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Wednesday, 03 April 2013 13:07

Mini donkeys find loving home in Hermon

 

HERMON - Wayne Moir is not your typical pet owner. Rather than owning a cat or dog, this Hermon resident, who grew up on a farm in Aroostook County, has opened his heart and home to a different kind of fur ball - miniature donkeys.

"They are like a dog," Moir said. "They come when you call them. They follow each other in a row and you know who is the leader of the pack: Suzy. She's always up front."

Six-year-old Suzy Q, a former show donkey that is a mere 29 inches in height, is the oldest of Moir's three mini-donkeys. He bought her from a farm in Newport last August. 

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 12:17

Music Saved ME

 

Paranoid Social Club and Spose to headline benefit

BANGOR Husson students are bringing two major Maine talents, Paranoid Social Club and Spose, to headline at this year's Music Saved Me Benefit Concert on April 12 at the Tantrum Night Club at 9 p.m. Opening for the bands are G-Fresh and Texas Dent, also based in Maine, and Paul Wolfe of Z107.3 will emcee the event.

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is responsible for organizing this annual event which is in its third year. 

Published in Music
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:59

Poetry Month Rockland

ROCKLAND The coastal town of Rockland is well known for its vibrant visual arts community. But what Poet Laureate of Rockland Carol Bachofner wanted to do was highlight the art of poetry as well. Four years ago, she brought the idea to the local library staff, and Poetry Month Rockland was born.

'It is the one written medium that will connect with a wide range of people's emotions and life experiences,' said Bachofner. 'It's kind of a small taste, like going to a buffet of life: you get a little bit of emotion that you don't touch on an everyday basis. Loss. Or the joy you feel when you connect with nature. The pride you feel in your children. There are a lot of little emotions that can get encapsulated in poetry. It is also a way to connect with the dark areas in our lives that we don't want to deal with in too big of a bite.'

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:30

Some wonderful one-acts

Judging the state one-act festival

FREEPORT - I'll be honest - I'm a bit of a curmudgeon. As a rule, I have relatively little use for the young people of today. To be truthful, though, I didn't have much use for young people even when I was one of them. And I enjoyed my curmudgeonly attitude. Relished it even.

So imagine my surprise when my fist-shaking, 'Get off my lawn!'-shouting ways are met full on by a group of teenagers whose passion, enthusiasm and talent force me to reconsider my sweeping generalizations about the younger generations.

Published in Style

At first glance, Maine and El Salvador seem worlds apart, but upon closer inspection similarities emerge. As the price of metals continues to rise and metallic mining companies look to expand their operations throughout the world, Maine and the tiny Central American country face an important similarity: the debate around whether to allow metallic mining.

El Salvador the most densely populated in Latin America is caught up in a battle to protect its water and community wellbeing from industrial mining projects, as it seriously considers becoming the first country in the world to ban large-scale metals mining.

Published in Biz
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 15:03

Schooner Fare to perform at the Brewer PAC

BREWER - Schooner Fare has won unanimous critical praise for captivating harmonies and winning stage presence. In addition to their numerous original songs on both contemporary and traditional themes, the band also writes and performs topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces that have made their name synonymous with the "Down East" style.

The group will perform at the Brewer PAC on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m.

Published in Music

The UFC has been the king of mixed martial arts since its first event in the United States back in 1993. Former MMA promotions such as EliteXC, StrikeForce, Pride Fighting Championships and World Extreme Cagefighting all tried competing with the UFC, only to fall in the end. While all these companies ultimately failed, the UFC has been growing with large pay-per-view buys, record fan attendances, and a huge television deal with Fox. 

The UFC might be at the top of its game, but that hasn't stopped the founder and CEO of the second largest MMA promotion in the USA Bellator. Bjorn Rebney founded Bellator MMA in 2008 and has been pushing his company through the uniqueness it brings of being completely tournament-based. This means that every fighter must win a series of matches through a tournament to become eligible for a title shot. 

Published in Cover Story

Raekwon, one of the most successful and celebrated artists in rap and hip hop, will bring 'The Lost Jewlry Tour' to Bangor on Thursday, March 28, for one performance at Tantrum Nightclub and Lounge on 193 Broad Street.  

Raekwon (his real name is Corey Woods) joined the nine-member Wu-Tang Clan in 1992 and helped shape their first major label release 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' issued by Loud/RCA the following year. To date, recordings by the group and its individual members have accumulated more than 17 million in combined sales.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:53

On a mission

Local church teams up with non-profit to bring fresh water to those in need

Christ has no body now, but yours.

No  hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks with compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.

-Theresa of Avila

BANGOR If you live in Bangor, chances are you've seen All Souls Congregational Church on the corner of State Street and Broadway. It's an impressive stone church, and provides one of the three steeples that reach up over the skyline that can be seen from many a vantage point in and around the city.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 15:10

High flying style

L Factor's Hair Show to benefit LifeFlight

BREWER The L Factor's annual Hair Show is always an incredibly popular, fun and stylish good time for all who attend. The event brings glamour and sizzle to the area each year. And each year they manage to top what they did last year, leaving the audience swooning for more.

The event is being held at Jeff's Catering on March 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the L Factor. VIP Seating is already sold out, but Business Class (front row) is $30, Coach seating is $25, and standby (standing room only) is $20. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Published in Style
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