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.