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    March 11, 2010

    Hope news

    Special supper and auction Do you remember what you are doing Friday night, March 12? You are going to the Hope Elementary School for supper and an auction. This event is sponsored by the eighth-grade class. This year's theme is "Cabin Fever Reliever." The community is invited to celebrate almost the end of winter with a spectacular spaghetti dinner, complete with fresh green salad, warm bread and beverage and ...

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    March 11, 2010

    Islesboro news

    Islesboro Central School Change continues in big ways at Islesboro Central School and after a quick tour of the progress of the renovation and addition project, it is even more exciting to see plans and dreams become reality. The project, which is approximately 70 percent complete, is moving along smoothly under the watchful eyes of the Ledgewood Contracting firm and has recently received a big nod of approval ...

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    March 11, 2010

    Lincolnville news

    Municipal meetings All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, March 17 the conservation committee meets at 5 p.m. at the Lincolnville Improvement Association building at 33 Beach Road. Also Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. the comprehensive plan review committee meets. Daylight saving time starts Saturday night. Spring ahead by setting your clocks ahead one hour when ...

  • Published
    March 10, 2010

    Party held in honor of Hope’s retired town clerk

    More than 100 people gathered recently at the Hope Town Hall to wish Florance Merrifield well upon her retirement from her job as town clerk and tax collector, a post she held for 32 years. Elizabeth O'Haverty designed and painted a special good luck card. Merrifield was given a plaque from the state of Maine recognizing her service to the people of Hope, a guest book that people signed with good wishes for her ...

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    March 10, 2010

    Team Bowditch cycles through New Mexico

    Paul Dorr of Rockland, with his teammate Clint Valentine of Mansfield, Mass., have reached the Continental Divide and were in Datil, N.M., on March 6, bicycling across the country to San Diego in an effort to raise funds for breast cancer research. The bicyclists were treated to a warm welcome at the Mary Mac Cafe in Datil, elevation 7,500 feet. Earlier this winter, The Natchez Democrat in Mississippi ...

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    March 10, 2010

    Camden Hills hosts Aspirations Fair

    The MELMAC grant obtained by the Five Town Community School District two years ago funds programs in the schools to inspire and facilitate students' postsecondary aspirations. The program was founded to ensure that each Camden Hills Regional High School graduate develops a plan for their years following graduation. It strives to eliminate any existing informational, cultural or financial barriers that would stand ...

  • Published
    March 9, 2010

    Murphy chosen for national education panel to review science assessment

    Mary Marguerite Murphy of Five Town Consolidated School District in Rockport was one of 90 panelists chosen to help with the study for setting achievement standards for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress in science for grades four, eight and 12. The panelists, who were selected from a nationwide pool of nearly 700 nominees, were chosen for their contributions to science instruction and to ...

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    March 9, 2010

    Children’s House Montessori School offers tickets for CedarWorks raffle

    The Children's House Montessori School announced the kick-off to its fourth annual CedarWorks raffle. This year the prize is the winner's choice. The winning ticket holder can choose from a variety of products donated by CedarWorks: a Play-A-Round playset, an indoor playset from CedarWorks' new Rhapsody line, or one of CedarWorks' new play beds. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each or three tickets for $25. ...

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    March 9, 2010

    Midcoast group offers Depression and Bipolar Support Meetings

    The Midcoast Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is a peer-run support group that holds weekly meetings. The meetings are open to all: people with a diagnosed mood disorder, people who think they might have one, people with family or friends with a mood disorder, and people who want to learn more about depression and bipolar disorder for any reason. Depression and Bipolar Support Meetings are held in ...

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    March 9, 2010

    Shorey promoted at Damariscotta Bank & Trust

    The board of directors of Damariscotta Bank & Trust Co. recently announced the appointment of Grace Shorey to the position of assistant vice president and treasurer. Shorey originally joined the bank in 1983 in the operations department. After leaving the workforce to raise her children, she returned to the bank in 1999. She was promoted to operations supervisor in August 2002. In 2004 she was promoted to ...


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