• Ice cream, games and bees at SVCA event August 3

    The Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harriet Bird Community Center across from SVCA headquarters on 624 Sheepscot Road in Newcastle.

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  • ‘Children of Eden’ opens August 7 at the Boothbay Playhouse

    The Boothbay Playhouse closes its 2014 summer season with “Children of Eden,” an epic musical about parents, children and faith. From the Garden of Eden to the tides that raise Noah’s Ark, “Children of Eden” is a sweeping musical interpretation inspired by the first nine chapters of Genesis. In Act 1 the music and lyrics take us through Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, the Snake, and the banishment from the Garden of Eden by a Father completely broken by his children.

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  • New bridge coming to South Bristol

    After years of discussions, a plan and design for a new bridge over the Gut in South Bristol has been agreed upon and sold to a contractor.

    The current swing bridge has undergone multiple mechanical failures and the process of replacement has been underway for almost a decade. The town originally recommended a large counterweighted bascule bridge, which was countered by a bridge proposed by South Bristol resident Beth Fisher.

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  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

    Plan an outing to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in August to experience the pinnacle of summer along coastal Maine. There are many ways to enjoy your visit, whether you prefer to walk, take a guided tour, or explore by water as part of a boat or sea kayak tour. There’s something for everyone and every age. Group tours are welcome too.

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  • New exhibit for John Vander: My House and Garden

    Gold/Smith Gallery will be presenting “My House and Garden,” a series of painting/collages by John Vander, August 1 though September 3.

    These are all works done this past winter and spring at the Vander’s new Italian residence, a 13th century convent, just outside the ancient walled Tuscan city of Lucca.

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  • Boothbay Region Elementary School

    Student supply list for 2014-2015

     Kindergarten

    Spaulding classroom: Box of 8 Crayola crayons; pair of Fiskar scissors; box of 12 #2 Ticonderoga pencils; bottle of Elmer's Glue-All (not school glue); box of gallon-size Ziploc freezer bags; box of quart-size Ziploc freezer bags

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  • Shakespeare's ‘The Tempest’ coming to the Brunswick Mall

    Al Miller, the The Theater Project’s founder and artistic director, is directing a shortened version of Shakespeare's final play, “The Tempest,” at the gazebo on Brunswick's Mall, as part of the first ever, “Shakespeare on the Mall.”

    It will be performed August 8-10 at 6:15 p.m. using natural lighting and live sound. There will be no amplification, artificial lighting or recorded sound. The performance is free to the public.

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  • Harbor Theatre

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon-2’ matinee July 28

    Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, action comedy “How To Train Your Dragon-2” tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers.

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  • Out of Our Past

    A Boothbay tavern and store 250 years ago

    I've written a number of articles on local account books over the years. After all, they are some of the few surviving primary documents that, for readers today, give us a feel for life in another time. The store manuscripts list what people ordinarily bought on a daily or weekly basis, including store goods and many services — one-stop shopping. They were true general stores: foodstuffs, dry goods, wood products, labor, legal work, liquor and workaday supplies.

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  • Naturalist walk at Whitefield Salmon Preserve

    Join master naturalist and Whitefield resident Kit Pfeiffer for a guided walk on the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association’s (SVCA) Whitefield Salmon Preserve, Thursday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. Kit will lead participants on a walk around the beautiful 56-acre preserve that has approximately two miles of easy to moderate trails winding through pine forest and along the West Branch and main stem of the Sheepscot River.

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  • Boothbay Region Food Pantry donations down this summer

    The Food Pantry is always grateful for the many donations received. Donations are down this summer as compared to last summer. The Congregational Church will remodel this spring and the Food Pantry's space will be increased. This will allow The Food Pantry to acquire additional freezer and cooler units. Clients can then be offered more healthy produce than currently can be handled.

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  • Celebrate local art this Friday: It’s the first First Friday Art Walk

    Don’t miss local Boothbay region galleries special events and exhibits today, Friday, August 1.

    It’s all part of the season-long art walk series.

  • Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund

    Dutton Culinary Arts Scholarship gets boost from Abbott award

    GE Capital recently made a donation to the Steven P. Dutton Scholarship for the Culinary Arts, on behalf of Ocean Point summer resident John Abbott. As the president and CEO of the Aviation Asset Management Group, located in Stamford, Conn., Abbott was the recipient of an annual chairman’s award for outstanding business performance.

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  • Bigelow Laboratory open house August 1

    If you have ever wondered what a copepod looks like, how DNA is extracted, or how the ocean is changing, next Friday you will have the opportunity to find out.

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  • Edgecomb selectman appears in Collins TV spot

    The spotlight of a televised political spot shown brightly on Jessica Chubbuck this spring. The two-term Edgecomb selectman and Bath Iron Works employee appeared in a commercial for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) this spring.

    The two-term Edgecomb selectman and Bath Iron Works marine electrician appeared with her co-workers in a testimonial advertisement endorsing Collins for reelection this fall. All four BIW unions endorsed Collins.

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