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Editor’s Note: This story has been augmented by releases from the BSO and Kathryn King Media.

BANGOR – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra will be hosting internationally acclaimed violinist Midori and her Orchestra Residencies Program, an educational residency and set of concerts, scheduled to take place in Bangor and Orono from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. Events that are open to the public include a Master Class at the University of Maine on Jan. 30 at 5 p.m., a concert with the BSYO and student soloists at Bangor High School on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. and a Masterworks concert with the BSO at the Collins Center for the Arts on Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:32

Seven SnowCons Gaming!

by Katy England

Tabletop gaming convention at Cross Insurance Center for its seventh year

Seven is a notoriously lucky number. There are seventh sons of seventh sons that go on to rule kingdoms. And SnowCon is hitting its lucky number seven for the annual tabletop gaming convention, this year to be held at the Cross Insurance Center on Jan. 16, 17 and 18.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 21:07

Happy new beer!

by Allen Adams

Orono Brewing Company opens its doors

ORONO – There’s excitement brewing in Orono.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 22:26

My Maine Edge 2014 - Allen Adams

by Allen Adams

2014 was another big year here at The Maine Edge. There were plenty of great stories all around. However, there were a few that stood out among the rest. Here are a few of my personal favorites.

Stephen King

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 19:10

2014 Crimees

by Katy England

The best of the worst

The Criminal Mischief section has long been one of my favorite beats, and continues to be a favorite among readers. This is a compilation of some of the funniest and weirdest of the bunch. Names and have been removed, and if you do recognize anyone’s antics, remember they are innocent until proven guilty.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:35

Going Bowling 2014

by Allen Adams

Bowl predictions from an uninformed fan

The college football regular season has come to a conclusion. It’s all about the bowl games now – 39 in all with the new playoff system in place. 39 games – many featuring teams I know nothing about.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 22:13

The holiday scene

by Katy England

How shopping local is a gift for the whole community

The holiday shopping experience has changed drastically over the past 10 years as consumers swap convenience of online or big-box shopping over the local retailers. Shopping at local small business establishments does more than bolster the economy – it creates a community.

Episode “Packing Heat” scheduled to air Tuesday, December 9 at 9:00 pm on Travel Channel.  

As I drive onto the parking lot of Vacationland Inn on Wilson Street in Brewer, I look for signs of anything out of the ordinary.   

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:29

Shopping smartly, and shopping differently

by Mike Fern

Shifting consumers challenge retailers to keep up for the 2014 holiday season 

BANGOR – It is a mere matter of days before shoppers descend upon the greater Bangor area’s retailers in hopes of landing that perfect holiday gift. And for the area’s restaurants, hotels and stores, many hope this year’s holiday shopping will be a perfect finish to what analysts say has been a lackluster year in overall consumer spending.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:56

Locally grown feasts

by Katy England

The holidays are just around the corner, with Thanksgiving leading the parade. Food, family and friends are our ways of keeping the dark and cold at bay during the long winter months. Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas treats and New Year’s celebrations are fun, and typically filled with fancy foods of all kind. But from where?

Many local farms can provide you with the fixings for any of your favorite holiday traditions. Though you may think that buying farm-fresh is a summer activity, it’s something you can incorporate easily into your holiday traditions.

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