• Encaustics exhibit opens in Damariscotta

    Lola Baltzell “Flawed Abundance”

    A fresh, new exhibit livens the walls of the Damariscotta River Grill as part of The Art at The Grill series. Opening on Monday, Oct. 27, this exhibition showcases five Maine based artists working with encaustics. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m., with appetizers by Chef Rick Hirsch.

    All artwork by artists Diane Green-Hebert, Lola Baltzell, Barbara Cone, Otty Merrill and Victoria Pittman is for sale and will be exhibited through Dec. 8.

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  • Out of Our Past

    The Kenniston house and family at Boothbay Center

    The Kenniston house at Boothbay Center is often in the news recently because of the fundraising effort to move it from its location. The Kenniston family homestead is a good example of the age-old pattern of land ownership here. The vast majority of transactions depended upon ties and bonds, mostly among family, but at times, among very close friends.

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  • Read All About It

    Farewell, good friends

    I just left a meeting with the library’s programming committee, which ran a little longer than my empty stomach wanted it to, but we accomplished a lot and that felt good, a “fulfilling” meeting, if you will.

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  • Dionne wins Maine Health Teacher of the Year award

    The Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) has awarded its 2014 Maine’s Health Teacher of the Year award to Boothbay Region High School teacher Bryan Dionne.

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  • St. Patrick’s Annual Christmas Fair will have wreaths for sale

    As a part of St. Patrick’s Church’s bicentennial celebration in 2008, the Craft Group decided to decorate and sell Christmas wreaths.

    This has become a tradition that has continued to this year. As in past years, the wreaths have been purchased from Bill Karas, owner of Evergreen Nurseries in Waldoboro.

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  • Seahawks Football

    Boothbay loses at Winthrop

    The Boothbay Region High School Seahawk football team’s struggles on the gridiron continued on Friday, Oct. 17 as the football team dropped to 2-4 with a 31-8 loss at Winthrop/Monmouth.

    The second win of the season for Boothbay came on a technicality as Traip Academy had to forfeit its wins because of the use of an ineligible player who was in his ninth semester.

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  • Learn adult and pediatric CPR, First Aid and more

    Taught by a certified instructor, Andrew Eckman, participants will learn how to perform CPR (chest compressions and rescue breaths) and recognize signs of and how to care for breathing emergencies and choking.

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  • Local market celebrates National Co-op Month, Non-GMO Month

    Each October, cooperatives all across the country celebrate the role, accomplishments and contributions of our nation's cooperatives. Damariscotta’s own natural foods cooperative, Rising Tide Community Market, is a full-service retail grocery store, distinguished from other local businesses in that it’s owned by over 3,000 local and seasonal residents of the greater Damariscotta area.

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  • Maine Tennis Association partners with area YMCAs

    The Maine Tennis Association (MTA) is partnering with the Boothbay Region Y and CLC Y as well as all the indoor tennis facilities throughout the state to sponsor the first Maine Tennis Week.

    The week runs from Sunday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 9.

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  • Music Review

    An evening with Arlo is an evening well spent

    Arlo Guthrie performed for an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House on Oct. 18 — for some of us, and, yes, I mean me, it was a long-awaited event!

    He played a bit of everything — some of his old songs, including “Riding on the City of New Orleans,” and “Motorcycle Song;” and songs by: his father, Woody Guthrie; long-time friend Pete Seeger; Leadbelly; Elizabeth Cotten; and Ramblin' Jack Elliot.

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  • Damariscotta River Association

    Hawk Henries' woodland flute concert

    Hawk Henries belongs to the Nipmuc, a northeastern Algonquin tribe. In his travels within and beyond the United States, he enjoys engaging people who come to hear him play his flutes, many of which he makes.

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  • Selectmen hear noise complaints about Coastal Dog

    An Edgecomb couple claim noise from a nearby dog kennel is a nuisance.

    Mike and Kate Kastelein told the Edgecomb Board of Selectmen on Oct. 20 that barking dogs from The Coastal Dog disrupts the neighborhood throughout the day and night. 

    The Kasteleins maintain the barking consistently generates noise levels that exceed the town’s land use ordinance.

    The couple’s property abuts the kennel.

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  • Celebrate Food Day in Damariscotta Oct. 27

    On Monday, Oct. 27, Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools (FARMS) and Rising Tide Community Market are planning their second joint annual event celebrating Food Day, open to all interested community members.

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  • Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association

    Fish & Game donates 30 boxes to food bank

    Members of the Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association voted at their monthly meeting on Oct. 15 to purchase and donate 30 Hannaford Food Boxes to the Good Shepherd Food Bank at the Congregational Church at 1 Townsend Ave.

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  • Edgecomb Column: Voting, gardens and work party

    Our Town Clerk Claudia Coffin has let me know that the time is upon us all to start early voting. Go to the Edgecomb Town Hall on Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m., or call her at 207-882-7018 during those hours, for more details. As nearly everyone knows, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, and since it is of national scope, the hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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