Going On In Our Communities:
Did you know that Midcoast Maine had a professional basketball team. They do, and they are doing well and playing at the Flanagan Center ( Rockland Rec Center) in Rockland. In this program, Charlie Crockett interviews the owner of the Sternmen, Brad Galley, the coach and general manager, Jim Graffam, and the captain of the team, Joey Puddister . The next game is July 17. Tickets are available at the door.
What a difference a year makes! Here’s our 2020 Fourth of July “hug from Maine" which leads me to once again contemplate how things change – or don’t – in a year.In more than a few ways, things of late have evolved for the better yet the independence that we celebrate...
Camden Maine is famous for being "Where the Mountains Meet the Sea". But it's also famous for being "Where the River Meets the Sea", specifically the Megunticook River which cascades over the rocks at the head of Camden Harbor creating a spectacular waterfall,...
By Barbara Dyer, local historian—This is the second part of the history of the Megunticook River, in Camden Maine.
The Megunticook River, its mills and its waterfalls have been the lifeblood and heart of Camden for over 200 years and give Camden an amazing irreplaceable uniqueness as Camden is becoming a destination city.
Watch this Maine High School baseball Game in the Class A North Play-in Game for the 2021 Baseball Tournament between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Dragons of Brunswick. This game was played at Camden Hills on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, Maine.
Watch this Maine Class A North High School Prelim Softball Game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Cougars of Mt. Blue. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional HS in Rockport on June 7, 2021. The Play-by-play announcer is Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Crockett, and the spots videographer is Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Penny Crockett.
Watch this 2021 Maine Class A North Baseball Quarter Final : Camden Hills vs. Bangor 6/10/2021. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on 6/10/21. The Play-by-Play Announcer is Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Charlie Crockett, and the sports videographer is Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Penny Crockett.
Over $1 million worth of scholarships from the Worthington Scholarship Foundation is still available for students going to college or university in Maine. That’s out of the total $3 million the foundation plans to give out this year alone. Graduating...
China’s famous herd of wandering elephants has stopped for a rest after a 15-month journey far out of their natural habitat, an odyssey that has captivated the country. Authorities have marshalled extraordinary resources to monitor the herd and keep it away from...
Dear Friends, It’s the strangest feeling, this recycling I am doing with my “hugs from Maine" from a year ago; I sort of consider them a thin slice of personal history as well as a look back at much larger forces. I feel a deep relief and sense...
By Phyllis Merriam — The Buzz
Just when Rockland’s home and property owners thought the city was satisfied with last year’s re-assessments, KRT (Kryptonite Realty Taxation) has been re-hired by the city for a do-over of property assessments. We taxpayers fund KRT’ s fees, which the city has not disclosed. A Village Soup article says, “For most properties in the city, it has been since 2005 that this information was last verified. ” Say what? !
By Chris Wolf
With Memorial Day Weekend approaching, we ask:
How do Americans like their burgers?
Watch this Maine High School Baseball game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Eagles of Lincoln Academy. this game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rocport onMay 26, 2021.
Watch this Maine High School Baseball game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Lions of Belfast. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on Wednesday , May 19, 2021.
Watch this Maine High School Softball game between the Panthers of Medomak Valley and the Windjammers of Camden Hills. This game was played on May 17, 2021 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.
“William! Kelly!” she hollered.
“I look for a sign from them,” McIver explained. “I’d do anything to bring them both back.”
McIver lost her grandson and daughter over a nine-week stretch. Her 14-year-old grandson William killed himself on Jan. 27. Her 40-year-old daughter Kelly – William’s mother – overdosed on April 3.
“I scream their names every morning when I walk,” McIver said. “I scream as loud as I can.”
By Barbara Dyer
The Megunticook River has been an important part of Camden for hundreds of years. It has made the town successful by historically providing power for many industries as well as providing amazing recreational areas, waterfalls and dams along its 142 foot drop to the sea culminating into a spectacular pair of falls plunging into the ocean right beside Camden Harbor Park. The river and falls are still supporting the town by making Camden an amazing destination as a unique place to live or visit.
Unfortunately this local treasure may soon be in peril!
Watch this 2015 Maine High School State Championship Baseball game between Camden Hills and Greely, played at St. Joseph College in June 2015. The Windjammers were then coached by Jeff Hart, and now the Windjammers’ 2021 Varsity Baseball Coach is Ben Rollins, who played for Coach Hart on this Regional Championship team in 2015.
Messan Jordan Benissan is both a music teacher at Colby College and the owner of the Mé Lon Togo restaurant in Camden. Born and raised in Togo, West Africa, he uses music and food to enhance cultural awareness in his circle of students, friends and customers.
Dear Friends, Yesterday our magnolia tree’s buds fully opened, joining a host of other supremely welcome indicators of spring’s annual triumph over the last grip of winter in Maine. Mud season is also largely behind us…all of which is most especially welcome this...
Watch this Maine High School Baseball Game between the Windjammers of CamdenHills and the Witches of Brewer. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on May 6, 2021.
Watch this Maine High School Baseball Game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Panthers of Medomak Valley. This game was played at Camden Hills in Rockport on 4/26.2021
Watch this Maine high school baseball game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Mariners of Oceanside. This was the second game of a double header played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on April 19, 2021.
Watch this high school baseball game featuring Camden Hills vs. Oceanside. This is the first game of a double header played at Camden Hills in Rockport on April 19. 2021.
Watch this Vintage Girls Basketball game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Black Bears of Maranacook. this game was played on January 17, 2003.
The Midcoast Sternmen, Rockland’s first professional basketball team, has signed its first player – Carter Skagg. Watch this interview in which Charlie Crockett introduces Carter Skagg and discusses the Midcoast Sternmen with sponsor Brad Galley and head coach Jim Graffam.
Watch this interview with Brad Galley and Jim Graffam as they introduce the story behind the Midcoast Sternmen, a new professional basketball team based in Rockland, Maine. This interview took place on April 1, 2021 at the Machias Savings Bank in Rockland, Maine.
Watch this Vintage Boys Basketball Game, Season 3 Game # 3 between the Camden Hills Windjammers and the Winslow Black Raiders, played in December 2001. This was the first varsity basketball game played at the new Camden Hills gym. The starters for the Windjammers were Sam May, Peter Moro, Will Dennan, Troy Gabrielle, and Tyler Warren. Starting for the Black Raiders were Chris Labree, Mica Grant, Nate Bowden, Adam Haskell, and Mike Hewes.
This program starts with an important interview with the creators of the Midcoast Sternmen – a new pro basketball team that will be based in Rockland , Maine, playing games this late spring and summer. Be sure to learn all about this exciting addition to Midcoast basketball.
When is enough enough?
Mainers have lived in a state of emergency for the past year — the longest period in at least 24 years. Republicans are now looking to change how governors can apply their emergency powers.