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Tour takers will view rooms such as t his on the Behind Closed Doors Tour Friday, Sept. 9, at Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St., in Wiscassett.

Behind Closed Door Tour will allow peeks into nooks and crannies of historic house

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St., Wiscassett, Maine For more information: 882-7169; HistoricNewEngland.org WISCASSET — Peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker on a Behind Closed Doors Tour 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2 Lee St. There is something new …

Federal farm assistance programs changing to meet needs of new growers

By Julia Bayly on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
“A lot of them are not really aware of our office or what we can do. We want to help them absorb as much information and get as much help as they can.”
An unidentified employee (left)  of Prince's estate Paisley Park and Prince fan Mona Shelton, 42, of Bloomington, Minnesota,  place flowers on a fence at the Chanhassen, Minnesota, estate,

Prince fans will get a Graceland of their own

By Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
The Elvis Presley faithful turn to Graceland as their point of pilgrimage. Presley’s former estate in Memphis, Tennessee, offers public tours and houses a museum dedicated to the King’s life and legacy. Now, Prince fans will have a mecca of their own. Paisley Park, the massive complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, …

Annual bean supper will be held at Steuben Library and Community Center

By Jeanne Benedict on Aug. 25, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center, 22 Village Road, Steuben, Maine For more information: 2075467301; moorelibrary.org STEUBEN — The annual baked bean supper will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Henry D. Moore Library and …

2016 Camden Windjammer Festival features new array of kids’ events

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
CAMDEN —  Friday, Sept. 2, will bring the launch of Camden’s annual maritime celebration which features the largest gathering of schooners in the northeast. In addition to showcasing the fleet, the festival will bring three full days of fun for young residents and visitors, as well as activities for all …

Dine out for a cause in Belfast

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Seng Thai, 139 Searsport Ave., Belfast, Maine For more information: sengthaime.weebly.com/ BELFAST –Dine out for a cause 4-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Seng Thai, 139 Searsport Ave., to benefit the Waldo County YMCA. A portion of all customer sales …
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD
Veterans line up to salute the approach of a KC-135 tanker, known for mid-air refueling of B-52 bombers, at the former Loring Air Force Base on Aug. 20, when more than 1,200 visitors gathered to honor the base's history at an open house Aug. 19-21.

‘It was possibly the last time we will see those planes over Loring’

By Kathryn Olmstead on Aug. 25, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
Like hundreds of other former Air Force men and women, they came to the 2016 Loring Air Force Base Open House to remember, to share their stories and to stand at attention saluting the aircraft that made Loring famous within the Strategic Air Command.
“Wash Day on the Island,” a painting by Beth G. Lambert, will be on display as part of the “Home-Land-Waters” exhibit at Southwest Harbor Library.

Art in Public Spaces exhibit will benefit library in Southwest Harbor

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 244-7065 SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “Home-Land-Waters,” the September Art in Public Spaces exhibit at Southwest Harbor Public Library, gives a nod to the Acadia National Park Centennial with artwork by people …

Supper will benefit man injured in dog attack

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Charleston Community Center, Charleston, Maine For more information: Patti Sprague at 478-1812 and Carolyn Huntley at 285-3414 CHARLESTON — A spaghetti supper will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Charleston Community Center. The menu also will include …

FROM DEVIL WAGONS TO MUD LARKS: THE GREAT CATSKILLS AUTOMOBILE ENDURANCE RUN OF 1903

By Hope Rowan on Aug. 25, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Seal Cove Auto Museum, 1414 Tremont Road, Seal Cove, Maine For more information: 207-244-9242; sealcoveautomuseum.org/events On October 7, 1903 the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers staged their first American automobile endurance test with 34 competing cars from 17 American makers, …

Bread, earth and fire will be topic of talk at women’s club meeting

By wilsonmuseum on Aug. 25, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207-326-9247; wilsonmuseum.org CASTINE — Stu Silverstein will talk about making earth ovens and baking bread at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the museum’s Hutchins Education Center, …
Dr. Elizabeth McGrath

New Science Lecture Series and New Fall Programs announced for Emera Astronomy Center and Jordan Planetarium

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Emera Astronomy Center, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: 581-1341; astro.umaine.edu ORONO — Dr. Elizabeth McGrath will talk on the topic “A Walk Among Giants: Building the Largest Galaxies in the Universe” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at …

Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival set for Sept. 3-4

By Jeanne Peacock on Aug. 25, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Downtown Eastport by the Fisherman Statue, Water Street, Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-214-1855; eastportsalmonfest.com EASTPORT — The Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4. The …

Milbridge Commons Project hires park designers

By Susan Jordan Bennett on Aug. 25, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.
MILLBRIDGE — The Women’s Health Resource Library and Maine Coast Heritage Trust are pleased to announce the selection of their new design team for the Milbridge Commons, a 4 acre parcel of conservation land on Main Street. Bruce John Riddell, Landscape Architect of Boothbay Harbor, and Eric Dube of Casco …
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What is inclusion and why does it matter?

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 8:47 a.m.
Inclusion. It’s a word that is stressed by parents of special needs often. It’s simple. Inclusion is the act of including. Inclusion means feeling part of something larger than yourself and feeling like you belong. It’s a feeling, we all take for granted, but if we never had that sense of belonging, it would make a seriously detrimental impact on our lives.
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The art of political domination

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 8:37 a.m.
Were I forced to live in a palace, I’d abdicate. The weight of these ancient stones is not romantic to me; it’s oppressive. But then again, so is modern air travel.
Poster design by Erik Perkins, Photo courtesy of Leah Bannister

Theater group announces cast of ‘Arms and the Man’

By Midcoast Actors' Studio on Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:54 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: …
Axel Stewart (left), 19, of Epsom, N.H., plays the mandolin for his sister, Madeleine, while seeking a quiet moment in the trees at Maine Fiddle Camp, a multi-generational summer camp experience that celebrates traditional music in Montville.

Music made under the pines at Maine Fiddle Camp

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:38 a.m.
It’s a music camp for people of all ages and all abilities. They stay in rustic cabins or in tents, and spend most of their time playing music and improving their skills, which can range from rudimentary to near-professional.
Ken & Jane Brooks with Joe & Nel Kennedy play on Sat. Aug. 27 at 7 pm at Dexter Wayside Theatre.  Tix $10

Maine Country Music Hall of Fame musicians will perform in Dexter

By Grace Lommel on Aug. 24, 2016, at 8:48 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Wayside Theatre, 861 N. Dexter Rd (Rt 23), Dexter, Maine For more information: 207-277-3733; facebook.com/WAYSIDSTAGE/ DEXTER — Ken and Jane Brooks, and Joe and Nel Kennedy will play vintage folk, bluegrass, gospel and classic country at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. …

Norlands plans Pie and Fashion fundraiser

By Sheri Leahan on Aug. 24, 2016, at 8:03 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore, Maine For more information: 207-897-4366; norlands.org/events LIVERMORE — A Pie and Fashion fundraiser will take place 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. The event will feature …