Articles by Jessica Bloch
By Jessica Bloch on July 25, 2010, at 10:25 p.m.
During a recent car ride along Route 1 south from the Allagash area, the close curtains of trees eventually gave way to small towns such as St. Francis and St. John.
By Jessica Bloch on July 19, 2010, at 6:03 p.m.
It’s a rare morning if Dahlov Ipcar has not had a chance to paint. After all, that’s how Ipcar usually starts her days. Most mornings, one of Maine’s most beloved artists goes to the studio inside her farmhouse, pulls up her stool or a chair, maybe sifts through a collection ...
By Jessica Bloch on July 16, 2010, at 1:54 a.m.
A documentary about three troop greeters at Bangor International Airport has been included in a nomination for a national News and Documentary Emmy Award.
By Jessica Bloch on July 14, 2010, at 8:54 p.m.
It was a sunny, breezy day, the kind of weather that makes it clear why the wealthy, powerful and elite such as legendary American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson chose to escape …
By Jessica Bloch on July 09, 2010, at 11:42 p.m.
Lord Hall in Orono was always in the back of their minds as Susan Smith and Samantha Jones began about six months ago planning and working together on an art installation that would include elements …
By Jessica Bloch on July 05, 2010, at 8:54 p.m.
It was, apparently, a momentous occasion the day in 1907 when the schoolhouse on Greens Island was removed.
By Jessica Bloch on July 04, 2010, at 7:06 p.m.
Meet Dan Namsky, a comic strip character created more than 50 years ago by longtime friends Hugh Aaron and Len Gallant.
By Jessica Bloch on June 30, 2010, at 5:46 p.m.
As a fine-art photographer, Judith Ellis Glickman is comfortable behind the camera. She has plenty of experience in front of it, too, when she served as a subject of her father’s …
By Jessica Bloch on June 29, 2010, at 12:29 p.m.
The daughter of President George W. Bush will be in Acadia National Park Wednesday to appear live on the "Today" as part of the NBC morning staple's series on national parks.
By Jessica Bloch on June 23, 2010, at 11:35 a.m.
The downtown artists, museum curators, gallery owners, shopkeepers and others who have put together recent art walks have taken a step toward broadening their reach …
By Jessica Bloch on June 06, 2010, at 4:58 p.m.
BLUE HILL, Maine — Their father is among the most beloved children’s authors of all time, the artist behind such classics as “Make Way for Ducklings,” “Blueberries for Sal,” and “One …
By Jessica Bloch on May 31, 2010, at 7:55 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The three seventh-grade students had no idea who Al Brady was. They had never heard of his gang. And they certainly knew nothing of his death in downtown Bangor in October …
By Jessica Bloch on May 28, 2010, at 5:45 p.m.
Bruce Brown knows well the corners and lines and probably what's inside the drawers of the desk behind which he sits at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
By Jessica Bloch on May 24, 2010, at 8:28 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Town councilors began preliminary discussions Monday afternoon about enacting a possible moratorium on marijuana dispensaries, a move that several other communities around the state …
By Jessica Bloch on May 23, 2010, at 9:06 p.m.
PASSADUMKEAG, Maine — Two people could face charges after an incident Sunday morning in which a man told police he had been shot at while trying to collect on a debt he claimed he was …
By Jessica Bloch on May 22, 2010, at 4:36 p.m.
BRADLEY, Maine — The Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills might seem an unusual place to mark two important moments for Maine’s ecology.
By Jessica Bloch on May 22, 2010, at 2:44 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — One of the area’s longest-running cancer fundraising events easily surpassed its goals, organizers announced Saturday afternoon.
By Jessica Bloch on May 21, 2010, at 10:26 p.m.
The emerging field of environmental communication is, in a way, similar to a traffic rotary. At least that's how University of Cincinnati faculty member Stephen Depoe looks at it.
By Jessica Bloch on May 20, 2010, at 11:37 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Lying on the floor next to his human companion, Colby the dog didn’t seem too interested in the tales Bill Irwin told Thursday evening. In fact, Colby completely ignored all the praise Irwin lavished on him. “Colby is the best all-around dog that I’ve ever had,” Irwin ...
By Jessica Bloch on May 16, 2010, at 6:32 p.m.
Author Peter P. Blanchard III fell in love with Maine over the years, starting in 1972 when he did an Outward Bound course that took him to different islands every night. “It was a little bit …