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  • Lobster War
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

    Belfast, Maine – The University of Maine Hutchinson Center and the UMaine Lobster Institute will present the documentary film, Lobster War on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. The film is open to the public and free of charge.

    Richard Wahle, Director of the UMaine Lobster Institute and one of the researchers interviewed for the film, will give a welcome and introduce the documentary.

  • Jim Milliken
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:15pm

    Belfast, Maine – A three-day certificate program in Project Management will be offered March 22, March 29 and April 5 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Participants from a variety of organizations involved in project management will benefit from this comprehensive training including nonprofit businesses as well as construction, utilities, insurance and banking organizations.

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Register for Senior College Spring 2019 classes!

    Belfast. Senior College of Belfast announces the start of the Spring 2019 term registration. The spring semester begins on Thursday, March 28 and ends on May 2. All classes will be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on route 3 in Belfast.

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:15am

    Finally when what you love actually becomes trendy.  Vogue recently wrote about seaweed and the possibility that it’s a super food- not to mention being totally tasty.  It was a great article and Maine has both wild harvested and farmed seaweed.  

  • Maine employees
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:00am

    Pre-Employment Background Checks:

    10 Tools to Consider for Maine Employers

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:45am

    Allen Insurance and Financial is holding a series of free Medicare 101 workshops in conjunction with area adult education programs.

    • Monday, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School.
    • Monday, April 1, 5:30 p.m., Belfast Area High School.
    • Monday, April 22, 5:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School.

    Registration is required for these events.

  • Estate Planning
    Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:00pm

    Camps, beach houses, lake houses, vacation home – whatever your family calls it, how do you plan for it?

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
    Join us Tuesday, March 5, from 2:00 - 3:00pm to hear Jerry Wile talk about the impeachment process. 
    After much debate at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, the attendees approved the concept behind the 
  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - 8:00am

    The #March Meet the Maker Challenge starts soon.  This instagram challenge was started by designer Joanne Hawker to help small businesses tell their story and to create community.  There are daily prompts and the prompts are such a gift to indie businesses that struggle with content and what to post- that would be me for sure!   I  

    Find out more here- https://www.marchmeetthemaker.com/prompts

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - 7:15am

    Here are the entries for the Midcoast Photography Club’s Week 5 photo challenge. 

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - 7:15am

    1099 Contractors and Employees

    As the old saying goes, “if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.” But when do you know if your worker is an independent contractor? Or an employee subject to all the wonderful withholding, insurance and other costs associated in Maine and the federal government for paying someone to work for you? The wrong answer could cost you a $10,000 fine.

  • Estate Plan, MaineCare
    Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1:00pm

    PenbayEstate Planning Law Center presents “How to Protect Your Assets Easily”. This public presentation shows how by using wills, health care directives, powers of attorney, and trusts as part of an integrated estate plan will “protect your stuff” from nursing homes and other creditors. Call 207-236-4888 to reserve a spot.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 7:30am

    Looking to spice things up this weekend?  Try cooking with some delicious Maine seaweed.

    Read our blog for inspiration- Seaweed in the Kitchen

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:15pm

    This will be our second meeting of the Midcoast Camera club and we will be doing some work on Portraits, helping with cameras and getting your photos to your computer/tablet, storing them so they are easy to find. We also will be talking about the Week 6 topic due that day of A Black & White or Sepia photo of your choice. There will be a question and answer time as well.

  • New Business, Estate Planning
    Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

    The Basic Business Law Every New or Existing Business Owner Should Know

    Call 207-236-4888 to reserve your spot.

