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Belfast cyclist to share plans of 3,000-mile trek
Fri, 09/27/2019 - 1:45pm
BELFAST — Belfast resident Andrew Watkins, an alumnae of the Trek Across Maine, is readying himself to take a 3,000 mile ride from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine to benefit the East Coast Greenway Alliance, both for fundraising and visibility. On Tuesday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Belfast Free Library, Watkins will give a talk about his planned 3,000 mile bicycle ride in support of the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The public is invited to come learn about the East Coast Greenway and...
community potluck, music, cider pressing
Apprenticeshop to host open house, final ‘Free Friday’ sails
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 8:45am
ROCKLAND — The Apprenticeshop invites all on Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m., for a community potluck, open house, music, cider pressing and grand finale to the ‘Free Friday’ sailing series. This will be the last Friday to get out on the boats and go for a free ride courtesy of the Apprenticeshop. The shop will be open for visitors to view current projects, from utilitarian skiffs to a 40-foot sailing hull. Visitors will have the opportunity to sail on the traditional expedition boats used by the...
Pancake breakfast, chairlift rides, food vendors, live music, gear tents, info tables, bike demos, and more
Run, bike, or both during Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 7:45am
CAMDEN — The Camden Snow Bowl, will host Baxter Outdoors’ 6th trail running and 2nd and final duathlon event in the New England Trail Series season, Saturday, October 5, as part of the fourth annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest, presented by Baxter Outdoors, Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine, and Midcoast Maine New England Mountain Bike Association, along with many other supporters. Racers can bike, run, or both, and team registrations are welcome. The 5K run climbs one side of Ragged Mountain,...
Color, creativity rule at this year’s annual Chalk Walk
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 7:30pm
BELFAST — Belfast’s Heritage Park underwent a colorful transformation Saturday, Sept. 21, as artists and enthusiastic novices took part in this year’s Chalk Walk. The event is run by Waterfall Arts’ All Ages Art Happening, an all-age group led by Bridget Matros, Waterfall Arts’ Youth & Family Outreach Manager. Events held by AAAH “engage area youth and families through community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages,” according to a media...
Scout recruiting night for area youth scheduled for Rockport
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 12:30pm
ROCKPORT —Cub Scout Pack 200 and Boy Scout Troop 200 of Camden-Rockport, and BSA Girls Troop 207 of Union, are having a joint recruiting event, Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5 – 7 p.m., in the Pen Bay YMCA gymnasium. All area boys and girls age 6 - 17 are welcome to join them and see what scouting has to offer. All Scouts BSA programs are open to all youth! Cub Scouts – 1st through 5th Grade Scouts BSA Ages 11 – 17 years old FMI regarding scouting in general: www.scouting.org/programs/
Lease business operations, keep the facility running, employ workers
Point Lookout owners change tack to keep Northport resort in business
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 5:00pm
NORTHPORT — Tami and David Hirschfeld, of Camden and Montana, are circulating requests for proposals to lease portions of the 387-acre Point Lookout Resort in Northport and keep the restaurant, event facility and gymnasium in operation, as well as 40 of the 106 cabins in the lodging business. The Hirschfelds, acting as Deep Creek Grazing Association, came to their decision after several months of soul-searching, they said. On Sept. 20, they made the announcement first to the employees who are...
‘HE HAS INSPIRED MANY STUDENTS OVER THE YEARS, AND HE IS APPRECIATED BY THEM ALL’
George Gould Nature Trail to officially open Sept. 28
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 2:30pm
WALDOBORO — The George Gould Nature Trail will officially open Saturday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. Edwin Stone, a local Eagle Scout has been working on this special project for a while and the
original dedication took place on Waldoboro Day
in June. Stone approached The Waldoboro Conservation Commission for support and the commitment to continue to maintain this trail in the future. He presented his plan to the Select Board and local landowners to obtain their permission. He has...
