All ages Turkey Trot 5K draws good numbers day after one of America’s biggest meals

    ROCKPORT — The Pen Bay YMCA Turkey Trot is held each year the day after Thanksgiving which is a way the YMCA try’s to help out the community.  Most everyone that can overeat on Thanksgiving, and we tend to do it all day. 

    So the Pen Bay YMCA runs the race to help you, and it is an excellent way to recover from yesterday’s meal. 

    Complete results will be added when they are received

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  • LifeFlight’s new airplane almost ready for the skies

    Fifteen minutes after the first swimmers waded into the waters off Ducktrap Beach in Lincolnville last August, tension spread among the organizers of LifeFlight’s annual Islesboro Swim. Swimmer Number 19 was missing. His dedicated kayaker, responsible for supporting him along the three-mile venture across Penobscot Bay to Islesboro, could no longer see him.

    “Maybe he’s one of the three who scratched,” one of the organizers suggested.

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  • Christmas by the Sea...

    Celebrate the holidays with Aldermere Farms’ belted Galloway cows

    ROCKPORT — 'Tis the season for hot cocoa, bulky sweaters and the family holiday portrait. Saturday, Dec. 5, Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites the public to make their portraits extra memorable with the inclusion of belted Galloway calves, at the 11th annual Beltie Holiday.

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  • Final Art Walk; comedy, a double billing of high-energy music; a local talent show and The "Beatles"

    Five things not to miss this weekend

    This weekend has had a long lead-up time. Hope you're rested because we've got comedy, a double billing of high-energy music at the Strand, a local talent show and The "Beatles" if you feel like taking a drive.

    Final Art Walk of Rockland

    Friday, November 27—Rockland

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  • Down by the sea

    Barbara Dyer: Trolly Transportation

    Years ago, the Midcoast needed transportation in addition to boats. Before cars became prevalent and buses were nonexistent, Camden to Thomaston had the electric trolley cars. The track was laid beginning at Kennedy’s Store (now the House of Logan). It went up Union Street (that was the main route then) and on up Richards Hill in Rockport.

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  • Alleged illegal possession of guns, gold, heroin

    A man who allegedly had guns, heroin and stolen African coins in his possession has been arrested.

    Kevin King, 53, of Waldoboro, was charged with a trio of felonies by the Waldoboro Police Department.

    Waldoboro Police Officer Christopher Spear wrote in his Nov. 15 arrest report that he was tipped off after receiving a report that King had allegedly been in possession of firearms and the gold coins.

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    It’s a birthday bash for the Strom Auditorium

    Join the Friends of CSD in celebrating the Strom’s 15th birthday with an evening of lively entertainment Saturday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.  A large group of alumni and current students will present a variety show filled with vocal and instrumental solos, contemporary dance, the CHRHS Jazz Band & Alumni, and larger choral ensembles.

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  • Friday morning, radio and TV, the Chris Wolf Show

    For the sake of the horse: Wendy Harvey talks with Chris Wolf

    Wendy Harvey, of Hope, is no stranger to the plight of the American Mustang. She spent most of last winter and spring gentling and training a wild roan mustang from the Wyoming plains. It was all part of the Extreme Mustang Makeovers, a nationwide effort to raise awareness of America’s wild horses and find them homes, as their grazing territory continues to shrink.

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  • Principal's resignation tops agenda at Dec. 2 Five Town CSD school board meeting

    ROCKPORT — The Five Town CSD School Board will hold a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School in the Chorus Room. At the meeting, CHRHS Principal Dr. Nick Ithomitis’ is expected to formally submit his resignation.

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  • Jimmy Fallon’s head writer takes the Camden Opera House stage Nov. 27

    Five questions for stand up comic Jon Rineman

    Anyone who has ever worked a soulless cubicle job knows what it’s like to tap a pencil across the side of your head and daydream things like: “What if I had a more exciting life?” “What if I didn’t hate coming into work every day?”

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  • Camden Garden Club creates holiday magic, yet again

    CAMDEN — Camden’s first snowfall of the year, on Nov. 23, created the perfect atmosphere for Camden Garden Club members and helpers gathered early that morning at the American Legion Hall on Pearl Street to decorate 98 evergreen wreaths. A long-standing tradition, the wreaths adorn the town’s lampposts throughout the holiday season. 

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  • Camden Public Library has busy two weeks coming up

    CAMDEN — The Camden Public Library has a month filled with events, and here is what is on the schedule from Dec. 3 to 17. 

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  • ‘We don't want to keep a shelter here, we want to adopt out the animals’

    P.A.W.S. annual Auction for Animals set for Dec. 3

    CAMDEN — The P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center's annual auction has always been about raising funds for operations, which involves taking in and caring for stray cats and dogs, and reuniting them with their owners or finding them new loving families. The fundraising focus remains the same this time around, but a new feature will give everyone a chance to help bring in-house medical care to the animals at P.A.W.S.

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  • Since 1965, Salvation Army rings bells of Christmas spirit for those in need

    ROCKLAND — Black Friday might be a day for shoppers, but it also marks the beginning of a tradition that goes back almost 100 years and is as much a part of Christmas as buying gifts. The Rockland Salvation Army will place itsred kettles and bell ringers around the city to collect money for those less fortunate.

    We've all heard the ringing of the bell as we exit and enter stores, but did you know how it all started.

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    Crisis in the Holy Land, a talk at Belfast library

    The Rev. Robert Tobin and Maurine Tobin, who live in Deer Isle, have just returned from the latest of their 25 plus trips to Gaza and the West Bank, and will share their reflections on the recent increase in violence between Palestinians and Israelis.  This event will take place Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6-8 p.m., in the Abbott Room, Belfast Library.

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