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    May 12, 2010

    Local Cub Scout graduates from Webelos to Boy Scouts

    On May 9, Pack 39 of Liberty and Montville held its annual Crossover to Boy Scouts meeting. Cub Scout Peter Stilkey crossed the bridge from Webelos into Boy Scouts at Walker School in Liberty. Peter has completed all requirements for his Arrow of Light. In attendance were Peter's mom, Jennifer Stilkey, his brother, Christopher, and sister Stephanie. Webelos Den Leader Jen Florin was impressed with Peter's ...

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    May 12, 2010

    Communication workshop to raise funds for local radio

    Peggy Smith of Open Communication in Lincolnville will teach a one-day introduction to Nonviolent Communication as a fundraiser for WERU community radio Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waterfall Arts Center, Belfast. This lively, interactive event will give people practical skills for transforming their relationships through the power of Open Communication. The skills to communicate peacefully ...

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    May 12, 2010

    Survivors of suicide support group to start

    Keith G. Tibbetts knows firsthand the feelings of isolation, denial, anger, shame and sorrow that go with losing a friend or loved one to suicide. "A suicide survivors' support group can be a great healing, safe place to connect with people who have had similar experiences," said Tibbetts, who is the facilitator of this support group. Sharing feelings of guilt, confusion, frustration, isolation and desperation ...

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    May 12, 2010

    Searsport churches request donations for auction

    The Searsport/North Searsport United Methodist Churches are gratefully accepting donations for their annual auction, to be held Saturday, July 3, at 9 a.m. with auctioneer Linda Sullivan. At this time the churches will accept auction items only. No mattresses, electronics, large appliances or yard sale items will be accepted, because of the high cost of disposal. Call Leroy Moody at 548-2489 or Clarence ...

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    May 11, 2010

    Car dealer donates funds to high school

    Ford Motor Company and Quirk Ford of Belfast partnered to help raise money in support of Belfast Area High School as part of Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program. Midcoast community members put pedals to the metal and helped raise up to $2,420 for Belfast Area High School by test-driving  Ford and Mercury vehicles. Quirk worked with Belfast Area High School to host the one-day event May 8. Approximately 121 ...

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    May 11, 2010

    Scouts honored for achievements

    On May 2, Boy Scout Troop 233 held a special recognition banquet to honor the nine newest members of the troop who recently crossed over from Cub Scout Pack 233. The scouts were awarded with Cub Scout Career Arrows that were specially-made and individualized to mark each Scout's achievements as a Cub Scout. These boys have been in Scouting since 2005 or 2006 (first and second grade) and have succeeded at many ...

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    May 11, 2010

    My day as principal for the day at Ames School

    Editor's note: Mikayla Artkop, a fifth-grade student at the Ames Elementary School in Searsmont, served as the school's principal for a day on May 5. Artkop was the winner of a school-wide essay contest, in which students wrote essays saying what they would do if they were principal. Hello, My name is Mikayla Artkop, and I won a contest for being principal for the day! To become principal you had to write an ...

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    May 11, 2010

    Students plan Winterport carnival to raise funds for Make-A-Wish

    When Tony Cote returned from Disney World in Florida a couple of years ago — a guest of the Make-A-Wish Foundation — he promised to raise money to repay the foundation for the trip. He solicited help from his best friend, Jared Cardello, a fellow ninth-grader at Hampden Academy. With the help of family and other friends, the two youngsters began the work of recognizing what the foundation had done for other ...

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    May 11, 2010

    Belfast Garden Club hosts annual plant sale

    Add some pizazz to your garden this year by picking up something new at The Belfast Garden Club's annual Green Thumb Plant Sale Saturday, May 15, 9-11 a.m., at The Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St. In addition to annuals, perennials, veggies, herbs and vines, the sale will feature gardening gloves, natural (no DEET) deer tick and mosquito repellent (not available in local stores), and gardening-related white ...

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    May 10, 2010

    Staff and residents at Tall Pines team up to create May baskets

    The Commons at Tall Pines had a contest for staff members and residents to create May baskets. The first-prize winners were Faye Smith and Pat Cunningham.


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