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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...
Letter to the Editor: Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors
Community makes 2019 Maine Boat and Home Show successful
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 3:45pm
We would like to send a huge “THANK YOU!” to the City of Rockland and all its citizens for once again hosting the annual Maine Boat & Home Show during the second weekend of August. Thousands of people came to the show (and the city) from all over the state and New England, from all corners of the country, and even from other countries. We are grateful, as always, to everyone who helped to make it a success, and were thrilled to orchestrate the event, which was the 17th annual. Approximately...
Letter to the Editor: United Bikers OF Maine
2019 United Bikers of Maine 38th annual Toy ‘Run’
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 1:45pm
September 8 is fast approaching and with it the 38th Annual UBM Toy “Run.” Although modified from the original format, (In that there is no procession to the Windsor Fair grounds from Augusta, and all activities are being held at the Augusta Civic Center.) the purpose is still there. That purpose is bringing joy to kids who might otherwise not receive anything at all for the Holiday season. While the traditional parade / procession will not be held as part of this event, it is expected that...
Letter to the editor: Belfast Summer Street Party
We need and love the Belfast Summer Street Party
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 9:45pm
After a huge and successful Belfast Summer Street Party how do you say thank you to so many people? First off a big THANK YOU to Joe Slocum and the Belfast City Council who saw the value of the Street Party and supported our efforts to support and preserve the quintessential local Belfast and area gathering. With that support the party would never had a chance. Thank you to the city departments especially Parks and Recreation, Highway Department, the Managers office and staff, and the Planning...
From the assistant editor
Our caring Midcoast, nation
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:15am
I was going to do my usual cheerleading. After all, it’s a beautiful time of year on our beautiful Midcoast. It still will be next week. Let’s take a moment to talk about our nation’s latest unacceptable loss, a pair of mass shootings that together claimed at least 29 lives. So many at once, it reminded me of the Oct. 1, 2017 Las Vegas shootings and the Oct. 4 vigil First Congregational Church of Wiscasset held at the church steps. It drew attendees from as far as South Bristol. Pastor Josh...
Letter to the editor
Community Picnic thanks sponsors
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:45pm
Saturday, July 27 was sunny and warm, the perfect day for a Free Community Picnic with lawn games and music, and what a great picnic it was for the approximately 175 participants! The Rockland Public Library & WRFR Community Radio would like to thank the many volunteers and businesses that helped to make it such a special day: Thanks go to City Manager Tom Luttrell and the Public Services Department for providing extra picnic tables and a grill, to the Library for the lawn games and giant...
Stop the Violence rally in Rockland Aug. 6
Sun, 08/04/2019 - 1:15pm
We've seen the headlines this morning. We've posted our thoughts and prayers on Facebook. But we know Facebook is not enough. We know thoughts and prayers are not enough. We're taking this public. We gather at Park and Main at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, in Rockland, to lend our voices in public outrage against a violent wave of white supremacist mass shootings across the United States. We rally to publicly witness the anti-immigrant violence of innocent children in cages. We raise our voices...
Down by the sea
Camden Soldier’s Monument
Sun, 08/04/2019 - 9:15am
How much thought have you given to the “Soldiers' Monument” that stands to attention in Harbor Park, as you pass by it whenever you go through Main Street in Camden? It took only eight women to call a meeting on September 30, 1889, for the purpose of raising money so that Camden could have a Memorial to our men who served in the Civil War. Although it was many years ago, these women will never be forgotten. They were: President, Mrs. M.E. Anderson; Vice-President, Mrs. M. E. Richards; Secretary...
Letter to the editor: trekkers
Trekkers Fired Up: Chef Tasting event a huge success
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 2:30pm
Good weather, food prepared by the best chefs in town and a sold-out crowd of supporters added up to hugely successful event for Trekkers youth-mentoring program. On Thursday, July 18, chefs representing Café Miranda, In Good Company, Ada’s Kitchen, The Block Saloon, Primo, Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars and Bixby & Co. prepared dishes for 170 guests using Biolite stoves, the same stoves Trekkers students use on expedition. To turn up the heat, guests sampled the offerings and...
Public invited to discuss more than just fish
Camden Select Board to consider local dams, Megunticook watershed, climate change, healthy oceans
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 5:15pm
I have been truly inspired and excited by all the messages I’ve been receiving from community members who want to talk about fish in Camden harbor and Megunticook Lake and River. After living most of my life in Camden, I’m embarrassed to say how little I paid attention to the world just below the surface, but it has been wonderful to start tapping into so much knowledge that exists within the community. We have invited Nate Gray, a scientist with the sea run fisheries division of the Maine...
