Articles by John Clarke Russ

Dressed in a biker costume, Pokey Joe, a 7-year-old Chihuahua, sits on the shoulder of his owner, Mongo Schwarz of Bangor, as he walks their bike along Bangor's waterfront during the Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

Paws on Parade takes over Bangor’s waterfront to benefit pets awaiting adoption

By John Clarke Russ on Oct. 06, 2012, at 1:39 p.m.
Bangor High School STEM program students carefully prepare their weather balloon for launch from Bangor High School's soccer field Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 2012.

Bangor High School students launch weather balloon

By John Clarke Russ on Sept. 27, 2012, at 2:14 p.m.
Dan Greeley, 45 of Belfast was the first to grab the wheel of cheese during an adult race in the sixth annual National Cheese Roll Championship Sunday, July 22, 2012. The event was among the many highlights of the three-day 2012 Maine Celtic Celebration in Belfast. The annual celebration features food, music and athletic competitions — all of which pay tribute to Maine's Celtic heritage.

Belfast man wins race for the cheese at Celtic festival

By John Clarke Russ on July 22, 2012, at 10:29 p.m.
The new Hollywood Casino logo is etched in the glass of an entrance door to the Bangor gaming facility Thursday, March 1, 2012.

Hollywood Slots officially changes name to Hollywood Casino

By John Clarke Russ on March 01, 2012, at 6:14 p.m.
Fanny Welle-Strand Horn (foreground) of Norway and Rosanna Crawford of Canada collapse after finishing the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint at the I.B.U. World Cup Biathlon at the Nordic Heritage Center on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

Pictures of the Year 2011: John Clarke Russ

By John Clarke Russ on Dec. 30, 2011, at 10:53 p.m.
Whimsically sporting her mud "war paint," Riley Simmons of Oceanside High School (Rockland) kicks to the finish of the Maine Festival of Champions 5000 meter cross country race in Belfast Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

Mud, sweat and tears

By John Clarke Russ on Nov. 21, 2011, at 8:48 p.m.

Santa’s new tradition: Windsurfing on the Penobscot River

By John Clarke Russ on Nov. 06, 2011, at 8:54 p.m.
Hamdpen Academy senior Robert Palmer, right, of Winterport shares a quiet moment with his girlfriend amidst the din of Friday evening's football game with Old Town High School at Hampden Sept. 16, 2011.

On the Sideline

By John Clarke Russ on Sept. 26, 2011, at 11:04 p.m.
Under partial umbrella cover, Alex McKenney, 11, a sixth grader at Bangor Christian School joined several hundred other worshippers in prayer during the National Day of Prayer event at the Bass Park gazebo in Bangor Thursday afternoon.  This long-time annual observance, ordained by Congress in 1952, was established to allow citizens to "turn to God in prayer and meditation."

A Time to Pray

By John Clarke Russ on May 05, 2011, at 11:43 p.m.