Articles by Ramona du Houx

 
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Kickstarter Art Boat to be built in Maine only needs $1,200 to meet the goal

By Ramona du Houx on May 15, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
By Morgan Rogers and Emily du Houx ROCKLAND — We’re building a boat and traveling the length of the Mississippi to create a floating, multimedia portrait of the river. The boat will be built at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland, starting in June. FOR KICKSTARTER PLEASE GO HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1011194314/mississippi-river-project-a-gathering-of-stories About this …
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Baldacci Brother’s Pro-Minimum Wage Spaghetti Dinner in Augusta- May 11!

By Ramona du Houx on May 10, 2016, at 1:11 p.m.
Former Governor John Baldacci and Former Bangor Mayor and City Councilor Joe Baldacci will host a spaghetti supper to highlight why the minimum wage should be increased. The dinner will be held at Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta on May 11th, from 5:30-7:30 — only $5 per person! …
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John and Joe Baldacci host pro- minimum wage spaghetti dinner the 11th in Augusta

By Ramona du Houx on May 08, 2016, at 12:11 p.m.
Proceeds to help feed needy children in the area and their families Former Governor John Baldacci and Former Bangor Mayor and City Councilor Joe Baldacci will host a spaghetti supper to highlight why the minimum wage should be increased. The dinner will be held at Cony High School, 60 Pierce …
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Baldacci’s Pro-Minimum Wage Spaghetti Dinner in Augusta

By Ramona du Houx on May 03, 2016, at 4:02 p.m.
Former Governor John Baldacci and Former Bangor Mayor and City Councilor Joe Baldacci will host a spaghetti supper to highlight why the minimum wage should be increased. The dinner will be held at Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta on May 11th, from 5:30-7:30. And it’s only $5 per …
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Maine Artists to Create Floating Sculpture That Will Gather Stories on the Mississippi River

By Ramona du Houx on May 03, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Maine artists, Emily du Houx and Morgan Rogers, are building a boat that will double as a floating public art sculpture to go down the length of the Mississippi River. The project titled, “Mississippi Project: A Gathering of Stories,” aims to connect communities and raise environmental awareness around the Mississippi …
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Baldacci brothers to host pro-minimum wage spaghetti dinner in Augusta to help feed needy children

By Ramona du Houx on May 01, 2016, at 12:44 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta , Maine AUGUSTA — Former governor John Baldacci and former Bangor mayor and city councilor Joe Baldacci will host a spaghetti supper to highlight why the minimum wage should be increased. The dinner …
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Brinton’s novel, BLOWN APART, is based on a true pre-WWII Maine story with a house of Nazi spies and a submarine off the coast

By Ramona du Houx on April 28, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
When the United States was still neutral before WWII, a house of suspected Nazi spies was blown up in a small town in Maine. One of the young men who committed the crime ran to an island off the coast and got a job, only to discover that his employer …
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The Way Things Were: Deer Isle in the Steamboat Era depicts life on Maine’s islands with true short stories

By Ramona du Houx on April 12, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
Life on Maine’s islands during the era when communities relied on steamboats is the focus of a new book edited by Bill Haviland and Carroll “Cabbage” Haskell, both of Deer Isle. The Way Things Were: Deer Isle in the Steamboat Era is a unique collection of stories and essays by …
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Real cat adventure about surviving on the streets has sage lessons for humans

By Ramona du Houx on April 12, 2016, at 1:08 p.m.
Nine Lives on the Street- “If you’re looking for one of those cat books about a sweet, cuddly kitten, this probably isn’t your kind of book. In the first place, it’s my story and I’m not all that sweet and cuddly—handsome and lovable, yes, but sweet and cuddly—not so much. …
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Neil Rolde new novel, Crimes of War, highlights a real massacre of a French town during WWII—by the hands of SS French citizens

By Ramona du Houx on March 31, 2016, at 8:37 p.m.
Rolde’s masterpiece makes us question what war crimes entail Crimes of War, Neil Rolde’s newest novel deals with a real SS massacre of a small town in France during World War II called Oradour-sur-Glane. “The drama here was that some of the perpetrators were French citizens—Alsatians drafted into the SS. …
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Tonight Baldacci brother’s serve up their family’s secret sauce for benefit dinner in Jay