Coastal Mountains nature walk: Geology of Mount Waldo
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 1:00pm
STOCKTON SPRINGS — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents Geology of Mount Waldo on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mount Waldo, in Stockton Springs. Steve Norton, Professor Emeritus of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, will lead a hike up Mount Waldo past an old granite quarry. The group will meet in the Frankfort Boat Launch parking lot on Route 1A, opposite Mt. Waldo Road, about 7.3 miles north of the intersection of Route 1A and Route 1. in Stockton...
give dogs a deserved day out at first-ever K9 Carnival
Humane society plans carnival on whole new level
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:15pm
ROCKLAND — Pope Memorial Humane Society will host a K9 Carnival, featuring the Dog Lovers Days Lure Course, September 28, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Harbor Park, in Rockland. “Our K9 Carnival celebrates the bond between people and their pets,” said Kasey Bielecki, community outreach and events coordinator for Pope Memorial, in a news release. “We want our community to be a part of the Carnival where both the dogs and their humans play the games and win great prizes. We are especially excited for...
New features for Sunday, Sept. 29 scuttle include new obstacles, new timing method
Ragged Mountain Scuttle boasts creative connections: a bank, prison, mountain
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 6:30pm
CAMDEN — There’s an excellent chance of a Bigfoot sighting here at Camden Snow Bowl, Sunday, Sept. 29, according to One Community Many Voices, in a news release. In fact, you’d have to be racing through the Ragged Mountain Scuttle obstacle course with your eyes closed to avoid it. A few life-size Bigfoot wooden cutouts are some of the new features of the Scuttle, which will happen at the Camden Snow Bowl for a sixth straight year. The event succeeds because of incredible partnerships, many...
In honor of a young man with a heart of gold
Charity motorcycle ride for spina bifida starts in Searsport, Sept. 22
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 5:30pm
SEARSPORT — A charity motorcycle ride to benefit The Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England will start in Searsport, Sunday, Sept. 22. With a Kick Stands Up start at 12 p.m., the ride will end in Augusta at approximately 1:30 p.m . This event is to honor Alex Hooper, a young man with spina bifida. He is one of the biggest supporters any motorcycle rider has, according to organizers, in a news release. Whether he is at an event or just out in public he will always stop and talk with you...
Fundraiser for Fourth-Grade Learn to Ski Program
Camden Snow Bowl gears up for October Pancakes and Chairlift Rides
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:15pm
The nights are getting cooler and that means it's time for Pancakes and Chairlift Rides Sundays in October, courtesy of Ragged Mountain Ski Club and the Camden Snow Bowl. Breakfast is by suggested donation $5 for individuals, $20 for a family. Chairlift rides are $5 for kids 6-12 and $10 for adults. New this year, the Big T Snack Shack will offer picnic lunche
to bring on the chairlift and eat on the way up, or enjoy at the summit. Please Carry In-Carry Out Refuse. Become a Ragged...
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:00am
In all, 10 films about various environmental issues will be screened at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave. in Belfast as part of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival Saturday, Nov. 9 from 3-5 p.m. Topics also include a climate-change journalist whose kidney disease diagnosis catalyzed her political action; Dr. Konrad Steffen, the Swiss climate scientist whose research let to “An Inconvenient Truth;” and the efforts of a singer and a filmmaker to document the front lines of a battle in British...
everyone interested in GRLT are invited; arrive early and visit Historical society museum
Land Trust annual meeting, volunteer appreciation potluck to take over Searsmont Community Building
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 5:00pm
SEARSMONT — Georges River Land Trust will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Celebration, Tuesday, October 1, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Searsmont Community Building in the lower level of the Town Office/Library building. Admission is free. Everyone associated with Georges River Land Trust is encouraged to attend, and members of the public who would like to find out what GRLT is up to – and possibly get involved in the organization – are also welcome. “This is a...
