Yes, another “recycled” hug from Maine. I continue to promise you new images but it’s still very, very busy here and I’ve scarcely had a moment to look at the new work I have been making this summer.
There are still a few of the intoxicatingly fragrant rosa rugosa blossoms left on a few of the wild rose bushes out on some of the islands. I find them — now, more than ever — a potent reminder for all of us to literally stop to smell the roses in the midst of our ever busy days.
Watch this Maine High School Class A Boys soccer game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Blue Devils of Lewiston. This game was played at Camden Hills in Rockport on 9/3/21. The play-by-play announcer was Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Charlie Crockett, the analyst was Dave Ridley, and the videographer was Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Penny Crockett
Watch this Union Fair Demolition Derby from Saturday, August 21, 2021. This Demolition Derby includes 2 four cylinder Heats, 2 six cylinder Heats, 1 van Heat, 1 truck Heat, and 2 Features to determine the over all winner.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Watch this Vintage Maine High School Boys Basketball Vintage Basketball Game from December 15. 1998 featuring Camden-Rockport vs. Wiscasset. The starters for Coach Jeff Hart’s Windjammers were Jim Wilson, Jon Moro, Mike MacDonald, Tim Marden, and Nathan Neville. The starters for Wiscasset, coached by Tim Flanagan, were Ben Neal, Chris Savage, Chris Wicks, Matt Hayburlee, and Jeremy Dalton. The Tv Crew for this game was play-by-play announcer Charlie Crockett, analyst Don Palmer, and videographer Penny Crockett.
President Biden’s coronavirus economic stimulus bill passed Congress on a straight party vote. Almost.
All of the Republicans in the House and Senate voted against it. All of the Democrats voted for it, except one. That was Jared Golden, the representative from Maine’s 2nd District.
His vote raises the historical question of the role of a legislator. Golden said he opposed the bill because it contained items that had little or nothing to do with economic recovery — its avowed purpose — but were elements of the Democratic Party’s broader legislative agenda. As a result, it cost too much. That was his personal conviction…
Developmental biologists have devised a method for growing mouse embryos outside a uterus for longer than ever before, giving them an unprecedented view of how mammalian organs and limbs form—a process previously hidden…
Sea smoke has always attracted me; it is certainly one of the most obvious visual indicators of serious cold…of serious winter…
Watch this first Kno-Wal-Lin Boys Basketball Championship, played on March 11, 2021 between Medomak Valley and Camden Hills. This COVID-limited basketball league included Medomak Valley, Camden Hills, Lincoln Academy, Boothbay Region, Mount View, Oceanside, and Belfast Region.
Seems like the Sahara Desert would be an ideal place for giant solar farms. Could easily provide all the power we might need. But every new idea tends to have consequences.
Watch this Boys Semi Final Game for the Knox-Waldo-Lincoln Counties COVID Cup, 2021. This game was between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and theMariners of Oceanside and was played at Camden Hills on March 9, 2021.
Watch this 2021 Maine High School Boys basketball 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 Friday 2/26.2021.
HINT: It doesn’t mean 5% of vaccinated people get infected.
One of our readers discovered over $1,000 owed to them!