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    May 18, 2010

    Only in Waldo County…

    "You just might be a redneck if you drive your John Deere tractor to the prom!" That was the message Winona Larrabee included when she sent this photo to us this week. In the photo are LeeAnn Larrabee from Jackson in the front and Fran Stevens from Knox in the back. The girls, who are both sophomores at Mount View High School, were headed to the school's prom May 15 and took a moment to pose alongside what Winona ...

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    May 18, 2010

    Wedding dresses readied

    From left, Robin Peskoe, Jillian Liversidge, seated, Amy Wagner and Shannon Coombs model a few of the 23 wedding gowns that will be part of the "Vintage Bridal Gown Show From Then Until Now" at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 95 Court St., Belfast, Saturday, May 22, at 3 p.m. For advance tickets, $8, call Chris Urick at 338-3580. If any remain, they will be $10 at the door.

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    May 18, 2010

    Local drivers place in school bus rodeo

    Students and staff at Walker Memorial School congratulate two of their bus drivers, Randy Stevenson from Knox (first place) and Sandy Palmer from Montville (second place) for their recent participation in the school bus rodeo held at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast April 21. The third-place winner was Matthew Arnold from SAD 23, who drives in Carmel and Levant. Between them, the three drivers have a ...

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    May 18, 2010

    Recycling center to hold household hazardous waste day

    The Unity Area Regional Recycling Center in Thorndike is providing an opportunity to get rid of household hazardous waste Saturday, May 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are nine member towns, and nonmember residents are also welcome. There are fliers at town offices that identify what to bring, what not to bring and how to bring them. Items must be in sealed containers, preferably in their original container with ...

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    May 18, 2010

    Farmer’s market kicks off season with celebration

    On Friday May 21, the Belfast Farmer's Market will host a party on Main Street. Find the freshest flavors of the season just as the summer begins. And of course, always available no matter what the season, the diversity of delicious meaty treats. Cornerstone Farm's bacon and maple sausage will brighten your Sunday brunch, and throw the most tender and juicy chicken breast from Maine-ly Poultry on the grill for a ...

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    May 18, 2010

    Unitarian Church to hold spring clothing sale

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast will hold its annual spring/summer clothing sale and silent auction Friday through Sunday, May 28-30, at the church, 37 Miller St., next to the library. There also will be a small plants/cuttings sale in the silent auction area. The sale was originally scheduled for an earlier date, but was postponed because of the death of a prominent member of the church, Gail ...

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    May 17, 2010

    Local rowers visit Cornwall

    It was Malcolm's fault. He's the cox of Come Boating!'s rowing program. Malcolm Gater is deeply steeped in the tradition of the Cornish Pilot gigs used by Come Boating!, Station Maine, and the other gig programs up and down the coast. He also has deep ties to Cornwall itself. It was he who arranged for the Cornish rowers to join us in Maine last fall. This year it was our turn to fly to Cornwall and row in the ...

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    May 17, 2010

    Belfast native to serve in Maine Conservation Corps

    The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Seth Haven of Belfast to serve as a team member and AmeriCorps volunteer for the summer. Haven is the son of Cara and Brian Merrill, also of Belfast. The MCC conducts conservation projects throughout Maine, including extensive recreational trail construction and rehabilitation. Haven is a 2006 graduate of Belfast Area High School and attends Vermont Technical ...

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    May 17, 2010

    Garden club announces 2010 Open Garden Days

    The Belfast Garden Club's fifth annual Open Garden Days features 14 gardens from Belfast to Searsport, Jackson to Orland and in between. One garden per week will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays from May 28 through Sept. 10. The garden tour offers a diverse range of gardens and grounds, from relatively new gardens to 30-year projects, gardens started from scratch or modified from old ...

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    May 13, 2010

    Program to recall Maine trotting parks

    Stephen Thompson will be the guest speaker at the Belfast Historical Society program meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room. The topic for the presentation will be "The Lost Trotting Parks of Maine." After the Civil War, the trotting horse industry flourished. Trotting parks were built throughout the state, and at one time there were more than 92 of them in Maine. Few of ...

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