From Washington, D.C.
Sen. Angus King: Backing lobstermen in fight against federal regulations
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 8:30pm
he office of U.S. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, released the following statement from Sen. King expressing his support for Maine’s lobster industry in the face of proposed regulations associated with the ongoing North Atlantic right whale take reduction efforts. The statement comes as lobstermen are rallying in Stonington to oppose the regulations put forward by the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (ALWTRT), which would significantly impact the state’s lobster fishery....
Down East, periwinkles, called ‘wrinkles,’ are harvested for food
Kristen Lindquist: Pondering a pocketful of periwinkles
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 10:15am
Who here on the coast of Maine doesn't have their handful of shells, mussel shells on a windowsill, or little jar of periwinkles? Who doesn't pick up one or two from the beach each summer, to be found months later tucked in a pocket of an old sweatshirt? When I was a kid, I spent hours on a cobble beach near my grandparents' Lincolnville home, searching for whatever cool things I could find: cool rocks, fossils, starfish, shells. Periwinkles were by far the predominate shells on this shore...
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree: Lift the cap on H-2B visas
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 9:30pm
Each year, tourists flock to Maine as summer peaks. You can set your watch to it. From Ogunquit Beach to Acadia National Park, almost 37 million visitors come to the Pine Tree State annually to experience our exceptional restaurants, beautiful beaches, and pristine public lands. In 2017, 5.3 million people came to Maine for the first time, and we expect they’ll be back for more. To keep up with this influx of travelers, our tourism industry relies on seasonal workers. Unfortunately, we have...
Where It’s At
Bold, colorful, absorbing: The art of David Estey
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:30am
Twenty-five. There are 25 journeys to be taken through the paintings of Belfast-based artist David Estey at Studio 53 Fine Art through July 28. The works were created between 2015 and 2019. Many have never been shown before. Right up front I’ve gotta say, I love David’s work. And he and his wife Karen are great people. When I wrote the feature on his 65-year retrospective at Studio 53 three years ago I felt like I really got to know this artist … the interview must’ve been a good two hours. I...
A short work of faction by Michele Mannion
Three Degrees Away From the Moon: How one man moved from a World War II sub-chaser to MIT lab
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:45am
He tried to sit comfortably in the chair, his hands folded in front of him at his waist, but it was difficult to stop his foot from tapping against the linoleum floor. It was Louis Pierre Rainville’s second visit to this room; the first visit was his interview that took place 14 months earlier in April of 1958. Dr. Davenport, the lab supervisor, would be the only consistent “interviewer” today. After being hired, he recalled how Davenport teased him about his cover letter for the radar...
letter to the editor: First Church in Belfast
Concert generates hundreds for opioid recovery; final concert to benefit asylum seekers
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 8:45am
Sunday, July 7, The First Church in Belfast sanctuary was filled with the incredible music of Grammy Award winning pianist Paul Sullivan. The approximately 50 people who attended the concert were enriched by his playing and enjoyed his sharing on each musical piece, most of which he has authored. The concert was made possible in part by the generous contributions from Viking, Inc. of Belfast and Nickerson Professional Association, also of Belfast. Donations received at the door went to support...
‘that is what you drive if you are not in a nursing home’
Barbara Dyer: My automobiles — Corvair convertible, red Rambler, blue Saab convertible, and 22 more
Sun, 07/14/2019 - 10:15pm
After purchasing at least 25 automobiles of all makes, models, and colors, I retired and decided to trade my van in for a sporty car. The salesman, with whom I had traded many years, said, “I have just the car for you.” We took a test drive in the beautiful light blue Saab, with white leather seats, and it was a convertible. I did like it more than any other I had ever bought. Within a half hour and many dollars later, it was mine. Within a short time, it turned out to be my identity crisis,...
Politics and ice cream
Bill Packard: You’re free to speak your mind, and you’re responsible for your words
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 9:00pm
I like ice cream. Back when the cholesterol scare was in full force, I had some tests as part of regular screening and there was concern about my cholesterol levels. My mother always worried about her cholesterol, so I didn’t just dismiss the test results, but asked more questions. Turns out just like everything else in the world there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Imagine that. So, after my questioning, it seemed clear to me that the professionals didn’t really have any idea about...
