Woolwich, ME

Waterfront gets Hesper, Luther Little on phone; town may rent float to ship Virginia this winter

Thanks to selectmen’s OK Aug. 16 and an anonymous Wiscasset Schoonerfest donor, waterfront-goers can hold up their phones and see Hesper and Luther Little in the harbor where the two vessels succumbed years ago; and thanks to Maine’s First Ship (MFS), if selectmen approve, the Virginia, a reconstruction of a 1600s ship, will lay anchor in Wiscasset this winter.
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Olde Bristol Days Returns From COVID Hiatus

Returning after a two-year absence due to COVID-19, the 68th Olde Bristol Days proved to be a smaller, leaner, but no less celebratory version of Bristol’s signature community event. Previous editions of Olde Bristol Days sprawled across a week or more, involving multiple locations. This year the majority of...
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Maine’s First Ship hosts Full Moon Dinner

Maine’s First Ship brings back the popular community event that celebrates local food: a Full Moon Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in the Bath Freight Shed on Saturday, Sept. 10. This farm-to-table favorite began in the summer of 2013, originally hosted by the Bath Freight Shed Alliance. This year’s dinner features Chef Chris Toy of Bath with music by Grammy-nominated Kat Logan of Wiscasset.

Pineland Farms Corn Maze in New Gloucester, Maine, is Now Open

Pineland Farms is a 5,000-acre working farm that welcomes visitors for many of its activities and educational programs. Its mission is to "provide a productive and educational venue that enriches the community by demonstrating responsible farming techniques, offering educational opportunities, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle through recreation." One of their...

Handmade Original Sign Returns to Merry Barn

After about 35 years, a Merry Barn dance hall sign, handmade by former owner Howie Davison, was returned to the 1905 barn by Gup Gascoigne, a resident of Edgecomb and Denville, N.J. Davison started a dance hall in the Merry Barn in 1951, taught square dancing, and held dances for...

‘Welcome home’: Wiscasset-built schooner docks for second Schoonerfest

After sheltering in Boothbay Harbor in the wind and rain, the 1939 Wiscasset-built schooner When and If arrived in Wiscasset’s harbor to a cannon’s salute Thursday. The sky was gray and other than several Schoonerfest volunteers and some town staff helping set up, attendees onshore were few. “Welcome home,” Selectman and Schoonerfest Co-Admiral Terry Heller called out as the vessel neared. Still on its way was a new participant this year, the Tyrone, organizers said.

Boothbay Harbor Fire Department receives $30K grant

Boothbay Harbor’s fire department was one of three Maine fire departments to receive Fiscal Year 2021 grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced Friday that three Maine fire departments in the First Congressional District will...

LOCAL Garden quick pickling demo Aug. 27

Join KELT at the LOCAL Garden in Bath to learn a quick pickling technique to enjoy favorite summer veggies in a new, delicious way!. Learn how to quick-pickle your favorite summer veggies! Join KELT’s Garden Coordinator, Laurie Burhoe, on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. to learn a simple recipe to make a brine to pickle a variety of veggies in from the garden. Fun to make and easy to eat! Make savory dilly beans or spicy pickles, it is up to you! Supplies will be provided to make and bring home your first jar of pickled produce.

Community leaders encouraging COVID-19 vaccines before return to school

LEWISTON, Maine — Community leaders are encouraging parents to get their kids vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of their return to school later this month. According to Maine's COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, school-aged kids have the lowest vaccination rates in the state. The state reports 43% of children ages 5-11 have...

Bayview Road Culvert Urgent Issue, Nobleboro Road Commissioner Warns

The Cotton Stream culvert on Bayview Road is rapidly deteriorating, according to Nobleboro Road Commissioner Dale Wright. Wright brought the concern before the town’s board of selectmen at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10. According to Wright, the plastic culvert looks like “a broken snake’s back” from the pressure...

Reasons Why Lewiston, Maine, Is Amazing and Doesn’t Deserve All the Hate

Recently, there was an article posted on Reddit called, "Lewiston, Maine, Named One of the 15 Cities in America to 'Stay Far Away From'. Lewiston is my city and I am proud of to live here. This city has had its share of contentious critics throughout the years. The article describes the city as dirty and you feel the need to shower after you drive through.