• Edgecomb animal shelter extends hours

    The Lincoln County Animal Shelter is changing its hours of operation effective Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    Formerly closed on Sundays, the Lincoln County Animal Shelter will now be open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and continue its Saturday hours from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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  • Harvest on the Harbor

    Mine Oyster chef wins Maine Lobster Chef of the Year

    The 2014 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year is Steve Richards, of The World Is Mine Oyster in Boothbay Harbor.

    Richards won the competition at Portland’s Harvest on the Harbor on Thursday, Oct. 24.

    “I’m really proud of Chef Steve Richards,” Mine Oyster owner Ralph Smith said Thursday afternoon. “We pulled off an amazing bite.”

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  • Southport Column: New hours, a birthday party and the Cuckolds

    The rising sun is moving from northeast toward southeast, no longer brightening my front porch, but shining directly in my kitchen window about 7:15 a.m. when I head toward the stove and breakfast preparation. Most leaves have fallen in the recent rains. Cold air has replaced the unusually warm October air. When we “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, Nov. 2, darkness will begin to fall, especially on the east side of the island, about 4 p.m.

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  • Equine art show with Beth Badger at River Arts

    Oil by Beth Badger

    River Arts in Damariscotta will be hosting an opening reception for “Horse Power,” an exhibition featuring equine paintings by Beth Badger of Brunswick, on Oct. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. The show, displayed in the West Gallery, features 30 oil paintings depicting horses of all sizes, their spirit and skills.  Visitors are free to come to the opening dressed in “equestrian attire.”

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  • Come shop at the 18th annual Augusta Fine Crafts Show

    Ceramic urn by Peter Jones, Camden ME

    The experienced crafts collector, as well as the simply curious, can all find one-of-a-kind pieces at the Augusta Fine Crafts Show. Maine Crafts Guild will hosts this year's 18th annual exhibition “Encounter the Exquisite,” on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maine State Museum Cultural Building. Admission is free.

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  • Eliot Cutler visits Boothbay region businesses

    Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler will be in the Boothbay region on Saturday, Oct. 25 to visit two businesses, according to his campaign office.

    Cutler will be at Eventide Specialties, 5 Boothbay House Hill Road, from 3:15 to 3:35 p.m.

  • National Garden Club president plans visit

    The National Garden Club President Linda Nelson will attend The Garden Club Federation of Maine Fall Conference at the Augusta Civic Center on Oct. 30.

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  • Food pantry appreciates summer food donations

    The Boothbay Region Food Pantry is very grateful for the many donations received this summer. A special thanks to those who provided fresh produce. These donors include Morris Farm, Two Bridges Regional Jail, the community garden, and local farmers.Thanks to the community for responding to the need.

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  • BRHS students head to Washington, D.C.

    Boothbay Region High School senior Nicole LaBrecque and BRHS junior Hannah Morley have been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14, 15 and 16.

    The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.

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  • FARMS Community Kitchen hosts ‘Preserving the Harvest’ workshop

    On Monday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., the FARMS Community Kitchen and University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a hands-on, 3-hour food preservation workshop entitled “Preserving the Harvest.”

    Participants will learn about recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars.

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  • St. Andrews Auxiliary: Working, giving and learning

    Topping the fun generated by the more than 65 volunteers working at St. Andrews Auxiliary Thrift Shop is the fun of giving away the money earned there.

    At the auxiliary’s fall meeting, held at St. Andrews Village Inn on Wednesday, Oct. 15, the membership voted to accept the board’s recommendation to fund various requests from Lincoln County Healthcare (LCH) for a total of $39,548.

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  • Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club: Winter parties are set

    The weather has changed and all but three of our members boats have exited the mooring field.

    The 10 new 420 sailboats, which the high school sailing program has been using, are due to start their trek to winter housing in the casino, the club dingy is awaiting Bill Hunt’s last use as he takes Firebolt to the trailer, and there is one J-22 left at its mooring.

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  • Animal House expands south to Westbrook

    When the Animal House first opened its doors in 2005, Aubrey and Dan Martin ran the business from the house they were living in.

    Now, almost 10 years later, the healthy pet food store and animal supply store has expanded just as the Martin family has. When the store opened in 2005, there was just Dan and Aubrey in a house where they lived. Now, there's three kids, 4,000 square feet, and coming soon, a second location.

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  • Used Bookstore now open three days a week

    Our year is winding down at the Friends of the Library Used Bookstore. The fall schedule is now in effect with the store being open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until the end of November (hours 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

    As always, the porch is open 24/7 until the store closes. At that time remaining books are discarded, so take advantage of the many great porch books available for a small donation.

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  • Trunk or Treat at Boothbay Baptist Church

    Community children and their families are invited once again to Trunk or Treat at Boothbay Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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