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Service industry professionals were the first to be invited for a first look
Threshers Brewing Co. holds a sneak preview of its new Thomaston tasting room
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:00pm
THOMASTON—Dozens of service industry professionals got their first look at the new Thomaston location for Threshers Brewing Co’s second Midcoast tasting room on Monday, April 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Carpenters and brewers Ethan Evangelos and Scott Bendtson were greeting many of the bartenders and restaurant servers partaking in the sneak preview for an “Industry Professional Night.” With their children by their side, they debuted a roomy, spacious tasting room with a bar and plenty of tables;...
Ollie’s, mobile food truck to open in Waldoboro April 22
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:00am
WALDOBORO—A new mobile food truck is set to open in Waldoboro this spring. Opposite Moody’s Diner at the corner of Rt. 1 and Washington Road, Ollie’s, a bright red mobile kitchen, is set to open April 22. Owners Vickey and Ralph Jones, who formerly owned Ollie’s Place, a small grocery store and restaurant in Jefferson, had to put the business on hold in 2015 to care for Ralph’s ailing mother. After taking a couple of years after that to travel, the couple decided to move to Waldoboro and open...
Perennial Cider Bar & Farm Kitchen opened on April 17
Belfast’s latest cider bar is hardcore
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:00am
BELFAST— The addition of Perennial Cider Bar & Farm Kitchen is exactly what Belfast needs right now. The grand opening at 84 Main Street (formerly the yarn shop) took place in a cozy basement space dominated by a copper-topped bar. Chef-owner Khristopher Hogg took turns serving the dozens of curious apple lovers who came to see what a cider bar is all about. With plenty of seating at the bar, several surrounding two tops and a nook that can seat up to six people, this small place can pack...
Artist fuses her dreams into taxidermy as art
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 9:15am
Bar Harbor artist Alexandrea Farquhar has put together an exhibit at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Rockland from the bodies of roadkill. Her exhibit,
is composed of the images that she wrote down in a dream journal over several years, then constructed, using ethically-sourced taxidermy, discarded materials, plaster casting, and clay sculpture. Farquhar, a senior at College of the Atlantic, and where she studies natural history...
Hail to the Rad Kids
A teen artist’s insight to falling prey to self-doubt
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 2:00pm
BELFAST— One portrait that recently hung in the Waterfall Arts’ Young Artists Gallery Takeover last month is a scream. No, not as in funny, but as a literal scream, a portrayal of a man’s mouth in silhouette, and from that mouth dozens of words fly out. They all give a window into the level of pressure teens still feel when it comes to fitting in. Ayla Fitzjurls, named after the the prehistoric heroine of
Clan of the Cave Bear
, is the artist behind three collages that underscore this...
Creative makers: Belfast Free Library now gives you the tools with new Makerspace
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 2:30pm
BELFAST—Creativity is free, but the technology to produce it is not. Thanks to a grant by William W. Treat Foundation secured by the Belfast Free Library, the third floor conference room is the Library’s newest Makerspace. What is a Makerspace? According to the definition, it is “a place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.” The grant funded a variety of new equipment for the...
CMCA’s latest installation is like being adrift on a wooden sea
From Fettuccine to Hubris
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:30pm
ROCKLAND—If you want to take a walk on the wild side, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’ s large-scale, immersive installation, “Hubris Atë Nemesis” by artists Wade Kavanaugh, of Bethel, and Stephen B. Nguyen, of Portland, is something to behold. The exhibit fully takes up the space of CMCA’s main gallery and treats the viewer to a sensory experience akin to walking through a fun house. There is an illusion of movement all around as one walks the pathway over the undulating boardwalk...
A pop of poetry to help us look forward to spring
Postcard Poetry at Good Tern
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:45pm
ROCKLAND—If you need a mental break in your day, pop into the Good Tern i n Rockland for the month of April. Coinciding with National Poetry Month, the Good Tern Café Gallery features its annual mail-in exhibition of poetry and art. Many arrive in the form of handmade postcards. Past years’ entries were received from as far away as the UK and Australia. Check out a few of the poems in a virtual gallery. Photos by Kay Stephens
Offically opens on Saturday, March 30, 2019
FatFace, an international clothing store, opens in Camden
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 8:00am
CAMDEN—A casual and comfortable clothing retailer with a fun name marks the second clothing shop opening on Bayview Street in Camden this spring. FatFace, a U.K. company, is set to open their second Maine store on Saturday, March 30. With 14 locations in the U.S., the Camden store is their 15th store to open in New England. With more than 200 stores in the U.K., it’s a bit of surprise to learn that the founders weren’t initially business types—far from it. In fact, it’s safe to say they were a...
