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    February 18, 2010

    Nar-Anon program reaches out to families, loved ones of the addicted

    "Substance abuse is the secret problem of the Midcoast," said Frederick Newcomb of Owls Head on Feb. 15. "It's the monster that lurks beneath the surface." Fred and Jane Newcomb have been facilitating a Nar-Anon Family Group in Rockland for about six years. The group meets once a week and offers anonymous support to the friends and family members of drug addicts. The couple became concerned about the drug ...

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    February 18, 2010

    Humane Society has ‘purrfect’ companions

    Was Valentine's Day a disappointment? Are you still looking for someone who is excited to see you when you walk through the door at the end of each and every day? Who listens without judgment? Won't notice if you've gained a few extra pounds? Enjoys walks in the park or picnics at the beach? Or likes to stay in and curl up on the couch with a good book and won't tell anyone that you secretly like watching re-runs ...

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    February 17, 2010

    Camden Conference focuses attention on Afghanistan, Pakistan, India

    The 2010 Camden Conference will focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan and India — an area termed the most challenging in the world by many 2009 conference speakers. The conference will offer specific and broad presentations on issues raised within the turbulent region as well as the role of U.S. policies and programs in this "crossroads of conflict." The conference will open Friday, Feb. 19 with the keynote address ...

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    February 17, 2010

    Carpenter serves on Seawolf-class submarine

    Steven A. Carpenter of Cushing is currently serving on board the Seawolf-class submarine USS Connecticut, which is based at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Wash. Carpenter is a 2007 graduate of Rockland District High School. He is the son of Andrew and Darla Carpenter of Owls Head and Nicole Dabrio of Cushing. He is the grandson of Barbara Carpenter of Rockland and the late Melvin Carpenter and John and Linda ...

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    February 16, 2010

    Thomaston Grammar School honor roll

    Thomaston Grammar School announced that the following students earned a spot on the second quarter honor roll for the 2009-2010 academic year: Fifth-grade high honors: Cassie Butler, Kelsey Brooks, Martin King, Katherine Kunn, Kyle Long, Jaymie McMahon, Meredith Mitchell and Haylie Witham. Honors: Judith Barstow, Mackenzie Barnhart, Casey Benner, Jillian Brooks, Isabella Cross, Coby Dorr, Kaydin Frederick, ...

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    February 16, 2010

    University of Maine dean’s list

    University of Maine recognized the following students with dean's list honors for the fall 2009 semester: Quinn Bardon of Camden Alexander Calabi of Camden Megan Callen of Camden Todd Conner of Camden Kyle Ettinger of Camden Mary Fagan of Camden Alyssa Manzi of Camden Owen McGlamery of Camden Keira Monahan of Camden Julia Nason of Camden Christian Pieri of Camden Jeffrey Whittier of ...

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    February 16, 2010

    ParentWorks offers six-week course on communication

    ParentWorks is a nonprofit organization based in Knox County that provides monthly parenting education classes to families experiencing separation and divorce. The classes have run successfully for more than a decade. In response to frequent requests for a more in-depth parenting class, ParentWorks has developed a six-week course titled "What Our Children Need Us To Know." The purpose of the course is to ...

  • Published
    February 15, 2010

    Federated Church hosts Cub Scout Den 215 at Sunday service

    The Cub Scouts of Den 215 and their families recently worshiped with the congregation of the Federated Church of Thomaston. Scouts participated in the reading of the scriptures, the greeting of arriving parishioners, families and friends from Thomaston, and as ushers passing out the offering plate. The Federated Church has hosted weekly meetings of Cub Scout Den 215 every Friday, with the annual Pine Tree Derby ...

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    February 15, 2010

    Apprentice Treks connects students with boat builders and historians

    Trekkers is introducing Apprentice Treks, a new program open to all eighth-graders living in Thomaston, St. George and Cushing. Apprentice Treks will be a collaboration between Trekkers and one of the oldest traditional boat building schools in the country, the Apprenticeshop in Rockland (formerly known as Atlantic Challenge). Apprentice Treks will offer young people the opportunity to learn how to build their ...

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    February 15, 2010

    Ashwood Waldorf School announces 25th anniversary scholarship program

    In celebration of 25 years of serving children in kindergarten though eighth grade in the Midcoast, Ashwood Waldorf School has created an outreach scholarship program designed to introduce Waldorf education to new families and strengthen the growth of the student body. The Gift of Waldorf Education scholarships provide a limited number of 75 percent tuition discounts for first-time students. The program is not ...


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