Gov. Janet Mills calls pending federal lobster regulations ‘unfair unreasonable, unwarranted’
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:30pm
In light of pending federal regulations to protect right whales, Commissioner Patrick Keliher has held a series of Zone Council meetings to gather feedback from Maine’s fishermen about how these regulations could impact your operations, your livelihood, our economy, and our state. I am grateful to the more than 1,200 fishermen who took the time to participate in these meetings and share their views. Commissioner Keliher has briefed me on what he learned, and it is clear to me – as it is to you...
Letter to the editor: Maine Lobstermen’s Association
The Maine Lobstermen’s Association’s response to Gov. Mill’s Statement
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 3:45pm
The Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) profoundly thanks the Governor for
her statement in strong support of Maine’s lobstermen
and our communities as we grapple with the developing federal whale rules. The Maine lobster industry understands that right whales are at risk and we want to be part of the solution. But as the Governor rightly points out, the data show that Maine is just a small part of a large and complex problem. Maine’s solution must be right-sized to reflect...
‘We spend about $65,000 a year on the needs of folks who qualify for various benefits. None of that money is spent on tents’
City Manager Joe Slocum: How City of Belfast works to help homeless
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 2:45pm
The City of Belfast has a full-time General Assistance Administrator who helps the homeless and needy every day. The General Assistance Program is a State of Maine regulatory program that provides limited benefits to people who are homeless or otherwise in need. If we follow the State regulations in the administration of the program, then we qualify for 70% reimbursement of the monies we spend to help people in need. We help everyone fill out an application. Most people qualify but some do not...
Letter to the editor: Michael Hurley
Four decades in Belfast, and never seen such incivility
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:45am
On civil discourse. I had visitors from Manchester, England, a few days ago and they gave me a hat with a cool logo on it — a beautiful worker bee. Manchester, England, endured a terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 and injured more than 800 people. One of the responses in the aftermath was to stand together much like Boston did after the marathon bombing "Boston Strong." Manchester had long had the worker bee symbol for their hard working city but they came together...
Letter to the editor: William Chapman
I applaud the Rockport Select Board, town management for continuing work on new library
Fri, 07/05/2019 - 10:45am
I’m sure many of the readers of this letter will remember me from my nine years on the Rockport Select Board (and the last seven of those years as its chairman). Those nine years as well as the three I served before those on the town’s Budget Committee gave me a lot of experience with our town and the way it conducts its business. The latest controversy that has come out of the long and deliberative approach to siting, designing, gaining approval, and now building a new library comes as a...
Camden Yacht Club Sunset Seminar Series
Barbara Ernst Prey: Insights and Inspiration / Four Decades Painting Maine
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 1:15pm
Ernst Prey will give a talk on her insights and inspiration highlighting her four decades of painting Maine. New York-based but long-time summer resident, Barbara has a connection to the islands of Maine; her family were among the first settlers of Vinalhaven and North Haven, Midcoast and other Maine islands and it is these islands and the structures that she is drawn to. Her paintings are in numerous collections worldwide, including, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Brooklyn Museum...
When an island cannot be visited, educators recreate the island closer to home
In their own words: Wildlife Refuge launches experience for school groups
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 4:00pm
ROCKLAND — Volunteers for the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge spent the past winter creating a field trip experience for children to learn about our seabird islands through the eyes of a wildlife biologist. Last September, Carney McRae Doucette, of Rockland, and Jane Hardy, of Lincolnville, took a webinar series through the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center on integrating education standards in education and outreach programs. Cyrene Slegona,...
Barbara F. Dyer: College Days
Sat, 06/29/2019 - 8:45pm
June is the month when we recognize the many students who have spent 13 years studying to prepare for college or work. Many students have sent in their applications and made the decision for the college of their choice. Many do not know what they really want for a career, but some work in the summers before graduation at what they think they want. If they do not enjoy it, they work at another job and find one to study. When parents have money, some students stay in college for years, to avoid...
Eva Murray: Tenants Harbor and Matinicus Island combine effort for shoreline cleanup
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 3:00pm
On Sunday, June 23, at about 9:30 a.m., about 40-some residents of (and a few regular visitors to) Matinicus Island assembled at the harbor, waiting for the arrival of a small group of lobster boats from the mainland. This was the day of “the big cleanup,” where we’d work with “the Tenants Harbor guys” to wrestle some of the heavier trash and destroyed fishing gear out of the island’s coves. We passed around the homemade doughnuts, figured out where we wanted to go to work, and piled into boats...
