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A pervasive sense of mystery

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:20:18 GMT

Ms. Joan E. Cavanaugh of Mystic, Conn. sent in a letter last week entitled "Around the Square in the '30s," about her adventures growing up on Sea Street in Rockport.




Student Spotlight: CRES students create, appreciate art

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:49:04 GMT

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Camden-Rockport Elementary School students in Susan Dowley's art class were busy putting the finishing touches on the wooden sculptures they had made in the style of world-renowned sculptor and Rockland native Louise Nevelson. Using an assortment of wooden objects that they glued together in elaborate assemblages, the third-graders were assisted by parent volunteers who spray-painted the sculptures a deep glossy black.




Holiday Art Show at High Mountain Hall

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:04:00 GMT

The 10th annual Holiday Art Show at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St./Route 52, is part of Camden's Christmas by the Sea weekend. The show, free and open to the public, will open with wine and hors d'oeuvres Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m.; and continue Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's show features the work of five local artists: Patty Bolz, jewelry; Meghan Flynn, ceramics; Jacob Bond Hessler, photography; Monica Kelly, painting; and Margaret Rizzio, assemblage.




Hidden for 50 years, famed photographer's images of rural Maine's 'guts' revealed

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:18:09 GMT

Kosti Ruohomaa was a photojournalist during the golden age of picture magazines in the 1940s and 50s. Shying away from pretty postcard images, Ruohomaa documented the true face of rural Maine and showed it to the rest of the world .




Handbells ring in the season

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:18:07 GMT

On Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. the First Congregational Church of Camden will host the 12th annual Ringing in the Season holiday handbell concert in the sanctuary of the church, 55 Elm St./Route 1. This year's program will feature holiday music performed by Choral Bells of the First Congregational Church of Camden and Midcoast community handbell choir Penobscot Bay Ringers. The program also features a flute and viola duo, Windfern Ensemble; and vocal soloist Beverly Komulainen of Camden.




Coming Soon Beautiful 3 B/R, 2 Bath Victorian home.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:27:17 GMT

Beautiful 3 B/R 2 Bath victorian home. 2 decks with a private backyard , private parking.




Rockland woman accused of sucker punching woman in bar

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:21:41 GMT

A Rockland woman was arrested Friday, accused of breaking the jaw of another patron at a local night spot earlier this month. Johnson made her initial appearance Monday, Nov. 20 in Knox County Unified Court in Rockland where Justice Daniel Billings set bail at $1,000 cash.




Waldo women in the West Gallery

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:52:21 GMT

"Women Artists of Midcoast Maine" is on view through Dec. 12 in the West Gallery of River Arts, Route 1. There will be a public reception for the artists, all from Waldo County, Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Women Artists of Midcoast Maine is a group of women from the Belfast area who banded together several years ago to support and promote their artwork. The artists have different backgrounds and styles, but their unity comes from their love of, and commitment to, art.




Knox County court news

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:17:17 GMT

Nathaniel Massicotte , 33, of Thomaston, was sentenced to five years in jail with all but nine months suspended, and placed on probation for two years probation for aggravated assault on Sept. 3 in Thomaston.




Man found dead inside container on Rockland fish pier

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:45:17 GMT

Adam Purington, 37, had been known to use the container in which he was found as a place to sleep on and off, according to Rockland Police Detective Alex Gaylor. The industrial storage container was used to store bait and other items used on the fish pier.




Man dies in storage container on Rockland Fish Pier

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:45:16 GMT

A 37-year-old man died Saturday morning in a storage container that he had been using to sleep, according to police. Adam Purington was found dead inside the container which was used to store bait, according to Rockland Police Detective Alex Gaylor.




Clerk's hard work earns her Rockland assessor job

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:15:09 GMT

Roxy LaFrance, who served as a clerk for both the code enforcement and public services departments for a year-and-a-half, will become Rockland's next assessor. LaFrance was appointed assessor's agent last month and her appointment as assessor was contingent on her becoming certified by the state.




Anne Dodson & Friends fetes 30th concert

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:47:18 GMT

For the past 29 years, Anne Dodson and her many talented friends have rung in the holiday season with a concert that celebrates life, love, loss and general silliness. This year's concert, the closing event of the annual Christmas by the Sea weekend of holiday festivities, will be Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St./Route 1. Joining Dodson will be the usual stalwart crew - The Quasimodal Chorus, Matt Szostak, Will Brown, David Dodson, Gordon Bok, Kat Logan, Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen.




Art at the heart of education

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:00:45 GMT

Winter Adams works on an interactive installation that will be part of Thanksgiving weekend's Festival of Arts in Rockland. Arts in Action and Arts@Work programs are off and running for the 2017-18 school year with Oceanside Middle and High schools.




This once low-key fishing city could become Maine's next big cruise ship destination

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:45:22 GMT

Cruise ships anchor in Rockland harbor far less often than they do in Portland, Bar Harbor or even Boothbay Harbor. But as the sight of huge passenger ships becomes more common in a harbor accustomed to much smaller fishing vessels, city leaders are grappling to cope with the impacts.




Spinning demos, fiber arts exhibits in Rockland

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:14:33 GMT

Appleton's Penelope Olson and fellow spinners will present spinning demos Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and 3 to 5 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Visitors also can view the traveling exhibit "Threads of Our Lives: Maine Folk Fiber Art," educational panels that illustrate how Mainers from various traditions and backgrounds carry on their folk fiber arts; and take in Rockland-based WalkingWoolStudio's Fleece-to-Fiber Art display, which demonstrates the many stages of working with a natural sheep fleece. Materials, tools, methods, resources, designs and finished fiber art are presented.




Rockland area school board extends superintendent contract

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:14:32 GMT

The Rockland area school board gave Superintendent John McDonald a strong vote of confidence Thursday night by extending his contract for five years. The Regional School Board 13 Board voted unanimously at its Nov. 16 meeting to extend McDonald's employment contract through June 2023.