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    January 20, 2010

    Williams offers personal lines insurance at Allen Agency

    Ben Williams of Belfast has joined the Allen Agency as a personal lines insurance producer. A graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, Williams has 10 years experience in banking and insurance. A former senior credit analyst for MBNA, he holds two insurance licenses in Maine: life and health and property and casualty. Personal lines insurance includes coverage for auto, home and things such as ...

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    January 20, 2010

    Sokol to serve again with drinking water program

    The Maine Conservation Corps on Jan. 5 welcomed Frank Sokol of Camden to serve as an environmental educator and AmeriCorps volunteer at the Maine Center for Disease Control's Drinking Water Program in Augusta. The Maine Conservation Corps places AmeriCorps volunteers throughout Maine to complete conservation and environmental education projects. Sokol is a 1976 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he ...

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    January 20, 2010

    Coastal Children’s Museum offers new exhibits to excite imaginations

    The Coastal Children's Museum, located in the museum complex on Mechanic Street in Rockland, is planning a grand opening event for the spring. Meanwhile, it is a perfect antidote to winter blahs and a sure-fire cabin fever preventative. The museum has been steadily growing since it opened its doors last summer. In addition to a wide range of challenging, interactive games and puzzles, art projects, a woodwork ...

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    January 20, 2010

    Gordon Trio provides decade of entertainment at Windward Gardens

    The Gordon Trio has been performing for the elderly at Windward Gardens since 2000. The family includes Harper on cello, Devon on violin, and Aidan on piano. The Gordon children have been going to Windward Gardens once a month for the last 10 years. This month was their 10-year anniversary.

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    January 20, 2010

    Making the grade with geography

    Camden-Rockport Elementary School held its annual National Geographic Society Geography Bee on Jan. 11 with Principal Jan Staples as judge and timekeeper. All fourth graders participated in a preliminary competition just before the December break. Ten students then moved on to the final school round held on Jan. 11, and in the end, the 2010 school champion was Harry Homans, who will next take a written test to ...

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    January 20, 2010

    Buckheit named to dean’s list

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Cadet Zachary Scott Buckheit, of Camden, achieved dean's list status at the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, for the fall semester of the 2009-2010 academic year. Buckheit is seeking a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Dean's List recognition is given to those cadets and active duty military students registered for 12 or more semester hours whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or ...

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    January 19, 2010

    Realizing Maine’s Worth in Rockport

    State Sen. Chris Rector hosted Rockport officials Jan. 9 at the Statehouse. The group — including Town Manager Bob Peabody, Selectman Alexandra Fogel and Budget Committee member Larry Lehmann — attended the Maine Rural Partners press conference where the new MRP initiative Realizing Maine’s Worth was released. MRP is already working with pilot communities in Strong, Rockport and the Unity region to create local ...

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    January 19, 2010

    Penobscot School launches spring semester

    The Penobscot School is launching its spring semester with the largest and most diversecourse offerings of its history. Courses offered include learning Italian with comic books,Thai cooking, language immersion weekends in the wild, and bookbinding in German.The school offers free weekly lunch gatherings and monthly potluck dinners in many languages. The school is located at 28 Gay Street, Rockland. To learn ...

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    January 19, 2010

    Federated Church in Thomaston supports relief efforts in Haiti

    The Federated Church in Thomaston/United Church of Christ/United Methodist Church through United Church Services' One Great Hour of Sharing sent money immediately to missionaries already in Haiti at ground zero to help people in peril. The Federated Church in Thomaston sends money annually to its Haiti missionaries for sponsored children with continued aid for nutritious food, health care, education and more. ...

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    January 19, 2010

    Heavenly Threads has new room, new volunteer

    Heavenly Threads, an upscale resale shop located at 57 Elm St. in Camden, has been a longtime community outreach program of the Congregational Church. The shop now offers the Upstairs Men's Room where high quality men's suits, sports jackets, shirts, ties, tuxedos and accessories are conveniently displayed for customers. Heavenly Threads also announced a new volunteer, John Perry. He has had a career of ...

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