The presentation of scenes from the Maine State Ballet's (MSB) upcoming production of “Cinderella” was a rare treat for the students and administrators of the Boothbay region schools.
A partial cast, 10 of the 40 in the full two-hour production, choreographer Linda MacArthur Miele, and a stage manager arrived at Boothbay Region Elementary School around 8:15 a.m. on March 5.
"I didn't know that service was available," was the rousing chorus heard from our participants at January's round table discussion on healthcare resources for our peninsula.
Cecelio Juntura was born into a fishing family in the Philippines. Now the Topsham man is poised to open Home Seafood Market in Wiscasset, to sell lobster and other seafood caught by area fishermen.
Juntura plans to also sell take-out lobster rolls and other sandwiches, along with oriental groceries. The business' location, on Route 1's northbound side known for its summertime traffic backups, could help with sales, he said.
About 50 Edgecomb Eddy School students participated in a Jumpathon on Friday afternoon, March 7, to raise funds for the American Heart Association. We set a goal to raise $500 and far exceeded that by raising over $1,300.
We've been spending the last month promoting heart healthy activities and awareness by jumping rope each morning before school, and our school nurse, Candie Crocker, taught lessons on maintaining a healthy heart.
The Boothbay landfill on Country Club Road may not look like much now, but the snow covered mound could soon turn to green pastures where horses and ponies graze.
That's Becky Abbott's vision, and she's hoping the town of Boothbay will lease her the landfill as a temporary pasture for Kickstart Stables.
In the last year, the local conversation about healthcare has focused largely on the availability of facilities. However, research shows that how a person lives - what they consume, where they live, whether they exercise, how much money they make - actually has a greater influence on health outcomes.
Wearing her blue and gold high school letter jacket, which proudly displays a huge championship emblem on the back, Lesley (Carter) Blethen, a 1985 graduate of Boothbay Region High School and now postmaster at the Boothbay Harbor Post Office, talked about her high school basketball experience, what it means to be an athlete and other topics as the guest speaker at the BRHS winter sports banquet on March 5.
The Downton Abbey season has ended; the movie posters are down; the outside lights have been dimmed. It may seem quiet, but there is a lot of activity going on inside Lincoln Theater. The lights are set, the costumes sewn, the stage built, the drops painted, the musicians tuned, and the actors prepared as we ready ourselves to take the stage on March 7 for four performances a Gilbert and Sullivan classic.
Savory Maine’s March music series will feature local musicians. Every Thursday and Saturday in Damariscotta, from 6 to 8 p.m., musicians from around the Midcoast will entertain and charm diners at Savory Maine. Come for a bowl of chowder, a burger, a beer, a cup of tea, dessert or a full meal.
A utility crane tipped over in the Small Mall parking lot in Boothbay Harbor at approximately 9 a.m. on March 6.
No injuries were reported at the scene, however a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer belonging to Leisha MacDougall was badly damaged.
MacDougall, an employee of the Quick Foto Lab and Radio Shack manager Tom Dewey were opening the store when they spotted a man running frantically in the parking lot.
Winter may not be over, but winter sports at Boothbay Region High School are. On Wednesday night, March 5, the athletes on the school's five varsity and two junior varsity teams were honored at the BRHS Booster Club's annual banquet.
Porter Memorial Gymnasium was filled with student athletes, parents, grandparents and others as Athletic Director Allan Crocker began the proceedings, following a dinner of salads, sandwiches, pizza, cookies, cake and more.
Carlos Núñez is a vibrant, energetic and joyous musician in concert.
Some might say it's because he is Spanish.
Some might say it's just part of the act.
Núñez says when he is on stage he “becomes a child again,” remembering how it felt the first time he picked up the gaita (bagpipes of Galicia, Spain) at the age of eight.