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    August 17, 2018

    Montville Field Day

    The town of Montville and Union Harvest Grange 591 staged the 42nd annual Montville Field Day Aug. 11. Families turned out for events and activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a variety of kids’ games, a petting zoo, hay rides, music, and a zucchini catapult. Local artist James Addy showed off his beautiful block prints while raffles, Cow Patty Bingo and T-shirt sales helped raise funds for the Grange.

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    August 9, 2018

    Museum hosts Heritage Day

    Families gathered Aug. 4 at Penobscot Marine Museum for its annual Heritage Day event. Decked out in boat-building-themed exhibits and photographs, the Main Street Gallery was set up with materials for visitors to make their own toy boats to sail in the museum’s model pond and take home. Here, parents and children are creating their sailing vessels. The museum’s Heritage Day event was designed to get families and …

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    August 2, 2018

    Big crowd turns out for Harbor Days in Stockton

    Stockton Springs Community Builders staged their second annual Harbor Days event July 28 with the help of the Stockton Harbor Sailing Center and other volunteers. Despite the rainy forecast, the day turned out to be beautifully sunny — perfect weather for a day of crafts, lawn games, sailing, kayaking, swimming and more. Boat tours took families around the harbor and a lobster boat led kids on a search for buried …

  • Published
    August 1, 2018

    Weekly Peapod Program teaches kids about history, life at sea

    Penobscot Marine Museum finished the third week of its new Peapod Program Aug. 1. With each week having its own New England-themed topic, including the colonial logging industry, shipbuilding, and a child’s life at sea, children and families get to learn what life would have been like in a different era of New England history. Each week’s topic is covered through a reading from a children’s book, a guided tour of …

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    July 24, 2018

    Celtic Celebration features music, food, games

    The first day of this year’s Celtic festival came to us in the Crosby Center with a senior-focused musical performance from The Kelly Girls, complete with sing-along vocals and all kinds of different instruments. The event was designed to get older members of the community and those with mobility impairments, who might ordinarily have a harder time navigating the festival, together for some festive, Celtic …

  • Published
    July 14, 2018

    'Get on the Water' events encourage kids to take to sea

    Stockton Harbor Sailing Center kicked off its annual, week-long Get on the Water event July 2. Over the last 10 years, the event has worked to teach children about topics ranging from sailing and kayaking to water safety and swimming, along with environmental science activities and crafts, all with the goal of getting a new generation comfortable out on Maine coastal waters. With the help of local volunteers, the …

  • Published
    July 12, 2018

    Swanville marks bicentennial

    Residents of Swanville celebrated the town’s 200th birthday, hosted by Marty Stout July 9 at Nickerson School. In addition to a potluck dinner and dessert, people of all ages got to enjoy a raffle, a game of trivia, and listen to locals’ stories about the town. A slideshow prepared by Selectmen Cindy Boguen and Jeanna Bonin showed photographs kept by the Belfast Historical Society of the town’s centennial …

  • Published
    July 10, 2018

    Variety show benefits Searsport Historical Society

    Searsport began its Independence Day celebrations a day early July 3 with the historical society putting on the 13th annual Searsport Variety Show. As the society’s largest fundraiser, the event was well attended with locals putting on dance performances, singing songs, reading prose and playing music. The group closed out the night with a medley honoring those who served in our country’s armed forces.

  • Published
    June 27, 2018

    Summer solstice

    In celebration of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, the Friends of Sears Island welcomed in the new season June 21 with their second annual Solstice by the Sea event. With food and ice cream provided by the YumBus food truck and Wild Cow Creamery, and entertainment in the form of music, chalk drawings, poetry readings, and a brief history of the solstice, the event served as a place for …

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    June 20, 2018

    Picnic of books encourages acceptance

    On June 16, a group of parents concerned by recent events in Troy came together with their children at Triplet Park to read stories of inclusivity and acceptance. Using the stories as a jumping-off point, Amy Coseo navigated issues of tolerance both historically and in the present. In this way, the children learned about sensitive topics like the history of our country’s founding and how its effects on native …

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