• Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:45am

    Little house on remote island is Day 3 of the 12 Days of Gotts.  Way back in the day we were the only year round residents and Christmas was always super special.  Think Laura Ingalls Wilder.  First it got dark early and light was so important.  I always made a gingerbread house with stained glass sugar windows.  The house sat on a box with a hole cut for a flashlight.  It was so magical in our house with a few boat lights and kerosene lamps.

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 1:00am

    Christmas trees, wreaths, and gifts from local artists are now available for sale.  This year's Pass-Me-Down Gift Shop includes gifts and glass-blowing experiences from Jacobson Glass Studio and jewelry from Etienne Perret.


    Weekdays - 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Weekends -   9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    115 Commercial Street, Rockport

    (Maine Sport Outfitters parking lot)



  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:30pm

    All Juniors in public schools across the state are required to take the 3 hour and 50 minute SAT test on April 9, 2019. It is time to start thinking about how to prepare for this exam.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

    To our dear friends and family:


    It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of our father and Jimmy’s brother Bill Wellington who passed away Saturday morning, December 08, 2018

    We thank you for your outpouring of support at this difficult time.

    There will be a memorial reception Saturday, December 15 between 3:30-6:00 pm at the

    Midcoast Recreation Center.

    535 West Street

    Rockport, ME 04856


  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:15pm

    The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, located on the corner of Main and Green Sts. in Thomaston, will host Christmas eve services, December 24th at 5:30 pm and 11 pm.  Also on Christmas day, December 25, there will be a service at 11 am. 

    The 5:30 pm service on Christmas eve is a service of lessons and carols.  The midnight mass and the Christmas day service are services of Holy Eucharist.  



  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:06am

  • Monday, December 10, 2018 - 11:45am

    At The Study Hall in Rockport we have been preparing students to take the SATs for over 15 years. Our certified SAT tutors have helped hundreds of local students achieve the scores they desire to be competitive in the college application process and to help maximize financial aid awards. Below are important dates that Juniors should be aware of for the upcoming SAT season. 

    December and January – Free PSAT Analysis at The Study Hall

  • Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
    We welcome the public to join us, Monday, December 10, from 3:00-4:00pm. Tom and Lee Szelog's unique and inspiring talk will take you on an extraordinary journey on the wild side.  Through this multi-media presentation, you will explore the Maine woods and coast, from a typical backyard, to Maine’s great north woods through the Szelog’s stories and photographs.  Tom and Lee are 
  • Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:30pm

    God is doing a “New Thing ” Part 1

     “Behold, the former things are come to pass and new things I now declare: before they spring forth I shall reveal them to you” (Is. 42:9).

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 9:45am
    We welcome the public to join historian, Jerry Wiles, Monday, December 17, from 2:00-3:00pm. You will not want to miss this presentation on Winslow Homer, an 
    American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects.  He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19thcentury America and a prominent figure in American art.  Largely 
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 8:00am

    Today is my swearing in at the Capitol, the day when I officially take on my new duties as State Representative for Camden, Islesboro and Rockport. I’m excited,honored and humbled, and realize I am joining a wonderful group of local citizens who have held this position in years past, friends and neighbors like Joan Welsh, Owen Casas, Susan Dorr, Artie Sprowl, Steve Bowen, and many more.

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:15pm

    The Study Hall in Rockport would like to take a moment and highlight one of the wonderful tuto

  • Riley School Theater Performance
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:15am

    Riley School Musical Theater Performance

    Thursday, December 16th, 6:30 p.m.

    All Are Welcome!

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:00am

    The University of Maine at Augusta has invited 53 high school seniors for recognition at an Early College Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Senator Inn and Spa in Augusta. Selected students have completed nine or more Early College credits with UMA and maintained a 2.75 GPA or higher. UMA President Rebecca M. Wyke will address those in attendance and Associate Vice President for Admission Brandy Finck will present the awards.

