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Lecture: An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America. Speaker: Nicholas Bunker

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 17, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland , Maine 04101 For more information: 207-774-1822; Speaker: Nicholas Bunker Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and its origins will be discussed by its …
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Ashwood Waldorf School Fall 2014 Parent-Child Classes

By Judith Soleil on Sept. 17, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: …
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Ashwood Waldorf School Hosts Seasonal Handwork Classes

By Judith Soleil on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:33 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park St., Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-236-8021; Creating beautiful handwork can enrich our connection with the changing seasons. …
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UMaine’s Speech Therapy Telepractice program receives grant to expand

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine’s Speech Therapy Telepractice program has expanded with the help of a new three-year $174,000 grant and is accepting new clients. The clients can live anywhere in Maine because speech therapy is delivered over computers located in a client’s home, school or community center …
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Medicare for Everyone Clinic to be held in October at Spectrum Generations

By Kathryn Kreamer on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Spectrum Generations, 18 Merriam Road, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-338-1190; Medicare for Everyone Clinic Friday, October 3rd, 2014, 10-11:30 am Spectrum Generations 18 Merriam Road, Belfast, ME Have you or someone you know tried to wade through the …
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Maine Prep Offering Two November Brunswick SAT Prep Courses to Help Students Raise SAT Scores 

By frank wicks on Sept. 17, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
Two eight-session Maine Prep SAT prep courses, designed to teach students strategies to use in the math, writing and reading sections of the SAT, begin November 3 and November 18 at the Maine Prep offices, 22 Parkers Way, Brunswick.  The November 3 class meets every Monday and Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 …
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Dawna Blackstone Named the PCSWCD’s Outstanding Conservation Educator of the Year

By Joanna Tarrazi on Sept. 17, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.
Each year, the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) recognizes an educator in Piscataquis County as the Outstanding Conservation Educator of the Year, for his or her dedication to fostering students’ learning and understanding of natural resource ecology, conservation biology and related curriculum. The PCSWCD is pleased to …

Maine schools targeted by fake invoice scam

By Staff, CBS 13 on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:43 a.m.
ATHENS, Maine — A quick-thinking school administrator kept Athens Community School from being scammed out of $600 last week. Last Friday the school received an invoice for 50 books the school didn’t buy. This raised a red flag, so Nancy Martin dug deeper and realized her school was being scammed …
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MSSM Kicks Off 19th School Year with New & Exciting Changes

By Maine School of of Science and Mathematics on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:44 p.m.
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone recently kicked off its 19th year as a public residential magnet school that serves high school students from around the world from grades 9-12. According to Luke Shorty, executive director of MSSM, this year’s enrollment numbers were some of the highest …
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Maine panel begins assessment of controversial Common Core education standards

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A discussion about whether Maine will become the latest state to dump national Common Core public school standards began in earnest Tuesday at the hands of a fast-tracked new panel whose recommendations will go to the Legislature next year. Education Commissioner Jim Rier told the group Tuesday …
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Maine State Museum part of Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine State Museum in Augusta will open its doors free of charge as part of  “Smithsonian” magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live!  on Saturday, Sept. 27. In order to be admitted for free, participants need only visit the website to download a free ticket for two people and present it …
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Intro to Mosses and their Allies

By Dawn Charnetzky on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Eagle Hill Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Road Box 9, Steuben, ME For more information: 207-546-2821 ext. 1; This introductory workshop is designed for …
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Social Media Courses for Small Business – Eastern Maine Community College

By emccbangor on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, April …
The 2014 Gauvin Scholars were honored Saturday at a “Night with the Stars” gala at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Pictured are: (from left, front row) Andrew White, Washburn District High School; Nicholas Belanger, Ashland High School; and Patrick Belanger, Fort Kent Community High School; (from left, middle row) Ray Gauvin, co-founder of Aroostook Aspirations Initiative; Meghan Hebert, Hodgdon High School; Teya Lizotte, Van Buren High School; Mariah Hebert, Madawaska High School; Brittany Drost, Central Aroostook High School; and Katelynn Perkins, Presque Isle High School; (back row) U.S. Sen. Susan Collins; Sandy Gauvin, Aroostook Aspirations Initiative co-founder; Elizabeth Guimond, Wisdom High School; Kaylin Blood, Limestone Community School), Krista Beaupre (Caribou High School), Stephanie Hammond (Easton High School; Shyanna Smith, Fort Fairfield High School; and Jessica Tucker, Southern Aroostook Community High School. Absent when the photo was taken was Elizabeth Knowles of Katahdin High School.

Gauvin Scholars shine at inaugural gala to honor ‘stars’ of Aroostook

By Scott Mitchell Johnson, Presque Isle Star-Herald on Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The 2014 Gauvin Scholars were celebrated in style Saturday night as they were the guests of honor at a gala aptly titled, “Night with the Stars.” The event, which was held at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, also served as a fundraiser for the …

By 1 vote, Wiscasset School Board decides to close town’s primary school

By  Kathy Onorato, Lincoln County News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:27 p.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — Before a packed library Monday night at the Wiscasset High School, the Wiscasset School Board voted 3 to 2 to close the Wiscasset Primary School, beginning the 2015-2016 school year. The closure could result in an estimated $785,524 in savings, which is $129,850 more in savings than …
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October 4: Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Thornton Academy

By Patricia Erikson on Sept. 16, 2014, at 12:53 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Garland Auditorium, 438 Main Street, Saco, Maine For more information: 602-4460; SACO—Thornton Academy is pleased to announce the 2014 inductees and award recipients for the Athletic Hall of Fame. An awards ceremony will take place at TA’s Garland Auditorium …
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Literacy Volunteers Announces Its Semi-Annual Volunteer Tutor Training

By Mary Lyon on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
Literacy Volunteers of Bangor announces our semi-annual Tutor Training certification course that gives community volunteers the skills to help a neighbor improve his or her life with increased literacy. Patience, empathy, flexibility and a passion to make a difference are the requirements needed from interested volunteers along with a few …
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Myths & Facts About Aging & Thriving in Place: 3rd Annual “There’s no Place Like Home” Aging in Place Symposium

By Marianne Pinkham on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:59 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, Maine For more information: 207-563-1363; The boomer generation is truly coming of age. Each day across the US, 10,000 Americans turn 65. By 2030, nearly 20% of the US …
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Landing School Open House

By Jennifer Robertson on Sept. 16, 2014, at 8:55 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: The Landing School, 286 River Rd, Arundel, Maine For more information: 207-985-7976; For students and the community, come and see boats being built by hand, yacht designers at work and composites …
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Six Authors To Speak At 7th Annual History Symposium at UMM

By Val Atwood on Sept. 16, 2014, at 8:18 a.m.
The Machias Historical Society as a part of its continuing program of presenting interesting and varied topics of a historical nature will hold its Seventh Annual History Symposium beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 27th in Room 102 of the Science Building, University of Maine at Machias. The topic …
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