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Lt. Wes Hussey retired , celebrated
BANGOR – After 36 years of service with the Maine State Police, Lt. Wes Hussey signed off for the last time on Aug. 29.
BANGOR – BangPOP! Bangor’s original pop-culture and comic book convention is returning to Bangor on Sept. 20 and 21 with panels, vendors and some pretty epic guests.
According to con-organize Gibran Vogue Graham, there will be panels on creating comics in Maine, getting started in comics, Kickstart your comic, panels specific to “MST3K,” “Walking Dead,” Transformers, a cosplay contest and masquerade, all-day tabletop gaming in the SnowCon room, all-day anime panels and screenings in the Animaine room and more.
Warmth, wit and wisdom from Bill Cosby
If there was a Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedians, there would likely be a lively debate about which famous figures would be included. The pantheon of great comics is riddled with dynamic personalities, joke machines and unparalleled observers of the human condition. However, there are a scant few names that would be difficult to argue against, no matter what your personal taste might be.
The summer of 2014 wasn’t a particularly lucrative one for Hollywood. While there were plenty of action epics and sequels galore, there weren’t many films that truly captured the moviegoing public’s attention in a consistent way. Thus, ticket sales for the season were down.
However, now that we’re making our way into autumn, the studios are offering up a wealth of new films that they hope will help make up that shortfall. There are box office giants and popular properties and a few prestige pictures as well; it’s time to take a look at some of what’s in store.
Predicting the 2014 NFL season
The evenings are growing brisk and the leaves on the trees are changing their hue. Autumn is almost upon us, and with it comes NFL football. The 2014 season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 4 with the Green Bay Packers heading to Seattle to take on the Seahawks.
A preview of Penobscot Theatre Company’s 2014-2015 season
BANGOR – The Penobscot Theatre Company is gearing up for its 41st season. Bangor’s only professional theater company has six shows slated to bring the Bangor Opera House stage to life in 2014-2015.
Promotion to present Fight Night 47 at Cross Insurance Center
BANGOR – For the first time ever, the UFC is bringing their brand of top-shelf mixed martial arts competition to the state of Maine for the first time since the state legalized MMA back in 2009 – and it’s coming to the Queen City no less.
MILLINOCKET/THE FORKS – The last time I hopped into a raft and braved the class 4 rapids of the Kennebec River was four years ago. Since then, I had triplets, which tends to lead to a distinct lack of death-defying feats of awesomeness. But now that the kids are sleeping through the night and able to eat with utensils, I’ve been able to wrangle some adventure back into my life.
Though it wasn’t just the triplets that hindered our contest. The second half of the guru team, Pat Shaw, who would take half of the winners skydiving, took advantage of a wonderful opportunity at Waterfront Concerts. And I’ve discovered that due to inner-ear conditions, I’m not suitable for plane rides without copious amounts of Dramamine, so we needed someone who would be willing to take the plunge. Enter Thor Innocenti, ad sales extraordinaire and thrill seeker, willing to go above and beyond to give Maine Edge readers a good time.
Bar Harbor Ferry offers great destinations for locals and tourists
BAR HARBOR/WINTER HARBOR – As the weather warms up and tourists roll in, those of us who frequent the Bangor area sometimes avoid the tourist hot spots due to congestion. And when the tour ships sail into Bar Harbor, it can get crazy – but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t go. You just have to think outside the downtown.
Filmmaker Thom Willey photoshopped himself “into” a painting by Richard Estes. Image courtesy Thom Willeyby Laurie Schreiber
Filmmaker illuminates photo-realist’s brilliance
SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Richard Estes, one of the world's foremost photo-realists, splits his time between homes in New York and Northeast Harbor.
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