Articles by Tara Wood

 
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UMaine Extension 4-H Offers Photography SPIN Club in Machias

By Tara Wood on Sept. 20, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine—University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a special interest (SPIN) club for youth, ages 12 to 16, interested in photography. The club meets six Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00 p.m., beginning October 5, in Machias. Remaining dates are October 12, 19, November 2, 9, and 16. Explore UMaine Extension’s …
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UMaine Extension 4-H Offers Photography SPIN Club in Machias

By Tara Wood on June 30, 2016, at 2:18 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine—University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a special interest (SPIN) club for youth, ages 12 to 16, interested in photography. The club meets seven Wednesday evenings, 3:30-5:00 p.m., beginning July 13, in Machias. Remaining dates are July 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 17 and 24. Explore …
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Dining with Diabetes Down East

By Tara Wood on June 24, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, July 21, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, July 28, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: 1 Bulldog Lane, Machias, Maine For more information: 207-255-3345; extension.umaine.edu/washington/programs/dining-with-diabetes-down-east/ Machias | University of Maine …
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Wendy Harrington (l) and Marianne Moore (r) of the Washington County Extension Association present Joanne McMahon (c) with a University of Maine Volunteer Pen Award.

Washington County Extension Association honors volunteers

By Tara Wood on May 25, 2016, at 3:46 p.m.
JONESBORO — Washington County Extension Association honored several volunteers during its annual meeting May 17 at Jonesboro Elementary School. Nathan Pennell of Whitneyville was honored with the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award for his almost 40 years of volunteering with Jacksonville Grange 358 and Whitneyville Library. Also honored were …
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Dining with Diabetes Down East

By Tara Wood on May 25, 2016, at 3 p.m.
Machias | University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free, four-week Dining with Diabetes Down East series will be offered in Machias and Calais this summer. The Machias session begins Thursday, July 14, 1–3 p.m., at Machias Memorial High School, 1 Bulldog Lane, Machias. Remaining dates are July 21, July 28 …
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UMaine Extension 4-H Offers Dog SPIN Club in Machias

By Tara Wood on May 25, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine—University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a special interest (SPIN) club for youth, ages 9 and up. The club meets five Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m., beginning June 22, in Machias. Remaining dates are June 29, and July 13, 20 and 27, concluding with participation in the Bangor …
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Washington County Extension Association will honor volunteers

By Tara Wood on April 21, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Jonesboro Elementary, 57 School Road, Jonesboro, Maine For more information: 207-255-3345 ​JONESBORO — The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, ​May 17, at the ​Jonesboro Elementary School, 57 School Road. The evening will begin at …
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UMaine Extension invites public to Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo

By Tara Wood on March 17, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Location: Reynolds Center, University of Maine Machias, Machias, Maine For more information: 255-3345 MACHIAS — The 10th annual University of Maine Cooperative Extension Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo will be held 9:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the UMaine Machias Reynolds …
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UMaine Extension offers ​intermediate ​beekeeping course

By Tara Wood on Feb. 17, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 5, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: …
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UMaine Extension offers beekeeping course

By Tara Wood on Jan. 14, 2016, at 10:08 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Thursday, March 3, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Thursday, March 10, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Thursday, March 17, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: University of Maine at Machias, 116 O’Brien Avenue, …
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G-Force Laser Tag Scheduled at Elm Street School in East Machias

By Tara Wood on Jan. 08, 2016, at 8:51 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Elm Street School, 38 Jacksonville Road, East Machias, Maine For more information: 207-255-8692 G-force Laser Tag, the most technologically advanced laser game ever seen. Laser tag is an action-packed challenge of cunning, stealth, and skill. G-force Laser Tags fully interactive …
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Nominations sought for community service award

By Tara Wood on Jan. 07, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.
MACHIAS | The Washington County Extension Association is seeking nominations for the 2016 Norman W. Duzen Volunteer Award, which honors a Washington County resident whose volunteerism has enhanced the lives of community members. Norman W. Duzen had a special place in his heart for the people of Washington County …
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Newly trained 4-H Super Sitters display their certificates.

4-H Super Sitter class held at Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott

By Tara Wood on Dec. 17, 2015, at 9:17 a.m.
TRESCOTT, Maine — On Dec. 5, University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H volunteer Kathy Stanwood led a group of five area youth through the 4-H Super Sitter program, in which participants learned how to feed a baby, change a diaper, select age-appropriate children’s toys and safely advertise sitting services. Volunteer …
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UMaine Extension 4-H Offering Super Sitter Course

By Tara Wood on Nov. 13, 2015, at 11:20 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Dennison Point Road, Trescott, Maine For more information: 207.255.3345; extension.umaine.edu/register/product/4-h-super-sitter-course-december-5-2015/ University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Super Sitter babysitting course Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cobscook Community …
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UMaine Extension offers 4-H Club All About Aviation

By Tara Wood on June 18, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.
MACHIAS | University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an aviation club 6-8 p.m. Mondays, July 6-20, at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St. Youth entering grades seven through 12 can learn about careers in aviation technology, photograph aircraft, visit a maintenance facility and attend a fly-in …
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Share Tastes of Summer with Maine Harvest for Hunger

By Tara Wood on May 22, 2015, at 2:11 p.m.
​Machias | Share the taste of sweet corn, 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, the produce is donated to local …
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Diabetes Program Planned for Cherryfield

By Tara Wood on May 15, 2015, at 9:23 a.m.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, June 11, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, June 18, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, June 25, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Maine Sea Coast Mission, PO Box 445, Cherryfield, Maine For more information: 207.255.3345; umaine.edu/washington/ Machias, Maine …
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Diabetes Program Planned for Indian Township

By Tara Wood on April 09, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.
In 2014, fifty-five people participated in Dining with Diabetes Down East, a free four-week series that was presented by University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Calais, Machias, Eastport and Lubec. UMaine Extension will offer the next series at Indian Township Elder Meal Site, from 3:00 p.m. …
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Diabetes Program Planned for Cherryfield

By Tara Wood on April 09, 2015, at 2:39 p.m.
In 2014, fifty-five people participated in Dining with Diabetes Down East, a free four-week series that was presented by University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Calais, Machias, Eastport and Lubec. UMaine Extension will offer the series at Maine Sea Coast Mission, Ed Greaves Education Center, in Cherryfield, …
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Beginning Food Business Workshop Offered in Machias

By Tara Wood on March 31, 2015, at 1:52 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine – University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering an introductory workshop on Friday, April 17, for people considering a small-scale food business. Recipe to Market: Is It for Me? will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St., Machias. The workshop …