create cider with organic Langlais ‘volunteer’ apples
Sweet cider pressing at Langlais Sculpture Preserve
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 4:45pm
CUSHING — Georges River Land Trust will present its annual cider pressing day, Saturday, September 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Langlais Sculpture Preserve, in Cushing. The program is free and all are invited to attend. Charles Waite Maclin, also known as Pastor Chuck of Pastor Chuck’s organic apple products, will once again bring his small cider press and know-how to create delicious cider with organic Langlais apples. According to John Bunker, “The Apple Whisperer,” most of Langlais’...
free bike demos, open for all ages
Thomaston’s Oyster River Multi-Use Trail grand opening celebration Sept. 28
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:00am
THOMASTON — Georges River Land Trust, in partnership with Sidecountry Sports, the Midcoast Chapter of New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA), and Threshers Brewing Co., will host the grand opening celebration of the Oyster River Multi-Use Trail in Thomaston on Saturday, Sept. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. The event will be a free event and all ages are welcome to attend. Participants are invited to gather at Threshers Brewing Co. at 1 Starr Street in Thomaston behind the business block, from...
Third Keeper of the Maine Outdoors Experience contest underway
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 3:15pm
AUGUSTA — The third opportunity to win a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (MDIFW) Keeper of the Maine Outdoors Experience is a fishy one. The winner of the Keeper of the Maine Outdoors Maine Fisheries Experience contest, and a friend, will get a day in the field with a MDIFW biologist collecting fish samples and data, visiting a regional fish hatchery, or observing fish stocking. MDIFW began the Keeper of the Maine Outdoors Experience contests in the spring to give the public...
Flying in for fun at Belfast Municipal Airport
Mon, 09/16/2019 - 6:45pm
BELFAST — Cloudy weather greeted attendees and guests of this year’s annual Belfast Municipal Airport Fly-In, though dispositions remained sunny. Despite the gray weather, it remained a colorful day as dozens of different aircraft, ranging from a jet, double-seat experimental aircraft, to a Forest Service helicopter. In addition to the many planes in attendance, and the frequent take-offs and landings, there was also music at the event, in addition to food trucks and sign-ups for the Young...
Waterfall Arts’ annual chalk walk returns to Belfast Harbor Walk
Mon, 09/16/2019 - 3:30pm
BELFAST — Waterfall Arts will stage another art takeover of the Belfast Harbor Walk with Chalk Walk: an All Ages Art Happening (AAAH) on Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Bridget Matros, Waterfall Arts’ Youth and Family Outreach manager, artists will spend the day creating chalk drawings throughout Heritage Park in downtown Belfast. Everyone is invited to stroll the waterfront and watch the artists at work. Plenty of chalk will be available for passersby to join in the fun...
Community ice cream social, lawn games planned for Penobscot Language School
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 5:45pm
ROCKLAND — Penobscot Language School invites the community to enjoy an ice cream social and lawn games, Sunday, September 22, from 2 - 4 p.m. The event is free and all are invited. “Come see and learn about our school,” said the School, in a news release. Ice cream and cookies will be provided. Enjoy playing a variety of games in the school's back yard: badminton, bocce or boules, croquet, corn hole, bean bag toss, or the like. Sing a new song or two in a foreign language. Perhaps, explore what...
build forts and fairy houses, create magic wands, catch insects, enjoy face painting, explore Merryspring gardens
Annual Fall Fairy Festival to be held Sept. 29
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 5:00pm
CAMDEN — Merryspring Nature Center will hold its annual Fall Fairy Festival on Sunday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This yearly tradition will feature fairy-themed activities and crafts in Merryspring’s gardens and forests for kids of all ages. In addition to building forts and fairy houses, children will able to create magic wands and other crafts, catch insects, enjoy face painting, and explore the Merryspring gardens. This is an outdoor event. In the event of very heavy rain, the...
The little town that ‘can sure pull off a parade’: Thorndike celebrates bicentennial
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 4:45pm
THORNDIKE — Known by its residents as a town divided over some municipal issues, its people came together, Saturday, Sept. 14, to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime occasion: Thorndike’s Bicentennial. In February 1819, landowners officially incorporated the area they’d been settled upon since 1772. Two hundred years later, residents of the town of 890 people (2010 census), lined the streets for a morning parade, followed by lunch options that included a chicken barbecue, Amish fries and pastries...
