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Hannaford donations applied to resident activities

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:16:54 GMT

Residents of Quarry Hill in Camden will enjoy additional and improved activities and events, thanks to donations from Hannaford through the company's Bags4MyCause charitable giving initiative. During the four months in 2016 that Quarry Hill was a beneficiary of the program, 968 "good karma" reusable shopping bags were sold at Hannaford stores in Rockland and Camden.

Wildlife Encounters

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:17:13 GMT

Wildlife Encounters from New Hampshire visits the Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, with some live animals. During this one-hour presentation, kids of all ages will meet seven different animals with fur, feathers and scales.

Hiring For Holiday Seasonal Jobs

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:28:02 GMT

Bonney Staffing Center hiring for Full/Part time positions in Rockland and throughout the Knox County region. Seeking Customer Service Reps, Machine Operators, General Laborers, Warehouse, Sales Reps, Accounting Clerks.

Rockland man expected to get 33 months for torturing boy

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:50:30 GMT

Douglas Merrifield, 34, of Rockland pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to Class B aggravated assault and a misdemeanor account of endangering the welfare of a child. The sentence agreement reached between the prosecution and defense calls for a term of seven years in prison with all but 33 months suspended, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Baroody.

Warren woman accused of swindling state out of $250,000 in welfare benefits

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:50:29 GMT

A Warren woman accused of illegally obtaining more than $250,000 in welfare benefits over more than a decade will plead not guilty Monday, her attorney said Friday. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that this is the largest welfare fraud case it has uncovered.

Cushman-George wedding

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:40:38 GMT

Jeffrey and Jayne Cushman, of South Thomaston, proudly announce the marriage of their daughter, Kara Mae Cushman, to Jeremy George, son of David and Nancy George, of Dyer Brook. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Thomas College, and works for the city of Rockland.

UPDATED: Missing Rockland girl returns home safe

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:59:21 GMT

A 12-year-old Rockland girl who was reported missing Thursday evening has returned home safe and sound, according to the Rockland Police Department. Megan Seavey said she expected her daughter, Kylie Hooper, to return to their Pleasant Street home around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bronze-Casting Workshop

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:10:49 GMT

A three-day weekend bronze-casting workshop will be taught at The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main St., Rockland, by Doug Borkman The workshop is a hands-on exploration of basic soldering and brazing for small, custom hardware and will provide students with a comprehensive background in casting. Workshop cost of $425 includes the $50 materials fee.

The Drought, The Drought! On And On It Goes. As For Fishing, An Old Dog (Me) Learns A New Trick.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:10:53 GMT

A look at Flagstaff Lake in Eustis tells us what we need to know about the drought: it is serious, very serious. I have never seen this part of the lake so exposed.

Finding beauty within tragedy, seamstress alters wedding gowns

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:48:42 GMT

Sew What? By Trisha owner Trisha Hamor is no stranger to altering wedding dresses and baby clothes, so it only seemed fitting when, a couple of months ago, she decided to combine the two in an attempt to give something good to a tragic situation. Hamor created a side business, Island Angel Gowns By Trisha, this past summer, collecting wedding dresses from former brides and converting them into funeral gowns for babies who have died during or soon after birth.

Relocated food pantry opens in Waldoboro

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:34:22 GMT

A new home has been found for the Waldoboro Food Pantry, which has been serving people in need for more than 35 years. On Oct. 18, co-director Lou Cook and his staff cut the ribbon on their new location at 251 Jefferson St. Cook said organizations such as Good Shepherd Pantry in Auburn, Spear Farm in Waldoboro, Hatchet Cove Farm in Warren, and Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset have donated plenty of fruits and vegetables to the pantry.

Enhance those natural looks for the holidays

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:19:46 GMT

During the Destination Wellness Series on Monday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Camden Public Library, join skin and makeup specialists Rhonda Nordstrom and Kasey Blood, to learn simple ways to enhance one's skin's health and reveal one's own inner beauty. Nordstrom and Blood will present an easy-to-follow regime for skin care, and demonstrate simple makeup techniques to bring out one's best features to make a person feel younger and more energized.

Harvest Party

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:35:49 GMT

The Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, is teaming up with the Good Tern Co-op and The Uproot Pie Co. for its annual Harvest Party.

Rockland Folk Arts House Concert

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:21:21 GMT

Scottish music duo Alan Reid, co founder of Battlefield Band, and Rob van Sante perform in home of George Stephens and Kathy Westra, 192 Limerock St., Rockland. Cost: $15 .

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:20:25 GMT

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CMCA's Halloween party: Glitter & Glow

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:03:23 GMT

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will throw Glitter & Glow, its third annual Halloween party, Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Bicknell Building, 11 Lime St. Always an amazing evening of costumes, dancing and fun, this year's party has a theme that invites guests to dress in reflective, glow-in-the-dark or glittery, sparkly outfits. The event will feature music all night, a cash bar by 40Paper, food truck by Fox on the Run, Kinetic Energy Alive dancers and much more.

Midcoast Maine Businesses Welcome to Our Open House at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:38:03 GMT

You are invited to Maine Lighthouse Museum's Business Open House, this Friday, October 21st at 5 pm at the museum located at One Park Drive in Rockland. Parking is Free at the Trade Winds Inn across the street.