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    May 6, 2010

    Waldo County Triad gives tips to protect against scams

    If the black flies are returning to Waldo County, the scammers can't be far behind. Jeff Trafton, Belfast chief of police, wants to alert citizens, especially senior citizens, that this is the time of year that many unscrupulous people calling themselves contractors are trying to scam people out of their money by offering property repairs, remodeling, or renovations at unbelievably low prices. If scammers can ...

  • Published
    May 5, 2010

    Spring raffle to benefit Hospital Aid

    "Birds and bees: everything for the garden" is the theme of this year's Waldo County General Hospital Aid spring raffle. Birds will enjoy the large ceramic bird bath, wooden birdhouse, bird seed, and handmade stoneware bird feeder, while you can identify them with the included book, Birds of North America. Gardeners will delight in items such as gardening tools, decorations, plant pot, butterfly net, watering ...

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    May 5, 2010

    Balfast UU Church prepares for spring clothing sale

    Members of the Belfast Unitarian Universalist Church make preparations for the UU spring clothing sale, to be held Friday and Saturday, May 21-22, at the church at 37 Miller St., behind the library. The church is still seeking donations of good-quality clothing for men, women and children. For further information, call 338-0142.

  • Published
    May 3, 2010

    Where are the fiddleheads?

    Thanks to recent above-average temperatures the fiddleheads are up and ready for picking. Members of the secret underground society of fiddlehead pickers are out in their carefully guarded prime spots gathering the earthy delicacy. Fiddleheads are harvested predominantly in Maine. One should not even think of trespassing on private property to gather the ferns, according to fiddlehead harvesters. The landowner ...

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    May 3, 2010

    Talk to reveal tips on viewing migrant birds

    To kick off Bird Week, an annual event sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, "Finding, Knowing and Welcoming Migrant Birds," will be presented at the Belfast Free Library on Friday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The mixed-media talk will be given by Kristin Lindquist of Coastal Mountains Land Trust. She will celebrate our feathered friends through photography and poetry, as well as including tips for finding and ...

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    May 3, 2010

    Searsmont cribbage winners for 2009-10 announced

    The Searsmont cribbage winners for the 2009-10 season have been announced. From left, first place was awarded to Harlen Drinkwater and Donita Drinkwater; second place awarded to Debbie Copper and Dot Sherwood; and third place was awarded to Joel Cox.

  • Published
    April 30, 2010

    Rotary donates to school’s garden kitchen

    Belfast Rotary Club President Nathan Goldberg, far right, and Foundation Chair Art Hayes, second from right, give members of the Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project a check for their outdoor kitchen. Shown receiving the check are, from left, Sam Lear, Asa Lewis and Caleb Bixby, along with their teacher, Jon Thurston. The club solicited donations from its members and received a district grant to help fund ...

  • Published
    April 30, 2010

    Loyal Rebekahs raise funds to benefit Fire Department

    On behalf of the members of Loyal Rebekah Lodge 92 of Monroe, Brenda Baker, Noble Grand, recently presented Kenneth Clements, Monroe fire chief, with a check for $1,346.65 for the Monroe Fire Department. The money was raised through a fundraising activity which resulted from the Rebekahs' receiving a grant from the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies Schuyler Colfax Humanitarian Award. The goal of the ...

  • Published
    April 30, 2010

    Watershed coalition to sponsor bird walks

    On Saturday, May 8, search for birds on Sears Island. Meet at 7:30 a.m. by the gate on Sears Island Road off Route 1 in Searsport. This event is co- sponsored with Mid-Coast Audubon. On Monday, May 10, Ron Harrell will lead a walk along the Little River Community Trail beginning at 7 a.m. Meet at the parking lot next to the ball field on Route 52 in Belfast. That evening local naturalist Mike Shannon will ...

  • Published
    April 30, 2010

    Settlers of Catan tournament to be held at Game Loft

    Saturday, May 8, back by popular demand, the Game Loft iwill offer an opportunity to learn and play one of the most in-depth board games of all time, Settlers of Catan. The Game Loft's resident Catan expert, Nikky Boyington, will moderate a Catan tournament from noon to 6 p.m. using collector's edition 3-D versions of Catan. The gamet will be played using the original Catan rules, and the tournament will be ...


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