Watch this video of the Maine Lobster Festival Parade, celebrating the 75th year of the Festival. The Grand Marshalls of the parade this year were the 2022 State Championship Teams from three local high schools – Oceanside’s Girls Basketball Team, Camden Hills’ Girls Swim team, and Medomak Valley’s Cheering Team. Also recognized was the 2020 Parade Grand Marshal – Rockland’s “Maine Lobster Lady” – 102 Year Old Virginia Oliver, escorted by a vehicle from the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The 2020 Parade was cancelled due to COVID, so Virginia Oliver finally had her chance this year to ride in the parade. The retiring King Neptune, portrayed for many years by Brian Messing, had his last ride on the Sea Goddess float, which he had personally redesigned and redecorated for this year’s parade. For many years Brian has portrayed the pirate Blackbeard and more recently King Neptune, walking the Festival Grounds and delighting the festival attendees. We thank him and the many other volunteers who make the Lobster Festival a success every year.
Today’s show is all music as Bone Broth joins the show.
The Rockland Metro Show welcomes Sam Hunkler, candidate for Maine governor
Watch this program on the Maine Wild Blueberry Pie Baking Contest. Matt Elwell, President of the Union Fair, chats with Charlie Crockett about the new events incorporated into Union Fair, and the pie judges are interviewed, discussing their backgrounds in baking and what they look for in a good blueberry pie.
Watch this program of the Maine Seafood Cooking Contest held at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine in August 2022. The five chefs this year were selected from over 100 applicants who submitted seafood recipes to the committee and were chosen to prepare and present their creations to 3 judges. We flow each contestant’s process as he or she creates the dish and presents it to the judges. The contestants came from as far away as Florida and as close Matinicus Island off the coast of Maine. The recipes are available online on the Lobster Festival website.
Watch this program of the Maine Wild Blueberry Muffin Cooking Contest, held at the Union Fair in Union, Maine, in late July 2022. This was one of many cooking contest at the Union Fair, including Blueberry Pies, Whoopie Pies, Strawberry Pies, Favorite Cookie, and Jerky recipies.
Watch this video of the Union Fair’s Demolition Derby, held on July 31, 2022. The usual Demolition Derby was preceded by a little kids’ Demolition Derby in their battery powered vehicles. Great entertainment for all!
Watch this video of the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation, held at the Union Fair in Union, Maine on July 29, 2022. The Maine Wild Blueberry Queen will be an ambassador for the Maine wild blueberry industry for the next year.
Watch this video of the 2022 Maine Sea Goddess Coronation at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine. After a two year break, due to COVID, the Maine Lobster Festival has returned with the traditional opening day ceremony of the crowing of a new Sea Goddess.
Yawning is one of the first things we learn to do. “Learn” may not even be quite the right word. Johanna de Vries, a professor of obstetrics at Vrije University Amsterdam, has discovered that the human fetus yawns during its first trimester in the womb. And, unless we...
DEP ruling means the lithium operation would be treated more like a copper or silver mine, rather than a quarry operation for limestone or granite, as the Freemans had hoped.
In the winter of 2022 I discovered an image I had made back on June 24th of 2016.
What so grabbed me about it that first day—and to this very minute—was/is the comma….
Our clothes may be silently killing us or seriously harming our health, without our knowledge.
Watch this video of the 2022 Fourth of July Parade in Thomaston , Maine. After a gap of 2 years with no parade, due to COVID, the town, the citizens, and the many visitors from all over were delighted to have having this parade again. The parade commentators are Charlie & Penny Crockett. The pre-parade introduction highlights upcoming events we will be covering this summer, a visit from a clown, and an interview with one of the newest US Citizens – Arnell, a resident of Rockland who just had her naturalization ceremony a few days before the Fourth of July!
The regulations starting this summer aim to give scientists a better understanding of some of New England’s most iconic species, including Atlantic cod.
If you’ve never tried Tillamook Ice Cream, you’re missing a great treat!
The Tillamook Country Creamery Organization is a farmer owned coop…
Sam Hunkler, a family doctor from Beals, has qualiﬁed to be on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Governor.
Hunkler, who prefers to be called Sam rather than Dr. Hunkler, grew up in a small town in Ohio, the seventh son of a telephone repairman. He ﬁrst came to Maine while he was still in high school, to visit his brother who was serving at Loring Air Base. After college Sam served in the Peace Corps in Kenya, where he met his wife Kelly, a Mainer…
Researchers (London Business School) conducted a study into TV viewing habits and found that men always seize control of the remote…
Watch this Vintage Basketball game between the Windjammer of Camden Hills and the Mustangs of Mt. View. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport in December of 2002. The starters for Camden Hills were Ben Draper, Tom Dennon, Tim Stammen, Ryan Fitzgerald, and Jamie Davis. The starters for Mt. View were Roy Goodall, Steve Miles, Anthony Greenlaw, Ben Ward, and Keith Jones. The broadcasters were Charlie Crockett and Don Palmer.
