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  • Published
    March 2, 2010

    Maine Fishermen’s Forum begins March 4

    The 35th annual Maine Fishermen's Forum will open Thursday, March 4 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Highlights of the three-day event include discussions on lobstering, the herring and groundfish fisheries, collaborating with other types of businesses, and the impacts of other ocean-based activities on those whose income depends on maritime harvests. The forum will begin Thursday, March 4 with a seafood ...

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    March 2, 2010

    Belfast Area High School hosts RSU Idol

    Belfast Area High School is hosting "RSU Idol," a talent show to help send seven local high school students to England to attend a sports leadership program. Seven students from BAHS and Searsport District High School have been invited to attend the Step into Sport Camp at Loughborough University in Loughborough, England, at the end of March. These seven students are the only students from the United States to ...

  • Published
    March 1, 2010

    Winterport to celebrate its 150th anniversary

    Friday, March 12, residents of Winterport will gather at 5 p.m. at the Old Winterport Commercial House to open the celebration of the town's 150th anniversary. The anniversary festivities will conclude with more activities in August. The program on March 12 will replicate the reading of a proclamation on the same date as 150 years ago, noting the separation of Winterport from the territory of Frankfort, a ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Teen mentors learn to foster sustainable future

    In early December, seven teens from the Belfast Community Outrach Program in Education were poised precariously on a raised log. This balancing act served as a link between the ecology concepts the teens had just learned and the leadership training they were about to begin. These teens were participants in Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center's first of many sustainable teen leadership trainings. With these ...

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    February 25, 2010

    New $5,000 gift to match First Things First contributions

    Future MSAD 3 officials have announced a new $5,000 matching gift 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. The contribution from an anonymous couple will match, dollar-for-dollar, all contributions between $1 and $4,999, up to $5,000 to the campaign to fund water and electrical conduit for Mount ...

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    February 25, 2010

    Katahdin Area Council of Boy Scouts honored by Maine  Legislature

    On Feb. 17, the Maine Legislature honored the Katahdin Area Council of Boy Scouts as the council members celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Repr. Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, and Sen. Carol Weston, R-Waldo, sponsored the legislative sentiment to honor the Boy Scouts. The official document was read on the floor of the House during the legislative session. The sentiment includes ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Four-Season Island Agriculture Fund now accepting applications

    As Maine island gardeners and farmers prepare for the 2010 growing season, the Island Institute has announced a second round of funding available through the Four-Season Island Agriculture Fund, made possible by the 1772 Foundation. The small-grant program is designed to support sustainable agriculture projects in Maine's 15 unbridged year-round island communities. The fund seeks to support farming and gardening...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Waldo County Extension awards scholarship

    The Waldo County Extension Association recently awarded Kayla Smith of Winterport $500 as the winner of the annual scholarship that is presented annually to a Waldo County student who intends to serve the community in a field associated with the mission of the cooperative extension. Smith is the daughter of Jamie and Debbie Smith of Winterport. She is currently enrolled in the University of Maine, at Farmington ...

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    February 24, 2010

    Maine Adult Education Day at Hall of Flags

    The Maine Adult Education Association held the annual Maine Adult Education Day at the Hall of Flags in the Statehouse on Feb. 10. For the eighth year, Gov. John Baldacci took part in the event, talking with adult learners, many of whom are dislocated workers, and speaking to the group on the importance of adult education in the development of Maine's workforce. Six adult learners, all involved in retraining or ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Belfast Rotary makes donations to help the hungry

    Proceeds from the Belfast Rotary Club's pancake breakfasts were distributed Feb. 17 to four local food cupboards and St. Francis' soup kitchen. Club member Marjorie Crowley gave out the donations to the Rev. Scott Baker of the Little River Baptist Church, Ralph Harvey of the Searsport Food Cupboard, the Rev. David Abbott of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium Food Cupboard and Jared and Cleo Alley of the Northport ...


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