Jupiter is currently 14 times brighter than the planet Saturn
Kristen Lindquist: Planet Jupiter, near and bright on a summer's night
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 2:30pm
While we were driving home to the Midcoast from an event in central Maine recently, just past sunset, fields of lush green grass glowed on either side of the car. As the passenger, I kept watch for whatever might appear on such a verdant stage: a deer or porcupine, perhaps, or maybe the twinkling of some early fireflies. What I saw instead: a herd of Holsteins with two calves playfully butting heads, the most fluorescent pink azalea I've ever seen, the first patch of blue lupine in full bloom...
Letters: Rockland Public Library
Rockland Public Library going fine-free
Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:15am
Joining a growing trend of libraries across Maine and the U.S., the Rockland Public Library is going fine-free! Thanks to the generous donations from the Friends of Rockland Public Library and the Rockland Public Library Endowment Association, beginning July 1, the Library will not be charging fines for late material. While patrons must still pay the cost of lost material, the barrier to service erected by the fear of accumulating fines will be gone, and we anticipate this step will further...
Letter to the editor: Jennifer Hill
Bring ’em in; bring ’em home
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:15pm
We need a change of consciousness; to face what is before us and to respond. Right here in Belfast, our county seat has become a microcosm of what is wrong in America. My husband went to the soup kitchen for lunch yesterday. He tells the story of a man who lives in the woods. It’s a particularly bad year for ticks, the man says. He has pulled over 300 off himself this year. Marshall says he knows of four men who live in the woods year around. (The soup kitchen gives out hand warmers in the...
When the great outdoors isn’t so great
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:45pm
It’s hard to leave your house without hearing about the epidemic brown tail moth, but it takes a special community to stand comparing rashes in the grocery store while scrambling for the next great relief product. The insidious and invasive caterpillar is one of several that spend a large portion of their lifecycle in tree-based tents. They feast voraciously on the leaves of deciduous trees, oaks being their preference. For years, I have heard about the dreaded brown tail moth. My husband had a...
opinion: how do we manage tourism instead of just marketing it?
Caught in a jam
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 8:30pm
Overtourism , a new term for a growing global phenomenon, captures how popular destinations can become overrun and degraded, diminishing both visitor experiences and residents’ quality of life. It’s a challenging dynamic to address due to its incremental impacts, observes Earl Brechlin, communications director at the nonprofit Friends of Acadia in Bar Harbor. “When you’re in the midst of it, you don’t realize it until it’s too late.” Acadia National Park already has an estimated 3.5 million...
Kirsten Figueroa: Looking Behind and Ahead with the Town of Camden
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:30pm
Imagine you were fortunate enough to receive a gift of property from a relative. They had worked with you for years and invested significant amounts of money in the property to make it suitable for sale. In the end, they offer it to you to sell, with the only conditions being that you must use the proceeds to pay the realtor and use what’s leftover to rehabilitate future properties. This seems like a reasonable deal, and you market the property accordingly. You are contacted by three interested...
Letter to the editor: Doug Cole
Thoughts on a neighbor’s appeal Rockport library building permit
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 9:30pm
I wanted to share some of my thoughts regarding the recent article about the appeal of the Rockport Library building permit filed by Mr. Earle and some of the comments which followed. George Benson makes excellent points in the article and I am confident that our ZBA will move forward cautiously but deliberately with the advice of our town attorney. The question is asked "who will pay for this?" and the answer is “it depends.” The ZBA is made up of volunteers and our town attorney's contract...
Letter to the editor: Kerry Hadley
In support of a good friend, Beverly St. Clair
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 8:45pm
This letter is written in support of a good friend and local businesswoman, Beverly St. Clair. I have known Beverly and her partner Scott Johnson for over 20 years. Beverly is an artist, business owner, and a good friend. She was my hairdresser for about 10 years before she moved on to other pursuits. What do I know about Beverly? She’s a great person – caring, smart, extremely efficient and organized. She’s direct but never rude. She’s as honest a person as you’ll ever meet. I’ve been frankly...
Drinkwater students celebrate Earth Day with laughter, zeal
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:45am
A beautiful summer day, engaging volunteers and, most especially, enthusiastic students combined to make the June 10 Drinkwater Elementary celebration of Earth Day a truly extraordinary and fun daylong event. The students themselves repeatedly demonstrated a broad general knowledge of the natural world reflecting the School’s commitment to cultivating an understanding and appreciation of the abundant life in our environment. The school is located on the shore of Penobscot Bay in Northport...
