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  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Calls expected to light up tobacco helpline

    Maine health officials are expecting a surge in people trying to quit smoking over the next month. New Year’s Day begins the busiest time of the year for the Maine Tobacco HelpLine. Its telephone treatment specialists expect call volume may double in January compared to an average month. The helpline has one of the highest call volumes in the nation – about 8,000 callers per year. Since quitting smoking is ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Historical society to present Maine Living series

    Native American culture, life as "a native Maine-uh," views from a greenhouse window, and snippets of conversation heard in restaurants and on the street. These widely varying perspectives spark the poetry of Carol Bachofner, the first speaker in the Camden-Rockport Historical Society's new Maine Living program starting Sunday, Jan. 10. The talks, at the society's Cramer Museum, begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments — ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Martins, Stein join consumer health organization

    Consumers for Affordable Health Care announced that Becky Martins and Mitchell Stein have joined the organization's board of directors. Martins lives in Warren with her husband, Alex. She has been a volunteer advocate in health care quality and patient safety for the last decade. She has presented to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Texas Institute for Medical Technology. She works closely ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Searls to offer holistic health treatments, classes at new office

    Holistic health practitioner Karen Searls announced the January opening of her new office at 70 Lawn Ave. in Rockland. Searls practices Jin Shin Jyutsu, which she described as a gentle type of hands-on energy work applied by a certified practitioner and through self-help applications. Jin Shin Jyutsu promotes self-awareness and treatments can assist in the healing of various conditions. The effects of Jin Shin ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Gibbs Library extends Music Circle program

    Gibbs Library announced it will extend its popular children's Music Circle program into 2010. Held Mondays Jan. 11 to Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m., the Music Circle is taught by Waldorf teacher Joanie Dean. The child development program, offered free of charge, is perfect for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children with their parents or caregivers. No pre-registration is required. Each half-hour program includes ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    Observe Ashwood Waldorf School’s first grade

    Ashwood Waldorf School invites prospective parents to attend a guided tour through its grade school with an extended visit in the first grade on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. This is the first of five opportunities to visit the classrooms this winter and spring. Private tours can also be arranged by calling the school. The Walk Through the Grades provides an opportunity for adults to experience ...

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    January 3, 2010

    Class of 1950 makes donation to Rockland Alumni Heritage Room

    In celebration of its upcoming 60th anniversary, the Rockland High School Class of 1950 donated $1,200 to the Alumni Heritage Room located at the former high school building, now named the Lincoln Street Center. The room contains memorabilia of all the graduating classes of Rockland High School, Rockland District Junior High School and Rockland District Middle School. The donation was given to Ben Perry, ...

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    January 3, 2010

    Wild weather heralds new year

    Photographer Bob Trapani caught the action at the Rockland Breakwater during an astronomical high tide Jan. 2 at around 11:15 a.m. "The seas were not too bad on the bay, but it was amazing to see the volume of water from the storm surge," Trapani wrote in an e-mail message to VillageSoup - The Herald Gazette.    

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Muscongus Bay Atlas exhibit kicks off 2010 in South Thomaston

    The Muscongus Bay Atlas Exhibit, nearing the end of its tour of the region, will be on display in South Thomaston for much of January. The exhibit opens Friday, Jan. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wessaweskeag Historical Society meeting room in the red schoolhouse at Dublin Road and Elm Street. The 24 maps featured in the exhibit are enlarged versions of those found in the Muscongus Bay Atlas, which was published ...

  • Published
    January 1, 2010

    Searsport boy gets his wish, Make-A-Wish reaches goal

    For the sixth year in a row, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine has reached its goal of raising $84,000 during its three-week "Stories of Light" holiday campaign. The money will fund the granting of 14 wishes to Maine children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine's corporate donors this season include Martin's Point, Kepware Technologies, Stantec, United Health Group and ...

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