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The serendipity of Stephen King (how I finally found ‘The Shining’)

on July 27, 2016, at 8:38 p.m.
Three years ago, I got it in my head that I needed to buy a copy of ‘The Shining’ by Stephen King. So began a quest through dozens of bookshops all over Maine….
MAINE AT WAR

Frightened Union casualties watch as their captors approach at Savage Station — Part III

on July 27, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Feverish with typhoid fever, Corp. Harrison Huckins of Co. K, 6th Maine Infantry Regiment, heard the rumors circulating around him by late afternoon on Sunday, June 29, 1862. One patient among the 2,500 to 3,000 sick and wounded Union soldiers confined to hospital tents at the large Federal field-hospital complex …

‘Beethoven’s Wig’ show on Aug. 5 at Camden Opera House

on July 27, 2016, at 2:51 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden, Maine For more information: 207-536-5850 CAMDEN, Maine — “Beethoven’s Wig”, an innovative show blending live performance with animations of famous musicians and classical instruments, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, …
VIDEO
It’s dinner time for Indie, quarter horse Jannb’'s new colt. Indie was the first of two colts born in the same Wiscasset stables July 5.

Two foals born within hours of each other at Wiscasset stable

By Charlotte Boynton, Lincoln County News on July 27, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
The Cronk household was a busy place during the week of July 4, with two mares ready to foal.
ERINNE MAGEE

To the woman who returned her yard sale item … thank you!

on July 27, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
Last month my brother and sister-in-law had a yard sale at their home in Levant. As people do with yard sales, I used it as an opportunity to purge belongings that no longer had a purpose. (Have you read Marie Kondo’s books? She makes you want to get rid of …

Here is how to make sure your ‘like’ matters on Facebook

By Sarah Cottrell on July 27, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
In case you missed it, Facebook recently announced changes to their News Feed algorithm, making it much easier for you to see what your friends and family are posting, but less easy to see what the pages you’ve ‘liked’ are posting.
Singer Rob Thomas inducts rock band Chicago onstage during the 31st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York April 8, 2016.

What will Rob Thomas do before he takes the stage in Bangor next week?

By Sarah Walker Caron on July 27, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Heading to the show in the Queen City of the East next week? Thomas says fans will love the energy.

Maine Humorist, Tim Sample, to Perform in Winterport

By annie114 on July 27, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Winterport Union Meeting House, 177 Main Street, Winterport, Maine For more information: 2076590052; winterportmaine.gov/union-meeting-house WINTERPORT, Maine — Talented and funny Tim Sample is set to perform Sunday, Sept. 18, at Winterport Union Meeting House, 177 Main St. Doors open at 1 …

Winterport Meeting House Presents

By annie114 on July 27, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Winterport Union Meeting House, 177 Main Street, Winterport, Maine For more information: 2076590052; winterportmaine.gov/Union-meeting-house The Blue Lights & Funny Cider Tour of Mark Nickerson and John Ford (commonly known as The Old Cop Guys) are set to perform at The …
JOHN HOLYOKE
Pokemon Go players flock to the Bangor Waterfront recently to take advantage of lures placed simultaneously on three Pokestops in the area.

Hate if you must, but here’s why I love the Pokemon Go craze

By John Holyoke on July 27, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
If Pokemon Go can teach an old dog like me some new tricks, while also coercing the family into getting some exercise and spending time together — it’s OK in my book.

Review: “The Doll-Master” by Joyce Carol Oates

By Pamela Miller, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) on July 27, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
THE DOLL-MASTER AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR, by Joyce Carol Oates; Mysterious Press (336 pages, $24) When not writing fat, complicated novels that are some of the finest of our time, the ever-prolific Joyce Carol Oates churns out mysteries, often in the form of short stories or novellas. Sometimes those …
Keith Bodine pours a sample of Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery's apple brandy in Union on Tuesday.

Distilled to the essence: Farm-fresh wine, spirits made in Maine

By Abigail Curtis on July 27, 2016, at 12 p.m.
“Everything is such high quality, and I like how everything is done in such small batches. It’s local, and I love it,” one fan of Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery said recently.
URBAN EYE

The ‘only human-powered tour boat’ on the East Coast

on July 27, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
It’s the ultimate multi-tasking adventure: Get out on the water, sip a beer and tone those glutes. Who needs the gym, the bar, or a swank schooner excursion when Maine BayCycle, the latest cruise offering in Portland Harbor, captures all three in 90 minutes. Run by Peaks Island native Neil …
READING MAINE

Fish Won’t Let Me Sleep by James Babb

on July 27, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
Jim Babb had we worried in the first few chapters of his book, Fish Won’t Let Me Sleep, as he wrote about his obsession with Atlantic salmon, “the fish of 10,000 casts.” I know, I know. Atlantic salmon are so hard to catch that the common description is “the fish …
Ben Layman as Dr. Pinch tries to cure Antipholus of Ephesus, played by Patrick Malloy, of his affliction as Connor Magliozzi, a constable, keeps him from fleeing in Ten Bucks Theatre Company's production of "The Comedy of Errors."

Ten Bucks’ ‘Comedy of Errors’ uneven but satisfying Shakespeare

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
The play is full of mistaken identities and miscommunications, slapstick and drollery in a satisfying but uneven production.
BOOK REVIEW
"You'll Grow Out Of It" by Jessi Klein

Panty lines, prom-posals: ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ writer Jessi Klein on invented problems

By Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times (TNS) on July 27, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
It’s that authenticity and a steady stream of truly laugh-out-loud lines that make Jessi Klein’s new book of essays, “You’ll Grow Out Of It,” so much fun.

The Don Campbell Band: An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music

By boxoffice on July 27, 2016, at 11:34 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: The Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-0070; rocklandstrand.com Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg was a multi-platinum selling recording artist, with hits such as “Longer,” “Leader Of The Band,” and “Same Old Lang Syne.” As a fellow singer-songwriter …
CULTURE SHOCK

New study shows that Bangor region has the largest percentage of pot smokers in Maine

on July 27, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
A study released Tuesday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed changing attitudes nationwide towards marijuana usage, and the amount of people who use pot more than once a month. In particular, it showed that the Penquis region of Maine — which includes Penobscot and Piscataquis …

SEA GLASS JEWELRY MAKING

By Marianne Pinkham on July 27, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
Sea glass jewelry is your opportunity to become an artist and to create a beautiful souvenir pendant and matching earrings with sea glass found on local Maine beaches. Under the guidance of the Sea Glass Lass Lynne Thompson, explore the art of wrapping sea glass with wire as you create …

Third annual Art of Giving Gala slated in Portland

By Jeff Howland on July 27, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: The Landing at Pine Point, One Union Wharf, Portland, Maine 04101 For more information: 207-594-9544; downeast.com/artofgiving/ PORTLAND, Maine — Join us for the Down East Art of Giving Gala, presented by Northbridge and in celebration of the Maine arts community …