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BELFAST Generally you might not be accustomed to partying on a Monday night. It might feel wrong, even. But move over weekend - for the fifth year in a row, Belfast is turning the week on its head. The fifth annual Belfast Street Party is taking it to the street Monday, Aug. 5 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be music, food and rides, including a climbing wall and an animatronic safari ride.

The street party, put on by Our Town Belfast, is sponsored by the City of Belfast, Front Street Shipyard and Camden National Bank. Our Town Belfast is putting on the event as part of their program to bring entertainment and culture to the city. The organization supports community sustainability following the guidelines of the National Main Street Four-Point Approach: organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring. Due to their efforts, they have been recognized as a Maine Downtown Network Community and earned a Main Street Maine designation for Belfast in 2011.

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WATERVILLE - Annie Ross was a founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time. Now 82 years young, Ross will be accompanied by her pianist, Tardo Hammer. Ross is one of the early practitioners of a singing style known as 'vocalese,' which involves the setting of original lyrics to an instrumental jazz solo. Ross's visit to MIFF is part of a special 'Celebrating Altman' program honoring the work of one of America's greatest directors, Robert Altman, with whom Ross worked as an actress in and creator of the soundtrack for his ensemble film masterpiece, 'Short Cuts.'

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 12:07

A shot in the dark

An uninformed look at the NBA Finals

Every sports fan has his or her preferences. Some sports capture a lot of our interest, while others are regulated to once-in-a-while status. For me, the NBA is a league to which I only occasionally pay attention.

However, that changes a little during playoff time. The postseason in any sport is by definition more engaging each game carries more meaning than in the regular season. Every time out, you come a little closer to your season's end. A team has only one real goal in the playoffs win their last game.

Published in Sports
Previewing some of 2013's summer cinematic offerings

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.

2013 has plenty to offer. Big budgets are abundant. We've got iconic characters returning to the silver screen. We've got beloved franchises receiving their next installments. And we've got a number of different takes on the end of the world as we know it, both in the near-view and from the far-flung future.

Will all of these films be good? Heavens no. Will they all be entertaining? Also not likely. But rest assured, film fans of any stripe will be able to find something that tickles their fancy. There's a whole lot out there this handful is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

 

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:18

Patriots 2013 Draft Review

New England focuses on depth in weak draft

The New England Patriots draft strategy in recent years has involved a lot of wheeling and dealing. Coach Bill Belichick seems to take particular delight in trading down and accumulating more and more future assets. While it certainly makes sense as a long-term strategy, in the short term it can feel a bit frustrating. We want to see the team take shots at top-level players, rather than being content with quantity over quality.

However, in a draft such as this one a draft that is viewed as a relatively weak one at the top the strategy of accumulating value makes a lot of sense. So it should have come as no surprise that New England traded out of the first round; they got a handful of picks from the Minnesota Vikings and fleshed out a draft in which they initially only had a few picks.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:08

The wide world of sports

Previewing the 2013 World Baseball Classic

It's time for the world to take the field the 2013 World Baseball Classic has arrived. From March 2 through March 19, baseball teams from 16 different countries will try to unseat two-time tournament winner Japan, the only champion the Classic has ever known.

Regardless of our feelings here in the United States, there is no disputing that soccer is the most global of sports. However, choosing a silver medalist in the realm of worldwide awareness isn't quite so cut and dry.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:30

Thanking the Academy: 2013 Oscar predictions

It's that time again, time for the Hollywood elite to roll out the red carpet and give themselves a few pats on the back. That's right - it's the Academy Awards.

As someone who spends a lot of time at the movies, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Awards such as the Oscars are great because they inspire conversation who do you think will win, who do you think should win, which movies did you see, which movies did you like, which did you hate and on and on and on.

So I'm once more putting my prognostication skills on the line. These are my picks for some of the big awards come Sunday night. Again, these aren't necessarily the people and films that I think should win. They're the ones I think will win. Sometimes, they're the same. More often, they're not.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:34

Maine Chef Challenge 2013

Fierce competition, tasty results

BANGOR The second annual Maine Chef Challenge is back after an incredibly popular first year. Three of Maine's top chefs will battle it out in front of an audience for the chance to be named 'Maine's Chef' this March 22.

'Last year, we were wondering if chefs would even want to compete,' said Katrina Mumford, the social media and web manager of Development and Marketing at EMCC. 'And now, we've had such an overwhelming response. We've been very lucky in that way.'

Published in Style
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:34

Remember the Maine (tax changes)

The Federal Tax Code and the impact of the fiscal cliff received most of the publicity recently. But Maine also has changes affecting your take home pay and 2012 tax preparation. Some of these changes affect everyone having taxes withheld. Others affect fewer filers, but can have a big impact on their Maine taxes.

Published in Money
Friday, 04 January 2013 14:39

Resolving

Resolutions are notoriously fickle things. We tend, as a society, to bite off more than we can chew in terms of resolutions. Typical goals tend to be humongous and kind of vague: Lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, climb Everest. Then we get down on ourselves if we fail. If you've never failed, first of all, good for you; second, you may want to skip this story.

Here are some resolution tips for the New Year:

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