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Maine State Ballet to perform Hansel and Gretel

Maine State Ballet to perform Hansel and Gretel

Nearly 50 young dancers from across southern Maine will take the stage in October as Maine State Ballet presents its version of the classic story, Hansel and Gretel.  The show features an imaginative set, intricately designed costumes, and the hauntingly beautiful music of Engelbert Humperdinck’s famous opera. It tells the tale of a brother and sister who get lost in the woods and stumble upon a Gingerbread House, where they must find a way to outwit the Gingerbread Witch before she outwits them.

The performances on Oct. 15 and 22 represent another milestone for Maine State Ballet, as they will be the first shows held at the recently renovated theater in Falmouth. Seating capacity has been expanded from 115 to 140, and there are more spaces in the parking lot. Other upgrades include new chandeliers and crimson paint to match the stage’s velvet curtain.

Maine State Ballet to perform Hansel and Gretel

Maine State Ballet to perform Hansel and Gretel

Nearly 50 young dancers from across southern Maine will take the stage in October as Maine State Ballet presents its version of the classic story, Hansel and Gretel.  The show features an imaginative set, intricately designed costumes, and the hauntingly beautiful music of Engelbert Humperdinck’s famous opera. It tells the tale of a brother and sister who get lost in the woods and stumble upon a Gingerbread House, where they must find a way to outwit the Gingerbread Witch before she outwits them.

The performances on Oct. 15 and 22 represent another milestone for Maine State Ballet, as they will be the first shows held at the recently renovated theater in Falmouth. Seating capacity has been expanded from 115 to 140, and there are more spaces in the parking lot. Other upgrades include new chandeliers and crimson paint to match the stage’s velvet curtain.

Maine Fall Foliage Colors Expected to Be "Bright and Beautiful"

Maine Fall Foliage Colors Expected to Be "Bright and Beautiful"

A stretch of hot and dry weather in July and the recent tropical storm won't have a noticeable impact on foliage viewing in Maine, according to the first 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC).
 
Maine fall foliage conditions as of Sept. 14. 
 
"Overall, the foliage looks to be in better than average condition," said Bill Ostrofsky, a forest pathologist at the Maine Forest Service. "I fully expect the Maine fall foliage season will be delivered right on time as another bright and beautiful show."

Currently, Maine Forest Service rangers in each of the state's seven tracking zones are observing very low leaf color, or less than 10 percent toward peak, along with very low leaf drop.

Getting The Most Out of Fall in Maine

Getting The Most Out of Fall in Maine

Now that the days are getting shorter & the nights much cooler, you may have a case of fall fever? If you're anything like me, you really love summer & hate to see it go, but you welcome fall with open arms! There is so much to do in Maine in the fall. I wrote a blog post on Stiffler's Social Scoop [my personal blog] about how you can Get The Most Out of Fall in Maine. Apple picking, hiking, high school football & fall foliage are some of my favorites. What is your favorite thing about fall?

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
SYLVANIA 300 Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00pm Oval - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

The cars and stars of NASCAR race their way back to New England for the SYLVANIA 300 and the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, September 25. As part of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, this 300-lap event is sure to be pivotal in deciding the series champion.

Portland's 2nd annual Walk For Recovery. Saturday September 10, 2011.

Portland's 2nd annual Walk For Recovery. Saturday September 10, 2011.

Portland's 2nd annual Walk For Recovery. Saturday September 10, 2011.

 

Join to celebrate the power of recovery. Groups and individuals concerned with the continuing incidents of alcohol and drug abuse in the community are being encouraged to take part in the walk which is being organized and hosted by Catholic Charities Maine’s Counseling Services in partnership with Milestone Foundation, Crossroads for Women, Day One, Milestone, and Serenity House in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month.

 

Saturday, September 10, 2011. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.