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  • The lincoln Home Assisted Living Newcastle Maine
    Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:15pm

    Residents, community members and staff all came out to enjoy antique cars and root beer floats on a beautiful summer evening at The Lincoln Home!

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:15am

    ROCKLAND, MAINE – August 30, 2018 -- Camden Rotary Club members present a $10,000 grant to The Ripple Initiative, which supports local residents who need a helping hand. The grant will enable the Rockland-based organization to provide box springs, mattresses, sheets and protective bed bags for 30 to 50 individuals, depending on their needs.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:45am

    CAMDEN — The Camden Rotary Club's Famous Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be served on Sept. 1 at the Camden Windjammer Festival from 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. outdoors on the Camden Public Landing. We will be joined by 2018 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Whitney Dow, who will be available for photos with attendees.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:15am

    Women Going For It! is a book written by mid-coast Mainer Diana Coleman.  It’s the stories of 26 feisty and determined women- ages 50-80.  The stories are filled with grit and determination and feature I believe 8 Maine women including me- Claire the mom in the mother/daughter business Dulse & Rugosa.  The book is available on Amazon but shop local at Sherman’s because they bought a case of books.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 6:15am

    Allen Insurance and Financial is dedicated to providing our clients with friendly, professional service. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, we are undergoing a system upgrade and our offices will be closed for the day. We apologize sincerely for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank everyone for their understanding as we complete this important project.

    During this office closure, our financial division can be reached via voicemail.

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:00pm

    nEastgate “Fellowship of the Spirit”

        “For He that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit” - 1 Cor. 6:17

     When: Starts Tuesdays Sept 25th, 6:30 PM.

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:00am

    P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center hosts a Pet Loss Support Group page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PAWSpetlosssupport. This page provides an open community forum to discuss the challenges associated with the loss of a pet and a safe place to offer support to each other.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am

    Prophetic Tidbit: Through Christ, you have received not only the gift of salvation but also the gift of the glory of His Presence “For it is Christ in you the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Satan cannot stand before you any more than he can stand before Jesus. As King David proclaimed,

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 9:15am

    Are you interested in joining the Megunticook Rowing junior rowing team? Join us tonight, Tuesday August 28th, 6:30 at the Teen Center on Knowlton Street in Camden. Meet the coaches, get information about rowing and the team, and register. If you have questions about joining the team contact Amy Wilton at amy@megunticookrowing.org or any general inquiries to row@megunticookrowing.org

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 7:00am

    I've put off writing about reducing plastic consumption and kids because it's so complicated.  Mostly because I've found in my grown up/no kids life that it takes quite a bit of planning and organization to reduce my plastic use.   Our lives are filled with busy and "hurry-up" which is why plastic is so popular- it's convenience.  But because we have kids and grandkids and we want them to have a lovely future we each need to make small steps towards living a plastic free life.  

  • Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:15am

    The most sacred of all American responsibilities is to vote. And just remember - like any democracy - for every one of your carefully considered votes there is a completely deranged, drooling lunatic voting for shabby, mean-tempered and conglomerate-owned pet supermarkets.

  • Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:00am

    Barbara Heard is once again the leader of the pack…backpacks that is.  Thanks to Barbara’s efforts and passion, up to 60 local students will receive backpacks filled with school supplies thanks to the West Bay Rotary Backpack Program.

  • Monday, August 27, 2018 - 7:00am

    There was a recent article in the Portland Press Herald about how Maine’s women-owned businesses lead the nation in job growth revenue.  Nancy Strojny from the Portland Score office said in our rural state women need “sparkle and hustle” to make a living.

  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 9:15am

    Seaweeds many nutritional benefits include being rich in iron, magnesium, iodine, and the omega-3 fatty acids.  Plus there's that great "umami" flavor.  Umami is Japanese for "pleasant savory taste".  These are the reasons we humans love to add seaweed to our diet- but what about our dogs? 

    Read our latest blog to learn more about seaweed’s benefits and a cool Maine seaweed company.

  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 8:15am

    Prophetic Tidbit - The Lord as the " I AM" is always present. We just need to learn how to be present with Him.

    In doing so, we become ever mindful of the life of His presence who dwells within, for it is "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27).

  • Friday, August 24, 2018 - 3:00pm
    We welcome the public to join us Monday, August 27, at 3:00pm, as we travel to Iceland through the stories and photographs of Jason Antony’s experiences.  Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields.
     
  • Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:30pm

    With more than a week to go, the news is that UMA Rockland is still serving and accepting students wishing to start or return to college this fall. The term begins September 4.

    "We have many high school students enrolled in "dual enrollment" classes this fall. They are earning both high school and college credit simultaneously," said Rockland's Director Deborah Meehan.  "We welcome more."

  • Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:17pm

  • Friday, August 24, 2018 - 7:30am

    Now is the perfect time to make your own herbal vinegar.  It’s easy, fun and you can use the vinegar in salads or for your hair.  Yes- your hair.  Vinegar is a great addition to a natural hair care routine and helps with the transition to shampoo bars.  Find out more on our blog- DIY Herbal Vinegars

  • The Lincoln Home Assisted Living Lobster Bake
    Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

    The Lincoln home shouts out a huge thank you to over 150 people in our community who came to join in the fun at the Lobster & More event August 18.

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:45am

    Belfast, Maine, September 9, 2018. The 15th annual Maine Wienerfest will be held on Sunday September 9th from 11am-3pm at the Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast! Maine Wienerfest is a celebration of dachshunds and the people who love them, but we welcome all dog lovers and their families!

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00am

    We all create trash everyday- it’s unavoidable.  If you are a sustainable shopper it can be tricky to know what exactly is recyclable.  I make purchasing decisions based on packaging.  I know that what can be recycled can vary from town to town.  I was told recently at a market that milk cartons could not be recycled.  This made me sad but I decided to find out for sure.  It’s easy- just pop into the office with your item and ask.  The more we know, the better we shop, the cleaner our world. 

  • CEO Roy Roden
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:45pm

    The ministry of the Spirit, such as healing and miracles are testimonies of God's love. They also reveal that Christ has risen and is Lord of all " And with great power, the apostles gave witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace fell upon them all" (Acts 4:33).

    In other words, giving witness to the resurrection of Christ and His love with great power, is normal Christianity - the way Church life is created to be. 

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:45pm

    The ministry of the Spirit, such as healing and miracles are testimonies of God's love. They also reveal that Christ has risen and is Lord of all " And with great power, the apostles gave witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace fell upon them all" (Acts 4:33).

    In other words, giving witness to the resurrection of Christ and His love with great power, is normal Christianity - the way Church life is created to be. 

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:45pm

    The ministry of the Spirit, such as healing and miracles are testimonies of God's love. They also reveal that Christ has risen and is Lord of all " And with great power, the apostles gave witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace fell upon them all" (Acts 4:33).

    In other words, giving witness to the resurrection of Christ and His love with great power, is normal Christianity - the way Church life is created to be. 

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:45pm

    The ministry of the Spirit, such as healing and miracles are testimonies of God's love. They also reveal that Christ has risen and is Lord of all " And with great power, the apostles gave witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace fell upon them all" (Acts 4:33).

    In other words, giving witness to the resurrection of Christ and His love with great power, is normal Christianity - the way Church life is created to be. 

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 2:45pm

     

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:30am

    Free Estate Planning Workshops Starting This September

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

    CAMDEN — United Midcoast Charities’ Nonprofit Advisory Committee and VillageSoup have announced that nominations are now open for the Unsung Hero Award. This community volunteer award aims to recognize a stellar local individual who is quietly going about getting the job done.

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 - 8:00am

    Walking my dog is one of my daily joys.  I’m so lucky to live in a beautiful area where I can get a daily dose of Vitamin Sea.  The amount and types of trash I find is sad.  One thing we all can do is “just grab bits”.  Follow on social media this non-profit for inspiration and encouragement.

  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 7:30am

    Super excited to find local yogurt in glass jars at the Rockland Hannaford.  Folks if you are trying to consume less plastic you need to support your eco friendly businesses.  When a company chooses eco over plastic packaging they are putting planet before profits because it cost them more and consumers need to recognize and support them by purchasing these products.  

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
    Cruise on in to our 10th annual vintage car show  Rescheduled to Tuesday, August 21, at 6:00pm.
    Sip on root beer or orange floats as you peruse an array of vintage automobiles and chat with the car owners in our parking lot! 
     
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 8:09am

    Searsport has a wonderful Public Safety Building that goes out of their way to help the community they serve. Watch the video below to learn more!

