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Monday, 10 August 2015 21:36

WWE Live returns to Bangor this fall

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BANGOR Spectra Venue Management is proud to announce that this fall, WWE is bringing its action packed event WWE LIVE to Cross Insurance Center on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Don't miss your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars live in action!

Ticket prices start at $19 and will go on sale to the general public Saturday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at the Cross Insurance Center box office located at 515 Main Street.

ROCKLAND Organizers of the 13th annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show remind Boston Whaler owners from near and far that there is still time to sign up to trailer their Whalers to Rockland for a rendezvous during the show (Aug. 14-16). The event is sponsored by Port Harbor Marine and USHarbors. Owners who exhibit their craft, new or vintage, spiffy or well-loved, at this premier annual gathering of fine Maine craftsmen will receive four free weekend passes and a one-year subscription to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine.

'Boston Whalers aren't just boats,' said show promoter (and owner of a classic restored 1972 Whaler) John Hanson. 'They are iconic New England boats. They represent Maine, and boating, and fun on the water. They are a part of our families. In fact, I had to wrest mine away from my teenaged sons so I can display it during the show. This will be a huge, fun gathering.'

Fourth Annual Downhill 24 fundraiser moves to Maine's largest ski area

PORTLAND For one night only, skiers will have the opportunity to ski under the lights at Sugarloaf as part of the 4th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24. The 24-hour ski challenge fundraiser takes place March 11-12, 2016, 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. WinterKids will set up lights along the Whiffletree trail, allowing for night skiing for the first time in Sugarloaf's storied history.

MIDCOAST MAINE - Seven inspired studio potters from the St. George Peninsula up the St. George River Valley farmlands and along the Penobscot Bay coast open their doors to visitors on Aug. 8 & 9. The seven participating studios will be open from 10 to 4 each day, welcoming tourists and clay aficionados alike to their workshops and galleries. It's a great opportunity to learn about their studios, working methods, kilns and processes and to shop for finished pieces, knowing that your purchase is supporting the local creative economy of the Midcoast.

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BAR HARBOR A Native owned tour company is making its debut in Bar Harbor this summer by offering unique ghost tours with a cultural twist. Dawnland Tours, LLC haunted tours tells paranormal tales through the lens of Native Maine. The stories include ghosts, witches, giants and monsters that roamed this land long ago, and some that still do. Tours are a cross-cultural feast of the supernatural combining Euro-American stories with Wabanaki spirit stories dating back over 12,000 years.

Dawnland Tours, LLC is the only company in the state of Maine to offer Native led ghost stories with a Native viewpoint. Tour guides are typically seen walking through downtown Bar Harbor in Victorian era outfits.

Monday, 27 July 2015 23:52

August Star Shows at the Emera Astronomy Center

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ORONO - The Jordan Planetarium is finishing up the summer strong with four new programs for visitors of all ages and interests. Public shows are Sunday afternoons at 2, Friday evenings at 7 and all through August, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11. There are plenty of opportunities to come along on adventures through the night sky.

Friday evenings at 7 take visitors back in time to the very beginnings of life on earth. Explore the deepest depths of the ocean, the icy crust of Jupiter's moons, the rusty red sands of Mars, and even the age of the dinosaurs, all to find out how life adapts and survives. With so much biodiversity here on earth, could there be life elsewhere in the universe? Come learn all about it in 'Origins of Life' on Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Monday, 20 July 2015 18:20

3-D Views of New England Explored

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SEARSPORT Stereoviews took the world by storm and were the most popular form of photography from the 1860s through the 1920s. In his talk Stereo Views of New England, Maine State Museum Director Bernard Fishman provides 3-D glasses and projects historic 3-D stereoview images of Maine and New England. The audience experiences the images as they were originally meant to be seen. 'It will bring you to closer to history than you've ever been before,' says Fishman. People, landscapes, work at home and in industry, entertainments, communities, maritime and agricultural scenes will be among those featured in this first such public show ever given in Maine.

Stereo Views of New England, an illustrated lecture by Bernard Fishman, will be presented on Thursday, July 30, 7 p.m. in Penobscot Marine Museum's Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery, 11 Church Street, Searsport, Maine. Tickets are $8 or $5 for museum members. Purchase tickets online at or call the Visitors Center (207) 548-0334 or Administrative Offices at (207) 548-2529.

Monday, 20 July 2015 18:19

ATV Ride for a Reason

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MACHIAS Twenty-two veterans commit suicide in America every day. The Maine Veterans Project (MVP) has partnered with Washington County Veterans and local residents enabling them to collaborate in a fundraising effort so that the MVP may continue its work of developing a long-term solution for prevention of veteran suicide. The MVP will hold its second annual fundraising ATV Ride for a Reason on Aug. 1 starting at Skywalkers Grille in Machias.

The ATV Ride for a Reason begins at 12 noon with a pre-event and awards ceremony. The ATV Ride departs for Balsam Valley via the Downeast Trail at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, 13 July 2015 22:36

Antarctic Adventurer

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Undergraduate marine science student starts her fourth year at UMaine in Antarctica

ORONO - When Maggie Halfman, a fourth-year marine science student, hears the word 'Antarctica,' her imagination runs wild with images of the place she has yet to experience.

Monday, 13 July 2015 22:35

Just add water

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UMaine researchers adapt DNA method to detect invasive fishes in Maine waters

ORONO Detecting invasive lake and river species using just a water sample would be a dream come true for wildlife managers and regulators in the state. And University of Maine researchers may soon make this an inexpensive reality.

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