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  • Published
    February 7, 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 ...

  • Published
    February 6, 2010

    Rockland Farmers’ Market seeks additional vendors for 2010 season

    The Rockland Farmers' Market held the first of its annual business meetings on Jan. 21 to elect officers and begin the process of planning the new season. Caitlin Hunter of Appleton Creamery in Appleton was re-elected president. Ruth Maxfield of Aunt Polly's Pantry in Rockland was re-elected secretary/vice president. John Barnstein of Maine-ly Poultry in Warren was re-elected treasurer. Market dates were set ...

  • Published
    February 6, 2010

    University of Maine at Augusta dean’s list

    The following local students earned dean's list honors at the University of Maine at Augusta during the fall 2009 term: Amelia Pease of Appleton, Nellie Burns of Camden, Bibi Talebi of Camden, Valerie Young of Friendship, Alicen Heintzman of Hope, Christina Lord of Hope, Sierra Meservey of Hope, Kim Anderson of Jefferson, Brent Adams of Rockland, Kristin Belyea of Rockland, Michelle Blum of Rockland, Joshua ...

  • Published
    February 6, 2010

    Literacy group offers free workshop on reading prescription labels

    Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine invites community members to participate in its next Healthy Living Through Literacy workshop, which is about the proper disposal of medications and reading prescription labels. The workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Mid-Coast Adult Learning Center, 28 Lincoln St. (second floor of McLain School) in Rockland. The workshops help adults make improved ...

  • Published
    February 5, 2010

    New seminars announced for Maine Fishermen’s Forum

    The 35th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum will be held Thursday-Saturday, March 4-6, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. This year's seminars will include several different subjects, including aquaculture site leasing, ocean energy and wind power, an experimental summer shrimp-fishery round table, a public hearing for Amendment 5 to the Monkfish Management Plan, changes in scallop management, and market strategies....

  • Published
    February 5, 2010

    The First donates to economic development council

    The First recently presented a $2,500 sponsorship donation to the Knox/Waldo Regional Economic Development Council. Dan Daigneault, President and CEO of The First Bancorp, and Eric Belley, senior business relationship officer of Knox County, presented the check to Alan Hinsey, executive director of KWRED. "We at KWRED want to thank you for your commitment to economic development for the Knox and Waldo county ...

  • Published
    February 5, 2010

    Camden Hills honors Bianchi for range of musical skills

    Evan Bianchi earned student of the month honors for February from the Camden Hills Regional High School Visual and Performing Arts Department. Bianchi is a senior at Camden Hills. He has been involved in every aspect of the instrumental music program. He is first chair clarinetist in the concert and symphonic bands as well as pianist for the jazz band. He has been in the District 3 Honors Band for the past ...

  • Published
    February 5, 2010

    Making community connections at South School

    South School is opening its doors to parents and community organizations so that meaningful connections can be made. South School Community Connections, organized by Principal Jane Moore, will host its first Community Fair on Wednesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information from area organizations will be available to parents so they may enroll their children in various community programs. Organizations that ...

  • Published
    February 5, 2010

    Animal shelter re-opens to public

    The Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter reopened Feb. 2, after a protracted closure due to an outbreak of ringworm. There are so many people we want to thank: our staff, for their dedication to their task and the unremitting hard work they put in to make sure all the recommended actions were taken; our managers, who oversaw the work and didn't hesitate to scrub in themselves; the members of our board who ...

  • Published
    February 5, 2010

    National historic group picks Rockland as one of 12 distinctive destinations

    Rockland has been selected as one of a dozen "distinctive destinations" by a national preservation organization. The public will decide later this month which community out of the 12 will be the "fan favorite." "With great pride in its maritime past and present, Rockland blends tradition with an innovative spirit," said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "Visitors will ...

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