Stories about The Beacon

These nineteen members of the Woodchucks, who are attending the YMCA’s Camp Prentiss, stood inspection Thursday, June 30, 1960, before the camp was open for visitors’ day. The boys, ages 8 to 12, are, left to right, James Richter, Irving Alpert, Brian Strair, Paul Kelley, Greg Mullins, Mark Freedman, Paul Tardiff, Bruce Berry, Terry Turner, Brian Lenfest, Alan Rohay, Wendall Atkinson, Philip Harley, Richard Grove, Delis Lane, Wayne Taylor, Richard Weston, Mark Miller and David Brounstein. The three instructors in back are, Robert Kelley, assistant camp director; George Banks and James Willey. Standing, left front, is David Fox. Sitting, front right is William Wilson.

Weekly Yesterday for April 10-16, 2014

on April 08, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — April 10, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) OLD TOWN — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued its final approval of the West Old Town Landfill on Friday, one opponents of the dump are sure to appeal.Story continues below advertisement. “I …

Weekly Community News for April 3-9, 2014

on March 31, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
Food Mobile BREWER — The Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile will distribute around 7,000 pounds of food, including fresh produce, an assortment of meats, essential non-perishable items, and breads to people in need in Brewer and Eddington from 10 a.m.-noon, April 9, at the Brewer Area Food Pantry, 222 …

Weekly calendar for Aug. 1-7, 2013

on July 29, 2013, at 4:26 p.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402. Art BANGOR: • “VisionQuilt ’13,” art quilts by Elizabeth Busch, Sally …
Rockland Parks and Recreation Director Rene Dorr (left) was the guest speaker at the Oct. 17 Kiwanis Club meeting held in the golf clubhouse at the Samoset Resort. Dorr gave a presentation which included a video that demonstrated the need for money to correct moisture and water infiltration, mold remediation, and other repairs and improvements at the historic building. Dorr discussed the Rockland referendum which would give the city authority to borrow up to $675,000 for the repairs. Dorr receives a Kiwanis coffee mug from Rockland Kiwanis president Janet Page (right).

Guest speaker

on Nov. 07, 2011, at 9:29 p.m.
Five Rotary clubs from midcoast Maine kicked off Rotary International's End Polio Now Campaign recently with a marathon walk from Belfast to Rockland. Approximately 100 Rotarians and their families raised nearly $10,000 for the cause. Their contribution will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with a grant of up to $350 million. Over the past 20 years, Rotary has raised more than $1 billion for End Polio Now. Belfast, Camden, Rockland, West Bay and the Camden Hills Interact clubs participated in the walk. Pictured are members of the Camden Hill Interact Club as they prepare for the walk.

End Polio walk

on Nov. 07, 2011, at 9:25 p.m.

Beacon health news Nov. 10

on Nov. 07, 2011, at 9:23 p.m.
Top 10 percent nationally ROCKPORT — Pen Bay Medical Center ranked in the top 10 percent in quality and safety among the more than 1,000 hospitals, in 43 states, that participated in a 2011 survey by the Leapfrog Group. Pen Bay also ranked fourth out of 37 hospitals in Maine. …

Be seen after dark: Get a vest

By Carol Higgins Taylor, Eastern Area Agency on Aging on Nov. 07, 2011, at 9:20 p.m.
Now that daylight saving time has ended, darkness is falling very early. Worse than a reminder of the long nights and cold days ahead, is the reduced visibility of drivers when it comes to pedestrians. Seems every year we hear of elderly and sometimes others being hit by cars because …

Connect with local business through chambers of commerce

By Dan Bookham, Special to the Midcoast Beacon on Nov. 07, 2011, at 9:16 p.m.
Want to get going with your holiday shopping or to connect with local services, businesses, and nonprofits? There are resources for that as close as downtown Camden, downtown Rockland and the Internet: The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. If you are looking for information on a wide range of …

Medical center addresses patient, family and staff safety

on Nov. 07, 2011, at 8:14 p.m.
ROCKPORT | On Oct. 27, a violent-patient incident occurred in the Special Care Unit at Pen Bay Medical Center. The incident mirrors local and national trends toward more violence in hospitals, often caused by patients with bath salts poisoning. Pen Bay is now treating an average of three to …
"I just put more clothes on and wood in the fire." — Will Berry, Warren

Beacon Question: How do you prepare for winter?

on Nov. 06, 2011, at 9:12 p.m.

School to hold 25th anniversary event

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:24 p.m.
ROCKLAND | Penobscot School and FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars wil celebrate Penobscot School’s 25th anniversary with a tasting party 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Fiore’s 503 Main St. The highlight of the event will be a drawing to determine the winner of school’s Week in Tuscany …
Katie Tarbox of Spruce Head (right), accompanied by her husband, Brian, was named the Kiwanis Club of Rockland Kiwanian of the Year for outstanding community service. The award was presented at the annual installation and recognition banquet on Oct. 3.

Kiwanian of the year

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:23 p.m.

Medical center to offer urology clinic

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:19 p.m.
ROCKPORT | Dr. Mark D. Vannorsdall will offer a clinic for nephrology patients at Pen Bay Urology, beginning in November. The first clinic will take place 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Pen Bay Urology on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 3. …

Fundraiser to feature midcoast talent

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:18 p.m.
CAMDEN | Hope Elephants, a local nonprofit organization, is hoping the public will join friends and neighbors for an evening of music, laughter and fun, as well as a cash bar and silent auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Doors …

Garden book writer to speak

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:13 p.m.
WARREN | The public is invited to join the Warren Field and Garden Club at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Dr. Campbell House, 224 Main St., to hear a talk by Lee Schneller Sligh on her best-selling book, “The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden: A Blueprint for Continuous Color.” …

Coopers Mill veteran was wounded during battle in Germany

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:09 p.m.
Editor’s Note: This article was excerpted from “Diary of World War II,” written by Leland F. King of Coopers Mills and published by Monmouth Press in 1999. While recuperating at Fort Devens, King met his future wife, Marian, an Army nurse. They were married in Pennsylvania on June 29, 1946, …
Rehearsing a scene from William Nelson’s new play, “The Beeches,” are (from left) Becky Brimley, Mike Fletcher and Diane Coller Wilson. The play will be presented as a staged reading Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at The Playhouse, 107 Church St., Belfast.

Readings of ‘The Beeches’ set for Playhouse

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:05 p.m.
BELFAST | Staged readings of William Nelson’s new play “The Beeches” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at The Playhouse, 107 Church St. A tale of privilege, persona and quirky romance, the play is set in the kitchen of The Beeches, a storied cottage …

Potluck Thanksgiving dinner

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:03 p.m.
WISCASSET | The Morris Farm will host a community Thanksgiving potluck dinner at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Reservations for the two seatings are being taken. Seating is limited to 48 people per meal. Morris Farm will provide oven-roasted turkey for each seating. Guests are asked …

Railroad readies for shoppers, Santa and Togus

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 10 p.m.
ROCKLAND | The seasonal passenger excursion schedule at Maine Eastern Railroad has come to an end, but there are still opportunities to ride the vintage train before it is put up for the winter: • The railroad will run its annual shopping train to Rockland on Saturday, Nov. 26. …

Beacon military news Nov. 10

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 9:55 p.m.
Promotions AUGUSTA | Maj. Gen. John W. Libby, retired, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard, announced promotions for these Maine Army National Guard soldiers: • Jeremy Jernigan, private first class, Winterport, 1136 Transportation Company. • Adam Gaulin , private second class, Northport, 133rd Forward Support Company. The soldiers …