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Ash Point Preserve gives spruce trees to a cross-Atlantic journey

May 6, 2021

Imagine reinvigorating a marine tradition that brings together Georges River Land Trust, the Apprenticeshop and Portugal, a country whose seafaring culture is at risk of being lost. João Bentes, an instructor at the Apprenticeshop has this vision: to build a traditional Portuguese sardine carrier with local Rockland youth, sail it across the Atlantic, and start a traditional boatbuilding Apprenticeshop in Portugal. João approached the Georges River Land Trust for “spar” material. More...

J.D. Power Awards Bangor Savings Bank Highest Ranking in New England for 2021

May 6, 2021

For the sixth time in the past seven years, Bangor Savings Bank received the highest ranking in customer satisfaction in the New England region for the J.D. Power 2021 U.S Retail Banking Satisfaction StudySM. This is the fourth consecutive year Maine’s largest bank has been rated best in the region for customer satisfaction by customers for J.D. Power’s annual study. More...

New Hope for Women Celebrates 40th Year with New, Responsive Website

May 6, 2021

New Hope for Women, now celebrating its 40th anniversary as Midcoast Maine’s domestic violence resource center, announces the launch of its new website at newhopeforwomen.org. As part of the agency’s rebranding, the improved website helps community members affected by domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking quickly find what they need. More...

Addressing Childcare Gaps in Midcoast Maine

May 6, 2021

Penobscot Bay YMCA CEO Melissa Bellew will discuss childcare gaps in Midcoast Maine at Camden Rotary Club’s Zoom meeting at noon Tuesday, May 11. Bellew’s talk is the ninth in a series the club is hosting on local economic and workforce development challenges. It will cover the widening needs for childcare across Maine, particularly in the Midcoast, as necessary for many working families. More...

More May Learning at MCST

May 6, 2021

Here’s a preview of what’s ahead for our May Adult Ed programming (some available via Zoom; some at MCST). Our team here at the school makes sure we have a safe and healthy environment. You can register for classes on our website, www.midcoastadulted.com. Or call our office (207-596-7752 x3) Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30-5:00, to register with Heidi or Betsy over the phone. To avoid disappointment, register promptly to assure the class runs and you have a seat in it! More...

PAWS Spring Fling Golf Tournament

May 6, 2021

Kick off the 2021 golf season with a putt for homeless pets! Join PAWS at the Rockland Golf Club on Friday, May 21 for an 18-hole golf tournament, offering beautiful ocean views of Rockland Harbor. This course is fun to play, easy to walk, and pleasant to ride. The best part is knowing while you enjoy the sunshine, work on your golf swing, and make memories with your best golf friends, you're also making a difference in the lives of animals in need. More...

West Bay Rotary 2021 Community Challenge!

May 6, 2021

While the end of the pandemic may be coming into view, its impact on many of our friends and neighbors is still being felt and it’s going to be felt for quite some time. Thanks to West Bay Rotary (WBR), there is a great way to help them get through it and double your impact. WBR in partnership with United Midcoast Charities (UMC) announces its “2021 Community Challenge,” a commitment to match the first $5,000 raised for those desperately in need of food, housing, health & safety, and economic security. More...

Schooner Heron to return to Rockport!

May 6, 2021

The Schooner Heron, Captain and crew will soon be heading out on the long voyage from St. Vincent and the Grenadines soon. ETA to Rockport is mid-June. We look forward to a fine summer of sailing in Maine. Check out our trip schedule at sailheron.com/maine-schedule. This year we are offering more private charter options for those who want to have a private group sail. Send us an email with your ideas (schoonerheron@gmail.com) or book online. Let's make this a summer to remember! Stay safe everyone. More...

Fairies bring the spring to Erickson Fields Trail

May 6, 2021

Everyone knows fairies love spring flowers and summer sun, but is it the fairies who wake up the earth as the snow melts? Do they entice the trees to turn green and the flowers to grow?

Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites the public to take a stroll through the woods to find out. During the month of May, pages of Do Fairies Bring the Spring? written by local author Liza Gardner Walsh and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, will be posted along the 1.4-mile loop trail at Erickson Fields, 164 West Street in Rockport. Visitors are encouraged to follow the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing while exploring the preserve. More...

Business Connect REMINDER

May 6, 2021

Are you interested in meeting more people like yourself who are motivated to grow their business and meet new people just like you? This is a friendly reminder that Rock Coast Networkers is hosting its very first Business Connect Open House next Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 7:30am to 8:30am and we are inviting you to join us. More...