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Safety tips from fire department

By aboyle on Dec. 28, 2012, at 8:42 a.m.
ORRINGTON | The Orrington Fire Department reminds everyone to clean away snow from all exits. A blocked exit due to snow build up can make exiting a home in an emergency impossible. Be fire safe and have working smoke detectors. Have a family fire escape plan and practice it …

MDI birth announcements for November

By aboyle on Dec. 28, 2012, at 8:20 a.m.
Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor, Maine To Rachael Krautwald and Cody Austin of Bar Harbor, a daughter, Payton Marie, Nov. 1, 2012. To Erica and Nathan Boyington of Ellsworth, a son, Nathan Blake, Nov. 9, 2012. To Stephanie and Andrew Garrett of Seal Harbor, a son, Henry Marshall, Nov. …

Water for New Jersey

By aboyle on Dec. 28, 2012, at 7:59 a.m.
HAMPDEN | Hampden Public Safety personnel and Sugarloaf Ambulance/Rescue Vehicles personnel will load 100 plus cases of donated bottled water to be taken to New Jersey to help in the aid to victims of Super Storm Sandy. The water has been donated by local fire departments and many individuals …

Brewer Parks and Rec to host women’s basketball games

By aboyle on Dec. 27, 2012, at 11:43 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department will host women’s pick-up basketball games 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays this winter. The fee is $2. For information, call 207-989-5199.

Brewer Parks and Rec to offer Zumba classes

By aboyle on Dec. 27, 2012, at 11:40 a.m.
The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department will offer Zumba classes 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Jan. 8-31, at the Brewer Auditorium. Class fees for Brewer residents $30 or $36 for non-Brewer residents if attending both nights, or $15 for residents and $18 for non-Brewer residents if …

Health Care Reform Seminar set for Ellsworth

By aboyle on Dec. 27, 2012, at 10:40 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Location: Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: Penny Weinstein ; 207-667-2563, ext. 127 ELLSWORTH | The city of Ellsworth will host a Health Care Reform Seminar 7:30-9:30 a.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium.Story continues …

Veterans officer available to assist veterans

By aboyle on Dec. 27, 2012, at 10:23 a.m.
STATEWIDE | Don Dare, veterans services officer, will be available at the following locations: • Dover-Foxcroft: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 and Wednesday, Jan. 22, Penquis Cap Building, 50 North Street. • Lincoln: 8:30 a.m. -3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 and Thursday, Jan. 17, Lincoln VA …

NMMC birth announcement

By aboyle on Dec. 27, 2012, at 8:32 a.m.
Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine To Kyle and Jessica Belch of Fort Kent, a son, Ethan Alexander, Dec. 24, 2012. Maternal grandparents are Brian Fournier and Lisa Fournier. Paternal grandparents are Stan and Agnes Belch of Thorndike.

Houlton Regional Hospital birth announcements

By aboyle on Dec. 24, 2012, at 10:34 a.m.
Houlton Regional Hospital, Houlton, Maine To Danielle Morin and Michael Bennett of Oakland, a daughter, Lillian Jade Bennett, Dec. 14, 2012. To Erica Crespo of Island Falls, a son, Israel Elliott, Dec. 16, 2012. To Nichole Fletcher and Kenneth McCrary of Presque Isle, a son, Kenneth Edward McCrary, Jr., Dec. …

Manna Christmas Party

By aboyle on Dec. 24, 2012, at 9:29 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: BANGOR | Mann Christmas Party will be held 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25 , at the Bangor Recreation Center. Pies and cookies are needed for the party. Bring to Manna Monday, Dec. 24 at 629 Main Street.Story …

Mayo Regional Hospital birth announcements

By aboyle on Dec. 21, 2012, at 1:58 p.m.
Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine To Amanda and Adam Skillin of Dover-Foxcroft, a son, Austin Keith, Nov. 21, 2012. To Nicole and Christopher Gilbert Sr. of Milo, a daughter, Rebecca Marie, Dec. 12, 2012. To Heather and Ethan Annis of Dover-Foxcroft, a son, Evan Lawrence, Dec. 15, 2012.Story continues below …
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Maine students perform well in American Mathematics Competition

By aboyle on Dec. 20, 2012, at 12:24 p.m.
STATEWIDE | Maine elementary and middle school students ages 8-14 participated in the American Mathematics Competitions in November. Maine ranked eighth nationwide. The highest scoring students from Maine were Gregory Pershing and Stuart Wickard, both of Cumberland, while the highest scoring student from Aroostook County was Alexander Nissenbaum of …

Electrical Union makes donation for Toys for Tots

By aboyle on Dec. 20, 2012, at 9:23 a.m.
BANGOR | A $2, 200 donation has been made from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 104) to the Bangor Firefighter’s Union (IAFF Local 772) for Toys for Tots. The Electrical Union  consists of workers from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont who are currently working on …

Manna in need of winter boots

By aboyle on Dec. 20, 2012, at 9:01 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine —Manna Ministries has had many requests for winter boots with women’s  sizes ranging from size 7 through 9; men’s sizes from 7 through 13w; and all sizes for children. Boots may be dropped off at the JC Penney Court at the Bangor Mall through Sunday, Dec. 23 or …

Win seat in Las Vegas poker tournament

By aboyle on Dec. 19, 2012, at 1:51 p.m.
BANGOR | Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway  is giving local players the opportunity to compete in a Las Vegas poker tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. The inaugural Hollywood Poker Open will be held at the M Resort in Las Vegas at the end of June. Local …

Calais Regional Hospital births

By aboyle on Dec. 19, 2012, at 8:45 a.m.
Calais Regional Hospital, Calais, Maine To Ashley and James Macdonald of Calais, a son, Cameron Michael, Nov. 5, 2012. To Megan Levesque and Joel McGouldrick of Indian Township, a son, Colten Evan McGouldrick, Nov. 8, 2012. To Holli and Christopher Demmons of Baileyville, a son, Thomas Royce, Nov. 11, 2012.Story …

Congregational Church to hold supper

By aboyle on Dec. 19, 2012, at 8:40 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 4:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: EAST ORRINGTON | East Orrington Congregational Church will hold a baked bean supper 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the church, 38 Johnson Mill Rd. Menu consists of beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, rolls, assorted casseroles and homemade pies.Story continues …

NMMC birth announcement

By aboyle on Dec. 19, 2012, at 8:17 a.m.
Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine To Robert and Leah Parent of Fort Kent, a son, Christopher James Grant-Parent, Dec. 17, 2012. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Annette Grant of St. John. Paternal grandparents are Rosaire and Cecile Parent of Eagle Lake.

Educational Center to host free workshops

By aboyle on Dec. 18, 2012, at 11:49 a.m.
BANGOR | The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free  workshops, “Essentials of College Planning” for adults 19 and over at these times and locations: * Bangor: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 29,  Bangor Adult Learning Center, 121 York St. * Bangor: 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 and …

DE Community Hospital birth announcement

By aboyle on Dec. 18, 2012, at 11 a.m.
DOWN EAST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, MACHIAS, MAINE To Jenna L. Joeckel and Nick B. Reynolds of Machias and Cutler, a son, Sullivan Ford Reynolds, Dec. 12, 2012.