• Introduction to pressure cooking class offered

    Come to the FARMS Community Kitchen (upstairs over the Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta) and explore the wonders and possibilities of pressure cooking with whole foods cook Sharon Sandstrum.

    Nothing beats a pressure cooker for preparing fast, deeply nourishing foods for cold weather.

    On Thursday, Oct. 30, at the first in a series of three classes, participants will look over a few different pressure cookers.

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  • Youth ‘Deer Day’ is Oct. 25

    This Saturday, youth deer hunters across the state get their own day to hunt deer.

    Hunters who possess a junior hunting license and are 10 or older and younger than 16 (either resident or non-resident) can hunt deer on this day if they are under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or a qualified adult.

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  • Witches in Wiscasset

    Kindergarten students at the Wiscasset Primary School were surprised to have a witch visit them during their weekly library time.

    Retired Children's Librarian Judy Flanagan visited the school library and shared the book "Humbug Witch" by Lorna Balian.

    The students greatly enjoyed this story of a little girl pretending to be a witch, as well as Mrs. Flanagan's witchy attire.


  • Lincoln County Commissioners: Compensation plan moving forward

    The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners received news at its Oct. 21 meeting that the county’s new compensation plan is moving forward on schedule. The plan is expected to be completed in tandem with the county’s current budget process.  

    “We had good information to start with,” Human Resources Consultant Laurie Bouchard assured the commissioners.

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  • The Oratorio Chorale announces new season

    The music of the Oratorio Chorale’s 2014-2015 season is a blend of traditional and contemporary, with beloved compositions by Mozart and Bach, a celebration of the winter holidays, a recital of German songs and finishing the year with a “Bang,” all under the baton of Emily Isaacson, music director.

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  • Weather Report

    Rainy nor’easter peaking

    Rain and wind were making an unpleasant Thursday, but the slow-moving storm producing them was failing to cause flooding in Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties.

    That’s because the rain has been off and on, and the nor’easter is only a moderate one, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

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  • Early November classes at Adult Ed

    During early November at Boothbay Region Adult Ed you can knit a sparkling ruffled scarf, make music on a ukulele, sample pilates, or take a basic Excel course. If you are interested in local history, there's still time to sign up for Tidal Mills of Midcoast Maine on Oct. 28.

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  • Melissa Manchester at Bath’s Chocolate Church Nov. 5

    The soulful sounds of songs like “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “Midnight Blue” will fill the air at the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 8 when Melissa Manchester takes its stage for an evening of American classics and new songs from her latest album, “When I Look Down That Road.”

    “It is an honor and a thrill to welcome this internationally known Grammy Award-winning artist to our stage,” Executive Director Jennifer DeChant said this week.

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  • Damariscotta Police Blotter: Fireworks, alarms and a missing person

    Tuesday, Oct. 14: Chief Ron Young assisted a truck driver with a boat get onto Route 1.

    Officer Jason Warlick responded to Blue Haven Lane, along with Central Lincoln County Ambulance, on a report of a medical emergency.

    Warlick and Officer Erick Halpin responded to Route 1 on a report of an erratic operation.

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  • Western Maine Cross-Country Regionals

    No on-site parking for cross-country meet in Cumberland

    Due to the amount of rain Maine has received this week, officials at the Twin Brook Recreational Facility in Cumberland where the Western Maine cross-country regional meets for Classes C, A and B will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, have announced that there will be no on-site parking for spectators.

    Spectators will be made to park at Greely High School, 303 Main Street, Cumberland Center.

    Shuttle buses will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be handicap parking on-site.

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  • New Hope for Women plans open house at new Wiscasset location

    New Hope for Women is pleased to invite the community to an open house on Oct. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the organization’s new location in Wiscasset.

    Located at 41 Water Street, the Wiscasset office is close to the Lincoln County Courthouse and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and offers easy access to Route 1.

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  • Lincoln County Community Theater

    LCCT launches new play reading series Oct. 26

    Lincoln County Community Theater (LCCT), the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater’s new series will be "Sundays without Scenery: Actors, A Script, and Your Imagination.”

    Sundays without Scenery presents a live reading of a contemporary play, which may or may not go on to become a full scale production at the theater.

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  • Encaustics exhibit opens in Damariscotta

    Lola Baltzell “Flawed Abundance”

    A fresh, new exhibit livens the walls of the Damariscotta River Grill as part of The Art at The Grill series. Opening on Monday, Oct. 27, this exhibition showcases five Maine based artists working with encaustics. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m., with appetizers by Chef Rick Hirsch.

    All artwork by artists Diane Green-Hebert, Lola Baltzell, Barbara Cone, Otty Merrill and Victoria Pittman is for sale and will be exhibited through Dec. 8.

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  • Alna Column: Halloween and a nice celebration

    The fifth annual Trick or Treat Trunk Street will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m., for kids to go from trunk to trunk up and down Dock Road in Alna. Cars parking on side of road should come early (2:30 p.m.). I would go earlier because there will be complimentary refreshments and hay rides by horse-drawn wagon.

    Recognition will be given for most original costumes and best decorated vehicle. The road is closed to traffic on Dock Road for the event.

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  • St. Patrick’s Annual Christmas Fair will have wreaths for sale

    As a part of St. Patrick’s Church’s bicentennial celebration in 2008, the Craft Group decided to decorate and sell Christmas wreaths.

    This has become a tradition that has continued to this year. As in past years, the wreaths have been purchased from Bill Karas, owner of Evergreen Nurseries in Waldoboro.

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