The third annual Harbor Fest kicked off Friday with the first day of the Harbor Crawl and Chili Chowder Challenge, pitting chef against chef in an all-over-town battle for the best chow. Participants traveled by car or on the Rocktide Trolley, “crawling” all over town at various businesses and restaurants.
The Chili Chowder Challenge continues Saturday, Aug. 30.
Video by Ben Bulkeley.
Vehicles are sought for the upcoming “Touch-a-Truck” at the Wiscasset Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event seeks antique cars, construction, emergency or any unique vehicles. There is no charge to register a vehicle for the event.
At the Sept. 13 society fundraiser at the Leach house on Sawyers Island, rum punch, a popular drink for centuries, will be served. I thought readers might enjoy a couple of local stories about molasses and homebrew rum — first a context.
Maine goes dry — 1851
It saddens me to have to write a letter again about musicians in our area.
Why did the organizers have to get musicians from out of the area to entertain during the 250th celebration? I can name at least 10 great musicians living in the town of Boothbay and some great bands as well — and that's not counting those in Boothbay Harbor or Southport.
I guess the USDA National Agricultural Statistics folks failed to count my family in their estimate of how many tomatoes the average Joe or Jane ate in 2011. The numbers they reported are 21.1 pounds of fresh tomatoes per person and 65.2 pounds of canned. As Peter and I go 'round the garden, we are apt to eat a handful (or two) each of those incredibly "Sweet 100's" — and there might be a BLT (heavy on the T) for lunch and certainly lots of tomatoes in our salad.
The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour, which was presented by Twisted Tea, made its one and only appearance in Maine at the Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday. Last year driver Toby Wells brought home the win. Wells was point leader coming into the race. However, there was only a 12 point difference between Wells and two-time champ, Emerson Cayer.
Maine native Justin Larsen was third in points coming into the race, trailing the leader by 138 points, but still in the chase.
Several new students came with a parent or two to the YMCA Annex in Boothbay Harbor on Aug. 28 to get a feel for what their new Montessori school will be like.
The Harbor Montessori School, which according to Child Enrichment Center Director Maddie Rideout has been in the works for two and a half years, will begin classes Sept. 2.
“We held an open house for parents last night (Aug. 27), and today is an introductory day for the parents and students,” Rideout said.
The Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club will hold its annual Hometown Heroes family picnic at the American Legion Hall, Industrial Park Road, Boothbay on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Started 12 years ago by Bob and Gloria Walter and continued by Daren and Debbie Graves, the Hometown Heroes event honors our local emergency responders (law enforcement, firefighters, ambulance service and others).
On Aug. 21, the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame opened its doors at the Bangor Cross Insurance Center to induct its inaugural class.
Joseph Frank Fodera, 91, died August 26, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.
He was born November 12, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to Vincent and Vita Gioia Fodera.
Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, September 1at Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road in Boothbay.
Visitors and residents are reminded of the fireworks display over Boothbay Harbor tonight, August 29 beginning around 8:30 p.m.
The fireworks display will be a combined show from Windjammer Days and July 4, as both of those shows were postponed because of the weather.
The weather forecast for tonight is for clear skies so get out and enjoy the fireworks. Take in the Harbor Fest activities before and after the show. Check this website for more information about the event.
What some are calling an unfortunate event and others are calling a fortuitous twist of fate occurred at the Boothbay dump one day in mid-June.
Local physician and artist Andre Benoit happened to be there looking for discarded cabinet drawers that day. When a pickup truck backed up to the junk wood pile and two men started throwing pieces of wood of all shapes and sizes on to the pile, he kept an eye out for drawers.
Sometimes, the extra effort isn't worth the potential hassle.
In the case of meeting minutes, Newcastle Town Attorney Peter Drum says less is more.
During the Monday, Aug. 25 Newcastle selectmen’s meeting, Drum was on hand to bring meeting minutes to the forefront.
The problem he said, is that too many notes are taken, and often times the notes are wrong.
Red’s Eats already attracts patrons from far and wide to queue up for its famous lobster roll. But if the roll was any secret to readers of Esquire, it is no more.
The magazine’s September 2014 issue gives a shout-out to the food stand at the corner of Route 1 and Water Street in Wiscasset, in the article, “The United States of Sandwiches.”