• National Poetry Month

    Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and Betsy Sholl at Maine Coast Book Shop

    Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair

    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.

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  • A Bird’s Tale

    False advertising

    Palm warblers have started to pop up around the state in the last week or so, and their return has gotten us thinking about how the names by which we know different bird species often don’t seem to us today to make the most sense.

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  • Edgecomb church suppers begin May 16

    The first summer supper of the season will be held at the Edgecomb Congregational Church on Saturday, May 16. Guests start arriving at 4 p.m. for the supper that is served from 5 to 6 p.m., or until the food runs out.

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  • Help make history move for Boothbay Railway Village visitors

    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:  

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  • Hannaford supports March of Dimes during Fishermen's Festival

    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.

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  • County hazards under review at Lincoln County EMA

    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.

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  • Morris Farm opening up plots

    The Margaret Ellis Community Garden, located at the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset, is now accepting applications for garden plots for the 2015 growing season.

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  • April 24- 26, 2015

    42nd Fishermen’s Festival Schedule of Events

    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).

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  • DaPonte's seven composer 'smörgåsbord' May 23

    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.

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  • Dan Bryer named new town manager for Boothbay

    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.

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  • Stories I've Never Told You

    Global spider change?

    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!

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  • Grow It In Maine

    First, a puzzle

    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.”

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