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Aflac-Sheila Lowe sponsors local benefit

January 15, 2021

Sheila Lowe, local District Manager for Aflac, is organizing and sponsoring a virtual benefit auction for her parents, Allen & Cathy Jackson of Washington. The Jacksons are both battling life threatening medical conditions. The auction will take place on Friday, February 5 starting at 6PM on Facebook Live. Those wishing to contribute items can contact Sheila at sheila_lowe@us.aflac.com. We are grateful for the many local businesses and Chamber members have contributed already, and welcome more! Check the Facebook Event that has been created for more info. More...

Darlin’ Corey: free Camden Opera House livestream

January 14, 2021

Camden Opera House opens its 2021 performance season Friday, Jan. 22, with a 7:30 p.m. audience-free livestream of Darlin’ Corey. The SoundCheck show will be streamed from the opera house stage to its Facebook page and is free to enjoy, no tickets or RSVP necessary. More...

Camden Rotary Club announces programming to address growing political divide

January 14, 2021

The Camden Rotary Club is pleased to announce that it is the first Rotary Club in New England to charter as a “Peacebuilder Club.” This distinction reflects the Camden Rotary’s Club commitment to engage in peace projects and initiatives that create infrastructures for peace within our local community. The Camden Rotary Club is only one of 220 clubs worldwide that have been recognized by Rotary International for its commitment to peace. More...

New Hope for Women receives grant from Rockland Festival, Inc.

January 14, 2021

New Hope for Women, a nonprofit 501c3 and the only fully accredited domestic violence resource center in Midcoast Maine, recently received a grant from Rockland Festival, Inc. to assist with sheltering residents of Knox County who are victims of domestic violence. More...

A Sweet Way to Learn Science

January 14, 2021

It’s time to cheat on your New Year’s diet and join the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, January 26, at 6:00 pm for an online program called The Science of Extreme Candy: A Tasty Learning Event. This interactive program on Zoom is open to adults, children, families—anyone with a sweet tooth. Email jpierce@libarycamden.org to register and to receive a link to attend. More...

All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs

January 14, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service recently expanded the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to all taxpayers who can verify their identities. The Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) is a six-digit code known only to the taxpayer and to the IRS. It helps prevent identity thieves from filing fraudulent tax returns using a taxpayers’ personally identifiable information. More...

MCST Winter/Spring 2021 Courses now available

January 14, 2021

You know you’re ready to spread your wings! To that end, we’re happy to assist with any new learning adventure you pursue. Our Winter/Spring 2021 course catalog arrived at your mailbox, or you can always view the pdf here. We’re excited for our course lineup (some available via Zoom; some at MCST), and the 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. More...

Community Forest in the Upper Watershed Conserved

January 14, 2021

The northern two thirds of Quigg Island in Stevens Pond, the Quigg Island Community Forest, is now permanently protected and is the Georges River Land Trust’s first preserve in the headwaters of the watershed. This region is characterized by the quality of its natural assets, including high water quality, scenic and recreational opportunities, and productive woodlands, all of which contribute to its economic vitality. Within this context, this community forest will be managed to sustain the forest growth and health while providing the public with the opportunity to explore and experience the quiet surroundings as well as the diverse plant and animal life. Stevens Pond is one of the jewels of the midcoast, reminiscent of the northern wildlands of Maine. More...

Library Club to Discuss British Films

January 7, 2021

On Friday, January 15, at 4:00 pm, the Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club will meet on Zoom to discuss two charming films about British booklovers. The selections are The Bookshop (2017, 115 mins, PG) and This Beautiful Fantastic (2016, 100 mins, PG). Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request details for how to view the films and to receive a Zoom link to participate. You should plan on viewing the film before the club meeting. More...

CMCA to present Lunch/Break Curatorial Tours of the 2020 Biennial

January 7, 2021

Join the curatorial team at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) for Lunch/Break: Curatorial Tours at 12 noon each Thursday in January. These 30-minute, free-of-charge events will be held on Zoom, to register in advance visit cmcanow.org. More...