Topsham military commissary to close in October

TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) -- Maine's congressional delegation is criticizing a decision by the Department of Defense to close the Brunswick-Topsham commissary, where thousands of active-duty and retired military personnel go food shopping.

The commissary in Topsham was originally slated to close last March, two months before the Brunswick Naval Air Station shut down for good.

Maine's congressional delegation said they were told Tuesday that the Defense Department has now decided to close the commissary in October rather than keep it open.

The delegation says the commissary serves more than 10,000 active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, retirees and their families.

Maine Antiques Festival in Union


The Maine Antiques Festival will celebrates 30 years this year. The Maine Antiques Festival is the place to be for dealers and collectors alike.  It is the largest antiquing event in Maine.

The show will be held at the Fairgrounds in Union from August 12-14th. Admission is $8 and a weekend pass is $25.

For more information about the Maine Antiques Festival click here: MAINE ANTIQUES FESTIVAL

WWII planes come to Maine

Wiscasset, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some remarkable veterans of World War II are causing excitement in Wiscasset.

Five combat airplanes - the pilots call them "war-birds" -- have taken up residence at the Wiscasset Airport for a few months.

The planes include a P-40 fighter, a Corsair fighter, a B-25 bomber, a P-51 Mustang and, rarest of all, a Japanese Zero fighter plane. The Zero is said to be one of only two in the world that can still fly.

All the planes, in fact, have been restored to near-original condition and they do fly. They're owned by the Texas Flying Legends Museum, which plans to bring them to Wiscasset for part of each year. Chief Pilot Warren Pietsch says the planes were purchased from other collectors and restorers over the last couple of years to create the museum.

Mid Coast Health Services Opens Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic in Downtown Brunswick

Mid Coast Health Services Opens Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic in Downtown Brunswick


Less than a year after the announcement of its expansion plans, Mid Coast Health Services is proud to open its brand new Mid Coast Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic, Downtown at Brunswick Station. The 10,000 square-foot facility is situated on the first floor of Brunswick Station’s newest building on Station Avenue.

Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast Health Services said, “The new downtown location is well situated for the region’s first non-emergency Walk-In Clinic.  We are pleased to offer this new service to the community as we further our commitment to maintaining excellent quality, easily accessible care, close to home.”

“With the success of revitalization efforts, Brunswick has become a regional destination,” said Stephanie Slocum, Executive Director of the Brunswick Downtown Association.

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.

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For more information on Porch click here:  PORCH