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    February 13, 2010

    Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Rockland branch chooses Relay for Life for donation

    Each week, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust directors and employees, in exchange for being able to dress casually on Fridays, voluntarily contribute to a charitable fund that disburses gifts monthly to local nonprofit organizations. The employee-driven donation program is called Community Commitment. The bank matches the employee donations, doubling the amount given to the chosen nonprofit organization. Each month a ...

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    February 13, 2010

    Sea Goddess applications available

    The Maine Lobster Festival announced that applications for the 2010 Sea Goddess Pageant are now available. The Maine Sea Goddess Pageant is open to 20 young ladies who meet pageant guidelines. Any incomplete applications or applications postmarked before March 1 will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant. The deadline for submitting applications is April 15, and any applications postmarked after ...

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    February 13, 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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    February 12, 2010

    Eric Crabtree completes Army’s basic training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Eric M. Crabtree has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, ...

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    February 12, 2010

    Peer-to-Peer Education Programs for people diagnosed with mental illness

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Maine in collaboration with Mid-Coast Mental Health is sponsoring free Peer-to-Peer Education Programs in Waldo and Knox counties specifically for people diagnosed with mental illness. The nine-week series of classes will begin Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Mid-Coast Mental Health's Rockland and Belfast offices. The Rockland class is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Belfast class is ...

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    February 12, 2010

    Family-to-Family Education Program addresses mental illness

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Maine in collaboration with Mid-Coast Mental Health will sponsor a free Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of people diagnosed with mental illness. The 12-week series of classes will begin Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mid-Coast Mental Health's location in Owls Head. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, call ...

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    February 12, 2010

    Medomak Valley holds Winter Carnival Week

    Winter Carnival Week at Medomak Valley High School, sponsored by the Student Council, was held Feb. 8 to Feb. 12. It is a yearly event, with competitions between the classes each day. Winter Carnival Week included the caterpillar race, the banana relay, an obstacle course, a talent show, musical chairs, dress-up day, a limbo competition, a talent show, tug of war, a pantyhose race and a hula hoop competition.

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    February 12, 2010

    Maine Fishermen’s Forum posts draft schedule

    The 35th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum will open Thursday, March 4 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. While the schedule has yet to be finalized, planned highlights of the three-day event include discussions on lobstering, the herring and groundfish fisheries, collaborating with other types of businesses, and the impacts of other ocean-based activities on those whose income depends on maritime harvests. The ...

  • Published
    February 11, 2010

    Maine State Museum features history of Perry Greene’s Chinook dog breed

    The late Perry Greene of Waldoboro and his Chinook dog breed are the subjects of a new temporary exhibit at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. The small exhibit, "An American Breed in Maine," is inspired by the museum's recently acquired Perry Greene Kennel collection and explores the history and popularity of the Chinook breed in American culture. Arthur Walden of New Hampshire began the breed as sled dogs in ...

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    February 11, 2010

    Rockland officer to make memorial ride

    Rockland Patrol Officer John. P Bagley, one of the city's several bike officers, will ride his bicycle to Washington, D.C., in May for the annual Police Unity Tour. On Feb. 10, he received a couple of donations to help pave the way. Bagley's colleagues in the Camden Police Department donated $250; and Rockland's Aurora Lodge of Masons, of which Bagley is a member, donated $300 to the officer's fundraising ...

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