Aubrey Martin believes in vaccinations, but it wasn’t until her youngest began to have seizures when she was just an infant that Martin realized how important it is that all children are vaccinated.
Because vaccines might trigger her seizures, Annie could not undergo the regular schedule of shots that protect children from serious and even potentially deadly diseases like pertussis, chickenpox and meningococcal meningitis.
The popular Tour de Farms bike ride, which begins at Morris Farm in Wiscasset and continues through the scenic farmland of Midcoast Maine, is back for its 16th year on Sunday, Aug. 16. Pedal 20, 50, or 100 miles through beautiful farmlands, stopping to visit local organic farms. Purchase local produce and your goods will be couriered back to the Morris Farm for your pickup.
Mike McDermott and Brady-Anne Campbell, both from Bath, were this year’s winners in the Bob Meade 10k road race held in Woolwich Saturday.
McDermott crossed the finish line with a time of 46:50. Close on his heels was Adam Snell of Brunswick finishing second, 49:07 and Duane Hinds of Bath was third, 49:57.
Wiscasset Selectman Bill Barnes resigned from the board on Monday morning, Town Manager Marian Anderson said.
Chairman Ben Rines Jr., who was elected along with Barnes to the board in June 2014, called Barnes’ departure from the seat a great loss. “I really liked working with Bill. He brought a lot of knowledge of Wiscasset, and he will be missed.
Edgecomb Thrift Shop will have a food and bake sale on Saturday, August 8during the annual Cross Point Rd. Five Mile Yard Sale in Edgecomb from 8 a.m. to noon to raise funds for area winter fuel assistance.
The whole congregation of wonderful cooks and bakers contribute homemade pies, cookies and blueberry muffins. Breads, biscuits and cakes will be offered in addition to Gloria Bailey’s baked beans. Homemade donuts and whoopee pies will be available.
A Waldoboro man who has been convicted several times of violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act has been rearrested and charged with allegedly violating SORNA again.
The state’s July figures have it picking up $108,000 more of Wiscasset’s education tab than projected, Superintendent of Schools Heather Wilmot said July 30.
The budget that Wiscasset voters approved in June for the town’s schools included that $108,000 as part of what would have to be raised in taxes, Wilmot said. The figure was based on numbers the state provided back in May.
It’s no secret: in Maine, we love blueberries. Whether we get them at the farmers market, at a roadside stand, at the co-op, or pick them ourselves, fresh blueberries are part of the Maine summer. We also love to enjoy berries year-round in pies, pancakes, jam, and smoothies. At Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta, the goal of stocking your freezer with berries is easily accomplished.
Sarah Leah Chase, well-known author of “Nantucket Open House Cookbook” and “Cold-Weather Cooking,” will be at the Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 11a.m. She will chat about and sign copies of her new book, “New England Open-House Cookbook,” which represents her personal philosophy about the finest kind of feasting.
Diseases with unfamiliar names like anaplasmosis and babesiosis are a growing health threat in Lincoln County, causing people to be hospitalized with severe flu-like symptoms as the Midcoast area sees the fastest growth in tick-borne diseases in the state.
A man and woman from Lewiston were hurt when the motorcycle they were on left Gilman Hill Road in Woolwich and landed in a ditch on Saturday, Sagadahoc County sheriff’s officials said.
Summer in Maine means time at our beautiful lakes. And not just for people — birds, too! Many times, we have taken our canoe out for quiet paddling and fishing, lingering for long hours of swimming in the refreshing water. Being the birders that we are, none of these activities is done without our eyes and ears also tuned in to the birds around us.