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UMaine Extension 4-H Offers Videography Club

By Tara Wood on July 18, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a summer 4-H videography club for youth ages 9-18, on Tuesdays, Aug. 12, 19, and 26, 4-6 p.m. at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St., Machias. Participants will learn videography tips and techniques, practice filming at the Ark Animal …
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UMaine Extension 4-H Offers Bug Club

By Tara Wood on July 03, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a youth 4-H club focusing on entomology, 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 4-20, at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St., Machias. Activities are designed to get children ages 8-10 outside to learn about the environment through bugs. Cost …
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Volunteer Needed to Assist in a Short-Term 4-H Entomology Project

By Tara Wood on June 27, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Machias, Maine – University of Maine Cooperative Extension is looking for a short-term 4-H volunteer to co-lead an entomology project for ages 8 to 10 this summer for six sessions, Aug. 4-20, in the Machias area. Training and curriculum will be provided. The volunteer will need to submit to and …
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Participants in the first in Dining with Diabetes Down East series in Calais included, from left to right, Marilyn Howard, Barbara Curtis, Carol Donovan, Glenda Wood, Cindy Comeau, James Lunn and Frances Walker.

Diabetes Program a Success in Calais

By Tara Wood on May 28, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
Calais, Maine — Twelve people from Calais, Baileyville and Princeton participated in the first four-week Dining with Diabetes Down East series, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Participants learned how to select healthful foods, plan satisfying meals and prepare easy recipes that everyone can enjoy. The community-based program complements …
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Share Tastes of Summer with Maine Harvest for Hunger Program

By Tara Wood on May 07, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
Machias, Maine — Share the taste of sweet corn-on-the-cob, crisp green beans and juicy melon by participating in the Maine Harvest for Hunger Program, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Participants receive free seeds to plant and when the fruits and vegetables ripen, they donate the produce to local …
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Dining with Diabetes Down East in Machias

By Tara Wood on May 02, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Ridgeview Apartments, 45 Ridgeview Circle, Machias, Maine For more information: 207-255-3345; umaine.edu/washington/ This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for 4 weeks. You will …
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Share Tastes of Summer with Maine Harvest for Hunger Program

By Tara Wood on May 02, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
Machias, Maine — Share the taste of sweet corn-on-the-cob, crisp green beans and juicy melon by participating in the Maine Harvest for Hunger Program, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Participants receive free seeds to plant and when the fruits and vegetables ripen, they donate the produce to local …
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Dining with Diabetes Downeast in Calais

By Tara Wood on April 15, 2014, at 10:36 a.m.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Calais Methodist Home, 116 Palmer Street, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-255-3345 A Free Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families • Open to anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, family members and caregivers. • Learn how to …
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Ron Pesha of Lubec was honored with the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award. Presenting the award is Marianne Moore, president of the Washington County Extension Association.

Washington County Extension Association Honors Volunteers

By Tara Wood on April 08, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
Machias, Maine — The Washington County Extension Association (WCEA) honored several volunteers April 1 during its Annual Meeting at the Rose M. Gaffney School in Machias. Ron Pesha of Lubec was honored with the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award for his contributions to the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers …
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UMaine Extension Offering a 4-H Super Sitter Course

By Tara Wood on April 04, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 28 Center Street, Machias, Maine For more information: 207.255.3345; umaine.edu/washington Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Super Sitter Babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, …
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4-H members display the awards they earned while participating at the Regional 4-H Public Speaking Tournament held at the University of Maine.

Washington County Youth Win 4-H Public Speaking Tournament

By Tara Wood on April 04, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
Orono, Maine — Mikaila Loughlin and Hope Carle won Overall Speaker awards Saturday, March 29 at the 4-H Regional Public Speaking Tournament at the University of Maine. Loughlin, of Horse Power 4-H Club in Washington County, won in the demonstration division for her talk titled “Fab Frames.” Carle, an independent …
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Youth explain their robotic project to one of the judges at the Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo.

Annual Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo Draws 23 Teams

By Tara Wood on April 03, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
Machias, Maine — Twenty-three teams and 76 youth demonstrated their knowledge of robotics and public speaking at the 8th Annual 4-H Robotics Expo on March 29, at the University of Maine at Machias. Youth also took part in a challenge activity and attended workshops presented by UMM and University of …
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Public Invited to 8th Annual Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo

By Tara Wood on March 20, 2014, at 8:19 a.m.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: University of Maine at Machias Reynolds Gymnasium, 9 O'Brien Avenue, Machias, Maine For more information: 207.255.3345 The 8th Annual Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo will take place on Saturday, March 29 at the University of Maine at Machias Reynolds Gymnasium. …
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Volunteers to be Honored by the Washington County Extension Association

By Tara Wood on March 11, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.
The Washington County Extension Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the Rose M. Gaffney School in Machias. The public is invited to attend. Ron Pesha of Lubec will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award. Ron has made many contributions to …
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4-H Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias

By Tara Wood on March 06, 2014, at 12:51 p.m.
Ever wanted to learn more about 4-H? 4-H is a positive youth development program for youth ages 5 to 18. Projects focus on developing citizenship, leadership and life skills through hands-on learning activities. Whether your passion is crocheting or bee-keeping, fishing or gardening, we are looking for adult volunteers to …
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Nominations sought for Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award

By Tara Wood on Jan. 28, 2014, at 9:33 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Each year, the Washington County Extension Association honors an individual from Washington County who has contributed as a volunteer to the lives of people in Washington County. WCEA is seeking nominations for the 2014 Recipient of the Norman W. Duzen Volunteer Award. Norman W. Duzen had a …
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Introduction to Beekeeping Course

By Tara Wood on Jan. 16, 2014, at 9:43 a.m.
Would you like to learn how to produce your own local honey, and help provide pollinators to your yard and neighborhood? Don’t miss this opportunity to take beekeeping classes in Machias from a member of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Introduction to Beekeeping, …
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Panel to Discuss Washington County Food System

By Tara Wood on Dec. 04, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.
Machias, Maine — A free panel discussion about the Washington County food system will be held Wednesday, December 11, 6-7:30 p.m., at Kimball Hall at the University of Maine at Machias. Much of the food we consume is imported into the area from other counties, states and countries. This has …
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Congratulations to newly trained Master Gardener Volunteers!  (left to right):  Nancy Neu, Liz Pingree, Leonora Celosse, Joan Miller, Janine Blaine, Blanche Barnes, David Meaker, Jennifer Prout, and Lea Caron.

Congratulations to Newly Trained Master Gardener Volunteers

By Tara Wood on Oct. 30, 2013, at 8:40 a.m.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension would like to welcome newly trained Master Gardener Volunteers. In order to become a Master Gardener Volunteer, participants must complete forty hours of horticulture training. The class this year learned basic botany, soil fertility, growing flowering annuals and perennials, growing trees, shrubs, ground covers …
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Panel to dish on genetically modified foods

By Tara Wood on Oct. 29, 2013, at 9:18 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — A free panel discussion about genetically modified foods will be held 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Kimball Hall at the University of Maine at Machias. Genetically engineered foods have had genes from other plants or animals inserted into their genetic codes. The alterations are done …
 
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