• Boothbay Region Health and Wellness Foundation

    Foundation launches another year of ‘taking on healthcare’

    Photo of Jane Good and Patty Seybold

    The Boothbay Region Health and Wellness Foundation has gone from upstart to institution in two short years.

    Founded originally in the battle to halt the closing of St. Andrews Hospital and emergency room, the foundation has continually broadened its scope while maintaining its focus on health.

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  • Laura Honey: Closing one door and opening another

    Laura Honey

    Laura Honey understands service in the hospitality industry. This woman redefined, and epitomized, the word “service.” Why is this statement in the past tense? Because Laura “Mrs. H(ospitality)” Honey is retiring from Fisherman's Wharf Inn after 50 seasons.

    Honey has talked about it for a few years, and came close last year, but decided she just wasn't ready. This past April, after she “added up all the zeros” on her birthday, she knew it was time to move on.

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  • Boothbay Region High School

    Boothbay students raise over $600 for ALS

    At 2 p.m. on a chilly Sept. 29, Boothbay Region High School students and staff met the challenge given them by Wiscasset High School with gusto.

    On Sept. 17, WHS did the Ice Bucket Challenge and raised over $250 for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease). They challenged BRHS to raise at least $200 and also perform the challenge.

    BRHS students raised just over $600. They have now challenged Lincoln Academy.

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  • Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce

    Chamber announces new executive director

    After a competitive search process over this past summer, the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce and Board of Directors has hired its new executive director, Tony Cameron.

    A Brunswick native, Cameron served as the executive director of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and prior to that he was the membership and marketing director for nearly five years at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

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  • New Contest: Best Fall Photo

    Do you have a great fall photo?

    Autumn is a time for photographers, professional and amateur, to break out their cameras and capture the glories of leaves changing, the fun fall festivals and activities, and of course, the obligatory Halloween selfies, too.

    Enter your best ones in our new Best Fall Photo contest and they could end up in print.

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  • Tim Sample: Stories I Never Told You

    Chainsaw symphony

    I had my car stereo tuned to the oldies station the other morning as I headed over to the local java joint for a much-needed reboot of my mid-morning caffeine levels. To be honest I wasn’t even paying all that much attention to the radio.

    I was just cruising along catching a few tunes until the last screaming guitar lick began to fade out and a new batch of commercials came on. The very first ad was all it took puncture my reverie and shift my systems to full alert.

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  • Two transported to Miles Memorial Hospital

    Belfast woman dies in Warren crash; Edgecomb couple injured

    WARREN — A head-on crash in Warren Monday afternoon killed one woman and sent two others to a local hospital.

    According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just before 3 p.m., Sept. 29, on Route 1, south of the intersection of Route 90 in Warren.

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  • The movie star and the chef

    Charlie Donovan is a movie star.

    In his latest role, he plays “Lester” in a psychological thriller that was filmed in Delaware. One of his “Days of Power” co-stars is film veteran Eric Roberts, who has appeared and starred in numerous movies and was nominated for two Golden Globes. Roberts has a famous sister named Julia.

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  • Wildcat Cross Country

    Boothbay girls win, boys second at Camden

    Sam Russ of Great Salt Bay ran another perfect race last Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Camden-Rockport meet with a time of 13:14 over the 2.15-mile course, but this time Boothbay Region Elementary School's Blake Erhard moved closer to him and placed second with a time of 13:21.

    Both runners are a thrill to watch as they get stronger and stronger as the season progresses.

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  • Sea Vu Farms ready for World Championship Horse Show

    Sea Vu Farms, a Boothbay horse training school, is putting its clients — both human and equine — through their final paces this week before heading off  to compete in the Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show.

    The event takes place Oct. 11-18 and is the culmination of the horse showing season. And it’s best described as the sport’s Super Bowl or Olympics.

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  • Building blocks of imagination

    Drawers are used as places to store, keep or hide personal objects. Symbolically, they have innumerable meanings: an untidy drawer can show the chaotic or inner turmoil of the owner, a locked drawer, secrets; an open drawer, opportunity.

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  • Edgecomb Column: Fixing errors

    Inevitably, I get things wrong, or askew, from time to time. Claudia Coffin, our town clerk and treasurer, called me to set these things straight: Although the selectmen agreed to the purchase of the school's grounds tractor, it is the town itself which must approve the expenditure, since it is a loan. Therefore, Monday, Oct.

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  • Worldwide Photo Walk comes back to Boothbay Harbor

    Local Maine photographer Mike Leonard will again lead the Scott Kelby Media group Photo Walk in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. This is the fifth Photo Walk Leonard has lead in the region, having visited Monhegan and Squirrel islands in the past.

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  • Maine Solar Energy Association hosts solar tour

    Maine Solar Energy Association joins the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and grassroots organizations throughout America to showcase thousands of solar-powered homes, schools and businesses ― in Maine and across North America — for the 19th Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event.

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  • Heartwood announces auditions for 2015 productions

    Heartwood Theater invites actors of all ages to open auditions Oct. 4 and 7 for “Les Miserables,” to be performed in the spring of 2015. Auditions for “Cyrano de Bergerac” will be held on Nov. 15 and will be performed in the summer of 2015.

    “Les Miserables” will be performed as an ensemble piece, in the 150-seat Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy, with both projected scenery and flexible set pieces.

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