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  • Published
    February 3, 2023

    Midcoast artists join forces to expand reach

    The revived Midcoast chapter of the Union of Maine Visual Artists provides artists with more venues to show their work, including a juried show this month in Belfast.

  • Published
    January 31, 2023

    Gorham woman revels in retirement as time to reach her peak

    Solo adventuring, on the Camino de Santiago and Mount Everest, gives Marieta Atienza, 68, a recently retired nurse, a new lease on life.

  • Published
    January 25, 2023

    Patten Free Library serves up local history for newcomers, old timers alike

    The Bath library's Town History Series will be presented to in-person audiences for the first time since before the pandemic.

  • Published
    January 18, 2023

    Bath eighth graders hit the books with little buddies

    An eighth grade class in Bath wraps up a reading project by writing customized stories for their kindergarten partners.

  • Published
    January 17, 2023

    Winter Guide: Outdoor skating rinks ready when weather is

    Maine’s time-honored tradition of ice skating melted down with moderating temperatures and rain after Christmas, but those in charge of some of the outdoor rinks are patiently toughing it out until temperatures plummet. “We just need some cold weather,” said Neal Reynolds, outdoor operations supervisor of the free rink at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. […]

  • Published
    January 17, 2023

    Winter Guide: Pineland Farms offers a wealth of activities

    While the weather may sometimes forget, the winter season is undoubtedly upon us. Determined to find ways of avoiding the annual winter blues, I took a trip to Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, a 5,000-acre working farm ripe with recreational activities, skiing trails, farm animals and more.  When there’s snow, Pineland bustles with cross-country skiers, […]

  • Published
    January 17, 2023

    Winter Guide: From produce to pottery, shop local at winter farmers markets

      Farmers markets aren’t just for summer anymore. As the season takes hold, winter farmers markets are being offered in many towns, giving residents a chance to shop locally for produce, dairy, eggs and more while also supporting Maine farmers. It’s tough for farmers to reach customers during their off season, but the winter markets […]

  • Published
    January 17, 2023

    Winter Guide: Five reasons the beach is better in the winter

    The beach. When you read that, what did you think of? Sunbathing? Swimming? Surfing? Another word beginning with S? You may find those activities enjoyable in the summer, but the beach is just as worthy a destination in the winter months, and for people like me, it’s even better at this time of year. Here […]

  • Published
    January 11, 2023

    Parents’ rights group takes hold in SAD 75

    The local chapter of Parents' Rights in Education has some issues with student civil rights teams and curriculum materials in SAD 75.

  • Published
    January 10, 2023

    Educate teens about marijuana danger, panelists say

    High-potency marijuana used in vape pens and other devices increases the risks, according to experts at a forum in Yarmouth.

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