Emily Burnham

Culture Reporter

 
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Dennis Watson, the owner of Burr Printing, demonstrates making a form of letters at his shop in downtown Bangor. Watson has been working at the shop since 1972. The original Thomas W. Burr Printing opened in 1879 in Bangor.

Bangor print shop still using 1800s technology, and thriving

By Emily Burnham on April 06, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
“People want that old style look. They want to feel it on the paper. The impression on the paper. They want to see that.”
CULTURE SHOCK

New Stephen King collaborative novel ‘Sleeping Beauties’ to become TV series

on April 05, 2017, at 1:25 p.m.
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Sara Jenkins makes a pasta dish at her restaurant Nina June in Rockport.

This Mainer raised in Italy is serving up Tuscan-inspired cuisine in her home state

By Emily Burnham on April 04, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
Chef Sara Jenkins was born in Camden, raised in Italy and opened two restaurants in New York City — but now she’s back with her newest eatery, Nina June, in Rockland.
CULTURE SHOCK

Penobscot Theatre announces shows for 2017-2018 season, including “Beauty and the Beast”

on March 31, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.

Robert Woodward, former Bangor Public Library director, dead at 92

By Emily Burnham on March 31, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
“I can’t imagine a town without a library,” he said.
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 31-April 2: Can’t sleep, clowns will eat me?

on March 30, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
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Bart Brizee, 25, of Bangor packs up shipments of his recently kickstarted subscription box service, LARP boxes, in the basement of his apartment on Thursday. A few years ago, Brizee started Eastern Front Designs, a company that creates costumes, prop weapons and other items for live action role players, or LARPers. Now he hopes to pack up similar gear and ship them to his customers' doorsteps once a month.

Bangor gamer making a business out of live action role playing

By Emily Burnham on March 30, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
All LARPs aim to immerse the player in another world.
CULTURE SHOCK

The first trailer for the new “IT” movie just dropped, and it’s terrifying

on March 29, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
BANGOR DAILY NEWS

The first trailer for the new ‘It’ movie just dropped, and it’s terrifying

on March 29, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
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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.

EMCC’s culinary program is 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.”
THE DAILY SIMMER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.