• Lobster Ride and Roll

    Maine Lobster Ride and Roll takes over Rockland

    ROCKLAND — The 2014 Maine Lobster Ride Roll, put on by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM), took place July 19 at Oceanside High School in Rockland. 

    A total of 884 riders registered for the event, according to Bridgette Kelly of the BCM. 

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  • Photo Essay

    A rainy day on Monhegan

    This year, Monhegan will be celebrating its quadricentennial. Other European explorers made note of the island, but Captain John Smith’s visit in 1614, 400 years ago, marked the beginning of long-term settlement there. Of course, Native Americans knew about Monhegan long before 1614. The name is a variant on the local Native American word for island.

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  • Conflict of interest, mooring waiting lists, strategic plan

    Lincolnville selectmen, committee get down to brass tacks about harbor

    LINCOLNVILLE — Selectmen in Lincolnville will sit down with the town’s Harbor Committee Wednesday evening, July 23; the first order of business, to determine whether Lincolnville’s harbor master’s work as a commercial fisherman creates a conflict of interest with his municipal appointment.

    The agenda for this joint workshop is extensive, running the gamut from reviewing town record-keeping about moorings to potential harbor studies. See below for the full agenda.

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  • Sunday, July 27

    Open Farm Day at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport

    On Sunday July 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., don't miss your opportunity to visit Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport on Maine's Open Farm Day.

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    Midcoast embraces Maine Open Farm Day July 27

    MIDCOAST — While many of us already have our favorite summer farmers markets, farm stands and CSAs that we gather fresh and local food from, this Sunday is Maine Open Farm Day and it's a chance to actually visit the land and the fields that local food comes from.

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  • Wednesday, July 23 special meeting

    Rockport leaders to pre-meet, talk about Aug. 5 library hearing logistics

    ROCKPORT — Rockport leaders will meet July 23 for a special meeting to talk specifically about a library-related warrant article proposed for the November ballot. They will also use the opportunity Wednesday evening to discuss the public hearing process for the warrant article. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Richardson Room at the Rockport Town Office.

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  • Belfast’s 18th annual Arts in the Park a stream of creativity

    BELFAST — More than 50 vendors set up shop July 12 and 13 on Belfast's waterfront as the city's 18th annual Arts in the Park festival took over the seaside with an impressive array of unique wares.

    Midcoast residents and visitors alike spent the weekend wandering the different booths, kept company by a constant stream of live music performed by local groups, including the Belfast Bay Fiddlers.

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  • Tim Sample: Stories I Never Told You

    Those memorable performances

    If you’re one of those people who’ve long harbored a secret desire for a career in the performing arts, you might as well get one thing straight right from the get go: Even if you’re fortunate enough to find full-time employment (a big if) you’ll soon discover that some of your performances are, well, how shall I put this ... a bit more “memorable” than others.

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  • Dear Old Guy

    Dear Old Guy welcomes letters on all subjects, including love, marriage, child rearing, even basic plumbing and medical advice. What he doesn’t know, he is happy to make up. After all, he’s just an opinionated Old Guy.

    Submit your questions to Dear Old Guy here.

    Dear Old Guy,

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  • Literary Spotlight

    Book lovers, meet one of Midcoast’s biggest cheerleaders for Maine authors

    LINCOLNVILLE — Before a book finds a home in Nanette H. Gionfriddo’s beachfront bookshop Beyond The Sea in Lincolnville, she attempts to research each and every one, by discussing them with the author, or publisher, and accessing readers’ reviews. When she can, she takes the time to read them herself.

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  • Artist spotlight

    Hey this is cool: Angus King bought her painting

    CAMDEN — It must be a good feeling to get an email from Senator Angus King telling you how much he loves your work.

    Kendra Denny, a local artist from Camden, didn’t even know one of her paintings sold at Archipelago in Rockland last week until she woke up one morning and got this email.

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  • 9/10-year-old Little League Softball

    Medomak Valley quickly exited state tournament

    WALDOBORO — The Medomak Valley 9- and 10-year-old softball squad began pool play July 20 at Waldoboro’s John Foster Field, only to lose both games and be quickly eliminated from the state tournament. 

    In the opening game, Cape Elizabeth topped Medomak Valley 24-7 in four innings, while Biddeford defeated Medomak Valley 21-4 in four innings. A normal little league contest is six innings, but can be halted after four if a team leads by 10 runs or more. 

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  • Birthday cake and balloons: Camden Opera House’s 120th celebration begins

    CAMDEN — Massive inflatable balloons and two birthday cakes marked the beginning of the Camden Opera House’s 120th anniversary celebration that will continue through the rest of the year.

    The Village Green became busy as birthday cake was served and Alex and Shayna sang Happy Birthday.

    Fred Garbo said he was excited for the performance of Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theatre Company at 7 p.m. Saturday. This is his 30th year putting on the show.

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  • 11/12-year-old Little League Baseball

    Waldo County eliminated from state tournament

    BIDDEFORD — After winning the 11- and 12-year-old district baseball crown, Waldo County hit the road to Biddeford for the state tournament, only to be eliminated after two contests. 

    In the first contest July 18, Bronco Little League bested Waldo County 8-0 sending them to the loser’s bracket. 

    In an elimination game July 20, Waldo County was eliminated after falling to Saco 12-0. 

    No other game details were available. 

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  • Wiscasset Speedway Racing

    Chris Bowie grabs emotional Late Model victory at Wiscasset Speedway

    WISCASSET — A new portion of Wiscasset Speedway track was put to the test July 19 when fans lined the grandstands to watch Group Two Division races: Late Model Sportsman, Strictly Streets, Mini Trucks, and Thunder 4s all raced. The flex race of the week was a non-point New England Four Cylinder Prostock feature.

    Wiscasset Speedway underwent a makeover this past week.

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