Full-scale Wiscasset Art Walk to return June 24

Wiscasset Art Walk — a summertime celebration of art, music, performance and community, entering its ninth year — returns this month in full force with the participation of village galleries, shops, and restaurants.

The village becomes a festival with sidewalk activities, community art projects, and special features.

Art Walks are held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26 and Sept. 30. Participant sites are marked with colorful streamers, touring maps are available throughout the village, and there’s plenty of free parking.

Those ubiquitous orange barrels of 2019, indicators of the multi-year Maine Department of Transportation

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24 Canadian books to get your dad for Father’s Day

Books make great gifts. From laugh-out-loud short stories to stories about space exploration, here are some suggestions for your dad on Father’s Day.

Dad Up! is a book by Steve Patterson. (Penguin Canada, CBC)

Dad Up!: Long-time Comedian. First-time Father is a humorous look at fatherhood from comedian and father of two Steve Patterson. It explores what it means to be a dad in today’s world, offering up unexpected wisdom and funny anecdotes. Patterson also recalls his own childhood, growing up as the youngest of five boys in an Irish Catholic household, and reflects on the lessons his father imparted 

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‘Watch out for that word equity’: Critical race theory debate reaches Rutland

Audience members listen to critiques of Critical Race Theory during a gathering held by Vermonters for Vermont in Rutland on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

RUTLAND — A national controversy about naming systemic racism in schools has made its way to Rutland. 

The town hall-style meeting, held at the Vermont State Fairgrounds on Wednesday night, featured six speakers who denounced “critical race theory,” which acknowledges the sprawling existence of racism in the country’s institutions. Rhetoric on Wednesday aligned with a recent nationwide push among conservative activists to ban conversations about racism from local schools.

“We have trusted

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Green Box Arts Festival offers weeks of music, dance, art, film in Colorado mountain town | Arts & Entertainment

Picture it: You and your favorite people exploring a sweet and shady tiny mountain town while being immersed in arts and culture.

You have only a short, 15-mile drive to make that vision a reality.

The Green Box Arts Festival is back in Green Mountain Falls, after the pandemic decimated most of its annual events last summer. And this year’s event clocks in at three weeks, much bigger than its heretofore 10-day schedule. There are dozens of activities to choose from, including arts camps for kids, concerts by The Reminders and Collective Groove, Sunday Sing-alongs with Colorado Springs Conservatory, ArtDesk

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7 Best Vintage Comic Books to Buy Online

This collection of comic books features first appearances from iconic characters including Supergirl, Black Panther, and Black Widow.

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Comic book collecting is the kind of hobby that’s fun for all ages, although vintage comics can be a bit pricier. To help you choose the best in rare comic books, we scoured the web to find seven great comics that are totally worth adding

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Gareth Coker’s Immortals Fenyx Rising Score Mixes Authenticity, Creativity SPIN

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