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    June 22, 2010

    Camp Forest to offer presentation on the importance of nature

    Adam Stone of Camp Forest will be at the Belfast Free Library Monday, June 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. He and Bella Luz Maldonado will have hands-on demonstrations for children, and will talk about the importance of immersion in nature. Camp Forest is a wilderness day and expedition camp in Brooks that blends the Amazon Rainforest, African Bush and the back woods of Maine while teaching hands-on survival skills and ...

  • Published
    June 21, 2010

    Expanding Opportunities seeks volunteers

    Expanding Opportunities is holding a meeting at the Belfast City Park Gazebo Thursday, July 24, at 4:30 p.m. The organization is seeking volunteers for a variety of fun and rewarding tasks. Locally, the organization manages Camp Forest, a wilderness day and expedition camp for children; and the Aina Moja Shop at the Working Art Gallery, where local artwork meets African and Peruvian artwork. Internationally, the ...

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    June 21, 2010

    Hospice Volunteers seek donations for auction

    Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, an organization that provides hospice and bereavement services free of charge, will hold its first auction Saturday, Aug. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The auctioneer for the evening is Rosie Gerry. The organization is seeking donations of goods and services for the auction. If you have new items, antiques, or certificates for services/entertainment ...

  • Published
    June 21, 2010

    Hospital’s garden walk slated for July 9 and 10

    The 20th Annual Garden Walk sponsored by the Hospital Aid of Waldo County General Hospital will be held Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the days of the walk. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Seven lovely gardens in Belfast highlight this year's walk. The owners are often present to answer questions. The gardens can be ...

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    June 18, 2010

    Hosta Gallery celebrates five years in Belfast

    Ron Dow's Hosta Gallery is celebrating five years in Belfast with an open garden tour Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 27, from noon to 4 p.m. "The specimen plants are putting on a spectacular show this year." said Dow. The Hosta Gallery is at 194 Back Belmont Road, Belfast. To get there, take Route 1 to Route 52 (Lincolnville Avenue) at Belfast Variety (Irving), bear right on Back ...

  • Published
    June 18, 2010

    Banwell garden next for Open Garden tour

    Bland Banwell’s garden, an in-town gem at 133 Miller St., is a masterpiece of artistry, design and execution. It is a rich and abundant garden where trellis structures define garden beds that brim with beautiful combinations of climbing vines, flowers, herbs and trees, while rock walls and meandering paths provide unity. The Banwell garden is open to the public Friday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of ...

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    June 18, 2010

    Friends of Fort Knox announce special events

    The Friends of Fort Knox have announced the 2010 special event schedule for the Fort Knox State Historic site. The events begin the Fourth of July weekend with a Civil War cannon-firing demonstration and conclude with the Friends' Halloween event known as Fright at the Fort. The schedule includes popular annual events such as the Scottish bagpipe bands tattoo, pirate day, paranormal/psychic faire, medieval ...

  • Published
    June 17, 2010

    Belfast Co-op donates to farm trust

    Maine Farmland Trust was the recipient of the Belfast Co-op's Third Thursday Donation Day in May. On May 20, one percent of sales at the Co-op was donated to help support Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide nonprofit that works to preserve farm land and keep Maine's farms farming. The Belfast Co-op created Third Thursday Donation Day to help fulfill its mission to promote sustainability in the community. Each ...

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    June 17, 2010

    Lincolnville Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

    Girl Scouts of Maine announced that Lincolnville residents Erin Rollins, Pamela Karr and Amber Karr have earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. "The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout may earn," said Joan McDonald, CEO, Girl Scouts of Maine. "It's a national award with very high standards and for many girls the leadership skills, organizational skills and sense of community that come from ...

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    June 17, 2010

    Students explore sustainable fisheries in museum exhibit

    Students in after-school programs at Searsport, Frankfort and Stockton Springs elementary schools learned about Maine's commercial fisheries from Penobscot Marine Museum educators during the school year just ended. Now their final projects — posters that explain the concept of sustainability — are on display at the museum. "Sustainability is a complex issue which our students in grades one through five mastered,...

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