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Local families needed for exchange students

STATEWIDE — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs will seek local host families for boys are girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15-18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE.  Families [...]


BANGOR, Maine — Eastern Maine Community College will host national comedian Paul Nardizzi at the college’s Coffeehouse Café at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in McCorkill Dining Hall, in the Katahdin building on the EMCC campus. Nardizzi has performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Comedy Central, as well as being on XM Satellite [...]

Phoenix Studio Reunites with the Old Port Tavern in ‘A Sea of Love’

PORTLAND, Maine — The Phoenix Studio Reunites with the Old Port Tavern in ‘A Sea of Love’. Phoenix Studio, the largest stained glass art studio in Portland since 1976, reunited with the historical Mariner’s Church building when commissioned to design a stained glass window for the Old Port Tavern. The owners of the Old Port [...]

Super Bowl Special Taste of the Market

ROCKPORT, Maine — A Super Bowl Special Taste of the Market celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Rockport Marketplace, located at 461 Commercial St. You are invited to meet your Farmer, come and sample the products of farmers market vendors and State of Maine Cheese plus enter [...]

Look Good Feel Better cancer treatment classes

CALAIS, Maine — The American Cancer Society will offer a free community-based, national program, Look Good…Feel Better, to female cancer patients in active cancer treatment wishing to learn how to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The classes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 17, May 19, and July 21, [...]

Senator Collins announces grant funding to the Monroe Fire Department

MONROE, Maine  — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $182,733 in grant funding to the Monroe Fire Department through the “Assistance to firefighters Grant Program,” or FIRE Act. Funding for the Monroe Fire Department will be distributed through the Vehicle [...]

Rummage sale to be held March 3 in Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine — A rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3, at St. Bernard’s Church, located at 150 Broadway. All are welcome to this event. For information, call Lorraine at 594-3109.

Big Band Ball fundraiser for heating assistance will be held Feb. 10

ROCKPORT, Maine — The Help Heat Homes Initiative will be hosting a Big Band Ball fundraiser for heating assistance from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Rockport Opera House, located at 6 Central St. The event will feature a jazz band “MoJo”. The event is sponsored by Mr. Tire, Midcoast Gym, and [...]

Bangor Hydro planned interruption of service

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Hydro Electric Company has announced plans for a scheduled interruption in electric service beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in Franklin. The outage will last for three hours to allow crews time to safely remove limbs from nearby lines. Areas affected include Georges Pond Road, Cousins Road, Spruce Circle, Clean [...]

Half Price Book Sale at the Blue Hill Public Library

BLUE HILL, Maine — Join Friends of Blue Hill Public Library for their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on Feb. 4, in the Library’s basement “book nook” during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All books will be 50% off! Choose from fiction, mystery, history, biography, travel guides, sports, classics, art, poetry religion and spirituality, [...]