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  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 11:15am

    HiSET (formerly GED) classes will begin on Tuesday, September 24th! This semester we are offering two sessions - Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm & Tuesdays 3-5 pm. Call (207) 633-3224 to register!

    We are also offering a number of courses for the fall semester! Visit https://boothbayae.coursestorm.com/ to browse the course catalog and register today!

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:15am

    Time for fun at Midcoast Escape Rooms where you have to work together to solve the game by solving a series of puzzles, deciphering codes and unravel the clues to get out of one of our 4 themed rooms before your hour is up!  Join us for an immersive adventure that will keep your mind busy for an hour!  Book your next adventure at midcoastescaperooms.com or give us a call at 207-315-0772

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:30pm

    Kennebec Valley Community College Expands Offerings in Rockland!

  • Strand Theatre
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:15am

    Latin Grammy-winning quartet FLOR DE TOLOACHE brings a fresh take on traditional Mexican music to the Strand Theatre stage!

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:00am

    A Festive, Fun and Free Pumpkin Roll will take place at the Wiscasset Public Library on Saturday, October 19th at 12 o'clock. Prizes will be given in several categories: the youngest contestant, the longest roll, straightest roll, and the craziest roll to name a few.  Each contestant will go home with a pumpkin, and hopefully with a prize. The Pumpkin Roll will be divided into two groups ages 3-6 and 7-10 and is limited to 30 children.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00am

    Patrick Chamberlin has joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a commercial insurance producer.

    Chamberlin has five years experience in property & casualty insurance and holds the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation.

    A native of Thomaston, he has an associate degree in criminal justice from Husson University. Before he became an insurance professional, Chamberlin spent 12 years working as a commercial fisherman.

  • Spruce Point Inn sunset
    Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:15pm

    Looking out from the coast of Maine, it’s hard not to see September as a slowing down. As a sort of last hurrah once the hot blaze of summer is turned down to embers. Yet that quiet time holds the wonder, just as the glowing coals can mesmerize, begging the sweet dalliance of some more.

  • Lincoln Home Assisted Living Newcastle Maine Continuum of Care Independent Senior Living
    Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Steve Raymond will give three talks on “Scientifically Based Optimal Brain Health” at the Lincoln Home.   Advances in research have led to the understanding that the brain changes which lead to dementia usually occur 20 years in advance of symptoms and a diagnosis.  An extraordinary amount of research is now focused on what we can do to prevent and even turn around early degrees of Mild Cognitive Impairment.  There is very good reason to be optimistic!  

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
    Antarctica holds a special fascination for people wishing to see its rich and diverse wildlife, vast scenic beauty, massive glaciers, icebergs and ice shelves.  Jason Anthony will share its Environmental History on Monday, September 16, from 3:00 - 4:00pm.
     
  • Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Bernard Fishman, Maine State Museum director, has edited and published a book, A Story of Maine in 112 Objects, which tells the story of Maine through a choice selection of 112 objects in the museum’s 
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:46pm

    September 14th will be a fun-filled family day at the American Legion.  The Post is having a Yard Sale while the Auxiliary is hosting a Craft Sale from 8am - 1pm at 15 Industrial Park Drive, Boothbay.  Space and table rentals available for $25.  Reserve yours now by contacting the post at 207.633.4487 or emailing dapatch@roadrunner.com.  We hope to see you there!!

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:46pm

    Giant Yard Sale & Craft Fair, Saturday, September 14th, 8am-1pm.  Space fee is $25 - reserve your 10’x20’ space or table now by calling 207.633.4457.  Don’t forget the DELICIOUS BBQ by Mine Oyster (including Oysters - Buck a Shuck!) that evening from 5pm-8pm.  All events will be at the American Legion, 25 Industrial Park, Boothbay.  Hope to see you there!!

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Dinner
    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:45pm

    New Hope for Women will hold a dinner on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 p.m. as a wrap up to Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).  The dinner will be offered at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street in Rockland and will feature a brief talk by New Hope’s Education and Outreach Director, Kelly O’Connor, followed by a meal of chicken marsala (or vegetarian option), salad, desert and beverage.  Ms.

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00am

    Pilot Program Aims to Improve Lending Options for Library Materials

  • phototourism, lighthouse, boat trips, cruises
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 4:30pm

    This coming Saturday, 9/14/19 is MAINE OPEN LIGHTHOUSE DAY. We are offering trips to Monhegan Island, Burnt Island, and a Sunrise Photography Cruise to visit and see area lighthouses. See the SPECIAL EVENTS section on balmydayscruises.com to book online.

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 2:15pm

    Access to one of the best lakes in Maine...

     

    at 7 Chimney Point Drive.

  • Strand Theatre
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:15pm

    Latin Grammy winning, New York-based all-female ensemble Flor de Toloache continue to win the hearts of both progressive and traditional mariachi music fans alike through their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. Their music is an edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Mexican music.

    Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Day of Show.

