• The 18” x 24” black and white photographs lining the top of the wall entreat you to step back in time … back to the days when four and five-masted schooners were regular visitors to the Boothbay region. These photos depict schooners picking up ice from the West Harbor Ice Company.

  • Sixteen Maine high school juniors completed a week of experiential learning at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences on May 24.

  • In plenty of time for the year 2020, photographer Robert Mitchell 20th “Around Boothbay Harbor” calendar in 20 years is now available. As he points out, that’s 240 “cherished views.” It’s uncanny how he continues to produce unique takes on familiar scenes and locales.

  • Alna moved two steps closer June 12 to a possible project with Tidewater Telecom to aid broadband access and internet speed: The two applied on deadline for a ConnectME Authority grant; and voters unanimously agreed to use cable franchise fees as the town’s match.

  • A person doesn’t have to be stuck in traffic to notice that on the grass in front of the headquarters of Midcoast Conservancy on Route 1 in Edgecomb, there is a wide array of custom made outdoor furniture, made from local and sustainably harvested wood.

  • “Amazing!” was how an organizer described local response to Wiscasset’s inaugural farmers market June 6. The outdoor market held Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. will continue at the waterfront through the summer and into September.

  • Sea Bags store manager Laura Grant is proud to present her company’s line of items featuring material straight off the boat – literally.

  • Midcoast Conservancy welcomes Aidan Manahan to its seasonal staff as the 2019 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew leader.

  • Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission

    The Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission approved a single banner sign for three businesses operating at the former Wiscasset Hardware building at Water and Main streets. The sign still needed the cod enforcement officer’s approval.

  • New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in Gulf of Maine’s deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in recent years, putting the endangered species at increased risk.

  • Maine’s rich cultural history spans thousands of years. The first coastal residents were the indigenous hunters and gatherers who relied on the natural resources of the region’s forests, marshes, and coastline.

  • Midcoast Conservancy

    When Midcoast Conservancy holds timber frame courses at Hidden Valley Nature Center, more than post-and-beam frames are built: partnerships, friendships and new skill sets are regular features of the four-day workshops.

  • LakeSmart is an educational program intended to protect the water quality of lakes and ponds by offering free evaluations and information to homeowners about best practices for managing their waterfront homes and yards to prevent harmful runoff.

  • On Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center will host a talk by Dr. Darien Mizuta of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Laboratory in Milford, Connecticut.

  • “Maine Creatures Great & Small” lecture series is a collaboration between Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Midcoast Conservancy. The four-part series looks at four organisms important to our state’s aquatic habitats.