Dervish to play at The Strand
ROCKLAND – Dervish, the traditional Irish band who has performed internationally from the Great Wall of China to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, has launched another tour to promote their upcoming album “The Thrush in the Storm.” And they’re coming to The Strand Theatre in Rockland just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Cathy Jordan, front woman and bodhran player, has been with Dervish since they formed in 1989. She was kind enough to grant us a phone interview despite gearing up for another international tour. She said the music people can expect will be varied, but all worthwhile.
BREWER – Walking in the street is a surefire way of getting someone’s attention. If that someone is a police officer and you have an active warrant, you might go to jail. And it’s also unsafe to walk in the road.
On Feb. 18 around 3:55 p.m. Cpl. Steve Boyd stopped Robert Doyer, 46, of Brewer, because he walking in the road. Since Doyer had an active warrant, he was placed under arrest and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Local church teams up with non-profit to bring fresh water to those in need
Christ has no body now, but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks with compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.
-Theresa of Avila
BANGOR – If you live in Bangor, chances are you’ve seen All Souls Congregational Church on the corner of State Street and Broadway. It’s an impressive stone church, and provides one of the three steeples that reach up over the skyline that can be seen from many a vantage point in and around the city.
L Factor’s Hair Show to benefit LifeFlight
BREWER – The L Factor’s annual Hair Show is always an incredibly popular, fun and stylish good time for all who attend. The event brings glamour and sizzle to the area each year. And each year they manage to top what they did last year, leaving the audience swooning for more.
The event is being held at Jeff’s Catering on March 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the L Factor. VIP Seating is already sold out, but Business Class (front row) is $30, Coach seating is $25, and standby (standing room only) is $20. No tickets will be sold at the door.
World-traveling dance instructor holding classes in Maine
BLUE HILL/BAR HARBOR/ROCKLAND – Dance has been a form of expression since before humans put pen to paper or chisel to stone. Use to celebrate countless occasions, dance is also a way to express one’s self and communicate without words. In March, Jaycee Gossett, who has travelled the world to study various dances will be offering several workshops in Blue Hill and Bar Harbor. On March 8, Gossett will be presenting Yoga Trance Dance at the Emlen Hall in Blue Hill Hall at 6 p.m. On March 9 there is a Hoop the World from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Korrin Dance in Rockland. And on March 10 at the Pleasant Street Pilates studio in Bar Harbor, you can Hoop the World from 1 to 3 p.m. and then Awkaen your Goddess (ladies only) from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
We pick up a lot. It’s a never-ending cycle of picking up. Pick up babies, pick up toys, pick up dishes, pick up more toys.
I have a former roommate from college who will confirm that I was never a neat freak (you can stop laughing, Angie, seriously). But I won’t bore you with how reformed I am, though I do pick up quite often now. No, I’ve come to realize that I’m kind of weird when I’m picking up the kids toys. I can’t just put them all in a box. Well, I can, eventually. But I have a tendency to want to solve all of the puzzles, put all the colorful cups in descending order and stack the rings properly.
Wait… how’d you get here?
NEWPORT – A deputy familiar with a couple who appeared at court in Newport also apparently knew that neither had a valid license.
On Feb. 13, Jacob Hurd, 24, of Charleston, attended session at Newport District Court where Dep. Bobby Pelletier saw him and his girlfriend. Pelletier knew that Hurd’s license was suspended and his girlfriend’s license had been revoked. Knowing the pair lived a fair distance away and appearing to be attending the court session without anyone else, he followed them back to a vehicle that was parked a few streets away.
Roller Derby: forming lasting bonds
Roller Derby is a sport of contradictions: a full-contact sport just for women; a demanding sport that requires good cardio and hardcore dedication, but also one that anyone can play; a sport where you are crashing into a woman in a bout and then hanging out over drinks afterwards. It’s a sport with theatrical roots but grounded in physical prowess, endurance and skill. In other words, it’s pretty awesome.
“I like that it’s contradictory. It’s an aggressive, full-contact sport, but it’s a women’s sport. It’s tough but it’s a big sense of family. It’s tough but with expressions of femininity,” said Wined Up, a member of Central Maine Derby, who is a professor of sociology at the University of Maine when she isn’t cutting up the derby track. “I love anything that challenges our normative ideas of femininity – of what women are and what they should be. I love the contradiction.”
Having three kids with faucet faces grabbing at you, trying to stick their fingers in your mouth, and leaving slime trails not terribly dissimilar to a snail’s is bad enough. What’s worse is when you’re doing it too.
There should be some rule somewhere that says the person who is caring for the children can’t get sick. Ever. In less than a day, my house, which resembled something mostly put together, fell apart. Dishes piled up, laundry went unfolded, and sweeping … Ha!
Black Bear Skatepark Association holding fundraiser for new skate park
OLD TOWN/ORONO – Skaters tend to get a bad rap. After all, finding a place that is legal to skate can be nigh impossible. Having a place that is both legal to skate and has the equipment that can withstand Maine’s harsh climate (not wood) is important to many people who enjoy the sport.
“Black Bear Skatepark Association is a group of community organizers, athletes and advocates for a skatepark. We started with this project, to build a regional park between Old Town and Orono and the University of Maine,” said Josh Kaffer, who is organizing the Association’s numerous and varied events.
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