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    January 9, 2010

    Agricultural trades show to be held Jan. 13-15

    The 68th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center Tuesday, Jan. 13, through Thursday, Jan. 15. More than 5,000 people from around the state are expected to attend the show, one of the state’s largest agricultural events. Hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, the show will feature dozens of lectures, demonstrations and meetings involving ...

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    January 8, 2010

    Education briefs: Young musicians honored, students of month, Regional College Night

    Which country, known for its fjords, has the longest coastline in Europe? APPLETON — Appleton Village School held its National Geographic Bee on Jan. 8. The winner was Katie Moody, grade seven. The runner-up was Nick Cammelieri, grade five. Three musicians honored for performance HOPE — Three Hope Elementary School students have earned regional honors in music. Gwenyvere Sewall, Tristan Fong and Isaiah ...

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    January 8, 2010

    Camden Winterfest to feature ice carving contest

    Camden Winterfest will return to the Camden Public Library and Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre for the eighth annual community celebration of winter on Saturday, Jan. 30. The popular event is presented by the Camden Public Library and the Winterfest Committee along with local sponsors. The centerpiece of Camden Winterfest remains the community ice carving event. A dozen teams representing local nonprofits, ...

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    January 8, 2010

    Political briefs: State of State address, Republicans to host LePage

    Knox County Republicans to host LePage ROCKLAND — The Knox County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Trade Winds Motor Inn, 2 Park Drive in Rockland. They will host Waterville Mayor Paul LePage, candidate for the Republican nomination for governor. The meeting will be preceded by a meet and greet starting at 6:30 p.m. LePage is a politically experienced businessman ...

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    January 8, 2010

    Rockland library to offer heart health workshop

    The Rockland Public Library will present a Nutrition for a Healthy Heart Workshop with nutrition counselor Holly Noonan on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room. Noonan will take a look at health in the larger context: Why are some parts of the world "hot spots" for heart disease while other places are "cold spots?" Did ancestors struggle with diseases such as heart disease? If not, why ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Cushing library to present ‘Guerrero’ Jan. 10

    The Cushing Public Library will host Alan Clark's drama "Guerrero," set in the year 1517, two years before the Conquest of Mexico, on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. Gonzalo Guerrero was a "sailor from Palos," one of 15 shipwrecked on a voyage from Panama to Santo Domingo around 1510. After spending two weeks in the ship's boat, the party drifted ashore on Mexico's Caribbean coast where they were captured by the ...

  • Published
    January 7, 2010

    Gamage joins Opus Consulting Group

    Ethan Gamage has joined Opus Consulting Group, a management consulting firm in Portland. Gamage, a senior consultant, brings more than 10 years of experience providing financial, technology and risk management in numerous industries including manufacturing, health care, insurance and retail. Gamage grew up in Union and graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 1994. He graduated from the University of Maine ...

  • Published
    January 7, 2010

    Animal shelter can help with New Year’s resolutions

    Happy new year. Did you make a New Year's resolution this year? Believe it or not, the Humane Society of Knox County provides plenty of opportunities to successfully fulfill many of the top resolutions that people make. Did you promise to get in better shape? Why not walk a shelter dog. It is great exercise and the dogs really appreciate the time outdoors and the individual attention they long for. Better yet, ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Rockport news

    Town meetings The Library Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. and the Conservation Committee will meet Friday, Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. The Select Board will meet Monday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the opera house. The Ordinance Committee will meet Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 a.m. The Harbor Committee will meet Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. and the Planning Board will meet (at the opera house) at 7 p.m. All meetings are ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Thanks to shelter supporters

    We want to begin the new year with a huge “thank you!” to everyone who has supported the shelter this year in thought, word or deed, including lemonade stands, food drives, special events, donations and more. According to our good friend Bob Josselyn at Hannaford Supermarket, more than 50 of you donated the shelter supply bags he so kindly offered on our behalf over the holiday season. Despite ending 2009 with a ...

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