Q&A Maine Blog

Rosa Noreen, Professional Belly Dancer

Posted on April 25, 2013
Edited by Sophie Nelson

Rosa Noreen grew up in Jonesport and has been belly dancing since 2004. In 2010, she co-founded Bright Star World Dance, Maine's only studio focusing on belly dance, and she travels extensively to teach and perform. On Saturday, April 27, Rosa Noreen brings together a talented group of dancers and musicians at the Springtime Spectacular at Longfellow Square. Expect an intimate, inspired show.

Photography Jon Reece.

Name: Rosa Noreen
Age: 31
Occupation: Professional belly dancer


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Jack Montgomery, Photographer

Posted on March 21, 2013
Edited by Sophie Nelson

Jack Montgomery is a portrait photographer living in South Freeport who shoots primarily in Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. He has exhibited his work extensively in Maine and elsewhere.

Name: Jack Montgomery
Age: 63
Occupation: Lawyer and photographer


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Jack Perkins

Posted on February 26, 2013
By Joe Hebert

Jack and Mary Jo Perkins left Los Angeles for Bar Harbor at the height of his Emmy-winning career. There, they found a new home in the form of their cabin, affectionately called Moosewood. A former NBC journalist and host of A&E's Biography, Perkins examines the spiritual transformation that marked their time on Bar Island in Finding Moosewood, Finding God. We spoke with him in the days prior to his return to Bar Island, where he was due to record a video promotion for his book.

Name: Jack Perkins
Age: 79
Occupation: Former journalist, poet, and photographer

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Togue Brawn

Posted on February 18, 2013
Edited by Sophie Nelson

Togue Brawn has been working with seafood in a variety of capacities for over 20 years. From selling lobster rolls and clam cakes out of a cart on Commercial Street to waitressing at J's Oyster to working as a Resource Management Coordinator at the Maine Department of Marine Resources, she knows the industry inside and out. One of her most recent ventures is Maine Dayboat Scallops, where she sells scallops fished by Mainers and brought to shore within hours of being harvested.

Name: Togue Brawn
Age: 42
Occupation: fisheries consultant, waitress, writer, and champion of Maine scallops


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Cecily Pingree

Posted on January 28, 2013
Edited by Sophie Nelson

Name: Cecily Pingree
Age: 33
Occupation: Filmmaker

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Maxwell Chikuta

Posted on December 12, 2012
By Sophie Nelson

Name: Maxwell Chikuta
Age: 44
Occupation: HVAC Technician at Maine Medical Center

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Meredith Strang Burgess

Posted on November 28, 2012
By Sophie Nelson

Name: Meredith Strang Burgess
Age: 56
Occupation: CEO of Burgess Advertising & Marketing

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Paula Banks

Posted on November 14, 2012
By Sophie Nelson

Name: Paula Banks
Age: 51
Occupation: Social worker and professional geriatric care manager at Paula Banks Consulting, LLC

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Olivia Bartlett

Posted on November 5, 2012
Edited by Sophie Nelson

Name: Olivia Bartlett
Age: 13
Occupation: Student + dancer

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