Next year’s ride is a closely guarded secret
Bike Maine rolls through Rockland on Midcoast tour
Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:30am
ROCKLAND – The
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
began its trek toward the Maine coast September 7, with 450 cyclists heading from Waterville to Hope and eventually landing Rockland. The trek visits five different communities on the Midcoast this year and cover 324 miles. Today, they all travel to Belfast and wind up their journey back in Waterville on Saturday. Eliza Cress, communications director for Bike Maine, said about 25-percent of the riders participating are from Maine. “The...
launches fundraising campaign for Beech Hill project
‘Connecting Town and Nature,’ Coastal Mountains Land Trust extends Rockport trails
Tue, 09/10/2019 - 3:00pm
ROCKPORT — Trails and paths for the general public in Rockport and the greater Midcoast just keep getting better, and a large portion of that effort is attributed to Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Besides working on the Round the Mountain trail near Ragged Mountain, the land trust is also taking time now to complete a short yet significant improvement that will more safely tie the existing
Erickson Farm Connector Trail
with the Beech Hill Preserve. When accomplished, the public...
Doxie moxie on display in Grand Parade at Wienerfest
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:15pm
BELFAST — The sixteenth annual Wienerfest took place on the waterfront Sunday, Sept. 8, drawing dachshunds from all over the country, and international visitors. This year’s parade was bigger than ever before, with the procession of canines taking nearly 10 minutes to pass. Part of the annual festival, dedicated to the diminutive dogs, included a Grand Parade, where the many doxies present strut their stuff on the walkway near Belfast’s Boathouse, along with their proud humans. The event also...
Deluge of dachshunds (and more!) trot through 16th annual Maine Wienerfest
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:00pm
BELFAST — The 16th annual Wienerfest took place Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by PAWS Animal Adoption Center. Proceeds from the event, which was $3 to attend, go back to PAWS. The adoption center is located in Camden. Visitors and attendees at the event varied from Mainers to several families from outside the U.S. including Belgium, Mexico, and Germany. There were a number of vendors featured at the event, most offering pet-centric wares, along with several snack options...
the natural history of mushrooms and their role in the ecosystems
Mushroom walk at Erickson Fields Preserve
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:45am
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a free Mushroom and Nature Walk, Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, Rockport. MCHT land steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen will lead attendees on a guided hunt for the natural treasures of the forest and fields. “A huge variety of native mushrooms appear throughout the woods and there’s no one better to excite an interest in these fascinating fungi,” said MCHT, in a news release. Gentalen...
Walks and Talks series
Identify native, invasive plants during Owls Head walk
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 3:15pm
OWLS HEAD — Georges River Land Trust and the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (KLSWCD) will co-host a walk to identify and discuss native and invasive plants, Thursday, September 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Ash Point Preserve, in Owls Head. The walk will help people improve their confidence in identifying the most common and emerging invasive plants and recommendations on how to remove and dispose of them. All are invited to attend. Trip leader will be Rebecca Jacobs,...
Belfast church to host free pig roast, activities
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:00am
BELFAST — Sunday, Sept. 8, Faith Temple Church will host a free pig roast featuring music the The Rogues. Bring your own chair to the 4 - 7 p.m. event, accept the challenge of the corn hole toss and horseshoe ring, analyze the craft booth, and watch as children play in the bounce castle.
5th annual Airport Open House and Fly In to take over Belfast tarmac
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 9:15am
BELFAST — Belfast Chapter 1434 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host its 5th annual Airport Open House and Fly In on Saturday, September 14 (rain date Sept. 15) from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Belfast Municipal Airport on Wright Brothers Drive. Admission is free. Many aviation related community service and educational organizations will be represented showcasing to the public the value of their local airport and the many ways it serves their community. Breakfast is from 7...
