A small catamaran capsized in strong winds off Holbrook Ledge in Linekin Bay Monday afternoon, Aug. 3 around 3 p.m.
What is the latest weapon available in the fight against cancer? For women participating in the Look Good, Feel Better program, the weapon of choice is a makeup brush. The program offers support for women experiencing appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. During each free session, facilitated by licensed cosmetologists who volunteer their time, attendees receive instruction on makeup application and skin care, as well as suggestions for wearing wigs, scarves and other items.
Sarah Leah Chase, well-known author of “Nantucket Open House Cookbook” and “Cold-Weather Cooking,” will be at the Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 11a.m. She will chat about and sign copies of her new book, “New England Open-House Cookbook,” which represents her personal philosophy about the finest kind of feasting.
Pre-K: Mrs. Rice
Kindergarten: Mrs. Mellor
It looks like modern technology will be making Boothbay Region Water District customers’ and employees’ lives a little easier. District manager John Ziegra expects a new online bill paying service operational on Nov. 1. And the district has made significant progress converting to a digital format for work orders. The district began the process of providing digital access to information stored on its Global Information System (GIS) network in 2012.
Aubrey Martin believes in vaccinations, but it wasn’t until her youngest began to have seizures when she was just an infant that Martin realized how important it is that all children are vaccinated.
Because vaccines might trigger her seizures, Annie could not undergo the regular schedule of shots that protect children from serious and even potentially deadly diseases like pertussis, chickenpox and meningococcal meningitis.
Diseases with unfamiliar names like anaplasmosis and babesiosis are a growing health threat in Lincoln County, causing people to be hospitalized with severe flu-like symptoms as the Midcoast area sees the fastest growth in tick-borne diseases in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.