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    April 15, 2010

    College planning workshops offered at Hutchinson Center

    The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops entitled "Essentials of College Planning" at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., Wednesdays, May 5 and 26 at 9 a.m. MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance to adults ...

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    April 15, 2010

    Waldo Scout leaders hold annual business meeting, dinner and awards ceremony

    On April 9 at the Belfast Boat House the Waldo Boy Scout District held its annual meeting. More than 70 adult Scout leaders and volunteers attended the event. The highlight of the business meeting was the election of Chris Aspinall as Waldo District chairman. Aspinall lives in Unity, is an Eagle Scout, and brings extensive scouting experience to the Waldo District. After the business meeting the adult Scouters ...

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    April 15, 2010

    Belfast students build strong ties at Kieve’s leadership school

    On the last day of their five-day program at the leadership school at Kieve, eighth-graders from Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast stood in two lines, shoulder to shoulder, holding the wooden rungs of Kieve's Human Ladder. One by one, students and their teachers walked across the waist-high rungs — a feat that is only possible when the group is working together. Longtime Kieve teacher Jason Drake said that ...

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    April 15, 2010

    What’s new at Future MSAD 3

    At the March meeting of Future MSAD 3 the following officers were elected for the reminder of 2010. Paula Miron of Brooks and Marsha Shibles of Knox were elected co-chairwomen; Doug Van Horn of Freedom was elected vice chairman; Pam Myrick of Troy was elected secretary; and Barrie Fernald of Troy was elected treasurer. Future MSAD 3 is a nonprofit organization composed of a 19-member volunteer board whose mission ...

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    April 15, 2010

    Hospital to hold Red Cross CPR and First Aid classes

    Waldo County General Hospital is offering an American Red Cross CPR and Standard First Aid Certification Course that is open to the public. Classes will be held on three Wednesday evenings: May 5 is Adult CPR, May 12 is Infant and Child CPR and May 19 is Standard First Aid. Each class will run from 6-10 p.m. in the hospital's education center on Northport Avenue. Lonie Brown, a certified American Red Cross ...

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    April 13, 2010

    Giving a helping hand to those with paws

    The newly established Waldo County 4H Club recently made a donation of dog biscuit treats to the Searsport Animal Fund Endowment. 4H Adviser Connie Tuller said group members decided to do a service project, and opted to make bags of dog biscuits with a recipe card included in the bag. Most of the bags were given to SAFE, and some were also given to the Bangor Humane Society. Anne Crimaudo, seen here, accepts a ...

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    April 13, 2010

    Nature photography workshop offered at Stover Preserve

    Coastal Mountains Land Trust will host a nature photography workshop led by Ben Magro Friday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stover Preserve. The preserve offers a variety of natural settings, including gorgeous views of the Passagassawakeag River. This introductory-level workshop will cover basic composition, depth of field, landscapes, fringe light, and more. This event is free and group size is ...

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    April 12, 2010

    Fort Knox half-open for school vacation

    The Friends of Fort Knox, working in partnership with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, announced that the Fort grounds, Visitor Center, restrooms and gift shop will be open during school vacation week. The unusually warm weather prompted the Friends to contact the Bureau to ask if the state historic site might be opened earlier to accommodate visitors during school vacation week. The Bureau agreed to allow ...

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    April 12, 2010

    Garden club to present talk on peonies

    The Tuesday, April 20, meeting of the Belfast Garden Club will feature a talk by Ken Liberty, president and founder of the Maine Peony Society. The meeting, which the public is encouraged to attend, will begin at 1 p.m. at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court St. Liberty grows more than 100 varieties of peonies in his Bangor garden. He will present a slide show of the early, mid-season and ...

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    April 12, 2010

    Local student nominated to attend leadership conference

    MaKayla Reed, a student from Belfast who is attending Ellsworth High School for a year, has been nominated to go to the National Student Leadership Conference's 10-day program on U.S. Policy and Politics. This program allows high school students with academic achievements and leadership potential to work in a field that interests them for 10 days and experience it firsthand. The U.S. Policy and Politics Program ...


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