New ferry joins the State of Maine fleet

ROCKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For the first time in almost twenty years, there's a brand new ferry working the waters of Penobscot Bay.

The Maine State Ferry Service on Friday christened the Capt. E. Frank Thompson, named for a veteran captain who piloted one of the ferries for twenty years.

The new boat is 165 feet long, and is bigger, stronger, and a little faster than her predecessor. Ferry Service workers say the new design allows the boat to carry more people and vehicles: up to 250 passengers and 22 cars and trucks.

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Kathleen Reny of Round Pond will be a contestant on "Double Your Money Week" on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on Friday, April 20th. You can see Kathleen's episode at 7:30 PM on WCSH6. An

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Belfast Maskers Theatre Camp

Our popular theatre camp for young people ages 8-14 runs from July 2 – 13, 2012. Children are offered a co-educational experience in song & dance, script development, costuming, lighting and sound design, the fundamentals of live performance and more. Camp sessions are Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 at the First Church in Belfast (55 Spring Street, at the corner of Church Street). Camp culminates in a public performance by the children. This is a safe and inclusive environment where each child feels valued as a part of the theater community. Cost is $190 for the entire two-week program. For more information, call (207) 505-0199 or write:

State ferry fleet gains first addition in 19 years

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine is adding a new ferry to its fleet that serves the state's islands.

Friday's event in Rockland marks the first time in 19 years the state ferry service will add a new ferry to its fleet. The Capt. E. Frank Thompson, named after a former long-time ferry skipper, is being christened at the Rockland Ferry Terminal.

State transportation officials say the new $10.3 million vessel can transport up to 250 passengers and 22 vehicles.

A number of family members of Capt. Thompson plan to attend Friday's event. His daughter, Than Hopkins, will christen the vessel.

Elected officials and their representatives will also attend.






Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Do you know a teen, or a group of teens, who go above and beyond for those in their community?  So many teens are doing good deeds all over the state, and we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that they do.  Maybe it is a club at school that gets them involved, or perhaps they volunteer through an organization, if you know a deserving teen in your area please contact us as we are accepting nominations.  There is no deadline, we accept nominations year-round.  Each teen selected as one of our Teens Who Care will receive a $2000 scholarship to the college of their choice; where as the group/club of teens selected will receive $2000 to support a non-profit of their choice.

Steel Magnolias

In the Lousiana beauty parlor of Truvy Jones, six women share laughs, stories and insults amidst the hairspray, while engaging the audience in hilarious, and sometimes poignant, gossip. As the character, Shelby, says, “I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” Directed by Angela Bonacasa, Steel Magnolias features Sunny Kirkham, Linda Leppanen, Andrea Littlefield, Valerie Philbrick, Savannah Szumilas and Sonia Vasquez in the six female roles.

Belfast: April 20, 21 at 7 pm; April 22 at 2 pm Waldo County Shrine Club, 85 Northport Avenue, Belfast

Searsport: April 26, 27, 28 at 7 pm; April 29 at 2 pm Union Hall (Town Hall), Union Street/Reservoir Street, Searsport

Admission for all performances is $15 for adults; $10 for teens and $5 for children. For more information, call 338-9668 or send email to

French inspired dough makes for delightful poptarts.

French inspired dough makes for delightful poptarts.

I'm not sure why but I love France. I have never been there. Never really wanted to go there. But the past year, I have been in love with French inspired desserts, cooking techniques, pastry, clothing, pretty much everything. It's like an intense love affair that I know is slightly forbidden, since I am forever claiming my deep Italian roots. I mean, what would my Nana say? She would probably smack me with her cane, which gets remarkable distance. Honestly though, they know how to entice you. The desserts from Paris are beautiful, dainty and smothered with butter. What's not to love? I find that currently, a lot of my baked goods are gravitating to being French inspired. I am a huge fan of bite sized treats such as macarons and petite fours. I think that when throwing a party, there is a huge appeal to mini items that look as fantastic as they taste.