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Christmas By the Sea Schedule Announced

November 26, 2020

The Midcoast communities of Camden and Rockport are festive places the first weekend of December, which is traditionally Christmas By the Sea weekend. This year's event, like so many holiday events in Maine, is going to be done very differently due to the ongoing Covid pandemic and recent spike in positive cases statewide, including in our local communities. More...

Recovery Works for ME: A workshop for employers and businesses

November 26, 2020

With many in our state being hard hit by addiction and supporting recovery being a key part of the solution, the Northeastern Workforce Development Board is presenting a workshop called Recovery Works for ME, an opportunity for employers and employees to learn more about the issue, the solution of recovery, and how employers can be a part of the remedy and also utilize recovery’s many benefits for their own workplace. The workshop is for essentially all types of employers and employees.

The workshop will be December 11, 2020, from 9AM – 1PM via Zoom. To sign up or request more information, please email Ben Hawkins at bhawkins@northeasternwdb.org. More...

Upcoming Virtual Tax Security Awareness Event - December 2, 2020

November 26, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service, the Better Business Bureau, and the Federal Trade Commission invite you to attend a Tax Security Awareness Virtual Meeting. This time of year is not only the holiday shopping season, but also hunting season for identity thieves. Also, this year, there’s a heightened need for security as fraudsters seek to use the COVID-19 situation to scam taxpayers and tax preparers. More...

Camden Conference and RPL-Susana Hancock on December 3

November 26, 2020

The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library are pleased to present Susana Hancock on Thursday, December 3 at 6:30pm. Her talk, “Making Music, Finding Self” will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please email pking@rocklandmaine.gov to request a link to attend. More...

Help Camden Public Library with a donation to “Stock the Stacks” on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1

November 26, 2020

On #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, the Camden Public Library is asking for your help to “Stock the Stacks.” We believe “Libraries save lives,” and books provide an important lifeline, especially as we enter these colder months. Donations collected during this one-day fundraiser will go directly to secure new books to share right here in your community. Give $25 or more to place a name on a library bookplate in honor of your friend, loved one – even a beloved pet. More...

Beltie Holiday

November 26, 2020

Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields offer self-guided, outdoor fun during Camden’s Christmas By the Sea. December 5th, Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave in Rockport, invites the public to don their most festive (or ugliest) holiday sweaters and take a selfie with a Beltie in front of the pen connected to Aldermere’s Visitor Center between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be Beltie Ornament making kits to take home and a collection slot for cash donations to fund supplying Aldermere beef to area food pantries. More...

Local Domestic Violence Agency Receives Emergency Food and Shelter Funding

November 26, 2020

New Hope for Women recently received local approval for funds through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Funds will assist with sheltering victims of domestic violence in each of the four counties that New Hope Women has served for nearly forty years: Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo. Some EFSP funds granted will also be used to provide for basic needs during sheltering as well as for security deposits on more permanent housing. More...

Bring your creativity to Page Gallery

November 26, 2020

During Christmas by the Sea weekend and throughout the holidays, Page Gallery invites you to help add color and creativity to the season. Stop by the gallery at 23 Bay View Street in Camden to pick up a small star ornament to decorate at home. Decorated ornaments can be enjoyed at home or brought back to the gallery to swap for a candy cane on the gallery’s Christmas tree. Ornaments can be picked up in person during regular business hours, or call to make an appointment. More...

West Bay Rotary - Lucky’s Christmas Vacation Raffle

November 26, 2020

West Bay Rotary is raising money to help three local nonprofits that help people in need. Net proceeds from Lucky’s Christmas Vacation raffle will benefit the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry, One Less Worry, and the Shields Mission Project. Raffle tickets are $10 each or six tickets for $50, and the winner will receive a certificate for seven nights at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. The raffle winner will be drawn at the West Bay Rotary Christmas tree fundraiser at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport on December 20th at 4 pm. More...

PAWS Auction for the Animals Online!

November 23, 2020

PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden is moving forward with its largest annual fundraiser of the year, entirely online. Starting Black Friday, PAWS will go live with its annual Auction for the Animals, until midnight December 9. The PAWS Auction for the Animals is by far the most important to the shelter, especially this year, after the pandemic caused the Camden-based animal shelter to cancel three of its major fundraisers in the interest of public safety. More...