  • Cleopatra’s Room is open!
    Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:45am

    Grand opening of Cleopatra’s Tomb today!!  Come check out our newest room!! Be the first to escape the tomb!! Please check us out at midcoastescaperooms.com or give us a call to make a reservation at 207-315-0772

  • urse Manager of Harbor View Cottage, Bobbi Jo McFarland.
    Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:00pm
    The Lincoln Home welcomes Nurse Manager Bobbi Jo McFarland, RN to our family of caregivers. Bobbi Jo brings her many skills and caring and compassionate nature to her new leadership position at Harbor View Cottage, our Memory Loss Care home. Growing up in Boothbay, she graduated from Boothbay Region High School  and after leaving the area for a few years, returned in 2003 to begin her nursing career. She received her CNA certificate in 2003.
  • finish your degree
    Friday, February 15, 2019 - 2:15pm

    Belfast, Maine — The Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.) is UMaine’s degree completion program for busy adults. Perhaps many adults who have some higher-education experience but no bachelor’s degree find that life circumstances or interests make traditional on-campus  study difficult. Often family, job, and other responsibilities do not allow for full-time study.

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 - 1:33pm
  • Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:30am

    Allen Financial of Camden advisors and wealth managers Abraham Dugal and Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, JD, CTFA, were the featured speakers for United Midcoast Charities at Allen’s offices in Camden in early February. They spoke about issues surrounding how to grow endowments through planned giving, when donors seek to provide long-term support through gifts that can be more complex than cash or marketable securities.

  • February Vacation Camp
    Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:00am

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 13!

    This will be a fun-filled week of both indoor and outdoor exploration for children ages 5-12. The theater will be our indoor playground where campers will sample a variety of games and activities such as: drama games, skit-making, storytelling, movement, music, pyramids, tumbling, board games, legos and drawing.

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:00am

    Whew!  Valentine’s Day is over.  Personally it’s a tough holiday but I totally love the idea of love.  Love of self, friends and family, community and our planet.  It’s just all this love can be hard to balance.  One way to move towards balance is to think about your purchasing.  Impulse buying is the worst- especially for the delicate balance of trying to create less trash.  Shopping local, small and planning ahead can help reduce holiday waste.  Here’s my BYO container I used at Rock City. 

  • Maine Business Law
    Friday, February 15, 2019 - 6:45am

    Did you know that the Penbay Estate Planning Law Center has an Entrepreneur Law division? Learn about all the legal stuff your business needs to move forward. When you own a small business, you can’t have your own legal department, that is why we are here to help. Penbay Estate Planning introduces MyMaineLLC.com 

     

  • Midcoast Escape Rooms
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:45pm

    Need something fun to do over school vacation?  We will be extending our hours next week to be open on Tuesday and Wednesday night’s for school vacation week.  Please come check out the latest in live puzzle solving game on the Midcoast at 281 Main Street in Damariscotta.  If you like to have fun, like a challenge, like to solve riddles and math equations, decipher clue and  crack codes to escape before your hour is up.  Please check us out on the web at midcoastescape.com or give us

  • Pay It Forward for Kids Inc., food insecurity, Waldo County, Maine
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:00pm

    Every single day, more kids go hungry in Maine than in any other New England state.

     

    Nationwide, Maine is ranked as the seventh most food insecure, a designation that means residents lack access to the quantity and quality of food necessary for an active and healthy lifestyle.

  • Pay It Forward for Kids Inc., Waldo County, food security, school lunch
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:30pm

    After putting in their time at their full-time day jobs, the evening was a very busy one for the ladies on the PIFFK Team with laptops, pens and paper with soda and pizza to get us through the 2019 Season's lineup of Fund Raising Plans and Events!

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 8:45am

    The goal of most businesses is to grow – at least somewhat.  However, in order to grow or to be able to step away from the business for a personal life, vacation, or other ventures, you’ll need help with day-to-day operations.  If you’ve never hired someone before – or it’s been a long time – don’t worry – here’s the information you need to get started.

    Read our new blog post at:

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:42am
  • Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:15pm

    Congratulations to the 2019 West Bay Rotary Chili Challenge Winners:

    1st Place – Waterfront

    2nd Place – French & Brawn

    3rd Place – Quarry Hill

    West Bay Rotary would like to thank our participants, sponsors, club members, and everyone who came to the Chili Challenge and helped make it a success. We would also like to thank 16 Bay View for hosting our event this year.

  • Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Rockport, ME - So your PSAT score in math was not what you hoped it would be?  We can help.  The Study Hall has several math tutors who have been helping area students with SAT math for many, many SAT exams over the past fifteen years. With the mandatory April 9th SAT test around the corner, now is the time to start to prepare!

  • Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:15am

    Sustainability is a word I think a lot about especially when shopping.  I saw a social media post from a small business I follow, Parris House Wool Works.  It was about Jagger Brothers Yarn closing here in Maine.  Jagger has been a family business for over 100 years.  The post was a friendly reminder to spend your money wisely.  You do have a choice.  She told a cute story about her dad giving advice and loaves of bread.  “Half loaves add up

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:45pm

    February 10, 2019 (Camden, Maine) – Applications for the Camden Rotary Club’s annual charitable grants are due on Saturday, February 16. Applications are available on the Club’s website (www.camdenrotary.org). There are four categories of grants available:

    ·        A single large grant of $10,000 for a specific project or program that directly benefits a community organization.

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

    On Wednesday, February 13, from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Ashwood Waldorf School will host an event for those interested in learning more about how reading, writing and arithmetic are taught in a Waldorf first grade. Join us for a fun and participatory demonstration of Waldorf methods followed by a question and answer session.

  • Dean’s List
    Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 4:30pm

    The following full-time students in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties achieved Dean's List while enrolled at the University of Maine at Augusta in the Fall 2018 term. Students eligible for the full-time Dean's List must earn a grade point average of 3.25 and be enrolled in 12 credits or more.

    Knox

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:15am

    How are you doing with the recent plastic shopping bag ban in many mid-coast towns?  Wondering which bag is best?

    Our blog has some ideas- BYO Bag Blog

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:00am

    On Wednesday, February 13, from 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Ashwood Waldorf School will host a tour and talk for those interested in learning more about how reading, writing and arithmetic are taught in a Waldorf first grade. The tour will give visitors an opportunity to see our current first grade class in-session. After the tour, there will be a participatory, hands-on demonstration of Waldorf methods, followed by a question and answer session.

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:45am

    The John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John Street, Camden, has a new phone number: 207-236-3829. [The former number was 207-236-4829.]

    Our Worship services are held 11 a.m. each Sunday, Chellie Wiley, Minister and Matt Mainster, organist and pianist. Children are invited to sit at activity tables at the rear of the sanctuary, or use the nursery room.  The Service is followed by a fellowship time with refreshments.

  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:00pm
    Since 1975, Les Fossell has specialized in the restoration of 18th and 19th century buildings.  Les will share the history of local Early Meeting Houses and other early buildings with us on Monday, February 11, from 3:00 - 4:00pm.
     
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Thank you to Fuller Chevrolet for being a GOLD annual sponsor of West Bay Rotary events, including the annual Chili Challenge.

  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30am

    West Bay Rotary would like to thank Edward Jones financial advisors Tom Griffith and Ken Gardiner for their continued support as a GOLD annual sponsor of our events. They help make all of our events possible, including the annual Chili Challenge.

  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:30am

    I’m really excited about my Valentine card project.  I shopped Main St and also contacted an artist for cards to mail to family and friends.  My two card rules were nothing seasonal and no cards packaged in plastic.  I was pleased by all the variety and choices.  I had fun finding the right card for each person.  I supported my community and ART.  Some of the cards were made locally and others from cool businesses a bit further away.

  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 5:00am

    Thank you to 

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:45pm

    Rockport, ME - Any preparation for the SAT’s can help a student’s score, whether it’s working on their own, going through an online tutori

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:15am

    The concerns of younger parents with minor children are different than those of grandparents. However, their concerns are the same: to prevent emotional trauma and economic loss or hardship due to a sudden unexpected life event.  

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:30am

    Thank you to Baird: The Ogier Hall Group for being a GOLD annual sponsor of West Bay Rotary events, including the annual Chili Challenge.

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

    West Bay Rotary would like to thank our GOLD annual sponsor 

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Location: Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:45am

    Thank you to Etienne Perret for being a GOLD annual sponsor of West Bay Rotary events, including the annual Chili Challenge.