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    February 3, 2010

    Community market offers basketry demo and workshop

    Saturday, Feb. 20 the Unity Community Market will feature the usual array of local meats, fresh breads and other baked goods, homemade preserves, local honey, goat milk soap and cheese, good coffee, hot soup, an inexpensive lunch and assorted crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, a basket-making workshop and demonstration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.. Watching and asking questions is free, but a $5 ...

  • Published
    February 2, 2010

    Leadership class to be offered by Extension Service

    Have you ever been in a group and then were asked to lead it — and produce results? People get frustrated and discouraged when groups aren't effective. And more and more, we are asked to team up to get things done on the job, in our towns, for schools and in our communities. The Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Level 1 Training Series is designed to help local citizens learn how to get work done more ...

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    February 2, 2010

    Mount View alumnus offers $5,000 matching gift

    Future MSAD 3 officials have announced a new $5,000 matching gift from a Mount View alumnus for First Things First, the $124,000 fund drive supporting the ground work for future athletic enhancements at the new K-12 Mount View School in Thorndike. Rob Nielsen of Camas, Wash., is providing the $5,000 matching gift. Nielsen is a 1982 graduate of Mount View High School, and is the son of Glen Bridges of Freedom ...

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    February 2, 2010

    Non ‘group person’ finds WCGH cancer support group helpful

    Waldo County General Hospital's Cancer Education and Support Group for anyone who has or has had cancer and their family members and friends meets the second Monday of each month from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. in the hospital's education center. Following a recent meeting, Elizabeth Bonwich — who was a reluctant attendee — wrote in her journal about the experience: Hiding out in the safety of my car, I watched people ...

  • Published
    February 1, 2010

    Habitat for Humanity offers training session

    The new Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County Faith Relations Committee will hold a training session for anyone interested in being a contact person or liaison from a church or faith community to Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County. The session will include learning about what Habitat for Humanity is and does, what you need to know, how you can involve your faith community in the work of Habitat for Humanity ...

  • Published
    January 29, 2010

    Tanglewood offers February vacation adventures

    This winter, Tanglewood invites children and teens to become "Winter Survivors," "Snow Sleuths" and "Winter Wanderers." Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center, a program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, repeats its popular Winter Adventure Program for children ages 6-17. "These programs give Maine children opportunities to discover how active and alive winter can be, despite how frozen and silent ...

  • Published
    January 28, 2010

    Woodlot management talk sponsored by land trust

    Join Morten Moesswilde, the Midcoast District Forester of the Maine Forest Service, Monday, Feb. 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Searsmont Community Building for a workshop on basic woodland management. The workshop is intended to help landowners understand a few of their options and provide some ideas for management of their property for wildlife, timber, recreation, aesthetics, or other goals. Moesswilde will ...

  • Published
    January 28, 2010

    Sebastianelli to lead tracking workshop

    Local wildlife tracker Laura Sebastianelli will offer a tracking workshop Sunday, Feb. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, this outdoor adventure will explore the Newman Preserve. Although wild animals themselves can be difficult to spot in winter, their tracks and signs in the snow are not, revealing exciting interactions and interconnections not readily visible in other ...

  • Published
    January 28, 2010

    Student receives Monroe Odd Fellow and Rebekah scholarship

    Whitney Lantz, daughter of Mike and Carien Lantz is the 2009 recipient of the Monroe Odd Fellows and Rebekah Scholarship, which was presented jointly by Monroe Lodge 136 and Loyal Rebekah Lodge 92. Whitney is a 2009 graduate of Mount View High School in Thorndike. She was involved in chorus and journalism I, II and III. She also wrote for the school paper for three years. Lantz helped at the Belfast YMCA and ...

  • Published
    January 28, 2010

    Camden National Bank to host blood drive

    Camden National Bank will host an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belfast Main Street branch, located at 156 Main St. Jeannie Hurd, assistant manager of the Belfast Main Street branch, is organizing the blood drive on behalf of Camden National Bank. Hurd has a personal connection to the cause. "When my son was 7 months old he was diagnosed with hemolytic uremic ...

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