If you care at all about where the world is heading, this video is well worth watching.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has given another of his…heavy-on-the-revisionist-history speeches. This time, he categorized the Great Northern War–the 18th century conflict that saw the Tsardom of Russia successfully challenge Sweden for Baltic superiority–as one where Russia “reclaimed” such territories as Estonia and Latvia. As with Moscow’s claims that places like Ukraine have always been a part of Russia, this is just simply not true.
Unfortunately, I think that sometimes people are more programmed to be critical instead of praising. I want to thank Joe Steinberger and Stephen Carroll for creating WRFR. This station represents the best of who we, as a community, are. We respect all points of view and debate them respectfully. WRFR is a wonderful addition to our community. It is my hope that we will be able maintain and improve upon the great foundation that they have provided.
We hope she's getting good reception, at least as long as she is pointing in the right direction.
By Glen Birbeck The news that Arturo had died reached me last week. He was found along the road between Malacatos and Vilcabamba in southern Ecuador. I knew him and didn't know him. He was a beggar. When I lived in Vilcabamba I thought of him as the dean of beggars....
An unusual law passed by the Legislature would place the fate of a project backed by the Worcester family in the hands of Columbia Falls, population 476.
Guests Rodney Lynch and Susan Bebe along with Joe Steinberger.
Guests, Tim Carroll and his son, Jacob. Jacob is graduating as the valedictorian of his class.
Vincent Gabriel’s – 11 Bravo Vietnam – A Soldiers Story Documentary — Vincent Gabriel, Jr returned from his tour of duty in Vietnam after having fought fought in the Tet offensive of 1968.
Now Gabriel, a noted Midcoast Maine musician, has committed his experiences to songs and a series of spoken vignettes. The result is the moving documentary, 11 Bravo Vietnam , A Soldiers Story. The 55 minute presentation consists of songs and spoken memories with a multimedia accompaniment of documentary footage and personal photographs.
This is a moving documentary for veterans, their friends and families, and all of us who benefited from the sacrifices they made.
Watch this Maine Class A High School Baseball game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Eagles of Mt. Ararat. this game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport onMay 25, 2022.
Watch this Maine Class A High School Baseball game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Rams of Bangor . This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on May 23, 2022.
A great sunny spring day on Camden Harbor and what a great way to spend it with family and kids! But just be careful…
Earlier race won by ranked-choice vote, but this time a number of other factors are in play.
Most NATO members have met Finland and Sweden's joint application for membership with open enthusiasm. The US, UK, France; even the Italians and Greeks are cheering, in a rare moment of pan-European positivity. But not the Turks. Long kept at arm's reach from...
By U.S. Coast Guard Boaters beware!! A recent authorization allowing the summer sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) at roadside gas stations presents a problem for boaters. This type of fuel is federally prohibited for recreational vessel use, causes marine...
Watch this Maine Class A High School Baseball game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Blue Devils of Lewiston. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport on May 20, 2022.
It Would Be A Great Mistake To Leave This Special Tannery Property in The Hands of the Camden Select Board
By Stephen Gold, Camden Resident I have recently reviewed a thorough file of all the press articles concerning the Tannery Property since 2011. Given the upcoming vote and the wonderful enthusiasm seen at this year’s opening of the Camden Farmer’s Market, I think it...
To the Camden Towns people, Select Board, and town staff: The Camden Farmers Market is a democratically run organization of farmers and producers, around since 1974. 2022 is our 48th year! We are a supporting member of the Maine Federation of Farmers Markets. We are a...
MIT spinout Frequency Therapeutics’ drug candidate stimulates the growth of hair cells in the inner ear. Most of us know someone affected by hearing loss, but we may not fully appreciate the hardships that lack of hearing can bring. Hearing loss can lead to isolation,...
By Ken Gross To date. It has been an active few months. The Save the Dam Falls Committee was formed in July 2021, when it became obvious that the town government — by which we mean the Camden Select Board and Town Manager, not the professional staff at the Town Office...
One might think it is a device in the Ukraine to block small Russian Navy ships from entering a harbor. But that would be wrong.
This week I am sharing something quite different with you. I hope you’ll enjoy this short video from my site. In 2009 I was approached by an independent film company that wanted to make a sixteen-minute documentary short about how I work….