Listen up Artists, Makers, Visual Performancers, Writers, Freaky Sprites
Re-energize your creative mind with these five April events
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:00am
Even though we’re technically at the start of Spring, the age-old season of renewal, it hasn’t quite actually felt like it. Many of us are still in grouchy hibernation mode, overly saturated with politics and the news feed, feeling the twin crunch of tax and bathing suit season. But hang tight, April is ushering in five unique events around the state that will act like a brain stimulant. So rip off that Band-aid of Winter and and give your life the pop of color it needs right now. “Delicate...
Where to find the ‘Booch’ on tap in the Midcoast
The Kombucha craze
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 12:45pm
Once known as “the tea of immortality,” Kombucha, a fermented brew thought to be invented by the Chinese more than 2,000 years ago, is experiencing a revival in Maine, and not just for the wellness crowd. Last winter, a number of curious customers flocked to Lincolnville General Store to find out what Kombucha tastes like courtesy of a free tasting offered by Aqua ViTea, a Kombucha producer in Middlebury, Vermont. Aqua ViTea supplies Lincolnville General Store Kombucha on tap and in bottles as...
Archeologist reveals what he found at Merryspring to packed audience
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 3:45pm
One man’s trash is an archeologist’s dream, only it’s not called “trash”—it’s called “cultural material.” Harbour Mitchell, an archeologist for the last 30 years, has worked for the University of Maine, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission in Augusta, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and professional archaeological contractors throughout the region. On a visit to Merryspring Nature Center in early 2018, Mitchell asked to see a cellar hole located near the north meadow. The federal style...
Blue Barren Distillery hosts its first tasting of Eau de Vie blueberry brandy
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:00am
CAMDEN—On a dreary, Friday afternoon where a nor’easter was spending the last of its energy across the Midcoast, the interior of the new Blue Barren Distillery, adjacent to the Lyman-Morse marina was cheery and bright with flowers, an array of hors d’oeuvres and tasting glasses. Gone from the industrial room were the large plastic totes of blueberry wine that previously dominated the space. Co-owners Andrew Stewart of The Drouthy Bear and Jeremy Howard, a seventh generation blueberry farmer...
Coming to The Strand Theatre Sunday, March 24
All you need to know about the guy behind the Cat Video Festival
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 1:00pm
ROCKLAND—With Maine coming in second (after Vermont) as the state with the most cat-owning households, it makes sense that the 2019 Cat Video Festival should take place here. The first stop will be at the Strand Theatre, March 24, and after that, the Festival will host several screenings in Portland. Will Braden, curator of the Cat Video Festival, lives in Seattle, but travels all over the U.S. and Canada each year to screen the Festival. Braden has led a very curious career; let’s find out a...
Barefoot In Denim ‘offers affordable curated clothing and accessories’
New women’s clothing boutique opens in Camden
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:30am
CAMDEN — Even Camden girls get the blues... denim blues that is. Barefoot in Denim, a new clothing and accessories boutique for women opened at 24 Bay View Street, in the former Theo B. Camisole space. Owner Jennel Johnson Pendleton, sporting a light blue denim shirt, has put her own stamp on the sunny shop. “I do like the color blue,” she said. Johnson Pendleton and her husband permanently moved to Camden five years ago. With a retail merchandising degree and her kids in school, she decided it...
The Stone Brick Oven Kitchen takes over Pizza Permare location
Two friends open a pizza restaurant a stone’s throw from Lincolnville, Belfast
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:45am
NORTHPORT— Friends and former coworkers Stacy Schlensker and Nicole Pearse were catching up on each other’s lives over a drink last fall when they realized they both had the same dream: to open a food truck or a small restaurant in the Midcoast that provided fresh, affordable food to an under-served community. Their dream turned into the opening of The Stone Brick Oven Kitchen on Route 1 in Northport, just past Wentworth’s Grocery, on March 1. “Before I got married at Point Lookout in Northport...
