Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor featured over 120 of Maine’s top producers with cooking demonstrations, lots of tasty treats and many great stories. We were impressed!
Mattagash, Maine is a fictional town filled with fictional people, but it might as well be real.
Who said fashion is all about the next new thing? Author Lauren Weisberger revisits her over-the-top characters from "The Devil Wears Prada," including top magazine editor and ice queen Miranda Priestly, 10 years later in her latest novel, "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns." It turns out, other than a few fleeting trends that clearly define the setting as 2013, things haven't changed all that much.
The Chocolate Church, in Bath, will host a holiday show Saturday evening when the “Irish Christmas In America” troupe comes to town. This year’s performance features Lumiere (an Irish duo made up of Pauline Scanlon and Eilis (ay-leesh) Kennedy) with Seamus Begley (Ireland’s 2013 Traditional Singer of the Year); Oisin Mac Diarmada (oh-SHEEN mac DAR-muddah) the show’s creator/producer and fiddle player; Sean Garvin (on flute and uillieann pipes), Grainne (GRAHN-ya) (on harp); and two step dancers, Brian Cunningham and Samantha Harvey. In a recent telephone interview from her home in Dingle in County Kerry in the Southwest of Ireland, Kennedy spoke about the upcoming show in Bath while responding to the opening question.
“I don’t think there’s any point in being Irish if you don’t know that sooner or later the world is going to break your heart.”
GARDINER — On Friday, December 6, Dozens of Gardiner-area artists and several downtown businesses will ring in the season together with a festive celebration of the arts and the local community. ArtWalk Gardiner, a popular event in downtown Gardiner since its inception in 2005, will take place in storefronts and studios along historic Water Street from 5:30-8:00pm. Hundreds of original works of art (including paintings, drawings, photographs, fine art prints, sculptures, and artist’s books) will be available to view and purchase, along with many fine crafts including pottery, jewelry, woodcarvings, textiles, and other hand-crafted items.
AUGUSTA — A Model Railroad Celebration and free admission is planned for the Maine State Museum.