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    June 9, 2022

    UMA professor publishes book detailing impact of Irish immigrants in Belfast, Maine

    Kay Retzlaff, professor of English at the University of Maine at Augusta, recently published “Redefining Irishness in a Coastal Maine City, 1770 –1870: Bridget’s Belfast” which examines how Irish immigrants shaped and reshaped their identity in a rural New England community. Forty percent of Irish immigrants to the United States settled in rural areas. Achieving […]

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    June 9, 2022

    Recently released book details history of Rangeley

    “Rangeley’s Historic Legacy,” written by Gary Priest with the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, is now available for sale. Rangeley was settled in 1817 when Luther Hoar brought his family from Madrid to a log cabin he had built on the shore of Rangeley Lake. Several others families soon arrived, cleared land, and began farming. […]

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    Poet releases her latest work ‘Traveling Through The Pages of Time’

    Poet Hazel Hogan of Stratton has released a book of poetry that she has been working on for years. “Traveling Through the Pages of Time” is a compilation of poems about her family, friends and pets. Some of the volume contains poetry written years ago from her grandmother and other family members. Including an ode […]

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    Author and illustrator publishes latest book, ‘Monhegan Magic’

    Author and illustrator Carol-Lynn Rossel, who lives in Winthrop, has published her latest book, “Monhegan Magic.” Rossel loves to visit Monhegan Island and to take photographs of its places and people. As a younger girl on New York City’s Staten Island, each year Santa left her a doll and a book. One year, he added […]

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    Author Meredith Hall will speak in Zoom event hosted by Lovell library

    The Hobbs Library Speakers Series welcomes award-winning writer Meredith Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, via Zoom. Hall’s 2007 memoir, “Without a Map,” was instantly recognized as a classic of the genre and became a New York Times bestseller. It was named a best book of the year by Kirkus and BookSense, and […]

  • Published
    June 8, 2022

    New England comic Joe Yannetty to perform in Rumford

    Comedian Joe Yannetty draws on his travels, his Italian heritage, family situations and Boston blue-collar upbringing to bring family-oriented comedy to audiences around the world. At 8 p.m. on June 18, he will perform at 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater in Rumford. Yannetty was featured in a segment on the television show “20/20” regarding his appearance […]

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    June 8, 2022

    Bates Dance Festival to mark 40th anniversary with array of performances

    Tickets are on sale now.

  • Published
    June 8, 2022

    Mahoosuc Community Band to play outdoor concert

    The Mahoosuc Community Band will play a concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 13, at the Bethel Common gazebo. Patricia Boyle-Wight will direct the concert. The concert will include “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (Theme for 2001 movie) by Richard Strauss, “The Genius of Ray Charles” arranged by Michael Brown, “A Gershwin Portrait” arranged by John […]

  • Published
    June 8, 2022

    Exhibit celebrates 100th anniversary of Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary

    In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, the Woman’s Hospital AssociationRotating Art Gallery at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston is hosting an exhibit of paintings and photographs inspired by Thorncrag. Over the last year a number of artists have gathered at Thorncrag, the 450-acre nature sanctuary owned by the Stanton Bird […]

  • Published
    June 8, 2022

    Rufus Porter museum to open this weekend

    The Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity in Bridgton will open for its 2022 season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. The new exhibit for the 2022 season will be You Can Get There From Here: Itinerancy and Travel in the 19th Century. This exhibit provides an overview on the key element of […]

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