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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:35

Have a wild day

by Katy England

DEW Animal Kingdom

MT. VERNON – There’s a place where the wild things are – and you don’t even need a private boat or to be named “Max” to get there. The DEW Haven Animal Kingdom (DEW stands for Domestic, Exotic and Wild), is nestled in Mt. Vernon near the Belgrade Lakes. And if you didn’t know it was there, you could miss it completely. Inside the gates are animals of all types, including African lions, black bears, Bengal tigers, spider monkeys, kangaroos and wallabies, goats, donkeys, guinea hens, geese… You are beginning to get the picture.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 17:37

A swing through history

by Allen Adams

Visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – I’ve been a baseball fan for most of my life. In particular, I’ve always been fascinated by the game’s history, not least because baseball is the most reverent of our sports when it comes to the past. It’s a connection across the generations that is rare in our society. That mix of past and present is what first drew me to the game.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 19:09

Get some Lobstah

by Katy England

Sixty-eighth annual Maine Lobster Festival

ROCKLAND – For nearly seven decades, Rockland has hosted The Maine Lobster Festival. This 68th year of the festival will start on July 29 and run through Aug. 2. Each day brings music, family fun and, naturally, lots of lobster.

Stephen King adaptation to screen in Waterville

One of the standard offerings at MIFF is the Maine Shorts program, a collection of short films created by Maine filmmakers. This year’s slate features a film produced by the University of Maine’s Year in Film class.

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 19:30

Return of the MIFF

by Allen Adams

Film festival marks 18th year

WATERVILLE – As someone who sees a whole lot of movies – particularly in the summer season – I occasionally find myself growing weary of the same old recycled sequels and reboots that are relentlessly churned out by the Hollywood blockbuster machine. There’s just so much out there, and while there’s an occasional gem, the truth is that more often than not, the best you can hope for is not-terrible – a hope that is dashed more often than not.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 20:36

Bangor’s bigger screens

by Allen Adams

Bangor Drive-In to re-open after 30 years

BANGOR – An area icon is reopening.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:21

Tell me a tale or two or 20

by Katy England

Creators of the Liaden Universe

Editor’s Note: Parts of this story appeared in the May 27 edition discussing the “Dragon in Exile” book tour.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:42

Drink and be merry

by Katy England

Festival for Maine Wines and Beers to hit waterfront

BANGOR – The Bangor Waterfront will be kicking for much of this week, with Train performing on June 18 and Fallout Boy on June 20. But in between two rocking concerts will be two other awesome events: Wine on the Waterfront and Bangor on Tap, wine and beer festivals respectively.

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 16:19

All the state’s a stage

by Allen Adams

A look at some of the region’s summer theater

After a seemingly unending winter, summer has finally arrived here in the state of Maine. And summer means all sorts of wonderfully warm activities. It’s a chance to spend time outside – and why wouldn’t we? The natural landscape that surrounds us is resplendent in its beauty.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 17:36

A dozen years of ‘Yes, and…’

by Allen Adams

Bar Harbor’s ImprovAcadia enters its 12th season

BAR HARBOR – Improvisational comedy is one of the ultimate high-wire acts in the entertainment realm. Watching as a group of quick-thinking, quicker-witted actors strive to generate engaging performances on the fly can be both exhilarating and exhausting – when improv is good, it can be very good, but when it’s bad … it’s BAD.

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