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    January 15, 2010

    Priest to address the intersection of religion, environmentalism

    On Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will offer "Ecological Crisis, Religion and Human-Earth Relations — Challenges and Opportunities." The presenter will be the Rev. Martha G. Kirkpatrick, rector of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Belfast. "In face of unprecedented assaults on our environment," Kirkpatrick said, "the religions of the world are ...

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    January 15, 2010

    Library to screen documentary on energy conservation

    On Tuesday Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m., the documentary film, }Killowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America" will be shown in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library. A discussion with Jim Merkel and Susan Cuttings will follow the movie as the kickoff for the "Transition Handbook" discussion series taking place in February. Merkel and Cuttings have attended "Transition Culture" trainings and will give an introduct...

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    January 15, 2010

    Reunion concert raises funds for Clifford Performing Arts Center

    For the first time ever, the Mount View Chamber Singers, under the direction of David Stevenson, and Chamber Singer alumni performed together on the stage of The Clifford Performing Arts Center at the new Mount View. The Mount View Chamber Singers Reunion Concert held Dec. 22  at The Clifford Performing Arts Center raised a total of $4,130. Proceeds will support a fund to be established by Future MSAD 3 for the ...

  • Published
    January 12, 2010

    Waldo 4-H group awarded $400 for science program

    On Oct. 7 youth in every state and territory across the country participated in the 2009 4-H National Youth Science Day. Waldo County had the state's highest participation levels of youth reporting their results and, as a result, received a $400 award from John Deere to use towards science, engineering and technology programming. What did 4-H'ers do? They made their own biofuel during the 2009 4-H National ...

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    January 12, 2010

    Waldo County celebrates Martin Luther King Day

    On Monday, Jan. 18 people across America will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on his national holiday, and for the 22nd consecutive year Waldo county residents will be no exception. Those who want to take part will meet in front of the Belfast Post Office at 4:30 p.m., regardless of the weather, and march by candlelight to the nearby First Church, where the indoor programs ...

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    Waldo County General Hospital expands

    When a new steel building starts going up, everyone notices and wants to know what it is. The construction taking place on Northport Avenue, across from Waldo County General Hospital, is no exception. The two-story building, which is scheduled to be completed in May and occupied in June, will house Dialysis Clinics Inc. on the first floor and hospital offices, which are currently located in an old hotel ...

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    January 11, 2010

    Hospice library to grow with grant

    Despite the fact that it's been open to the public for more than a decade, the Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County library may be the best-kept secret around. Flic Shooter, the group's bereavement coordinator, wants to change that with the help of a $3,500 grant from the Maine Community Foundation. The library contains valuable resources on supporting a loved one during the dying process, bereavement, grief and ...

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    January 11, 2010

    Habitat for Humanity seeks family to partner with

    Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County is looking for a family to partner with on construction of its first home this spring. There are a number of criteria to be eligible for a Habitat home. Candidates must: • reside in Waldo County; • be able to pay back the cost of the home with a no-interest mortgage; • be willing to partner with Habitat to build their home, including performing volunteer labor in the ...

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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 ...

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