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    February 18, 2010

    Friends of Unity Wetlands offers lectures on conservation

    Jennifer Irving, executive director of Friends of Unity Wetlands, will speak about conservation easements Thursday, March 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mount View High School in Thorndike. A conservation easement is a flexible and popular tool that allows landowners to shape the future uses of their land. Whether protecting a cherished property and providing income tax benefits or helping to keep land in the family, ...

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    February 18, 2010

    Unity Rotary Club provides assistance to Haiti

    With the terrible catastrophe in Port au Prince, the Unity Area Rotary Club has joined the clubs in the district to provide assistance to the people of Haiti. The Unity club has raised $4,900 to date, which is included in the $30,000 in donations and shelter boxes provided by the clubs within the district. As part of an international organization, Rotary Clubs throughout the district have been working together ...

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    February 18, 2010

    Conservation District’s annual spring tree, shrub and trout sale begins

    The good news is, spring will come! The even better news is, that it's time once again for the Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District's annual spring shrub and tree sale. Now is the time to start thinking about plantings for the upcoming growing season; and as in the past, the district is offering several different varieties of hardy and healthy bare root-stock fruit trees, conservation shrubs, ornamental...

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    February 18, 2010

    Musical written by teachers makes its debut

    Every hero needs a villain, even in middle school. The Troy Howard Middle School will offer both when its drama club presents "Girl Power," a new musical, in February and March. "Girl Power" was written by THMS English teacher/drama director Jason Bannister and music teacher Justin Bari. It tells the story of teenagers with super powers, trying to find themselves through school dances, adolescent love and the ...

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    February 18, 2010

    Scuttlebutt

    According to the Web site wordorigins.org, "Scuttlebutt is an early 19th century nautical term for an open cask of water kept on deck for use by the crew. The term comes from scuttle — to cut a hole in — and butt — a large cask. Sailors would gather about the cask and trade stories and gossip, much like modern office workers do at the water cooler or coffee pot. By the turn of the 20th century, American sailors ...

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    February 18, 2010

    Stockton Springs American Legion post seeks new members

    An American flag waves day and night beside the Stockton Springs American Legion Hall. The flag is a silent sentinel watching over veteran graves dotting the Sandy Point cemetery. The American Legion was chartered in 1919 by Congress as a patriotic veterans organization. It is the nation's largest veterans organization, reaching out to more than 14,000 communities. The Legion stands on four pillars: national ...

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    February 17, 2010

    Challenge grant sets triathlon on the fast track

    The Waldo County YMCA announced that the Unity Foundation has issued a $1,500 challenge grant to the Y Family Triathlon Festival. The Y is actively seeking additional sponsorships for its first festival, to be held May 15. Jim Wescott, Triathlon co-chair, stated, "The Waldo County YMCA is excited to host its first annual triathlon festival. Our race day will be filled with events that will be exciting and fun ...

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    February 17, 2010

    Cut-a-thon raises $500 for Y scholarship fund

    Hair stylists from the Lisa Nichols Salon raised $500 during a cut-a-thon benefit Feb. 15. The money raised at the event, which was held at the Waldo County YMCA, benefits the Y's scholarship fund.

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    February 17, 2010

    Building strong hearts through cardiac rehabilitation

    Feb. 15 marked the start of Cardiac Rehabilitation Week across the country. The 2010 theme for this week is "Building a Strong Heart: You can do it. We can help," which reflects the dedication of cardiac rehab providers to improving the health of individuals at risk for heart disease or those already diagnosed with a heart condition. Cardiac rehab has been shown to reduce re-hospitalization rates and recurrent ...

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    February 17, 2010

    Valentine Sweetstakes winners announced

    Winners were drawn Feb. 12 for The Republican Journal's annual Valentine Sweetstakes. A total of 25 prizes were available, ranging from a case of motor oil to $50 in cash. Many businesses that participated offered gift certificates. The three winners are as follows: First place: Kurt Moulton, Swanville Second place: Tamara McElroy, Belfast Third place: Linda Dunson, Belfast


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