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Guitarist Ed Gerhard

ED GERHARD

Ed Gerhard was awarda a Grammy for his inclusion on the compilation CD "Henry Mancini; Pink Guitar."  He arranged and performed "Moon River."  Gerhard's guitar work can be heard on CD's by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen and is featured in the Ken Burns' films "Mark Twain" and "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."

Ed Gerhard will be performing at The Opera House in Boothbay Harbor on Friday, June 24th at 8:00 pm. 

For more information on Ed Gerhard click here:  ED GERHARD

For more information on The Opera House in Boothbay Harbor click here:  THE OPERA HOUSE

 

Maine lobster boat race season kicks off

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- Maine lobstermen are revving their engines as the state's annual lobster boat race season kicks off.

Lobstermen launched the season on Saturday in Boothbay Harbor. They're back at it again Sunday with more races in Rockland.

Boat owners compete for cash, prizes and bragging rights in a series of 10 races that end on Aug. 22. The races are action-packed contests where the fastest of the souped-up boats reach speeds of more than 60 mph, leaving roostertails in their wakes as spectators watch from shore and boats that crowd the courses.

Other races are held this summer in Jonesport, Searsport, Stonington, Friendship, Harpswell, Winter Harbor and Pemaquid before finishing up in Portland Harbor.

140th Windjammer Birthday Party

140th WINDJAMMER BIRTHDAY PARTY

The 140th Windjammer Birthday Party will take place in Rockland on Friday, June 17th.  America's two oldest active sailing vessels will celebrate 140 years of sailing with a series of events, including a schooner match-race.  The Schooners Lewis R. French and the Stephen Taber will go head to head in a race from Camden harbor to the Rockland Breakwater lighthouse.  The ships will then be dockside for public tours and on Saturday, June 18th will offer day sails.

For more information on the Windjammer Birthday Party click here:  WINDJAMMER BIRTHDAY PARTY

For more information on the Maine Maritime: MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM 

Scarlet Begonias' Crab Cakes

 

SCARLET BEGONIAS' CRAB CAKES

Scarlet Begonias is located on Station Avenue in Brunswick.  They'll be taking part in Taste of Brunswick on Saturday, June 18th on the downtown mall.  More than 20 Brunswick area restaurants will provide samples of their foods.  Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the gate.  There is no charge for kids 12 and under.  Food tickets will be sold in $1.00 increments at the event.

For more information on Scarlet Begonias click here: SCARLET BEGONIAS

For more information on Taste of Brunswick click here:  TASTE OF BRUNSWICK

Scarlet Begonias' Crab Cakes

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Vegetable Gardening with Skillins Greenhouses

SKILLINS GREENHOUSES

It's planting season!   Terry Skillin of Skillins Greenhouses has some tips for growing tomatoes and carrots that will make you the neighborhood garden guru.

Skillins offers a number of classes at their greenhouses.  For more information click here:  SKILLINS GREENHOUSES

 

 

Congregation holds first service after church burns

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Members of a church heavily damaged in a fire last week are trying to move on.

 

 

 

 The Unitarian Universalist Church held its regular Sunday service in the town library. Several pastors from other area churches attended the service. Unitarian Universalist churches from across New England donated hymnals, each with an inscription inside. After the service, congregation members laid flowers in front of the church. Reverend Sylvia Stocker says it's important to show the congregation how much support it is getting from the community.

New business opens its doors at former BNAS

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A new business is set to open up it's operation at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

Resilient Tier V Corporation provides cyber solutions and data security for government agencies, municipalties, businesses and a wide variety of clients concerned about the safety of their information.

The business provides a safe haven for sensitive information. It's being called the most secure data center on the East Coast.

The new business and the building go together perfectly. When it was operated by the Navy it was a highly secure facility that played a major role in national security.

"It is unique. There are very few facilities that have this level of physical security, that have the integrity of the structure, that has the back up power already in place, that have the cooling, that have the amount of raised floor", said Charlie Largay, CEO.