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University of Maine's 20th President Susan J. Hunter gives a speech after being installed as the president on Thursday at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.

UMaine inaugurates 1st woman president in 150-year history

By Nick McCrea on March 26, 2015, at 6:01 p.m.
ORONO | Susan Hunter, the first female president in the University of Maine’s 150-year history, was formally welcomed to her post Thursday during an inauguration ceremony at the Collins Center for the Arts. Hunter has been serving as president since July, when the previous president, Paul Ferguson, announced he …
Bangor Schools Superintendent Betsy Webb.

Bangor superintendent recommends $43.9 million school budget

By Evan Belanger on March 26, 2015, at 4:55 p.m.
Bangor Superintendent of Schools Betsy Webb has recommended a budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that would result in a 15-cent increase in the local property tax rate after last year’s 59-cent increase. Webb attributed the lower mill rate increase to an additional $408,813 in state funding …

Unity College offers ‘lumberjack camp’ honoring Maine’s timber heritage

By Bob Mentzinger on March 26, 2015, at 1:24 p.m.
Sunday, July 19, 2015 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, July 25, 2015 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine For more information: (207) 509-7121; unity.edu/news/can-you-cut-it-maine-s-timber-territory UNITY, Maine – Can you cut it in Maine’s timber territory? If so, Unity College’s Maine Lumberjack Camp …

STEM Academy

By Samantha Cote on March 26, 2015, at 1:06 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St, Winslow, Maine For more information: 207-872-1978; winslow-me.gov/departments/library/content/335/after-school-and-saturday-programming.php Join 4H and the library for a day of science. You can go to one or both sessions. The morning session will be “Building S’more,” all about …

Hampden Academy multi-class reunion on Aug. 15

Bangor Daily News on March 26, 2015, at 10:20 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — A multi-class reunion for anyone who attended Hampden Academy up to and including 1975 will be held Saturday, Aug.15, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. For information, contact Berla Lawrence, 93 Adams Lane, Dedham 04429, or call 843-5147 or email Berla9@yahoo.com This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE DRAWING

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 26, 2015, at 8:07 a.m.
Friday, June 19, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, July 7, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Learn the basics of this fun and easy art form with Jenny Perruzzi. Zentangle …

BEAUTY ON THE WING: BUTTERFLIES OF MAINE– A Nature Program at Woodlawn

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 26, 2015, at 7:57 a.m.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Get to know our most common butterflies and caterpillars, what they eat and how to attract them to your garden. Nature programs …

TORCH FIRE ENAMELING FOR BEGINNERS

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 26, 2015, at 7:54 a.m.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Artist Amanda Coburn will teach you how to fuse powdered glass enamel to copper using a torch, to create stunning colorful jewelry. …

COPPER FOLD FORMING JEWELRY WORKSHOP

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 26, 2015, at 7:52 a.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Artist Amanda Coburn will teach how to create texture in copper sheet metal by folding to create creases in the metal. Participants …

LET’S ETCH, METAL!

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 26, 2015, at 7:49 a.m.
Friday, May 29, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Artist Amanda Coburn will teach how to chemically etch a design onto copper or brass. The cost for the workshop is $50 …

ALCOHOL INK DYING ON GLASS

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 26, 2015, at 7:47 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Learn how to use alcohol ink to dye non-porous surfaces like glass, ceramic, metal & more with Amanda Coburn. The cost for …

METAL JEWELRY WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 26, 2015, at 7:44 a.m.
Friday, May 15, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Learn the basics of creating metal jewelry with artist Amanda Coburn using brass and copper. The cost for the workshop is $50 …

LENGTHENING MAINE’S SHORT GROWING SEASON – A Master Gardener Volunteer Program

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on March 26, 2015, at 7:36 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Woodlawn, in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperation Extension Master Gardener Program, is offering a program on ways to extend your …

This fourth-grader explains everything that’s wrong with standardized testing

By Dan MacLeod on March 26, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
Sydney Smoot, 9, is a fourth grader in Brooksville, Florida, and she has a few things to say about the state’s standardized testing, which has come under fire from some parents in that state. Check out her delivery.
MSSM Executive Director, Luke Shorty presenting a gift to the chief of the department for promotion of science education, Kazuki Ochiai.

MSSM hosts students from Japan

By Maine School of of Science and Mathematics on March 25, 2015, at 3:22 p.m.
LIMESTONE— During the week of March 16th, the entire MSSM community welcomed 10 students and their faculty chaperones from the Hikone-Higashi High School in Hikone, Shiga, Japan. The weeklong visit offered an opportunity to bridge communication between the Hikone-Higashi High School and the Maine School of Science and Mathematics with …
Lewiston School Superintendent Bill Webster

Maine lawmakers support change to truancy law for young students

By Scott Thistle on March 25, 2015, at 3:03 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Lawmakers on the Legislature’s Education Committee on Tuesday agreed to change the state’s truancy laws in an effort to help school districts improve attendance for students younger than 7. The bill, LD 311, offered by Sen. Nathan Libby, D-Lewiston, was meant to address concerns from Lewiston Schools …

Diver Ed to show icy diving videos at Jesup

By Melinda Rice on March 25, 2015, at 2:24 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 2015 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-4245; jesuplibrary.org During the coldest month on record this winter, local diver Eddie “Diver Ed” Monat challenged himself to dive every day and create …

‘Garbologist’ shares stories of human resilience at Jesup

By Melinda Rice on March 25, 2015, at 1:52 p.m.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-4245; jesuplibrary.org BAR HARBOR — Explore the world through the lens of a “garbologist” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 2, at …
Nancy Prentiss, a University of Maine at Farmington faculty member and researcher, recently discovered a new genus and species of marine creature.

UMaine-Farmington faculty member discovers new species of marine creature

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 25, 2015, at 1:45 p.m.
Nancy Prentiss, a faculty member at the University of Maine-Farmington, recently hit the jackpot in biological research, according to a statement from the school. Prentiss, who spends much of her off-campus time in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, recently discovered a new genus and species …
Former Regional School Unit 13 Superintendent Lew Collins

Former Rockland school leader seeks New Mexico post

By Stephen Betts on March 25, 2015, at 12:32 p.m.
A former superintendent of the Rockland area school system is a candidate for the top post in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lew Collins is one of 41 candidates for the superintendent job in the southwestern city. The New Mexico district serves 88,000 students, nearly one third of the …
 
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