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    April 19, 2010

    Low tunnel pipe-bending program offered for home gardeners

    To help gardeners improve their chances of success this season, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Waldo County will offer a low tunnel pipe-bending program. Low tunnels are an inexpensive way for farmers and gardeners to improve growing conditions for crops in a modified protected environment. Using plastic or spun-bound fabrics (floating row covers) and pipe supports made from 1/2-inch electrical...

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    April 19, 2010

    Vernal pool talk slated for Mount View

    On Thursday, April 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., join Phillip deMaynadier, biologist for the state of Maine, as he talks about the vibrant life found in vernal pools. These are temporary habitats that need permanent protection. This talk is sponsored by the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (formerly Friends of Unity Wetlands) and the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance. It is being offered through the Mount View Adult ...

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    April 19, 2010

    Anders Olson to talk on migrant birds of spring

    On Saturday, May 1, from 8-10 a.m., join Anders Olson as he takes participants to one of his favorite birding spots in Unity.Olson  is an avid birder who enjoys sharing stories with others. Join in for this spring favorite and for a chance to see and hear which birds have returned to make their home here for the spring and summer. This event is sponsored by the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (formerly Friends ...

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    April 19, 2010

    Seven Waldo County nonprofits awarded community-building grants

    The Maine Community Foundation's community-building grant program recently awarded $13,152 in grants to seven Waldo County nonprofits, including the Institute for Financial Literacy of Portland, which will use the funds to enable Waldo County K-12 teachers to participate in its Certified Educator in Personal Finance program. Other grant awards went to: Belfast Lions Club, Belfast, for a food concession trailer, ...

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    April 19, 2010

    Future MSAD 3 to recognize farmers’ contributions at open house

    At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21 at Ingraham Equipment's open house in Knox,Future MSAD 3 Co-chairwomen Paula Miron and Marsha Shibles will present a certificate of appreciation to Commissioner Seth H. Bradstreet III of the Department of Agriculture on behalf of the dairy farmers and supporters of the dairy industry. This presentation will be made in recognition of their generous contribution of $10,000 toward ...

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    April 16, 2010

    Mike Shannon is ‘Beguiled by the Wild’ at season-ending Left Bank Books Lyceum

    On Sunday April 25, Left Bank Books will host its final "Winter Lyceum" talk with local naturalist Mike Shannon. A registered Maine Guide and educator, Shannon will explore the idea of the importance of place in our relationship to nature and the wild. "Human history contains a long and detailed record of our ties to the natural world, not only our biological roots, but our emotional ones as well. Our perception...

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    April 16, 2010

    Game Loft holds inaugural volunteer recognition ceremony

    The goal of the Game Loft is to help youth become adults who are caring, confident, competent, connected and have good character. On April 9, at the Game Loft's inaugurall volunteer recognition ceremony, the young people involved demonstrated all of those characteristics. Game Loft staff said the Loft owes its success and indeed its very existence to the tenacity and devotion of volunteers, of all ages and all ...

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    April 16, 2010

    Magic: The Gathering tournament on tap at Game Loft

    Saturday, April 24, from noon to 6 p.m. the Game Loft will host a Type II Magic tournament. Magic: The Gathering, the first modern collectible trading card game of its kind, continues to flourish and grow in popularity. The Game Loft's senior programs coordinator, Nikky Boyington, will moderate the DCI tournament, which will be conducted in Single Swiss format with 40-minute rounds. This Magic tournament is open ...

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    April 16, 2010

    Woody Woodson to speak at Searsport Full Gospel Church

    The Rev. Woody Woodson is back in Maine and will be speaking at the Searsport Full Gospel Church, 71 East Main St., on Sunday, April 25, at 6 p.m. and again on Monday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Woody is a humorous evangel-speaker, Bible-teacher and former major -league baseball player. He preaches in a straightforward manner, with a fiery message to motivate the church to action for God —- to live for him, to ...

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    April 15, 2010

    Megan Pinette to speak on photographers of Belfast

    Belfast Historical Society President Megan Pinette will give a PowerPoint presentation "The Photographers of Belfast" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Belfast Library's Abbott Room. Photography was a very robust business in Belfast from the early 1840s to the mid-20th century and many photographers had studios in the downtown. Examples from the extensive Belfast Museum photograph collection will be shown. ...


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