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Windjammer captain to share tales of life at sea Oct. 11

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:32:14 GMT

The Thomaston Historical Society invites the public to join Capt. Annie Mahle Oct. 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at its museum, 80 Knox St., for an evening "at sea," as Mahle shares the joys and adventures of her 18 years of living aboard a schooner.

Kidnapped woman fought to survive, crashed car

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:37:59 GMT

The woman who was kidnapped on Route 1 Sept. 28 and fought her attacker to escape said she hopes he receives the maximum sentence for his crimes.

Rockport | $214,900

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:30:47 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.

Strand fetes 1,000th member

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:17:23 GMT

The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., reached its Summer Membership Drive goal of reaching the level of 1,000 Members by Aug. 31. Anna Jennings of Rockland was recognized as the 1,000th person to join the Strand's membership program. She was presented with a gift bag and warm thanks from Membership Coordinator Jessica Ripley and Theater Manager Liz McLeod.

The devil's apples

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:57:02 GMT

On Monday the Maine moose hunting season opened, and is it such a terrible coincidence that the presidential debate season began the same day? Speaking of politics, Fabulous Bob took a phone call at dinner the other night, as we were celebrating his umpteenth wedding anniversary. It was some outfit or other seeking his opinion on current events, but the best he could do in response was to cheerfully burble something to the effect that "I can't talk now, the reason involves bourbon."

Drawing autumn at Rockland library

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:56:08 GMT

Catinka Knoth offers instruction and guidance in drawing October's autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color, 11 a.m. most Mondays in October, in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own colored drawings. Each week is a different subject: Oct. 3, apples and apple trees; Oct. 17, autumn leaves; Oct. 24, fall scenes; and Oct. 31, Halloween pumpkins.

Celebrating Ayvaliotis in Rockland

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:56:07 GMT

In the 1950s and early '60s, New York City-based artists famously came to Maine, drawn by the beautiful summer weather, the varied and colorful landscape and relatively inexpensive real estate. Many went back and forth for years .

Indie Author Day at Rockland library

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:45:57 GMT

Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., is participating in the inaugural Indie Author Day celebration by hosting a workshop and a streaming panel presentation Saturday, Oct. 8. Both are free and open to the public. At 11 a.m., the library offers a self-publishing workshop with indie author Melissa Walshe, who will show participants how to navigate the world of self-publishing.

Tenants escape from Rockland apartment fire

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:27:46 GMT

Rockland firefighters, assisted by Camden, Rockport and Thomaston, responded shortly before 7 a.m. to the 12 Gay St. apartment building to a report of the second-floor apartment being filled with smoke. Rivers Boland, a tenant, said she was getting ready for school and smelled smoke.

New Ventures Maine Offers Free Money Management Class in Rockland

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:27:45 GMT

Starting Wednesday, October 5, New Ventures Maine will offer My Money Works, a free four-week class to help you gain the skills and confidence to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce your debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:45 PM, meeting for four sessions from October 5 through 26. Classes take place at URock, on the fourth floor of 91 Camden Street in Rockland.

Ranked Choice Voting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:14:10 GMT

Finn Melanson from the League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund will be at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland, for a free educational presentation on ranked choice voting. The event is open to the public.

Device Workshop

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:56:09 GMT

U.S. Cellular, 725 Main St., Rockland, offers a free device workshop. Students and their parents will learn how to use their devices, such as an iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s or Samsung Galaxy S7, to study for the next test, look up information or practice a foreign language.

Rockland, Maine. Part-Time Evening Cleaner wanted for ...

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:52:26 GMT

Rockland, Maine. Part-Time Evening Cleaner wanted for local accounts, 25 hours a week.

First session is Oct. 4

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:42:22 GMT

The city will hold the first in a series of workshops on local bond questions on the Nov. 8 ballot at City Hall, in Council Chambers, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. This initial workshop will include a presentation on Bond Question 2: BOND ORDINANCE - LIBRARY REPAIRS Shall the Ordinance entitled "Bond Ordinance Authorizing Issuance of the City's Bonds or Notes in an Amount Not To Exceed $1,100,000 To Finance the Cost of Repairs to the Rockland Public Library Building Envelope and Related Costs With Respect Thereto, Plus an Amount Not to Exceed 2% to Pay the Cost of Issuance of any Bonds or Notes With Respect Thereto" be adopted? and Question # 3: QUESTION #3: BOND ORDINANCE - ROAD REPAIR, RECONSTRUCTION AND RESURFACING Shall the Ordinance entitled "Bond Ordinance Authorizing Issuance of the City's Bonds or Notes in an Amount Not To Exceed $2,700,000 To Finance the Cost of Road Repairs, ... (more)

Four seek two City Council seats

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:22:43 GMT

The deadline for turning in nomination papers has passed and four are vying for two seats on the City Council. The two seats up for election on the council are held by Pritchett and Mayor Louise MacLellan-Ruf, who decided not to run for re-election this year.

Busko juries - Artists' Choice' exhibition

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:56:44 GMT

River Arts invites artists throughout Maine to submit artwork for jurying in its upcoming exhibition, "Artists' Choice." Artists can submit up to three works in any medium including sculpture, photography, collage, painting, ceramics and fine craft - representational or abstract.

Pen Bay Medical Center has a pair of wellness classes for everyone...

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:30:28 GMT

On Mondays from Oct. 3 through Nov. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland, escape and refresh with yoga instructor Jessica Shepard in a gentle yoga class. Each hour-long class will help participants stretch and strengthen their muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax.