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    March 19, 2010

    Fifth annual April Stool’s Day to clean city parks

    On Saturday, April 3 volunteers from Belfast and the surrounding area are invited to join the Friends of Belfast Parks for its annual "clean-up" of the city's downtown parks. Volunteers will meet at the Belfast Common amphitheater at 8 a.m. and disperse from there to Heritage Park, Steamboat Landing and the Common to pick up waste left by dogs over the winter. The early start time this year in Belfast is due to ...

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    March 19, 2010

    Raffle raises $1,650 to benefit hospital

    Muriel Elkins of Brooks was the winner of the Celtic basket raffle held by the Hospital Aid at Waldo County General Hospital. The winning ticket was drawn by Joe Calista, who attended the Hospital Aid meeting on St. Patrick's Day to entertain members by singing a medley of Irish songs. The total amount raised by the Hospital Aid on the raffle was $1,650, which will benefit the hospital.

  • Published
    March 17, 2010

    American Red Cross CPR classes offered

    Waldo County General Hospital is offering an American Red Cross CPR and Standard First Aid Certification Course that is open to the public. Classes will be held on three Tuesday evenings: March 30 is Adult CPR, April 6 is Infant and Child CPR and April 13 is Standard First Aid. Each class will run from 6-10 p.m. in the hospital's Education Center on Northport Avenue. Lonie Brown, a certified American Red Cross ...

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    March 17, 2010

    Belfast chess team competes in state championship

    The Belfast Free Library chess team competed at the Scholastic State Chess Team Championship at the University of Maine in Orono March 6. All three teams did extremely well in the Novice Division. The high school team got a first-place trophy, the Junior High Team and the K-6 elementary team both brought back second-place trophies. Congratulations to all team members from Chess Coach Russell Kahn and Manager ...

  • Published
    March 16, 2010

    Unitarian Church honors Restorative Justice Project

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast will honor the Restorative Justice Project Sunday, Mar. 28 on the occasion of its fifth anniversary in Belfast. The ceremony will be a part of the regular church service, which begins at 10 a.m. The public is invited as well. The basic idea of the Restorative Justice Project is that sometimes people, particularly young people, can get themselves into trouble with the ...

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    March 16, 2010

    Anonymous donor promises direct match in memory of museum registrar

    The Penobscot Marine Museum has received a "challenge grant" in memory of Edith P. Murphy of Rockland, who served as registrar at the museum, and who died last August after a yearlong illness. According to museum Executive Director Niles Parker, an anonymous donor has offered to match all donations made in Murphy's name through March 31, up to a total of $10,000. As registrar at the Penobscot Marine Museum from ...

  • Published
    March 15, 2010

    Unity College hosts Rural Living Day

      The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Waldo County Extension Association will offer a full day of workshops for gardeners and homeowners throughout the region for Rural Living Day April 10 at Unity College. This is the 17th year they have held this event as a fundraiser to provide a scholarship to a Waldo County student pursuing higher education. Last year's recipient was Kayla Smith of ...

  • Published
    March 12, 2010

    Liberty students donate to help peers in Haiti

    For the past month, students at Walker School in Liberty have been collecting money to help the children in Haiti after the recent earthquake. Reanna Boulay and Ana Hills coordinated the project with the help of their school secretary, Johann Emery. Lynn Barboza from the American Red Cross accepted the donation of $67.60 from the girls. Reanna and Ana would like to thank everyone who donated money to be sent to ...

  • Published
    March 11, 2010

    Penobscot DAR recognizes students for citizenship

    The Penobscot Expedition Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Waldo County high school Good Citizens at the March 9 meeting at the Penobscot Marine Museum. Selected from Belfast Area High School was senior Ashton Fancy from Swanville, and from Searsport High District School was senior Marisa Higgins of Stockton Springs. The girls, who had been voted for by their peers, were each given a ...

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    March 11, 2010

    Chili/chowder cook-off to benefit self-defense classes

    The "Keep Searsport Warm" Committee is looking for participants to enter its Chili and Chowder Cook-off to be held Friday, May 14. The contest is a fundraiser to purchase teaching materials for the Rape, Assault, Defense-Training classes taught by Officer Jessica Danielson of the Searsport Police Department. The contest will have both individual and commercial divisions, and the winner in each division will ...


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