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Hardy Boat Cruises receives 2020 Governor's Award for Tourism Excellence

July 23, 2020

The Maine Office of Tourism has announced the recipients of the 2020 Maine Tourism Awards. Recipients of the annual awards are recognized for their contributions to the growth of the tourism industry in Maine.
Hardy Boat Cruises is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Tourism Excellence. As a small eco-tourism business offering Puffin Watch and other nature tours and providing a ferry service from New Harbor to Monhegan Island, they support the community and a healthy Maine environment. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine Brings Field Trips Home to Littles

July 23, 2020

While school activities came to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19, one special and long-awaited annual field trip for some young students in Lewiston came right to their front door. “A letter for me!” an excited Abdikafi Abdikadir says while opening a hand-delivered letter that was written by his “Big Sister” and Bates College mentor Higera, whom he hasn’t seen since the pandemic began in March. The door-to-door visits by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine to 34 Little Brothers and Little Sisters in the Lewiston area was part of a reinvented field trip to check in on program Littles, offer support, share messages of hope from their mentors, and even deliver pizza. More...

Hear from Young Female Writers in “Journey to Journalism”

July 23, 2020

On Thursday, August 6, at 6:00 pm, the Camden Public Library will host two young female journalists, Cecelia King and Christine Simmonds from Courier Publications, for an insightful online presentation about their “Journeys to Journalism.” The program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a link to attend. More...

AIO Food and Energy Assistance Welcomes Molly O’Rourke as Weekend Meal Program Manager

July 23, 2020

AIO Food and Energy Assistance is excited to announce that Molly O’Rourke has been hired as AIO’s new Weekend Meal Program Manager, a role essential to ensuring that families with children have sufficient food during the weekend, when there is no access to food provided through the school systems. More...

Camden Rotary Super Raffle Tickets Now For Sale

July 23, 2020

Local residents and visitors alike have the opportunity to win cash prizes while helping the Camden Rotary Club raise funds for charitable grants. Club members are selling tickets at $20 each, three for $50 and six for $100. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold for this raffle, which will award prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 to winners of a drawing set for September 5, 2020. You need not be present at the drawing to win. More...

Camden Falls Gallery opens 3rd exhibition of 2020: Light In The Atmosphere

July 23, 2020

Camden Falls Gallery is pleased to present “Light In The Atmosphere” featuring the works of Jennifer Van Cor, Charles Fenner Ball, Peter Yesis, and Janis Sanders. The show features works by some of our galleries’ top Colorists. More...

The Landing Place offers FREE, Socially-Distanced Outdoor Activities for Youth in Rockland

July 23, 2020

In these uncertain times, the feeling of being connected is more important than ever as we struggle to find ways to keep real person to person connections while also following important guidance for keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe. The first 15 weeks of the pandemic saw The Landing Place (TLP), along with all of the programs at Knox County Homeless Coalition (KCHC), working around the clock to keep all individuals and families they work with connected. More...

An Insider’s Guide to the Blue Hill Peninsula

July 16, 2020

The Camden Public Library announces a new series of travel talks to help area residents become better acquainted with the marvelous destinations within a two-hour (or less) drive. These travel talks will be exceptionally pertinent during the COVID-induced summer “staycationing.” On Thursday, July 30, at 6:00 pm, the series kicks off with an online presentation by Chrissy Beardsley Allen called, “Discover the Blue Hill Peninsula.” The program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a link to attend. More...

UnitedMidcoast Charities Partners with Full Plates Full Potential to Feed Kids

July 16, 2020

United Midcoast Charities (UMC) recently partnered with the statewide student hunger prevention organization, Full Plates Full Potential, to help provide grants to school districts in Knox and Waldo counties. UMC’s new Rapid Response Fund (RRF) has made this funding possible as hunger rates are expected to soar due to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

Amtrak Downeaster Adds More Train Service between Brunswick and Boston

July 16, 2020

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) announced today that the Amtrak Downeaster will begin operating four round-trip trains between Brunswick, ME and Boston, MA every day beginning on Monday, July 20, 2020 as it enters Phase 2 of service restoration. More...