Arts & Entertainment
‘Toby’ explores adopting a rescue pet into the family | Print |
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 14:31
By Sarah Walker Caron
BDN Senior Editor
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Toby, a rescue poodle fostered and eventually adopted from Houlton Humane Society by Maine-based author and illustrator Hazel Mitchell, is the subject of a new children’s book by the same name.
 

What happens when a rescued dog is adopted by a new family? It can be hard — even as the family falls in love with the pup. The complexities of adoptions and transitions to a new environment are explored in the new children’s book by Hazel Mitchell.

And “Toby” is already popular with young readers.

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Former reporter pens science-fiction novel | Print |
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:53
 

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FREDERICTON, New Brunswick — Jennifer Ruth was sitting at home one morning when a question popped into her head.

“What if Earth is a prison and battleground for criminal aliens and we humans are caught and enslaved in the crossfire? What if we have been driven into a destructive direction of war, wealth and power - and what if, for thousands of years, humanity has been used as the ultimate weapon of revenge?”

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Cary Library Corner | Print |
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 07:49

The Cary Library is partnering with the Maine Folklife Center to present a program entitled, “Threads of Our Lives: Maine Folk Fiber Art,” on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture-demonstration program features Maine-based fiber artists. Swedish Huck weaver Carolyn Hildebrand will be talking about Swedes in Maine and Huck weaving. She will bring samples of her work as well as cloth for audience participation learning Huck embroidery.

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Theater plans radio drama | Print |
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 09:09

Plans are in the works for Houlton Star Bright Children’s Theatre to perform a radio drama, “A Christmas Carol,” to be broadcast on WHOU in December.

This is an opportunity for middle school students to read and record this classic play by Charles Dickens, as well as for the community to hear and enjoy it.

The drama is open to students in grades 6 through 8. An introductory meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 2:45 p.m. in the art room of Houlton Middle/High School, to talk about the process, look at the script and decide on a rehearsal schedule.

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Houlton native unveils mural project | Print |
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:29
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Houlton native Sue York stands next to the mural of photos she created as part of her "Gathering Goodness Mosaic" project. The artwork is on display at the Houlton Regional Hospital now through early September.  
 

HOULTON — After several long months spent reviewing photographs, songs and personal writings, Susan York has unveiled her 108-piece mural for local residents to see.

York, a native of Houlton who now resides in Shokan, New York, is an award winning artist and author who decided the best way for her to raise awareness for a cause that affects her personally would be to put paint to paper.

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