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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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    April 5, 2010

    Autism training offered for fire and rescue personnel

    The Searsport Fire Department will hold an education course for firefighters and emergency responders on proper ways to respond to calls involving children with autism. The class will be held Tuesday, April 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Searsport Public Safety Building, 3 Union St. The course is through the Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition of Westwood, Mass. To sign up, call Fire Chief Jim ...

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    April 2, 2010

    Belfast Garden Club announces Green Thumb plant sale

    The Belfast Garden Club's annual Green Thumb plant sale will take place Saturday, May 15, 9-11 a.m., at the Belfast Boathouse (at the harbor end of Commercial Street). A wide array of annuals, perennials, vines, herbs and vegetables will be available and aching to be planted in your garden. Other gardening-related items will also be for sale. The annual plant sale is a benefit for Belfast Garden Club activities ...

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    April 2, 2010

    Penobscot Marine Museum to raffle authentic birch-bark canoe

    One lucky individual will soon have the rare experience of paddling his or her own authentic birch-bark canoe, just like the ones built by Maine's Wabanaki Indians in the early 19th century. The Penobscot Marine Museum has announced that it will raffle the canoe to raise funds for an important education program. The drawing will be held July 1, in good time for the canoeing season. Named a 2009 "Boat of the ...

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    April 2, 2010

    Waldo County General Hospital welcomes Dr. Paul Mazur

    Dr. Paul R. Mazur, an internal medicine physician, has joined the staff at Waldo County General Hospital. His special interests are chronic disease management and the long-term primary medical care of persons with mental illness. Dr. Mazur and his wife, Juliet Baker, moved from Boston to Bayside in August 2007, into a home that had been in his wife's family since the 1950s, but was rebuilt and winterized. He ...

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    April 2, 2010

    Family Wellness Fair to be held in Belfast

    The 26th annual Family Wellness Fair, a free health fair sponsored by Waldo County General Hospital, takes place Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Troy Howard Middle School gym located on Lincolnville Avenue (Route 52). This year's fair offers 40 booths on a wide range of health topics for adults and children. Everyone is invited to attend, and door prizes will be awarded. All of the health ...

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