• Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:15am

    You are yours are cordially invited to our festive Open House November 24th-26th right here at our Holiday Shop on Rte 1 in Rockport.

    Check our website here for details - we’ll update them as we get closer.

    We look forward to seeing you here.

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:30am
    George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo, Spruce Point Inn, Booth Bay Harbor, Maine, Hotel


  • univeristy of maine, hutchinson center, winter and spring registration, finish your degree
    Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00am

    Belfast, Maine – Registration is now open for spring 2018 classes offered through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Over 300 undergraduate and graduate courses, both live and via distance education (online, ITV and videoconferencing) are offered, January 22-May 11. Need based Hutchinson Center scholarships are available to new and continuing students. Register today!

  • social work, training, ethics, code of ethics
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:15pm

    Belfast, Maine– A professional development program to address recent revisions in the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics will be offered this fall at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center at 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast.

  • SAT prep, verbal, math, Mary Smyth, Hutchinbsonb Center
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:15pm

    Belfast, Maine — Preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be the focus of 12 weekly classes at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center beginning Jan 14. The class, taught by Mary Smyth, will be held each Sunday, 2- 4 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Name: Whimsy (nickname: Whims)

    Whimsy is a seven-year-old male Domestic Longhair (a.k.a. “Orange Fluffy”)

    Whimsy’s favorite activities include eating, chasing chipmunks, and playing in the woods with his human friends. He really loves being scratched and rough housed and having his tail tugged!  Whimsy’s favorite treat is lapping up the liquid in Fancy Feast Broths.  Using only one word, Whimsy’s owners describe him as affectionate.

  • Early college, Hutchinson Center, pre college, dual enrollment
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:45pm

    Belfast, Maine –Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, funding is available to qualified students to cover full tuition for up to 12 college credits per year.  Aspirations funding is available to high school students on a first-come-first-served basis.  Interested students and parents are encouraged to contact Academic Advisor Amy Smith, 207.338.8004, to learn more about

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:44am
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:00am

    Salted Hazelnut Chocolate Macaroons and Truffles

    This is a GREAT recipe. Really moist in the center, almost like a brownie. Bake them at a low heat for a cookie or create a lovely truffle. Really yummy and a healthy treat for the whole family. Fun to make for the holidays. Obviously, you cold go into many different directions with nuts, seeds, spices and extracts. It’s an awesome base!

  • College registration for spring term open at URock
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:45am

    University College at Rockland announces that registration for the Spring 2018 term is now open.  The spring schedule includes over 1000 courses from the 7 University of Maine System campuses and includes classes in art, business, sciences, education, English, justice studies, psychology and many more. 

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:45am

    Winsmor Garage Door  Co. Installed these 2 9x7 insulated steel raised panel garage doors with 2 LiftMaster  1/2 HP chain drive electric openers


  • Sushi Making
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30am

    This course covers the basic steps to prepare and enjoy sushi with family and friends.  Instructor, Leslie Fillnow, and Penobscot Language School are excited to bring sushi-making to a broader audience. During this four-hour course, you will learn the following and enjoy your creations:

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:15am

    Celebrate the season with festive crafts, songs and games of the season, and tips for how to create a peaceful holiday time at home with young children.

    Please register by Friday, November 4.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:15am

    Did you think kitten season is over by now? So did we - but in the last 6 days we took in 25 kittens! And, we also took in 5 adult cats and one of them was pregnant and gave birth to 4 healthy kittens last night!

    Unfortunately not all kittens are fine; many of the new ones came in sick with kitty colds, wormy bellies and other health issues.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:28am

  • CJ Strength and Conditioning member Leni Gronros
    Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:00am

    The Faces of Fitness

    The second in a series on the folks over at CJ Strength & Conditioning, LLC in Rockport.

  • Early college
    Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:00am

    Jordan Brackett is a senior at Oceanside High School who has been paying close attention to her future.  By the end of her senior year she will earn credit in 7 university courses at University College at Rockland, almost two full semesters of college level work.  

    Jordan sat down with University College at Rockland Director, Deborah Meehan, to talk about her experience of taking college courses at URock while still in high school.

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:00am

    Please join P.A.W.S. Saturday, Nov. 11th when Royan Bartley from Keep Your Pet will be joining us for a Q&A session about companion animal behavior!

    Discussion will relate to common behavior problems and how to help resolve them.

    This talk is FREE and open to all! 

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:45am

    Saturday, November 11th, from 12:00 – 2:00p.m., Beyond the Sea, Lincolnville, Beach, will host author Jennifer Wixson, for a book signing of her new release, Maggie’s Dilemma.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:15pm

    Did you think kitten season is over by now? So did we - but in the last 6 days we took in 25 kittens! And, we also took in 5 adult cats and one of them was pregnant and gave birth to 4 healthy kittens last night!

    Unfortunately not all kittens are fine; many of the new ones came in sick with kitty colds, wormy bellies and other health issues.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 2:45pm

    We were just voted the BEST pet store in Maine for the 5th year running by Downeast Dog News! THAT’S what’s new!

    Read all about it HERE.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:45am
    A Kantele is the national folk instrument (lap-harp) of Finland that range from five to thirty-nine strings.  Start your holiday at The Lincoln Home, Monday, November 20, from 3:00 to 4:00pm, with the memorable sounds provided by this talented group of uplifting musicians.
  • Lincoln Home Resident Celebrates Twenty Years of Service to Skidompha Library
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:15am
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:00am

    Some refer to this as a Hot Toddy sorbet. Fitting for when you are sick and the hot beverage sounds unappealing and feels awful going down. (By the way, this is a very important homeopathic sign.) I hope it helps as we go through this horrible cold/flu season.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:30pm

    Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Waldorf classroom?

