In the Heart of Maine
The Kennebec Valley consists of of thousands of square miles extending from the Canadian Border to Maine's capital, Augusta, which straddles the banks of the Kennebec River. Located in Kennebec County, Augusta was once a trading post for the Pilgrims, but today it is a city of twenty thousand or so and provides a wealth of cultural and recreational activities as well as the workings of Maine’s government.
In addition to the mighty Kennebec River, Kennebec County is home to scores of lakes and ponds, including the county’s largest, eight-mile-long China Lake. Not far away is the city of Waterville (15,923), home to Colby College, one of the country’s top private liberal arts institutions.
North and west of the captial, the land area of Somerset County — 3,903 square miles — makes it Maine’s second -largest county. Extending from the Canadian border all the way to Fairfield in central Maine, the area is almost 90 percent forested, and borders Moosehead Lake and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Skowhegan is the largest community, with a population of 8,758.
Mainers dread Augusta’s rotaries — for good reason.
Maine hunters bring home thousands of pounds of deer meat each fall, but what’s the best way to cook it? We asked a few top chefs.
Whether you fly into Portland or somewhere more remote, Maine offers plenty of ways to get around.
Our House is a deliciously scathing contemporary comedy that takes on a media-obsessed culture intent on turning even the most sobering crisis into sexy entertainment. This play contains adult language and situations and is not suitable for children.
Our House features Bart Shattuck as the network chief, Juli Brooks as the news anchor, Keith Libold as head of the news division, along with Tim Croce, Kathy Reardon, Henry Quintal, and Ashley St. Pierre as the bickering roommates.
Starts: Oct 12 2013 - 11:30am
Ends: Oct 12 2013 - 6:30pm
Gardiner, ME 04345
Ride in the pig, and roll out the barrel – it’s Swine and Stein time. On October 12th, 2013, Water Street in Historic Gardiner will be transformed as Gardiner Main Street produces its version of a traditional Oktoberfest. Our 4th annual event can promise an oompah band as well as yummy farm-to-table pork and other local offerings, delicious Maine craft beers, and a great lineup of local live music from Maine bands.
Capital Complex (Rte. 27)
Augusta, ME 04333
Experience the direct link between Maine’s long history of fine handcrafted objects and its contemporary practitioners at the 17th Annual Crafts Show at the Museum, sponsored by the Maine Crafts Guild, come begin your holiday shopping at this beautiful light-filled show of heirloom-quality work that will enrich anyone’s home, body and soul.
Waterville, ME 04901
The ARTworks benefit exhibition features small works from a diversity of local, regional and national artists all for sale for $100 or less. Opening Reception September 6th, 5 to 8 pm.
Thereafter, regular gallery hours Weds-Sat, 12pm to 6pm. This show runs till September 28, but this online calendar limits listings to 7 days.