The interesting life of Vietnam Veteran Reginald Dean
The only stone in this Camden graveyard belongs to an amazing man
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:15am
CAMDEN — The Oak Hill Cemetery is one of two public cemeteries in Camden, Maine, a fact that unto itself is nothing unusual. However, to pass by the Oak Hill north side of the cemetery on Hosmer Pond Road, there is one lone gravestone sitting in the middle of a snowy field, which
unusual. The man it belongs to, Reginald Dean, was 83 when he passed away after a long illness in May 29, 2018. “There are currently 62 lots mapped out with each lot holding eight individual grave spaces...
Plus where to go for Irish breakfast
Your 2019 St. Paddy’s Day rundown
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:00pm
Sunday is Funday for St. Patrick’s Day this year and here is a list of all your neighborhood joints who’ll be celebrating #HolyDay. Just make use of Uber or a DD and enjoy responsibly!
Rollie’s Bar and Grill
Don’t expect to be standing around in your green pajamas waiting for them to open at 6 a.m. this year: It’s not happening. Apparently there wasn’t enough of a breakfast crowd last year to warrant it this year. They’ll open at their usual time, 11...
Her watercolors are currently on exhibit and for sale at Camden Public Library
Camden artist Marcia Anderson gives us the kind of greenery we all need right now
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00pm
CAMDEN—This time of year we often need to turn to older photographs or paintings of what spring looked like to remind ourselves. Camden watercolorist Marcia Anderson is Camden Public Library’s “Artist of the month” and her light, airy landscapes are a nice escape from the reality of March in the Midcoast. Some 33 watercolors of hers, painted over the span of 20 years, hang in the Camden Public Library gallery. Marcia and family spent summers on Swan’s Island in the ‘70s and ‘80s, where she...
Fuzzy Udder Creamery kicked off its first of three ‘Sunday Snuggles’ events
A snuggle fest with baby goats and lambs
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:00am
WHITEFIELD—Very few can resist the offer to pick up a recently born lamb or goat and cuddle it. Fuzzy Udder Creamery, a farm in Whitefield run by Jessie Dowling, gave families and individuals a chance to do that on Sunday, May 10. In recent weeks, almost 75 lambs and kids have been born to the 21 goats and 28 sheep on their farm. Dowling, a farmer/cheesemaker, is originally from Arlington, Virginia, but went to high school in Maine. After interning and working for a number of Maine farms in her...
Nicky is Belfast Free Library’s best asset to give beginning readers practice
The 147-pound Leonberger who lets kids read to her
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 9:30am
BELFAST — Kids who are too shy to practice their reading skills in front of adults seem to have no trouble when Nicky is around. Nicky, a nine-year-old
, an enormous shaggy dog and owned by Marje Stickler, is Belfast Free Library’s newest sensation. On select Mondays, Stickler has taken Nicky in to the Abbott Room, where she settles down on her pad with patience while young kids and tweens read to her. Kids reading to dogs in libraries is a national...
Gearing up for the 2019 Maine Fishermen’s Forum
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 7:15pm
ROCKPORT—More than one hundred vendors were in the process of setting up in the conference rooms of the Samoset Resort on Thursday afternoon, March 28 for the 2019 Maine Fishermen’s Forum. Free to the public, the Trade Show vendors represented many facets of the fishing industry. Need a boat, fishing or marine gear, engines, electronics, bank loans, insurance, survival equipment, clothing, paint, bait some jewelry or arts and crafts? This is the place to go this weekend. The Trade Show has a...
What to expect when CIFF’’s Mini Film Fest March 1 & 2
Sex Rafts, Ski Bums, Farm Life & Meeting Gorbachev: How’s that for a cabin fever reliever?
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 1:00pm
“All my life, I’ve always wanted to know why people fight and what is really going on inside our minds.” Thus, begins the a voice over in the trailer for THE RAFT, a one-hour 37-minute documentary film by Swedish director Marcus Lindeen. Easily the most compelling short documentary in CIFF’s Cabin Fever micro film fest taking place March 1 and 2, THE RAFT sounds on the outset like The Fyre Festival Meets a Woodstock orgy...on a floating barge. “In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the...
Coastal Mountains Land Trust invited the public to view a recently deceased fisher and turkey
Pssst, want to see a dead fisher?
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:00am
CAMDEN — The closest most people will come to encountering a fisher is hearing that blood-curdling scream in the middle of the night as if someone is getting murdered. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Coastal Mountain Land Trust gave the public a chance to see a recently deceased fisher up close. “This fisher was found in Appleton by my next door neighbor near the Mill Pond this past Monday,” said Jackie Stratton, Stewardship Project Manager. “It was lying near a fallen branch that had a lot of cavities...
