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    February 5, 2010

    The First donates to economic development council

    The First recently presented a $2,500 sponsorship donation to the Knox/Waldo Regional Economic Development Council. Dan Daigneault, President and CEO of The First Bancorp, and Eric Belley, senior business relationship officer of Knox County, presented the check to Alan Hinsey, executive director of KWRED. "We at KWRED want to thank you for your commitment to economic development for the Knox and Waldo county ...

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    February 5, 2010

    Camden Hills honors Bianchi for range of musical skills

    Evan Bianchi earned student of the month honors for February from the Camden Hills Regional High School Visual and Performing Arts Department. Bianchi is a senior at Camden Hills. He has been involved in every aspect of the instrumental music program. He is first chair clarinetist in the concert and symphonic bands as well as pianist for the jazz band. He has been in the District 3 Honors Band for the past ...

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    February 5, 2010

    Making community connections at South School

    South School is opening its doors to parents and community organizations so that meaningful connections can be made. South School Community Connections, organized by Principal Jane Moore, will host its first Community Fair on Wednesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information from area organizations will be available to parents so they may enroll their children in various community programs. Organizations that ...

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    February 5, 2010

    Animal shelter re-opens to public

    The Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter reopened Feb. 2, after a protracted closure due to an outbreak of ringworm. There are so many people we want to thank: our staff, for their dedication to their task and the unremitting hard work they put in to make sure all the recommended actions were taken; our managers, who oversaw the work and didn't hesitate to scrub in themselves; the members of our board who ...

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    February 5, 2010

    National historic group picks Rockland as one of 12 distinctive destinations

    Rockland has been selected as one of a dozen "distinctive destinations" by a national preservation organization. The public will decide later this month which community out of the 12 will be the "fan favorite." "With great pride in its maritime past and present, Rockland blends tradition with an innovative spirit," said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "Visitors will ...

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    February 4, 2010

    Flynn wins Appleton Village School spelling bee

    Nine top classroom spellers took their places on stage Feb. 3 to compete for the title of top Appleton Village School spellers. Competing in the spelling bee were sixth-graders Kristen Keiran, Cameron Gushee and Casey Gilman, seventh-graders Brianna Flynn, Katie Moody and Carly Dorsky, and eighth-graders Dakota Maddocks, Hayley Williams and Bekah Hilt. Words flew by as spellers thought carefully, asked for ...

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    February 4, 2010

    Religion briefs: Wilderness Church, dinner to support Haiti

    Fish chowder supper SOUTH THOMASTON — A public fish chowder supper will be held at Peoples United Methodist Church in South Thomaston on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children; those 4 years and younger are free. The supper is to benefit the music program of the church. Chowder is made by master chowder Adrian Hooydonk and his wife. In addition to the chowder, the menu will ...

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    February 4, 2010

    Islesboro seeks students for magnet program

    Islesboro Central School is expanding its popular magnet program. In an effort to increase diversity for its middle and high school student bodies, ICS is seeking motivated students who are interested in low teacher/student ratios and individual attention. We currently have 14 magnet students and have limited space for more. There will be an information session Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Hutchinson ...

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    February 4, 2010

    Owls Head students raise $1,030 to help Haiti

    Lorrie Callaway's third-grade class at Owls Head Central School recently sponsored a fundraiser for the earthquake-shattered country of Haiti. The project came about because of a social studies lesson on what it means to be a good citizen. The children planned the project on their own from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29. The students first put donation cans in all the classrooms to get the entire school involved. Next they ...

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    February 4, 2010

    Community briefs: benefit dinner, new library director, free tai ji class

    Benefit dinner for Dana Hathorne WARREN — A spaghetti dinner and raffle to benefit Dana Hathorne will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Warren Odd Fellows Hall at Route 1 and Route 90. Hathorne is undergoing treatment for melanoma. Tickets cost $7 per person or $15 for a family. Children under 10 are free. Dinner will include spaghetti with sauce, salad, garlic bread and strawberry shortcake. ...


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