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Monday, 21 September 2015 11:27

A few fall films 15 for 15

Written 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.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 20:38

Becoming prepared

Written by Katy England

Brewer Police spearhead ongoing training for police and community

BREWER Incidents of violence seem to be increasing daily. Even in the relatively safe borders of Maine there is disturbing news of assaults and murders of innocent civilians. The Brewer Police Department has been proactively working with local and state agencies to become better prepared to deal with such threats, and also helping to prepare members of their community and other local agencies.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 21:49

It's a wonderful season

Written by Allen Adams

A preview of Penobscot Theatre's 2015-16 slate

BANGOR - One of Bangor's most venerable cultural institutions is on the verge of kicking off yet another season. Penobscot Theatre Company's 2015-16 slate its 42nd is once again bringing high-quality professional theater to the audiences of the region.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 20:22

Pirate's life for me!

Written by Katy England

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.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 20:19

The CCA turns 30

Written by Allen Adams

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.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 18:16

Multiple Points of View

Written by Katy England

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).

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 14:42

Live, Love, Latch

Written by Katy England

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.

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 20:15

Hunting for Maine's wanted criminals

Written by Mike Fern

Three years after changing the system, arrest warrants are growing across the state

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:35

Have a wild day

Written 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

Written 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.

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