Hope, ME

Carl J. Wilms, obituary

WALDOBORO — Carl J. Wilms, of Waldoboro, Maine died September 17, 2021 at an Augusta Hospital as a result of complications from surgery. The son on Hugo J. Wilms and Vivian Johnson Wilms, he was born in Boston on April 13, 1954. Carl grew up first in Waterford and then...
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Faye L. Harvey, obituary

Faye Louise (Elwell) Harvey, 75, of Union went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 13, 2021. Faye was born to Kathleen Pearl (Pease) Elwell and Howard Charles Elwell in Belfast, Maine on September 1, 1946. Faye grew up in Saturday Cove, Northport with her two brothers,...
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Unexpected lighting in dark Thomaston theater draws firefighter response

THOMASTON — A light powering on in the middle of a movie led to a large firefighter presence at a Thomaston movie theater, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2021. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Movie goers watching a Clint Eastwood movie, Cry Macho, in theater eight of the 9-theater Flagship Cinema, were interrupted by the unexpected overhead illumination.
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After losing her job during the pandemic, Belfast woman now rows a dory as a Maine guide

BELFAST, Maine — Nicolle Littrell casts off and heads onto the water almost silently, creating barely a ripple in the water. She pilots her boat, Sorciere, and a passenger through a maze of craft moored in the busy harbor on a sun-splashed summer morning. We pass dinghies, fishing boats, lobster boats, sleek sailing vessels and a monstrous yacht tied up on the dock.

101-year-old lobsterwoman still going strong

ROCKLAND (AP) — A Rockland woman who harvests lobsters proves there’s no age limit to catching joy in what you love to do. Virginia Oliver and her 78-year-old son, Max, still fire up the boat, head out on the water, drop the traps and pull up a harvest of lobsters.

This Week in Lincolnville: It’s Not Nutritious

It’s 9:30 on a weekday morning and the grade 3-5 students are coming for breakfast into Walsh Common, Lincolnville Central School’s combination cafeteria/auditorium/multipurpose room. Angela Wheaton and Royce Wright are ready for them; the cooler is full of yogurt and fruit parfaits, cheese sticks and milk. A nearby table holds muffins, granola bars, breakfast sandwiches (or on others days, breakfast pizzas or chicken taquitos), bowls of apples and oranges.

These Gorgeously Crafted Benches in Belfast, Maine, Put All Other Seats to Shame

Hard to decide what the coolest thing about Belfast, Maine is. A couple of weekends back, before Labor Day, my husband and I took a few days off. We went ALL OVER New England, starting with a trip to the Cape for my sister-in-law's wedding. After the Cape, we headed to Belfast, Maine for a few days. I admit I had never spent any real time in Belfast before that time and now... I'm in LOVE with this City.

Camden’s answer to the Best of What’s Around

CAMDEN—The concept is simple—bowls of flavorful plant- and meat-based meals sourced locally. That’s the concept behind Long Grain’s sister restaurant BOWA at 31 Elm Street in Camden. Run by business partner and chef Cortney Sukeforth, along with Long Grain partners Paula Palakawong and Bas Nakjaroen, out of the former tiny...

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Final Maine’s Mid-Century Moment Series Sept. 24

AUGUSTA — Final Maine’s Mid-Century Moment Series presents Indigenous Mid-Century Maine with a panel discussion exploring the cultural and political issues affecting indigenous communities from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 24. This virtual event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. The University of Maine...

Camden Film Festival celebrates documentaries

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - The Camden Film Festival, which celebrates documentaries, is wrapping up this weekend on Maine’s Midcoast. All told, nearly 70 films were presented online and in person at venues in Camden and Rockland. Those included a new pop-up cinema housed inside a 12,000-square-foot boat barn located on...

Robert M. Hall, Sr., obituary

HOPE — Robert Madden Hall, Sr., 97, of Hope, died at his home on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Born in Vinalhaven on September 3, 1924, he was the son of Burton and Ida (Madden) Hall and moved to Hope at the age of 6. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre in Normandy, France, Rhineland and Central Europe receiving five bronze stars.

The Reason One Maine Woman Is Still Lobstering After 93 Years

We should all be so lucky to find a career that we love so much we could devote our lives to it, but who could ever anticipate a run like this? Virginia Oliver is the celebrated "Lobster Lady" of Rockland, Maine, according to Maine Woman Magazine. She turned 101 this year and may possibly be the oldest lobsterer not only in Maine, but in the world.