Director Ron Howard visits Bangor over weekend

Director Ron Howard visited Bangor over the weekend, taking in local restaurants, shopping and enjoying the music at the West Market Festival on Saturday afternoon. The director of the Oscar-winning films “Apollo 13″ and “A Beautiful Mind” spent a leisurely weekend checking out the city.

According to staff at the Fiddlehead Restaurant on Hammond Street, Howard ate dinner there on Friday night. On Saturday, he tweeted a photo of his breakfast at Dysarts in Hermon – one of their cinnamon sticky buns. Later, he sat outside at Ipanema in West Market Square, where he enjoyed the music of Worried Well, a Portland-based indie rock band, and tweeted a picture of them, as well as a picture of Park Street in downtown. He commented on the friendliness of the people wandering around town that day. He also was spotted shopping at The Rock & Art Shop on Central Street; members of the Sohns family, who own the store, shared a photo, at left. He also tweeted about visiting Hollywood Casino, where he said he won $45 and visited with Paul Bunyan. 

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a University of Maine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, taken belly dancing classes, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.