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Wordpress, Paint Night at Art Loft

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:50:40 GMT

The downtown Art Loft will be bustling Friday, Jan. 27, thanks to an afternoon workshop and evening Paint Night. The nonprofit community art center is located at 385 Main St., Suite 9 .

A Tale of Walking in Two Cities: Rockland and Bangor

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:55:03 GMT

Recently, I was invited to participate in a conversation about "Walkable Cities," hosted by WRFR-FM, Rockland's community radio station. The evening included an appearance on the radio show, "Rockland Metro," followed by a dinner symposium and a continuation of the discussion among a dozen people.

Wyeth's - Marshall Point Light' comes full circle

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:26:35 GMT

On Dec. 14, Robert and Betsy Webber donated a rare, signed Andrew Wyeth print titled "Marshall Point Light" to the Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum committee. The gift was given in honor of Bob and Jaye Sierer for their longtime service and dedication to the historic lighthouse/museum.

Pastor builds ukuleles from scratch

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:32:52 GMT

Having an activity to escape to now and then is good for the mind, body and soul. A hobby, like water colors, crocheting, wood working or music.

205 Bayside West

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:39:44 GMT

Great Location, Open floor plan Contemporary a 3 bedroom and 2 bath home in desired subdivision. 1st floor bedroom, wood stove, built in tv & surround system, and 4 season Sunroom attached to a deck overlooking a large open lawn.

Biennial artists reveal Who they love

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:10:46 GMT

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., is again offering its popular lecture series Who Do You Love? in conjunction with this year's Biennial Exhibition. The second edition of the series will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m., and feature five Biennial artists Philip Brou , Richard Iammarino , Paul Oberst presented by Simone Hnilicka, Kathy Weinberg and Andrew White .

Rockland officers honored for response to kidnapping

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:52:59 GMT

Sergeant Matthew Lindahl, Officer Alexander Gaylor and Officer Addison Cox received the department's "Meritorious Service Award," Chief Bruce Boucher announced Friday in a news release. "This award is one which recognizes Rockland officers who perform acts of bravery, heroism and/or make significant contributions to the law enforcement profession," the chief stated.

Construction reveals more mysteries from town's history

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:28:13 GMT

Amid the disruption and noise of Thomaston's Route 1 construction project, work crews have carefully set aside some historical mysteries, and a few diligent residents have worked to fit these reminders of the past, dredged up by a new phase of change, into the town's documented story. The Courier-Gazette reported in December that rails from a regional trolley system that ran through Thomaston between 1893 and 1931 had been found buried beneath the road.

Thomaston man gets 20 years for sex assaults

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:43:42 GMT

A 65-year-old Thomaston man who had served as the town's animal control and traffic officer will be spending 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting four girls. Robert J. Robinson could be released in 15 years if he earns good time credit in prison.

Clay! ceramics studio opens in Rockport

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:00:34 GMT

The studio offers monthly memberships with access to pottery wheels, glazing accoutrements and a kiln. Monthly workshops on a variety of artistic techniques, and open studio drop-in times will also be available.

Rockland readies for manager search

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:04:44 GMT

The city council and newly created search committee will meet again Feb. 1 to map out a strategy for hiring a city manager. Councilors and committee members met for the first time Wednesday night, Jan. 11 along with a representative of the Maine Municipal Association which has offered to assist Rockland with the search.

Town boots businesses from Camden Snow Bowl

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:10:19 GMT

Supporters of a pair of businesses that were told their agreements with the town to set up shop at the Camden Snow Bowl weren't valid sit in on the Camden Select Board meeting on Tuesday in Camden. CAMDEN, Maine - Town officials are under pressure after a taco vendor and sporting goods store were kicked off the slopes of Camden Snow Bowl last weekend.

UU Church in Rockland helps support local organizations in outreach donations

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:10:04 GMT

The First Universalist Church in Rockland contributed in January to five local organizations with donations from their 2016 weekly plate collections. The Unitarian Universalist congregation's Outreach Giving is a practice that engages the congregation with local community needs, and is a reminder within the congregation that generosity is a spiritual discipline.

Winter Blues Bash Jan. 15 in Rockland

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:31:01 GMT

The Maine Blues Society, in conjunction with the Naples-based Maine Blues Festival, will host the third annual Winter Blues Bash Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, at the Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. The music will roll from noon to 6 p.m. Donations at the door will help the state's entrants in the 33rd annual International Blues Challenge get to Memphis for the Feb. 1 competition. Solo act Ryan Halliburton will open the afternoon, followed by the dynamic Between Dead Stations.

Rockland one step closer to declaring food sovereignty with close council vote

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:31:00 GMT

Rockland is one step closer to becoming Maine's first city to declare food sovereignty after the City Council gave preliminary approval of a proposed local food and community self-governance ordinance . Under those ordinances, local food producers are exempt from state licensing and inspections governing the selling of food as long as the transactions are between the producers and the customers for home consumption or when the food is sold and consumed at community events such as church suppers.

Midcoast work in - Black & White'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:00:58 GMT

River Arts on Route 1 invites the public to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibition, "Black & White," Friday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The 117 works by more than 60 artists from Freeport to Orono, in a wide variety of media, will be on display in the galleries through Feb. 10. Leonard Meiselman juried the exhibition.

Marion O. Wereley

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:43:47 GMT

Marion Otilia Seekins Wereley, 91, died Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017, in Rockland. She was born Sept.