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Rachel Nichols of Newcastle won Sweetgrass Farm’s gingerbread contest
Rockland Breakwater rendered in gingerbread
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:45am
UNION — Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery had a sweet idea this year: Invite the public and students from the Midcoast School of Technology culinary department to create a gingerbread house; put it on display. Invite the public for cocktails and vote for the best one. Throughout the weekend, December 9 and 10, as holiday shoppers drifted through the tasting room, enjoying cranberry gin and Bixby Bar drinking chocolate with rum, one gingerbread creation stood out, drawing the most votes...
Maine Ornaments, Nautical Napkin Rings and Fingerless Wool Gloves
Shop Local: Three unique handmade Maine goods
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 8:45pm
For the month of December, we continue our series to shine the spotlight on local craftspeople who make things by hand. It’s important to shop local and to support the innovators and entrepreneurs who keep the creative economy alive in the Midcoast. So each week, until Dec. 25, we will bring you this series until you can’t take it anymore. Ready. Set. Go.
Mainely Naturals, Belfast
“Bambi” White Tailed Deer Ornament
The back story
: Kris Chapman grew up just...
More than 500 hats/scarves will be donated in time for the 2018 Special Olympics Maine State Winter Games
Thomaston knitters work to keep Maine Special Olympics athletes warm and snazzy
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:45pm
THOMASTON—There are ladies who lunch and then there are ladies who knit. Likely the conversation and camaraderie are the same, but the half dozen women who form “Knit Happens,” an informal knitting group who meet once a week at the Thomaston Public Library, are doing their part to make Maine stand out for the 2018 Special Olympics Maine State Winter Games at Sugarloaf Mountain January 28-30. For the last two years, Trish Smith and Ellen Schooley have gathered in the library, opening up their...
She offers a talk and workshop at the Belfast Public Library, Monday, December 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Comic illustrator Melanie Tingdahl draws on her love of the funny papers
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:30pm
BELFAST— When Melanie Tingdahl was young, like many kids growing up, she always turned to the comic pages of the newspaper first. “I was always a huge fan of comics like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes and when when I was a kid, I wanted to draw comics like that,” she said. “When I got into my teens, I got more into the superhero comics like X-Men and Captain America.” The 31-year-old Portland artist plans to do a talk and workshop at the Belfast Public Library, Monday, December 4 at 3:30 p.m. "I...
Plus drone footage on Lincolnville Beach
The winter time beach bonfire is what we all need right now
Sun, 12/03/2017 - 6:45pm
LINCOLNVILLE BEACH— Hot chocolate, a huge stack of discarded pallets and sunset at Lincolnville Beach: that and a big community turnout is all you need for a good old-fashioned winter beach bonfire. Andy Young in his Santa hat, worked with a number of local building suppliers, boat repair shops, tree service companies and volunteers to stack up the the giant pile, beginning at 12 p.m. Saturday, December 2. “We had donations and help from Back Cove Yachts, Rankin’s Hardware & Building...
Waterfall Arts’ Handmade Show features more than 100 local artists and makers
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:45am
BELFAST—Waterfall Arts’ 6th Annual Handmade show took place December 1 featuring a curated collection of unique, high-quality handmade goods and artwork in Waterfall Arts' Clifford Gallery. For the show, the gallery transformed into a modern marketplace, complete with displays and racks full of everything from accessories to printed goods, clothing to hanging works of art and much, much more. Handmade features over 100 artists and makers. In the next room over, students from Bridge...
And a preview of current and upcoming exhibits
Silent Night for Belfast’s last art walk of the season
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:45am
BELFAST— There’s a decidedly more introspective feeling going on during the last art walk of the season, particularly after the sun goes down at 4 p.m. Friday night, December 1, a few galleries rallied to the last challenge, while others remained closed because they had planned an Early Bird opening Saturday morning. At Parent Gallery, artist Joanne Parent was busy hanging up new smaller original oil portraits in her family’s gallery, while her mother, Linda set up refreshments. “The theme is ‘...
Ada’s Kitchen serves up the Italian-inspiried Negroni
What’s in that cocktail?
