Emily Burnham

Culture Reporter

Tool lead singer Maynard James Keenan performs during their show at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor Saturday.

Thousands drawn to Bangor to see Tool, first Waterfront Concert of season

By Emily Burnham on May 27, 2017, at 7:45 p.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, May 26-28: Kicking it off with a bang

on May 25, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
Left to right, Duane E. Coffill, Katherine Silva, Steven Hobbs, David Price, Deborah J. Hughes, all members of Horror Writers of Maine, at last year's Bangor Comic & Toy Con.

Coalition of writers imagine horrors of Maine with new anthology

By Emily Burnham on May 24, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.
Horror Writers of Maine — a group comprising about 80 writers who specialize in the frightening side of speculative fiction — will be at this weekend’s Bangor Comic & Toy Con, scheduled for May 26 to 28 at the Cross Insurance Center.

Former Penobscot Theatre actor among drag queens that performed with Katy Perry on SNL

on May 23, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
Abby Freethy, the owner of Northwoods Gourmet Girl in Greenville. Freethy, has spent the past decade building her brand producing jams, ketchups, sauces, dessert toppings and more.

Northwoods Gourmet Girl owner aims for ‘world condiment domination,’ after surviving cancer

By Emily Burnham on May 23, 2017, at 8:26 a.m.
The wisecracking, no-nonsense, gregarious Abby Freethy seems like a tough cookie when you meet her, but when she talks about what she went through in 2015, the emotion can’t help but well up.

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan honeymoon in rural Maine, with visits to Millinocket and Bangor

on May 21, 2017, at 10:20 a.m.

Mark Zuckerberg vacationing in rural Maine; spotted dining Friday night in Bangor

on May 20, 2017, at 11:08 a.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, May 19-21: All roads lead to… Belfast?

on May 18, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
One of several couture clothing items created by Decontie and Brown. Model Dalaylun Demmons of Milford.

Wabanaki jewelry and clothing design a celebration of past and present

By Emily Burnham on May 18, 2017, at 1:11 a.m.

Giacomo’s in downtown Bangor will reopen this week

on May 17, 2017, at 2:14 p.m.
A bacon Gorgonzola burger crafted at the Blaze in Bangor.

How to make the perfect burger at home, according to Maine chefs

By Emily Burnham on May 16, 2017, at 11:24 a.m.
Grilling season has begun, so we asked several eateries in Maine that are renowned for their burgers for their best tips on making the perfect burger at home.

The Family Dog in Orono changes ownership, retains menu; new owner will sell food trucks

on May 15, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.

Elton John to play two concerts in Maine this fall

on May 11, 2017, at 8:14 a.m.
Jennifer Judd-McGee is an Northeast Harbor-based paper artist cutting intricate designs and scenes into paper.

Knife or pen in hand, MDI artist carves out a career from pieces of paper

By Emily Burnham on May 11, 2017, at 6:15 a.m.
Judd-McGee said she doesn’t start cutting or drawing with any specific idea in mind. She just picks up her knife or pen and begins. “I don’t have a plan. I don’t have a pattern. I don’t think about it. I just start cutting and seeing what happens.”
Lee Russel-Dunn, baker at Fork & Spoon, makes pretzels that utilize some of the spent grain from 2 Feet Brewing on Monday morning.

How Maine breweries are turning byproducts into tasty eats

By Emily Burnham on May 09, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
From pizza dough to pretzels, dog treats to gourmet burgers, breweries across the state are finding creative ways to utilize the tens of thousands of pounds of spent grain produced across the state every week — well beyond simply feeding livestock.

Orono Brewing Company is on the move

on May 08, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.

There’s another “IT” trailer, and, not surprisingly, it’s just as terrifying as the first one

on May 08, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, May 5-7: I bless the rains down in Aaaaa-fri-caaaa…

on May 04, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.

American Folk Festival announces first five artists for 2017 festival

on May 04, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Ruth Grierson plays the violin at Sips Cafe in Southwest Harbor during a Monday evening open mike session.

At 89, Maine’s ‘ancient fiddler’ proves it’s never too late to try something new

By Emily Burnham on May 04, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
The “Ancient Fiddler” is an affectionate nickname for Ruth Grierson, who at 89-years-old maintains the playing schedule of a musician half her age.