Local students earn dean’s list honors

WALTHAM, Mass. — Bentley University announced that Megan Bauer of Rockport, a sophomore undecided business major, earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2009 semester.

BOSTON, Mass. — The following students were named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University for the fall 2009 semester: psychology major Oliver Bradeen of Camden, engineering undeclared major Steven Ford of Camden, history major Abbey Mahan of Camden, music major Eliza Massey of Camden, psychology major Mariah Warren of Camden, chemical engineering major Matthew Clement of Glen Cove, business administration major Aaron Hadley of Owls Head, political science major Cathleen Jeffers of Rockland, undeclared major Jonas Edwards-Jenks of Thomaston and psychology major Heather Brouwer of Warren.

BEVERLY, Mass. — Endicott College announced that Meghan Mole, a senior majoring in psychology, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 term. She is the daughter of Ronald Mole of Washington and Catherine Mole of Waldoboro.

VERMILLION, S.D. — Ali D. Pearce of Rockland earned dean’s list honors from the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota for the fall 2009 semester.

NEWTON, Mass. — Kelsey Barnes of Owls Head was named to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a private, coeducational, undergraduate and graduate institution, located eight miles from downtown Boston.

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The following students achieved dean’s honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.3, or dean’s high honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.7, for the 2009 fall semester at Connecticut College. Bryson Cowan of Thomaston, Class of 2012, was named to the dean’s high honors list. Diana Phillips of Camden, Class of 2013, was named to the dean’s honors list. Wight Taylor of Camden, Class of 2010, was named to the dean’s honors list.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at the University of Vermont: Sarah Miller of Camden, a senior anthropology major in the College of Arts & Sciences; Peter Doubleday of Hope, a first-year student biology major in the College of Arts & Sciences; and Marc Laliberte of Union, a first-year student English major in the College of Arts & Sciences.

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Julie McKean of Camden, a junior German major, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester in the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences at Rider University. Rider offers more than 60 undergraduate programs in fine and performing arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, education and business, as well as 19 graduate programs principally in business, education and music.

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Colby-Sawyer College named the following students to the dean’s list for academic achievement during the 2009 fall semester: Aimee Elizabeth Cates, a Class of 2011 business administration major from Camden, and Rachel Catherine Keefe, a Class of 2013 biology major from Rockland. Colby-Sawyer, founded in 1837, is a comprehensive liberal arts college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee region of central New Hampshire.

BANGOR — Molly Handville-Derrig of Rockport earned high honors at the New England School of Communications, an affiliate of Husson University, for the fall 2009, semester.

DURHAM, N.H. — Olivia O’Hara earned dean’s list honors at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2009 semester. She is a first-year health management and policy student. She graduated from Rockland District High School. Her parents are Robert and Anne O’Hara.




Shake a Leg, Partners in Enrichment fundraiser


Fill Your Belly, Shake a Leg at
Contra Dance Benefit March 19
The public is invited to a pasta dinner and contra dance Friday, March 19 at Lincolnville Central School. Ti’ Acadie, a well-known Maine dance and folk trio will provide the music and calling.

The event is a benefit for Partners for Enrichment, the volunteer non-profit which brings arts and science enrichment programs to the K-8 students of Appleton, Hope and Lincolnville.

Snow date for the event is April 2. Dinner, featuring pasta, salad, bread and homemade desserts, begins at 6 p.m. Dancing begins at 7 p.m.~ Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. Tickets are available at Appleton Village School, Hope Elementary School and Lincolnville Central School.

Based in Bowdoin, Ti’ Acadie (say: TEE ah kah DEE) is Pam Weeks, Jim Joseph and Bill Olsen. All have been performing for decades; they’ve been together as a group since the mid-1990s.

Ti’ Acadie is a dance band and folk trio from Maine, part of the region including the Canadian maritime provinces known as Acadia (“Ti’ Acadie” is slang for “a little Acadia” in French). Pam, Jim and Bill have been playing together for nearly 20 years, first in a contra dance band (Scrod
Pudding) that plays a lot of French Canadian and old-timey dance tunes, later as the folk trio, Ti’ Acadie.

Pam and Jim love Cajun music and decided to attend the Cajun/Creole week at Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia a number of years ago. They came back to Maine eager to start a Cajun band (Jimmyjo & the Jumbol’ayuhs), and to incorporate a new direction into Ti’ Acadie. Since then they have been down to southwest Louisiana several times to investigate the musical link between northern “Acadian” and southern “Cajun” music.

The two musical forms have been separated for hundreds of years, yet are so closely related. Ti’ Acadie not only plays Cajun and Acadian music, but also Quebecois, New England, old-time southern tunes and songs, and original tunes written by band “tunesmith,” Pam Weeks, which range from sizzling reels and jigs to mesmerizing aires and sweet waltzes. Ti’ Acadie is well-known for their close harmony vocals, unusual variety of instruments, and surprising versatility — the band is equally at home playing concerts, community dances, festivals, contra or Cajun dances, town celebrations, or presenting interactive dance and music programs in schools.
For more information about Partners for Enrichment or the March 19 contra dance, please call Jane Cummons at 763-4471.
Watch for information to come home today with your students Concerning the 8th Grade Dinner and Auction to be held on March 12!!
You wonÕt want to miss it!!!!