• Battling cancer treatment side effects with a makeup brush

    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.

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  • Cookbook author at Damariscotta book store

    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.

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  • School supply lists for BRES, Edgecomb and Southport

    Boothbay Region Elementary School

    Pre-K: Mrs. Rice

    • Backpack
    • Lunchbox
    • 24-pack of Crayola crayons
    • 12-pack of Crayola colored pencils
    • 2 packs of glue sticks
    • Ziploc bags: boys-snack; girls-sandwich

    Kindergarten: Mrs. Mellor

    • Backpack large enough for a 9 by 12-inch folder
    • 2 glue sticks
    • 24-pack of Crayola crayons
    • 1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags
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  • New technology aiding water district

    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.

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  • Free vaccine clinic open to all children Aug. 8

    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.

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  • A one ton surprise on Pier 1

    For anyone hanging around on Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor on Friday, July 31, there was a big surprise.

    It weighed a ton. Rico the Clydesdale was brought to the harbor from Union Fairgrounds, where nine others were enjoying a day off.

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  • New tick-borne diseases sending people to emergency department, hospital

    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.

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  • 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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