Emily Burnham

Culture Reporter


2017 Rise Above Fest set for Bangor Waterfront, expanded to two days, features Korn, Shinedown

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 9:42 a.m.
Tea Maineia co-owner Dan Holmes pours a cup of freshly brewed Wild Blueberry tea at his shop on Maine Street in Winterport.

Winterport couple puts the kettle on for fragrant brews at Tea Maineia

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 20, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.
Since opening the retail shop in 2013 the couple has been surprised to see just how many Mainers are passionate about tea. They regularly get customers who travel from as far away as Millinocket and Ellsworth just to buy tea.
Dan Holmes makes a pot of Wild Blueberry tea at his shop Tea Maineia on Maine Street in Winterport.

Tea 101: Tips for brewing the perfect cup of tea

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 20, 2017, at 10:27 a.m.
The secret? Time and temperature.

Surprise! J.J. Abrams announces new Stephen King series on Hulu, “Castle Rock”

on Feb. 18, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.

Tropical Tastes International Market has opened on Harlow Street in Bangor

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.

REO Speedwagon, Styx and Don Felder to return to Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion this summer

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 6:33 p.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 17-19: These boots were made for… shoveling?

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12:57 p.m.

Rock band OneRepublic set for August show at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 8 a.m.

Taste of India in Bangor undergoing renovations; new menu and bar set for late February re-opening

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
An Indian dance group goes over their dance moves in the lobby of Hauck Auditorium at the University of Maine campus in Orono Friday. One of the most popular student performances of the year at UMaine is the International Dance Showcase, in which international students from all over the world show off their traditional or popular styles of dance from their home countries. This year's performances are set for Feb. 18.

Diversity is something to dance about at UMaine’s international dance showcase

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 15, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
Two performances are planned for 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

12 Maine chefs and restaurants named semi-finalists for 2017 James Beard Awards

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.

Maine’s own Noel Paul Stookey records parody of “Unforgettable” for Trump, dubbed “Impeachable”

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 10:09 a.m.
Jen Armstrong serves Alice Benett of California (back left), and friends Bill and Bobby Gay of Owls Head at Morse's Sauerkraut & European Deli in Waldoboro. "Everybody knows Morse's is amazing," said Bobby Gay.

After 99 years, Morse’s in Waldoboro is a draw for kraut people and pickle people alike

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.
“There’s a reason it’s been here for almost 100 years.”

The Chainsmokers, EDM duo featuring Freeport native, won a Grammy last night

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 9:53 a.m.

Waterfront Concerts announces Jack Johnson to play June concert in Bangor

on Feb. 09, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 10-12: Hunker down, or brave the elements?

on Feb. 09, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
 Will Mallett of the Mallett Brothers Band perform their new album “The Falling of the Pine" at Stearns High School in Millinocket last Saturday. The album evolved from an encounter with the book “Minstrelsy of Maine: Folk Songs and Ballads of the Woods and the Coast,” and is comprised from lyrics from the book, set to newly arranged music.

Maine’s mythic past is set to music on new album from the Mallett Brothers Band

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 08, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
“Maine is such an important part of our identity as a band.”

British indie rock band Glass Animals set for August concert at Thompson’s Point in Portland

on Feb. 07, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
Early diners await the start of their "Food Journey" through Finland at In Good Company in Rockland on Friday. For nearly 10 years, In Good Company has hosted Food Journeys, a series of dinners themed to a different cuisine, historical period or special event each week in the winter and spring months.

Diners at Rockland eatery In Good Company have come to expect the unexpected

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 07, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
“I can never stop exploring. That’s the fun of it for me. I never get tired of it,” chef Melody Wolfertz said.
"There used to be a lot of people making snowshoes around here. Now we are the only ones left," Edmond Theriault said as he uses a file to chisel notches in a pair of snowshoes.

Maine Arts Commission announces 2017 fellowships

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 07, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
The Maine Arts Commission on Tuesday morning announced its 2017 Maine Artist Fellowships, naming seven accomplished Maine artists in six disciplines. Each will receive a $5,000 award.