• Rockland welcomes the holidays with easygoing charm

    ROCKLAND — ”It’s just a wonderful time for Rockland,” newly elected mayor Louise MacLellan-Ruf told Rockland residents before the annual lighting of the Christmas tree, Friday, Nov. 27. “It’s a positive time, an optimistic time where all of us are going to show kindness, respect, dignity. Because there’s so much happening in the world, we’re going to counter that. And it’s going to start in Rockland today.”

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  • Maine Lighthouse Museum and Friends of Flying Santa...

    Rockland Coast Guard families get special, early visit with Santa Claus Sunday

    ROCKLAND — It’s a tradition that began on Dec. 25, 1929, when Capt. William Wincapaw of Friendship loaded his plane with a dozen packages containing newspapers, magazines, coffee, candy and other “island luxuries,” and flew to the lighthouses around the Rockland area and dropped the modest gifts to the lighthouse families living there.

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  • David Troup on The Chris Wolf Show

    Chris Wolf Show: Covering the Farnsworth and Everyman Theater Company with one guest

    On Monday morning, November 30, the special guest on the Chris Wolf Show will be David Troup of Camden. 
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  • Just one part of weekend long activities

    In Photos: Festival of Lights Parade

    Rockland - Main Street was awash in the soft glow of Christmas light and the air carried the tune of many a Christmas song as the Festival of Lights Parade made its way passed decorated shops, open businesses and throngs of people on Saturday, November 28.

    The following is a photo gallery of scenes from the parade. Maybe you can see your favorite float all over again.

  • Rockport’s Holiday on the Harbor readies for Dec. 12

    ROCKPORT — Another day of holiday fun, Saturday, Dec. 12, is shaping up in Rockport Village, when Holiday on the Harbor comes back to town.

    To start off the day’s events, Cellardoor Winery at the Villa and RAYR Wine Shop will both be hosting wine tastings. The wine tasting at Cellardoor, at the corner of West Street and Route 1, is from noon to 5 p.m., and at the opposite end of West Street, on Pascal Avenue, the wine tasting at RAYR runs from 2 to 5 p.m.

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  • Rockland Public Library

    Holiday cards and scenes: December drawing workshops for adults, with Catinka Knoth

    ROCKLAND — Artist Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, for drawing and making holiday cards, scenes and ornaments. THe workshop will be offered Mondays, Dec. 7-21, at 11 a.m. in the Community Room at Rockland Public Library.  

    Knoth provides the classes, free of charge, with materials also supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. 

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  • The Union Historical Society

    Hank Lunn presentation: A walk on the Inca Trail

    UNION — Union Historical Society member Hank Lunn of Camden will give an illustrated presentation about the experience of walking the Inca Trail, from the little Peruvian railhead town of Aguas Calientes to the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu.

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  • Thomaston PUBLIC Library

    Color Me Relaxed: Take a breather between holidays with coloring for adults

    THOMASTON — Already exhausted by the anxiety that was Black Friday and the prospect of more Saturday sales to slog through and shopping to be done? Need a respite from holiday cheer before it’s really ramped up?

    Join the coloring group at the Thomaston Public Library on Monday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., for some adult work with crayons, colored pencils and markers.

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  • Cushing Community School holds annual Harvest Fest

    CRUSHING — The Cushing Community School held its annual Harvest Fest on Nov. 17. All first-grade through fourth-grade students performed in a concert to entertain the crowd of over 200 people at the event, according to school officials.  

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    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. 

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  • Camden Hills Regional High School...

    Camden Hills first quarter honor roll announced

    ROCKPORT — Following is the list of honor roll recipients at Camden Hills Regional High School for the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.

    High Honors: Tessa Mott and Augusta Stockman 

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  • Annual fundraiser to benefit local nonprofits

    Camden Rotary nuts about the holiday season

    CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club has begun selling gourmet nuts, a holiday fundraiser, with a wide variety now available in Camden National Bank’s Main and Plaza branches.

  • Trekkers’ ‘Big Trek/Little Trek’ program kicks off

    THOMASTON — Trekkers has begun the 11th year of “Big Trek/Little Trek,” an after-school mentoring program that pairs high school students with third- and fourth-grade students from St. George School and Lura Libby School. 

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  • Waldo County Sheriff’s Office beat: Accidents involving rain, snow and a moose

    BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity Nov. 13-24. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Nov. 13

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  • Belfast Police Department beat

    BELFAST — The Belfast Police Department reported the following activity Nov. 15-25. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Nov. 2 (late entry)

    Robert W. Coffin, 53, of Bangor, was issued a summons for speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on Searsport Avenue.

    Nov. 6 (late entry)

    Thomas S. Howie, 44, of Belfast, was issued a summons for criminal mischief on Piper Stream Lane.

    Nov. 21

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