Money benefits SunDog Outdoor Expeditions to get more kids outdoors, off their screens, and expose them to environmental conservation
25 people. One freezing ocean plunge. $6,000 raised in 30 seconds
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00pm
CAMDEN — On February 2, the average ocean temperature in the Camden Harbor was 33.6 degrees. That’s when 25 brave souls grit their teeth, threw off their long johns, ran down the boat launch and barreled into the ice-lined Camden Harbor for the Winterfest Polar Plunge. The pain was worth it: Each participant raised a certain amount of money for SunDog Outdoor Expeditions, so that Midcoast children have access to outdoor education. “We had a six-year-old who was amazing and she probably raised $...
An idea long overdue
Libraries show their love with fine forgiveness
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 8:45am
Everyone knows that feeling of dread: you’re tidying up and come across a library book that is way past due to the point of being ridiculous. Mentally, you calculate: Will the fines be somewhere along a small mortgage payment? Do you pretend you never found it and never go to your library again? Luckily, a number of Midcoast libraries are finding innovative ways to assuage book borrowers’ guilt by going fine-free. The idea has been gaining traction in public libraries all over the country . A...
Ada’s Kitchen spearheads Midcoast non-alcoholic trend with imported flavors
Much ado about mocktails
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 8:30am
ROCKLAND—This past November, Ada’s Kitchen Bar Manager, Stacy Campbell, was invited to Portland,Oregon, during Portland Cocktail Week, to learn the latest trends in Event Management and mixology. “There were 20 purveyors of every kind of alcohol you could imagine, but at one point, I was offered a non-alcoholic Negroni,” she said. “I tried it and had to ask again, ‘is this non-alcoholic?’ It was awesome!” (Side note: Ada’s Kitchen is sort of know for their Negronis, as our last PenBay Pilot...
Local and statewide affordable events for toddlers up to pre-teens
Where to take little kids during Feb. vacation week
Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:15am
President’s Day is kicking off a week of staycation for many. Similar to a Weekend Spotlight, here is a rundown of creative, artistic, educational and athletic events for kids during Feb. vacation week. Some are nearby in the Midcoast and some are just a road trip away. We tried to find a range of events that was also easy on the wallet!
Monday, Feb. 18
An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast,...
A Midcoast adventure of art, music, food and wine
Cheap Dates: Where to take your Valentine on Feb. 14
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:00am
Valentine’s Day is dodging the snowstorm this week, so there goes your excuse to stay in and make do with Netflix and bubbly. Instead, here’s a Cheap Dates road map. The idea is not to park your keister at one place all night; rather venture out on a whirlwind tour of the Midcoast and all it has to offer. Start with a warm up and do some
Creative Art Journaling for Adults
at the Camden Public Library with “Miss Amy” from 4 to 5 p.m. Seriously, this is part of your...
Talking with owner Lacy Simons
What makes Rockland’s hello hello stand out on the shortlist for ‘Bookshop of the Year’
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:00am
ROCKLAND—It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Lacy Simons, owner of hello hello books in Rockland. In mid-January, she got a call at the bookstore from a representative of Publishers Weekly, who told her that hello hello had been chosen as one of the five nominees on their shortlist for the 2019 PW Bookstore of the Year Awards. “My first reaction was that I was just really stunned and then I honestly had to stop myself from crying a little,” she said. “ I can’t remember that last time I...
Manga 101: Goodnight PunPun
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:30pm
Inio Asano is a highly praised mangaka (manga author/illustrator). He is best known for his work depicting the trials of regular people coming of age. These manga,
for example, are very raw and realistic.
follows the main character through elementary and high school. The story is quite dark and sometimes depressing. The artwork however, tries to convey a different tone. Asano purposely drew PunPun as a bird to attract readers who would...
Weekend event adds one more matinee for Sunday, Feb. 10
Best short films to catch at the 18th annual Banff Mountain Film Fest, Feb. 8-10
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:45am
CAMDEN— Celebrating everything outdoors this weekend is the 18th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival as it comes to Maine on its world tour in tandem with the U.S. National Toboggan Championships. Jeff Boggs, manager and buyer for Maine Sport Outfitters, which sponsors the event, has had a hand in this film fest for many years. Each day has its own curated line up of short films. The World Tour Lineup feautres 36 short films. Each location has a curated set of films that will appeal most to...