Catching an expression as well as a fish
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 8:15am
CAMDEN — Jackets ripped. Waist bands hoisted. Hem lines dragged. Yet no one fell! All was lighthearted among the 24 young Fish Relay contestants racing and tossing fish Saturday, Aug. 31, on the Camden Public Landing near the conclusion of the annual Windjammer Day Weekend. Facial expressions ran the gamut as the twelve teams of two fumbled into slickers and exam gloves before handling the dead local fish donated to the event. Expressions of seriousness mixed with those of intrigue, goofiness,...
to pass through belfast and camden
Non-profit organization biking from Maine to Massachusetts for climate change awareness
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 12:00pm
BOSTON — A group of employees from Ceres, a Boston-based sustainability nonprofit organization with global reach and influence, will bike 400 miles from Maine to Massachusetts to raise awareness to the urgent and growing global threat of climate change Sept. 12-16. This is the fifth year Ceres will participate in the New England Climate Ride. The team will pass through both Camden and Belfast. Ceres staffers participating in the Climate Ride include Dan Bakal (Senior Director, Electric Power),...
Waldoboro Half Marathon set for Sept. 21
Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:15pm
WALDOBORO — From the organizer of the Waldoboro Day 5K and the Icy Elf 5K comes what a press release described as possibly New England’s hardest half marathon. The inaugural Waldoboro Half Marathon will take place Saturday, Sept. 21. The race will start at 10 a.m. at Moody’s Diner, finish at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, and feature all of 1,400 feet of Waldoboro’s finest, steepest hills. The race is the brainchild of Lucas McNelly, the organizer of the Waldoboro Day 5K for the past three years. “...
Emily MacCabe selected to lead MDIFW's Information and Education Division
Mon, 08/26/2019 - 7:45pm
Emily MacCabe, who directed the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's award-winning "Keeper of the Maine Outdoors" campaign and was recently honored as the northeasts Information and Education Professional of the Year, was promoted to Director of Information and Education of the department. "Emily's exceptional work directing the department's communications and digital media campaigns as well as our social media and web presence made her the logical choice for this position," said MDIFW...
demonstrations, enactments, and new this year – a pirate music band
Pirates of the Dark Rose return to Windjammer Festival
Mon, 08/26/2019 - 8:15am
CAMDEN — Windjammer Festival weekend will be full of nautical fun and adventure this Labor Day weekend. In addition to the many activities planned for the harbor and the downtown of Camden, the Pirates of the Dark Rose will set up camp in Harbor Park, Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Saturday, August 31, the Pirates will demonstrate their weapons, fire canons, and try to recruit new pirates into their ranks. This year the Pirates of the Dark Rose are...
season divided into three segments
Bear season starts Monday, youth bear hunting day is Saturday
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 2:30pm
AUGUSTA — Maine’s bear season begins on Monday, August 26 throughout the state of Maine, and youth hunters get their own day this Saturday, August 24. “The abundance of natural foods on the landscape has the greatest influence on hunting success and the physical condition of the bears.” said Randy Cross, bear field crew leader for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in a news release. “A cool wet spring like we experienced generally bodes well for bear foods, and more natural...
In business: ‘We simply want to take down any barriers to getting people outside’
Tops’l Farm offers glamping experience in Waldoboro’s woods
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 2:00pm
WALDOBORO — Heading into the Maine woods, sipping on a cocktail and being fed by a private chef is not your ordinary camping experience. At Tops’l Farm in Waldoboro, however, the ordinary and more traditional camping experience is not what Sarah and Joshua Pike aim to provide. Rather, they provide glamping, a new way of camping. “We are more proudly offering a very rustic ‘more-like-camping-experience’ with comfy bedding and extra pillows to give people a soft space to land,” Sarah said. Both...
