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Lynn Stark, founder and owner of Samsara Exotic Animal Refuge, cares for a llama, one of the more than 150 animals living at the refuge.

Samsara Exotic Animal Refuge in Greenfield Township holds a ‘barn-raiser’ benefit

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 16, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend winter edition offers slate of Bangor area activities

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
Noel Paul Stookey poses for a photo at his home studio in Blue Hill.

Bangor Symphony Pops concert to feature the music of love, sung by Noel Paul Stookey

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 08, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
Steve Santiago, right, and his son, Steve, will open A Taste of Sunshine in Maine in Brewer this Saturday.

Cubano sandwiches, other Latin Caribbean treats on menu at new Brewer eatery

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 02, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.
“It’s hearty, and it’s flavorful. It’s not spicy. It’s flavorful,” Steve Santiago said. “We’re starting with sandwiches, to get people used to it, and then we’ll introduce other dishes as we move along.”
The interior of Ivy & Lace in downtown Bangor.

Two new downtown Bangor businesses cater to women’s unique tastes

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 26, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
George Vosburgh will be the featured soloist at the BSO's Jan. 24 concert in Orono.

‘Titanic’ concert set for next Bangor Symphony performance

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 21, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
Shawn Laatsch is the new director at the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium and the Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine.

New Jordan Planetarium head aims to bring cosmos to community

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 20, 2016, at 10:10 a.m.
“We also have this incredible resource in the dome itself. It can do a lot of things other than just astronomy. There are so many possibilities here.”
Cristina Thurston, main administrator of the Bangor/Brewer Area Swap and Sell Facebook page.

Bangor area swap and sell Facebook group a grab bag of both personalities and bargains

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 12, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
From left to right, Carole Saulnier, Joe Pickering and Carol Kitchenka, seen here in the YMCA Aloupis Pool in December 2015. The three are all Lynn, Massachusetts natives that have randomly become friends while working out at the Y.

After 50 years, an unexpected reunion – and friendship – at the Bangor YMCA

By Jodi Hersey on Jan. 04, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.
People watch as a ball covered with lights is dropped from the top of Paddy Murphy's at midnight in Bangor on New Year's Eve 2014, into 2015. Gabor Degre | BDN

Downtown Bangor to again ‘Countdown’ to the New Year; music, comedy and more planned

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 28, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
Kailee Soucia of Orrington (right) and her friend, Olivia Healy, also of Orrington, bought presents for children on the Angel Tree at the Brewer Walmart, in lieu of Kailee receiving her own presents for her December birthday.

Christmas babies get overlooked on their birthdays; most learn to accept, even enjoy it

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 21, 2015, at 12:59 p.m.

Pre-show rituals among many yearly traditions for Robinson Ballet’s “Nutcracker”

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 16, 2015, at 9:56 a.m.
Darth Vader and Stormtrooper cosplayers pose with Star Wars photographs by Jodi Renshaw at the 2015 Bangor Comic & Toy Con, held in April.

Bangor Mall Cinemas, local artists plan four-day “Star Wars” premiere party

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 14, 2015, at 9:31 a.m.
For anyone who even casually loves the Star Wars franchise, Dec. 18 is a really big day.
Gamers play against each other at Paddy Murphy's in Bangor on a recent Wednesday night.

Ready… fight! Maine Fighting Gamers alliance hosts weekly tournaments in Downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 09, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.
A small selection of items under $20 made in the Bangor area, including (clockwise from top left) Savour Chocolatier chocolates, earrings from Char Chiarito designs, Blueberry Ware mugs, Maine Shellware travel mugs, NyNy's Nest baby booties, Madder Root tea towels and Greetings from Bangor Maine gear.

20 under $20: A hyper-local gift guide for holiday shopping in the Bangor area

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 08, 2015, at 12:05 p.m.
Luke Cote is the on-stage foley artist for the live radio play adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" at Penobscot Theatre. Photo by Magnus Stark.

Penobscot Theatre adds new twists to adaptation of beloved holiday classic

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 03, 2015, at 9:57 a.m.
Brook Ewing Minner, picture in front of the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport in July 2015. Photo by Jeff Kirlin.

Northeast Historic Film director at forefront of Bucksport revitalization

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 01, 2015, at 11:49 a.m.

Eco-friendly Habitat for Humanity house in Bangor features personal touches

By Jodi Hersey, Special to the Weekly on Nov. 24, 2015, at 2:23 p.m.

Bangor Symphony and Geaghan’s brew up a sweet-sounding (and tasting) collaboration

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 18, 2015, at 10:26 a.m.
One of the upper floors of the building at 26 State Street, which formerly housed a cigar factory.

Bangor building renovation reveals hidden history

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 10, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
“It was amazing. It was like walking into the past,” said Abe Furth.