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:00am
ROCKLAND — Instead of the typical cranberry-infused holiday cocktail this year, we’ve decided to profile something a little more sophisticated for December — the Negroni, made by Ada’s Kitchen, newly opened in Rockland. This complex cocktail has roots in Italy, with its origins thought to have been invented at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy in 1919. According to
“Legend tells that Count Camillo Negroni asked his friend, bartender Forsco Scarselli, to...
Pecha Kucha: Behind The Slides
Inside an improv comedy group: Who wants to sit at The Cool Kids’ Table?
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:15pm
CAMDEN — At the last Pecha Kucha night held at the Camden Opera House on November 10, a Camden-based comedy improv troupe took the stage, giving a PK presentation that departed from the typical format of a slide show. The Cool Kids’ Table, a troupe founded by Heather Ellsworth three years ago, did a live performance in tandem with their 20-second-per-image, 20-slides format. “Instead of showing slides explaining the process of improv, we decided we were just going to do comedy improv right on...
A comprehensive run down of each establishment’s mood, offerings, hours and prices
Updated: The Midcoast’s Guide To Happy Hour
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:00pm
Now that it’s officially fall and gets dark at an unholy hour of 4 p.m., we’ve updated
The Midcoast’s Guide To Happy Hours
. Gone is: Ebentide in Camen and new to the Midcoast HappyHour/Social Scene is Ondine in Belfast, Hoxbill in Camden and Ada’s Kitchen in Rockland. Bookmark this
Guide to Midcoast’s Happy Hour link
when you want to figure out where to go on any given day of the week.
100 percent of this Thanksgiving dinner’s donations goes toward Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine
Not working for tips today: Traci’s Diner’s staff and friends give back to the community
Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:30pm
BELFAST— Order up! For the third Thanksgiving in a row, Traci’s Diner (57 Maine Street) is the place where people come for a hot Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, squash, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and a choice of apple, pumpkin or chocolate pie. The price of the meal is just a donation. Some can only afford to give less than five dollars; others plunk down a hundred. All of this food has been donated by local companies or made from scratch and every single person, from the cooks to the servers...
Supporting the little guys on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:45pm
This Saturday, November 25, is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small and entrepreneurial businesses and all they do for Midcoast communities. This national “Shop Small” movement, sponsored by American Express, began in 2010. It’s about: “sharing your support for the spots you call your own, whether it's your barbershop or even your one-stop garden supply store. Places like these keep your community strong and vibrant, potentially employing your friends, family and...
Part Three: Thanksgiving on a different scale
Napolean the 20-pound turkey who fears humans and the woman who loves him
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:15am
BROOKS— Napolean is a 20-pound commercially bred turkey who was rescued from being on the menu one Thanksgiving. He was seized by the state in a cruelty case and brought to Peace Ridge Farm Sanctuary, a haven for farm animals. Unfortunately, the abuse he suffered from his original owners affected him so profoundly that by the time he was brought to a safe place on the farm, he was deeply mistrustful of human contact and would fearfully charge at anyone who tried to approach him. Unlike the...
Instead of watching the Super Bowl, they saved history
The day that 35,000 of Maine’s historical negatives were almost destroyed
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:45pm
SEARSPORT—In a recent story behind the origin of
Maine’s iconic vintage postcards
, I learned of an incident that happened in the 1990s in which 35,000 negatives of historic Maine photos used for many of those postcards were almost lost forever. Kevin Johnson, the photo archivist at Penobscot Marine Museum, is the man familiar with the intrigue. “I thought everyone had already heard this story,” he said. Turns out, not everybody. In case you haven’t heard it, here...
How Maine farmers, millers and beer brewers strengthen the economy working together
From the gristmill to the glass: what’s in your Maine beer?
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:30pm
BELFAST—Recall the 1980s in Maine when you wanted a cold beer. There wasn’t much variety—or taste. There were approximately 100 companies in the U.S. making beer with 20 massive facilities producing nearly 95 percent of the beer. Only two Maine craft breweries existed around that time with D.L. Geary Brewing Co. the first to open in 1986, since the end of Maine’s Prohibition laws. According to the Maine Brewer’s Guild, as of October 31, 2016, Maine has 89 active, licensed breweries, with more...
