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Searsport man charged after allegedly kicking in door, assaulting estranged wife

By Abigail Curtis on July 24, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
MONTVILLE, Maine — A Searsport man was arrested this week after allegedly kicking the door in at a North Trotting Road residence and assaulting people inside, including his estranged wife. Christopher Michael King, 26, barged into the home on Sunday, July 20, Lt. Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s …
THE LOCAL LOWDOWN (blog)

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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Seaport Community Health Center's New Facility

Seaport Community Health Center Open House July 31st!

By Katherine Thomas on July 24, 2014, at 4:32 p.m.
Belfast, Maine – Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), a practice of Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), invites the public to join them for a Community Open House at their NEW and expanded location at 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Event Details What: …
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE (blog)

“No News” (stop me if you’ve heard it!) – I’ll take Manhattan

on July 24, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
"No News," an old vaudeville routine, exhumed and retold. Plus, a classic Manhattan - good any time of year, but not very often.
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Maine State Music Theatre props apprentice Amanda Diaz toils behind the scenes Monday in Brunswick, building church pews for an upcoming production of "Footloose."

Behind the magic at Maine State Music Theatre

By Kathleen Pierce on July 24, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Another opening, another show. When the curtain rises at the Pickard Theater and the first upbeat note of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” echos through the room, guests seated in air-conditioned comfort are treated to a night of Broadway-style entertainment complete with backflips, a live orchestra and …

Theatre techs toil behind the scenes

By Troy R. Bennett on July 24, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
Maine State Music Theatre techies toil behind the scenes in Brunswick, building sets, costumes and props for an upcoming production of “Footloose,” set to open Aug. 6.
From the community
An ethical show of African Fashions will take place during Main Street Art Market and Wellness festival at noon in Aina Moja. Donation proceeds will benefit the organizations efforts in Kenya. For information on Expanding Opportunities visit www.exop.org.

Main Street Art Market And Wellness Fest Brings Art Culture, things local and international with values of Wellness

By Nicole Carbisiero on July 24, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Health and Wellness Building Parking lot between Rollie's and Traci's diner, 39 Main St, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207 9308012 A Main Street Art Market and Wellness Day Festival are being planned for Saturday August 9, 2014 in downtown …
From the community

Lunch & Independent Retailers: Helping to Build Our Local Economy – The Life & Times of R.H. Reny: A Maine Adventure with John Reny

By Marianne Pinkham on July 24, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine For more information: 207-563-1363; spectrumgenerations.org Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street in Damariscotta will host its Wednesday Lunch and Learn program on July 30 at 11:15am. Following the …
Keaton and Quinn Repetto play in the water at Simpson's Point in Brunswick this week.

Brunswick panel favors seasonal motorboat use at Simpson’s Point

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster on July 24, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Simpson’s Point boat landing may reopen to motorized boats on a seasonal basis if the town council accepts a recommendation from a commission looking into the issue. The Rivers and Coastal Waters Commission on Wednesday unanimously recommended the council ask Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection to …
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Gather ‘Round the Railroad with Jack Dexter – Hosted by Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center

By Marianne Pinkham on July 24, 2014, at 1:13 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Home of Jack & Carol Dexter, Cod Cove Road, Edgecomb, Maine For more information: 207-563-1363; spectrumgenerations.org Gather’ round the railroad on August 4 at 3:00 p.m. This Monday afternoon outing is an opportunity for model railroad buffs to chat and …
From the community

COPD & Exercise Workshop with Senior Fitness Instructor Robin Maginn

By Marianne Pinkham on July 24, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine For more information: 207-563-1363; spectrumgenerations.org The confidence gained through a successful general conditioning exercise program can greatly improve quality of life when COPD (chromic obstructive pulmonary disease) is present. It …
Sienna Mazone (right) met Michelle Obama during the Kids' "State Dinner" for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge on July 18 at the White House.

Dresden girl draws inspiration from ‘Chopped’ to win national recipe competition for Maine

By Danielle Walczak, BDN Staff on July 24, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — When 12-year-old Sienna Mazone needed inspiration for a national youth recipe competition, she turned to the format of her favorite Food Network show, “Chopped.” She asked her mother to prepare a basket of mystery ingredients, much like the show. Then 30-minute countdown began. Inside the basket, she …
From the community
Death Cafe in Rockland!

Rockland Maine Death Cafe !Come enjoy Iced tea, cakes &

By lindquistp on July 24, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Rockland Maine Death Cafe, Rockland Public Library 80 Union Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: 297-446-1751; deathcafe.com/deathcafe/991/ “Talking about sex doesn’t make you pregnant, and talking about death won’t kill you.” Alexandra Drane Please join us at another Mid-Coats Maine …
From the community

Art Space Gallery August 1st Opening

By Judith Herman on July 23, 2014, at 9:56 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-8784; artspacemaine.com Art Space Gallery invites you an opening reception on Friday evening, August 1. Four of the nineteen venerable artists at Art Space exhibit new works that are …

West Bath to vote on settlement for firefighter who sued under whistleblower act

By Beth Brogan on July 23, 2014, at 6:36 p.m.
WEST BATH, Maine — West Bath voters will decide at a July 31 town meeting whether to accept a settlement with a local firefighter who is suing the town and two former fire chiefs for violating the Maine Whistleblowers’ Protection Act and the Maine Human Rights Act. Michael Drake of …

Bath planners OK apartments at former hospital

By Alex Lear, The Forecaster on July 23, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.
BATH, Maine — Fifteen residences will be developed at a former hospital at 9 Park St. after the project received unanimous subdivision and site plan approvals Tuesday from the planning board. The city purchased the property more than a decade ago as the Midcoast Center for Higher Education, and sold …

MOFGA receives $1 million gift to help train more new farmers

By Abigail Curtis on July 23, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
UNITY, Maine — A farming organization with a strong grassroots history announced Wednesday that it received a gift of $1 million to help support and train new farmers, the largest financial donation in its history. Officials from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association said that they were thrilled with …
From the community

Church Sewing Circle doll fair Aug. 6

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Port Clyde Baptist Church, Route 131, Port Clyde For more information: 207-372-8082 PORT CLYDE, Maine — The annual Port Clyde Baptist Church Sewing Circle doll fair will be held 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Port Clyde Baptist Church on …
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Fedco Seeds founder CR Lawn to speak in Belfast

By Belfast Co-op on July 23, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast, Maine For more information: belfast.coop On Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30pm in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Co-op is hosting Fedco Seeds founder CR Lawn, who will give …

Fire guts garage, guest house, woodshed at Davis Pond camp

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — An early morning fire at a camp on Davis Pond gutted a garage, guest house and woodshed on Wednesday, according to officials. Holden Fire Chief Ryan Davis said crews were dispatched to the camp at the end of Collette Road around 6:30 a.m., and he could see …
 
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