn’t sure the nonprofit community arts center would be able to stay in its building […]

Biddeford businessman shares insight about Asperger’s syndrome

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BIDDEFORD — For the past year, Derek Volk, president of Volk Packaging Corp., has spent nights, weekends and even days away from his manufacturing business to focus on what has become one of the most important parts of his life: discussing the book he wrote about his 24-year-old son Dylan and his experiences raising a […]

Community College and Service Agency Form Partnership

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SANFORD — The York County Community Action Corp. celebrated its first official day of partnership with York County Community College Wednesday by dedicating a gallery space at its Sanford offices to longtime employee Connie Garber. Garber was surprised to see members of the staff, the board of directors of both organizations, faculty and students at […]

Arts Education Leads the Way

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As a student, teacher, and parent, I have long valued the traditional forms of education. If students studied what I considered the core subjects of education – English, history, mathematics, and science – that seemed the most beneficial and I expected those studies would have the greatest impact on a person’s professional and personal life. […]