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    April 5, 2010

    Mount View High School announces Dirigo Girls’ State delegates

    Four Mount View High School girls have been selected and sponsored by the Benjamin Berry 50 American Legion Auxiliary of Unity to attend Girls' State at Husson University in Bangor June 20-25. Girls' State provides an opportunity for girls to receive training in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship in order that they may understand and someday participate in the functioning ...

  • Published
    March 30, 2010

    Waldo County first-graders to learn swimming safety

    All first-grade students in Waldo County will have the opportunity to learn swimming safety in a new pilot program at the Waldo County YMCA. During the fundraising campaign for the Tom and Sally Savage Pool Complex, a promise was made to the community that there would be a "First-Graders for Free" swim program, according to Sue Lapham of the YMCA. The free program began March 29 with first-grade students from ...

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    Alternative school music group gets new space; seeks equipment donations

    Students involved in the music program at the Belfast Community Outreach Program in Education are busy getting their new room, dedicated to the program, ready at the Merriam Drive school.BCOPE is an alternative high school that serves students who live in the nine towns of Regional School Unit 20.Volunteer teacher Tim Woitowitz has been teaching drums at BCOPE each Wednesday for the past two years and band mate ...

  • Published
    March 14, 2010

    Chewonki animals visit Stockton Elementary students

    Stockton Springs Elementary School students received a hands-on lesson March 12 in animal adaptations and had a chance to see live birds, turtles and tarantulas up close.Two instructors from the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset visited the students.Kindergarten and first-grade classes learned the reasons animals have certain adaptations, like why a porcupine has quills or a cheetah has spots. They also got to see ...

  • Published
    March 11, 2010

    Belfast students team up to make impression

    Belfast Area High School's art portfolio class welcomed elementary students to their classroom March 10 to make masks.A group of fourth- and fifth-graders from Captain Albert Stevens School, along with art teacher Jessica Porter, made casts of their faces in BAHS fine arts teacher Charles Hamm's class.  Hamm said as part of the art portfolio class, he often offers activities outside of the classroom. Hamm and ...

  • Published
    March 7, 2010

    Senior College volunteers read to school children

    About 20 volunteers from the Senior College spent much of the day March 4 reading to students at the Captain Albert W. Stevens School. Senior College members also read to students at the Edna Drinkwater School in Northport and the Kermit Nickerson School in Swanville. The event was part of "Read Across America," a National Education Association program that focuses on motivating children and teens to read ...

  • Published
    March 1, 2010

    Nickerson school students hold their own Olympic games

    Students at the Nickerson School in Swanville did not let the lack of snow keep them from holding their own Winter Olympics Feb 26.The event, which was originally planned to take place outside, was moved inside.Students used shoeboxes for snowshoes, played floor hockey, participated in a biathlon, competed in a luge event using scooters and also constructed Canadian flags.The Olympic event was held after the ...

  • Published
    March 1, 2010

    Tech center students raise funds to support Haitian school

    A fund-raising event at the Waldo County Technical Center has raised about $1,200 so far to help support a Haitian school devastated by the January earthquake. On Feb. 24, students in the culinary arts program held a dinner at the school. About 75 people attended the dinner, and the students raised $527 through that event. Students in each department have been holding various events to raise funds and a ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Hutchinson Center offers free social networking workshops

    The University of Maine Hutchinson Center is offering free workshops to help area business and community members learn about social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The hour-long sessions are scheduled the fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the Hutchinson Center's "Munch and Learn" series. Created through a partnership with Bangor Savings Bank, the goal of the ...

  • Published
    February 12, 2010

    Nickerson students kick off Olympic games with curling club visit

    To kick off the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics Feb. 12, students from the Kermit Nickerson School in Swanville took to the ice to experience curling during a visit to the Belfast Curling Club. By Feb. 26, students hope to walk a total of 3,387 miles, the distance from Maine to Vancouver, British Columbia, and will hold their own Olympic Games at the school. The school participates in the state program "Take ...


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