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    February 8, 2010

    Education briefs: kindergarten registration, Mad Science Night, scholarships

    SAD 28 kindergarten registration CAMDEN — Maine School Administrative District 28 is pleased to welcome all students who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, 2010, and will be attending kindergarten in September 2010. Parents are asked to contact the school secretary at 236-7807 as soon as possible and registration materials will then be mailed to the parents. Children will be scheduled for a visit to ...

  • Published
    February 8, 2010

    Free Tai Ji introductory class

    A free introductory Ji Chi class will be given Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St. in Camden. Tai ji or Tai Chi is an art that provides gentle exercise and promotes healing energy. The free class will be lead by Priyadarshi. Previously affiliated with the Zen Bei Butokukai for 20 years, Priyadarshi studied Tai Ji, Qi Gong and other meditative and martial arts under Brian Ricci, ...

  • Published
    February 7, 2010

    Benefit supper planned for Wendell Wentworth

    A benefit supper for Wendell Wentworth will be held Saturday, March 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in Union. Wentworth has been diagnosed with cancer. He has been hospitalized at Maine Medical Center for the past three weeks due to complications. Wentworth has been the service manager at Union Farm Equipment since 1999 and was the service manager at Shepard Nissan for 25 years before that. He is ...

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    February 7, 2010

    Work of conservation districts showcased at Statehouse

    The Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District recently participated in Conservation District Day at the Statehouse Hall of Flags in Augusta. All of the conservation districts in Maine work together and are members of the Maine Association of Conservation Districts. Each individual district has the unique ability to set important natural resource priorities and guide their implementation at the local level ...

  • Published
    February 7, 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
    February 6, 2010

    Rockland Farmers’ Market seeks additional vendors for 2010 season

    The Rockland Farmers' Market held the first of its annual business meetings on Jan. 21 to elect officers and begin the process of planning the new season. Caitlin Hunter of Appleton Creamery in Appleton was re-elected president. Ruth Maxfield of Aunt Polly's Pantry in Rockland was re-elected secretary/vice president. John Barnstein of Maine-ly Poultry in Warren was re-elected treasurer. Market dates were set ...

  • Published
    February 6, 2010

    University of Maine at Augusta dean’s list

    The following local students earned dean's list honors at the University of Maine at Augusta during the fall 2009 term: Amelia Pease of Appleton, Nellie Burns of Camden, Bibi Talebi of Camden, Valerie Young of Friendship, Alicen Heintzman of Hope, Christina Lord of Hope, Sierra Meservey of Hope, Kim Anderson of Jefferson, Brent Adams of Rockland, Kristin Belyea of Rockland, Michelle Blum of Rockland, Joshua ...

  • Published
    February 6, 2010

    Literacy group offers free workshop on reading prescription labels

    Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine invites community members to participate in its next Healthy Living Through Literacy workshop, which is about the proper disposal of medications and reading prescription labels. The workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Mid-Coast Adult Learning Center, 28 Lincoln St. (second floor of McLain School) in Rockland. The workshops help adults make improved ...

  • Published
    February 5, 2010

    New seminars announced for Maine Fishermen’s Forum

    The 35th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum will be held Thursday-Saturday, March 4-6, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. This year's seminars will include several different subjects, including aquaculture site leasing, ocean energy and wind power, an experimental summer shrimp-fishery round table, a public hearing for Amendment 5 to the Monkfish Management Plan, changes in scallop management, and market strategies....

  • Published
    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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