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    April 7, 2010

    Penny drive shows teamwork for Mount View athletics

    Events Committee Co-Chair Beverly Winship has announced results of Future MSAD 3's annual penny drive. This year, in addition to participation by all elementary schools in the district, contributions were also made by the Mount View Middle School, Mt. View High School, Unity Head Start and an anonymous donor. Students, faculty and parents collected a total of $1,110.58 this year, compared to last year's total of ...

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    April 7, 2010

    Triad helps seniors protect themselves from crime, feel safer

    Ask a native or a newcomer, what's Triad and their response is likely to be, "Do you mean tripod?" or, "How do you spell that?" or, "Did you Google that on Wikipedia?" For almost 10 years Triad volunteers have been working to improve the safety of older Waldo County citizens through education and services. Triad is a three-way partnership of seniors, law enforcement personnel and professionals from community ...

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    April 7, 2010

    Belfast Science Olympiad team brings back gold, silver, and bronze

    On April 3, the Belfast Area High School Science Olympiad team traveled to the University of Southern Maine in Gorham to compete in the state tournament. Teams from 19 private and public high schools participated, including Cape Elizabeth, Waterville, Falmouth, Waynflete, Mt. Ararat and many others. Working in pairs, students competed in 24 different rigorous science and engineering events throughout the day. Th...

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    April 6, 2010

    Ecovillage to host treehouse workshop

    Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage will host free family events Sunday, April 11, starting with "Building a Treehouse in a Day," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Belfast Cohousing dad and master home-builder Alan Gibson will lead kids with tool-wielding ability and their parents in assembly, construction and decoration of one sturdy treehouse at 45 Edgecomb Road, the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage site. Kids and parents will ...

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    April 6, 2010

    Fifth Palermo World’s Fair slated

    The Living Communities Foundation will sponsor the Fifth Annual Palermo World's Fair Sunday, April 11, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Palermo School gym. The festivities begin with a buffet of fine foods from around the world, served and described by LCF board members, who come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. More than 30 dishes representing 18 or more nations will be available for guests to try. As ...

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    April 5, 2010

    Trail club to hold training and work day

    Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the Connor Mill Trail in Unity, Andy Gagnon from the Unity College Trail Club will lead participants in proper techniques for building bog-bridging. The Connor Mill Trail winds along some very wet areas and bog-bridging keeps this trail passable in the spring and fall. Those interested in this training can come for an hour, or the entire time, but please preregister ...

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    April 5, 2010

    AARP offers driver safety courses

    Motorists age 50 and older can sharpen their driving skills by updating their driving knowledge and learning defensive driving techniques in the AARP Driver Safety program, presented through a partnership between AARP and the Volunteers of America, Edward J. Reynolds House. AARP Driver Safety instructor Paul Sheridan's next workshop will take place Thursday, April 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reynolds ...

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    April 5, 2010

    College Connection graduate achieves publication

    The College Connection is usually a life-changing experience for students who complete the program. After 15 weeks of intensive academic preparation, one-on-one academic counseling, college readiness training, guest speakers, and a variety of other types of support, students are prepared to transition to college. When Frederick J. Fruehan II scheduled an intake last June to enroll in the program, he never ...

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    April 5, 2010

    Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Center sponsors upcoming YMCA triathlon

    The Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Center of Waldo County General Hospital has signed on as a sponsor for the Waldo County YMCA Family Triathlon Festival that will be held May 15 at the Waldo County YMCA. Skip Philbrook, center, manager of the OSPT Center, presented Beth Anderson, left, cochair of the triathlon, along with Jim Wescott, with a check. Philbrook said he wanted to help sponsor the triathlon, ...

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    April 5, 2010

    Susie O’Keeffe gives grizzly talk at Waterfall Arts

    In 2009 Montville resident Susie O'Keeffe set out to discover what we have to learn from grizzly bears and other carnivores. She is inspired by the writings of many authors, including naturalist Barry Lopez, who said, "The question before us is how do we find a viable natural philosophy, one that places us again within the elements of our natural history." O'Keeffe draws on experiences from her seven-month ...


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