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Tandem Glass Gallery and Studio in Dresden is part of Maine Craft Weekend, Oct. 1-2.

Maine Craft Weekend is a chance to see artisans in their element

By Kathleen Pierce on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:52 a.m.
“It’s a chance to go into the places where people live, see cool structures, many that artisans made themselves, and get out and explore.”

Thomas Buckner and Friends

By leslie ross on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: The Cannery at South Penobscot, 207 Southern Bay Rd, Penobscot, Maine For more information: 207-326-2027; facebook.com/CanneryatSPenobscot Thomas Buckner, baritone, who for decades has championed music of the avant-garde in America and throughout the world, will perform a solo set of …
THE DAILY SIMMER

Mmmm, doughnuts: Krispy Kreme plans to open first store in Maine, with more to come

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Krispy Kreme, the doughnut chain that rivals Dunkin’ Donuts in popularity in many parts of the country, announced back in February that it and a franchise partner were eyeing opening a few locations in Maine — which would be the only Krispy Kreme stories in New England north of Connecticut. …
‘License Plates’ at Hobby Horse Antiques and Flea Market, Searsport.

Hudson Museum exhibit explores how thriftiness conserves Earth’s resources

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:17 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: umaine.edu ORONO — Cindy Isenhour doesn’t subscribe to the adage “out with the old, in with the new.” The planet can’t sustain it, said the assistant professor of anthropology at …
Terry Kelly turns a chair spindle on his lathe.

Presque Isle chair-maker turning out one handmade piece at a time

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:06 a.m.
Terry Kelly is a one-of-a-kind craftsman in a mass-production world. He has shipped his creations all over the country, including Texas and California and has pieces on display at Casco Bay Artisans in Portland.
L-R: Molana Oei as Rosie Probert; Bobby A. Dall as Blind Captain Cat; Owen Carten as First Voice; Collin Young as Second Voice in the USM Department of Theatre production of Under Milk Wood, directed by Andrw Harris, which took Dylan Thomas nearly 20 tortured years to write.

Under Milk Wood, directed by Andrew Harris

By Lori Arsenault on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:27 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. …

ChoralArt will sing ‘Holocaust Cantata’ Oct. 16 in Portland

By Kathleen Grammer on Sept. 21, 2016, at 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-828-0043; choralart.org PORTLAND — ChoralArt Singers, under the direction of Robert Russell, will present Donald McCullough’s “Holocaust Cantata” with cellist Miriam Bolkosky, pianist Diane Walsh, tenor Darrell Leighton, …
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Slab – Tales of a Very Large Piece of Pizza

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
I first went to and reviewed Slab a couple years ago, not too long after they opened. The Preble St. Sicilian slab specialist was just getting its footing, ready to offer its own style of pie to Portland. Since that first trip, I’ve been to the pizza purveyor a number …

Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet Oct. 20

By Sally Arata on Sept. 21, 2016, at 7:57 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Bangor Parks and Recreation building, 647 Main Street, Bangor, MAINE For more information: 207-318-9995; easternmainecameraclub.org BANGOR — The Eastern Maine Camera Club will meet 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Guest …

King Memphis still rocking at 25

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 21, 2016, at 6:47 p.m.
Portland’s original rockabilly revival band, King memphis, is celebrating 25 years together at shows this weekend both in town and out-of-state.

Bangor Symphony set to open 121st season with ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ on Oct. 9

By bangorsymphony on Sept. 21, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Rd, Orono, ME For more information: 207-581-1755; bangorsymphony.org/show/rhapsody-in-blue/ BANGOR — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 season will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, with an all-American program led by Music Director and …
NOW YOU HAVE TWO!

Confessions of an (Unintentional) Co-sleeper

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Hello, my name is Diana Dionne, and I co-sleep with my babies*. It isn’t something I planned to do, or even part of some “philosophy”. In those first bleary months of their lives, while I was awakened by an alarm every couple hours each night to ensure those tiny nuggets …

Perry Harvest Festival 2016

By Ellen Brown on Sept. 21, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Perry Harvest Festival, 1188 U S Route 1, Perry, Maine For more information: 207-853-4877 The 38th Annual Perry Harvest Festival will be held Sat., Oct 1st at the Perry Municipal Building on Route 1 in Perry from 9 a.m. to …
BOOK REVIEW

Seeing E.B. White through more than his words

By Abby McGanney Nolan, Washington Post on Sept. 21, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
With a new illustrated biography, Melissa Sweet shows and tells us all about Elwyn Brooks White, born in 1899. And just as Charlotte the spider described Wilbur the pig as “some pig,” Melissa Sweet titled her book “Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White.”

Nutrition Essentials course at Old Town-Orono YMCA

By lswackhamer on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
OLD TOWN, MAINE — Nutrition Essentials at the Old Town-Orono YMCA is an interactive program that will utilize the organization’s newly-renovated kitchen and will consist of six sessions during the Fall 2 Session, which begins Nov. 2. Participants will join the nutrition educator in the kitchen from 6-7 p.m. to …

Community CPR/First Aid Course in Eddington

By lswackhamer on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Eddington Fire Dept., 906 Main Rd., Eddington, Maine For more information: 207-843-5251 EDDINGTON, MAINE — A community CPR/First Aid Course will be offered, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, October 1st at Eddington Fire Department, 906 Main Rd. This is not a …

Auditions for the play adaptation of the character-rich “It’s A Wonderful Life”

By Jennifer DeChant on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:23 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath, ME For more information: 207-442-8455 The Chocolate Church Arts Center, located at 804 Washington Street in Bath, will hold auditions for “It’s A Wonderful …

Joel Babb “The Nature of Things”

By Peggy Golden on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:01 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Greenhut Galleries, 146 MIDDLE STREET, PORTLAND, ME – Maine For more information: 2077722693; greenhutgalleries.com Joel Babb’s first solo show at Greenhut Galleries entitled “The Nature of Things” will be held from October 6th to the 29th. His opening reception is …
"Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame" by Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is not Matilda anymore

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times on Sept. 21, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.
When Mara Wilson was a little girl, Hollywood couldn’t get enough of her.

CDRC sponsors “Create Your Scarecrow” competition for October

By wash on Sept. 21, 2016, at 12:33 p.m.
Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) is sponsoring a “Create Your Scarecrow” competition for entire month of October as part of its annual Scarecrow Fest. Anyone can participate, whether you are an organization, church, school class, individual, or business. Here’s your chance to be super creative and have fun, too. There …