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    February 15, 2018

    The Camden Spyglass, Feb. 15

    A complimentary feature article on Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding appeared Feb. 8 in the publication “Scuttlebutt Sailing News.” The article’s headline is “Lyman-Morse: Forty Years of Innovation,” and it notes that over the years the company has launched more than 110 yachts. “In 2015 Lyman-Morse acquired Wayfarer Marine in Camden, a full-service marina located in one of the most scenic harbors in New England and a …

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    February 8, 2018

    The Camden Spyglass, Feb. 8

    The U.S. National Toboggan Championships are making news in publications near and far, but most seem to have the same information you will find on our front page this week. Keith O’Brien wrote a cute piece last year in the New York Times travel section titled: “Competitive Tobogganing in Maine. Well, Sort Of Competitive.” O’Brien, whose family moved to New England from New Orleans, competed in the toboggan races …

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    January 25, 2018

    The Camden Spyglass, Jan. 25

    Matthew Reed Baker of Boston magazine tackled a question of no less importance Jan. 16 than what is the prettiest community in Maine. More specifically, he responded to a reader question of how Wiscasset got the title it puts on its sign of “The Prettiest Village in Maine.” Baker rightly notes that Wiscasset is better known as an annoying traffic bottleneck, and that the slogan rankles him with its presumption. He…

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    January 18, 2018

    The Camden Spyglass, Jan. 18

    Camden Selectperson Alison McKellar’s hard work as a self-proclaimed “waste geek” has earned her some well-deserved recognition. Ecomaine, a Portland-based waste-to-energy plant, presented an eco-Excellence Award to McKellar Jan. 11. She has actually taken the time to learn about the town’s options for solid waste disposal and rallied participation from fellow Camden residents. She put together the “Waste …

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    January 11, 2018

    The Camden Spyglass, Jan. 11

    Our little piece of the coast merited coverage in no less a venerable publication than the New York Times on Jan. 4 in a story titled: “‘Bomb Cyclone’: Snow and Bitter Cold Blast the Northeast,” by Alan Blinder, Patricia Mazzei and Jess Bidgood. If you scroll down you come to the subhead: “A Mainer says it is a nice day for a run.” “…Mish Sommers, 46, who lives in Lincolnville, Me., went for a run Thursday in …

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    January 4, 2018

    The Camden Spyglass, Jan. 4

    Happy New Year! Better minds than ours have already meditated on this topic, so here are a few quotes we liked: “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'” — Alfred Lord Tennyson “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better (person).” …

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    December 20, 2017

    The Camden Spyglass, Dec. 21

    Hoboken School, 1935-1940 “Let us now praise famous men” (as Walker Evens showed us in his famous book of Depression photographs) and let us praise the single women who taught in one-room schools like Hoboken in Rockport. Hortense Bohndell taught my mothe rin 1913 and me in 1935. She walked down from Beech Hill and back to school for more than 30 years go instill “proper” behavior and reading skills into 5-year-ol…

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    December 7, 2017

    The Camden Spyglass, Dec. 7

    It was a rather peaceful start to the week, with sunshine and winter cold settled over the Midcoast, but conditions got wild in a hurry, notes VStv Meteorologist Tyler Soutard. Wind and rain rolled through Tuesday night and temperatures rose along a strong cold front that will be the marked change as we dive head-first into the winter season. Those 50s we saw Wednesday may be the last of that kind of mild air for …

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    November 30, 2017

    The Camden Spyglass, Nov. 30

    Downtown Camden was among several Midcoast communities featured in a “Black Friday” story aired on WCSH and WLBZ by local journalist extraordinaire Don Carrigan. He noted that the small downtowns along the coast reported this Black Friday was a good one. “Very busy, very good,” said Peggy Wadsworth at Once A Tree in Camden. “All those businesses hope the start of holiday shopping season is the start of a very …

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    November 23, 2017

    The Camden Spyglass, Nov. 23

    The Snow Bowl and the Samoset Resort receive high praise in Boston Magazine’s November issue in an article titled: “No Skis? No Problem.” The piece highlights four New England hotels as winter destinations for both winter sports enthusiasts and more laid-back spa relaxers. The piece highlights the resort, the beautiful mountain where skiers can glimpse the ocean, the toboggan chute, and the opportunity to walk …

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