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Maine Postmark Poetry Contest 2016

By Jacob Fricke on June 27, 2016, at 7:05 p.m.
(Belfast, ME)—The Maine Postmark Poetry Contest, a statewide competition, is happening again this year in conjunction with the 12th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, to be held October 14 & 15, 2016 (www.belfastpoetry.com). Maine residents and everyone with access to a Maine post office or mailbox this summer are invited to …
The annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show in August is the only in-water boat show in the state.

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show – Sneak Preview!

By Laura Ruffner on June 27, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Harbor Park, 1 Main Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-8622; maineboats.com/boatshow ROCKLAND, ME — Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc. has unveiled a …
Brian Farnham (left) receives gifts from Lane Construction project engineer T.J. Coyle (right) as the boy's parents, Colin (second from left) and Heather Nelson, watch on Thursday in Rockland.

Workers make autistic Maine boy honorary member of road crew

By Stephen Betts on June 27, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
Brian Farnham’s interest in the road reconstruction project was recognized when the crew of Lane Construction made him an honorary member of the team.
CULTURE SHOCK

‘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 …
Artist Monica Brooke Taney consults a digital image of her model recently at her studio in Fort Kent. Taney said the digital age has made it much easier for artists to quickly record a subject or a scene with an electronic image for later inspiration in the studio.

Forget Paris: NY artist finds inspiration, paints in northern Maine

By Julia Bayly on June 27, 2016, at 2:33 p.m.
“I find constant inspiration from nature here , and I can live an independent life here half the year, [and] that is wonderful.”
Anthony Hopkins arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" at the El Capitan Theatre in 2013.

Q&A with Anthony Hopkins

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times (TNS) on June 27, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
In the Starz-BBC co-production of “The Dresser,” Anthony Hopkins plays a past-his-prime Shakespearean actor known only as Sir who is on the way to mental breakdown. Ian McKellen costars as Norman, the faithful assistant of the title whose own career and identity depend entirely on Sir. With Sir, Anthony Hopkins …
TASTE BUDS

White Chili Feeds a Fourth of July Crowd

on June 27, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
Perhaps you, too, have a houseful on Fourth of July weekend. What to cook on the Fourth itself isn’t a problem. If outdoors, then burgers and hot dogs or barbecue chicken is the choice. If indoors, maybe you will have the traditional salmon and peas. But what about feeding everyone …
EP Rock (Don Boudreau) will be performing at the Center Theatre on July 16 as part of the venue’s summer oldies series.

Elvis Tribute Kicks Off Summer Oldies Series

By Sheila Grant on June 27, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Center Theatre, 20 E. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-8943; centertheatre.org DOVER-FOXCROFT—E.P. Rock, Maine’s premier Elvis Tribute act will be performing at …
CULTURE SHOCK

This former UMaine track star will appear on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ tonight

on June 27, 2016, at 12:23 p.m.
When the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” was brought up to me and to my coworker and deskmate Sarah Cottrell, Sarah proceeded to freak out a little bit. She and her son are huge fans of the show, which, if you haven’t seen it, asks insanely fit and upper body …

Castine Fun Film Festival

By Bonnie Politano on June 27, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Monday, June 27, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Thursday, June 30, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Friday, July 1, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Saturday, July 2, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Sunday, July …

An evening of discussion at UMaine

By University of Maine on June 27, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: 207.581.1506; umaine.edu/news/blog/2016/06/14/young-african-leaders-attend-six-week-public-management-institute-umaine/ Light refreshments and discussion. Hosted by the University of Maine Office of Multicultural Student Life as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program at UMaine. This …

Women of the World to host international pot luck supper in Orono

By University of Maine on June 27, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., Orono, Maine For more information: 207.581.1506; umaine.edu/news/blog/2016/06/14/young-african-leaders-attend-six-week-public-management-institute-umaine/ ORONO — Women of the World will host an international potluck supper, as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program at the University of Maine, 7-9:30 …

Mandela Washington Fellowship program offers musical entertainment

By University of Maine on June 27, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Monday, July 25, 2016 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Black Bear Brewery & Taproom, 19 Mill St., Orono, Maine For more information: 207.581.1506; umaine.edu/news/blog/2016/06/14/young-african-leaders-attend-six-week-public-management-institute-umaine/ Free musical entertainment and beverages for purchase as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program at the University of Maine. This post was contributed by …
URBAN EYE

The best chicken sandwich in America is in Portland

on June 27, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
  Fried chicken skin on a bun with fruit hardly sounds like food supremacy. But the chef at Portland’s Liquid Riot Bottling Company is laughing his way to the top of the latest culinary index with these inventive chicken sliders, named best in America. Crispy skins and fresh oranges topped …

Bangor High School class of 1943 plans reunion

By Ardeana Hamlin on June 27, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Angler’s Restaurant, 91 Coldbrook Road, Hampden, Maine For more information: 947-2766 HAMPDEN — Bangor High School class of 1943 and friends will hold its annual luncheon at noon Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Angler’s Restaurant, 91 Coldbrook Road. No reservation is …
EMMET MEARA
Emmet Meara

My kayak works better strapped to the roof of my car

By Emmet Meara on June 27, 2016, at 9:33 a.m.
I could leave the kayak on the roof all summer (possibly winter) to find the car in the parking lot with ease.
WATCH ME PAINT

Fighting perspective

on June 27, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.
Even excellent painters flub the first time they see a boat. There is something about them that defies reality, that forces us to see them as if we were looking down on them.
Bakers, artisans, and other vendors, as well as thousands of people eager to sample all that the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival had to offer, filled downtown Dover-Foxcroft on Saturday.

More than 8,000 attend Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft

By Sheila Grant on June 27, 2016, at 7:08 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — The heart of downtown was closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, June 25, as more than 8,000 people explored booths and displays at the 2016 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft. The festival attracts bakers from around the state together to with artists, crafters and vendors to celebrate …

Palermo Library lists summer programs

By Sharon Nichols on June 26, 2016, at 7:20 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Palermo Community Library, 2789 Route 3, Palermo, maine For more information: 207-993-6088; palermo.lib.me.us PALERMO — READY, SET, READ! is the theme for the nationwide 2016 Collaborative Summer Reading Program. The first of the eight bi-weekly sessions begins 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, …

Christmas in July Beading Classes in Parkman

By Lani on June 26, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: The Dynamic Learning and Event Center (old McKusick School), 619 State Hwy Route 150, Parkman, Maine For more information: 207-876-6187 Celebrate Christmas in July. A series of beading and jewelry classes will start in July taught by Parkman resident, Caroline …