Emily Burnham

Culture Reporter

Eastern Maine Community College students Emily Kennedy (left) and Emily Howland pull baked cheese crisps off parchment paper in the kitchen of the Rangeley Cafe.

Inside the culinary program transforming Maine’s dining scene

By Emily Burnham on March 28, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
EMCC’s culinary program has developed into a reliable supplier of talented, ambitious chefs for the area’s burgeoning food scene.
Lilly Kuhn of Yarmouth harvests potatoes during Wolfe's Neck Farm's summer Teen Agriculture program in Freeport.

Maine is a ‘hotbed’ of summer camps, and kids love it

By Emily Burnham on March 28, 2017, at 8 a.m.
“There’s a reason why Maine is such a hotbed for summer camps, and it’s because of the woods and mountains and lakes and coast.”

Wanderlunch, new food truck, now open in parking lot of former Bangor Kmart

on March 27, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.

Taste of India in downtown Bangor to reopen on Friday, after renovations

on March 24, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 24-26: The Rites of Spring. Right?

on March 23, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.

Willie Wags, new retail establishment, to take over former BookMarc’s location in downtown Bangor

on March 21, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.

Jordan’s Snack Bar in Ellsworth to open for season on March 22

on March 21, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.
Along with wraps and burritos, the nachos are also a hit at 86 This! in Ellsworth.

Burritos, punk rock and risks that paid off at Ellsworth eatery 86 This

By Emily Burnham on March 21, 2017, at 11:11 a.m.
“We wanted to make food that was very high quality, really well done, but also very simple and accessible,” Diane Kelly-Lokosz said. “Anyone can find something they like here. The last thing we want to be is pretentious. Food can be really good, and it doesn’t have to be precious. Think of it as a food truck indoors.”

Four new shows for Maine State Pier: Volbeat, Primus, 311, Dark Star Orchestra

on March 21, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 17-19: The wearing of the green

on March 16, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.
Actors rehearse their parts of Papermaker at the Bangor Opera House in Bangor on Saturday.

Maine stories go from paper to stage in Monica Wood’s “Papermaker” at PTC

By Emily Burnham on March 15, 2017, at 2:17 p.m.
Penobscot Theatre Company’s next production, “Papermaker,” will have a familiar setting for many Mainers: a paper mill.
Seth Whited and Sarah Waldron with a Tostada dish at their new restaurant the Neighborhood in Belfast.

Midcoast couple aims to please the people in their Neighborhood restaurant

By Emily Burnham on March 14, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
“We try to offer healthy comfort food — stuff that’s delicious and fun to eat and feels nice and is approachable,” Seth Whited said. “But it’s also food that’s built entirely from scratch. It doesn’t just roll off the back of a Sysco truck. It’s got a lot of flair. It’s never the same for long, either. We switch it up a lot.”

Two more shows for Thompson’s Point in Portland: The Shins and My Morning Jacket

on March 14, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.

Tool set for opening concert of 2017 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion season

on March 13, 2017, at 12 p.m.

A little snow makes no difference: Gifford’s Ice Cream Stands open this Friday, with free cones

on March 13, 2017, at 10:06 a.m.

Presque Isle native appears on episode of ‘The Price Is Right!’

on March 10, 2017, at 12:25 p.m.
He went on to spin the wheel, but he did not go onto the Showcase Showdown.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 10-12: More lion-y than lamb-like

on March 09, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
Artists and longtime friends, Wally Warren (left) and Joe Kennedy, make unique art from materials that are unsuable to most. Although they each pick through dumps to find pieces to repurpose into their art, their finished products differ greatly. Warren’s work (as shown in this photo) is energetic and colorful while Kennedy’s art is abstract and industrial.

From the dump to the gallery: Two rural Mainers turn trash into art

By Emily Burnham on March 08, 2017, at 3:56 p.m.
Warren and Kennedy can be found rummaging through the trash at the dump, in search of odds and ends that could be put to an artistic purpose.

More Portland shows announced; Fleet Foxes, Wilco, Joe Bonamassa, more

on March 07, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.

Dropkick Murphys and Rancid set for July concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

on March 07, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.