One product, one service and a Galentine’s Day party to benefit Maine women
What to get your BFF for Galentine’s Day
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:15am
Galentine’s Day, the made-up holiday from a 2010 Parks and Recreation episode, has actually become a real thing in the last decade to celebrate one’s girlfriends around Valentine’s Day. We’ve got some locally made gifts and services to show your girlfriends you love them and a cool way to gather your friends together to make a woman’s life just a wee bit better. A clothespin Valentine. Photo courtesy Simply Wreaths
Handmade Clothespin Valentine’s Day Wreath...
The small batch craft distillery will be Rhumb Line’s new neighbor
Blue Barren Distillery set to open on Camden waterfront in May
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:00pm
CAMDEN— The “quiet” side of the Camden harbor, the marina and boatyard owned by Lyman Morse at Wayfarer Marine, is about to bustle with more traffic this spring with the opening of Blue Barren Distillery, a small-batch craft distillery and tasting room that will sit right next to Rhumb Line. Co-owners Andrew Stewart of The Drouthy Bear and Jeremy Howard, a seventh generation blueberry farmer, and part of of Brodis Blueberries in Hope, are behind the small operation. Stewart, along with his wife...
‘Manga 101’ reviewer Olivia Gelerman’s latest creative phase
This 12-year-old is already getting commissions for her drawings
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 6:45pm
ROCKPORT— If we know one thing about 12-year-old Olivia Gelerman, we know she loves the literary art form of manga. As Penobscot Bay Pilot’s exclusive teen reviewer of the “Manga 101” series, she isn’t just into reading them, she’s now into drawing original characters for them. And recently, one of her illustrations, hung up at her parents’ coffee shop 47 West, got her noticed. Approximately four months ago, a yoga instructor came into the shop and was so impressed by Olivia’s artwork, that she...
For individuals, collaborators in social and environmental justice work
Grassroots pop-up offices in Belfast and Rockland Feb. 5, 6
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 9:30am
MIDCOAST— Do you have a great idea to help your community but just need that leg up to find more support and collaboration? New England Grassroots Environment Fund, an organization dedicated to inspire, connect, and support community-based environmental projects throughout New England, is coming to Maine with a series of “pop-up offices.” Based in N.H. with satellite offices in Vermont, the Grassroots Fund services all of New England. A number of free pop-up office events are coming to Maine...
Taking over the old Billy’s Tavern
Threshers Brewing Co. to expand in Thomaston with tasting room and restaurant
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:45am
THOMASTON—Carpenters and brewers Ethan Evangelos and Scott Bendtson built the foundation of their Searsmont brewery two years ago when they opened Thresher’s Brewing Co. in 2016. And now it’s time for a new story. The duo had envisioned expanding, but were looking around for the ideal property. Turns out, while Evangelos was building a custom set of kitchen cabinets for the owner of 1 Starr Street in Thomaston (the blue building that formerly housed Billy’s Tavern), he and the owner got talking...
And we mean that in a good way....
Glacier Ice Bar is going to the dogs
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:00am
ROCKLAND—Glacier Ice Bar, now into its second weekend for January 24 to 26, is the definition of dog-friendly. This year’s theme took inspiration from its premier sponsor Tito’s Vodka, to focus on and celebrate dogs. Tito Beveridge, born and raised in San Antonio, moved to Austin when he got tired of working for a drilling company. With degrees in geology and geophysics, Tito still pursued the day job in 1992 while handmaking flavored vodka as gifts for friends. He then obtained the first legal...
Peace Ridge Animal Sanctuary took in more than 100 chickens ducks, rabbits and pigs
For third time in two years, neglected animals rescued from Downeast farm
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:15pm
SORRENTO — On Monday Jan. 7, Maine’s Animal Welfare agents removed more than 100 farm animals from a farmer’s property after the court found he violated an April 2018 deferred disposition agreement that followed cruelty to animal charges, according to Liam Hughes, Maine’s Director of Animal Welfare. On January 3, the order was signed giving custody of all of the remaining animals to the state of Maine and on January 8, the Animal Welfare program agents obtained a search warrant to remove 75...
No, literally, check it out of the Rockland Public Library for two weeks!
