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  • Letter to the Editor

    Maine: Where life is full of gratitude

    Dear Editor:

    It has been a long time since I made a list of things for which I am grateful to be shared on Thanksgiving day so bear with me as I venture forward.

    First, I am very happy that I do not live in Buffalo, New York where there is seven feet of snow and they call you “Buffalonians.”

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  • Hall’s welcomes new director and tribute team member

    Laura Conway

    Mike and Liz Hall are pleased to announce Laura Conway as Hall’s newest Funeral Director and Tribute Team Member in Boothbay, Waldoboro and Thomaston.

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  • Wiscasset Senior Center: Reserve your spot for prime rib dinner

    Bill Maloney

    The following was written by former Senior Center Trustee Ellie Tracy.

    “Not long ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Bill and Lynn Maloney, some of our newest members who live in Wiscasset, in a home that was a bed and breakfast. Shortly after taking up residency, imagine their surprise when they answered a knock on the door to find folks looking for a room for the night.

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  • ‘Round Town

    Betsy’s new book

    Betsy Wing has written a new book.

    This is not a review. I haven't had time to read the whole book — it’s just out. I'm a very slow reader.

    Betsy lives in East Boothbay, near the end of a long road that ends in the woods, just back from the edge of Linekin Bay. A perfect place to write.

    “Now History” is the second book she has written, but Betsy has translated many French titles for English publication. She's an artist, too.

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  • Holiday Bazaar at Mid Coast Hospital

    Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary members are now searching for greens and other natural materials to be gathered from local homes, farms, fields, forests and shores, for the annual “Holiday Bazaar” at Mid Coast Hospital Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, at the hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.

    It takes place on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  • Wiscasset Schools

    Christina Ferreira: Making connections with students

    Christina Ferreira has known she wanted to teach in a special services classroom for as long as she can remember.

    “I always knew I wanted to teach at this level,” Ferreira said. “Seeing kids overcome difficulties, challenging and engaging them and reaching them.”

    Ferreira lives in West Gardiner, and is new this year in the Wiscasset school system. She previously taught in the Norway, Maine special education department with grades 4-6, but wanted to work closer to home.

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  • Boothbay Region Adult Ed

    French bistro cooking class

    Transport yourself to France at Boothbay Region Adult Ed on Monday, Dec. 8. Join Nathalie Gorey and learn some traditional bistro recipes. You'll make a delectable French dinner from start to finish!

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  • The Poet’s Corner

    ‘In the Morrow’

    As the sun fades to black

    So does the summer fade from green to fall

    As the time marches to its temporal tune

    Watch the bright colors

    As they try to shout over their neighboring trees

    Then turn to brown and drop

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  • Two Bridges holiday craft fair Dec. 6

    Two Bridges Regional Jail is holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the facility on 522 Bath Road, Wiscasset, just off of Route 1.

    Inmates at Two Bridges Regional Jail have been putting their time and creative talents to good use while incarcerated by producing small items for sale for $5 and up.

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  • Yuletide cheer at St. Columba’s with the DaPonte String Quartet

    The DaPonte String Quartet, will present a
 Yuletide-themed concert on Saturday, Dec. 13 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Boothbay Harbor, as a benefit to further St. Columba’s ministries.

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  • Westport Island Column: Free Thanksgiving dinner in Wiscasset

    Another T-shirt Sunday!

    Hopefully a few good days help with roof repairs, switching screens out for window inserts, planting bulbs and driveway markers before the ground freezes. Comical, really, how ideas and things-to-do just keep coming as the temperature drops!

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  • Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

    The air has turned crisp, the leaves have fallen, the clocks have been turned back, Halloween costumes have been packed away, and now, during the next few weeks the chief cook of most household will be fighting the urge to stuff a bird — Canada geese beware.

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  • Alna deed request goes to lawyer

    A deed that Alna selectmen signed in 2001 has surfaced as an issue for the property’s current owner who wants to sell the lot. According to the woman’s lawyer, the town is still part-owner of the lot off Bog Road, due to one aspect of the deed.

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  • Woolwich annual Yule Sing, tree lighting

    The Woolwich Town Recreation Committee is sponsoring the 23rd annual Yule Sing & Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. at the historic Nequasset Meetinghouse.

    The program will feature a variety of talented performers from the town and among the traditional highlights is the reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with Ann Pierson & Friends followed by the arrival of Santa Claus.

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  • Outages spread across region

    Lincoln County customers comprised just over 10 percent of Central Maine Power's outages late Thanksgiving eve. According to CMP's website at www.cmpco.com, 78,942 customers were without power in 14 counties, including Lincoln County's 8,905 in the dark.

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