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    March 19, 2010

    Maine Farmland Trust launches new viability program

    Maine Farmland Trust has launched its new Farm Viability Program, which is designed help farms become more successful and to help new farms get established. MFT will draw on a diverse network of agricultural experts and resources to help participating farmers initiate new operations, reach new markets and take other steps to enhance future success. The new program will serve MFT's broader goal of preserving ...

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    March 19, 2010

    Library to host discussion on environmental impact of food choices

    Kathy Kandziolka will lead a fun and engaging discussion on the environmental impact of our food choices at the Belfast Free Library Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. What we choose to eat affects not only our bodies but also the planet we live on. Some food choices can do more good and less harm to our environment. It is our responsibility to gain knowledge about where our food comes from and make choices that ...

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    March 19, 2010

    Fifth annual April Stool’s Day to clean city parks

    On Saturday, April 3 volunteers from Belfast and the surrounding area are invited to join the Friends of Belfast Parks for its annual "clean-up" of the city's downtown parks. Volunteers will meet at the Belfast Common amphitheater at 8 a.m. and disperse from there to Heritage Park, Steamboat Landing and the Common to pick up waste left by dogs over the winter. The early start time this year in Belfast is due to ...

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    March 19, 2010

    Raffle raises $1,650 to benefit hospital

    Muriel Elkins of Brooks was the winner of the Celtic basket raffle held by the Hospital Aid at Waldo County General Hospital. The winning ticket was drawn by Joe Calista, who attended the Hospital Aid meeting on St. Patrick's Day to entertain members by singing a medley of Irish songs. The total amount raised by the Hospital Aid on the raffle was $1,650, which will benefit the hospital.

  • Published
    March 17, 2010

    American Red Cross CPR classes offered

    Waldo County General Hospital is offering an American Red Cross CPR and Standard First Aid Certification Course that is open to the public. Classes will be held on three Tuesday evenings: March 30 is Adult CPR, April 6 is Infant and Child CPR and April 13 is Standard First Aid. Each class will run from 6-10 p.m. in the hospital's Education Center on Northport Avenue. Lonie Brown, a certified American Red Cross ...

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    March 17, 2010

    Belfast chess team competes in state championship

    The Belfast Free Library chess team competed at the Scholastic State Chess Team Championship at the University of Maine in Orono March 6. All three teams did extremely well in the Novice Division. The high school team got a first-place trophy, the Junior High Team and the K-6 elementary team both brought back second-place trophies. Congratulations to all team members from Chess Coach Russell Kahn and Manager ...

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    March 17, 2010

    Lost nets monsters…

    This was the scene at the Muck (officially, Kirby Pond) in Belfast March 11. By this week, both the ice and the nets had vanished. PHOTO BY STEVE FULLER  

  • Published
    March 16, 2010

    Unitarian Church honors Restorative Justice Project

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast will honor the Restorative Justice Project Sunday, Mar. 28 on the occasion of its fifth anniversary in Belfast. The ceremony will be a part of the regular church service, which begins at 10 a.m. The public is invited as well. The basic idea of the Restorative Justice Project is that sometimes people, particularly young people, can get themselves into trouble with the ...

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    March 16, 2010

    Anonymous donor promises direct match in memory of museum registrar

    The Penobscot Marine Museum has received a "challenge grant" in memory of Edith P. Murphy of Rockland, who served as registrar at the museum, and who died last August after a yearlong illness. According to museum Executive Director Niles Parker, an anonymous donor has offered to match all donations made in Murphy's name through March 31, up to a total of $10,000. As registrar at the Penobscot Marine Museum from ...

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    March 15, 2010

    Unity College hosts Rural Living Day

      The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Waldo County Extension Association will offer a full day of workshops for gardeners and homeowners throughout the region for Rural Living Day April 10 at Unity College. This is the 17th year they have held this event as a fundraiser to provide a scholarship to a Waldo County student pursuing higher education. Last year's recipient was Kayla Smith of ...


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