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    April 25, 2010

    World Tai Chi, Qigong Day recognized April 24 in Rockport

    The Johnstone Chiropractic Center hosted a Tai Chi and Qigong session April 24 in honor of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. The event started at 9:45 a.m. at the Rockport Marine Park. "The day couldn't have been better," said Dr. Douglas Johnstone. "Mother Nature provided us with the perfect day really. It was comfortable and [had] blue skies so it couldn't have been better." It was the fifth annual Camden-Rockpo...

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    April 23, 2010

    Buddhist psychology talk set for Belfast Dance Studio

    A talk and discussion on Buddhist psychology and integrating it into everyday life will be offered by Nancy Hathaway Thursday, April 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the Belfast Dance Studio. Hathaway will speak on particular topics of Buddhist psychology. She began her studies in Buddhism in 1974 at Kopan, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas. She has studied with numerous teachers in the Zen, Vipassana and ...

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    April 23, 2010

    Belfast Pediatrics to sponsor Waldo County YMCA Family Triathlon Festival

    Belfast Pediatrics has signed on as a sponsor for the Waldo County YMCA Family Triathlon Festival to be held Saturday, May 15, at the Waldo County YMCA. Pictured, Dr. Joseph Anderson presents Jim Wescott, co-chair of the triathlon, with a check. Looking on are Beth Anderson, co-chair of the triathlon, and Dale Cross, executive director of the Waldo County YMCA. Anderson said he wanted to be a sponsor for the ...

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    April 23, 2010

    Waldo District Scouts tour the State House and Museum

    On April 21, Waldo District Boy Scouts traveled to Augusta for a tour of Maine's State House and Museum. During the tour of the State House the Scouts learned the history of the building and how our state government functions. The Scouts visited both the Senate and House chambers and a tour guide explained in detail how the business matters of the state are carried out when they are in session. After the State ...

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    April 23, 2010

    Habitat for Humanity receives donation to help house Maine families

    With nearly 82,000 votes cast statewide, Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County was the winner in the Midcoast division of Bangor Savings Bank's 2010 Community Matters More. As the top vote-getter, the nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing decent, safe and affordable housing to working families in Waldo County, received a $5,000 donation. Pictured, Cathy Reynolds, manager of the Belfast branch of Bangor ...

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    April 22, 2010

    Wildfire Awareness Week promotes fire safety

    Traditionally, the third week in April has been declared "Wildfire Awareness Week" by the governor to help promote awareness of the dangers of wildfires at this time of year. Many of the wildfires in Maine occur during the spring because of the dry, dead grass and the weather conditions (brisk winds, low relative humidity and warm afternoon temperatures). To date, forest rangers have responded to and/or ...

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    April 22, 2010

    Friends help Parks Bureau with budget challenges

    The Friends of Fort Knox Board of Directors responded favorably to a request from the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to help  stave off cuts to its budget. The FFK Board voted to assist the bureau by accepting a request for a 50-percent reduction to its management services contract for one year. Under the management services contract FFK provides interpretive tours, entrance-fee collection, marketing and ...

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    April 22, 2010

    Farmers market gets ready to launch a new season

    The Belfast Farmers' Market launches its outdoor season in Belfast from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 7. Available will be fresh greens, Maine-produced meats, cheeses, flowers and seedlings for your own spring projects. At the market, shoppers will see some of the old favorites, like Appleton Creamery's award-winning cheeses, Meadowsweet Farm's tender chops, and a host of bright and fresh vegetables. Also available...

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    April 22, 2010

    Conservation District to hold spring tree and shrub sale

    Orders placed at the Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District's annual tree and shrub sale will be available for pickup Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waldo County Technical Center on Route 137. Anyone who has placed an order should plan on picking it up at that time. There will be fruit trees, berries and flowering shrubs available for sale as well. Currently, there are pear, peach, plum, ...

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    April 22, 2010

    Agency receives help to keep Mainers warm

    Waldo Community Action Partners recently received a donation from The Wentworth Event Center in Belfast as a result of the center's April 14 fuel-assistance fundraiser. Kristine Wentworth Colson, the center's co-owner, arrived at WCAP's office to personally deliver the $1,350 check. Wentworth Colson organized the fundraiser event specifically to provide assistance to Waldo County's elderly residents who don't ...


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