• The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has is granting $17,550 to a Camden-Washington venture for an on-farm commercial composting facility. The grant was made as part of a state package of grants to recycling and organics management projects.

  • ROCKLAND – The Queen Mary 2 slipped into Rockland waters in the early morning of Tuesday, Sept. 25, long before many locals awakened.

    Her arrival marked an historic moment for the Midcoast, which had not, until today, seen her presence. 

  • 130-foot yacht awaits work at Front Street Shipyard

    BELFAST — It’s hard to miss the towering mast over a vessel that has been tied up at Belfast Landing for over a week, a mast that is over 100 feet tall and topped with an unidentified burgee.

  • WALDOBORO – The Waldoboro Business Association will provide a summary of how local businesses, and the ArtWalks, fared during the summer, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6 - 8 p.m.

  • An estimated 60,000 visitors attended the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Sept. 21, 22 and 23. There was a mini-evacuation of the campsites out of worry over potential 50-mph winds, but by Saturday morning all seemed readily reparable.

  • Get up close with Beltie calves!

    ROCKPORT — This October, Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites youth ages 10 to 18 to get up close and personal with the Belted Galloway calves at Aldermere Farm, a historic saltwater farm preserve located at 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport. 

  • Ice cream, wagon rides, animals

    APPLETON – Terra Optima will be opening its fields to the public for a Fabulous Farm Festival, Sunday, October 7.

    The event will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a pig roast, Fresh Ella’s ice cream, Belgian horse wagon ride, and vendors.

  • Author and school speaker Tim Caverly on the realities of the North Woods

    Many outdoor people think working in the remote Maine woods is a dream job. But Tim Caverly, who was the supervisor of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway for 18 years, can tell you some stories. For example, from the first day he stepped into the role, he had a target on his back.

  • AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said Sept. 14 that a horse showing neurological signs last week in York County tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

  • ROCKPORT — Down East Enterprise, Inc., promoted Brian Kevin to editor in chief of Down East magazine. In the most senior editorial position, he will be responsible for guiding Down East's overall editorial direction and spearheading the launch of new multimedia projects.

  • SOMERVILLE — An ecosystem is defined as “a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment,” yet the term is rarely used to describe a farm! A farm is indeed an ecosystem and one of the key elements in any healthy ecological system is a healthy predator-prey balance.

  • DAMARISCOTTA — First National Bank branches will be collecting items for local food pantries September 24 through October 5. Drop off your non-perishable food items at your local branch.

  • PORTLAND and ELLSWORTH–The Knox County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) presented $2,500 grants to Midcoast Habitat for Humanity and the Knox County Homeless Coalition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Knox County Fund. 

  • Harvest Celebration at Erickson Fields Preserve

    ROCKPORT –  Sunday, September 16, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a state-wide land conservation organization, invites the community for a Harvest Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport.

  • In business

    Green with Envy owner Marlene Cohn said in a Sept. 10 news release that Green with Envy Salon has acquired Rheal Day Spa, in Rockland. RHEAL Day Spa has been owned and operated by Rhonda Nordstrom since 2002.