Articles by Corky Pinette

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Musica Sacra for Advent 2013

By Corky Pinette on Nov. 24, 2013, at 1:57 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: Kevin Birch; (207) 942-6941; Music in Honor of the Blessed MotherStory continues below advertisement. BANGOR | The Chamber Choir at St. John’s will perform Sacred Choral …
Founded in 1995, the Chamber Choir at St. John’s Catholic Church performs sacred choral music ranging from chant to modern works. Photo by Andrea Hand

Musica Sacra for Lent 2013

By Corky Pinette on March 04, 2013, at 1:16 a.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: St. John’s Catholic Church , 207 York Street, Bangor, ME For more information: Kevin Birch – Director & Organist; (207) 217-6740 ; The Chamber Choir at St. John’s Catholic Church offers a program of contemplative music for Lent and …
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Chamber Choir to perform sacred music

By Corky Pinette on Nov. 24, 2012, at 7:20 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: St. John’s Catholic Church , 207 York Street, Bangor, ME For more information: Kevin Birch – Director & Organist; (207) 942-6941; BANGOR, Maine — The Chamber Choir will perform Sacred Choral Music for Advent at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at …

Musica Sacra for Lent 2012

By Corky Pinette on March 13, 2012, at 10:21 p.m.
The Chamber Choir at St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York Street,  Bangor will perform Dieterich Buxtehude’s monumental cantata cycle Membra Jesu Nostri (1680)  Saturday, March 24, 2012 beginning at 7:30 PM. Buxtehude, who was the great German composer between Schuetz and Bach, wrote this uncommonly beautiful cycle of cantatas (based …

US says bin Laden knew of Europe plot

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press on May 25, 2011, at 10:04 p.m.
BERLIN — The United States has told Germany that evidence pulled from Osama bin Laden’s hideout shows the terror chief was linked to a plot to attack targets in Europe last year, a senior German official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Two U.S. officials also told the AP that …
A general view of the MAS Museum in Antwerp, Belgium.

Museum puts Belgium’s Antwerp on cultural map

By Raff Casert, The Associated Press on May 14, 2011, at 7:51 p.m.
ANTWERP, Belgium — One of the world’s great port cities has long been known for its heady mix of grit, refinement and bravado. On Friday, it opened a museum to match. Built on the docks of a once-derelict neighborhood, the MAS museum hosts homegrown treasures and those that tall ships …
The view of our skyline from the dock at "Idle Isle" on East Grand Lake in Forest City in the summer of 2010.

Favorite Places in Maine: Forest City and East Grand Lake

By Corky Pinette on April 06, 2011, at 10:19 p.m.
My definition of a city was formulated during my childhood when my grandfather did a very wise thing. He purchased property in Forest City near the southern tip of East Grand Lake (part of the Chiputneticook chain and headwater of the St. Croix River) in Washington County. The winter population …

Aroostook County Superior Court, Caribou cases Jan. 1-31, 2011

By Corky Pinette on March 17, 2011, at 9:21 p.m.
Sheila Akeley, 43, Limestone, disorderly conduct, $300. Jayson J. Boyd, 19, Caribou, theft by unauthorized use of property, jail six months; operating vehicle while under influence of intoxicants, $500, jail 48 hours, license suspended 90 days; eluding officer, prison three years, all but nine months one day suspended, probation two …

Nokomis Regional High School second quarter honor roll

By Corky Pinette on March 15, 2011, at 9:45 p.m.
Seniors, highest honors: Brittany Buotte, Kayla DeRaps, Jordan Fortin, Haley Hayden, Courtney Horton, Alexa Mitchell; high honors: Karina Arsenault, Cecelia Billington, Patrick Braley, Taylor Butler, Katelyn Chase, Bobby Davis, Carla Gagliardo, Ashley Garnett, Brittany Gosnell, Jennifer Hastings, Hillary Howard, Destiny Long, Allison Manson, Jade Morse, Elizabeth Orcutt, Regina Pearl, Karissa …
This view of Mt. Katahdin along Route 11 following an icestorm in 2007, is one of the reasons Patten is a favorite destination for visitors and residents alike.

Favorite Places in Maine: Patten area

By Corky Pinette on Feb. 23, 2011, at 6:49 p.m.
People must wonder whether professional help of some kind is in order when they learn that I commute five days each week from Patten to Bangor. Why would anyone want to do that? The reason I give is: “The destination in both directions is worth the drive.” After living here …
Jeremy Wedderman of Houlton is all smiles as he dances with his daughter Olivia during the third annual “Daughter Dance” held Feb. 4 at Gentle Memorial Building. Sponsored by the Houlton Parent-Teacher Organization, the event was held for girls from Houlton Elementary School and their “dates.”

Houlton school holds father-daughter dance

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 10, 2011, at 8:21 p.m.
The Gentle Memorial Building was transformed into a Valentine’s Day paradise Friday evening as the Parent-Teacher Organization of Houlton Elementary School held its third annual “Daughter Dance.” More than 100 students and their “dates” attended this year’s event, which serves as a fundraiser for the PTO. “The …
Wyatt Jenkins of Houlton gives a winning performance of “Geek in the Pink,” by Jason Mraz during Saturday evening’s Northern Star competition in Houlton. Jenkins was one of three soloists chosen to advance to the finale of the American Idol-like contest in Aroostook County.

Northern Stars rise in Houlton

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 10, 2011, at 6:49 p.m.
HOULTON — Three soloists and one group rose above the rest Saturday evening to earn the coveted “Golden Ticket” in the United Way of Aroostook’s Northern Star singing competition. For the second straight year, three males were chosen as the top three to advance to the championship round as Wyatt …

Deer Isle craft school gets $125,000 in Save America’s Treasures grant

By Corky Pinette on Feb. 03, 2011, at 6:08 p.m.
The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts was selected to receive a $125,000 grant from the federal competitive Save America’s Treasures grant program awarded by the National Park Service and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Haystack was the only Maine organization to receive …
Dennis Plourde of Bangor serves a tray of food Wednesday at The Salvation Army on South Park Street in Bangor. Plourde, who is developmentally disabled, is a participant in the Downeast Horizons day program.

Group enhances own lives while helping community

By Jamison Cocklin on Jan. 27, 2011, at 2:08 a.m.
BANGOR | Many of them carried ribbons for their achievements at the Special Olympics, others were eager to boast about lending a helping hand, and some simply wore a smile because they were happy to be there. As a result, the atmosphere was vibrant at the Dorothy Day Soup …
Laura Schnaible (right), staff recruiter for The New England Center for Children in Boston, talks with a UMaine student who declined to be identified on Wednesday during UMaine's Career Fair.

UM Career Fair draws hundreds

By James Cocklin on Jan. 27, 2011, at 12:13 a.m.
ORONO,  Maine — Hundreds of students filed through the University of Maine’s fitness and recreation center Wednesday for the school’s annual career fair, according to event officials. The event, held every year in January by the UM Career Center, attracted 87 different companies and organizations. Most company representatives traveled from …