Hospitality House’s 190-square-foot tiny structure finally comes together
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00pm
ROCKPORT—It’s taken nearly six months to complete, but the Hospitality House’s first tiny shelter prototype is open for public viewing this week. The 190-square-foot shelter, located in the back of Hospitality House’s red barn on five acres of the property, has a welcoming micro-front porch with a window box of fall gourds and bittersweet. The structure, which cost approximately $15,000 to build, is not exactly a “home,” but instead, more of a warm, safe, supportive place for homeless clients...
Part Two: Their stories
What a tiny Angora rabbit and a 700-pound pig have in common
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00am
BROOKS—Nearly every type of farm animal at Peace Ridge Sanctuary has its own barn and space to roam. And each animal has its own story, which reveals both sides of human nature: from people who’ve treated them carelessly, cruelly, and the compassion of others, who see their intrinsic value.
There are 21 pigs on the farm and the pot bellied pigs, with their stiff, bristled hair and roly-poly bodies come charging out of the barn, happy to be pet...
One of Sweet Tree Arts tellers takes us back to the summer of ‘45
Bullfrogs and bronking: The art of a good story
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:30pm
HOPE—It takes a certain amount of finesse to keep an audience rapt just by telling a story these days. On October 20, Sweet Tree Arts hosted its fifth annual Story Slam on the second floor of Hope Orchard’s barn with six tellers taking the stage. Given the location, the evening started with samples of more than 20 varieties of Maine grown apples and pears and the story theme of the evening was “Delicious.” Hope resident Bill Jones was the oldest teller of the group and it was his first time on...
Penobscot Marine Museum-sponsored film screens at the Colonial Theatre Nov. 13
Traveling back to 1845 in the film ‘The Home Road’
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:15am
BELFAST—The Penobscot Marine Museum boasts a collection of nearly 100,000 databased images online of Maine, the state's largest, going back to the 1860s. And some will be revealed in a new documentary ‘The Home Road' that screens tonight , November 13 at the Colonial Theatre in Belfast. The film tells the story of a 74-year-old Maine man, Shevenell’s great-great-great-grandfather Israel Shevenell, who left his home in Canada in 1845 at the age of 19 to travel to Maine to find work in the mills...
Part One: Their mission
Rescued farm animals get a better life at Peace Ridge Sanctuary
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:15pm
BROOKS — Far inland, on 790 acres of rolling farmland, approximately 240 animals of every kind, from domestic companion animals, such as dogs and rabbits to draft horses and sheep, spend their days relaxing, eating, roaming, and sleeping. They are all in retirement and not one thing is expected of any of them, just to live out their lives peacefully in ample open space with supervised care. Daniella Tessier founded Peace Ridge Sanctuary on a seven-acre farm in 2001. In 2016, she and the...
Hail to The Rad Kids
Meet Trevor, a jazz musician with a French horn
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:45am
When was the last time you thought the French horn was cool? Well, Trevor Iltis is cool, so his dedication to the French horn puts the instrument in a whole new light. A senior this year at Camden Hills Regional High School, Trevor, 18, has been selected to be the Visual and Performing Arts “Student of the Month” for October. In fifth grade, when most kids are trying to master a simple wind instrument such as a recorder, Trevor took up the trumpet. “My grandfather gave me a trumpet and I didn’t...
Sandra L. Hoekstra’s store offers a fascinating glimpse into the past
Grand opening for antique and ephemera bookseller in Thomaston
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:30am
THOMASTON—This past weekend November 3-4, Thomaston welcomed a new addition to its Main Street boutiques and restaurants. Sandra L. Hoekstra Booksellers held a grand opening on both floors at the corner shop of 153 Main Street. Hoekstra, who lived in Texas for 32 years before moving to Maine last year, is an avid collector of antiquarian books, maps, prints and ephemera, and was still in the process of unpacking 30 boxes of inventory she’d brought back from all over the world. “About 15 years...
