Emily Burnham

Culture Reporter

Noreen Silver, the principal cellist for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, plays a snippet of the F.J. Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major on Jan. 10 at her home in Bangor.

BSO soloist, conductor think small for upcoming concert

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 18, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
Noreen Silver, principal cellist for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, will play with the orchestra F.J. Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major at the BSO’s upcoming Jan. 22 concert in Orono — a piece that, as she says, leaves the musician very much exposed to the listener.
Giacomo's, which abruptly closed on Dec. 23, 2016, can be seen on Dec. 26 in downtown Bangor.

Blaze owner buys Giacomo’s in downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:40 p.m.
“We’re rebranding a little bit. We’re slightly revamping. It’s going to be a gourmet market alongside a coffee shop and cafe.”
Michelle and Duke Popovich of Charlotte, North Carolina, enjoy their chimichangas at Vazquez Mexican Takeout in Milbridge in this 2015 file photo.

Who knew? Six unexpected food finds in eastern Maine

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 16, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.
There’s something magical in finding a delicious dish in a most unexpected place.

Java Joe’s in downtown Bangor has changed its name to 98 Wake n’ Shake

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Jan. 13-15: Old man winter takes a nap

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Poet Arielle Greenberg gives a reading, part of the series of events hosted by the Norumbega Collective in Bangor.

Local writers make collective effort to build Bangor-area literary scene

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 11, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
“We felt like there weren’t a ton of opportunities to be exposed to readings by a wide variety of people,” Michele Christle said. “Just going to a reading and being around other writers and people who love writing can do so much to inform your own writing practice.”
Jillian Piehler (from left), Keith Piehler and Joey Leask play the board game Euphoria with others during a SnowCon Gaming Convention.

The game’s afoot at SnowCon, Bangor’s annual tabletop gaming convention

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 11, 2017, at 6:42 a.m.
SnowCon, now in its ninth year, each January brings together lovers of tabletop games — from classic favorites like Settlers of Catan and Dungeons & Dragons, to new, never-before-played board games being tested by their creators — to compete, share stories and socialize.
Dustin Cyr drizzles the glaze on the sweet chili-sesame glaze scallops at Novio's Bistro in Bangor Wednesday.

New ‘inspired bistro’ in Bangor features dishes that are treat for palate and eyes

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 10, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
“I think in colors, and shapes. I see the visuals of it first.”
Marc Berlin, who owns BookMarc's, can be seen at his bookstore in downtown Bangor in this February 2014 file photo.

Longtime downtown Bangor bookstore BookMarc’s to close

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 05, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
“I’m ready to retire,” said Marc Berlin, 65, who opened his bookstore 28 years ago.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Jan. 6-8: Easing in to 2017

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.

Thompson’s Point in Portland announces British electronic band The xx for first 2017 show

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 10:23 a.m.
A still from "Guided," part of the 2017 Maine Short Film Festival.

Maine Short Film Festival shows why it’s a ‘great time’ for Maine filmmakers

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 04, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
“With this, we want to raise the bar for filmmaking in Maine and to generate audiences for Maine-made film.”

Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival proposed for 2018; Celtic music series to launch in Bangor this month

on Jan. 04, 2017, at 1:25 p.m.

Cafe inside Antiques Marketplace in Bangor closes to make room for more retail space

on Jan. 03, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
Chef and entrepreneur Louis Del Conte, known to many as Luigi, has used his nickname as the name for his line of all-natural, gourmet pasta sauces, Luigi Del Conte Sauces. Louis and his wife Colleene started making the sauces in 2013 and after just three years, their products are being sold in over 100 stores.

The secret is in the sauce: Luigi Del Conte business is simmering with potential

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 03, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
“We have big plans,” Luigi Del Conte said. “We’re just getting started.”

Sardines, whoopie pies, lobsters among objects to be dropped from heights for New Year’s Eve in Maine

on Dec. 29, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
Students on a field trip watch a presentation about stars at the Emera Astronomy Center and Jordan Planetarium at the University of Maine last week.

UMaine planetarium director selected for starry international role

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 28, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“I get to work with planetariums from around the globe. It’s a great honor to be elected by your colleagues.”

Worst year ever? Not for music: Culture Shock’s Best Music of 2016

on Dec. 28, 2016, at 12:48 p.m.

Giacomo’s in downtown Bangor has closed; owner plans to renovate, re-open in spring

on Dec. 27, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.

Good eats from all over: The BDN’s picks for best Maine food in 2016

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 26, 2016, at 9:48 a.m.
After a year’s worth of fabulous sit-down dinners, quick but delicious lunches, seaside seafood feasts and leisurely brunches, we’ve managed to narrow down the best food we’ve eaten in Maine in 2016.