• Read All About It

    Happenings at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

    It’s been a busy two weeks at the library, beginning with the fascinating program presented by author Mike Tougias on the tragedy of the tall ship Bounty. Mike discussed his findings on the event from his new book, “Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy.” Over 130 people attended this engrossing program.

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  • Cancer survivor advocates for more patient involvement with physicians

    Dave deBronkart has a simple message: “I beat cancer and so can you.” In 2007, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. While researching the disease, he found one study showed that over 50 percent of patients died within 24 months of contracting his form of cancer: stage IV, grade four metastatic cell carcinoma. 

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  • Cruise, cookout for veterans with disabilities being planned

    A Boothbay Harbor cruise, courtesy of area lobstermen, and a cookout at Tugboat Inn for veterans with disabilities, are being organized by Jim Henderson.

    The event is being planned for Thursday, September 4 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Henderson said that about 10 lobstermen have volunteered their boats for the cruise.

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  • Tim Sample: Stories I Never Told You

    Those memorable performances

    If you’re one of those people who’ve long harbored a secret desire for a career in the performing arts, you might as well get one thing straight right from the get go: Even if you’re fortunate enough to find full-time employment (a big if) you’ll soon discover that some of your performances are, well, how shall I put this ... a bit more “memorable” than others.

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  • Antiques sale at Old Jail on July 26

    Antiques Alfresco, sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA), returns to the lawn of the Old Jail on Federal Street on Saturday, July 26. The sale opens at 8 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m.

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  • Paula Poundstone show a laugh riot

    Paula Poundstone, Robert Mitchell photo

    Laughter echoed through the historic Opera House at Boothbay Harbor when veteran standup comedian Paula Poundstone took the stage on July 18.

    Poundstone's brand of commentary, observation and quick wit, will be remembered for quite some time, particularly, I'm thinking, by Jean and John Webster of Orne's Candy Store and Hildy and Pete Johnson, "victims" of her favorite part of her show - interaction with the audience members.

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  • Grow it in Maine


    Whose family is yours?”

    Centuries ago, that query spurred scholars to name and define every kind of plant or animal they knew. They divided them in groups according to matching traits. Here, we’ll deal with plants.

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  • Boothbay’s Kickstart Stables moving forward

    The board of directors and Executive Director Rebecca Abbott of Kickstart Stables are breathing a sigh of relief as they start to close the book on phase two of the planning for a state-of-the-art therapeutic equine facility in Boothbay. For over a year, the board and Abbott have carefully been putting together their business plan, design plans, marketing and fundraising strategies.

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  • Youth football clinic

    Boothbay Region Youth Football League will be holding a clinic on Wednesday, August 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the field behind Boothbay Region Elementary School.

    The clinics are for all athletes, grades 3-6, interested in playing football this fall. Come meet the coaches, pick up registration forms, run some fun football drills, and get fitted for gear.

  • The Boothbay Playhouse presents ‘Into The Woods’

    Boothbay Playhouse cast of "Into the Woods," 2014

    Winner of the 1988 Tony Award of Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, “Into The Woods” continues at the Boothbay Playhouse for six more shows. Based on the well-known fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, “Into the Woods” leads the audience on a fantastical journey.

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  • Despite rain, Southport Country Fair a success

    Members of the Southport United Methodist Church and volunteers from the surrounding bay area gathered Wednesday, July 16 to participate in the church's annual Country Fair.

    Debbie Tukey, a member of the church and co-organizer of the July 16 event, spoke to the Boothbay Register about the event that works as the largest fundraiser the church conducts every year.

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  • New Business

    New Boothbay Harbor jewelry store features Maine tourmalines

    A new jewelry store in town is featuring hand-crafted artisan jewelry, much of it featuring Maine tourmaline. Gabriel Adams, who had a shop in Augusta for four years, recently opened Gabriel's Jewelry Studio in Boothbay Harbor.

    On Friday, July 18 Adams was working on getting his new hand-built cabinets finished in the space at 49 Commercial Street, across the street from Kaler’s.

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