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Literary group takes ownership of Millay house in Rockland

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:04:39 GMT

The Rockland Historical Society transferred Wednesday ownership of the birthplace of renowned American poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, to Millay House Rockland, a new literary organization created to carry on the work started by the Society when it purchased the house in March 2016. The April 26 transfer of the house at 198-200 Broadway will further the commitment of the Society to celebrate the legacy of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to contribute to the rich heritage tourism of midcoast Maine, the Society stated in a news release.

Art Loft art show for Art Walk

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:02:09 GMT

The Art Loft nonprofit community arts center will kick off the 2017 First Friday Art Walk season with an art show. "Blurring the Lines - Photographic proof that reality is just an illusion," photos by Paula Apro, will be on display Friday, May 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Since it's also Cinquo de Mayo, free mini margaritas will be served to the first 50 visitors.

Social Security to move to vacant Camden Street building

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:19:04 GMT

The Social Security Administration office in Rockland will be moving into a Camden Street commercial site that has been vacant for the past couple years Engineer Richard Mansfield said Thursday, April 27 that renovations to 169 Camden St. will begin within 60 days. Social Security is expected to move into the property in early 2018, he said.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, April 28-30: A little madness in the spring

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:25:56 GMT

Where are your favorite greenhouses in the greater Bangor area? I know where I usually go, but I want to hear from you. On this lovely spring weekend, on Friday night in Bangor take your pick from either Los Federales at Paddy Murphy's, Allison Bankston and Hippie Soup at Nocturnem Drafthaus, a screening of the iconic film "Paris is Burning," at 8 p.m. at the Peace & Justice Center, or up in Orono, Wyld Lyfe at Black Bear Brewing, and an 80s vs. 90s dance party at Woodman's.

A city block for pocket change

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:29:40 GMT

It is tempting to think that these concrete towers at the foot of Mechanic Street, where I am forced to live, have always been here, or at least were created around the same time as the Rockies. It is not so.

Recent Rockland arrival has Hecht of a plan for community

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:44:49 GMT

Ari Hecht gave a whirlwind tour Wednesday of some of the properties he has purchased in Rockland since he moved to the city two years, announcing plans for two commercial properties. Those plans include a pizzeria on Leland Street that he said would offer gourmet pizza at affordable prices as well as a yoga and wellness center on Lindsey Street.

Rockland budget to increase taxes less than 1 percent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:21:23 GMT

City government services will remain at about the same level for the next year with less than a 1 percent increase in property taxes to support municipal expenses. That is what is called for in the proposed 2017-2018 budget presented Wednesday night by Acting City Manager Audra Caler Bell.

Tick researchers found Powassan virus in these Maine towns

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:41:03 GMT

Marilyn Ruth Snow, a Rockland-area artist, fell ill almost immediately after finding a tick stubbornly embedded in her shoulder that November. She died just weeks later.

That Spot' for blues dance in Rockland

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:47:33 GMT

The Monday Night Blues series continues May 8 with a 7 to 10 p.m. concert by Juke Joint 5 in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10 at the door. The Boston-based Juke Joint 5 is a Midcoast favorite, and with good reason.

Get to know our newest #HoneyBadger, Kaylynn. Being born and raised...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:56:00 GMT

Being born and raised in Rockland, Maine Kaylynn never knew much more than boats and beaches, and she's perfectly okay with that. Her family is there and ever growing so she doesn't plan on leaving any time soon! Kaylynn has six younger siblings, and a lot of birthdays to keep track of.

Rockland area job fair draws 300

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:55:28 GMT

Local employers were ecstatic over the success of a job fair held Tuesday afternoon at the Mid-Coast School of Technology. Nearly 300 people interested in jobs came to the April 25 fair, said Rockland Main Street Inc. Executive Director Gordon Page Sr. He said feedback from businesses was positive with many potential employees filling out applications for many of the 47 employers who signed up for the job fair.

Children's House Montessori School Garden Gala and Auction to Offer a ...

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:57:08 GMT

Whether working on location or in the studio, Colin Page strives to capture the atmosphere and light of a scene. Colin lives in the Midcoast, where he focuses on painting the landscape, and scenes that show his life as a father of two young girls.

Nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Holly Clough of Rockland will be...

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:52:14 GMT

Nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Holly Clough of Rockland will be at Patriots Place Saturday night, April 29, for the 2017 New England Music Awards, as a nominee for Best Country Act. Clough has been playing guitar since age 10 and had vocal coaching at Bay Chamber Music School.

Free museum admission for cardholders

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:17:13 GMT

On the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders enjoy free admission to more than 150 museums, in 33 states, nationwide. People who are traveling and want to check out if the city they are visiting has a participating museum can use the Museums on Us mobile phone app.

Rockport | $209,900

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:07:59 GMT

Nicely appointed and meticulously cared for 2 bedroom condo with wonderful open floor plan consisting of living rm with gas fireplace, dining area, and kitchen; great for easy living or entertaining. Spacious master bedroom/bath suite with walk in closet.

Plans in the works for Camden Street properties in Rockland

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:04:27 GMT

Two commercial properties on Camden Street have been sold in the past two months with a plan for redevelopment submitted for one location. The 2,900-square-foot building at 166 Camden St. was purchased April 13 by 166 Camden Street Rockland LLC of Portland from Blackstone Properties LLC of Wales.

Condemned Rockland apartment complex razed

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:34:21 GMT

A long neglected apartment building on North Main Street was torn Saturday to make way for a new residential structure. The Rockland City Council had ordered the removal of the 33 North Main St. apartment building at its Feb. 23 meeting.