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Camden’s Harbor Arts and Books Fair October 4 and 5

By Ken Gross on Sept. 18, 2014, at 8:24 p.m.
“Harbor Arts and Books” continues the traditional fall arts festival in Camden, Maine, on the weekend of October 4 and 5, under new management. The Camden Public Library has long hosted the festival in its Amphitheatre and Harbor Park and now takes over management of the festival, with of course …
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Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen October 2 at Camden Library Coffeehouse

By Ken Gross on Sept. 18, 2014, at 8:19 p.m.
Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, longtime favorites at the Library Coffeehouse, return to Camden for a single performance on Thursday evening, October 2, at 7:00 pm. Admission is $8/$7 for seniors and students. Steve and Cindy have been performing together for 25 years, bringing together their love of traditional music …
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“New” Harbor Arts and Books Fair October 4 and 5, 2014 Camden Harbor Park

By Ken Gross on Aug. 14, 2014, at 5:21 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org The well-known fall Harbor Arts Festival in Camden will have a new look and feel and is now hosted by …
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General Hiram Berry of Rockland, taken by the famous Civil War photographer Matthew Brady. At the beginning of the Civil War, Berry went to Augusta and offered his services to the Governor and was given orders to recruit a regiment. He participated in the First Battle of Manassas; for his gallant service at Bull Run he was promoted to brigadier general in March 1862. He was promoted to Major-General on November 29, 1862. Berry was placed in command of the 2nd Division of the III Corps, succeeding Major General Daniel Sickles, who had ascended to corps command. Berry was killed by a sharpshooter at 7:26 am on May 3, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Photographs and Medicine of the Civil War, August 26 and 28

By Ken Gross on Aug. 14, 2014, at 3:35 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org The final two speakers in the “Maine and the Civil War” series at the Camden Public Library will be Maine …
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“How Maine Saved the Union” August 23

By Ken Gross on Aug. 14, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org Author Jerry Desmond will give a talk at the Camden Public Library about his new book, “Turning the Tide at Gettysburg: How Maine Saved the Union,” on August …
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Civil War Encampment in Camden’s Harbor Park August 22, 23, 24

By Ken Gross on Aug. 14, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Company B will be camped in Camden’s Harbor Park the weekend of August 22-23-24. Company B, 20th Maine, is a living history group dedicated …
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Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked Evening” to Benefit Camden Public Library November 21

By Ken Gross on Nov. 15, 2013, at 3:34 p.m.
A “Wicked Evening” with Gregory Maguire November 21 Gregory Maguire rewrote the famous Oz legend from the point of view of the witch Elphaba, in Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Maguire’s “Wicked” series sold over a million books, and has been turned into …
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Midcoast Mini Maker Faire September 7

By Ken Gross on Aug. 23, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.
The final selections for the first Maker Faire on the Maine coast have been made. “We’re genuinely excited to showcase the work and creativity of these Makers!” said Olga Zimmerman, speaking for the Midcoast Mini Maker Faire Committee. “We’ll have a wide collection of fascinating projects from our Makers here …
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Ed Geis & Friends at Camden Library Coffeehouse April 4

By Ken Gross on March 25, 2013, at 10:31 a.m.
Ed Geis & Friends will be the performers at the upcoming Camden Library Coffeehouse on Thursday, April 4, at 7:00 pm. Ed Geis of Camden will form a dynamic string trio with Lincolnville’s own Will Brown and David Foley of Northport. Known for his smooth and expressive singing, Geis also …
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From its genesis in New England during the 1800s, the purse seine fishery for menhaden expanded south and by the early 1900s ranged the length of the eastern seaboard. By the late 1940s landings from the fishery comprised 35 to 40% of the total U. S. fisheries landings, ranking menhaden first in total volume. Crews from the deep south sang chanties as they hauled the nets. (Photo from the National Fisherman collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum.)

Maritime Month Kicks Off April 2 at the Camden Public Library

By Ken Gross on March 25, 2013, at 10:05 a.m.
Maritime Month at the Camden Public Library will feature shipwrecks, fishing, paleo-Indians, doomed colonists, and the visit to Maine by the Prince of Wales, all during April, 2013. Dave Jackson will kick off Maritime Month on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 pm with an illustrated talk, “A Picture History of …
 
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