Muslim women cosplayers pose during a cosplay event at a mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 8, 2017.

Hijab cosplay takes off as Muslim women embrace fan culture

By Yuddy Cahya and Ebrahim Harris, Reuters on July 21, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
“Wearing a hijab should not be a barrier for anything. We are free to be creative.”
Eleanor Cain, 81, of Brewer performs at senior centers, clubs and other venues in the Bangor area. Cain has been belly dancing since she was in her 30s and continues to learn new steps and choreographies.

At 81, this Brewer belly dancer is still perfecting her art

By Meg Haskell on July 21, 2017, at 6:02 a.m.
The soul of authentic belly dance is in the Middle East, and Cain honors that tradition, with her costumery and technique, when she dances at area senior centers and other venues.

Free Meals for Kids at the Bangor Region YMCA!

By Audrey Co on July 21, 2017, at 1:02 a.m.
Sears at the console of the 1892 Johnson and Son organ in Monson, MA

Permelia Sears Organ Concert, August 3, 7:30 p.m.

By Cathy Bruno on July 20, 2017, at 11:38 p.m.
Rusty Metal Farm visitor Tempeste Boivin, 6, shares some leftover pizza with the resident flock of hens.

Yes, the Rusty Metal Farm hens are junk food junkies

By Julia Bayly on July 20, 2017, at 6 p.m.
To hear my friends tell it, the Rusty Metal Farm chickens are among the most spoiled and pampered on the planet.

Missed Connections: Scooter Riding Vigilante (Garment District)

on July 20, 2017, at 4:47 p.m.

Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience

By Melissa Gerety on July 20, 2017, at 4 p.m.

Big Book Sale

By swhplibrary on July 20, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.

Children’s Book Illustrator Jeannie Brett to Teach Nature and Animal Drawing

By Dean Lunt on July 20, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.
Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 22, 2012.

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead at age 41

By Elahe Izadi, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.
Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in a Southern California home Thursday.

Islandport Press joins the “Book Fairy” to Promote Summer Literacy

By Dean Lunt on July 20, 2017, at 2:56 p.m.

The Other Island: Ben’s Story Author to Speak at Library

By swhplibrary on July 20, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.

Local Duo Piedmont to Play Riverfront Park, Old Town

By Tiffany Palmer on July 20, 2017, at 2:17 p.m.

Lavender Talk by Lorie Costigan at Union Farmers Market on Friday

By Eaine Frost on July 20, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.

Sharks4Kids at the Library!

By swhplibrary on July 20, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
Schooner Victory Chimes takes a pass by the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.

Windjammer Lighthouse Parade Offers Close-Up Views of Historic Fleet

By Meg Maiden on July 20, 2017, at 10:58 a.m.

Winterport Open Stage Auditions: LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE

By Brianne Beck on July 20, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.

Bangor Area Recovery Network’s 2nd Annual Yard Sale and Car Wash

By Karen Foley on July 20, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
Actor Andy Serkis is seen on the red carpet at a screening of "War for the Planet of the Apes" in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 10, 2017.

‘Planet of the Apes’ Serkis the ‘king of motion capture’

By Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 8:16 a.m.
Still, from a viewer standpoint, it can be difficult to tell where the actor stops and the special effects begin.
The interior of the South Solon Meeting House, an 1840s building that was transformed in the 1950s with massive interior frescoes painted by acclaimed American modern artists. This mural is by Ashley Bryan.

Hidden inside a 175-year-old Maine church is a sublime work of modern art

By Emily Burnham on July 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Nearly every square inch of wall and ceiling inside is covered in frescoes, painted over the course of five years in the 1950s by 13 young artists.