Use of electric vehicles needs to be encouraged in Maine, and U.S.
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:45pm
Electric vehicles are both cost effective and environmentally friendlier than gasoline powered vehicles. A battery electric vehicle is a “fully electric, zero-emission vehicle that has an on-board electrical energy storage device that is designed to be recharged using an external energy source.” Electric cars use energy from the rechargeable battery, which is charged with household electricity. The motor gets energy from a controller which is controlled by the driver’s use of the “gas” or...
Letters: Town of Union
Town of Union Annual Report dedicated to lifelong ‘Unionite’
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 2:15pm
The Town of Union has honored one of its distinguish citizens, Christine R. Savage, with the dedication of the 2019 Town of Union Annual Report.
Union’s Town Manager wrote:
A familiar smiling face around town and a distinguished public servant, Christine was born in Union on August 5, 1931. In 1994 she was elected by the people of Union to the Maine House of Representatives, where she served three terms (1995 to 2000). In 2001 she was elected to represent the people...
Letter to the editor: Barb Ohland
Maine Legislature had chance to pass open primaries, but didn’t
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 1:15pm
Maine has over one million registered voters, but approximately 40% are them are not registered with a major political party. Just because neither major party represents you, doesn’t mean you should be barred from the political process. Our current primaries are paid by all taxpayers and run by our public officials, but 40% of registered voters are not allowed to participate in those primaries. In this highly polarized political climate, Maine needs open primaries so every voter in Maine can...
Essay: a special tree in Belfast thrives
Marilyn Moss: The Tree
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:30am
Marilyn Moss is a freelance writer living in the Midcoast. Her most recent book, Bill Moss: Fabric Artist & Designer ( billmosstents.com ), was published in 2013, won a 2014 IPPY Independent Publishers Silver Medal and was a finalist in nonfiction for a Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Literary Award. The Tree first appeared on Marilyn Moss’s blog, marilynmoss.com.
“Are you kidding? That can’t be done. No way,” the construction manager blurted out. Hands on his hips, he shook...
Thanks for making sixth annual Thomaston Trek so amazing
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 3:45pm
On behalf of the Trekkers staff and students, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the local businesses and individuals who helped make our 6th Annual 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk event on June 2 such a success. The 31 participating Trekkers students raised more than $6500 in pledges toward their annual dues. The proceeds from this event will help our students participate in experiential learning programs this year — including life-changing expeditions, community service projects and...
Select Board candidate Bill Hahn on the Town of Thomaston
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 8:30am
Thank you for inviting me to share my thoughts as part of the upcoming Select Board election in Thomaston. For those that may not know me, I have lived in Town for most of my years on the planet. I had the benefit of being guided by many individuals, who, in my judgement, had their priorities in order… one of whom we said “good bye” to this morning… Ben Harding. My participation in Town Government is, in the end, simply following the example provided by many others, and the realization that...
Letter to the editor: Marc Ratner
Leadership vs management, and what can you do to help?
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:45pm
Dear Camden, It's been three years since I was elected to serve on the Camden Select Board and on June 11 I will be on the ballot for re-election for another three year term. Even though there is no one running against me in this election I thought it only fair to discuss these past three years and what I look forward to in the next three. It would have been easy to join the board and do a fine job of management for the town. As situations came up, make some informed and reasonable decisions...
Letters: Belfast Area High School students
LEF Basket Raffle 2019: Winners and Gratitude
Sun, 06/02/2019 - 4:15pm
BELFAST — Belfast Area High School students in the Liberian Education Fund would like to congratulate the following May Basket Raffle winners: Lindsay Bailey (crafts); Kerri Vacher (picnic); Lindsay Bailey (book lovers); Christine Stevens (cooking); Julie Cook (wellness); Audrey Lagerbom (a night in); Lindsay Bailey (eco-friendly); Willoe Kirkpatrick (a night out); Kerri Vacher (Belfast specialities); and Charity Hall (mystery). Generous donations from Belfast area businesses made LEF’s May...
letter to the editor: beverly Roxby
Behind the Scenes in last week’s headlines
Sun, 06/02/2019 - 8:00am
As Maine, part of the nation’s tailpipe, prepares for summer, here are four environmental announcements Trump made just this past week: William Happer, a man who compares climate scientists to Nazis and warns that CO2 is in critically short supply, has been appointed to head up the administration’s new climate review panel. Described as a “red team/blue team debate,” Trump appointees will debate the existence of human induced climate change. Mr. Trump has approved additional exports of liquid...