By Ramona du Houx on Feb. 20, 2016, at 9:52 a.m.
TONIGHT: Former Gov. John Baldacci and former Bangor Mayor and City Councilor Joe Baldacci will host a spaghetti supper to benefit the Good Neighbor Fuel Fund 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jay. The spaghetti is made and good cheer awaits all participants! Emily …
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Cat Survival Story has Lessons for Humans

By Ramona du Houx on Feb. 18, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Most books about cats don’t have their main character facing knife-wielding street punks, wannabe witches, birds of prey, or near-certain death beneath a subway train. Or, for that matter, a dead body on the floor—by page thirteen. But Nine Lives on the Street is hardly a typical cat book. In …
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Baldacci brothers to host Good Neighbor Fuel Fund Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

By Ramona du Houx on Feb. 16, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Good Neighbor Fuel Fund Spaghetti Dinner Benefit, Knights of Columbus Hall, Jay, Maine For more information: (207) 945-3333; facebook.com/MEMinimumWageTownHall/ JAY, Maine — Former Gov. John Baldacci and former Bangor Mayor and City Councilor Joe Baldacci will host a spaghetti supper …
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Breakthrough book about Rowling’s work, and the ties her series has with religion and its influence with the 9/11 generation

By Ramona du Houx on Jan. 08, 2016, at 9:57 p.m.
Marilyn R. Pukkila will read from and sign her book The Skill of a Seeker: Rowling, Religion, and Gen 9/11 on January 10th at the Waterville Public Library, from 2 to 4 pm. Marilyn’s book is considered a breakthrough in research about Rowling’s work, and the ties her series has …
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Maine Army National Guard vet pens book about 133rd battalion’s work in Iraq

By Ramona du Houx on Dec. 22, 2015, at 12:21 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A Maine Army National Guard unit under the leadership of Jason White of Rockland had to deal with a suicide bomber attack during the war in Iraq during Pres. G.W. Bush’s administration. It was 10 years ago on Dec. 21 when 22 people were killed in the attack, …
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Artisian gifts at the Hallowell Holiday Gift Shop with work of nearly fifty local artists

By Ramona du Houx on Dec. 19, 2015, at 1:03 p.m.
With the Flow and the Holiday Pottery Shop have teamed up to offer an amazing array of local artisan’s work just in time for the holidays. Once inside customers are astounded with the displays of unique gifts. Many exclamations of excitement can be heard as shoppers discover gifts for that …
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Some Maine lawmakers bypass Congress to support 50 percent clean energy by 2030 at Paris Climate Conference

By Ramona du Houx on Dec. 08, 2015, at 3:52 p.m.
Over 350 state and local elected officials, representing every state, launched a sign on letter calling for 50 percent clean energy by 2030, and 100 percent clean energy by 2050, at the Paris Climate Conference. More elected officals are expected to sign on the letter in the coming days. “California’s …
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Maine researchers published in Science have discovered increased carbon dioxide enhances plankton growth

By Ramona du Houx on Nov. 26, 2015, at 10:45 p.m.
Coccolithophore blooms photographed up close and at a distance. Photo Credits: Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group NASA Goddard Space Center. Science study reports that coccolithophores’ abundance has increased by an order of magnitude since 1960s, significantly changing the ocean’s garden. Coccolithophores—tiny calcifying plants that are part of the …
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Bowdoin College put on Broadway Sondheim musical with UMaine director

By Ramona du Houx on Nov. 23, 2015, at 8:49 p.m.
On November 12-14, 2015 Bowdoin College put on a musical that could have been on Broadway. Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music which was taken from nineteen Sondheim shows produced over a 62 year period. The voices of the …
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Bigelow Laboratory and Colby College present: Tiny Giants exhibit

By Ramona du Houx on Nov. 02, 2015, at 1:06 p.m.
Marine microbes produce half the oxygen we breathe. They are the base of the food chain, and without them the food source for billions of people would be threatened. Microbes also offer the potential for discoveries of new pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements and fuel sources and the potential to mitigate the …