• Members, public invited to free annual celebration

    Georges Valley Land Trust hosts public event with mushroom expert Greg Marley

    UNION — Georges River Land Trust invites its members and the public to its annual celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Dennis Easement property in Union, where a short guided walk of the property will be followed by a brief business meeting and featured speaker and mushroom expert, Greg Marley.

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  • Free experiential program for all participants

    Aldermere Farm invites youth to work with belted Galloway calves

    ROCKPORT – This fall Aldermere Farm, a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, invites youth ages 10 to 18 to get up close and personal with belted Galloway calves. Starting Sept. 21, Aldermere's herd manager, Heidi Baker, will lead a six-week session of Farm Hands, a free, experiential program for youth to practice haltering, grooming and leading young calves.

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  • Partners for World Health arranges delivery

    Camden Rockport Middle School donates desks and books to Haiti

    CAMDEN — Camden Rockport Middle School made a donation of desks and books to a school in Haiti Aug. 28. Kristin Nelson, who serves as the school nurse, coordinated the effort with Partners for World Health, a Portland based organization.

    Nelson said the desks have been around for a few years, collecting dust.

    “They look a little dated, but they are fully functional,” she said. 

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  • MAINE SPORT OUTFITTERS 35th ANNUAL TRIATHLON

    Maine Sport Triathlon for the 35th time

    CAMDEN – The 35th annual Maine Sport Triathlon will be held Sunday, Sept. 6 at Barrett’s Cove on Megunticook Lake. The race is sponsored by Maine Sport Outfitters. Registration begins at 8 a.m. the morning of the race, with a start time of 9 a.m. sharp.

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  • Camden Public Library...

    Opening reception: ‘Fiber Fantasy’

    CAMDEN — Artist Sandi Cirillo is the artist of the month for September at Camden Public Library. Her exhibit, "Fiber Fantasy," is an experience in tactile imagery and contrasts. "I find the fiber arts to be compelling and completely absorbing!" she said.

    There will be an opening reception Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m., to which all are welcome.

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  • Peace puppets parade through Belfast

    BELFAST — Downtown residents and visitors were treated to a late morning puppet parade, courtesy of the second annual Belfast Peace Festival. The constant beat of the drum featured in the parade could be heard long before the first puppet came into view.  

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  • Annual LifeFlight swim, Lincolnville Beach to Islesboro

    Swimming with the fish so the birds can fly in the sky

    NORTHPORT — A minute after a float plane slammed into the waters of Kezar Lake in Lovell, Beth Andrews and her husband freed themselves and their three-year-old son, Kyle, from the submerged plane. Then they spent several more minutes forcing their way back into the upside-down plane with a broken windshield to rescue five-year-old Lauren.

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  • Money to fund third newborn isolette crib

    LifeFlight exceeds Islesboro Swim donation goal of $100,000

    ROCKLAND — Joe Moore was on his first day back at LifeFlight from paternity leave when the transport request came in from Pen Bay Medical Center in 2009. A three-week-old boy named Alden was seriously ill, and needed the critical care of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland.

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  • YOUTH FOOTBALL

    Jammers take Medomak's best shot, sweep doubleheader

    CAMDEN – The Five Town Football Junior Varsity and Varsity reversed course from last season's troubles to hold on and win two tightly contested football games today at the Camden Snow Bowl.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS PRESEASON SOCCER

    Oceanside girls soccer Kick-Off Tourney draws large crowd

    THOMASTON – The three soccer fields located at Oceanside West and Thomaston Grammar School filled with soccer teams from all over and fans galore. All the people along with an exceptional day of beautiful temperatures and sunshine and the day was off to a perfect start.

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  • No Jerry Seinfeld syndrome for them

    Four entrepreneurs try their hand at lemonade sales

    ROCKPORT — Free enterprise was alive and well on Rockville Street in Rockport Saturday afternoon, Aug. 29. A group of enterprising young business owners decided to sell bracelets and lemonade at a small stand they had set up in front of their driveway.

    Nine-year-old Anna Hildreth explained that the four had spent the previous evening making bracelets to sell the next day. My interview was broken by shouts of, “lemonade, lemonade,” as cars passed by.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

    Medomak Valley strong second half ends with a win

    ROCKPORT – Friday afternoon under a bright hot sun, the Camden Hills Windjammers hosted Medomak Valley in a Class D preseason scrimmage at Don Palmer Field.

    After playing to a 0-0 tie at the end of the first half, the Panthers came back strong in the second half to take a 22-8 win over the Windjammers.

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  • Law enforcement officers participate in training for new belt trauma kits

    ROCKLAND – We all know the oft-told stories of police officers helping deliver babies, but today’s cop is being relied on to do more than deliver babies and enforce laws. Today’s police officer is often the first respondent on a scene because they are the one most likely to be mobile first, actively out on patrol.

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  • Blueberry Queen Coronation Friday at the Grandstand

    All in a day’s fun at Union Fair

    UNION — Aug. 27 was a great day for harness racing at the Union Fair. Nine races, a little wagering, bright sunshine and ice cold lemonade made for an enjoyable Thursday afternoon.

    Harness racing is purported to be the oldest sport in Maine. Entrants from as far away as Pennsylvania helped round out the field at the fair this summer, as well as favorites from around the state.

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  • Belfast Police beat: Theft, operating under the influence

    BELFAST — The Belfast Police Department reported the following activity Aug. 21-25. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Aug. 15 (late entry)

    Chase M. Marin, 28, of Stockton Springs, was issued a summons for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer on Searsport Avenue.

    Aug. 21

    Pia K. Walker, 46, of Liberty, was issued a summons for failure to stop at a stop sign on Union Street.

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