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

    International sand art superstar Kseniya Simonova (US premiere) and Guy Mendilow Ensemble team up on an extraordinary show bringing to life Sephardi women’s voices and stories lost to war. 

    Simonova creates, morphs and obliterates sand imagery in real-time, crafting a flowing narrative driven by the Ensemble’s evocative music and radio-drama-style storytelling.

  • Strand Theatre
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:15am

    ADONIS PUENTES and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra return to the Strand stage on Oct. 18 at 7:30pm.

  • Strand Theatre
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:15am

    FLOR DE TOLOACHE, a Latin Grammy-winning, New York Based​​ all-female mariachi ensemble will perform on the Strand Theatre stage on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7:30pm. 

  • newcastle Realty Cheney Insurance Local Flavors Summer Series Local Art, Music, Edibles, Brews, Corks Susan Bartlett Rice Art
    Monday, September 9, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Cheney Financial Group is hosting the last of three fun summer events Thursday, September 12, from 4:30 to 6:00. The events support and showcase local artists, local musicians, local food, local brews and wine.   Artists Susan Tilton Pecora and Kim Skillin Traina will exhibit paintings and pastels from “Seven Days on Monhegan.” Blues guitarist, songwriter, and singer Paul Curtis from The Blame Hounds, will play solo acoustic.
  • Local Flavors Summer Series Newcastle Realty Sept 12 Susan Tilton Pecora Kim Skillin Traina
    Monday, September 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

    Cheney Financial Group is hosting the last of three fun summer events Thursday, September 12, from 4:30 to 6:00. The events support and showcase local artists, local musicians, local food, local brews and wine. Artists Susan Tilton Pecora and Kim Skillin Traina will exhibit paintings from their “Seven Days on Monhegan.” Live music will be performed by Paul Curtis.

  • Monday, September 9, 2019 - 9:00am

    Changing Aging: Helping you live healthy, connected & prepared

    Sunday, September 22  |  12:30-3:30 p.m.

    Boothbay Region YMCA

     

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 4:00pm

    Quarry Hill invites area families to learn more about the benefits of assisted living by taking part in an Assisted Living Open House. This is your opportunity to get a first-hand look at how the men and women of our assisted living community live active, productive and happy lives and to learn more about the benefits of assisted living for yourself or a loved one. Guided tours will be offered from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

    Location: Camden Public Library (co-sponsor)

    Presenters: Clarity, the artist/writer team of Robert and Su.Sane Hake

    In an inspiring multimedia reading, Robert shares poems that have sprung from the life of love and art that he shares with Su.Sane.

  • Friday, September 6, 2019 - 3:00pm
    We are kicking off National Assisted Living Week with multi-talented Sean Fleming on Monday, September 9, from 3:00 - 4:00pm.  Sean will be 
    playing an eclectic program of classical and popular music selections on the piano.  Come, listen, sing and remember some highlights of your life through music. 
     
  • Friday, September 6, 2019 - 11:15am

    Visit the Boothbay Region YMCA website to sign up for your fall programs. 

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

    Presenter: Peggy Smith, certified Nonviolent Communication educator

    This interactive program explores ways to connect authentically and compassionately with ourselves and others—even in the face of strong emotions like anger or fear. Learn how our brains process these feelings and how to use that knowledge to maintain open, productive communication. Complimentary continental breakfast included.

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:45pm

    Location: Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill

    Presented by Paul Sheridan

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:45pm

    Location: Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill

    Presenter: Bill Stinson, owner, The Pour Farm

  • Cheney Financial Group Newcastle Realty, Newcastle Vacation Rentals and Cheney Insurance
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:45am

    Cheney Insurance had a great time hosting a fun end of summer barbecue, open to the community, and to say thank you to their customers. President Suzanne Strachan, known for her delicious burgers, manned the grill, along with sous chef, Cheney CFO, Joe Ford. Cheney employees all pitched in with delicious salads and sides, serving, and greeting the public with give aways.

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:15pm

    Around here, we look at the couple of weeks framing Labor Day as time for taking stock befo

  • Cheney Financial Group Newcastle Realty, Newcastle Vacation Rentals and Cheney Insurance supports local businesses
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:15am

    Cheney Financial Group hosted the second of three fun summer events for the community filled with laughter and networking on Thursday, August 15. The events support and showcase local artists, local musicians, local food, local brews and wine.  Delicious hors d’oeuvres and tastings of Oxbow and Allagash beer and Cellardoor wine were provided by Lurie Sprague-Palino of Seacoast Catering and Lobsterbakes and Damariscotta River oysters were supplied by Pemaquid Oyster Co.

  • lincoln home assisted living lobster and more community event
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:00am

    A HUGE THANK YOU from The Lincoln Home...To Our Board of Directors, Volunteers, Staff, Artists, Musicians and Community Members Who Made Our 4th Annual Lobster & More Fundraiser Such a Smashing Success!

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 7:15am

    Saturday, August 24, 2:00 PM

    Murder in Boothbay Harbor

    Join national award-winning author, Penny Goetjen, to hear her share her engaging murder mysteries set on the coast of Maine and inspired by a childhood of glorious summers visiting her grandmother.  

