• First Friday Art Tour Sept. 5: Highlighting fine art in the Boothbay region

    Enjoy a self guided tour of fine art exhibits, receptions and demonstrations in galleries and studios located within minutes of each other on the Boothbay peninsula, some by car.

    East Boothbay/Ocean Point galleries

    PARADISE STUDIO — 207-633-6093

    First Friday reception: 2-5 p.m.with wine & refreshments

    70 Paradise Point Road

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  • Twenty-four years of celebrity golf in Boothbay

    Local and nationally known sports legends and Hall of Famers are making arrangements to meet in Boothbay for the 24th annual Boothbay Charities Classic golf tournament, lobster bake, and sports auction. Sept. 26 and 27 are the dates for this exciting event and all proceeds will go to benefit Special Olympics Maine.

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  • Bath Rotary hosts 5k

    The Rotary Club of Bath’s first ever 5k run/walk will be Saturday, Oct. 11. The Bath Rotary 4-Way 5k Run/Walk is presented by Mid Coast Hospital. The event will start at 8 a.m.

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  • Wanted: High school basketball officials

    Did you ever think you might like to become a high school basketball official? Do you love the game and like to exercise at the same time? This is your opportunity! Seven weekly classes to prepare you for the Nov. 3 written exam will be starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16. Remember, it is the best seat in the house. 

    For more information regarding time and expense, please contact Dave Parkhurst at 207-633-2222 (daytime) or 207-633-5133 (evenings), after 6 p.m.

  • Boothbay Region Student Aid awards $245,400

    The Boothbay Regional Student Aid Fund has awarded 63 academic grants to Boothbay Region High School graduates totaling $245,400 for the 2014-15 academic year.

    Retiring BRSAF President Ham Meserve and incoming President Sue Norton announced the awards (see box) at the high school’s annual Awards Night June 5.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Nice stay on the island

    Dear Editor:

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  • LCCT announces season auditions for new play series

    Lincoln County Community Theater (LLCCT), the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, will present a new series, “Sundays Without Scenery: Actors, A Script, and Your Imagination,” usually the last Sunday of each month.

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  • Lea Wait at the Wiscasset Public Library

    Wait

    Edgecomb author Lea Wait writes historical novels for ages eight and up, and the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series for adults. On Wednesday, Sept. 10 she will be speaking about her latest mystery, “Shadows on a Maine Christmas,” at the Wiscasset Public Library (21 High Street) at 7 p.m. Copies of both her mysteries and her historical novels set in 19th century Wiscasset will be available for purchase and signing.

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  • Boothbay Harbor Sewer District

    Relining project and water quality grant on the agenda

    Trustees of the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District met Aug. 20. A number of items were on the agenda, among them the upcoming relining project and a recent grant proposal.

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  • Bear baiting referendum returns to ballot this fall

    Maine not only has the longest bear hunting season at 66 days; it also has the largest bear population in the contiguous United States. The Department of Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife estimates Maine’s bear population is over 31,000.

    Maine's bear hunt is also known for another reason: The state is the only one that allows hunters to use baiting, hounding and trapping to kill bears.

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  • Elections 2014

    First-time hopeful Shenna Bellows aims to unseat three-termer Collins in U.S. Senate

    Shenna Bellows

    When Shenna Bellows was in fifth grade, she took up the trombone because the man who brought the instruments to the classroom said girls don’t play trombone.

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  • Accident injures Boothbay teens

    On Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1:42 a.m., Lincoln County Communications Center received a report of an accident on Butler Road, near the intersection of Beath and Country Club roads, in Boothbay. There were five teen-aged occupants; three of these were transported to area hospitals.

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  • Tim Sample: Stories I Never Told You

    Roadside reflections

    I’m pretty sure there’s no 12-step program for folks addicted to “New Car Smell.” But if they ever start one I’ll probably sign up.

    Some years back, mostly to satisfy my own curiosity, I dug out my pocket calculator and began crunching numbers. A couple of minutes later I had arrived at a ballpark estimate of the total number of miles I’d driven in the previous four-plus decades.

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  • ‘Crawl’ and more get Boothbay Harbor’s Harbor Fest off to running start

    Watershed Tavern, Harbor Fest

    Not everyone who wound up at the Harbor Crawl that kicked off the 2014 Harbor Fest in Boothbay Harbor had planned on being there.

    But some of the best parts of any trip can be the surprises.

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  • Runners compete in Harbor Fest 5k and Half Marathon

    One hundred and seventy-five runners — 105 competing in the 5k and 70 competing in the inaugural Half Marathon — representing 20 states participated in the 2014 Harbor Fest road races on Sunday morning, Aug. 31. Temperatures were in the low 70s and the humidity was a bit high for running.

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