Hail To The Rad Kids
Belfast teen explores beauty and addiction through her art
Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00am
BELFAST—Katherine Daggett, 17, is a junior at Belfast Area High School and what puts her in the Rad Kid category is the depth of her art. She tackles topics that seem far beyond her years. Heidi O’Donnell, a visual a rts educator at BAHS, calls her “a very talented young lady.” Outside of the art room on the second floor, an array of plaster masks hang on the wall displaying human faces painted in vibrant colors. “The classes were required to do some research on several cultures,” said O’...
Poached salmon with tri-color peppers
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 8:30am
A recipe from windjammer chef Annie Mahle of J.&.E. Riggin in her latest edition of her book “At Home, at Sea: Recipes from a Maine Windjammer” (2017, Baggywrinkle Press).
Poached Salmon with Tri-Pepper Salsa
(Serves 8 to 10) This is a great one. Everyone loves it – even folks who normally don’t like salmon. A note about the julienned peppers for the salsa: the strips shouldn’t be too long; if they are, cut them in half cross-wise.
Saadiya Boutote teaches a 5,000-year-old art form
The Art of Henna: Beautification and female bonding
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 9:30am
BELFAST — At 32, Saadiya Boutote has a lot on her plate. A full-time employee of Athena Health and a new mother of a six-month-old daughter, Boutote often winds down by drawing intricate symmetrical designs on her hands with henna, a body art practice that dates back more than 5,000 years. Boutote grew up in Zimbabwe and would often watch her mother draw designs with henna. Henna is a plant which grows in the tropical climates of Africa, northern Australia, Middle East and southern Asia. The...
Updated with new listings
2017 Halloween rundown: Coolest events for adults and family-friendly events
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:30pm
Halloween is on a Tuesday this month! Tuesday! But no matter, we have combed every cool event going on to bring you a comprehensive rundown of Halloween-themed events. We've color-coded these events for Adults and Parents and Kids to make finding them easier. Don't forget that there is also a
for the Camden and Belfast neighborhoods most hit up for Halloween.
Friday, Oct. 27
: The Union Fair...
Camden’s Antiques a vintage Halloween treasure trove
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 9:45am
CAMDEN—Many people who seek out Camden’s Antiques at 10 Mechanic do so for the building’s unique history, for it once was a movie theatre that screened the world premiere of
in the 1950s. Today, it is a unique antique marketplace for 18 vendors. In October, antique Halloween objects are the predominant theme. A vintage 1960s Ouji Board from Parker Brothers sits on a table at the front entrance of the store. The commercial origin of this board, originally used by...
26 Split Rock Cove in S. Thomaston offers a quiet place to create
An artist-writer retreat right here in the Midcoast
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:15am
SOUTH THOMASTON — Tucked way back on a tree-lined dirt road sits an artist retreat called 26 Split Rock Cove; likely a place you’ve never heard of, but it’s a haven for artists and writers both in Maine and from away. Sandy Weisman bought three acres of this former sheep farm overlooking Thorndike Point from her friends (and now, neighbors) in 2010 and began transforming a series of unheated, unwired garages and a barn into three cozy studios and an adjoining apartment for artists and writers...
Funny, poignant and bizarre: a free storytelling event on Oct. 21 at Waterfall Arts
Four stories of life’s unexpected turns
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:15am
BELFAST— Life can throw all kinds of curves at you when you least expect it. Jenny Tibbetts, a writer, podcast producer and performer with New Vaudeville Review in Belfast, is about to turn these chaotic, surprising and sometimes disturbing events into a shared experience. On Saturday, Oct. 21, she will be the MC for a night of “MOTH-radio style storytelling” at Waterfall Arts for Disruption! Four True Tales of Life's Unexpected Turns. Tibbetts, who was born and raised in Maine and lives in...
Annual Halloween event to open October 20
Volunteers work doubletime to repair vandalized sets for Union Trail of Terror
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:15pm
UNION — Each October, it takes approximately one dozen volunteers to create the spooky set pieces and props to transform the Union Fairgrounds into an annual outdoor “frightgrounds” of the Trail of Terror. For many of the volunteers working a full work week, the time they can allot to the project is after work and on weekends. Imagine then, how they felt on Oct 11, to discover that the majority of their hard work was destroyed by a vandal or vandals during the night. Light fixtures were smashed...
