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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • An anonymous donor has offered a one-time $43,000 challenge grant to help complete the third phase of the Waldo Theatre’s renovations and to reopen the facility when it is safe to do so. The gift is contingent on raising the remaining ...
  • Knox County Livable Communities has launched a survey for all adult residents of Knox County to share their opinions about the quality of life for people throughout the region. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete ...
  • West Bay Rotary Seeks Support for School Supplies Program
    Barbara Heard launched the West Bay Rotary Backpack Program in 2012 and remains the driving force behind the effort to fill backpacks with age-appropriate school supplies for children who need them. In 2015, Heard approached ...
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a virtual fun run and a garden mentorship program. A virtual fun run hosted by Cooperative Extension 4-H will be held from Saturday, August 15, through Tuesday ...
  • The Frances Perkins Center in Damariscotta will hold its traditional August garden party via YouTube on Sunday, August 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. To attend, visit bit.ly/393QLYU. This year, the Center purchased the historic 1837 Brick House ...
  • Augusta-based nonprofit GrowSmart Maine will hold its first “smart growth popup” as a free webinar, called “Open Streets: How to Hang Out Again,” on Wednesday, August 12, from 1 to 2 p.m., via the Zoom platform. Communities around ...
  • Camden Public Library will host a number of programs online and outdoors in August. Chat with Miss Amy on Zoom Tuesdays, August 11, 18 and 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. Parents and children are invited to catch up with children’s ...
  • Musical instrument creator and sound therapist Jim Doble will offer a sound immersion event at the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Monday, August 24. The program will be held by optional donation; a portion ...
  • Insiders’ Southern Midcoast Maine
    Camden Public Library will host a Zoom presenta- tion by Cory King called “An Insiders’ Guide to Southern Midcoast Maine” on Thursday, August 13, at 6 p.m. The talk is the second in the library’s Maine travel talk series exploring ...
  • Knox Museum Online Armchair Evening
    The Knox Museum in Thomaston will hold an Armchair Evening online on Thursday, August 13, at 7 p.m. Live- streamed from Yale University will be a talk by professor Joanne Freeman about her latest book, “The Field of Blood ...”
  • Combating Malaria in Southeast Africa
    Camden resident Nathan Perkins (shown), a senior consultant for Global Health Visions, recently spoke to members of the Camden Rotary Club about Rotarian Malaria Partners’ efforts to combat malaria in Uganda, Zambia and ...
  • The Rockland Police recently launched “Operation Brain Freeze” to promote compliance with helmet laws in an attempt to prevent traumatic brain injuries. While on patrol, if an officer observes children riding bicycles, skateboards ...
  • Central Lincoln County YMCA has created plans for child care in the new school year. The first scenario is based on children returning to school full-time. In that case, the Y will continue to offer care for infants ages six weeks to 5 years ...
  • Central Lincoln County YMCA’s fourth annual Tee Up for the Y Golf Scrambles Tournament will be held at Wawenock Golf Club, located at 685 Maine Route 129 in Walpole, on Friday, August 14, at 4 p.m.
  • United Midcoast Charities is convening the Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to distribute federal funding for emergency food and shelter in Knox County.
  • Central Lincoln County YMCA will hold the Sanford Open tennis tournament and auction on Friday and Saturday, August 21 and 22, at Lincoln Academy’s four outdoor courts, located at 81 Academy Hill Road in Newcastle.
  • Members of the Nobleboro Comprehensive Plan Update Committee have developed a 2020 Community Input Survey to gather data, opinions and insights from year-round and seasonal residents. Responses will guide updates to Nobleboro’s 2007 Comprehensive Plan. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 31.



  • An updated final draft of the Thomaston Comprehensive Plan 2020 is now available on the town website, thomastonmaine.gov.
  • In light of COVID-19, Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Charity Foundation Fund will support community-based transportation programs, including changes in response to the pandemic and efforts to keep community members over age 60 socially connected during a time of physical distancing for the 2020 grant cycle.
  • West Bay Rotary Volunteers Assist Habitat for Humanity —
    West Bay Rotarians spent a Saturday morning in mid-June working at Midcoast Habitat for Humanity’s Philbrick Commons in Rockland. Rotary volunteers usually work with Habitat quarterly; they are trying to volunteer more ...
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