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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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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    February 10, 2010

    Preschoolers learn Native American song, dance

    Searsport Head Start students were treated to stories, songs and dance by a Native American couple Feb. 10.The annual event ties in with a multicultural unit at the school. This is the fourth year Roger and Evelyn Simmons of Swanville have visited with the children.The Simmonses, whose Native American names are Lame Owl and White Dove, taught the children a number of songs and also explained their instruments. ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Future MSAD 3 to kick off sixth annual penny drive

    The sixth annual penny drive sponsored by nonprofit Future MSAD 3 will include all SAD 3 schools. Funds raised through the Penny Drive will support Future's campaign for enhancements to Mount View's new and existing athletic and recreational facilities. Since 2004 participating SAD 3 elementary schools have raised $7,362.59 to support enhancements to the new Mount View — including The Clifford Performing Arts ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Transition to college class offered at Hutchinson Center

    A free transition to college class at the Hutchinson Center is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED. It is designed for the non-traditional student to improve academic skills, build self-confidence and learn what's necessary to succeed in college. Mainers who have a college education earn more than those who have a high school diploma: on average, 39 percent more with an associate's degree (2 ...

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    Foundation gives alternative high school a boost

    Music, acupuncture, tae kwon do and yoga are all programs that have garnered a lot of student interest at Belfast's alternative high school in recent years.Now with the help of the Maine Community Foundation and the Ira Cobe Scholarship Fund, those programs will continue to serve students at Belfast Community Outreach Program in Education, also known as BCOPE.MCF Waldo County Fund Committee Chair MIke Nickerson ...

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    January 8, 2010

    Nickerson School hosts ‘wicked good’ time for Frankfort guests

    Juggling, plate-spinning, unicycle-riding and character skits were part of an ongoing lesson about not bullying at the Nickerson School Jan. 6.As part of the school's mission statement to "reach out in friendship," the elementary school hosted students from Frankfort Elementary for the first time since SADs 34 and 56 consolidated to form RSU 20 last summer.NES Principal Abigail Frost said Library and Media ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Maine State Society scholarships available

    Maine college students who were born in, or are legal residents of, Maine are eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the Maine State Society Foundation of Washington, D.C. Applicants must have completed at least one year at a Maine college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0. Since 1991, the foundation has made awards to Mainers from Sherman Mills, Patten, Winterport, East Machias, East Brownfield, ...

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