The story behind Maine’s first postcard producing company
Ever wonder where vintage postcards of Maine came from?
Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:30am
ROCKLAND— Browse through any antique shop and you’ll likely come across an old shoe box of vintage Maine postcards. Eerie black and white or sepia-toned shots of lonely stretches of dirt road along a coast, or landmarks and buildings. Where do they come from? And who took all of these photos? There is actually a rhyme and reason to these randomly scattered postcards around Maine. “Postcards are one of the earliest forms of social media and they took the U.S. and the world by storm,” said said...
Trial and error with a one-gallon bucket system
Making hard cider from scratch
Sun, 10/15/2017 - 9:00am
There are two things I’m sure of. I know the zombie apocalypse is coming and I know that if and when the power shuts down, the roads are barricaded and the Maine militia is cutting through the forest, my skills as a writer aren’t going to mean squat in a bartering economy. What am I going to do, proofread
The End is Nigh
signs? So, I decided last fall to take up hard cider-making. That, I know, is a valuable skill. Our Applejack-making, moonshine-crafting forebears never had a problem...
Barber’s Bunnies raises German Angora rabbits for their fiber and yarn products
Fluffy rabbit fur makes good scarves, mittens and hats
Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:30pm
HOPE—The wind and lashing rain didn’t bother Juniper, a one-and-a-half-year-old German Angora rabbit at the Hope Orchard’s annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 9. Juniper belongs to Anna Barber, who owns eight of these snow white long-haired rabbits on her pocket farm in Bremen. Their fur provides the fiber and yarn she use to make yarn for her angora products. “Out of all the five breeds of German Angoras, this is the type that doesn’t shed its wool,” she said. “I have to use shears and...
A fall festival worth braving the rain for
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:30pm
The remnants of a hurricane swept through Maine on Sunday, October 9, causing many vendors at the annual Hope Orchards Fall Festival to literally hold onto their display tents, so that they didn’t blow away. Despite the rain, many people came out for the apple picking, the unique products from crafters and artisans and the food and music. Here are some photos from the day. Photos by Kay Stephens
Pressed for Cider had their Grand Opening September 30
Cold off the press: a new apple press business opens in Knox, Maine
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00am
KNOX—On a sunny, October day, it’s the perfect drive from the Midcoast going inland as the trees are beginning to change. Just a couple of miles before the Ridge Top Diner in Knox, Morse Road turns down on a long stretch of farm road toward New Beat Farm, a horse-powered organic vegetable, flower and sheep farm in the heart of Waldo County. Working out of an 1880s farm house, New Beat Farm’s owners Adrienne Lee and Ken Lanson have converted an unused barn space tacked onto their house as a...
What’s In That Cocktail?
For Fall: The Spiced Hot Buttered Rum Toddy
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:45am
BELFAST — Delvino’s Grill & Pasta House is getting ready for Leaf Peeper Season with an old fashioned comforting fall cocktail: The Spiced Hot Buttered Rum Toddy. In a surprising twist before the drink becomes hot, they use a frozen concoction made with vanilla ice cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter chilled in a small ramekin. This is a creamy and comforting drink, especially after a cold, blustery day outside, and the cool whipped cream topping with nutmeg blends well with the...
Coastal Mountains Land Trust campaign raised $6,600 from auctioned art pieces
Round the Mountain trail fundraiser: 40 artists interpret a slab of rough-sawn wood
Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:00am
CAMDEN— This past June, when Coastal Mountains Land Trust Development Director Kathy Young put out a call to local artists to take a slab of a wood cut taken from a tree on Ragged Mountain and transform it into art, she had no idea how many people would take her up on the unique idea. Our initial story,
The Giving Tree: Make Art From My Wood Cuts ,
detailed how many wood cuts were offered and turned into art that would eventually be donated toward their fundraising...