Cardboard Boat Challenge draws creative designers to Belfast waterfront
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 1:45pm
BELFAST — A gray sky greeted the hundreds of spectators that gathered on the beach near Belfast’s Boathouse to watch the six vessels in this year’s Cardboard Boat Challenge, which took place Aug. 18. The event began at 10 a.m., with an hour designated for boats to arrive and enough time for the crowd to choose their favorite vessel of the day, with the winner being honored with the People’s Choice Award. With varying degrees of success, the boats took to the water in heats of two to see whether...
Thorndike to celebrate bicentennial with parade, barbecue
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 9:15am
THORNDIKE — The Town of Thorndike will be celebrating its Bicentennial on Saturday, September 14. The celebration kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. The day continues with games for the kids, a chicken barbecue, music, historical displays, vendors, and more.
Union Fair announces 2019 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 9:00am
UNION — Shannon Christy Hopkins, of Camden, has been crowned the 2019 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen. Hopkins is a 2015 graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School and a 2018 graduate of Southern Maine Community College. She will attend the University of Maine Augusta in the fall where she will study dental hygiene. Hopkins’ sponsors are Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Beech Hill Blueberries.
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Treasure Hunt during Windjammer Festival to send teams through Camden
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 8:30pm
CAMDEN — The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce will once again present a Treasure Hunt as part of the Camden Windjammer Festival schedule of events this Labor Day Weekend. The Treasure Hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp on Friday morning, August 30, starting on the deck of the Chamber Visitor Center, located at 2 Public Landing in Camden. The Treasure Hunt will be open to 8 teams of up to 5 people each, on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday morning. The activity, which will lead...
event to include food, music, bike demos
4th annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest to be held Oct. 5
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 6:30pm
CAMDEN — The fourth annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest will be held Saturday, Oct. 5. Including a 3km trail run, a 5km trail, a 10km mountain bike race, and a 15km team or solo duathlon (5km run+10km bike) this dirt extravaganza has something for everyone, a press release noted. The event, co-produced by the Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine and the Midcoast Maine NEMBA, will also feature food vendors, a live band, gear tents and bike demos. Full ticket costs and registration information can be...
Run, hop, skip in Camden Fire’s Windjammer Festival 5K
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:30am
CAMDEN — Shine your running shoes: There’s going to be a 5K this year at the annual Windjammer Festival in Camden over Labor Day Weekend and the Camden Fire Department’s nonprofit, the Atlantic Engine No. 2, is hosting it. The 5K, scheduled to start at 8 a.m., Aug. 31, at the Camden Public Landing, is open to all — runners, walkers, skippers, rope jumpers — however one wants to hoof it along the route will be welcome. The only prerequisite is to arrive with a smiling face and happy attitude...
Cancelled – Nature walk: Mushrooms and Other Fungi
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:00pm
CAMDEN — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents Mushrooms and Other Fungi, Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the St. Clair Preserve (Knights Pond) in Northport. On this walk, David Porter, emeritus professor of mycology at the University of Georgia, will share his broad and in-depth knowledge of mushrooms. During the first hour, participants will spread out to collect mushrooms along the many and varied trails in and around the St. Clair Preserve and adjacent Point Lookout (...
Midcoast Leos Club to hold car wash, bake sale
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:45pm
CAMDEN — The Midcoast Leos Club will hold a car wash and bake sale, Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Key Bank (adjacent to the Camden Hannaford) to raise funds for the two African students they support. A suggested donation of $10 will be appreciated. The Leos are a youth group sponsored by the Camden Lions Club.
Come fly a kite
Kites and Ice Cream Day returns to Beech Hill Preserve
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:45pm
ROCKPORT — Coastal Mountains Land Trust will host Kites & Ice Cream, Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., at the Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. This event was initially scheduled for Sept. 7. However, rain and wind are forecasted. This fun event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Free kites will be provided to registered children, along with a coupon for a complimentary ice cream cone (ice cream will also be for sale for all of you big kids). Please...
