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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:08

Experience Nano at Maine Discovery Museum

Written by Wire Reports

BANGOR Nano is a new engaging exhibition for family audiences about nanoscale science, technology and engineering (nano). Join us to imagine and discover the nanoscale world a world so tiny it's too small to see! This 400-square foot exhibition includes hands-on, interactive exhibits that invite exploration of nano phenomena and real world applications and implications.

At the Small, Smaller, Nano exhibit, you can play with magnets to explore how material behaves differently at different sizes. At the Build a Giant Carbon Nanotube exhibit you can use foam construction pieces to make a large model of a tiny structure called a carbon nanotube. There are plenty of examples of nano in nature, technology and your own home. Where Can You Find Nano? lets you listen, look, and touch to discover nano all around you. At Balance our Nano Future, a variety of blocks represent the challenge of trying to create a stable nano world. Can you balance all the blocks on the tippy table? Throughout the exhibition, interactive panels provide information on tiny solutions for big problems, exciting technologies inspired by nature, and different perspectives on nanotechnology. The Nano exhibition includes a seating area with comfortable furniture and additional reading material about this important topic.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:03

Castlebay to perform at the Little Brown Church

Written by Wire Reports

ROUND POND On Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. the Little Brown Church on Route 32 in Round Pond will present the Celtic inspired maritime folksongs of Castlebay. The duo treats an audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic as they interweave timeless songs, spritely dance tunes and haunting aires inspired by the rich Celtic heritage of New England.

Exuberant vocals are supported with Julia Lane's award-winning Celtic harp style and Fred Gosbee's expertise on 12-string guitar, fiddle and woodwinds.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:59

Truck and Tractor Meet at Owls Head

Written by Wire Reports

OWLS HEAD, ME - It's all about big, bigger and biggest. People who love antique trucks of all shapes and sizes will not want to miss the Owls Head Transportation Museum's Antique Truck & Tractor Meet & Aeroplane Show on Saturday and Sunday July 21 & 22. Also featured will be commercial and military vehicles, as well as vintage earth-moving construction equipment. 

More than 250 antique trucks and tractors from all over New England are expected for the event, including members of the Pine Tree Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society and Maine Antique Tractor Club. Anyone with a pre-1992 truck or tractor may exhibit free of charge.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 14:03

Gentle Viewing' of Pixar's Brave'

Written by Katy England

BANGOR Going to the movies is something many families can do without a second thought. We're conditioned, even before the lights go down to be quiet, turn off your electronics, and buy some popcorn. But for many families, the cinematic experience is difficult, if not entirely impossible.

When Shane Leonard met his girlfriend Janice, he also met her autistic son. All were avid movie fans, but Leonard found out quickly the difficulty involved in bringing the young man to regular shows. Back in Illinois, Janice would travel 2 hours to attend sensory friendly shows that were put on by the AMC on a monthly basis. But when she moved to Maine she was saddened to find no such options in the area at least not regularly.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:50

Pirates Run Amok' at Fort Knox

Written by Wire Reports

PROSPECT - The Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their annual Pirate Day at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose and their vaunted ship, the Must Roos, will be plying the waters of the Penobscot River, letting loose cannon fire at the pirate cannon battery at the Fort.

This is the ideal event for all those who have harbored a secret desire to be a pirate. Those wishing to participate in this event are asked to don their best pirate costume and practice pirate speech and accent. The pirates will engage in a cannon firing demonstrations, sword fighting, gunplay and creating general mayhem.

Outdoor Productions in Belfast and Searsport in July and August

BELFAST - The Belfast Maskers continue their 25th anniversary theatre season with open-air performances of the musical 'Brigadoon' by Lerner and Loewe in July and August. This lively show is the central production of the company's celebratory season with music, dance, live farm animals and humor in a magical evening of theatre.

The musical is set in the fictitious Scottish hamlet of Brigadoon, an enchanted village that is unchanging and unknown to the outside world except for one day every 100 years. Two visitors from New York stumble upon the village on its special centennial day and the town's magical spell is put in jeopardy.

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:49

Two music shows coming to Fort Knox

Written by Wire Reports
Elton John tribute at Fort Knox

PROSPECT People have the choice of listening to vintage Elton John songs or the lyrical tunes coming from massed bagpipe bands in the coming next two weekends at the Fort Knox State historic site. The two events, which are part of the Friends of Fort Knox's annual special event schedule, take place on Saturday evening, July 7 and 14.

The first music show will feature the Elton John tribute band Yellow Brick Road, Saturday, July 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the Fort parade grounds. Event organizers say that this band is like listening to the real renowned performer (listen on the Friends' website,, under event section). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. Dancing is allowed and encouraged. Costuming is optional. Tickets may be purchased at the Fort Visitor Center gift shop the day of event or in advance (469-6553).

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:37

A Celtic showcase

Written by Wire Reports
Four of Portland's best Celtic groups come together for benefit concert

PORTLAND - One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland, presents the first in a series of benefit concerts for OLS featuring the best of Portland's Celtic talent: Don Roy Trio, Naia, Boghat and The Press Gang on Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m. This is an official satellite event hosted by Maine's popular Saltwater Celtic Festival at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick.

The artists have graciously donated their time to make this event a benefit for One Longfellow Square. Maine uillean piper Tom Wilsbach will MC the event. In addition to the headliners, the evening will feature short sets from some of Portland's other fine players, highlighting the exceptional traditional Celtic music scene that has been growing in Portland for some time.

BANGOR - Live music will fill the air in and around the Bangor Waterfront on Wednesday, July 4 during Chords For Cure VIII a benefit concert that guarantees attendees the best seat in town for the largest fireworks display in Maine.

Scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Waterfront Concerts Pavilion and continue up to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Chords For Cure will be headlined by The Stone Doctors, a group of medical professionals who perform note-perfect versions of classic material by The Rolling Stones. The band only performs for charity.

Orthopedic surgeon Ian Dickey of Bangor handles lead guitar and backing vocals for The Stone Doctors and says the rest of the band will arrive from Montreal a couple of days before the show. 'This will be our eighth Chords For Cure event and we're looking forward to a truly rocking and explosive event,' Dickey said during a recent appearance on The Mike and Mike Show.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:31

Showing your Pride

Written by Katy England
Bridge Alliance and area establishments host Pride Festivities

BANGOR A week of fun activities and celebration are planned as members of the LBGTA (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered and allies) show their pride during a week-long Pride festival, culminating with the Pride parade on June 30 at 11 a.m., sponsored by Queen City Pride.

From 12 noon until 6 p.m. there will be music, vendors, and fun for the whole family at Pickering Square. At 2 p.m. there will be a mass wedding for all who wish to participate.

'We want all of our straight friends to come out and support it,' said Greg Music, vice president of the Bridge Alliance.

The event is to help the LGBT community and their straight allies feel more comfortable in the community.

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