• Keith Mahaney to be inducted into Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

    Keith Mahaney, who coached the boys varsity basketball team at Boothbay Region High School in the 1960s, will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame at the second annual ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 23.

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  • A Bird’s Tale

    The birds of summer

    Summer in Maine means time at our beautiful lakes. And not just for people  — birds, too! Many times, we have taken our canoe out for quiet paddling and fishing, lingering for long hours of swimming in the refreshing water. Being the birders that we are, none of these activities is done without our eyes and ears also tuned in to the birds around us.

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  • Fill your freezer with Maine blueberries

    It’s no secret: in Maine, we love blueberries. Whether we get them at the farmers market, at a roadside stand, at the co-op, or pick them ourselves, fresh blueberries are part of the Maine summer. We also love to enjoy berries year-round in pies, pancakes, jam, and smoothies. At Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta, the goal of stocking your freezer with berries is easily accomplished.

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  • Harbor Fest

    Plein air painting invitational to take place on the Boothbay peninsula

    The first-ever Plein Air Painting invitational in Boothbay Harbor and around the peninsula will be held Sept. 7-13 The event has been added as a Harbor Fest highlight and will feature a week of painting events, public receptions and art sales.

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  • ‘Round Town

    Squirrel Island

    Jane Fawcett at Star Cottage used to invite me over for tea.

    We'd bump into each other in the harbor or at the Shop 'n Save and promise to be in touch. It seemed like an annual event. For me, it was fun to visit, then walk around the island.

    Over the years I have gotten to know a few summer visitors on the island: Spaeth, Marinell, Kerr, Duvall, Mitchell (Sadie, no relation), Rob Hopkins and others. An interesting mix.

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  • Wild blueberries are ripe for the picking

    Maine’s wild blueberries are back and the picking is good — if you know where to look.

    More than just a tasty treat wild blueberry picking provides a great outdoor activity for the family. All you really need to get started is a basket and a little patience.

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  • ‘Parking should be friendly, not free’

    Damariscotta had a look at its potential future Wednesday, July 29.

    Although nothing has yet been decided, the board of selectmen along with business owners and town officials, met with Brett Ruhmann, regional sales manager for Cale America on Wednesday, July 29 to discuss some of the possibilities for pay-for-parking.

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  • New works by John Wissemann at Gold/Smith Gallery

    John Wissemann

    In the more than 20 years of Gold/Smith Gallery’s relationship with John Wissemann, the artist has shown work based on Japanese woodblock prints, quarries in Tenant’s Harbor, night scenes in downtown Rockland and, most recently, pieces based on Maine's working waterfront, using a printmaking technique more or less of his own invention.

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  • Award will benefit the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle

    For many years, St Patrick Catholic Church in Newcastle (part of the All Saints Parish that encompasses the mid-Coast region of Maine) has been active on the ecumenical team of local churches that support the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle with donations of food, fundraising, volunteers, and leadership resources.

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  • Engagement announced

    Michael and Linda Forgues of Boothbay are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren M. Forgues, to John S. Albaum of Bayville and Plantation, Florida. John is the son of Richard and Jill Albaum of Bayville and Boynton Beach, Florida.

    A September 2016 wedding is planned in Boothbay Harbor.

  • Artist Will Kefauver shows at Miles Memorial Hospital

    Will Kefauver

    Artist Will Kefauver’s art show, “Field, Forest, and Shore — Works in Oil by Will Kefauver,” opens on Saturday, July 25, at the Hall Gallery at the Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. The show run through Friday, Sept. 4.

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  • Washburn and Doughty outfits newest tugboat

    East Boothbay shipbuilder Washburn and Doughty is putting final touches on the latest of a series of tugboats to be purchased and operated by a Connecticut based firm. When finished, the 93 ft. James D. Moran will service ships docking in New York City.

    "It is 90 percent complete," said Marketing Manager Katie Maddox on July 30.

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  • Missing boaters turn up at Wiscasset landing

    A group of young adults gone boating longer than expected became the subject of a brief search effort Thursday night before they returned unharmed in the boat to the town landing in Wiscasset, Wiscasset Fire Chief T.J. Merry said.

    One member of the group had told his father that they’d be gone for minutes in the Lund motor boat, but they were gone for hours, Merry said.

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  • Six pastelists showcased at Saltwater

    A new show opens on July 24 at Saltwater Artists Gallery featuring six artists, Mary Buergin, Kay Miller, Marcia Brandwein, Sandra Griffin, Carol Wiley and Caroline Howe, all of whom work in pastels.

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  • Two Maine artists in summer show at Mae’s Café

    Sarah Greenier

    Sarah Greenier of Bath and Hannah Ineson of Damariscotta are the featured summer artists through Sept. 8 at Mae’s Café & Bakery, located at 160 Centre Street in Bath.

    Both artists are long-time professionals, whose oil and watercolor paintings depict Maine coastal life at its best.

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