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  • 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...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Daughters of the American Revolution award two scholarships

    The Penobscot Expedition Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gave away $1,000 in two scholarships at its January meeting. Doris Tripp awarded one of the scholarships to Jessica Libby, a junior at University of Southern Maine majoring in psychology. Jessica is the granddaughter of D.A.R. member Edna Vaughan. The other scholarship recipient, Dylan Darienzzo, is a freshman at U.M.O in the honor ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Ski by ‘light of the silvery moon’ on Lake St. George

    Join the Georges River Land Trust for a cross-country moonlight ski Saturday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. on Lake St. George. GRLT volunteers Christine and Todd Beacham will lead the ski from the parking lot by the lakeshore to Millstone Island, where a large skating area is cleared. Depending upon conditions, bring skis, snowshoes or skates. Join the hosts afterwards for a bonfire and hot chocolate at their nearby ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Land trust receives $175,000 grant

    On Jan. 7, the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, in its inaugural round of grants, awarded nearly $2 million to help 11 public and non-profit groups move forward on important resource protection projects across Maine. The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance received $175,000 for its ongoing campaign to protect the 410-acre Whitten Hill property in Montville. The Maine Natural Resource Conservation ...

  • Published
    January 19, 2010

    Paris slide show at UU Church RESCHEDULED

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St., has rescheduled the presentation by Stephen Allen entitled "The Last Time I Saw Paris," which is part of its series of travelogues. The presentation, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, has now been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The travelogue, in the form of a slide show and accompanying narration, will be offered by ...

  • Published
    January 19, 2010

    MPBN headlines

    State scrambles to comply with federal radio guidelines Maine emergency management officials are scrambling to comply with a new federal law that will require all radio equipment used in the United States to use less of the radio spectrum. The law, scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, 2013, applies to police, fire, rescue units and others, according to Capitol News Service. But Maine Emergency Management ...

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