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BANGOR The City of Bangor and Spectra Venue Management, operators of Cross Insurance Center, are excited to announce that Monster X Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation's most competitive monster trucks, will be invading Bangor's Cross Insurance Center for three super-charged shows on April 8 at 7:30 p.m., April 9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m.

Tickets start at $27, and are on sale now. Tickets will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, crossinsurancecenter.com, by calling (800) 745-3000 and at the Cross Insurance Center Box Office located at 515 Main St. open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, 07 December 2015 18:28

December Star Shows at the Emera Astronomy Center

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ORONO Winter public star shows continue to astound audiences by bringing the vast universe straight to viewers at the Emera Astronomy Center. Two spectacular star shows are scheduled for the remainder of this month, providing plenty of opportunities to blast off into space and explore the night sky.

Have you ever wondered how a star comes into being? In 'Stars,' on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., star viewers will witness the story behind a star. Some stars are as old as time itself, while others continue to burn brightly and end their lives in powerful explosions. Some new stars are created each day, born in the vast clouds of gas and dust. Journey with the Emera Astronomy Center to the furthest reaches of our universe to experience both the breathtaking beauty and destructive power of stars.

Monday, 07 December 2015 18:23

Holberton: Birds of a feather don't always migrate together

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Understanding life cycle allows for targeted conservation efforts

ORONO The half-ounce songbirds that fly 1,800 miles nonstop over the Atlantic Ocean to winter in South America haven't had a lot to chirp about lately.

Monday, 30 November 2015 19:05

December Star Shows at the Emera Astronomy Center

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ORONO - Winter public star shows continue to astound audiences by bringing the vast universe straight to viewers at the Emera Astronomy Center. Four spectacular star shows are scheduled for this month, providing plenty of opportunities to blast off into space and explore the night sky.

On Dec. 3 at 11 a.m., especially for homeschoolers, star explorers have the opportunity to adventure into space with a curious Coyote in 'Earth, Moon, and Sun.' For ages 6-12, 'Earth, Moon, Sun' demonstrates the lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, and the sun, as well as a live tour of the Maine sky, with all of its beautiful constellations.

ORONO During a laboratory dedication this morning at the University of Maine, the Harold Alfond Foundation announced a $3.9 million grant to the University of Maine to match $9.98 million already raised, formally establishing the Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus.

'We are investing in people and infrastructure that will support ocean engineering, and advanced manufacturing education and research, and grow Maine jobs,' said Gregory Powell, chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation.

AUGUSTA Maine residents and businesses sending trees, wreaths, or other decorative plant material around the country this holiday season can save money and lost products by noting important plant health regulations enforced by other states, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF).

'Shippers should be aware of the many state laws and regulations regarding the movement of plants and forest products,' warned Ann Gibbs, Division of Animal and Plant Health director. 'Many states closely monitor shipments to prevent infestation by invasive insects and the spread of plant diseases. Planning ahead benefits Maine shippers by speeding along deliveries in this time-sensitive industry.'

OLD TOWN The Relay For Life of Penobscot will be held at the Old Town High School track in June of 2016. American Cancer Society Staff partner Mike Trafton made the announcement, marking a return to the track the annual event called home for more than a dozen years. The 2016 Relay for Life of Penobscot will also be held later this year; on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18.

'RSU 34 Superintendent David Walker and Principal Scott Gordon have been instrumental in this process and are happy to welcome our event back to Old Town,' says Trafton. 'We are incredibly thankful to the University of Maine for hosting us for the past five years at Morse Field, and are looking ahead to having warmer weather this coming June.'

Monday, 23 November 2015 14:53

Discover winter ecology at UMaine 4-H Science Saturday

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ORONO Explore how Maine's flora and fauna cope with winter during the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday on Dec. 5.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at Nutting Hall on campus, participants will explore the ecological side of winter.

Monday, 16 November 2015 18:00

UMaine Extension workshop to focus on family farm transfers

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WATERVILLE University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop about transferring family farms and forest product businesses from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Waterville Elks Club, 76 Industrial St., Waterville.

The workshop's focus is to help families minimize risk and make informed decisions about intergenerational business transfers. Topics include determining goals for transition, retirement and estate planning and protecting and transferring assets.

FARMINGTONThe University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center invites the public to join them in its eighth annual Turkey Trot and Kids Fun Run on Nov. 21.

This seasonal community fitness activity event features 5K and 10K road races, which both start and finish at the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center. Child care is provided for children of parents running in the races.

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