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Nutrition Essentials course at Old Town-Orono YMCA

By lswackhamer on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
OLD TOWN, MAINE — Nutrition Essentials at the Old Town-Orono YMCA is an interactive program that will utilize the organization’s newly-renovated kitchen and will consist of six sessions during the Fall 2 Session, which begins Nov. 2. Participants will join the nutrition educator in the kitchen from 6-7 p.m. to …

Community CPR/First Aid Course in Eddington

By lswackhamer on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Eddington Fire Dept., 906 Main Rd., Eddington, Maine For more information: 207-843-5251 EDDINGTON, MAINE — A community CPR/First Aid Course will be offered, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, October 1st at Eddington Fire Department, 906 Main Rd. This is not a …

5th Maine Peace Walk starts Oct. 11

By lswackhamer on Sept. 16, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: For more information: vfpmaine.org Peace activists from Maine and beyond will walk through large portions of our state from October 11-26 in order to bring the issues of endless war, environmental degradation, and climate change to the public’s attention.  The …

Buffet supper to benefit Bucksport Community Concerns

By lswackhamer on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Bldg., 1160 River Road, Bucksport BUCKSPORT – Public Buffet Supper. 5-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Arey Community Bldg., 1160 River Road; Chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables and salads, biscuits and rolls, desserts; Cost: ages 12-adult $8; …

Hampden author to debut new book

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 04, 2015, at 9:04 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: community room, Hamden town Office and Safety building, 106 Western Ave., Hampden, Maine For more information: islandportpress.com HAMPDEN — Islandport Press in Yarmouth announced that it will host the launch of “The Havener Sisters” by Ardeana Hamlin, the third book …
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8 Things To Do In the Midcoast This Weekend

on Aug. 21, 2014, at 10 a.m.
 Here’s what’s happening this weekend. Hope you get out and enjoy some fun! Thursday Aug. 21 Juke Rockets are playing fun blues music at the Union Fair/ Maine Wild  Blueberry Festival from 7-9 p.m. so get your butt over there. Can you say butt on here? :-P Demolition Derby starts at …
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Lobster, Beer, Wine & Music – Weekend Events for July 31 – August 3

on July 31, 2014, at 6:25 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 Cook-Off: Lobster Festival is the place to be on Thursday. They’re filming a Food Network Cook-Off with local culinary celebs like Michelle Ragussis as judges (Michelle was a season 8 contestant on Food Network’s TV show Next Food Network star. — I know, I adore her, too). …
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Top Picks for Music in the Midcoast July 24-27

on July 24, 2014, at 4:39 p.m.
Here’s what’s up – there’s a lot of music options around the Midcoast this weekend. I’ve highlighted the coolest options for you and I’ve got some choices for every genre so there’s something for everyone! But, for Thursday night, there’s only one option because there is nothing cooler than seeing …
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Cool & Free Weekend Fun in the Midcoast: Pub Crawl, Summer Jam, Tubing & Arts

on July 10, 2014, at 5:21 p.m.
Let’s face it – I’m in my twenties so it’s a given that I’m looking for something fun to do but I’m broke. So it goes. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of awesome stuff to do! Here’s what to do in the Midcoast for FREE this weekend July 10-13!   …
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4th of July Weekend Fun

on July 03, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
What’s the most popular dance this week? Indepen-dance!  :) So in that spirit I bring you the live music listings and some other options for how to enjoy this Independence Day. Thursday, July 3 Eric Green & Tommy O’Connell play at the Pier Party at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina, Damariscotta Maine 4-7 p.m. …
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Summer Solstice, Maine Fare, Live Music & More

on June 18, 2014, at 1:02 p.m.
As usual there’s a lot happening this weekend in the midcoast! Here are my top picks for cool stuff to do. Friday, June 20 Maine Fare is the perfect event for FOODIES and those who want a fun opportunity to learn more about the local food industry in Maine from the …
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Mark Your Calendars, Midcoast Maine’s Got Summer Fun

on June 04, 2014, at 10:44 p.m.
June is here at last! Here is what’s coming up this month in the Midcoast. Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk Friday, June 6, 2014 – Rockland – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Arts In Rockland (AIR) brings us their monthly Art Walk which falls on the first Friday of each month. Stop in to any …
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Mark your calendars: Midcoast Maine’s got summer fun

on June 04, 2014, at 10:44 p.m.
June is here at last! Here is what’s coming up this month in the Midcoast. Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk Friday, June 6, 2014 – Rockland – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Arts In Rockland (AIR) brings us their monthly Art Walk which falls on the first Friday of each month. Stop in to any …
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Midcoast Events for the End of May

on May 29, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
It’s Thursday and you know what that means??! I don’t know either. My brain is so fried from the work week. And it was a short week this week, too. Yikes. Anyway, here’s the lowdown on what cool stuff there is to do this weekend in Midcoast Maine. Enjoy! Thursday, …
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The Coloradas, Tricky Britches & The 220s Bringing Live Music to Rockland

on May 19, 2014, at 6:57 p.m.
Necessary Music Productions & The Speakeasy in Rockland are bringing us quite the line up this week! Have you been to The Speakeasy yet? They are the new hip place in town. They’re located below The Chowder House (downstairs the Tradewinds building). I love the vibe there. I mean, who doesn’t love the …
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Brewnited We Stand (or fall, if you keep drinking!!) American Craft Beer Week in Midcoast Maine

on May 14, 2014, at 12:35 a.m.
I see all the cool stuff other parts of Maine have going on and I get a little jealous. So, I’m making this list to pump up our tires. Midcoast is cool too! And ya’ll oughta know about it! We’ve all been so focused on the BRUINS this week, we …
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Rock Out with Just Teachers at The Speakeasy in Rockland This Saturday Night

on May 09, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
I’m sorry to leave you all hanging. I’ve had a wicked busy week. But better late than never, eh? So here it is — My top picks for what to do in the midcoast this weekend if you’re looking for some fun and some live music!
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First Friday Art Walk in Rockland Returns!

on May 01, 2014, at 7:43 a.m.
Lots of fun this weekend. It’s Kentucky Derby (MAY we all enjoy a Mint Julep and a bit of luck at the races). It’s nearly Cinco de Mayo (MAY we all make time for Margaritas). And it’s Halfway to Halloween (MAY we find a better costume than dressing up as …
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Halfway to Halloween Party at Rock Harbor & Costume Ideas!

on April 30, 2014, at 9:30 p.m.
I was just finally starting to accept that the end of the school year is just around the corner (CRAZY!) and now you’re tellin’ me Halloween is coming up?? Jeesh, let’s slow down for a second here. I need a few dates before I jump that far ahead. Alright, fine, …
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Docktails & Deckadence: Midcoast Maine’s Best Patio Drinking & Dining

on April 24, 2014, at 8:02 a.m.
It’s summer. Time for ridiculously large and delicious cocktails. Or DOCKtails!? Take your bevy outside and soak up some sun. Where you ask? I got you. Maine Today did an article listing a bunch of places in Maine that have fabulous patio dining. Awesome! Kudos! However, one problem. They only listed ONE Midcoast …