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Don Pardo, voice of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Price is Right,’ dies

By Alison Lake Benadada, The Washington Post on Aug. 19, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
Don Pardo, the “Saturday Night Live” announcer whose career spanned the history of television and who made memorable appearances in skits and music videos that played the booming cadence of his voice for laughs, died Aug. 18 at his home in Tucson. He was 96. Pardo’s daughter Dona Pardo confirmed …
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Stumpwork embroidered biscournu

“For the Love of Needle and Thread”

By Barbara R. Martin on Aug. 19, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Mother of Purl Yarn Shop , 541 US Route 1, Freeport, Maine For more information: 207-869-5280; motherofpurlyarn.com FREEPORT, Maine — The Southern Maine Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America is sponsoring …
Lobster dumplings at Empire Chinese Kitchen made Food and Wine magazine this month as a top Portland plate.

The most unique lobster dishes in Maine: 8 Dishes that shake, rattle and roll

By Kathleen Pierce on Aug. 19, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
Steamed, baked stuffed, tossed with mayo on a toasted roll. This time of year lobster is in demand from Bar Harbor to the Berwicks. But, just as ice cream flavors are getting remix ed, lobster is getting a fresh makeover. In the height of tourist season chefs from across the …
COASTAL COLLAGE (blog)

Outsider Art in Tenants Harbor

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
Art created outside the boundaries of official culture.* No contact with art institutions or the mainstream art world. Extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, elaborate fantasy worlds. First coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, the term ‘outsider art’ now has diverse meanings. A synonym for art brut (French for …
COASTAL COLLAGE (blog)

Outsider Art in Tenants Harbor

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
Art created outside the boundaries of official culture.* No contact with art institutions or the mainstream art world. Extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, elaborate fantasy worlds. First coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, the term ‘outsider art’ now has diverse meanings. A synonym for art brut (French for …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL (blog)

The Top Ten Essentials for Young Families to Bring to the American Folk Festival

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:20 p.m.
Strollers, diapers, wipes, snacks, sippy cups, extra clothes, hats, sunscreen… For a young family, packing for a day long excursion can sometimes feel like you are preparing for a week long safari in the outback. It can sometimes be enough to make you want to forget the whole outing together. …
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Celtic folk music in Rockland

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Celtic folk musician Gabriel Donohue will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Donohue will be joined by two guests: Aoife Clancy, daughter of one of the famous Clancy Brothers, and Michael Fitzpatrick, accordionist, singer, composer and …
MAINE COURSE (blog)

Tomato brie pasta with fresh basil

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1 p.m.
Fresh tomatoes, bright basil and creamy brie cheese combine to make a creamy pasta sauce in Tomato Brie Pasta with Fresh Basil. What foods remind you of home? I have a few. There’s my grandmother’s spaghetti sauce, a thick tomato sauce with sausage and ground beef that she proudly made …
URBAN EYE (blog)

Portland is home to the 6th best restaurant in the country (No, not Fore Street)

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 12:04 p.m.
Take a bow Central Provisions. You’ve only been open six months and Bon Appetit just declared you the sixth best bistro in the country. We like the symmetry this Old Port restaurant imparts and are kicking ourselves that our plans to dine here last week fell through. The foodie publication …
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FLASH! IN THE PANS AND THE ARK SET TO CELEBRATE

By Lorna Konyak on Aug. 19, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Blue Hill Town Park, Water Street, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: 207-546-3484; thearkpets.org FLASH! IN THE PANS AND THE ARK SET TO CELEBRATE On Monday, August 25th, from 7:30-9:00 pm at the Blue Hill Town Park, Flash In The …
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New restaurant opens in Brewer

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — A new restaurant, Humble Comfort Food and Spirits, opened today at 518 South Main St. in the former storefront of Ron’s Cafe. The menu includes comfort food such as the Humble pie, the pot pie in a bread bowl, the layer-yourself bruschetta, and BBQ pulled chicken nachos …
GARDENING IN TUNE WITH NATURE (blog)

“Proven Functionals”: Herbaceous Plants That Attract Pollinators

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.
When Marjorie and I visit a local garden center in early spring, we’re usually searching for a short list of annuals and herbaceous perennials, the perennials for the island bed and borders in Marjorie’s Garden, the annuals for both garden beds and containers. The one characteristic common to each plant …
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Author Katherine Howe to speak at Maine Coast Book Shop

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:55 a.m.
DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — Katherine Howe, author of New York Times bestseller “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane,” will read and discuss her new novel “Conversion,” 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St. It’s senior year at  St. Joan’s Academy and school is a …
MAINE-LY LOBSTER (blog)

The Five Key Ingredients For An Unforgettable Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:49 a.m.
Lobster. Grilled. Cheese. Sandwich.  I still remember the first time I heard those four magical words strung together.  My best friend had been to the Dip Net in Port Clyde and lunched on a magnificent merger of two of America’s favorite foods – the humble grilled cheese and luxurious Maine …
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Dance at the Finn Hall in Monson

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:48 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Finn Hall, Route 15, Monson, Maine For more information: 997-3639 MONSON, Maine — Dance the traditional Finnish dances — schottische, polka, waltz, foxtrot — to music led by Alexandra Conover Bennett on accordion, 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the …
WEST OF THE FIELDS (blog)

New music including Charli XCX, Blonde Redhead, Alt-J and The Juan Maclean on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Saint Pepsi and FKA Twigs on the show this week, while the retro set features a look at Arcade Fire's catalog in advance of their big show on the Bangor Waterfront this week.
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Historic presentation at Maine Coast Book Shop

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — Join author Pat Higgins for a presentation on the history of Midcoast Maine at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St. From the Age of Discovery and the earliest settlement of America, Midcoast Maine has played surprising roles in America’s …
CULTURE SHOCK (blog)

Brothers release “Pyronauts,” first album for undefinable Portland duo Caro Khan

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
Brothers TJ and Chris Whitmore spent most of their childhood moving around all over the world. Their dad was in the military, so they lived in lots of places: Japan, the Philippines, a number of southern states, before finally landing in Maine — South Portland, to be exact. Along the …
TASTE BUDS (blog)

Blueberry Treat for Breakfast

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.
Machias had its blueberry festival this past weekend, and other towns here and there in Maine have celebrated the fruit in the past couple of weeks. Toby and I celebrated blueberries for breakfast the other morning after spending a couple hours picking at a very prolific field not far from …
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Harmony Labor Day Free Fair

By Audrey Bemis on Aug. 19, 2014, at 8:45 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Harmony Labor Day Free Fair, Main Street, Harmony, ME For more information: 207-683-2084; harmonyfreefair.org The 67th …
 
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