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 8:16am

    Over this past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to be reminded what the Christmas spirt is all about. Now hopefully everyone who reads this blog will take it from me and not have to experience it the way I had to! Here is my weekend story.
  • Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:00am

    Learn what it takes to plan and protect your estate. Penbay Estate Planning Center will be hosting its LAST Saving the Family camp Seminar of the season this Tuesday December 4th at 2pm.

    Pre-registration is requested, as seats are limited. To enroll, please call 207-236-4888 or enroll online at

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

    Learn what it takes to plan and protect your estate.

    Penbay Estate Planning Center is proud to present their calendar of events for the upcoming Fall and Winter FREE workshops which will be held at 66 Elm Street in downtown Camden Maine.

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

    Free Estate Planning Workshops held in Camden This Fall/Winter

    Learn what it takes to plan and protect your estate. Penbay Estate Planning Center is proud to present their calendar of events for the upcoming Fall and Winter FREE workshops which will be held at 66 Elm Street in downtown Camden Maine.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 9:30am

    Ashwood Waldorf School will present Winter Revels: Joy!, a free, family-friendly performance at the Camden Opera House on Wednesday, December 19, at 4:00 p.m.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:45am

    As a patriot who lovesour Nation and has served to preserve liberty n the Armed Forces, let it be known that I, Roy Roden, not only prqy for our Presidient Donald Trump, but I stand WITH Him.

    While many cannot see this, Mr. Trump is God's choice as President of the United States. As it is written in 1 Timothy 2:1-3,

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

    When: First Sunday of each month

    Location: Hills Mansion 136 State Street, Augusta Maine

    Event Schedule: Pot Luck at 5:00 pm, main session 6:15

    Contact: Roy Roden (207) 230-8473,

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:45pm

    Holiday Potluck Poster

    Herring Gut Learning Center will host their Annual Holiday Potluck on Monday, December 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.   Please join us for food, drink and good cheer!   We hope to see you there!



  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 9:18am
  • Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

    P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption’s Center’s ninth annual “Auction for the Animals” takes place at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, beginning at 5:30 pm. This year’s event is generously presented by both Maine Chevy Dealers and Fuller Chevrolet, and will feature hearty appetizers, carving stations, delicious desserts, a cash bar, live music, with and over 200 auction items to fit every budget.

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:00am

    Ashwood's Parent-Child program is a gentle and nurturing class for children ages 18 months to three years and their accompanying caregiver. Classes are taught by Waldorf early childhood teacher Audrey McGlashan and are offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:45 - 10:45 a.m., beginning October 16.

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:45am

    True confession- I do not go out much but when I do I want to have a good time and usually a margarita.  I was at one of my favorite bars when I realized I forgot to say -NO STRAW.  It’s my lack of practice.  After a few sips I said to the bartender- you should ask folks if they want a straw.  He told me all their straws and event cups and to go containers are corn based and compostable and have been that way for years.  Which was good news- but I didn’t know.  Out of my 4 downtown bars, two

  • Friday, November 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
    Tim Dinsmore, local archaeologist, will talk about the early settlers along the Damariscotta River and their demise during King Philips War.
    We welcome the public to join us Monday, November 26, from 3:00-4:00pm
  • Friday, November 23, 2018 - 7:00am

    Many years ago, when my family was the only year round family on remote Gotts Island I actually did "Black Friday."  Black Friday is literally going to a mall after Thanksgiving and buying stuff. I’ve grown a lot since then and our latest blog has ideas and activities for both opting outside or buying nothing. 

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:04am
    Today I sit in my office and think about all the amazing things I’m thankful for; my family, friends, co-workers and so much more. But what to write about in this thankful blog. Then it came to me.
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:45am
    The Ember Glows Brighter as the Story is Retold


  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:00am

    Turkey Trot 5K!
    Friday, November 23rd

    Come burn off some Thanksgiving Day calories with family and friends as you run a 5K through Camden and Rockport the day after Thanksgiving!

