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    January 25, 2010

    Knox County to host benefit event for food pantry, animal shelter

    Knox County officials will host an event to collect donations of non-perishable food, goods and money for the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry and the Humane Society of Knox County on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Knox County Courthouse in Rockland. Representatives from the food pantry and animal shelter will be on hand to accept donations as well as provide information and answer questions about ...

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    January 25, 2010

    Eagles of the month for Rockland District Middle School

    Rockland District Middle School recently announced its Eagles of the Month for November and December. All Eagle candidates were nominated by staff members and then chosen via an Eagle committee prior to a school-wide announcement. Each Eagle receives a recognition certificate, an Eagle sweatshirt and a field trip opportunity at the end of the year. The November Eagles were Curran Grant (grade six), Lauren ...

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    January 25, 2010

    Rockland drawing workshops focus on February celebrations

    Children will draw images from February's celebrations and traditions at the Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to draw subjects from Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras and possibly President's Day. Valentine's Day cards may include hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons and roses. Mardi Gras motifs ...

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    January 25, 2010

    MEGA Life and Health names Gleason its National Personal Producer of Year

    The MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company recently named Keith Gleason of Camden the company's National Personal Producer of the Year for 2009 at its annual convention for insurance agents held in December in Dallas, Texas. With this year's award, he becomes the company's first National First Year Achiever and National Personal Producer of the Year. In addition to the top personal producer award, Gleason ...

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    January 25, 2010

    Mission team goes to Dominican Republic to help Haitian ministry

    In 1994 Pastor Tanis Dérolus emigrated from Haiti to the Dominican Republic to serve as the assistant pastor at the Haitian Missionary Baptist Church in La Romana, Dominican Republic. In 1998 Dérolus and his wife started a small school, called Colegio Moriah, as an outreach for their new Haitian missionary church in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of San Pedro de Macorís. The school was no more than a tarp ...

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    January 25, 2010

    Lions to host Alpine Pancake Breakfast at toboggan races

    Camden Lions will host an Alpine Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl Lodge. The breakfast will be held during the 20th U.S. National Toboggan Championships. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 7. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee or milk. Advance sales are available by calling 236-0344 or 236-8476 after 8 p.m. ...

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    January 23, 2010

    Gateway 1 project administrator to discuss effect on Weskeag

    The Friends of the Weskeag will meet Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wessaweskeag Historical Society to hear from special guest Stacy Benjamin, Gateway 1 project administrator for the Maine Department of Transportation. Benjamin will discuss the Gateway 1 Action Plan, which charts future transportation development and land use for the Route 1 corridor. The focus of the meeting will be on Thomaston and ...

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    January 23, 2010

    Jenkins to discuss Tuscan traditions at Merryspring

    Nancy Harmon Jenkins, a nationally known food writer with a specialty in Mediterranean and Italian traditions, will give a talk titled "Real Tuscany" at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at noon. For much of the past 40 years, Jenkins has divided her time between her native Camden and a small farm in the hills above Cortona in Tuscany. Watching her Tuscan neighbors as they farm their land, sow and ...

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    January 23, 2010

    Pen pals by way of Hope pigeons

    The Postal Pigeon Program is looking for a few interested bird enthusiasts.Pigeon breeder and owner Jason Luce of Hope has created the program, called P-mail for short, with the idea of using pigeons to transmit messages.According to Luce, anyone involved in the pigeon network would agree to have a mailbox, which would be a loft hoisted on a post, in their yard. The person could then send and receive messages via ...

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    January 23, 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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