June town MEETING, ELECTIONS
Denise Munger: Why I am running for seat on Rockport Select Board
Sun, 06/02/2019 - 7:45am
While I am running unopposed for Rockport Select Board, I believe it is important for Rockport residents to know something about me, why I am running for Select Board, and why they should vote for me. I care deeply about Rockport and both its current and future direction. As a retired partner in Denver, Colorado’s largest law firm, and with over 30 years of practicing law, I believe that I have skills that will be helpful to the Town and I have the time to devote to the interests and concerns...
Letters: Waldoboro Day Committee
Waldoboro Day offers variety of activities; volunteers needed
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:15am
This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Future of Waldoboro” and we hope to see some creative float additions of ideas for the future. What exciting things might exist here 10, 20 or 30 years from now. Certainly, the Waldo Theatre will be booming with events, unusual vehicles will be seen everywhere and there may be more alewives running up the river. The long-anticipated Clam Shack may be a reality, as well as the River Walk. Just imagine decorating your car, truck, ATV, cart or bicycle with...
Letters: Adult and Community Education
Art Club at TGS concludes another successful year
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:15pm
RSU 13 Adult and Community Education announces the completion of another successful program year with Thomaston Art Club. The program will begin registrations in September for the 2019-2020 school year serving students after-school twice weekly at no cost to families. The students enjoy experimenting with many art mediums and various projects throughout the year. A special thank you to local Artists: Cynthia McGuirl, club coordinator and teacher; Susan Beebe and Greta Van Campen, assistant...
Letter to the editor: Jacqueline Cassida
Nordic Aquafarms will raise bar for environmental responsibility
Thu, 05/30/2019 - 5:00pm
I’m writing in regards to the event that happened at the Belfast Library labeled “Connecting Our Struggles: Corporations or Community?” on Wednesday, May 29. First and foremost, I want to make it very clear that the group hosting this event is a small group that in NO way represents the majority of the citizens of Belfast. Thankfully, Belfast as a whole won’t give them or this event much thought. This group has made it their absolute mission, however misguided, to be as big of a thorn as they...
The stories make us who we are
Bill Packard: Learn and share your family history before elders are gone
Thu, 05/30/2019 - 8:30am
I’m going to state right off the bat that I want something from you readers. Nothing for me, but something important for you. I arrived very late in my parents’ lives so my grandparents were not in the picture. As a child, I saw a photograph or two, but never asked any questions. My mother had eight sisters who got together once a month, so her family history was an open book, but my dad never said much about his family. I knew that he was born in Walkerville, Montana, in 1900 and in 1903 the...
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Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 5:00 pm
New Orleans band ‘Tuba Skinny’ to amp up Belfast Summer Nights
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 5:30 pm
Author of Maine Clambake series to speak in Bremen
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 7:00 pm
Learn about rearing monarch butterfly caterpillars at Merryspring
Event: Sat, Aug 31 - 10:00 am
STEM Workshop: Star Wars Science
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 3:45 pm
Children's drawing classes at Rockland Public Library
Event: Tue, Sep 3 - 4:00 pm
Adult art workshops at Rockland Public Library
Event: Mon, Sep 9 - 11:00 am
Waldoborough Historical Society to host Waldoboro Business Association
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 6:00 pm
Tour Merryspring’s herb gardens with Denise DeSpirito
Event: Tue, Aug 27 - 12:00 pm
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Event: Sun, Aug 25 - 9:30 am
Owl Pellet Investigation Workshop at Merryspring
Event: Fri, Aug 23 - 10:00 am
Treasure Hunt during Windjammer Festival to send teams through Camden
Event: Fri, Aug 30 - 9:00 am
CIFF Selects to screen Nat Geo’s Sea of Shadows
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 7:00 pm
Harvest Celebration, Gleaning Party at Erickson Fields
Event: Thu, Aug 29 - 2:00 pm
Red Baraat brings joyful, hard-driving world music to Strand stage
Event: Sat, Aug 24 - 7:30 pm
Spruce Head Community Hall to hold Multifamily Flea Market
Event: Sat, Aug 24 - 8:00 am
4th annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest to be held Oct. 5
Event: Sat, Oct 5 - 8:30 am
Hope Elementary Class of 2020 fundraising for class trip
Event: Sat, Sep 28 - 8:00 am
Oceanside Class of 2021 to hold 5K, 10K fundraiser
Event: Sat, Sep 14 - 7:00 am
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