Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:54

Run for your life

Emergency Service Challenge

CAMDEN Being a first responder is hard, physically as well as emotionally. And finding qualified applicants is always a challenge that is only compounded as many responders reach retirement age. To combat this, members of the Camden Fire Department, the Hope Fire Department and the Camden First Aid Association hope to increase recruitment as participants and spectators have a chance to meet first responders in various fields, including fire, EMS and law enforcement. Chris McCabe from 'Northwoods Law' has already registered as a member.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:09

Playing tourist

The warm weather is here. We've had more sun this spring than I can recall in recently memory. It's gorgeous, with cool breezes and minimal rain. And the tourists really haven't started getting out yet. All this makes for an ideal opportunity for those of us who stick around all year to get out there and enjoy what our fine state has to offer before it gets too crowded.

When I'm doing a stay-cation I like to stay within a two-hour drive from my home base. So it worked out great when I had an interview in Camden last week. As many of you know, Camden is a tourist Mecca. And for good reason - but since it's still a couple weeks before Memorial Day weekend, the flood of tourists hasn't taken over yet. This meant I could follow Route 1 and 3 all the way back to my neighborhood, looking at the towns with a tourist's appreciation, but without bad traffic.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:10

Movies on the Midcoast with CIFF

Camden International Film Festival marks eighth year

CAMDEN Documentary filmmakers are descending on midcoast Maine to take part in the latest incarnation of the Camden International Film Festival, taking place in and around Camden from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30.

CIFF is entering its eighth year and in that relatively short time has become one of the preeminent documentary film festivals both in the United States and in the world. The festival aims to provide a fully immersive theatergoing experience. Not only is the festival offering screenings of 70-plus films spread across four primary venues (the Opera House and Bayview Street Cinema in Camden, the Strand Theatre and Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland), but they also offer a variety of Q&A sessions with filmmakers, as well as related events such as the Points North Forum and Panoptic.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 16:42

Dance walk planned in Camden

Participants sign up to dance one mile to raise funds for local nonprofit

CAMDEN - Instead of running or walking, a nonprofit in Knox County is taking a much different approach to fundraising. The Five Town Communities that Care (or Five Town CTC) organization is encouraging people to bust a move in the first ever one mile dance walk planned in Camden on Thursday, July 19.

"We've gotten a lot of local interest," said Dalene Dutton, executive director for the Five Town CTC. "We've got a group of hula hoopers, swing dancers, two Zumba classes and hip hoppers that are signed up to participate."

Published in Livin'


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