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Why the unique game of candlepin bowling is popular in New England

Candlepin bowling pins being knocked down by small black ball
Bangor Daily News

Candlepin bowling began back in the 1880s and remains a beloved sport in Maine and New England. We'll hear from a filmmaker and life-long candlepin bowler about what makes the sport unique, as well as from others active in Maine’s candlepin bowling scene. “Candlepin: The Documentary” airs on Maine Public Television April 27 at 9 pm and April 29 at 2 pm.

Ricky Leighton, award-winning videographer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker based in Maine
Owen Martin, general manager, Bowl-A-Ramain Sanford
Mike Walker, owner, Big 20 Bowling Centerin Scarborough

VIP Caller:
Autumn Mowery, owner & general manager,D'Amanda's Bowling Alleyin Ellsworth

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