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Tuesday Forum at Old Town Library: Welcome to the Opera

By judy horten on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:44 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle St., Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-8889-3031; GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls.org Introduction to the wonderful opera broadcasts in high definition from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City “simulcast” at the Collins Center for the Arts. …
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Maine Artist Nina Jerome Presents Her Paintings

By judy horten on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:38 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Inn at Dirigo Pines at the Dirigo Pines Retirement Community, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031; GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls.org Slide show and lecture by prominent Maine artist and UMaine Professor. Join us in the Penobscot Media Room (ask receptionist …
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Presidents’ Day Lecture: The Novel Truth: How “Bad” Books Make Good History

By judy horten on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:32 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hull Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine Orono, Long Road, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031; GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls.org Lecture by University of Southern Maine Professor Ardis Cameron. Free. Sponsor: Gateway Seniors Without Walls. This post was contributed by a community member. …
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Knitting Club

By Robert A. Frost Memorial Library on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:21 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: …
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Public Gallery Hours: Portland’s Preservation Movement Since 1961

By Shawn Hunt on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:14 p.m.
The Preservation Movement of Portland since 1961: Greater Portland Landmarks will be open to view our new, large-scale educational installation depicting the evolution of Preservation in Portland in images and text in the Gregory W. Boulos Gallery of Architecture and Design at Landmarks’ Safford House headquarters, 93 High Street, Portland. …
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Storytime at the Robert A. Frost Memorial Library

By Robert A. Frost Memorial Library on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:08 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: …
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We Want You at the Opera

By judy horten on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:02 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Orono Public Library, 39 Pine Street, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031; GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls.org Opera lover, Paul Bauschatz, introduces “Iolanta” and “Bluebeard’s Castle”, which will be performed on Saturday, February 14. Learn about the composers and their music, the story and …
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The Amazing Library

By judy horten on Jan. 16, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Orono Public Library, 39 Pine Street, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031; GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls.org Your library offers incredible services. Joyce Wiebe will teach you to request books and movies from home, download audio books and ebooks for free to whatever device …
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Painting at the Wyeth

By judy horten on Jan. 16, 2015, at 2:16 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Wyeth Family Studirt Center, University of Maine, Hilltop Road, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031; GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls.org …
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We Want you at the Opera

By judy horten on Jan. 16, 2015, at 2:06 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Orono Public Library, 39 Pine Street, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031; GatewaySeniorsWithoutWalls.org Opera Lover, Cathleen Bauschatz, introduces “Tales of Hoffman, which will be performed on Saturday, February 7 at the Collins Center for The Arts. Learn about the composer, …
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Gateway Seniors at the Old Town Public Library

By judy horten on Jan. 16, 2015, at 1:47 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Sr., Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031 Mike McCarron at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging will talk about the Repair Program, services for caregivers, food programs, counseling for benefits like Medicare, Social …
Students riding the bus on a 2013 10-day experiential-learning expedition about energy issues and climate justice. Though the Audubon Expedition Institute officially closed five years ago, its former faculty members have been working to start a new version of the program, Expedition Education Institute, which hits the road this fall.

School bus expedition program to roll again after 5-year break

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 16, 2015, at 1:34 p.m.
BELFAST | Five years ago, Larkspur Morton thought it was the end of the road for the Belfast-based Audubon Expedition Institute, an alternative education program that had inspired young people since the late 1960s. Funding for the experiential learning program was cut in 2010 by Lesley University in Cambridge, …
Danielle Conway

Professor in Hawaii named new dean at UMaine Law School beginning July 1

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 16, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.
PORTLAND | A professor of business law in Hawaii will take over the reins of Maine’s only law school on July 1. Danielle Conway, 46, is the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Director of the Hawaii Procurement Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, …
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‘Survivor — Witch Island’ Brewer Project Graduation event

on Jan. 16, 2015, at 11:39 a.m.
BREWER, Maine – Brewer High School Project Graduation will hold the event “Survivor — Witch Island” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the high school. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Six teams will compete to see who can outwit, outplay and outearn all other teams to come away as the Witch …
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Preschool Open House at Portland Nursery School

By Gregory Sundik on Jan. 16, 2015, at 10:06 a.m.
Come meet our teacher and families, explore our classroom, & learn about our preschool program for children aged 2 3/4 – 5. As a co-op, Portland Nursery School offers a unique opportunity to be actively involved in your child’s earliest school experience. Our students and families enjoy: – An enriching, …
Bucksport High School seniors Dylan Soper (left), 17, of Orland and Hunter Chapman, 17, of Bucksport walk out of Bucksport High School on Thursday. The school was recognized Thursday as one of only three in the country as a National BARR School of Academic Excellence.

Bucksport High School among 3 schools nationally to win academic award

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 15, 2015, at 6:05 p.m.
Though a major part of Bucksport’s identity — the paper mill — has all but vanished, a new defining aspect of the community was celebrated Thursday morning at the local high school. Town officials and members of the school’s staff and student body gathered in the gym …

Belfast, surrounding towns have new board for new school district

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 15, 2015, at 1:42 p.m.
Voters in five communities this week chose a board of directors to lead the brand-new school district, RSU 71. The nine-member board will hold its first organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Troy Howard Middle School Library. The newly elected officials from Belfast, …

Cape Elizabeth considers granting high school juniors early dismissal privileges

By Kate Gardner, The Forecaster on Jan. 15, 2015, at 1:38 p.m.
While updated graduation requirements won’t go into effect until 2021, there could be a policy change affecting junior class privileges as soon as this spring. The school board policy committee met Jan. 13 to discuss graduation requirements and the state proficiency-based diploma system. The committee proposed …
Suzanne Godin

South Portland school officials worry LePage plan could cause local budget woes

By Alex Acquisto, The Forecaster on Jan. 15, 2015, at 1:33 p.m.
Based on preliminary budget estimates, the South Portland School Department is looking at the largest tax bite in eight years. In a joint meeting Wednesday night that some participants saw as premature, city councilors and school board members were left to loosely conjecture about fiscal 2016 …
Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School is seen in this file photo from The Forecaster.

Parents pressure Brunswick not to move fifth grade to junior high

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster on Jan. 15, 2015, at 12:49 p.m.
The Brunswick School Board intends to review its decision to move fifth-grade students to Brunswick Junior High School and could consider other options to ease overcrowding at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. The decision followed a well-attended meeting Wednesday, where dozens of parents, school staff and others …
 
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