Emily Burnham

Culture Reporter


Ondine, new restaurant in Belfast, to feature locally-sourced menu items

on July 26, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
The brightly colored exterior of Me Lon Togo in Searsport.

West African cuisine comes to midcoast Maine at new Togolese restaurant

By Emily Burnham on July 26, 2017, at 1:16 a.m.
Togo may be thousands of miles away from Searsport, Maine, but when Benissan is in the kitchen at Me Lon Togo, the distance shrinks.

Final round of American Folk Festival performers announced

on July 25, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.

Brahma drama: What’s happened to Brahma Grill in Bangor?

on July 25, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.

Former Sen. William Cohen’s wife’s play, “Anne & Emmett,” to receive new round of performances

on July 21, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 21-23: Homegrown is the way it should be

on July 20, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
The interior of the South Solon Meeting House, an 1840s building that was transformed in the 1950s with massive interior frescoes painted by acclaimed American modern artists. This mural is by Ashley Bryan.

Hidden inside a 175-year-old Maine church is a sublime work of modern art

By Emily Burnham on July 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Nearly every square inch of wall and ceiling inside is covered in frescoes, painted over the course of five years in the 1950s by 13 young artists.
Anna Wagner opened a new breakfast and lunch restaurant in Northport called The Hoot.

Eye-catching building on Route 1 is transformed into new Northport eatery

By Emily Burnham on July 18, 2017, at 2:46 p.m.
A familiar midcoast building is looking a little bit different these days.
Artist Jerri Finch in her gallery in Belfast. Finch is a painter with a long history in midcoast Maine, but before arriving there she worked a wide variety of jobs all over the country.

Belfast painter thrives off of the hustle of the art world

By Emily Burnham on July 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“I can’t not paint. I can’t not create. But I also have to have the painting be something I can do for work. If it stops being work, I don’t want to do it anymore.”
Giacomo's Neighborhood Market in Bangor.

New Giacomo’s offers unusual groceries, creative menu as new owners re-imagine a downtown staple

By Emily Burnham on July 11, 2017, at 8:21 a.m.
Part gourmet market, part eatery, it’s open for both grabbing a quick bite and picking up provisions for home.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 7-9: Can I kick it? Yes, you can.

on July 06, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.

Cubita Libre Cafeteria expands into former Quiznos on Hogan Road in Bangor

on July 06, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
Catherine Eaton as Liv in "The Sounding"

Movie filmed on Monhegan to open 20th Maine International Film Festival

By Emily Burnham on July 06, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Not only did Catherine Eaton want to set the film in Maine, she wanted to film as much of it in Maine as she could

The Whole Grain Bakeshop, vegan and gluten-free bakery, has new location in Brewer

on June 29, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
Mari Abercrombie, director of Windover Arts Center in Newburgh, was diagnosed with breast cancer last month. She and the board decided to cancel camp that summer so she can focus on getting better.

Windover Arts Center cancels summer camp after director’s breast cancer diagnosis

By Emily Burnham on June 29, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“I kept thinking to myself, ‘I could do it. I could still run it.’ But the reality is, the program can wait. I have to do this now. I can’t try to do both.”
Grillin' Brazilian serves up sandwiches, grilled meat and other Brazilian treats out on the Odlin Road in Bangor.

Bangor food truck brings fresh flavors of Brazil to Queen City

By Emily Burnham on June 27, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
“I really didn’t know what was going to happen. Were people going to like Brazilian food? But they do! They really do.”

Brantley Gilbert set for September concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor

on June 26, 2017, at 1:56 p.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 23-25: Living on the edge

on June 22, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
Modern dance troupe Pilobolus will present "Shadowland" at the Collins Center for the Arts on Sept. 16.

From shadow dancers to child prodigies, Collins Center plans broad season offerings

By Emily Burnham on June 21, 2017, at 5:06 p.m.
If there’s one thing that’s predictable about each season at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, it’s that there’s at least one surprise each year.
The ballroom on the top floor of the Nichols Block on Exchange Street in Bangor. Part of the property will be renamed The Bangor Arts Exchange.

Bangor Symphony to move into historic building in downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on June 21, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
The Bangor Symphony Orchestra returns to the Nichols Block in September, becoming the first tenant in the space since its purchase last year.