Lobsterpalooza 2017 crowns Husson University as the winner; Maynard Stanley takes first place in the amateur chef category
The decadent pairing of lobster and macaroni and cheese
Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:30am
ROCKLAND — It was Lobsterpalooza’s fifth year celebrating the venerated lobster mac and cheese dish and the chefs did not disappoint. On Sunday, September 17, more than 150 people attended the annual event held at the Rockland Elks Club featuring five professional and five amateur chefs. In the end, the professional chef win went to Husson University’s chef Nick Andrei for his beautiful presentation of lobster mac and cheese inside a lobster tail shell. “It was kind of smoky with bacon,” said...
Book artist Sandy Weisman gives workshop Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Camden Public Library
Bound and determined: The gorgeous art of ancient bookbinding
Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:30am
CAMDEN — Traditionally bound books, those dusty volumes that sit on a library shelf, are about as visually exciting as a piece of furniture. But not in the hands of book artist and poet Sandy Weisman. On Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m., Weisman will demonstrate at the Camden Public Library that a book can be much more than the sum of its parts — the writing, the visuals, even the cover. With an open mind and a willingness to imagine alternative forms, a book can be a stunning piece of art...
Sisters Clio and Hannah Berta put on a mixed media concert at Camden Amphitheatre
A late summer Camden tribute to lost youth
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:15am
CAMDEN—Just before dusk, sisters Hannah and Clio Berta, dressed in white, put the finishing touches on their first collaborative mixed media public event at the Camden Amphitheatre on August 29 titled: “Lost and Found.” The one-night violin performance and art installation was created as an ode to growing up, leaving the nest, coming back and doing it all over again. “Lost and Found celebrates the spirit of childhood and mourns its loss,” said Clio. “I just graduated from college and I wanted...
The new retail space on Sea Street in Rockland is open for tours five days a week
Bixby & Co. chocolate factory hosts ‘bean to bar’ grand opening
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:15pm
ROCKLAND—The industrial side of Rockland just got sweeter. Bixby & Co., Maine’s first “bean-to-bar” chocolate factory, just had their Grand Opening and ribbon cutting on Sea Street, Thursday, September 7, 2017. “Bean to Bar” refers to the process of making chocolate in-house from start to finish. Inside the retail space of Bixby & Co.’s new chocolate factory, multiple tables were set up with displays and samples of Bixby & Co.’s chocolate bars made with nuts, dried fruit and spices...
Man’s relationship with wild animals is a trending theme
Maine Outdoor Film Festival’s standout films this year
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:15am
BELFAST—Now in its sixth year, the Maine Outdoor Film Festival is wending its way down the Midcoast for its statewide screenings and on September 9 at Waterfall Arts, outdoor enthusiasts will get to see seven of nearly 37 short films accepted this year. Of the entire selections, more than 15 Maine films were included in the program. Each MOFF screening is uniquely curated for the geographic location and venue and Waterfall Arts’ theme this year is around conservation. The screening of multiple...
The inaugural event kicks off Sept. 7-9, 2017
A three-day Millay Arts & Poetry Festival will be jammed packed with arts, music, poetry and theater
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:45am
ROCKLAND — Edna St. Vincent Millay was more than a world-famous poet. She was also a multi-faceted singer, a musician, an actress, a writer, a playwright, and an opera lyricist. This week, hundreds of people who are fascinated by her life, her work and her persona will be attending the inaugural Millay Arts & Poetry Festival in Rockland, a three-day event of 35 performances featuring more than 80 performers, authors, presenters, poets, actors, musicians, and visual artists, which all pay...
Blaze Brewery, Hoxbill and Kurafuto located in the Bayview Landing in Camden
Camden gets a new microbrewery, restaurant and Japanese pub all in one
Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:00pm
CAMDEN—Many have wondered what would become of the old Atlantica building on the Bayview Landing area in Camden. Starting Labor Day weekend, the public had a chance to find out. Maine restaurateur Matt Haskell is unveiling three businesses in one location with a stunning renovation. Hoxbill (named after a sea turtle) opened first, a casual fine dining restaurant with floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the harbor. Blaze Brewery will open along with it. The brewery is not Haskell’s first...
