Arts & Culture

Seacoast Ruggers Exhibit Reception & Demonstration

Seacoast Ruggers Exhibit Reception & Demonstration

Date: January 20, 2011 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM   

Seacoast Ruggers will host a reception for their exhibit which will be on display in the Library through February. Members will also demonstrate rug hooking.


Artisians Invited to apply for Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival

Artisians Invited to apply for Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival

WELLS, MAINE - Application materials are now available for the twenty-fourth Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, which will be held September 10 and 11, 2011 at the spectacular Wells Reserve at Laudholm on Maine's southwestern coast.

The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival boasts 100 of New England's finest artists and craftspeople in a beautiful historic setting. Sculpture, pottery, paintings, clothing, jewelry, and photography are among the crafts selected by jury for this prestigious event.

The world of nature is the unifying theme for the festival, though crafts that are not conducive to a nature theme will not automatically be excluded.
Originality, freshness, and display quality are key criteria used by the festival's jury.

Information and applications are available at or by calling 207-646-4521.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Grants Awarded

Recently the Maine Commission for Community Service challenged communities across Maine to develop volunteer service projects that unite community sectors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our challenge was met with an overwhelming response of 26 grant applications. We are happy to announce, the Maine Commission for Community Service, awarded 16 organizations $500 grants to implement Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects.
We encourage local citizens to contact a project in their community and take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This special day of service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. These service projects will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.

2nd Annual Drive-Through Nativity Again to Highlight Christmas in York

2nd Annual Drive-Through Nativity Again to Highlight Christmas in York

York-area residents and holiday visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a special Christmas celebration again this year as members of First Parish Church present the Second Annual Drive-Through Nativity, “The Journey to Bethlehem.”
 Staged as a living tableau with live actors portraying all the characters of the original Christmas story, the program will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday evening, Dec. 18, from 4:30 to 7:30pm, in the loop around Town Hall and the church in York Village. Admission will be free, and all are invited.
 Dozens of volunteers have worked for several months, according to Janet and Larry Cassidy, co-chairs of the event, and many more are signed up to work as actors on the evening of the performance. “The committees range from set design, props and costumes to carpentry, lighting and even live animals,” he said.
 “There will be seven distinct scenes,” Janet explained.


A historic York wharf will soon be repaired as a facility for commercial fishermen through a project of the Museums of the Old York and the Working Waterfront Access Pilot Program (WWAPP). Work will commence in November, with the facility ready early in 2011 for year-round use by three lobstermen. The project restores the wharf’s three-hundred-year role in the town’s economy while helping sustain a living part of York’s heritage, its fisheries.
The John Hancock Wharf, one of several properties of the Museums of Old York, is named after the signer of the Declaration of Independence, who owned it in the 1790s. The ancient wharf structure at the site consists of wooden cribwork filled with stone and soil to create a platform across the tidal flats to the river channel. From the 1600s until the early 1900s, schooners and coastal vessels brought goods from around the world for sale to York residents, and carried products of local farms and fisheries to distant markets.

Dinner & Theatre Date Night!

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Harvestfest Decorating Contest at York Beach

Merchants in the downtown of York Beach are being challenged to dress up their doorways and storefronts for Harvestfest weekend. The winning design will receive a cash prize of $200 from the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce. Nine merchants have signed up to compete in the contest. They include: Beach Funatic, Sweet Josie’s Candy Shoppe, Bill & Bob’s Jewelry Shop, Fun-O-Rama, The Goldenrod, My Winey Sister, Woody’s Brick Oven Pizza, Shelton’s Gift Shop, and Inn on the Blues. The winners will be chosen by the public who will get to vote on their favorite designs during Harvestfest at the Information booth located in the ball field at Short Sands. Voting will end at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 17. The winner will be announced at 3:30pm, just before the annual Reap the Harvest Raffle winners are chosen.

“Several storefronts have already been completed and they look fabulous,” said Cathy Goodwin, Chamber President.