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 7:00am

    School shopping this weekend?  Open up that junk drawer and I bet you’ll find plenty of writing materials.  Kids love to write with a variety of materials so  think about donating a box to a needy classroom.

    More tips on our Back to School blog.

  • Friday, August 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
    Join us on Monday, August 20, at 3:00pm, for a free concert at The Lincoln Home. Julie Thompson, vocalist and Neil Lamb, seven string guitarist will share their talents with us.  Besides publishing songs, Julie is an internationally published author and narrator of several children’s books.
  • Friday, August 17, 2018 - 8:00am

    We don’t use garlic in our skincare but we do grow a lot of garlic out on Gotts Island.  We have meager soil and very limited water but we do have access to a lot of washed up seaweed.  We lay about a foot of seaweed mulch on our garlic each fall.  Carly always saves out the largest cloves for planting the next year. 

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:45am

    Our latest blog is about my Zero Waste Shopping adventure at my local Hannaford’s.  I realized as I was walking towards the yogurt that this would be my “fail”.

    Read all about it here- Zero Waste Grocery Adventure

  • Lincoln Home Lobsterbake Art Under the Tent
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
    Join us on Saturday, August 18, 4:00pm, for the third annual Lobster and More event!
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
    Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 18, 4:00pm, for the third annual event on the banks of the Damariscotta River, next to The Lincoln Home, at 22 River Road, Newcastle. All ages come to dine on delicious Maine lobsters, mouth-watering barbecue chicken, and home made Maine blueberry desserts.
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:30am

    Boat Owners of Mid-coast Maine. The 11th Annual Belfast Harbor Fest (Aug. 17-19) is looking for you. We have a Classic Boat Show of small and medium boats as part of our event and we are looking for owners who want to show their boat for the day along the Belfast Waterfront. All exhibitors are invited to our BBQ Awards Dinner as thanks for participating. If you are trying to sell your boat, this may be a great opportunity, too.

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:00am

    The 11th Annual Belfast Harbor Fest has continued to grow and its popularity is a double edged sword. We need more volunteers. Come enjoy a fun few hours on the Belfast waterfront and help raise money for local charities at the same time. Most of our needs are greeting visitors and handing out programs, no standing required, but we also need help with kids activities, the Bug Run Road Race and food serving.

  • Monday, August 13, 2018 - 9:45am

    West Bay Rotarians once again greeted guests and worked the ticket gates at the Maine Boat & Harbor Show this weekend.  

    To learn more about our club, please check us out at westbayrotaryofmaine.org or feel free to join us at a meeting.  We meet at the First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden on Thursday mornings.  The meetings are from 7:30 am to 8:30am, but many members get there early for a little conversation and laughter.

  • Monday, August 13, 2018 - 7:15am

    Shop around the house for school supplies, especially the junk drawer.  Even if you don’t have school age kids many schools would be grateful for a donation of writing supplies.  I think it’s fair to tell our kids that before we buy we’re going to use what we have.  More zero waste back to school tips on our blog.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 10:00am

    Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport is offering a creative playtime event at the school on Wednesday, August 15, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., for children ages 3-6 years old with an adult. Teachers Jen Corning and Morgan Wade will teach families how to make boats out of walnut shells, and lead circle and singing games. The event is free of charge; registration by Monday, August 13 is required.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:00am

    CAMDEN — The Camden Rotary Club's Famous Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be served on Sept. 1 at the Camden Windjammer Festival from 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. outdoors on the Camden Public Landing. Money raised from this "all you can eat" breakfast will be used to support local 501(c)3 organizations in Knox County and Lincolnville.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:00am
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 7:15am

    Back to School displays are going up in the stores and summer is winding down.  Our blog covers the basics of going back to school with Zero Waste Style.  We cover clothing, backpacks, water and lunch containers and shopping the home for school supplies.  Seriously open up that junk drawer- it’s full of school supplies.  

  • Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

    Join us Monday, August 13,  at 3:00pm for Hiding in Plain Sight. Pianist Thomas Sauer gives a lecture/demonstration exploring the slow movement of the “Hammerklavier” Sonata, and how one of Beethoven greatest pieces remains so little known to concert goers.

  • Vermont tickborne illness emergency room visits
    Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:00am

     

     

    A friend suggested that it’s our job here at Tick Me Off Maine® to educate folks on ticks, tick prevention, identification, Lyme disease, and all tick-borne illnesses.