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:59pm

    Mark your calendars and join us for a delicious breakfast, Sunday, August, 25, 7-9 AM @ The American Legion Post #36, 15 Industrial Park Drive, Boothbay.  All you can eat buffet with all the fixings and proceeds benefit the Post and the Boothbay Region Community Resources Council.  Hope to see you there!!

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:30am
    Fred Hebert has always had an interest in real estate development.  In his professional career as an executive at a multinational commercial insurance company, Fred worked worldwide and re-located several times.  He has a first hand knowledge of the differences between “having to sell or buy” a primary residence, to a much more discerning transaction of selling or looking for, and buying, a second home.
  • Shop, clothing, quality, women, domestic violence, hope
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:00am

    New Hope for Women’s annual Pop Up Shop will be held August 23rd-24th at the Yellow Barn located at 20 Winter Street in Rockland.  While VIP Night on the 22nd requires a ticket, the 23rd and 24th are free and open to the public.  Come see the quality new and gently used women’s clothing, handbags and accessories available for purchase at fabulous prices.  Net proceeds will benefit New Hope for Women’s work to eradicate domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  

  • Shop, clothing, quality, women, domestic violence, hope
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00am

    New Hope for Women’s annual Pop Up Shop will be held August 23rd-24th at the Yellow Barn located at 20 Winter Street in Rockland.  While VIP Night on the 22nd requires a ticket, the 23rd and 24th are free and open to the public.  Come see the quality new and gently used women’s clothing, handbags and accessories available for purchase at fabulous prices.  Net proceeds will benefit New Hope for Women’s work to eradicate domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  

  • Shop, clothing, quality, women, domestic violence, hope
    Monday, August 19, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 9:00am

    Although loneliness and social isolation can occur at any age, older adults are especially at risk. But is it inevitable or preventable? Reaching beyond stigma, this multi-media and panel-facilitated discussion will shed light on the growing problem of loneliness and how to overcome it. Complimentary continental breakfast.

    Admission will be free; however, registration is required. Call Quarry Hill at 207-921-6116 or email.

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:00pm

    Novel Jazz Returns to St. Andrews Village 1:00pm Tuesday, August 20th

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 - 2:00pm
    On Monday, August 19, at 2:00pm, Jerry Wiles will share the life of Dwight Eisenhower following the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944.
     
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Amy Bowen, a business insurance account manager at Allen Insurance and Financial recently achieved the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative in Commercial Lines from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America.

    Based in the company's office at 94 High St. in Belfast, Bowen has been with Allen Insurance and Financial since 2013.

  • Lincoln home assisted living lobster and more community event august 17
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
    The Lincoln Home is hosting it’s fourth annual Lobster and More! event Saturday, August 17, at 4:00pm. Dine on delicious Maine lobsters, mouth-watering barbecue chicken, and Maine blueberry desserts overlooking the Damariscotta River next to the Lincoln Home. The evening’s festivities include Maine bluegrass band, Sandy River Ramblers, known for their gorgeous three part harmonies and lively music for dancing.
  • Lincoln home assisted living lobster and more community event august 17
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
    LobsterBake & MORE... August 17!
     
    Dine on delicious lobsters, oysters, chicken, blueberry deserts and more... Twenty artists exhibiting...and Dancing to the lively Sandy River Ramblers Bluegrass Band!
     
  • Lincoln home assisted living lobster and more community event august 17
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
    Join us on Saturday, August 17, 4:00pm, for the fourth annual Lobster and More event!
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 8:45am

     

    A Special Presentation at Wiscasset Public Library

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019   5:00 to 6:30 PM

    Join us for a delightful presentation featuring fine photographs of some of Maine’s iconic and beautiful wildlife. Ed Robinson of Orr’s Island, Harpswell, avid outdoorsman and writer, will provide a presentation featuring stunning images, animal calls, facts and anecdotes about a variety of species that make Maine a special place.

  • Newcastle Realty Cheney Insurance Local Flavors Summer Series Local Art, Music, Edibles, Brews, Corks
    Monday, August 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Cheney Financial Group is hosting the second of three fun summer events Thursday, August 15, from 4:30 to 6:00. The events support and showcase local artists, local musicians, local food, local brews and wine.   Artist Susan Bartlett Rice will exhibit her paintings and live music will be performed by Chris Hight and Annette Rundall. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and tastings of local beer and wine will be provided by Lurie Sprague-Palino of Seacoast Catering and Lobsterbakes.
  • Newcastle Realty Cheney Insurance Local Flavors Summer Series Local Art, Music, Edibles, Brews, Corks Susan Bartlett Rice Art
    Monday, August 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Cheney Financial Group is hosting the second of three fun summer events Thursday, August 15, from 4:30 to 6:00. The events support and showcase local artists, local musicians, local food, local brews and wine.   Artist Susan Bartlett Rice will exhibit her paintings and live music will be performed by Chris Hight and Annette Rundall.