First Friday Art Walk
  • Getting to Know the Region

    An insider’s guide to Damariscotta

    Usually when she drives, Toni Crouch has a lead foot.

    So when she realized she was driving the speed limit from her vacation in Maine back to her home in Washington, D.C., she knew something was up.

    “I didn't want to go back to that city life, the congestion and the traffic jams,” she said. “So I got home, I quit my job, sold my condo and moved up here.”

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  • The magic of Maine antiques

    With over 30 antique emporiums in a 10-mile radius, the Wiscasset area is an antique lover’s mecca.

    One can spend days on foot leisurely exploring the many shops clustered around downtown Wiscasset. More adventurous souls will be doubly rewarded by a short car trip out of town, where unique antique shops, historic villages and scenic vistas await.

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  • A bipartisan effort to combat a serious and widespread problem

    Human trafficking is nothing less than modern-day slavery. Around the world, it is estimated that more than 20 million individuals — most often young women and men — are held against their will and trafficked for sex or labor.

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  • Restorative Justice Project training opportunity

    The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast (RJP) is offering a free training for volunteers interested in mentoring young people involved in the criminal justice system. An informational session will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Topsham Public Library in Topsham (25 Foreside Road).

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  • Grow It In Maine

    August fruits

    Plant growth has a pattern. A seed sprouts, then turns into a plantlet with stems, leaves and buds. Flowers follow, for our delight. In turn, fruits come from flowers left uncut. In the pattern (often interrupted by human action) seeds develop within those fruits. Then the cycle continues, according to the timetable of each individual plant.

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  • Sing Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ with Sheepscot Valley Chorus

    Now is the perfect time to join Sheepscot Valley Chorus, as it continues its 35th season celebration with Vivaldi’s joyful “Gloria.”

    Composed c. 1715, “Gloria” was undiscovered for nearly two centuries until the late 1920s when it was found buried among a pile of forgotten Vivaldi manuscripts. It was not performed until September 1939, and found instant popularity. 

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  • Miracles and wonders

    The closer we all get to our “sell by date,” some folks find their body parts seem to be wearing out, or at least, they don't work like they used to.

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  • Town clock keeps ticking, but tower needs repairs

    Wiscasset Town Clock

    You can set your watch by Wiscasset’s town clock — most of the time.

    The clock has faithfully tolled the hour above Maine’s Prettiest Village since 1907, although on some occasions not as accurately as some would like. Still, since the demise of the old schooners, Hesper and Luther Little, the clock tower has become synonymous with Wiscasset. You’ll notice a picture of it on the newspaper’s masthead.

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  • Driver safety course offered

    Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center is proud to co-sponsor the AARP Smart Driver Seminar with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and Lincoln County TRIAD on Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The AARP Driver Safety Program was developed by the AARP in 1979. This program is a driver refresher course especially designed to meet the needs of older drivers.

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  • WasteZero programs begins in Woolwich Sept. 1

    PAYT

    Orange is the color of Woolwich’s pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash bags. The bags for non-recyclable trash are on sale now in anticipation of the PAYT program that starts on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    The new bags are available in two sizes, large and small. The large, 30-gallon bags come in rolls of five and cost $10 per roll. Small bags (15-gallon) are in rolls of 10 and are also $10 per roll.

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  • ‘Remarkable’: Hundreds celebrate Wiscasset Elementary

    Cindy Collamore, Theresa Meehan, Tim Delano, Lori Munson, Paua Foye, Wiscasset Elementary School, ribbon-cutting

    Damon Lincoln, 9, of Wiscasset said he was a little nervous about going to a different school this year. “But mostly excited,” the incoming fourth grader said.

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  • Free rescue training at Westport Fire Department

    The Westport Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Hands-Only CPR course and training on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at the Westport Island Town Hall on Sept. 14, 15 and 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.

    Through a grant award, the fire department recently received an AED that has been installed in the Town Hall. 

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