Bangor writer debuts colorful new novel, “American Vaudeville”

The past, the present and the future happily — well, mostly happily — exist simultaneously in Bangor writer Katie Lattari’s colorful, compact debut novel, “American …
Kelley Dean of Levant creates huge chalk drawings with her daughter, Ava.
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Levant mom uses chalk art to liven up the long days of summer

By Jodi Hersey Special to the Weekly Kelley Dean of Levant has always been creative. Those who know her best have seen her talents on …
Dancers rehearse for Alison Chase/Performance's new work, &quotDancing With Steel."

Renowned choreographer to ‘dance with steel’ in seven outdoor spots across the state

Alison Chase has had plenty of experience bringing her modern dance troupe, Alison Chase/Performance, into unorthodox venues, from art museums to granite quarries.

Who was R.B. Hall? Bangor Band hosts statewide celebration of march composer

Though he may not be a household name in this day and age, 19th century march composer and bandleader R.B. (Robert Browne) Hall has an …
Tracey Marceron stands in the new rehearsal space, across the street from her theater space, the Next Generation Theatre, on Center Street in Brewer.

Brewer theater and arts school expands, teaches the ‘next generation’ of artists

For Tracey Marceron, it’s not about the money. If it was, she wouldn’t be in the business of running a small theater and art school …

Peeling back ‘layers of history’ at the Winterport Union Meeting House

Despite being situated in the center of downtown Winterport, few people living today have ever set foot inside the Union Meeting House.
Julie Lisnet and Ron Lisnet play Basil and Sibyl Fawlty in Ten Bucks Theatre Company's new show.

Three local theaters offer unique array of shows and talent this May in Bangor region

The last weekend of April and first few weeks of May are set to be busy ones for local theater companies and their fans, as …
Hermon Girl Scouts are helping to feed seniors and needy folks in their community. Back row left :  Makayla Doherty, Ella Campbell, Haley Wadsworth. Left middle:  Kylie Larkin and Lexi Crawford. Front left: Halo Acosta and Jamie Russell
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Hermon Girl Scouts serve a delicious monthly meal to seniors in their community

In the small town of Hermon, there’s a group of seventh grade Girl Scouts who every month are living out their organization’s promise to help …
At the Bangor Symphony Orchestra's soiree fundraiser earlier this month; left to right, BSO violinist Sascha Zaburdaeva, Maestro Lucas Richman and Eric Mihan; Kaitlyn Parker Bray and Isaac Bray are on the right, and who will not be featured at Sunday's BSO concert.

From Puccini to Pearl Jam: Bangor singer to make local debut with BSO this Sunday

Before he was a wine merchant — and before he was the lead singer in local hard rock band One Sixty One — Eric Mihan …
Courtesy Memorymaker Photography. Convention goers watch a panel at the 2015 Bangor Comic & Toy Con.

Uhura, Admiral Ackbar and Mini-Me among guests at Bangor’s Comic & Toy Convention

The second Bangor Comic & Toy Con is set for April 8-10, again at the Cross Center.

Log rolling, water polo and scuba diving among aquatic offerings at Bangor YMCA

The Bangor YMCA is finding new and creative ways to get people who once avoided the pool the motivation they need to dive into aquatic …

Kitchen design a family tradition at new Bangor design company

Michelle Chase, owner and lead designer for the new Bangor kitchen and bath design business Anchor Design Co., says her biggest inspiration is her father, …
Folks from Mad Science of Maine give a demonstration at the 2015 Maine Science Festival.

Owls, Minecraft and a math genius, all weekend at the Maine Science Festival in Bangor

For year two of the Maine Science Festival, organizer Kate Dickerson decided to double down and make what already was a successful inaugural event even …
Dominick Varney and Brianne Beck star in Penobscot Theatre's production of &quotThe Last Five Years."

Love, loss and lots of beautiful music in PTC’s “The Last Five Years”

“The beautiful thing about this show, however, is that I think anyone that’s ever been in love and anyone that’s ever had their heart broken can empathize with it.”

‘I build happy children': Winterport man builds nearly 5,000 little red carts for kids

Winterport resident Bill Dorrity’s father told him to always triple check everything. “Check it twice, and then check it once,” said Dorrity. “So I’m always …
Cast members from Some Theatre Company's &quotClue: The Musical," including Paul Allen, Logan Tripp, Corissa Bither, Jessica Weiner, Shayne Bither and Randolph M. Jones.

Some Theatre Company to get a ‘Clue,’ bring fresh blood into performance

Theater’s been in Elaine Bard’s blood for decades, but it wasn’t until last year that the Bangor resident finally bit the bullet and made good …
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.
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Samsara Exotic Animal Refuge in Greenfield Township holds a ‘barn-raiser’ benefit

Drive 12 miles from Milford down the County Road, past the densely packed pines of Sunkhaze Meadows Wildlife Preserve and into Greenfield Township, and if …
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Great Maine Outdoor Weekend winter edition offers slate of Bangor area activities

Despite relatively balmy temperatures and, until this past week, no significant snow accumulation since early January, it’s still winter, darn it, and there’s plenty of …
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

When Noel ‘Paul’ Stookey takes the stage with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra this Saturday night for the BSO’s annual pops concert, it will be just …
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

“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.”