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.
Wiscasset High School captured WGME’s Spirit Cup on March 7, besting seven other Maine high schools in the food drive and spirit contest. The school won by raising 58,662 pounds of food through collections of food and money, for Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Two hours after the Portland television station announced the win during a live, in-studio finale, a group of students and WHS staff member Deb Pooler arrived back at the school with the cup.
Alna Fire Chief Mike Trask has cut the cost for a proposed new fire truck. He's saving $33,000 by swapping versions of one feature he wants the new truck to have.
That feature, a “compressed air foam system,” puts out fires faster than water alone; Trask had expected it to add $50,000 to the cost of the new truck.
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.
Skidompha Public Library's acclaimed “Chats with Champions” series welcomes Chewonki’s director for traveling natural history programs Keith Crowley on Thursday, March 13, at 10 a.m. Keith will present “Birds of Prey: New England’s Majestic Raptors” in the library’s Porter Meeting Hall at 184 Main Street, Damariscotta.
The Wiscasset Newspaper’s editorial page has been taken over by the talents of a group of cartoonists.
In February and March, the talents of a group of 7- to 13-year-old artists will be featured in the pages of the Wiscasset Newspaper and on the website.
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.
The DaPonte String Quartet greets the spring with “Voices of Angels,” a program filled with unusual offerings, running March 20-23 in Thomaston, Damariscotta, Portland and Topsham.
In addition to Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia,” an irresistible and perennially youthful four-part choral work arranged for string quartet, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s well loved “Dream Quartet,” there are two pieces that stand out in the program for differing reasons.
A Wiscasset High School contingent will make an early morning trip to Portland Friday, when television station WGME names the winner of its Spirit Challenge.
“I'm nervous but I'm excited at the same time,” WHS staff member Deb Pooler said about the upcoming announcement.
When you hear the word “songbird” you probably imagine a small, singing bird, perhaps a robin or a warbler. Maybe you are left with the distinct impression that the “songbird” is happy, joyously broadcasting its pleasing song on a warm, spring day across fresh, green meadows.
The topic for this column was inspired by a reader’s question regarding a particular spice blend she’d seen listed in a recipe she wanted to try. When she located it in her local supermarket and saw the price for a teeny-weeny container, she first nearly fainted and when recovered decided to ditch the idea of preparing that dish.