The Boothbay landfill on Country Club Road may not look like much now, but the snow covered mound could soon turn to green pastures where horses and ponies graze.
That's Becky Abbott's vision, and she's hoping the town of Boothbay will lease her the landfill as a temporary pasture for Kickstart Stables.
In the last year, the local conversation about healthcare has focused largely on the availability of facilities. However, research shows that how a person lives - what they consume, where they live, whether they exercise, how much money they make - actually has a greater influence on health outcomes.
The Elder Empowerment Committee of the Boothbay Health and Wellness Foundation is delighted to announce a new pilot program in conjunction with the YMCA. Anyone who is 65 years old or over who would like to walk on the indoor track at the Y is welcome to come and do so between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You don't need to be a member - in fact, this program is intended for people who are not currently members of the Y.
Wearing her blue and gold high school letter jacket, which proudly displays a huge championship emblem on the back, Lesley (Carter) Blethen, a 1985 graduate of Boothbay Region High School and now postmaster at the Boothbay Harbor Post Office, talked about her high school basketball experience, what it means to be an athlete and other topics as the guest speaker at the BRHS winter sports banquet on March 5.
The Downton Abbey season has ended; the movie posters are down; the outside lights have been dimmed. It may seem quiet, but there is a lot of activity going on inside Lincoln Theater. The lights are set, the costumes sewn, the stage built, the drops painted, the musicians tuned, and the actors prepared as we ready ourselves to take the stage on March 7 for four performances a Gilbert and Sullivan classic.
Savory Maine’s March music series will feature local musicians. Every Thursday and Saturday in Damariscotta, from 6 to 8 p.m., musicians from around the Midcoast will entertain and charm diners at Savory Maine. Come for a bowl of chowder, a burger, a beer, a cup of tea, dessert or a full meal.
A utility crane tipped over in the Small Mall parking lot in Boothbay Harbor at approximately 9 a.m. on March 6.
No injuries were reported at the scene, however a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer belonging to Leisha MacDougall was badly damaged.
MacDougall, an employee of the Quick Foto Lab and Radio Shack manager Tom Dewey were opening the store when they spotted a man running frantically in the parking lot.
Winter may not be over, but winter sports at Boothbay Region High School are. On Wednesday night, March 5, the athletes on the school's five varsity and two junior varsity teams were honored at the BRHS Booster Club's annual banquet.
Porter Memorial Gymnasium was filled with student athletes, parents, grandparents and others as Athletic Director Allan Crocker began the proceedings, following a dinner of salads, sandwiches, pizza, cookies, cake and more.
Carlos Núñez is a vibrant, energetic and joyous musician in concert.
Some might say it's because he is Spanish.
Some might say it's just part of the act.
Núñez says when he is on stage he “becomes a child again,” remembering how it felt the first time he picked up the gaita (bagpipes of Galicia, Spain) at the age of eight.
Last week, the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce joined forces with Kate Butler Thomas from KBT creative, Bob King of Clear Channel Airports and six local businesses to set up a display at the Portland International Jetport near Gate 8 at the Delta gateway.
The DaPonte String Quartet greets the spring with “Voices of Angels,” a program filled with unusual offerings, running March 20-23 in Thomaston, Damariscotta, Portland and Topsham.
In addition to Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia,” an irresistible and perennially youthful four-part choral work arranged for string quartet, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s well loved “Dream Quartet,” there are two pieces that stand out in the program for differing reasons.