Holiday 2015
  • Savory Maine December music lineup

    Midcoast Maine band Rusty Hinges

    Savory Maine in Damariscotta announces its December music series featuring local and Midcoast musicians Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Gary McCue, a guitarist/songwriter with roots in blues, folk, jazz and rock, will play mostly original tunes Thursday, Dec. 3.

    Liz Starr, fluent in folk and Celtic music, returns on Dec. 5 and will also play some original songs.

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  • Nutt proposes five-member select board

    An Edgecomb resident wants to increase the number of selectmen. David Nutt, who serves on the planning board and website committee, believes the three-person select board is too small.

    He proposed increasing the number from three to a five-person board during the Nov. 23 selectmen’s meeting. Nutt believes the three-person board makes governing a small town difficult.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thankful for 'The ladies with many hats'

    Dear Editor:

    I have been a resident at the Boothbay Green in Boothbay almost six months now and in all my years of living, all 94 of them, I have never met a more caring, informed group of ladies. They take care of all of our needs, yes, from morning till night, and even during the night if needed.

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  • Christmas trees now available at Morris Farm Store

    With the winter upon us, the Morris Farm Store in Wiscasset is celebrating in the holiday spirit by offering local Christmas trees. Christmas trees will be available for pick up weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or during our holiday store hours: Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Mondays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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  • Coastal Studies for girls coming to Skidompha

    Coastal Studies for Girls will hold an information session Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Skidompha Library Porter Meeting Hall from 5 to 6 p.m. The event is open to students, families and educators who are interested in learning more about the semester school for 10th grade girls. Admissions representatives from the school and local alumnae will be discussing the marine science, leadership and humanities curriculum and will be available to answer questions.

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  • Boothbay artist Cecile Clifford to exhibit at Miles

    Miles Memorial Hospital Hall Gallery presents paintings in watercolor and acrylic by Cecile Clifford of Boothbay Nov. 28 through Jan. 1, 2016.

    Cecile's art reflects her love of the “Good Old Days” with a strong sense of place, having been born and spending her childhood on Southport with her grandparent, many of her paintings are of coastal town scenes from an era when life was slower and gentler.

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  • Artist donates work to Festival of Trees

    The Boothbay Region Garden Club is thrilled to announce that renowned local artist, Tony van Hasselt, has donated an original watercolor painting to the Festival of Trees for Silent Auction.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    The choice

    Dear Editor:

    In these days of fact free political discourse, Mary Brewer’s mythological musings (November 18) are as romantic as they are false. The boogeyman of big government is an old chestnut that ought to be put to rest. But the business friendly crowd continues to rattle the bones of this myth to garner support for a business friendly agenda.

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  • Blevins, Kroitzsh named to website committee

    The Edgecomb Board of Selectmen appointed two new members to the town’s website committee. Residents Janet Blevins and Don Kroitzsh were appointed to join the four-person committee during the selectmen’s Nov. 23 meeting.

    Blevins and Kroitzsh join Carol Nutt and planning board member David Nutt on the committee. Nutt is an original member who was appointed in May. Leone joined in June but hasn’t been able to participate in any meetings.

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  • The Senior$afe Act: A commonsense plan to help protect American seniors from financial fraud

    Earlier this year, a senior citizen in Vassalboro intended to wire funds from his account at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union to an out-of-state location, supposedly to bail out a relative who was in jail. Something about this transaction didn’t sound right to the teller supervisor at the credit union. She questioned the customer, who told her he had gotten a call from an “official” at the jail, who had instructed him not to speak to anyone about the transaction.

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  • As snow flies, focus is on roads

    It was fitting that on the first day with recorded snow, the Newcastle Board of Selectmen would be discussing who gets to plow that snow for the next several years.

    The board opened bids for future years, and although the board didn't pick a contractor, roads were the main topic of conversation.

    Currently, Hagar Enterprises plows the roads and sidewalks. The bids received Monday would be for the next three years beginning next year.

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  • Fill the Bus on December 1

    Boothbay Region YMCA staff and volunteers are urging shoppers to stop at Hannaford on Tuesday, Dec. 1 between noon and 6 p.m. to help fill the Y bus with food for the Boothbay Region Food Pantry.

    December 1 is Giving Tuesday so help out our non-profit organizations that day by participating in the food drive. All non-perishable food will be accepted.

  • How cutting food waste can help address hunger

    Here are two figures that don’t add up: 40 percent of the food produced in the United States gets thrown out while nearly 50 million Americans can’t reliably access enough food to meet their nutrition needs.

    As so many people go hungry, wasted food represents a serious concern and an exciting opportunity. If we diverted just 15 percent of the food that currently goes to landfills, we could cut the number of food insecure Americans in half.

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  • Knights of Pythias

    Boothbay Lodge #32 will be holding an anniversary dinner on Monday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Baked stuffed haddock will be served and donations may be paid at the door.

    The Lodge will also be holding a potluck supper and Chinese gift swap on Friday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., followed by a dance featuring the Murky Water Band. Admission is $10 per person and the gifts for the swap should be valued at $10 or more.

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  • Coastal Humane Society to host ‘Black Furiday’ adoption event

    The Coastal Humane Society will host its first ever adoption event the day after Thanksgiving in an event called “Black Furiday” – the shelter’s take on a Black Friday event.

    The event will feature some 40 puppies and adult dogs rescued from an overcrowded Georgia shelter where, sadly, overpopulation results in high levels of euthanasia, and plenty of local animals looking for homes for the holidays.

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