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    March 19, 2010

    Go Maine provides bicycle racks for Thomaston library

    Go Maine, a statewide commuter service organization, has given two bicycle racks to the Thomaston Public Library to encourage residents to use their bicycles more often. The Bike Racks for ME program provides bike racks for workplaces and public buildings at an 80 percent discount. It is a joint effort by the Maine Department of Transportation, Go Maine, Commuter Connections and the Bicycle Coalition of ...

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    March 19, 2010

    Have fun, volunteer all at the same time

    We're not sure about you, but some of the people here at the shelter -- on two and four legs both -- are having a bit of difficulty adjusting to the time change. It's dark again in the morning. Crimanentlies! Collin is now out of his cage and has officially resumed his duties as deputy office manager. We are all mighty glad to have him back, though we are keeping a close eye on his avoirdupois. We're also ...

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    March 19, 2010

    Lively auctions support maritime youth

    Two organizations that work to benefit young people with connections to the sea held fundraising auctions in the Midcoast this month. Fishermen's Forum raises scholarship funds for 17 students On March 5, the Maine Fishermen's Forum hosted its 13th annual scholarship auction, raising more than $17,000 for students throughout the state who are members of fishing families. According to Forum Coordinator Chilloa ...

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    March 18, 2010

    Nathan Soule named geographic bee semifinalist

    Nathan Soule has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2010 Maine Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Nathan is a seventh-grade student at Hope Elementary School. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine a school’s geographic bee winner. School-level winners ...

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    March 18, 2010

    Medomak Valley announces science fair winners

    Medomak Valley High School's Science Department held the annual science fair in the gym on March 17. Approximately 60 biology projects done by sophomore students were exhibited along with several projects done by the honors physics students. The judges were 15 adults who were trained or work professionally in the sciences. The following students placed in the fair: College prep singles: • First place: Joseph ...

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    March 18, 2010

    Pioneer Grange offers scholarships

    Pioneer Grange in East Union will offer scholarships for students that have completed at least one year of higher education beyond high school. Applicants must be a resident of Union or have at least one parent that lives in Union. The deadline for applications is May 1. For more information or to get a scholarship application, contact Milton Parsons at 785-4254 or Harriet Carroll at 785-2321. Pioneer ...

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    March 18, 2010

    Lura Libby students solve quest along Medomak River

    On March 16, Lura Libby's fourth-graders boarded a bus in Thomaston bound for downtown Waldoboro. Their mission was to solve the quests (community treasure hunts) that their teachers created at the Quebec-Labrador Foundation's Questing Program's 2009 Summer Teachers Institute called Questing to Learn: Connecting Schools, Kids, and Communities. Delia Clark, an internationally recognized leader in place-based ...

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    March 18, 2010

    Rockland library to host Coyote – America’s Songdog

    The Rockland Public Library in conjunction with the Georges River Land Trust will present the program Coyote – America’s Songdog on Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room. Conservation biologist Geri Vistein will give a slide-talk on the coyote’s long history on the North American continent, its relationship with Native peoples, its complex relationship with the ecosystem, and its ...

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    March 18, 2010

    Holy Week schedule at Rockland Congregational Church

    The Holy Week schedule at the Rockland Congregational Church will include: March 28, Palm Sunday at 10 a.m.: Worship service with Procession of Palms. April 1, Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m.: Service of Communion and Tenebrae. April 2, Good Friday at noon: Good Friday Vigil Service. April 4, Easter Sunday: 5:35 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service at the Rockland Boardwalk Gazebo (gather promptly at 5:30 a.m.); 6:30 ...

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    March 18, 2010

    The trouble with litters

    Have you ever heard a friend or neighbor say, "Maybe we'll let her have just one litter of kittens." Or perhaps you have said to yourself, "Just one litter of kittens for the kids." Here are some staggering statistics that should give you pause for thought. According to SpayUSA, an unspayed female dog, her mate and all of their puppies and their puppies' puppies, if none are ever neutered or spayed, add up to ...

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