Kristen Lindquist: Goldfinches make the most of late summer
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:15am
By late summer, birdsong has quieted. Shorebirds’ southward migration is underway. Fledged birds—from sparrows to hawks—are newly on their own. Robins are considering a third nesting. And goldfinches... well, the goldfinches are just getting started. A very familiar backyard bird here in Maine and most of the United States, the male American Goldfinch’s bright yellow and black summer plumage makes him highly visible—and a favorite of many backyard bird-watchers. In fact, the species is so well...
From easy to challenging, mountain bikers find the trails
Mountain biking finds its flow in Midcoast’s abundant terrain
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:30am
Over the past decade, the number of mountain biking trails has grown exponentially in the Midcoast. New networks of have been built: the Goose River trails, off the southwest side of Ragged Mountain in Rockport, loops over steep descents, its features peppered with nicknames — Tim Pan Alley, Soundgarden, Lollipop Loop Cakewalk. To the south, the Thomaston Town Forest, with its 500 acres of coniferous woods, offers another nine miles of trails, known for its beginner-friendly terrain. Older...
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Nature's Tea Party for families, children at Merryspring
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 1:45pm
CAMDEN — Merryspring Nature Center will host a free program called "Nature's Tea Party" for families and children on Friday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Many common and wild plants can be made into teas and summer drinks. In this program, children will be able to sample teas made from common backyard plants, as well as learn how to create their own mixtures. After a short garden tour and demonstration, there will be a tea tasting and time allowed for free play in the garden. Merryspring...
Midcoast runners help keep baton moving for first responder charity
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:15am
MIDCOAST — 3:15 a.m., Sunday morning, Aug. 13, I head south on foot along Route 1 from the Belfast Fire Station to the Northport Fire Station. Twenty feet ahead of me is almost total darkness. The same is true for the sides of the road and behind. I hear a rustle of clothing and I hear footsteps beating the pavement. Relief is instant and ongoing as I affirm that one set of footsteps is expected. No others can be heard. At its inception five years ago, founder and former firefighter Steve...
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Cold Comfort to present intimate Valentine's reading
Event: Wed, Feb 12 - 6:00 pm
Eat, speak, love at Millay House poetry slam
Event: Thu, Feb 13 - 5:00 pm
Friday Night Films at Thomaston Public Library
Event: Fri, Feb 7 - 6:30 pm
BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL at the Strand
Event: Fri, Feb 7 - 7:30 pm
‘The Wisdom of Meister Eckhart: Invitation to Deep Simplicity’ in Camden
Event: Sat, Feb 29 - 9:30 am
Right Whale Alliance to discuss whales of the Gulf of Maine
Event: Thu, Feb 20 - 6:30 pm
Citizens’ Climate Lobby to discuss Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
Event: Thu, Feb 6 - 6:00 pm
Searsport selectmen to reenact first-ever Town meeting; potluck dinner, slide show
Event: Thu, Feb 13 - 10:00 am
Mystery author Anne Britting Oleson to speak in Union
Event: Thu, Feb 6 - 7:00 pm
A call for women to ‘raise the vibration’ with voices, art, written word, music, dance
Event: Sun, Feb 16 - 2:00 pm
Valentine's film screening in Rockland: Casablanca
Event: Thu, Feb 13 - 6:30 pm
Armchair Adventure series treks El Camino with Union resident
Event: Wed, Feb 19 - 6:30 pm
FREE Estate Planning Workshops
Event: Thu, Jan 30 - 1:00 pm
Chili Challenge to benefit charities
Event: Sat, Feb 8 - 4:30 pm
The Deep Voice Workshop
Event: Thu, Jan 30 - 9:30 am
Waldo County farmer, food producer winter potluck
Event: Sat, Feb 29 - 5:00 pm
Children's drawing workshops at Rockland Public Library
Event: Tue, Feb 4 - 4:00 pm
Adult art workshops with Catinka Knoth
Event: Mon, Feb 3 - 11:00 am
Bravery and Aplomb: A creativity workshop
Event: Sat, Feb 15 - 10:00 am
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