June 1 – 14, 2018 Vol. 20, No. 1

Summertime in the Belgrades

June 1 – 14


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Tents on platforms wait for campers at the Pine Island Boys Camp on Pine Island on Great Pond in Belgrade. More . . .

Cover Story

Summer 2018: Time to Celebrate

Live here? Summer is especially welcome. Vacation here? What a grand season to return to. Visit here? Discover the find of a lifetime. All summers in this beautiful region are wonderful, welcome, something to celebrate. But the summer of 2018? Bring it on! More . . .


Letter from the Editor

For Summertime in the Belgrades, summer means greeting returnees to the world they love, encouraging year-rounders to take part in the vacation side of this beautiful, bountiful region, delivering the paper in Waterville, Augusta, Skowhegan, Farmington, all the Belgrades, all the Kennebec corridor and river towns in central Maine, and enjoying some of the many opportunities for theater, art, music, festivals, public suppers, water sports, scenic drives and views and back-to-nature opportunities. More . . .


The Great War 100 Years Ago

Last summer at the Belgrade Public Library, Richard Rubin from Brunswick, Maine, reminded the crowd gathered that the French have not forgotten what the American soldiers sacrificed for them one hundred years ago. Maybe we Americans have, but the French have not. His Back Over There tells the stories of "The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War." More . . .

Museums &

On and Off the Wire: Birds in Urban and Natural Landscapes

The L.C.Bates Museum is excited to share its summer 2018 art exhibition On and Off the Wire: Birds in Urban and Natural Landscapes with visitors. The exhibition displays works of art representing birds, as well as bird-related objects — feathers, nests, bird feeders, etc. More . . .

The Luckiest Boy

Time to Rember, Time to Look Ahead

Welcome, all. Here we are again, meeting for the first time in 2018. Each May and June we gather and catch up — with renewed hope and excitement that another summer is nearly upon us. More . . .

Take It

Welcome Back to Summer

When I was growing up and there was any kind of ruckus in the house, which was pretty common with six kids, my mother would tell us to, "Take it outside!" We would then head out to the woods behind the house to find something to do. More . . .

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