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    January 9, 2010

    Milliken to offer advice on caring for indoor garden at Merryspring

    Veteran grower and tropical plant enthusiast Dennis Milliken will give a Houseplant Clinic at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at noon. Milliken will speak on the care and feeding of houseplants, including light, watering and potting needs. He will also discuss how to identify indoor pests and provide recipes for making homemade insecticides. Participants are encouraged to come with questions about ...

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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 ...

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    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

    Washington news

    Open house for Reenie Arey, mail carrier Reenie (Maureen) Arey retired from the U.S. Postal Service on Dec. 30 after more than 20 years of friendly, dependable mail delivery. Those of us in the rural Washington area know Reenie as the great lady who got our mail to us in spite of snow, rain, heat, gloom, hurricane winds and even car trouble. The familiar white station wagon was seen on our roads in fine weather ...

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