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    February 24, 2010

    Maine Community Foundation awards grant to Out!…As I Want To Be

    The Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation recently awarded $7,500 to Out!...As I Want To Be to hire a part-time staffer to establish collaborative relationships with other youth-oriented organizations and the community, and to launch a significant fundraising effort for the future. Dora Lievow was hired in February. Out!...As I Want To Be has been serving young people on an all-volunteer basis for 15 ...

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    February 24, 2010

    New ownership team, menu and decor at Boathouse Restaurant and Raw Bar

    A new ownership team is in place at The Boathouse Restaurant and Raw Bar on Ocean Street. Former owner Mike Smallidge has sold his share of the restaurant to charter employees Erik Shamus O'Connor, the restaurant's bar manager, and Jon Hersey, the executive chef, putting them at the helm with the third owner, Mike Bex, a longtime local restaurant owner. Hersey and O'Connor have been working at The Boathouse ...

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    February 24, 2010

    Union Area Chamber of Commerce to host winter conference on business regulations

    The Union Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Conference will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Union Masonic Lodge. The title of the conference is "Regulations: How do they affect you and your business?" Attendees are urged to arrive at 6 p.m. so they can meet with the speakers and network prior to the program at 6:30 p.m. Peter B. Beaulieu, director of the Sales, Fuel & Special Tax Division of Maine Revenue ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Ryan Newton completes basic training at Lackland Air Force Base

    Air Force Airman First Class Ryan M. Newton recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Kieve hosts program for veterans and families

    Kieve-Wavus recently completed two five-day pilot programs for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. The program gave veterans and their families a chance to reconnect and enjoy a range of physical, creative and healing activities on the Kieve campus. For many, program activities such as yoga, tai chi, rock climbing, whittling, acupuncture, snowshoeing and pottery were new and welcomed adventures. "We saw an ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Young Republicans to host gubernatorial debate

    Mid-Coast Young Republicans will host a Republican Gubernatorial Debate on Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Medomak Valley High School on Manktown Road in Waldoboro. The moderator for the evening's debate will be Ray Richardson, radio co-host of WLOB 95.5. The 2010 Republican candidates confirmed for the debate are Steve Abbot, Bill Beardsley, Matt Jacobson, Peter Mills, Paul LePage, Les Otten ...

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    February 23, 2010

    SAD 40 shines for Youth Art Month

    March is Youth Art Month and each school in Maine School Administrative District 40 celebrates this event by selecting a piece of student art to be exhibited at the Portland  Museum of Art. The annual exhibition is sponsored by the Maine Art Education Association in conjunction with the national Youth Art Month celebration. The show will run from Saturday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, April 4 at PMA, 7 Congress ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Funeral honors available to veterans

    Active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve or Merchant Marine service members who received an honorable discharge are entitled to a military funeral honors ceremony at no cost to the family. "The rendering of military funeral honors is a tribute and a way to show our nation's deep gratitude to veterans and their families who are entitled," said Frank Norwood, Maine military funeral honors coordinator. Secti...

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    February 23, 2010

    Maine Adult Education Day at Hall of Flags

    The Maine Adult Education Association held the annual Maine Adult Education Day at the Hall of Flags in the Statehouse on Feb. 10. For the eighth year, Gov. John Baldacci took part in the event, talking with adult learners, many of whom are dislocated workers, and speaking to the group on the importance of adult education in the development of Maine's workforce. Six adult learners, all involved in retraining or ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Garden club gathers to discuss Sterlingtown settlers

    Thirteen members of the Camden Garden Club met in Sherry Cobb's home in Union to discuss Ben Ames Williams' classic novel "Come Spring," which tells the story of the first settlers in Sterlingtown, now known as Union. A wonderful lunch followed at Come Spring Cafe. The Camden Garden Club welcomes new members. Anyone interested can contact Paige Pendleton at P.O. Box 952, Camden, ME 04843.          


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