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    January 26, 2010

    Free tax assistance in Waldo County

    Tax appointments with free e-filing are available at the YMCA in Belfast, at the Carver Library in Searsport, and at the Stockton Springs Library. For Belfast appointments, call the YMCA at 338-4598.For Searsport or Stockton Springs appointments, call Pat Snyder at 567-3137. This free volunteer service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the IRS, is offered to taxpayers of any age. More ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Rebekah lodge receives grant

    Loyal Rebekah Lodge 92 was recently awarded a grant of $200 for its participation in the Schuler Colfax Memorial Museum Humanitarian Award through the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies and the Rebekah Assemby of Maine. This grant will be used to support a fundraising project to benefit the Monroe Fire department. A basket bingo event is being planned for later in the spring. The purpose of this ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Military news

    Brooks woman completes basic training COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pfc. Lacey C. Davis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching,...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Kindergarten registration for fall 2010 to be held

    The Leroy H. Smith School will hold kindergarten registration Thursday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the library. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 15 and be a legal resident of Winterport in order to attend kindergarten for the 2010 - 2011 school year. Parents should bring the student's certification of vital record (hospital birth certificate is no longer acceptable), immunization record and a recent ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Waldo CAP to offer free workshop on writing a will

    Waldo Community Action Partners is offering a free one-hour session on the importance of writing a will, with speaker Randy Mailloux, Esq., an attorney from the Belfast law firm Mailloux & Marden. This event will be Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Belfast Free Library from 6-7 p.m. Not having a will is just as much of a problem as trying to save money by crafting one using an Internet-based program, said Mailloux, ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Four generations of a loving family

    Edith Shepherd of Searsmont traveled to New Hampshire recently to visit her daughter, Jean Salmon, and Jean's family. While there, Edith had the pleasure of meeting the newest addition to the family, John Wood IV. Pictured here, from left, are four generations of the family: Edith's granddaughter, Deanna Wood; Edith's great-grandson, John Wood IV; Edith's daughter, Jean Salmon; and Edith Shepard herself.

  • Published
    January 22, 2010

    Protecting Maine’s environment to be subject of library talk

    On Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m., the Belfast Free Library's Abbott Room will host a presentation by Judy Berk, longtime communications director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine: "Protecting Maine's Environment Is Not a Spectator Sport." In Berk's words, "The Legislature only works to protect Maine's environment if you do." As Margaret Mead famously said, "Never doubt that a small group of concerned ...

  • Published
    January 22, 2010

    Phillip Mentor and Paul Sullivan raise awareness for Haiti at  conference

    A press conference featuring Caribbean opera star Phillip Mentor, Grammy award winner Paul Sullivan, Gretchen O'Grady, RN, emergency services director, American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter, and Justin Walker, fFounder of Water Projects International, was held Jan. 21 at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts in Unity. The press conference raised awareness of Haiti relief efforts and the Hope for Haiti ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    RSU 20 students participate in jumping-jack contest

    In the spirit of good sportsmanship, camaraderie and physical stamina, elementary RSU 20 students from Stockton Springs, Searsport and Frankfort participated in an after-school jumping-jack contest. Students performed proper jumping-jacks while competing in arranged groups by grades, K-2 and 3-5. Winners received special containers of sports drinks and their names were posted in the school gymnasiums for all to ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Legion to sponsor Super Bowl dinner party

    On Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m., the American Legion in Belfast will host its annual Super Bowl dinner party. The menu will be baked stuffed haddock or chicken breast with stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, peas or carrots, biscuits and pies. The program starts at 3:30 p.m. with a happy hour, and dinner will be served from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 6 p.m.. There will be prizes for everyone. Tick...

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