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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:11

Giving to good health

by Katy England

The importance of healthy food donations

BANGOR – Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season and also inspires people to open their hearts and pantries to those who are in need. Food drives abound, and many supermarkets offer customers a chance to purchase gifts for those who find themselves in need. The Center for Disease Control and the City of Bangor’s Health Department are trying to raise awareness to increase the nutritive value of donated food to food pantries across the city and state.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 18:34

Back to black

by Katy England

Various ways to shop for the holiday season

The Christmas creep has been happening for some time – every year we note how early holiday decorations appear on shelves and Christmas carols begin to eke into the radio lineup. It is difficult to say how accurate these perceptions are, but it’s certainly amped up by everyone weighing in on social media.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:17

A theatrical trifecta

by Allen Adams

Three very different shows open in the area

ORONO/EDDINGTON – Sometimes, our local theatrical scene is an embarrassment of riches.


Tuesday, 03 November 2015 19:23

‘The universe is underrated’

by Katy England

Steven Wright to perform in Collins Center for the Arts


ORONO – Comedic legend Steven Wright will be coming to the Collins Center for the Arts on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Known for his laconic, deadpan delivery on subject matter that ranges from the trivial and strange to absurdist and philosophical, Wright has a persona that is nearly indistinguishable from himself. 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:39

Making it up all over again

by Allen Adams

The Improv ME Festival once more looking for laughs

BREWER – Improv groups from throughout Maine and New England are looking to make you laugh.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:26

Tricks and Treats

by Katy England

Halloween dastardly doings and ghoulish goings on

The trees are on fire, the temperature is dropping and soon ghosts and goblins will be walking the streets seeking treats to ward off their tricks. There are loads of things to do – from corn mazes and haunted hayrides to terrifying treks through haunted forts. We’ve gathered as many as we can squeeze into our pages – enjoy them if you dare.

A weeklong celebration of the joys of craft beer

BANGOR – Beer is big these days.

Inaugural event brings international film flavor to MDI

BAR HARBOR - The cinema of the world is coming to Bar Harbor this fall.

BANGOR – The revitalization of Bangor has been a consistent theme for the City for the past 10 years or so. New restaurants, artisan shops and incredible growth in culture is something that continues to this day. Part of this surge is the City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development (sometimes informally called the Cultural Commission). The goal of the commission has been to foster and grow arts and culture in Bangor, as well as increase awareness of art and culture in the area. And then ARTober was born.

Kierie Pinccininni, a chair on the Bangor Commission on Cultural Development, Emily Burnham and Elisabeth Young, commissioners on the marketing committee, and Caitlin Brooke, the staff liason for the commission on cultural development, were the central figures who helped research the events and draw on talent to organize the month-long celebration – no small feat.

Monday, 21 September 2015 11:27

A few fall films – 15 for ‘15

by Allen Adams

The summer of 2015 was a good one for the box office, featuring a number of record-breaking films – including a few that cleared the billion-dollar hurdle. Massive blockbusters were thick on the ground, and while there were a few duds, there weren’t as many as you might expect. All told, it was a pretty great cinematic summer.

However, just because autumn has arrived doesn’t mean that there’s going to be a massive drop-off. In fact, there’s plenty to like in the fall of 2015. 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. This past weekend really marked the start of the fall season, with films such as “Black Mass” and “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” (both reviewed in this week’s edition) hitting the screen, but there’s more – much more – on the way.

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