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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 21:07

A banner year for books 15 of 2015's best

Written by Allen Adams

This year has been a phenomenal year for the written word. So many brilliant works of fiction and nonfiction alike have made the scene in 2015.

Reviewing books is one of the most enjoyable parts of my work at The Maine Edge; I've had the opportunity to read dozens of different works over the course of the year. And while most of them had something significant to offer, there are some that stand apart from the rest.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 19:48

Holiday Roundup

Written by DJ Samuelian

The greater Bangor area has always had had many ways to celebrate the holidays, and this year is no different, with a wide range of events and activities planned for December.

One of the first is the Festival of Lights Parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Bangor. The parade will begin at 4:30 at the corner of State and Exchange Street. The parade with then turn left up Central Street and then right on Main Street. The parade will end in front of Davenport Park. This year's theme is 'Light up the Season,' so expect it to be a bright parade. Santa Claus will be a part of the festivities, as usual. Following the parade will be the traditional tree lighting in West Market Square.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:11

Giving to good health

Written by Katy England

The importance of healthy food donations

BANGOR Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season and also inspires people to open their hearts and pantries to those who are in need. Food drives abound, and many supermarkets offer customers a chance to purchase gifts for those who find themselves in need. The Center for Disease Control and the City of Bangor's Health Department are trying to raise awareness to increase the nutritive value of donated food to food pantries across the city and state.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 18:34

Back to black

Written by Katy England

Various ways to shop for the holiday season

The Christmas creep has been happening for some time every year we note how early holiday decorations appear on shelves and Christmas carols begin to eke into the radio lineup. It is difficult to say how accurate these perceptions are, but it's certainly amped up by everyone weighing in on social media.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:17

A theatrical trifecta

Written by Allen Adams

Three very different shows open in the area

ORONO/EDDINGTON Sometimes, our local theatrical scene is an embarrassment of riches.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 19:23

The universe is underrated'

Written by Katy England

Steven Wright to perform in Collins Center for the Arts

ORONO Comedic legend Steven Wright will be coming to the Collins Center for the Arts on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Known for his laconic, deadpan delivery on subject matter that ranges from the trivial and strange to absurdist and philosophical, Wright has a persona that is nearly indistinguishable from himself.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:39

Making it up all over again

Written by Allen Adams

The Improv ME Festival once more looking for laughs

BREWER Improv groups from throughout Maine and New England are looking to make you laugh.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:26

Tricks and Treats

Written by Katy England

Halloween dastardly doings and ghoulish goings on

The trees are on fire, the temperature is dropping and soon ghosts and goblins will be walking the streets seeking treats to ward off their tricks. There are loads of things to do from corn mazes and haunted hayrides to terrifying treks through haunted forts. We've gathered as many as we can squeeze into our pages enjoy them if you dare.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 22:39

Beer we go! Greater Bangor Beer Week

Written by Allen Adams

A weeklong celebration of the joys of craft beer

BANGOR Beer is big these days.

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 16:50

Getting reel with the Bar Harbor Film Festival

Written by Allen Adams

Inaugural event brings international film flavor to MDI

BAR HARBOR - The cinema of the world is coming to Bar Harbor this fall.

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