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Eastport Pirate Festival celebrates 10 years
EASTPORT – For a decade now, Eastport and Lubec have endured repeated invasions of pirates. But unlike pirates of old, these pirates aren’t scurvy and violent – they are friendly and awesome. The Eastport Pirate Festival will take place on Sept. 11, 12 and 13, and there is fun for the whole family the entire weekend.
Collins Center for the Arts marks 30th anniversary
ORONO – The Collins Center for the Arts is set to kick off its 30th anniversary season on the University of Maine campus.
A look back on the kiddos and mom life
It was around this time four years ago that I wrote about Three New Englands (Aug. 24, 2011), and I’ve kept tabs on them in the paper. Rather than re-cap everything I’ve written already, I thought I’d bring you all behind the scenes to the lead-up and the reaction of some friends and family to the news. I’ll also include some anecdotes, dos-and-don’ts and other observation that I haven’t written about (or I forgot I wrote about).
Breastfeed support celebration at Cascade Park
BANGOR – Breastfeeding is a different experience for everyone who tries it. Some people find it easy, some people struggle with it. Live, Love, Latch is gathering for everyone – not just women who are breastfeeding, but everyone who wants to support them and their choices. It will be on Aug. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cascade Park, visitors are encouraged to bring their families and a picnic meal. The event is sponsored by La Leche League USA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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