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    January 16, 2010

    Seasoned Worker Forum to examine opportunities for older workers

    Seasoned Workforce, in conjunction with the Rockland CareerCenter and some local businesses, will host a Seasoned Worker Forum on Friday, Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the CareerCenter in the Breakwater Marketplace. "We're starting to crawl out of the worst recession many of us have ever seen — but we're coming out of it with many new opportunities and 2010 will be a much better year," said Dave Tomm, president...

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    January 16, 2010

    Transportation museum to host program on stage coach history

    New Hampshire Historical Society librarian William Copeley will speak on the history of one of New England's most significant carriage builders and maker of the Concord Stage Coach, the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord, N.H., at the Owls Head Transportation Museum on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. Admission is free. The program will be a narrated visual history of the Abbot-Downing Company, which was in business ...

  • Published
    January 15, 2010

    Georges River Land Trust conserves South Thomaston farmland

    The Georges River Land Trust on Dec. 30 permanently protected the Paulsen Farm in South Thomaston with a conservation easement. The 252-acre farm has been actively farmed for more than 50 years; currently, beef cattle graze the fields on both sides of Route 131. Two years ago, Donald Paulsen donated an easement on the 11 acres he owns on the west side of Route 131. This past month he sold an agricultural ...

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    January 15, 2010

    Spectrum Generations highlights Montano’s volunteer service

    Many years ago Martin Luther King Jr. Day evolved from a day of remembrance and honor to a day of service. It was close to this day four years ago that Marilyn Montano decided to give more than a day of service. She signed on to volunteer at the Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center. Since that day, Montano has answered phones, greeted consumers, organized monthly bulletins for delivery and mail, and ...

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    January 15, 2010

    Maine Parent Federation to offer workshops on homework, preparing for kindergarten

    The Maine Parent Federation will offer two one-night workshops for parents at Five Town CSD Adult Education this winter. The first workshop, Homework Tips for Parents, will be held Thursday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The workshop will cover questions such as why teachers assign homework and how to best support a child on homework matters. The workshop will offer information about how to help a child get the ...

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    January 15, 2010

    Camden High School Class of 1953 meets for lunch

    Sixteen members and spouses of the Camden High School Class of 1953 met Jan. 14 at the Elm Street Grill in Camden for lunch. Those present were Hazel Ames, Eleanor MacDonald, Sylvia Lundevall, Joan Bennett, Ed and Liz Blackington, Richard Freeman, Ron and Harriett McIntyre, Ralph and Pat Miller, Faye Leland Ramon and Margaret Collomer, and Fred and Viola Wheeler. A time of memorial was led by Ralph Miller for ...

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    January 15, 2010

    KeyBank names Chamberlain relationship manager for business banking

    KeyBank announced that Michael Chamberlain has been named relationship manager for business banking. Chamberlain is responsible for business lending and developing and growing business relationships throughout KeyBank's coastal/central market. He is based at 331 Main St. in Rockland. Prior to joining KeyBank, Chamberlain was assistant vice president for commercial banking at Northeast Bank in Augusta. He was ...

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    January 15, 2010

    Camden National Bank names Delano Waldoboro branch manager

    Crystal Wadsworth-Delano was recently named Camden National Bank's Waldoboro branch manager. In her new role, Delano will have responsibility for business development and the day-to-day operations of the Waldoboro branch. Delano has worked at Camden National Bank for the past 10 years, most recently as commercial loan administrator. Delano started her career with Camden National as a teller, before being ...

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    January 15, 2010

    Medomak Valley to host Poetry Out Loud competition

    The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with state arts agencies of the United States to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. The program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. After successful pilot ...

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    January 14, 2010

    Animal shelter offers tips to keep pets safe in winter

    The weather forecast calls for more below freezing temperatures outside so it's important to follow these basic tips to keep your pets safe this winter season. When outside, provide your pet with adequate shelter. So, what does that mean? Make sure it is draft free and large enough to turn around in but small enough to retain body heat. Don't forget to line it with straw, not newspapers or towels as they retain ...


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