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    April 1, 2010

    Scholarship applications available for seniors who want to teach

    The Waldo County Education Association-Retired announces that scholarship applications for graduating seniors entering the field of education are now available from high school guidance offices. The retired teachers' organization will award one scholarship to a senior graduating from each of the three high schools in Waldo County: Belfast Area High School, Mount View High School and Searsport District High ...

  • Published
    March 30, 2010

    Unity College and Belfast Chamber to host gubernatorial candidate forum

    Unity College and the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce will host a gubernatorial candidate forum Monday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. (off Route 202). The theme of the forum will be the future of Maine's environment and business community. Candidates participating are Steve Abbot, Bill Beardsley, Matt Jacobson, Paul LePage, Pat McGowan, Peter Mills, ...

  • Published
    March 29, 2010

    Searsport Scouts hold Court of Honor

    On March 28 Searsport Boy Scout Troop 215 held a Court of Honor at the Searsport Lions Hall. The Court of Honor is a formal presentation that recognizes Scouts who have advanced their rank in scouting. Prior to holding the Court of Honor, adult scout volunteers hold a Board of Review with each Scout to ensure the Scout has met the requirements for their rank advancement and/or merit badge skills. Dylon Grant ...

  • Published
    March 29, 2010

    Waldo County General Hospital to offer program on Parkinson’s

    Managing Parkinson's Disease, a free program designed to help people diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, their families and friends, their health care providers and caregivers with information and support to better understand and manage the illness, will take place Friday, April 9, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center. The program will be presented by William Stamey, M.D. a movement disorder specialist ...

  • Published
    March 29, 2010

    Church chimes

    Holy Week and Easter at St. Margaret's, Belfast Maundy Thursday, April 16 p.m. Gathering for an Agape Meal7 p.m. Eucharist and Stripping the Altar Good Friday, April 212:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross Easter Sunday, April 48 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Festival Eucharist For more information call  338-2412 or visit stmargaretsbelfast.org. Easter in Frankfort Frankfort Congregational Church will hold an Easter ...

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    Watershed Coalition presents stewardship award

    The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition's Stewardship Award was given to bird educator Seth Benz "in appreciation for extraordinary service for conservation and education in the Belfast Bay Watershed and surrounding areas" at the coalition's March meeting. In presenting the award, signified by a certificate and a carving of a Blackburnian warbler done by Erwin Flewelling of Northport, president Cloe Chunn enumerated ...

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    Baby fair needs participants

    The ninth annual baby fair selling new and used items for infants and young children will be held Saturday, April 17 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Troy Howard Middle School on Lincolnville Avenue. Items for sale can include clothes up to size 12, toys, books, furniture, etc. No recalled furniture or car seats that have an expired use date can be sold. Craftspeople who make baby items are also sought. Tables for ...

  • Published
    March 24, 2010

    Maritime history talk on tap in Camden

    As part of the Camden Public Library's "Maritime Month," Lee Webb of Union will speak on "The Collapse of the Maine Coast, 1865-1890" Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Webb's talk is an economic history of the Maine coast in the decades after the Civil War, focusing particularly on shipbuilding, fishing and the ocean and coastal shipping trades. Webb explained, "Shipbuilding collapsed, merchant shipping collapsed, ...

  • Published
    March 24, 2010

    Federal benefits seminar offered at Legion Hall

    On Saturday, April 17 the Stockton Springs American Legion Post 157 will present a federal benefits seminar for veterans and their spouses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 5 Sandy Point Road, just off of Route 1 North. Topics to be discussed include: health-care eligibility, veterans with service-connected disabilities, home loan guarantee, tax credits and benefits, burial and memorial services, VA ...

  • Published
    March 24, 2010

    Happy 102nd birthday, Muriel!

    Harbor Hill resident Muriel Higgins turned 102 on St. Patrick's Day last week, and this past weekend family and friends gathered to mark the milestone. Admissions Director Robbin L. Charkowick provided the following information about Muriel: "102 years ago on March 17, 1908, in a small town in Canada, the world was blessed with the arrival of Muriel Northrup Higgins. She lived her life modestly as a lady that was ...


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