Check it out: A take-home fitness kit to work with in private
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:00am
ROCKLAND — It’s January, the time for resolutions and reassessments. For many, losing weight and getting fit are a priority. Inspired by
, a national health and wellness initiative spearheaded by former First Lady Michelle Obama, Rockland Public Library’s Deputy Director Patricia King decided to survey other libraries nationally to see if they were offering take-home fitness kits that could be checked out of the library. “I also wanted to see which...
Christina DeHoff established Rockland Friday Night Art Walk years ago
Former Rockland artist/gallery owner opens new gallery in Hawaii
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:45am
It is the dream of many artists in Maine, not only to find gallery success with their work, but to someday open a gallery of their own. Christina DeHoff, an artist who grew up in Camden, has had lightning strike twice in her career, once in Rockland, 20 years ago and most recently, in Hawaii, after opening her second gallery. In 2002, as a reporter for Village Soup, I covered DeHoff in a story, Painting from the gut, in which she’d become one of Rockland’s youngest gallery owners at 357 Main...
More stepping up every day
Local businesses pitch in to help furloughed workers during shutdown
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 9:30am
As the government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, affecting some 800,000 federal workers and with no resolution in sight, Mainers are not untouched. According to the most recent data , there are 15,344 federal employees in Maine, including postal workers. There are 758 active-duty military, with the majority (551) in the Coast Guard, the only agency not funded during the government shutdown. Households affected are mostly on the lower end of the middle-class spectrum, with average take...
Plus: Tips visiting a park that is open but with no services
How the federal shutdown is affecting Maine’s wilderness parks and areas
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 9:15am
As the partial federal government shutdown enters its third week, during which many pieces of public land remain open to visitors but with low or no staffing, horror stories have emerged all over the United States about people leaving trash strewn everywhere, vandalism, injuries and
still under investigation. The shutdown has not produced that kind of behavior in Maine, according to several administrators familiar with Acadia National Park and the Appalachian...
Updated with new listings
Cheap Dates: You be chillin’ at these ice bars in January-February
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:30am
I’ve been writing about
in Maine since the first cube hit the deck with the moniker “the hottest coolest bar and lounge” and now it seems in 2019, everybody around the state is “freeze-associating” that phrase. (I’ll see myself out.) Here are some of the best places to bundle up, rock that sheepskin ear flaps hat and do a luge shot this winter. The Samoset Resort. Photo by Kay Stephens
January 18-20 and January 25 -26...
Session uses a thin fabric hammock for core exercises
Swing by for an AntiGravity Aerial Fitness workout
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:00am
CAMDEN— Remember when you were a kid and could swing for hours on a swing or hammock? Sometimes you’d flip over and lie on your stomach and do the “Superman.” Turns out, that child-like play was fantastic for building up one’s core muscles and balance — and now we have an adult version of it in Camden. Tucked in on the backside of what once housed Tibbett’s manufacturing on Virginia Ave is an inspired boutique fitness studio called The Balanced Body Studio, which opened in October, 2017. In the...
A storm is rolling in next Tuesday; are you ready?
How to keep your car ‘emergency prepared’ for winter blizzards
Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:45am
So, far we’ve been lucky. No major storms have interrupted work and school in the fall and winter of 2018. But, coming this Tuesday, Jan. 8, we’re facing some potential significant snowfall, which is the perfect time this weekend to evaluate a “What would you do?” situation, particularly if you went off the road in your vehicle in an area with no cell phone coverage. Rockport Police Chief Randy Gagne, said, “My first bit of advice to drivers is to stay off the roads during hazardous weather...
Brandon Yeaton, Matt Ripley, winners of Annual Lobster Trap Tree Raffle
What’s it going to be, the traps or the cash?
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 2:00pm
ROCKLAND— With 50 brand new traps made from Brooks Trap Mill or $2,250 cash riding on the winning ticket, two random names were pulled out of a bag at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 3 for the Lobster Trap Tree Raffle drawing. A total of 250 tickets were sold this year with one ticket given away to promote the downtown effort, and so, according to the Raffle’s custom, there are always two winners. Gordon Page, Executive Director of Rockland Main Street, Inc., announced that Brandon Yeaton, of Cushing,...