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:30am

    I belong to a women’s travel site and this time of year everyone post- What’s the best European holiday market?  Most of us can’t travel to Salzburg, Vienna or Strasbourg but we can take a trip to Boston and the SoWa Winter Festival.  The festival is on Harrison Street and has a Marketplace with unique gifts, cocktails, workshops, munchies and music.  There are shops and galleries, open art studios, a vintage market and a “winter

  • Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:15am

    Did you wake up today and think-

    Oh so pretty

    Ohhh a lot of shoveling

    It’s a great day to......

    Dang I don’t have the supplies

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:00am

    Presidential Prayer Watch Video with Pastor David White

       David White is the senior pastor of The Gathering Church located in Moravian Falls North Carolina. David has established the for those who wish to mobilize to pray for our president. In the following 13-minute video, David talks about the “Red” wave of Christ blood and shares a prophetic word from Sadhu Sundar.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:00am

    Come celebrate the season with festive photos of your pets! These would make great holiday cards or gifts!

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30am

    The holiday season is a time where many of us decide to buy items that we need or want.  It’s a chance to treat ourselves and a chance to purchase thoughtfully.  Many independent businesses and makers depend on this season to survive.  It’s no fun to worry about rent, food and heat while trying to make your business successful.  If you are lucky enough to have a fulfilling and decent paying job please consider purchasing from independent makers and artist.

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:28am
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

    Penbay Estate Planning Law Center will be holding a Boomers in Business Seminar this month on November 15th at 4pm at 66 Elm St in Camden.

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:00am

    On Wednesday, November 14, from 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Ashwood Waldorf School will offer community members an opportunity to see Waldorf classes up-close and in-session. This behind-the-scenes look at Waldorf education is for all those who are curious about what goes on in a Waldorf classroom.

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 6:45am

    Have you noticed how holidays start earlier and earlier?  As a child the Christmas season didn't start until after Thanksgiving.  Now Halloween stuff starts appearing in stores in Aug and the holiday season begins sometime in Sept.

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30am

    The holiday season is fast approaching and everyone should try to celebrate sustainability.  The idea behind celebrating sustainability is not creating a mountain of waste.  The first thing to do is to shop small, local, indie and farms.  Another way to celebrate sustainability is to give events.  Events are simply activities instead of things.  Mark your calendar for Nov 17-18 and head up to Bangor for the Maine Harvest Fest.  Take the family, invite a friend and enjoy a day of Maine.

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 6:45am

    Some words are so powerful they have both concrete and abstract meanings, and “home” is one of them.

    Home can be synonymous with “house,” a structure in which we live, seek shelter, raise our families; but it is also an amorphous concept linked to feelings of belonging. I have a little sign in my living room that sums it up in one nostalgic sentence:  Home… a place your feet may leave, but your heart will always stay.

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
    Louise Miller, Education Director of Lincoln County Historical Association, has spent decades sharing the roles of Women in 
    Colonial history.  This program tells about Sallie Goodwin’s ocean travels from 1860-1880 with her husband, Capt. Samuel Goodwin, based on her letters and diary.  
    We welcome the public to join us Monday, November 12, from 3:00-4:00pm
  • Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:15am

    I’m super excited to announce I’ll be on the news!  I was interviewed yesterday by Hannah, a reporter with WLBZ2 News Center about my Zero Waste/Plastic Free Journey.  I had to do a big kitchen clean only to realize it still looked untidy.  I also realized how imperfect I am and that’s OK.  Hannah asked about tips to get started and I said “Pick up trash”.  Pick it up today, tomorrow and everyday you can get outside.  It’s good for you and good for the environment.

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 - 6:30am

    Just kidding. It’s just our November Newsletter out for general release.

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:00am

    Thanks to everyone who voted for us as Best Pet Store in Maine! It’s the 6th year in a row we’ve won the title from the Downeast Dog News and it makes us feel as tingly as the first time!

    Drop by the shop and gaze upon our official certificate of excellence and buy some stuff.


  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:00am

    On Saturday November 10th, Don Hanson from The Green Acres Kennel Shop and The Woof Meow Show will present a seminar entitled Understanding Dog Behavior, How Dogs Learn, and the Best Ways to Train Them at PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden, ME.

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:12am