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  • Published
    January 7, 2010

    Thanks to shelter supporters

    We want to begin the new year with a huge “thank you!” to everyone who has supported the shelter this year in thought, word or deed, including lemonade stands, food drives, special events, donations and more. According to our good friend Bob Josselyn at Hannaford Supermarket, more than 50 of you donated the shelter supply bags he so kindly offered on our behalf over the holiday season. Despite ending 2009 with a ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Food drive is service project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Last year, President Barack Obama encouraged the tradition of service as a feature of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. This tradition continues locally through Wednesday, Jan. 20 with the Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Food Drive for the Thomaston Interfaith Fellowship Food Pantry and the Friendship Cushing Food Pantry. Additionally, this year's celebration will include a showing of a one-hour ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Kaplan Thompson Architects wins national award for BrightBuilt Barn

    The BrightBuilt Barn has won the 2009 LEED for Homes Innovative Project Award from the U.S. Green Building Council. Phil Kaplan, Tedd Benson of Bensonwood, and BrightBuilt Barn owner Keith Collins accepted the award at GreenBuild, the annual conference of the Green Building Council. "BrightBuilt Barn was selected for this award because it brings to life a vision of an evolved future for the homebuilding ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Gibbs Library offers amnesty for fines

    To celebrate the new year, Gibbs Library is offering amnesty for book fines through Feb. 14. Any patron who has an overdue book may return that book and have all fines forgiven. "We're most interested in having the books returned than collecting the fines," said Paulette Oboyski, president of the Washington Library Association. Books may be returned to the library during regular hours, or dropped in the ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Thomaston library to host storytelling sessions with town officials

    The Thomaston Public Library is introducing a series of monthly programs called the Saturday Family Story Hour. Each month a representative from the various Thomaston  boards, departments or committees will read a selection of stories to children of all ages. The community gathering will be an opportunity for families and elected and appointed Thomaston officers to share a fun hour together. The first program ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Willey wins raffle for lobster trap tree

    Walter "Sonny" Willey IV of Spruce Head is the winner for this year's raffle for the lobster trap tree. Willey won 100 traps used to build the lobster trap tree in Rockland. Proceeds from the raffle go to Rockland Main Street Inc., a partnership of residents, businesses and local government that enhances and protects the unique sense of place and economic vitality of downtown Rockland. In late November, a team ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Camden Garden Club announces Winter Horticultural Series

    The Camden Garden Club announced the schedule for its Winter Horticultural Series, which is co-sponsored by the garden club and the Camden Public Library. The free programs will be held Tuesday mornings from Jan. 26 to Feb. 23 in the Jean Picker Room at the Camden library. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., and the guest speaker will begin the program at 10 a.m. The schedule includes: Jan. 26: A Maine ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Coffin joins Rockland law firm to continue family business

    The law firm of Crandall, Hanscom & Collins in Rockland announced the addition of Justin S. Coffin as an associate to the firm. Justin Coffin received his bachelor of arts degree from University of Maine in Orono and his law degree from University of Maine School of Law. He is the grandson of retired Supreme Court Justice Samuel W. Collins Jr. He is the third generation of the Collins family in the firm, ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Café Miranda earns state’s Environmental Leader status

    The Office of Innovation and Assistance at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded Café Miranda the Environmental Leader (Green Business) Certification. The Environmental Leader program for restaurants and lodging businesses, a voluntary self-certification program, has certified 25 restaurants and 106 hotels and bed and breakfasts as green. The Maine DEP created the Environmental ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Jewelry-making classes in Camden

    Designer/goldsmith Patty Bolz of Camden is offering a second session of jewelry-making classes beginning this February. The six-week course is designed for beginning and intermediate level students and will focus on fabrication skills, various styles of stone setting, mechanics, and chain making. Wax carving and other techniques will be introduced as time and interest allow. This course provides the opportunity ...

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