In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Maine Coast Book Shop will host Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, and former laureate Betsy Sholl, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.
The poet laureate is an honor bestowed upon a person whose work is nationally recognized and of exceptional quality.
McNair will read from his new poetry collection, “The Lost Child, Ozark Poems,” and explain how the collection evolved and how its poems have affected him.
The Boothbay Railway Village is gearing up for its 50th season and the museum needs the help of volunteers to make history move for visitors to this special place. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn something new, share their passion for history with others and make new friends.
Sample opportunities include:
On Saturday, April 25 during Fisherman's Festival, employees at Hannaford could be found outside raising money for the March of Dimes.
According to Evelyn Andrews, Hannaford associate relations manager, each Hannaford store raises money for charities during the year.
“(Associate) David (Steinmetz) has a connection with the Boothbay Fire Department, who were kind enough to donate their dunk tank for the event,” Andrews said.
Registration has begun for the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce education program entitled “Local Access to Healthcare Services: Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Expectations.” This insightful program focusing on healthcare from the business perspective will be presented by Jim Donovan, president and CEO of Lincoln County Healthcare, on Thurs, Apr 30, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at Miles Memorial Hospital.
Sophia Gudroe was crowned the 2015 Shrimp Princess during a the April 23 pageant held in the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. Gudroe, 12, of Boothbay was one of five pageant contests.
Gudroe performed a ballet dance during the talent portion of the pageant.
The first runner-up was Emilie Crocker, 11, of Edgecomb. She performed a dance with hula hoops during the talent competition.
Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency has begun to review the Lincoln County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan using the guidelines as provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and we need your help to be successful in this endeavor.
Pot Buoy Decorating: By age groups: Young children and adults. Stop by The First bank, pick up your plain pot buoy, decorate it and drop it back off at The First in Boothbay Harbor. You’ll need to use your own supplies for the decorating. Buoys will be judged by the community downtown Saturday morning. Prizes awarded for different age groups. (Pot buoys are $5).
Music lovers have a chance to sample a hugely diverse range of short works by seven very different composers in the DaPonte String Quartet’s upcoming concert series entitled “Short and Sweet.” Performances are in Portland, Thomaston, Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor and Topsham, on May 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 respectively.
The Boothbay selectmen didn’t have far to look for a new town manager. The selectmen concluded their search on April 22 by appointing Daniel Bryer Jr.
Bryer, 42, is a lifelong Boothbay resident. He has served as one of the town’s two code enforcement officers since 2011.
He became the interim town manager in February after Jim Chaousis left the position for the city manager position in Rockland.
It has come to my attention via a few of my more regular correspondents, that I may, on occasion, tend to ramble on a bit too long before getting to the point of these weekly stories. Do you really think so?
Well, in that case I’ll simply lay all my cards on the table right up front. Today’s column is about (drum roll please) spiders!
A grassy bank rises above Boothbay Harbor’s Oak Street.
At this April moment, light blue flowers create spreading scraps of carpet on that bank.
“What’s growing there?” I’ve asked. One person at the neighboring real estate company said, “Those are crocuses.”