Emily Burnham

Culture Reporter


5 Things To Do This Weekend, Aug. 18-20: I’ve got the blues. Blueberries, that is.

on Aug. 17, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.
Richard Morse, center, will bring his Haitian band, RAM, to the American Folk Festival.

Haitian band set to play Folk Fest has lived through crisis

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 16, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
The Haitian ensemble will perform at the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront, set for Aug. 25-27.

Goo Goo Dolls cancel concert in Portland Wednesday night

on Aug. 16, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.
Lead singer Johnny Rzeznik said he lost his voice due to a cold, which was exacerbated by their show Tuesday night in Boston.
Karl Holmes, right, and Eric Treworgy opened Pugnuts ice cream shop in Surry last summer. They serve house made gourmet ice cream and gelato, alongside some ice cream cakes, sundaes and ice cream bars.

It’s always a party at Pugnuts, the ice cream and gelato shop in Surry

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 15, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Pugnuts — so named because the couple are “nuts” for pugs, and because it’s a silly, memorable name — came about after Treworgy and Holmes decided they wanted to try to find a way to work together.

Solar eclipse 2017: Where in Maine to watch, how to watch safely and other tips

on Aug. 15, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.

Kashi Hibachi, new Japanese restaurant, opens on Stillwater Avenue in Bangor

on Aug. 15, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.
The new restaurant will serve sushi, Japanese and Chinese hot appetizer and entrees, and hibachi favorites from the grill.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Aug. 11-13: What’s on your summer bucket list?

on Aug. 10, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.

200 years ago, the ‘Thomas Jefferson of Maine’ lived in Blue Hill

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 10, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Who was Jonathan Fisher? His name might be pretty obscure these days, but 200 years ago, he was one of the most important figures in eastern Maine.
Jack Burke in the Baron’s Pub at the Pentagoet Inn in Castine. Burke and his wife Julie Van de Graaf own the historic inn. The walls are decorated with a wide variety of photographs and other memorabilia that Burke and Van de Graaf picked up during their extensive travels.

A real-life ‘most interesting man in the world’ co-owns historic Maine inn

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 09, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.

Manny’s Greek Grill opens in Ellsworth, serving up classic Greek diner food

on Aug. 09, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.

Frank’s Bake Shop in Bangor has new owners; fourth generation of Soucy family takes over

on Aug. 07, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Aug. 4-6: At the top of the Ferris wheel

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
John Hackney (from left), Ginny Hackney, Deb Rollins and Ehsan Tabatabaie dance the Tango while during the monthly Milonga Tango dance party at the Noh Way Dance Studio in Bangor on Friday.

Discover the sensual, spiritual secrets of tango in a Bangor loft

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 03, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Tango requires a great deal of mental and emotional concentration, but the atmosphere on tango nights at the Noh Way School is relaxed and convivial.

#19hoursinbangor brings film writers to Bangor for an exclusive Stephen King tour

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
Blueberries wait to be raked on Aug. 12 in one of the Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Company fields in Township 19, Washington County, Aug. 12, 2016.

Go wild with your blueberries with these 10 berry recipes

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 01, 2017, at 12:47 p.m.
Here are 10 recipes that use blueberries that go beyond the cobbler.
Dropkick Murphys' Al Barr performs during their show at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor Thursday.

Dropkick Murphys and Rancid bring Boston, California punk rock to Bangor

By Emily Burnham on July 28, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
Thursday was the first show of the bands’ the Boston to Berkeley Tour.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 28-30: Step right up!

on July 27, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.

Are you ready to get freaked out? The official trailer for the “IT” movie is here

on July 27, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.
Ingrid Bengis-Palei smiles for a photo in her house in Stonington, Maine in this undated photo. Bengis-Palei, a writer once nominated for a National Book Award who later became known for providing fresh Maine seafood to renowned chefs died July 13 at the age of 72. Palei family photo.

Stonington writer who sold famous chefs on fresh Maine seafood dies of cancer

By Emily Burnham on July 27, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
Bengi-Palei passed away July 13 at her home in the Stonington village of Oceanville, where she moved in the 1970s.
Frederick Wiseman. Photo by Erik Madigan Heck.

Controversial Belfast documentary returns to local screens

By Emily Burnham on July 26, 2017, at 1:11 p.m.
For Belfast residents and those familiar with the town, it’s a time capsule of a town that has changed irrevocably.