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    January 5, 2010

    Café Miranda earns state’s Environmental Leader status

    The Office of Innovation and Assistance at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded Café Miranda the Environmental Leader (Green Business) Certification. The Environmental Leader program for restaurants and lodging businesses, a voluntary self-certification program, has certified 25 restaurants and 106 hotels and bed and breakfasts as green. The Maine DEP created the Environmental ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Jewelry-making classes in Camden

    Designer/goldsmith Patty Bolz of Camden is offering a second session of jewelry-making classes beginning this February. The six-week course is designed for beginning and intermediate level students and will focus on fabrication skills, various styles of stone setting, mechanics, and chain making. Wax carving and other techniques will be introduced as time and interest allow. This course provides the opportunity ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Ribeck earns prestigious physical therapy award

    For the eighth time in 10 years, a Simmons College student has received the American Physical Therapy Association's prestigious Ruth P. Hall Clinical Fellowship Award. This year's award, which is given annually to one physical therapy student in Massachusetts, was presented to Hannah Ribeck of West Rockport at the annual Massachusetts chapter meeting in November. Ribeck will graduate from Simmons College in May ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Bangor Savings Bank promotes Coleman and Burgess, hires Mamula

    Bangor Savings Bank recently announced the following promotions. Susan Coleman has been promoted to senior vice president of Bangor Savings Bank. As controller, Coleman is responsible for coordinating, maintaining and directing accounting personnel in completing day-to-day accounting activities and ensuring the bank is in compliance with internal policies, generally accepted accounting principles, and state and ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Camden Hills commends Marchetti for creative ceramic work

    The Visual & Performing Arts Department at Camden Hills Regional High School presented the January student of the month award to Henry Marchetti. Marchetti started working in the clay room as a junior and has been hooked ever since. As a senior, he has been involved in the clay process on a daily basis and his creative ceramic work has grown exponentially. He completed many bowls for the annual Empty Bowl ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Gilley joins Independent Educational Consultants Association

    The Independent Educational Consultants Association announced that Janis Gilley of Camden has been accepted as an associate member in the association. IECA associate members are professionals in the process of transitioning to a career in educational consulting. To qualify as an associate member, a consultant must have established an educational practice and have had a minimum of one year of experience in ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Aqua Maine says 2009 was third wettest year on record

    Aqua Maine reported 7.56 inches of precipitation during December at the Mirror Lake Weather Station. In 2009, the total precipitation was 72.36 inches. Last year, 6.02 inches of precipitation fell in December. The December average is 4.54 inches. The total precipitation in 2008 was 65.85 inches. The total precipitation for an average year is 47.85 inches. December snowfall in 2009 totaled 7 inches, compared ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Paolini to show artistic principles applied to gardens at Merryspring program

    Merryspring's 2010 Tuesday Talk Series will kick off Jan. 12 at noon with author and designer Judy Paolini giving an armchair tour of magnificent private gardens created by accomplished artists throughout New England, particularly in Maine. Paolini and photographer Nance Trueworthy are the co-authors of "The Inspired Garden: Twenty-Four Artists Share Their Vision" (published by Down East Books), a project that ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Wellness Designed Natural Family Medicine offers help with health in new year

    Dr. Deb Moskowitz announced the opening of her practice, Wellness Designed Natural Family Medicine. She invited Midcoast residents to come in and see how natural medicine can help them in the new year. While New Year's resolutions tend to be quite abundant this time of year, the beginning of a new year also gives people an opportunity to make a genuine commitment to their health. Through natural medicine, ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Pincince offers Oneness Blessing to promote inner peace and joy

    There is a phenomenon moving throughout the world known as Deeksha or the Oneness Blessing. It is a transfer of energy that brings about stillness and peace. This blessing, which is not associated with any religion, is given by touch on the top of the head or by intention. The purpose of the Oneness Blessing is to bring about a neuro-biological change in the person who receives it. The blessing stimulates and ...


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