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Camden National Bank helps grassroots domestic violence awareness campaign go statewide with a $17,500 donation

July 16, 2020

Camden National Bank announced it has given more than $17,500 to Finding Our Voices (FOV), a new nonprofit with a mission to break the silence of intimate partner abuse, town by town, conversation by conversation, all over Maine. The funding helps FOV expand a bold “Let’s talk about it” window banner campaign,which sheds light on the faces and stories of 30 (and counting) survivors and the 24/7 hotline number of the local domestic violence agency, using 4’ x 2’ banners in downtown business windows. More...

With safety protocols in place, 2 Maine Windjammer Association schooners set sail this week

July 16, 2020

Usually the “fit out” season to get boats ready for sailing goes from March through late May with a Memorial Day start to the season for the Maine Windjammer Association, the largest fleet of working windjammers in America. This year, it’s taken until mid-July for boats to start sailing, but the hurdles to start the season have gone well beyond fit-out. The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt until July 1st when Governor Janet Mills allowed overnight windjammer cruises in Maine to re-open. Throughout that time, members of the Maine Windjammer Association were busy working with the Dept. of Marine Resources to create guidance for a safe sailing environment. More...

OUT Maine Welcomes Three New Board Members

July 16, 2020

OUT Maine is excited to welcome Will Ames, Vanessa Shields-Haas and Cynthia Turcotte to its Board! The new board members bring their diverse personal and professional experiences to OUT Maine’s leadership. More...

Undercurrent now on view through August 15 at Page Gallery

July 16, 2020

Page Gallery’s new show, Undercurrent, highlights several new artists, including a few local favorites. This is an exhibition about the ocean as a limitless subject, unfathomable in its scope and variations. It invites and rewards our attention, slowing down perception. This show explores Maine's waters and the many ways we relate to them: as a playground, a backdrop, a wilderness, an economy, an energy, a calm. New artists to the gallery for this show are Jonathan Laurence, Alison Langley, Dozier Bell, and A. Emmanuelle Marpeau. More...

Good Tern Co-op Rounded Up for OUT Maine during Pride Month

July 10, 2020

The customers of the Good Tern Co-op raised $891.23 during the month of June for OUT Maine.
OUT Maine works toward a welcoming and affirming Maine for all rural young people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender identities. More...

Pop-Up Camden – A weekly fresh-air shopping fair

July 9, 2020

In light of Covid-19 and Gov. Janet Mills' mandates regarding opening and conducting business safely, the Town of Camden is working on a plan to offer space at the former tannery property on Washington Street for merchants to sell their wares outdoors. PopUp Camden will commence on Fridays, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m., as soon as there are vendors to populate the space. More...

Archipelago’s new gallery show, “Our Maine”

July 8, 2020

Join Archipelago in celebrating the beauty of Maine through the lenses of five fine art photographers with the new gallery show, “Our Maine,” and a special online event, “Coastal Maine Voices: Our Maine,” presented by the Island Institute and Archipelago, on July 8th at 2:00 p.m. featuring a visual tour and conversation with the artists.
The show, "Our Maine," featuring all five artists, is on exhibit at the Archipelago Gallery in Rockland through August 1, 2020 and online through December 31, 2020. More...

Camden Opera House announces August/September re-opening schedule

July 8, 2020

The Camden Opera House will be re-opening in August, and the staff is pleased to share a host of events for your enjoyment. Note that as seating is so limited, we also plan to live-stream most of these concerts on Facebook, with donations to our Community Arts Fund encouraged. More...

Rockland Shows Its Pride During Pandemic

July 8, 2020

Last year, a group of demonstrators gathered outside of Rockland’s courthouse with signs and flags and held what was dubbed by the local paper as the first Pride event in Rockland. What a wonderful thing it was to see a Pride demonstration in our hometown! This year, community members were hoping to see an expansion of this effort with picnics and dances, but then Covid-19 happened.

Not to be deterred, locals decorated their front porches and businesses flew flags to show their support of Rockland’s LGBTQ+ community. More...

North Atlantic Blues Festival to be presented virtually - July 11-12

July 7, 2020

KISS-FM is preparing to bring you the first ever Virtual North Atlantic Blues Festival on July 11th and 12th - with all of the artists that were scheduled to play this summer at Rockland Harbor Park! Let's have a worldwide listening PARTY!!! More...