    You can join a school tour on Wednesday, November 15, 8:15 to 10:30 a.m., for a behind-the-scenes look at Waldorf education! Visit grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8, and see firsthand how Waldorf works. Please call or email to register by November 13.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:00am

    There are so many of these recipes out there. This one is a huge hit at my house. Everybody loves it! It’s full of nutrients, fiber, protein, healthy oils and omegas. It is moderately sweetened with whatever you like. I do a mixture of equal parts molasses, maple and honey. I might do some agave too. Depends on what I have and what I feel like. Then, I add my protein powder, almond yogurt and fruit. It is such a satisfying and nourishing way to start the day. Enjoy!

  • Amie Hutchison, exercise, fitness coach, CJ Strength
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00am

    The Faces of Fitness

    A series on the folks over at CJ Strength & Conditioning, LLC in Rockport.

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 9:10am
  • Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:00am


    Child Care Fundraiser
    Give Happiness - Create Joy!

    Buy your holiday wreaths from the Y this year! These beautiful holiday wreaths are lovingly made by Evergreen Valley Greenhouses in Searsmont. All funds raised will help purchase new classroom materials for our Child Care Centers. Prices are as follows:

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 - 4:00am

    Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, JD, CTFA, a financial planner at Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden, recently participated in a panel discussion at the Maine Planned Giving Council's conference held in South Portland attended by approximately 150 professionals involved in the gift planning industry.

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 8:00am

    A distinguished group of newspaper editors from across the country will tackle the question “Is the Press Being Fair to President Trump?” in a panel discussion sponsored by the Camden Conference on Friday, November 17, at 7 P.M. in Hannaford Hall on the campus of the University of Southern Maine in Portland.  USM is co-sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 6:30am

    The Study Hall in Rockport is proud to announce the addition of Kathy Cook to our tutoring staff.  Kathy earned her M. Ed.

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 6:30am

    Penobscot Bay YMCA


    View the 5K Route!

  • Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:30pm

    Sunday, December 17
    Race Start: 8:30 AM 

  • Friday, November 3, 2017 - 9:00am
    Spruce Point Inn, Conde Nast Award


    Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

  • CJ Strength Costume Competition
    Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:30am

    Laughter and friendly competition were the key elements of last Saturday’s “Costumed Competition” at CJ Strength & Conditioning in Rockport.  Competitors wearing required costumes competed in a series of workouts where abilities were tested, costumes ranged from inspiring (Hanz and Franz) to the delicious (Halo Top Ice Cream) to the creepy (“Eleven” from Stranger Things) - and some crazy breakdancing and zombie action were happening as welll!

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:45am
    We invite the public to join us, Monday, November 13, from 3:00 to 4:00pm. Steve Gifford will present a program entitled “The Finnish Imprint”.  He has been interested in all things Finnish for a good part of his life and recently returned from his fifth trip to Finland.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00am

    The word “rabies” is frightening to pet owners everywhere. Luckily, although rabies can be potentially fatal, it is completely preventable. In order to protect your pet it is important to first know the facts about the disease.

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 8:53am
  • Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:30am

    The Penobscot Bay YMCA's new Jump Start Your Weight Loss program begins tomorrow! Slots are filling fast! This affordable program (only $15 per class!) can be broken down into 2 easy payments! Call us today to register! 236.3375.

  • Leadership, graduate education
    Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:15am

    Beginning in January 2018, University College at Rockland will host the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies from the University of Southern Maine.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:45am

    Last Sunday was a beautiful day for a chairlift ride at the Camden Snow Bowl, to see the fall foliage and the gorgeous views from the top of Ragged Mountain.

    This Sunday, Oct. 29, will be the final day of fall foliage chairlift rides, as the colors are at peak and the mountain staff begins to shift gears in preparation for ski and snowboard season.

    The Ragged Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club will again host pancake breakfast Sunday, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the lodge.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:30am

    The annual Christmas by the Sea Parade is coming up Friday, Dec. 1, and applications to enter a float in the parade are now available.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:05am
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 8:15pm

    Went to watch the girls Tuesday night and took some photos to share. Click on the link here and view/download from the available photos. 

    Click here for the story and photo link

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:15pm

    In the United States, one in seven people struggle with hunger, and many rely on food from local food banks to help feed their families. Many of us think about making food donations to local food banks at this time of year. We spoke with representatives from our local food banks to find out what types of donations help the most! 

    Here's a few suggestions:

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:15am

    There is still space available in the Y's new Jump Start Your Weight Loss Program! Choose a time that fits your schedule. Participants can break up the cost into 2 monthly payments. Call the friendly folks at the Y's Welcome Center to secure your spot - 236.3375.

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:45am

    Nutmeal Cookies without the processed white sugars

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30am

    In October of 1992 the John Street United Methodist Church held its first worship service in its sanctuary, and on October 29, 2017, the church will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a service of re-dedication during its regular worship time of 11 am. 

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 5:00am

    Open house and pumpkin crafts for children ages 2 – 4 years old at Wade Acres on Saturday, October 28th, 9 – 11:00 a.m.  Come explore our newly renovated home located on the beautiful Riley School campus at 73 Warrenton Street in Rockport.  Wade Acres provides an enriching and nurturing pre-school environment that supports the social and emotional development of young children.  At Wade Acres, play is the work of children.