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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:05

Run for your Life

Written by Katy England

Obstacle challenge to spark interest in careers in first response

CAMDEN The numbers of people joining the ranks of fire, police and EMS are dwindling, a fact that is not lost of Chief Chris Farley of the Camden Fire Department. Across the state and the country, departments in municipal, county and state agencies struggle to fill the ranks. He wanted to do something about it something that would be fun, attract young people and give them a taste of what these careers and volunteer opportunities can offer. He came up with the Emergency Services Challenge: Run For Your Life, which will be held at the Camden Snow Bowl on May 24.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 21:34

14 for summer 2014

Written by Allen Adams

A look at cinema's summer season

It's that time again. Hollywood has opened up their checkbooks and unleashed all manner of cinematic fare onto the masses. That's right blockbuster season.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 21:55

Saved or Suspended?

Written by Kaitlyn Furge

The future of UMA's Vet Tech program 

Competent care matters. That is the slogan blazed across Save Vet Tech's Facebook page that was created by second year students of the veterinary technician program. It is stamped on photographs of smiling veterinary technician students as they handle animals, operate and fill out charts. So what do the students want the program to be saved from, exactly? The answer is suspension. 

Alex Foley, 21, is currently a third-year Neuroscience BSc student looking for funding to help carry out his PhD research in his fourth and final year at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.  

Born and raised in Brewer, Foley spent his last three years of high school at The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:41

Get fooled again The Serpent of Venice'

Written by Allen Adams

Christopher Moore offers up comedic Shakespearean mash-up

Christopher Moore is one of the most gifted comic novelists going today; he might well be the best voice in popular fiction when it comes to striking a humorous balance between the highbrow and the lowbrow.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:53

What a fool believes

Written by Allen Adams

An interview with author Christopher Moore

Making a reader laugh is one of the most impressive accomplishments a writer can achieve. Eliciting honest-to-goodness out-loud laughter is something that only the most well-crafted comedic writing can manage.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 20:37

Inside Beneath The Harvest Sky

Written by Mike Dow

Why a movie made in Maine turned Hollywood's head                  

'Beneath The Harvest Sky' - a long-awaited coming-of-age drama written, directed and produced by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly - will premiere in theaters throughout Maine on Friday, April 25, one week before it opens nationally.  

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:11

'Mad About You' star shares mad laughs in Bangor

Written by Jodi Hersey

Comedian Paul Reiser is coming to Bangor this weekend to make people laugh. Reiser, who starred in the popular NBC '90s sitcoms 'My Two Dads' and 'Mad About You,' began his career as a stand-up comedian long before he started acting. Besides TV, he's also had the opportunity to star in several movies, including 'Aliens,' 'Beverly Hills Cop I' and 'II,' and most recently he played Matt Damon's lawyer in the Emmy award winning HBO movie 'Behind the Candelabra.' 

But what most people may not realize is that Reiser is also gifted in music. He wrote the theme song 'Final Frontier' for 'Mad About You' and collaborated with and played piano for British singer/songwriter Julia Fordham on the album Unusual Suspects. When he wasn't busy acting or making music he found time to become an author. Reiser has written three books so far 'Couplehood,' 'Babyhood' and 'Familyhood,' and he shows no signs of slowing down. I recently had the opportunity to talk with him by phone. He said he's looking forward to visiting the Gracie Theatre and sharing some universal laughs about the absurdities of modern life.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:36

Five filthy years of the Focus Group

Written by Allen Adams

Local improv comedy troupe celebrates anniversary

BREWER The Focus Group has become one of the area's entertainment mainstays over the past few years, with shows ranging from monthly appearances at their home base at the Next Generation Theatre in Brewer to gigs at venues all over the region and the state.

BANGOR, Maine - Michael Fern, the publisher of The Maine Edge, recently announced that he is in serious negotiations to sell the publication to a firm in Boston.

The local arts and entertainment weekly has been in print since 2006, and it is uncertain what will happen to the current employees.
 
"It was a difficult decision, but one that I ultimately needed to consider," said Fern. "Due to the current economic climate, things have been challenging."
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