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    January 18, 2010

    Policy forum discusses 2009 referendum election, implications for 2010

    The contrasting results of the TABOR and Marriage Equality questions present interesting challenges and opportunities for progressives in this year's elections, according to a press release from Engage Maine. Data collected during the 2009 election provides important insight about how to mobilize progressive voters. The Knox County Policy Forum, meeting at the Camden Public Library on Jan. 27 at 5:15 p.m., will ...

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    January 18, 2010

    YMCA paves the way for Derek O’Brien

    The Penobscot Bay YMCA announced that the front doors of its Union Street facility are now fully handicap accessible. The project came about as a way to help Derek O'Brien, a YMCA member who was paralyzed in a swimming accident several years ago, as well as other physically limited individuals become more independent. Beginning last summer, community members were asked to purchase a personalized $100 engraved ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Helping Haiti through United Methodist Committee on Relief

    The earthquake in Haiti and the resulting devastation are a source of anguish for many. Members of Rockland's Aldersgate United Methodist Church have started their response with the collection of monetary donations for UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. "UMCOR already has seven trained teams on the ground in Haiti - they had been working there for many years," said the Rev. Jackie Brannen. "Most ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Hodges to discuss prospects for Maine’s economic development at Camden library

    Brian Hodges, the acting deputy commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, will speak at the Camden Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. on the theme of "Is Maine Going Anywhere?" The library is hosting a series of speakers during January, and has received a strong public response to speakers such as Dan Bookham and Hannah Pingree. Hodges, before taking his current ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Chamber of commerce offers deals with dining cards

    The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has two dining cards for sale called Maine Discovery Coast Dining cards. The offers on the cards include 11 participating restaurants on the breakfast/lunch card and 13 restaurants on the evening dining card. The offers vary per restaurant and are described in detail on the back of the cards -- for example buy an ice cream and get another ice cream free, or buy an ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Kiwanis Club meeting for Jan. 11

    President Jackie Harjula called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was sung by Marj Kinney and President Harjula. There were many guests: an Interclub from Augusta (Carolyn Perry, Alice Savage, Linda Wohl, Kim and Paul Michaud, and Bob West), New England District Governor Dave Koohy, RDHS Key Club members Cat and Kataro, and Keith Bellafleur.Committee reportsMeals on Wheels: ...

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    January 17, 2010

    St. George winter series looks at history and future of alewives

    If the alewives in St. George are back, where have they been? The answer is absent without offspring. For years. But change is coming. Students at the St. George School formed a bucket brigade last spring to stock the marsh in Tenants Harbor with young alewives provided by the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Now the students and the community are preparing for the return in four years of mature females. ...

  • Published
    January 16, 2010

    Kiwanis plans second organizational meeting for Aktion Club

    After a successful exploratory meeting that was met with great enthusiasm and encouragement, a second Aktion Club organizational meeting has been scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Methodist Conference Home on Summer Street in Rockland. Representatives from the Kiwanis Club of Rockland and the Kiwanis New England District, along with those from group homes and service providers for disabled ...

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    January 16, 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 ...

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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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