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Posted June 19, 2013, at 9:08 a.m.

Streamside cleanup nets lots of trash

BANGOR — More than 350 volunteers took part in the Bangor Area Storm Water Group’s 8th annual Streamside Cleanup. On June 1, more than 320 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints picked up trash around Artic Brook, Capehart Brook, Meadow Brook, Penjajawoc Stream, Birch Stream, Sucker Brook, Shaw Brook, Kenduskeag Stream and the Penobscot River. On June 3, more than 20 volunteers from the We Care Teams from the Hilton Garden Inn, Comfort Inn and the Hampton Inn cleaned up the neighborhood near Penjajawoc Stream.

Organizers said that enough trash was collected to fill three dump trucks. Most of the trash collected was small everyday items such as cigarette butts, food wrappers and coffee cups.

 

League of Women Voters of Maine president

BANGOR — The League of Women Voters of Maine elected Barbara McDade to her third term as president during its biennial convention May 31 and June 1 in  Portland. McDade has served as president of the Maine League for the past four years. Before that, she served as co-president from 2007 to 2009. She joined the Maine League in 2006 while working on the Open Government Sunshine Week activities. She has been director of the Bangor Public Library since 1991. She oversaw the renovation of the Bangor Public Library, served as president and legislative chair of the Maine Library Association, and serves on the Maine Library Commission and the Board of Maine InfoNet. She is vice president of the Rotary Club of Bangor and is organist of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Bangor.

 

Grants awarded

BANGOR — Organizers of Erin’s Run, a 5K road race and walk that took place on April 27 in Bangor, presented checks to the two beneficiaries of the run on June 13, at the offices of Spruce Run, 77 Essex St.

In total, $15,000 was raised, which was split evenly between Spruce Run, a domestic violence center in Bangor where Erin worked, and a scholarship in the memory of Erin Woolley that has been established through the University of Maine Swimming and Diving Program.

 

Grant for food service vocational training

BANGOR — The Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse recently received a $9,500 grant from the Maine

Community Foundation to support food service vocational training for the Clubhouse.  With the grant, Clubhouse members will receive training on food safety, customer service and other aspects of the food service industry, as well as produce a video of the training.

Opened in 2012, the Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse is a community of people who are working together to achieve a common goal — recovery from mental illness.

For information, call 992-9200.

 

Sustainable Agriculture Field Day

STILLWATER — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Sustainable Agriculture Field Day 5-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the 100-acre Rogers Farm on Bennoch Road. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m.

The event is open to farmers, crop advisers and others interested in crop production and will highlight crop options for new grain markets, weed management in organic soybeans and small grains, improved ryegrass varieties, cover crops such as tillage radish to improve soil quality, organic nitrogen sources for small grains and wheat varieties.

Presenters will include Ellen Mallory, UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture specialist; Eric Gallandt, UMaine associate professor of weed ecology and management; Richard Kersbergen, UMaine Extension educator; John Jemison, UMaine Extension soil and water quality specialist; Erin Roche, a graduate student in sustainable agriculture; and Tom Molloy, a UMaine research associate.

Participants will receive one pesticide certification credit and 2.5 certified crop adviser credits. The event is free. For information or to request disability accommodations, call Ellen Mallory, at 581-2942 or John Jemison at 581-3241.

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