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Zak Mills

Community rallies in support of Maine high school coach’s son undergoing cancer treatment

By Ernie Clark on March 03, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.
LAGRANGE | Few 11-year-olds can boast of earning a state championship ring for his role on a high school basketball team. But it’s all just part of life as a coach’s son for Zak Mills, a sixth-grader at Penquis Valley Middle School in Milo. “When I was coaching basketball …

Woodlawn Over Coffee March 25

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 03, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.org The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations -the history of Woodlawn’s governing board The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations was incorporated …

Woodlawn Over Coffee March 18

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 03, 2015, at 4:31 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.org Wed. 3/18 History of The Ellsworth Antiques Show: A Look Behind the Scene This August, Woodlawn will celebrate its 10th year of …

Woodlawn Over Coffee March 11

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 03, 2015, at 4:28 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.org Croquet, the History of the Game with Larry Stettner Learn about the game of 6 wicket croquet and its history as it …
New Surry Theatre presents "Lost in Yonkers" www.newsurrytheatre.org

New Surry Theatre presents “Lost in Yonkers”

By Johannah Blackman on March 03, 2015, at 4:12 p.m.
Friday, March 13, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, March 14, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sunday, March 15, 2015 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, March 20, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, March 21, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sunday, March 22, 2015 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, March …
Marlene Groves

Deciphering Handwriting

By wilsonmuseum on March 03, 2015, at 4:09 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org The second talk in a series of March genealogical research programs will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Museum’s …

Free film and food at Lincoln church

By Cheryl Stratton on March 03, 2015, at 4:01 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: First United Methodist church, 8 Lee Road, Lincoln, Maine For more information: 207-794-8443 or 207-794-1967; lincolnumc.org/ LINCOLN, Maine — Free film and food day on Wednesday, March 11, will feature a movie “The Spitfire Grill” starring Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, and …
Portland chef Shannon Bard's first cookbook "The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen" has just been released.

Zapoteca chef released bold first cookbook

By Kathleen Pierce on March 03, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.
PORTLAND | Shannon Bard does not quit. Days after the Portland chef’s first cookbook was released, the co-owner of Zapoteca Restaurante Y Tequileria is already planning her next one. “I am compiling recipes and stories for tequila dinners, a chef tasting table book,” she said on the phone from …

How to add heat to your cooking with a variety of ingredients

By Judy Hevrdejs, Chicago Tribune (TNS) on March 03, 2015, at 2:37 p.m.
Playing with fire in the kitchen is definitely dangerous. But it can also be delicious — if you learn to play with a few culinary heat makers. It involves working with a variety of spicy, pungent or tart foods — from arugula and chilies to garlic, ginger, wasabi and Worcestershire …
Portland artist Mei Selvage talks about some of her work in a solo exhibit called "Express Wisdom in Visual Poetry and Storytelling" in the Joanne Waxman Library at the Maine College of Art on Monday.

Portland tech guru turned artist draws on Chinese roots

By Seth Koenig on March 03, 2015, at 1:01 p.m.
Mei Selvage’s story can perhaps best be told through the analogy of a lotus flower. It took a move to America and some rude commentary about her accent and clothes to push the Portland technology guru over the edge to becoming one of the area’s fastest rising …
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

American Folk Festival’s Second Annual Color Bangor

on March 03, 2015, at 12:41 p.m.
Guest post by Kaitlin Patnode American Folk Festival’s annual fun run is back with flying colors… Literally! Color Bangor is back again for a second year, and it’s going to be exciting. Registration is now open, and with the amount of participation from the community last year, including the hosts …
Lobsterman Jack Merril is a past performer who will be returning for the fourth annual event.

Fourth annual ‘Voices of the Sea’ in Portland

on March 03, 2015, at 12:32 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — This spring, Maine Maritime Museum will be bringing together some of the most talented men and women of the working waterfront to share poetry and songs inspired by life on the ocean for the fourth annual Voices of the Sea. The event kicks off at 7 pm …
Asylum Quartet--saxophone quartet performs classical, klezmer and more!

Asylum Quartet–Saxophone classical, klezmer and more!

By Karyl Condit on March 03, 2015, at 12:09 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Asylum Saxophone Quartet, Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall, UMF campus, Farmington, ME For more information: 207-860-2674; artsinstitute.org On Saturday April 11 at 7:30 pm, in the University of Maine-Farmington Nordica Auditorium, The Arts Institute of Western Maine is pleased to …
Deb Dall, St. Joseph Healthcare (at left), and Darlene Carriera with “Tree House”, by artist Hannah Nelsback. Carriera and her husband Mark Carriera DDS of Bangor donated the piece which now hangs in St. Joseph Hospital’s Surgical/Endoscopy waiting room.

Winning bidders of ‘Tree House’ art donate piece to St. Joseph

on March 03, 2015, at 11:45 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – After lively bidding at this year’s Children’s Discovery Museum Auction, Darlene and Mark Carreira were the winning bidders of the whimsical wall piece called “Tree House.” Although they outbid bidders from St. Joseph Healthcare, they graciously turned around and donated the item to the hospital where it is …

Downtown Bangor Living Open House

By DowntownBangor on March 03, 2015, at 11:31 a.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Downtown Living Open House, West Market Square , Bangor, Maine For more information: (207) 992-4234 ; downtownbangor.com The Downtown Bangor Partnership presents a unique opportunity to explore urban living in downtown Bangor. On Wednesday, March 25 from 6 p.m. to …
Barbara Babkirk

Eight tips for planning the second half of your life

on March 03, 2015, at 10:07 a.m.
By Barbara Babkirk Just when you think you had life figured out, you wake up to discover that the map of life that has guided you no longer leads you any place you care to go. While not much else may be clear, one thing is certain: Your former way …
CULTURE SHOCK

Like a lion, and a lamb: Mainer Lady Lamb releases second album of challenging art-folk

on March 03, 2015, at 9:36 a.m.
Lady Lamb, a.k.a. Aly Spaltro (formerly also possessing of stage name suffix “The Beekeeper”) admits she feels a little out of her element writing catchy choruses. Though you wouldn’t know that by listening to her new album, “After,” out this week on Mom+Pop Music. Despite the knotted, complex lyrical content …
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Best Coast, Warpaint, The Go! Team and Built To Spill on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 03, 2015, at 9:24 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from Modest Mouse and Lindstrøm on the show this week, while the retro alternative set featured an hour-plus look back at alt-rock radio hits from 1995, as we mark their 20th anniversary.
BRILLIANTLY CHIC

10 Questions to ask yourself when buying clothes

on March 03, 2015, at 9:07 a.m.
For me, there are two different kinds of people in the world, those who love to shop, and those who hate to shop. I happen to be one of the people who love to shop; that being said, I still make rookie mistakes while shopping. This usually happens when I …
THE SCRAPED-UP KID

Choosing the Adventure

on March 02, 2015, at 10:21 p.m.
Well, that was a longer blogging break than intended. I didn’t mean to disappear; I’ve just been in recovery. We went away for our February vacation–and you should know that I travel with two young children so from this point forward when I say “vacation” it’s the letter but not spirit …
 
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