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    March 7, 2010

    Miller School students explore Goose River quest site

    Scott Kady and Carol Lariviere's fifth-grade students from Miller School took a special kind of field trip to the Medomak Valley Land Trust's Peace Corps Preserve on Finntown Road in Waldoboro on March 3. The students' goal was to learn as much as possible from community experts about the quest site. Quests are community treasure hunts created to help people explore and learn more about the special places of ...

  • Published
    March 6, 2010

    Healthy Living Through Literacy series continues with online resource

    Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine and Nancy Laite of Health Maine Partners will present a workshop titled "Keep ME Well" in the computer lab at McLain School, 28 Lincoln St. in Rockland. The workshop will explore how to use the keepmewell.org Web site to gauge personal wellness and find the health care services one needs to maintain or improve a healthy lifestyle. "This offering is really exciting ...

  • Published
    March 6, 2010

    Mid-Coast Audubon to host Spring Ice-Breaker Party

    Mid-Coast Audubon will host a potluck lunch Saturday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UMaine Cooperative Extension office at 377 Manktown Road in Waldoboro, across from Medomak Valley High School. The Spring Ice-Breaker Party is an opportunity to share bird and nature stories, as well as a favorite dish. There will be an ongoing slideshow of Don Reimer's bird photos to help attendees hone identification ...

  • Published
    March 6, 2010

    Scuttlebutt

    According to the Web site wordorigins.org, "Scuttlebutt is an early 19th century nautical term for an open cask of water kept on deck for use by the crew. The term comes from scuttle — to cut a hole in — and butt — a large cask. Sailors would gather about the cask and trade stories and gossip, much like modern office workers do at the water cooler or coffee pot. By the turn of the 20th century, American sailors ...

  • Published
    March 5, 2010

    Renys fills shopping carts for Haiti-bound doctors

    The Camden Renys donated supplies needed by Penobscot Bay Medical Center physicians traveling to Haiti this week. Drs. Lars Ellison, Kevin Olehnik and Randy Lowe are traveling to Leogane, Haiti, to provide medical care to earthquake victims. This is the first trip for Lowe. Ellison and Olehnik, as well as Dr. Doug Cole, have assisted in Haiti several times. Renys donated dozens of items to the doctors, filling ...

  • Published
    March 5, 2010

    Annual Gem and Mineral Show comes to Portland

    The Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society will present its 27th annual Gem and Mineral Show at the University of Southern Maine's Sullivan Gymnasium, 96 Falmouth St. in Portland, on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year MMGS invites retail dealers that present diverse jewelry, cut gems, rough stones, a multitude of fossils, and mineral specimens of ...

  • Published
    March 5, 2010

    Students learn about nation’s past during February break

    Seventeen ninth-grade students and four 12th-grade leaders from Georges Valley High School recently returned from the Trekkers Ride Through History expedition. Students traveled to Boston, Mass.; Camden, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Washington, D.C. to explore the sights and sounds of the nation's history. Through tours, interactive multi-media displays, group discussions and lots of bus time, the students were ...

  • Published
    March 5, 2010

    Thanks for donations

    This week we want to extend special recognition to Dave Landry and his great crew at Superior Restoration Services in Camden for their great service in donating time to reseal the floors of our dog kennels. To Dave, Dave Fifield, Don Martz, Scott Tait and Aaron Tremblay: tons of thanks and waves of paws applause. We simply could not continue to function as a vital community service without the kind of support ...

  • Published
    March 5, 2010

    Scholarship created for Mainers in Young Artists Program

    Maine Media Workshops announced the launch of a new scholarship fund for Maine high school students attending its Young Artists Program. Partnering with Camden National Bank, Maine Media Workshops has committed $10,000 for Maine Youth Scholarships in 2010. The Young Artist Program, which takes place in June, July and August, provides opportunities for students ages 14 to 17 to study photography, filmmaking, ...

  • Published
    March 4, 2010

    United Mid-Coast Charities has successful Light-A-Luminary season

    Several local groups of young people pitched in this winter to make United Mid-Coast Charities’ Light-A-Luminary campaign a success, according to the organization. Although the economy was suffering, local citizens supported the annual UMCC effort, purchasing kits and lighting them on Christmas Eve around the area. Camden Hills Regional High School students, through their National Honor Society chapter, play a ...


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