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    January 11, 2010

    A Celtic  concert for St. Brigid’s Day by Castlebay

    On Sunday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. the Belfast Unitarian Church, 34 Miller St., will present the folk duo Castlebay with a concert in celebration of the Celtic holiday of "Imbolc", also known as "Candlemas" or St. Brigid's Day. Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee are well-known for their songs and stories interwoven with award-winning playing of Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and woodwinds. Did you ever wonder why Feb. 2 is ...

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    January 11, 2010

    Winterport students raise money for Cancer Care Center

    Students at the Wagner Middle School in Winterport sold candy canes this fall to raise money for Eastern Maine Medical Center's new Lafayette Cancer Care Center and research facility in Brewer. Sponsored by the Student Council, the fund-drive raised $275 by selling more than 500 candy canes. Council President Aaron Newland, second from right, and Kierra Speed, second from left, a member of the Council, presented ...

  • Published
    January 7, 2010

    Unity College to host Maine’s largest environmental career fair

    Environmental employers from across the United States will connect with job-seekers at the Unity College Environmental Career Fair Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Unity College Gymnasium. The environmental career recruitment event is open to the general public, though focused on recruitment of recent or anticipated college graduates from across New England. It is sponsored by the Unity College ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Funds available to help farmers put up hoop houses

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Maine has announced a new pilot project under the "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" initiative for farmers to establish high tunnels - also known as hoop houses - to increase the availability of locally-grown produce in a conservation-friendly way. A seasonal high tunnel is a greenhouse-like structure, at least six feet in height, ...

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    January 7, 2010

    USDA designates five counties in Maine as primary natural disaster areas

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Somerset counties as primary natural disaster areas in three separate disaster designations. Aroostook County received a disaster designation for drought that occurred between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15, 2009. Somerset County received a designation for heavy rains, flash flooding and high winds that occurred from June 1, ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Doggone good day for fetch

    Saturday's snowstorm meant big fun for Dorsay, a 2-1/2-year-old black Labrador, who loves to chase tennis balls and is obviously oblivious to snow. Dorsay lives on Pearl Street with her owner, Carol Good.  

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Belfast Garden Club hosts talk on growing greens in winter

    For more than six years, Natural Resources Council of Maine Communications Director Judy Berk of Northport has grown fresh greens in the winter without a heated greenhouse. She will share her secrets, successes and failures in a talk titled "Growing Greens in Maine All Winter Long" at the Belfast Garden Club's Tuesday, Jan. 19 meeting. Belfast Garden Club meetings are open to the public and held at St. Margaret'...

  • Published
    January 1, 2010

    Scenes from Belfast’s final night of 2009

    Revelers at Thursday night's 13th annual New Year's By the Bay in Belfast celebrated in style, with a wide variety of music, entertainment and food venues to fill the hours before the clock struck midnight. And as the end of 2009 crept closer, drums and percussionists gathered in the center of downtown and led celebrants in a procession to the waterfront, where a huge bonfire awaited them. Following are some ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Searsport boy gets his wish, Make-A-Wish reaches goal

    For the sixth year in a row, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine has reached its goal of raising $84,000 during its three-week "Stories of Light" holiday campaign. The money will fund the granting of 14 wishes to Maine children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine's corporate donors this season include Martin's Point, Kepware Technologies, Stantec, United Health Group and ...


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