Archive for May, 2008


Don’t let weather dampen spirits In rain, pleasant time still possible

By Jeff Strout on May 26, 2008, at 3:19 p.m.
This column was first published May 20, 2006 Despite a wet Friday start to last weekend, we dodged a soggy bullet, didn’t we? Most of the state languished in warm and sunny weather while parts south of the border were snorkeling. For us northerners it was a great weekend to …

Kayaking classes provide pivotal paddling lessons Safety on the water can save lives

By Jeff Strout on May 24, 2008, at 3:22 p.m.
This column was first published May 24, 2008   Sometime it would nice to turn your world upside down – introduce a little variety, some spontaneity, have dessert first, do what you want to do first rather than wait until after work – wouldn’t it? We get tied into life’s …

Coast Guard Auxiliary urges updating emergency radio beacons

By Jeff Strout on May 17, 2008, at 3:17 p.m.
This column was first published May 17, 2008     So far this spring has been slow starting as far as my getting time on the water, but even at that I’ve had a half-dozen launchings. And any time on the water is better than none, right? The weather around …

Artist Vincent Hartgen honored in new book

on May 12, 2008, at 12 a.m.
As a teacher, he was said to be inspiring. As an administrator, he was considered groundbreaking. As a curator, he may have been a visionary.

“Adam the King” paints Down East community in a true light

on May 12, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Jeffrey Lewis' new book, "Adam the King," the fourth in a quartet (preceded by "Meritocracy: A Love Story," "The Conference of the Birds" and "Theme Song for an Old Show"), has a taut plot, pitch-perfect dialogue, and presents as accurate a picture of Down East coastal communities as anything I've read.

Deborah White: Montessori school turns 25

on May 12, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Silver anniversaries in the field of education abound this year.

Maine Games hosts twirling championship

on May 12, 2008, at 12 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine - The high school gym was a blur of spangles, fringes and beads as baton twirlers spun, threw and twirled Saturday during the Maine Games State Baton Twirling Championships.

Accomplishments warm chilly Husson commencement

on May 12, 2008, at 12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine - Marching to the skirling sounds of the Anah Highlanders bagpipe band, 362 chilly Husson College students filed onto the baseball field at the Winkin Athletic Complex on Saturday morning to receive their college degrees. About 2,500 friends and family members filled the metal bleachers to take photographs and cheer on the graduates.

Maine campuses send forth graduates

on May 12, 2008, at 12 a.m.
ORONO, Maine - University of Maine commencement speaker Doug Hall on Saturday challenged about 1,860 new graduates to lead a revolution against the failed policies of their parents' generation. POLL: Did you participate in your high school and-or college graduation ceremonies?
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