Maine artist reflects on space shuttle program

PORT CLYDE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Port Clyde is a long way from Cape Canaveral. But they are both part of the world of artist Barbara Ernst Prey.

Lobster lovers line up for festival

ROCKLAND, ME (NEWS CENTER) -- If you have any doubt we're at the peak of the summer season, or if you just like to eat lobster, head to Rockland this week. The 64th annual Maine Lobster Festival started Wednesday, and crowds are already filling the festival grounds for a chance to sample the star attraction.

The festival expects to sell and serve more than 20,000 pounds of Maine lobster over the five days.

The festival includes evening concerts, the crowning of the new Maine Sea Goddess, tours of a U.S. Navy ship and the U.S. Coast Guard base, as well as cooking contests, the big parade on Saturday and the annual lobster crate race on Sunday. But really, the festival is all about lobster. And most of those on the opening day were more than happy to prove it.

Photographer Brian Vanden Brink


What could be better than coming home after a long day and relaxing on your porch?  Award-winning photographer Brian Vanden Brink has captured porches that are the stuff of dreams, inspiration and escape in his new book "Porch." 

A launch party for "Porch" will be held on Friday, August 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on the front porch of the Whitehall Inn in Camden.

For more information on Brian Vanden Brink click here:  BRIAN VANDEN BRINK

For more information on Porch click here:  PORCH


Win Four Tickets to the Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway INDY 225 Sunday, August 14, 2011 3:30pm Oval | IZOD IndyCar® Series

“A New Breed of Speed” comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 14 for their only New England appearance.

At speeds of 200 mph, some of the most fearless drivers in the world will bring heart-stopping, wheel-to-wheel racing back to New England.

Thomas the Tank Engine


Thomas the Tank Engine will be pulling into the Boothbay Railway Village on August 5th-7th and 12th-14th. You can visit Thomas from 8:30am to 4:45pm at the Boothbay Railway Village on Route 27 in Boothbay. 

For more information about the event click here:  BOOTHBAY RAILWAY VILLAGE

For information about "Thomas & Friends" click here: THOMAS & FRIENDS

Kopper Kettle Restaurant

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The Brillant family welcomes you to The New Kopper Kettle, we strive for the best customer service possible, we want to be your only choice for the best breakfast in the area. Timothy Brillant purchased Kopper Kettle and has completely revamped the restaurant. Offering some of the best choices possible, he feels you will love this place as much as he does.

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.