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Preserve Maine Traditions Camden discussion to be held March 6

CAMDEN, Maine — Preserve Maine Traditions (PMT) will present a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Camden Public Library. The discussion is in opposition to the park proposal for Northern Maine put forth by RESTORE and Roxanne Quimby. PMT is a citizens group committed to preserving …

Preserve Maine Traditions Panel Discussion

AUGUSTA, Maine – Preserve Maine Traditions will hold a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. May 30, at the Lithgow Public Library in opposition to the park proposal for northern Maine put forth by RESTORE and Roxanne Quimby. The presentation will be led by David Trahan executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance …

Robert Putnam to keynote Conference on Cross-Sector Collaboration

 PORTLAND, Maine — Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and author of the best-selling book “Bowling Alone,” will present the keynote address, “Restoring Civility to Public Discourse: Finding Common Ground” at the fifth annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference on Friday, April 26, at Colby College in Waterville.  This year’s …

The Plays the Thing!

WATERVILLE, Maine – Who wouldn’t envy Andrew Rally, a popular actor in a hit television series? He has a beautiful girlfriend, just acquired a prime historical New York City property, and landed the lead in “the most important play of the English speaking world”- Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Except his TV show …

Nokomis alumni to play trumpet with school jazz ensemble on Nov. 15

NEWPORT, Maine — Celebrated trumpet professor and performer Trent Austin will perform with the school’s jazz ensemble at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Nokomis Regional High. Austin is a Nokomis alumni and a former professor at the University of Southern Maine. He is serving at Nokomis as Artist-in-Residence this year. …

GAC expands into new market

BREA, Calif., and SEARSPORT, Maine – Cervantes-Delgado, Inc., the largest privately held U.S. manufacturer and distributor of high purity Urea Solutions for mobile and stationary nitrogen oxide control systems, as well as wastewater treatment and specialty applications, has completed its full-service solutionizing system and liquid storage terminal at the GAC Chemical …

RSU 19 shines in District Jazz Fest

Wednesday and Thursday, twelve RSU 19 musical groups participated in the MMEA District V Jazz Festival at Stearns High School in Millinocket. All twelve groups qualified for their respective State Jazz Festivals (Instrumental Festival March 14-15 at Hampden Academy and Vocal Festival March 28-29 at Ellsworth High School), although Nokomis’ …
Students gather on Hurricane Island's high cliffs.

Eastern Maine Skippers Program kickoff their year long green crab project on Hurricane Island, Penobscot Bay

On September 28th and 29th, forty-one students from six coastal and island high schools (Deer Isle-Stonington, George Stevens Academy, Vinalhaven, North Haven, Narraguagus and Mount Desert Island) gathered on Hurricane Island in Penobscot Bay to kick-off the second year of the Eastern Maine Skippers Program (EMSP) and their collaborative, year-long …

Fraternity to hold Charity Golf Tournament

BANGOR, Maine  — Mu Sigma Chi, a fraternity at Husson University, and the Mu Sigma Chi Alumni Association will host a Charity Golf Tournament at 10 a.m.  Sunday, April 29, at Hermon Meadows Golf Club, 281 Billings Road. The event will benefit the United Way of Eastern Maine and Mu Sigma …

Every 15 Minutes – Drinking/Distracted Driving Awareness Program

LINCOLN, Maine — The Lincoln Police and Fire departments will be participating in a mock traffic accident at 11:30 a.m. April 4-5, as part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program being held at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln. In addition, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, Maine State Warden …

The Telling Room Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

PORTLAND | National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced April 23 that The Telling Room is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Telling Room is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support their Young Writers and Leaders …

Brewer student attends HOBY Leadership Seminar

Several local students attended the Maine Site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. They joined more than 50 other young leaders representing 35 high schools from throughout Maine May 31-June 2 at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Ellie Leighton represented Brewer High School at the statewide …

Portland Museum of Art to Host Telling Room Founders

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Museum of Art will host a conversation with the three founders of The Telling Room, a Portland youth writing center, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Authors Susan Conley, Sara Corbett, and Mike Paterniti, will discuss their recent publications, the founding of The Telling Room, …

The Telling Room welcomes award-winning author Lois Lowry back to Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — The Telling Room will host an event with Lois Lowry, award-winning author of over forty young-adult books, in USM’s Abromson Center on September 25 at 7 pm. The event is titled “Homecoming” in honor of Lowry’s recent return to Portland, after having lived here in the 1970s …
On the Move

GAC Chemical hires Darryl Coombs as regional sales manager

SEARSPORT, Maine – GAC Chemical Corporation, celebrating its 20th year as “Maine’s Chemical Company,” is pleased to announce that it has hired Darryl Coombs as regional sales manager. Darryl is originally from Livermore Falls, graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a B.S. degree in industrial engineering, and has more …
Emily Blanchard, Mary and Beverly McAdams stand in front of the Back to Nature Raffle Quilt won by Dawn Phillips.

Quilt show raises funds for Ronald McDonald House

CALAIS, Maine — The Ronald McDonald House of Bangor was the big winner at St. Croix International Quilters Inspired By Nature Quilt Show in Calais. Every two years, the quilters create a bedspread and raffle it. Proceeds from the raffle this year exceeded $2,700. Dawn Phillips was the winner of …

Music and Movement for Infants and Tots

The Blue Hill Public Library is pleased to announce the return of a special weekly music and movement program for infants and toddlers on Wednesdays during the first half hour of the Library’s “Playgroup” starting March 27 at 10:30 a.m. The sessions will be led by early childhood music educator …

Concert and dessert

ELLSWORTH –  The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, said to be the most photographed church in New England, will kick off its 2012 Bicentennial Celebration with a free musical concert at 2 p.m.  Sunday, April 29, at the church on State Street.  A free ice cream social in the church …

Bulgarian Music and cuisine

HAMPDEN, Maine – Experience the beautiful music and festive foods of Bulgaria at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. The concert features Elitsa Stoyneva, seven time Gold Medalist Bulgarian Folk Singer; Maine Women’s Balkan Choir, and the West of the Penobscot Balkan Singers. …

Dessert Buffet and Auction

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Please allow me to introduce you to TeamTessa. We are a group of Paramedics, Nurses and Firefighters who have seen first hand the devastation that cancer has caused local families. Our mission as a non-profit organization is to bridge the financial gap that is left for local …