Topsham Public Library has full slate of events in coming weeks

Topsham Public Library has full slate of events in coming weeks

TOPHSHAM — The Topsham Public Library has a full schedule of events to finish out the month of February. For the full calendar, visit Call 207-725-1727 for information. The library is More »

Turner Public Library announces February, March events

Turner Public Library announces February, March events

TURNER — Turner Public Library has announced several new events for the months of February and March, as well as a year-long reading program to help patrons meet their 2018 reading resolutions. More »

Scholarships available for young musicians in Franklin, Somerset counties

Scholarships available for young musicians in Franklin, Somerset counties

ELLSWORTH –Musicians between the ages of 12 and 30 who reside in Franklin or Somerset County and wish to pursue instruction or musical development are invited to apply to the Uncle Al More »

A LOOK BACK: Chase & Sanborn coffee empire had its roots in central Maine

A LOOK BACK: Chase & Sanborn coffee empire had its roots in central Maine

By Dale Potter-Clark A coffee brand that became world famous had its roots in central Maine. James Solomon Sanborn was born in Wales, Maine, in 1835 and lived on Sanborn Road, Monmouth, More »

EP Rock brings Elvis back to Phillips Feb. 18

EP Rock brings Elvis back to Phillips Feb. 18

PHILLIPS — Tribute artist EP Rock will bring Elvis back to the stage at the Phillips Area Community Center on Sunday, Feb. 18. The show will be from 2 to 4 p.m. More »


L-A Rotary, CareerCenter join for Red Cross blood drive

Lewiston — The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Lunch Club and Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Breakfast Club, in partnership with the Lewiston CareerCenter, collaborated to sponsor a Gift of Life blood drive with the American Red Cross.
Fifteen donors participated, breaking the CareerCenter’s record of eight. Christine Wilson, Mac McPeake and Lorraine Bard assisted with the event, welcoming donors at the registration desk.

Free hospice training offered in Farmington

FARMINGTON — A free seven-week hospice training course, sponsored by Beacon Hospice, will be offered beginning Thursday, March 1 at the Mt. Blue Adult Education Center.
The training educates potential volunteers in how to support their community members as they maneuver through end of life challenges and is facilitated by volunteer coordinator with registered nurses, medical social workers, and chaplain speakers.

Hallowell Maine city manager to host weekly office hours

HALLOWELL — City Manager Nate Rudy will hold weekly office hours 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Hubbard Free Library, 115 Second St.
Specific topics of discussion will include downtown revitalization efforts and community engagement in municipal decision-making.

Nominations sought for premiere Maine Arts Awards by March 8

AUGUSTA — The Maine Arts Commission is seeking nominations for its first-ever Maine Arts Awards, honoring individuals, organizations, communities, schools and businesses for their deep impact on arts and culture in Maine.
The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8.

Items sought for Leavitt Project Graduation auction

TURNER — Organizers of Leavitt Area High School’s Class of 2018 Project Graduation auction are still seeking donations to be auctioned off.
The committee is looking for donations of quality items, vouchers for useful services and/or cash.

Maine News Event Calendar for Feb. 24

The MAINE NEWS CALENDAR of Events is updated and published online daily. The “calendar week” begins on Saturday and submissions for the digital calendar should be emailed a week or more in advance. Submissions for print should be at least two weeks before the event. Our deadline chart can be found at To add an event to either calendar, email
Regular monthly meetings can be found at the end, as can ongoing events — those that last more than two or three days.

Rangeley Winterpalooza winners announced

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Skating Club and the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce have announced the contest winners for the third annual Rangeley Winterpaloozah, held Feb 18.
The club and the chamber teamed up this year to expand the event, which featured all the favorites from past years — all free — including skating, curling, pond hockey, fat tire bikes, snowshoes, kick sleds, horse and cart rides, a marshmallow roast, snow golf, snow kite, snow castle and more.

KLT March lecture series focuses on amphibians, reptiles

WINTHROP — The Kennebec Land Trust has announced the dates and speakers for its 16th annual Lyceum lecture series. This year’s program is Maine’s Amphibians and Reptiles.
The trust will also hold amphibian walks to accompany the series in late April.
The March lecture series is modeled after the early New England lyceums that began in 1826 in Massachusetts.

Pejepscot Society to hold workshop on using family Bible for research

BRUNSWICK — The Pejepscot Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.
Guest speaker Kathleen Maclachlan will present “Use of Family Bible Records in Genealogical Research,” the story of an ongoing project undertaken at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta.

Lewiston’s Blais awarded HEAF scholarship at CMCC

AUBURN — Central Maine Community College student Kristina Blais has been named a recipient of one of the 2017 Higher Education Assistance Foundation scholarships.
A resident of Lewiston and graduate of Lewiston High School, Blais has earned high honors as a student in the Business Administration and Management transfer program at CMCC.