Still no snow, but twice as ice
Where to go ice skating in the Midcoast
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 11:45am
Very few times of the year are conditions as ideal as they have been the month of December for ice skating outdoors in Maine—on ponds and lakes that have “buttoned up.” After a number of rainy days, lakes and ponds have frozen over with glassy surfaces and numerous people in the Midcoast are taking advantage of perfect skating conditions. To determine whether a pond or lake has fully “iced in” that is, frozen over so that’s it’s safe to walk/skate on, consult
Lake Stewards of Maine
Shop Local Spotlight: Pure Maine Birch Syrup
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 7:00am
For the month of December, we continue our “Shop Local” series to shine the spotlight on craftspeople who make things by hand.
Mike Romanyshyn and his wife, Susie Dennison, owners of Temple Tappers, small batch pure Maine birch syrup made from birch trees.
The back story
: In 2012, Romanyshyn and Dennison, and their sons, Auley,14, and Maurice,12, were walking around their land in Temple, Maine, wondering how they might be able to use their...
Your New Year’s Eve rundown, 2019
Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:30pm
New Year’s Eve is officially on a Monday this year. Ugh. Who thought that was a winning idea? Whether you’re a day partier, a happy-hour-then-bag-it-and go-home type or a diehard up ‘til midnight and beyond, Penobscot Bay Pilot has the complete rundown on what’s happening for New Year’s Eve in the Midcoast, including new venues and events. Enjoy your night and stay safe!
New Year's By The Bay
This is one of Belfast’s biggest events of the year. The 22nd...
Main Street Shop
Live Music on the Deck Saturday!!
Coastal Prime is Open for the Season!
Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort
The Good Table has everything you need to prepare your next delicious meal.
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Music, Friends, and More at Brady’s!!!
French & Brawn now open to in-store shoppers
French and Brawn Market Place
Main Street Buzz
Accepting New Students
Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool
Summer Camp at the Riley School July 13th - August 14th
Thomaston Trek Goes Virtual!
We did it! Over $24,000 raised!
West Bay Rotary
Online Teaching from the Heart program offered at the Hutchinson Center
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center
College Financial Aid Workshop via ZOOM
University of Maine at Augusta - Rockland Center
UMaine Hutchinson Center to remain closed to the public until further notice
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center
UMaine Hutchinson Center offers two-part online public speaking training
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center
Midcoast Rotarians collaborate to help in Knox and Waldo Counties
West Bay Rotary
West Bay Rotary will now match $10,000!
West Bay Rotary
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Assistant Store Manager - Rockland
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Key Deli Person - Union
Assistant Store Manager - Peaslees
Key Deli Person - Rockport
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Camden Public Library and Amphitheatre: A Story of Two People and One Vision
Event: Tue, Jun 16 - 6:00 pm
Thomaston Trek Goes Virtual!
Event: Mon, Jun 1 - 8:00 am
College financial aid workshop to be held via Zoom
Event: Wed, Jun 3 - 12:00 pm
‘How Maine Are You?’ trivia night Part Two, June 9
Event: Tue, Jun 9 - 6:30 pm
Wabanaki art, environmentalism talk with Ann Pollard-Ranco
Event: Thu, Jun 18 - 6:00 pm
Outdoors reporter Aislinn Sarnacki to give online talk
Event: Sat, Jun 6 - 6:30 pm
Celebrate National Trails Day with virtual 5K or 5M
Event: Sat, Jun 6 - 7:00 am
Nature lecture: Invasive Plant Species at Merryspring and Around Maine
Event: Tue, Jun 9 - 12:00 pm
Propagating perennials outdoor workshop at Merryspring
Event: Sat, Jun 13 - 9:00 am
Camden Hills to host Virtual Fine Arts Night
Event: Thu, Jun 4 - 5:00 pm
Online Four Week Workshop
Event: Tue, Jun 2 - 9:30 am
Waldo County Technical Center to hold Recognition and Awards Night
Event: Wed, Jun 3 - 5:30 pm
Lobster Lady’s 100th birthday being celebrated with film of her life
Event: Sat, Jun 6 - 7:00 pm
Author Scott Weidensaul to present: The Miracle of Bird Migration
Event: Mon, Jun 1 - 10:00 am
Artistic director of Shakespeare Festival presents: The Shakespeare Staging Shakedown:
Event: Tue, Jun 9 - 6:00 pm
‘Tree Medicine’ begins Backyard Herbalism series at Merryspring
Event: Tue, Jun 2 - 12:00 pm
Roger Rittmaster to give informative talk on iNaturalist nature app
Event: Thu, Jun 4 - 6:00 pm
Union church converts annual Turkey Supper to take out meal
Event: Fri, May 29 - 4:30 pm
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