The School Street mural is called ‘Watertown’
A new 94-foot mural officially unveils in Rockland
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:30pm
ROCKLAND—The potential for art was always there; they just needed a mighty big canvas. For a long time, the brick side-wall of the Grasshopper Shop's building on School Street has just been an innocuous part of the downtown landscape. That was about to change this summer. After collaborating together on the 2015 Oak Street project, Rockland artist and educator Alexis Iammarino worked with the Farnsworth Art Museum's Education Department to lead another giant mural on the School Street building'...
Lincolnville Beach’s new ‘Little Free Library’
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:45pm
LINCOLNVILLE BEACH— Lincolnville is the latest town in the Midcoast to install a “Little Free Library” along the beach. Funded by the Lincolnville Community Library and built by Ross Faneuf, it was installed Monday, August 14, 2017. “It’s modeled after the same concept as the Free Little Libraries all across the world,” said Sheila Polson, a librarian at Lincolnville Community Library. “The only difference with this one is instead of the ‘Take a book and leave a book’ motto, we actually just...
200 gather at Sweetgrass
Eclipse party in Union with pinholes and black shades
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:00pm
UNION—Elsewhere in the nation, those in the totality path of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse got to enjoy a stretch of afternoon darkness, but in Maine, where people viewed a partial eclipse, a hot sunny afternoon prevailed, with little to no darkness to the naked eye. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., approximately 200 people gathered on the lawns and decks of Sweetgrass Farms’ Winery and Distillery in Union for the eclipse. The afternoon was a perfect late summer day with families and friends...
Rockland demonstrators stand with Boston rally against racism
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:30pm
ROCKLAND — On Saturday, August 19, approximately 50 people gathered on the corners of Park and Main streets in Rockland with signs and placards to show solidarity with a simultaneous rally happening in Boston, where approximately 40,000 protestors gathered in the Boston Common and marched in the streets to protest a rally rumored to have been planned by white supremacist groups. The Rockland rally took place alongside similar rallies over the weekend in Bangor, Kittery and Portland, one week...
Feathers Furs and Fins: An artistic tribute to Maine’s wildlife
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:00pm
ROCKLAND— It’s not readily known, but in the south end of Rockland on 9 Water Street opposite from the former Sweets & Meats shop, there is a gallery for wildlife lovers. Throughout August, the nonprofit organization Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge is holding a juried art show called “
Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife
” in the Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery on the second floor. The show exhibits 18 artists, including two students,...
Beers to try on the Midcoast section of the Maine Beer Trail
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:00am
With new breweries added to the burgeoning craft brew scene in the Midcoast, here is a brew-worthy road trip to take for your next beercation. Note: most of these brews are fall/winter beers.
Simplicity Brewing Co. & Supplies
2473 Camden Road, Warren Special brew: the
a London-style Porter hinting of coffee and chocolate. It is dark brown and "simply calming."
Rock Harbor Brewing Co.
416 Main Street, Rockland...
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.
The Good Table
WinsMor Garage Doors and Openers
WinsMor Garage Door & Custom Garage Doors & More
OPEN>LASER SURGERY FOR JEWELRY
Jewelry from the Coast of Maine
NEW ON ISLEBORO: 3 CUSTOM CARRIAGE HOUSE DOORS
WinsMor Garage Door & Custom Garage Doors & More
NEW STEEL INSULATED CARRIAGE HOUSE GARAGE DOORS INSTALLED IN SOUTH PORT, MAINE
WinsMor Garage Door & Custom Garage Doors & More
NEW GARAGE DOORS INSTALLED IN BOOTH BAY
WinsMor Garage Door & Custom Garage Doors & More
Music, Friends, and More at Brady’s!!!
French & Brawn now open to in-store shoppers
French and Brawn Market Place
Main Street Buzz
Learn About Free University Courses for High School Students at a ZOOM Workshop June 4
University of Maine at Augusta - Rockland Center
Summer Camp at the Riley School July 13th - August 14th
Accepting New Students
Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool
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
Excel Cleaning Service
Assistant Store Manager - Rockland
Convenience Store Clerk
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Key Deli Person - Rockport
Key Deli Person - Union
Assistant Store Manager - Peaslees
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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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