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    January 3, 2015

    Local artist's innovative 'Photoplay' tool sparks creativity in children worldwide

    As a young girl, Marcie Jan Bronstein played a game with her dad that involved finding some sort of object. Whether it was a pebble or a coin, the object didn’t really matter. They would reinvent what they had found by telling a story about the object, which exposed Bronstein to a creative mindset at a young age. Since then, this local artist has expressed her creativity through photography, painting, and a …

  • Published
    August 13, 2014

    Searsmont celebrates town's bicentennial

    There was a large turnout at the Searsmont Community Center to celebrate the town’s 200th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 9. The day was filled with activities including a performance by Belfast Bay Fiddlers, a lobster feed and pig roast, and fireworks.

  • Published
    July 16, 2014

    Belfast's Arts in the Park brings artisans to waterfront

    A large crowd of people gathered in Heritage Park in Belfast to view the products of more than 80 fine artists and artisans on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13, as part of Arts in the Park. The event included food booths and live music as well.

  • Published
    July 14, 2014

    Lincolnville Strawberry Festival celebrates 20 years

    Lincolnville celebrated its 20th annual Strawberry Festival Saturday, July 12. A sizable crowd gathered to watch the parade, listen to live music, and enjoy a variety of strawberry desserts among other activities. The annual festival is hosted by United Christian Church in Lincolnville and typically draws several hundred people, who consume 175 to 200 pounds of strawberries — organizers typically plan for around …

  • Published
    June 11, 2014

    Large turnout for Belfast's ukulele picnic

    A large crowd attended the inaugural Belfast Ukulele Picnic June 7 at Steamboat Landing. The event began with an 11 a.m. introduction and was followed by performances from various ukulele clubs hailing from places such as Machias, Blue Hill, Farmington and Belfast, beginning at noon. The day-long festivities ended with a 6:30 p.m. concert headlined by Dos Eckies, Jim & Liz Beloff and the Edukated Fleas. There …

  • Published
    April 30, 2014

    The Game Loft: Making a difference for local youths for more than 15 years

    In the age of online gaming, it’s difficult to find places like the Game Loft in Belfast, which is an electronic-game-free home to 240 youth in the region. Located in the center of downtown Belfast, the Loft started out as a retail store called “All About Games,” opened by a couple, Ray and Patricia Estabrook, in 1996. The shop exploded with youth of all ages who wanted to play the non-electronic games that the …

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