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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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