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  • Published
    May 14, 2019

    Midcoast Lens: Opera House helper

    The Camden Fire Department assists the Camden Opera House in replacing its flag rope May 13.

  • Published
    April 9, 2019

    Midcoast Lens: Birthday bunch

    For years, Alan Hynd of Cushing (in back next to tree) has stood on a downtown Rockland corner on Friday afternoons to protest war and its weaponry. On April 5, he was joined by more than a few friends in honor of his 90th birthday.

  • Published
    April 4, 2019

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. “Alternative Environments,” annual open call exhibition in its Clifford and Corridor galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception April 5; through May 10. “Best Art Show Ever,” annual exhibition of …

  • Published
    April 3, 2019

    Painting the ‘Lobstering Women of Maine’

    Anyone who has danced at the Blue Goose in Northport has seen themselves reflected by Susan Tobey White, whose work hangs over the entrance doors. These days, the Belfast artist is painting a different kind of dance — one of the elements and the sea and a longstanding, if unsung, tradition. “It started with Suzanna, that one right there,” White said in late March, pointing to a large painting in her Church Street …

  • Published
    April 1, 2019

    New Tibbetts book for Poetry Month

    Award-winning Midcoast poet Elizabeth Tibbetts has a new collection out this National Poetry Month, and she will be presenting it at several local venues. “Say What You Can” is published by Deerbrook Editions, a Maine independent literary press. Tibbetts grew up in Camden and has lived in Hope for the past 30 years. Her first book, “In the Well,” won the Bluestem Poetry Award. Other awards include the Penobscot …

  • Published
    March 30, 2019

    A fond farewell

    Dear Readers — As of April 1, I will be part of the Camden Opera House team. And teamwork is something I know well, having worked first in local radio and then for the local newspapers (both at the same time in earlier years). I started writing reviews of concerts and plays, plus the occasional travel feature, for Rockland’s Courier-Gazette in 1985. I came into the newsroom full-time on Memorial Day 1996; and …

  • Published
    March 28, 2019

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. Food series paintings by Susan Tobey White, Vinolio, 74 Main St. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art …

  • Published
    March 27, 2019

    Art goes big for new technical school

    When the current Mid-Coast School of Technology building comes down this summer, the new, bigger, state-of-the-arts MCST will be revealed. This fall, students from seven schools, as well as local homeschoolers, will find their educational options expanded, as well. Greeting them as they enter will be an abstract mural that reflects some of what they can study. It also reflects nearly two years of hard work by …

  • Published
    March 25, 2019

    Midcoast Lens: CMCA reopens

    Two months and three days after a water main break flooded the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the downtown Rockland CMCA reopened with new exhibitions and a packed reception March 23.

  • Published
    March 23, 2019

    Blind Albert Trio heads for State House

    The Midcoast’s Blind Albert Trio will be part of the Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Ceremony hosted by Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services Friday, March 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Maine State House, 210 State St. In observation of National Vietnam War Veterans Day and to celebrate the service of Maine’s Vietnam veterans, MBVS, along with the Maine Army National Guard and Gov. Janet Mills, will host a ceremony in …

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