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Julie Harris

About Julie Harris

As a longtime employee of Bangor Daily News, I have served many roles over the years, but I now have a dream job as Community Editor. I live in Hermon with my four Brittany dogs: Sassy, Bullet, Thistle and Quincy, who keep me busy in various dog sports. I was widowed at age 51 when my husband, Jim, died of pancreatic cancer.

How healing is a kind of evolution

My family Christmas at my house: (from left) my stepdaughter's fiance Daryl; stepdaughter Cheryl; youngest daughter's friend Jacob; myself; youngest daughter Jessica; Jessica's husband Ryan.

The woman looking back at me from the mirror near the end of 2016 certainly isn’t the one who was there at the beginning of the year. This woman is more confident, more observant, looks happier, has eyes that occasionally sparkle again and looks forward to whatever the day might bring. This woman is learning […]

How I am rediscovering the Christmas spirit


I recently made an important discovery about myself. I’ve found my Christmas spirit again. I’ve always been in tune with the religious aspect. I am Christian, and understand the significance of the holiday to my spiritual life. I go to the church services, sing the songs of faith and praise, and feel the specialness of […]