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  • Published
    February 14, 2020

    Comedian Johnny Ater to perform at Chocolate Church

    BATH — Stand-up comic Johnny Ater and friends perform Saturday at Chocolate Church Arts Center. Ater, a lifelong Mainer, offers up hilarious and honest stories about life, family, relationships and his colorful local friends, whom he brings to life on stage for all to meet. The comedian also offers light-hearted swipes and himself and his […]

  • Published
    February 12, 2020
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    Maine whale protection plan doesn’t go far enough, feds say

    Federal regulators say a Maine plan to reduce risk to endangered whales doesn’t goes far enough, and that means fishermen in the state could face more restrictions

  • Published
    February 7, 2020

    ‘In Search of Mozart’ on big screen at Lincoln Theater

    DAMARISCOTTA — “In Search of Mozart,” the biography and second film in the critically acclaimed series “Great Composers,” is coming to Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, Saturday at 1 p.m. Considered one of the more popular Mozart documentaries of all time, this film was produced in 2006 in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth (Jan. […]

  • Published
    February 7, 2020

    What’s a church? That can depend on the eye of the beholder or paperwork filed with the IRS

    THE CONVERSATION — In 2016, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association told the Internal Revenue Service that it no longer wanted to be treated merely as a tax-exempt religious organization, free from the obligation to pay taxes on its income. Instead, the association – a Charlotte, North Carolina-based group that produces evangelical events, celebrates the legacy […]

  • Published
    February 7, 2020

    Leigh Kellis is next Talking Food in Maine guest

    DAMARISCOTTA — Have you ever craved a healthy comfort food, and at the same time just really wanted a donut? Join host Cherie Scott at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, as she welcomes Leigh Kellis, the next special guest in Lincoln Theater’s free series “Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations,” which explores Maine’s culinary scene. Come […]

  • Published
    February 6, 2020

    Faith Notes: ‘A Prayer for Orion’ review

    Some wisdom comes only through suffering. Many of us would rather bury pain, to lock it up somewhere dark and deep where we hope it won’t be able to hurt us anymore. And then, there are writers. Whether from a desire to make sense of an experience or to say, “See? You are not alone,” […]

  • Published
    January 31, 2020

    Harpswell Coastal Academy students publish collection of personal stories

    BRUNSWICK — Fourteen high schoolers from Harpswell Coastal Academy are now published authors after printing a book of personal narratives with the help of The Telling Room. “What began as a simple game of Two Truths and a Lie quickly evolved into something more profound than perhaps any of us expected,” said Jenny O’Connell, teaching […]

  • Published
    January 31, 2020

    Maine Catholic youth to raise money during Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 1-2

    PORTLAND — While the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers face off during Sunday’s Super Bowl, young Catholics from around Maine will be busy scoring donations to benefit those in need through the Souper Bowl of Caring. The annual event, set for Saturday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 2, is a weekend of giving and […]

  • Published
    January 31, 2020

    Portland Diocese donates more than $200,000 for hurricane relief in the Bahamas

    PORTLAND —The Catholic Diocese of Portland is donating $200,700 to the Archdiocese of Nassau in the Bahamas to help with hurricane relief efforts. Maine’s Catholic churches held a special collection Sept. 14-15 to provide aid and support to victims of Hurricane Dorian and any additional natural disasters that could occur this year. Hurricane Dorian intensified […]

  • Published
    January 24, 2020

    Blue Fuse brings Parisian jazz and swing to Chocolate Church Arts Center

    BATH — Blue Fuse, a Maine-based quartet that performs 1930sand ’40s-era “hot club” jazz, hits the stage at the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday. The group is composed of guitarists Adam Yeager and Craig Hensley, accordion player and vocalist Sonja Florman, as well as bassist and vocalist Craig Hensley. Together, Blue Fuse performs classic […]

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