Emily Burnham

Bangor Metro & Special Sections Reporter

 
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15 pound lobster, dubbed ‘Larry,’ rescued from Florida restaurant, is airlifted home to Maine

on July 22, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
We here in Maine tend to take for granted our intimate and often scientific knowledge of the lobster. We know how big they’ve gotta be before you can keep them. We know what a shedder is. We’re very defensive about how to make a proper lobster roll (what kind of …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 22-24: All the world’s a stage

on July 21, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
1. This week and next are peak summer, folks. The halfway point. Doesn’t seem possible, does it? Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. Anyway, there’s lots to enjoy this fine weekend, starting on Friday night, as improv comedy troupe The Focus Group performs at …
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Reviews: Wait, “Higher and Dry” and Tuesday Morning Wrestling, “Cuts a Promo” (Bangor)

on July 19, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Wait, a five-piece post-rock band based in Bangor, has done very little of what the name of their band suggests. The band, comprised of Travis Davis, Mathias Hillborn, Chris Mathews, Justin Kovacs and Dan Dawson, has only been together for about a year, and just this past spring recorded “Higher & Dry,” their debut album, on …
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Local bakery creates 40th birthday cake for country star Luke Bryan at his Sunday concert in Bangor

on July 18, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
Basant Paradis, owner of Cake Concoctions at 6 Water St. in downtown Bangor, has had some wacky, creative requests for special cakes — from a scale model of a Star Wars droid, to an aquarium cake filled with Swedish fish. But her most high-profile cake request came this week, as …
Daryl Hall performs on Thursday at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.

Fans of all ages relish Hall and Oates on the Bangor Waterfront

By Emily Burnham on July 14, 2016, at 11:38 p.m.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, along with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, also performed Thursday night.
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 15-17: The blues are still blue

on July 14, 2016, at 12:47 p.m.
1. Friday night in Bangor, there’s quite a dizzying array of things to do, including a triple header concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos and North Mississippi All-Stars. There’s also the monthly Penobscot Contradance at 8 p.m. at the UU Church, and there’s …
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New policy at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion means the bag you’re planning to bring is probably too big.

on July 14, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
Staff at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor announced this week that, in keeping with “industry standards,” concert-goers will now only be allowed to bring in one small clutch or wristlet type purse, or else bring anything they’d like to carry with them into the venue in a clear plastic …
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For the Pokemon tourist, a Google map of Pokestops around Maine

on July 13, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
[googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1iQW3tzkd7leZ30vJCjdc0iybpzQ&w=640&h=480] Thinking about going out on the town to hunt Pokemon? Need some help finding out where the Pokestops are in your neck of the woods? Look no further than this handy map, which offers some of the many Pokestops and gyms to be found all over the state. …
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Pokemon Go players flock to the Bangor Waterfront on Tuesday afternoon to take advantage of lures placed simultaneously on three Pokestops in the area.

Pokemon Go craze sweeps Bangor

By Emily Burnham on July 13, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
There’s a cluster of “Pokestops” on the Bangor Waterfront, and at any given time, there could be between 40 and 100 people in the area.
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Review: Kafari, “Knockturnes” and Micromasse, “Anthropocene” (Jazz, Portland)

on July 12, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
Calling either Kafari’s “Knockturnes” or Micromasse’s “Anthropocene,” two new albums from a Portland solo artist and a Portland trio, respectively, by the simple genre name “jazz” is a bit misleading. Yes, they are both “jazz,” in the sense that jazz in the larger sense is encoded in both albums’ DNA …
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This week will be a hot one — here are some photos of old-timey (and new-timey) swimming in Bangor

on July 11, 2016, at 1:31 p.m.
According to all my trusted weather sources — the National Weather Service, Weather Underground and Accuweather — this Tuesday and Wednesday are shaping up to be the hottest two days of the summer so far in the Bangor area. Temps are set to push 90 both days. Of course, this …
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Somebody vandalized downtown Bangor’s street piano again. This is why we can’t have nice things.

on July 08, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
This year’s street piano in downtown Bangor, located once again in the Pocket Park next to Central Street Farmhouse, has been — as it was last year — an enjoyable part of life in downtown Bangor. And, unfortunately, like last year, it was once again vandalized. I mean, maybe it …
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I caught as many Pokemon in downtown Bangor as I could, so you don’t have to (though you’ll want to)

on July 08, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
I make no bones about the fact that I am a nerd. I love “The Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones,” Star Trek and Star Wars, “Venture Brothers” and “Rick and Morty,” Harry Potter and The Dark Tower, I’ve seen every single Marvel movie in the theater, and …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 8-10: That kid’s got moxie!

on July 07, 2016, at 12 p.m.
1. Three weekends in a row of picture perfect, sunshine-y summer weather is pretty good, so if we end up getting a bit of rain on Saturday, well, I guess I’m OK with that. Friday night is looking to stay mostly dry, however, so take advantage of it in Bangor, …
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Pub in the Port to open in former 4Points BBQ location in Winterport

on July 05, 2016, at 12:24 p.m.
Barbecue and live music fans in the Bangor region alike were undoubtedly disappointed to hear that 4Points BBQ & Blues, the restaurant and music venue in downtown Winterport closed suddenly in May, after five years in operation. Whether you came for the brisket, the consistent array of live music both …
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Before Bangor voted to take it over, 73 Central St. was part of the first wave of downtown revival

on July 01, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
I read with some keen interest the news this week that the City of Bangor would finally take possession of the six-story building located at 73 Central St. in downtown Bangor, long owned by an out of state landlord, who let it fall into disrepair. The space, which has been almost …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 1-4: Explosions in the sky!

on June 30, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
1. Oooooooh three day weekend! I’m sure most folks have at least one fun things planned for this weekend, but if not, here’s a whole bunch of suggestions for your summer entertainment. On Friday night in Bangor, River City Cinema’s free screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is set for sundown …
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Tonight is the last night for Great Skates in Bangor. Are you heading out for one last spin?

on June 29, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
Tonight, Wednesday, is the last night that Great Skates in Bangor, the only roller rink for more than 100 miles, will be open, with the “Final Roll” set for 6 to 11 p.m at the facility on Sylvan Road, just off Hogan Road. On Thursday, the neon lights, the shoe …
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech on Tuesday at the Alumisourse Building in Monessen, Pennsylvania.

On eve of Donald Trump rally, Bangor officials urge people to ‘respect each other’

By Emily Burnham and Nick McCrea on June 28, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
Bangor-area residents and officials chimed in on the eve of Trump’s rally, with some arguing he’s the country’s best option, and others saying he would take the nation in the wrong direction.
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‘Game of Thrones’ vs. Stephen King: The results are in, and they’re surprising

on June 27, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
Last week, we asked you, dear readers, to make some tough decisions. To choose, between two characters that you, as Stephen King and/or George R.R. Martin fans, love one or both of. We know it was hard. We know it was even harder considering the fact that the season finale …