Colby to Hold Groundbreaking Event May 3 for Mixed-Use Development on Main Street, Waterville

Colby College will celebrate groundbreaking on its new mixed-use development in downtown Waterville this week, when Mayor Nick Isgro joins Colby President David A. Greene in officially marking the construction of Main Street’s most significant building project in the better part of a century—a 100,000-square-foot facility that will include community space, retail locations, and housing...

Art + Community: Clare Murray ’18 Weaves Museum Stories

By Maeve Dolan ’17 The story began with a song. “If you’re happy to be at the museum, clap your hands!” sang Clare Murray ’18, and the dozen or so children gathered around her, in the lobby of the Colby College Museum of Art, clapped along.     Murray, the museum’s education intern, was about...

Downtown Waterville To Be New Home of Children’s Discovery Museum

Revitalization efforts in downtown Waterville, led by investments from Colby, have attracted the Children’s Discovery Museum to relocate from Augusta to the city, Central Maine Newspapers reported Sept. 29. “We think this is our best option to serve both communities,” said Amarinda Keys ’14, executive director for the museum, which has been in Augusta for 30 years....

20th Annual Colby Cares Day, April 30, Adds Sports Clinics, Performances

A tradition connecting students and the community for 20 years, Colby Cares Day promises some new features in 2016. On Saturday, April 30, in addition to the teams of students working at nonprofit and municipal sites around central Maine, Colby athletic teams will conduct sports clinics for area youngsters at Waterville’s Head of Falls park....

“Out & Allied Youth Theater” Has Broad Colby Connections

A new initiative and troupe in Waterville that’s focused on community theater and social justice has partnerships with at least four organizations on campus, and Lily Fernald ’17 is the Out & Allied Youth Theater’s artistic director, the Portland Press Herald reports.