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By Samantha Cote on Aug. 06, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St, Winslow, Maine For more information: 2078721978; We’ll have a Google Hangout with makeup effects artist Margaret Caragan from Pandora FX. She will show us how she creates makeup effects for film. Then we’ll …

Two enter race for Rockland-area school board seat

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 06, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A former school board member will challenge an incumbent member for a single seat to represent the city on the regional school board. Kyle Reniche took out nomination papers Wednesday to challenge incumbent Carol Bachofner, who also took out papers for a three-year seat on the Regional …
Residents vote at East Millinocket's annual town meeting in this June 2014 file photo.

East Millinocket voters to decide $4.01 million school budget on Thursday

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 06, 2014, at 4:47 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Town property taxes will rise significantly under a $4.01 million school budget voters will consider on Thursday, officials said. Thursday’s validation vote of the school budget, the second this year, will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the town office, according to town Administrative …
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Jazz Improvisation Clinic and Benefit Concert

By Susan Patten on Aug. 06, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center, 89 Western Avenue, Hampden, Maine For more information: 207-356-8015; An exciting music education opportunity awaits Maine music students and adult musicians alike. The Gifts of Music presents a free improvisation clinic and benefit concert …
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Beginner Quilting Course

By Jenny Bennett on Aug. 06, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: The Cotton Cupboard Quilt Shop, 1213 Broadway, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207 941 8900 ; Six Week Beginner Quilting Course Saturdays, starting September 6th This course is great for the self-taught quilter who is ready to go to …
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Maine Rep. Victoria Kornfield, D-Bangor

Changes to education law went into effect Aug. 1

on Aug. 06, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
By the Maine Legislature House Democratic Office AUGUSTA, Maine — This year’s legislative session yielded high results with initiatives to improve Maine education, from laws to feed hungry students and improve early education to extending financial aid for higher education. These laws went into effect Aug. 1. One law will help …
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Body Weather (Movement) Workshop in Eastport

By Devon Kelley-Yurdin on Aug. 06, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport, Maine (ME) For more information: 207-853-4650; The Eastport Arts Center will host a Body Weather Workshop taught by Asher Woodworth on Tuesday, August 19th at 1pm. This movement workshop will introduce participants …
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Zine-Making Workshop in Eastport

By Devon Kelley-Yurdin on Aug. 06, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport, Maine (ME) For more information: 207-853-4650; On Tuesday, August 12th at 1pm, join Devon Kelley-Yurdin for an introductory zine-making workshop. Zines, short for “magazine” or “fanzine”, are small, self-published books usually produced …

Area student named to dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College

on Aug. 06, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. – The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College during the spring semester 2014. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction: – Lydia Kieffer of Caribou, Maine, who is majoring in hotel, resort and tourism management. Kieffer …
Orono High School students performed in front of the Orono Town Council chambers on Tuesday to show their support for a music teacher.

Orono students perform at Town Council meeting to showcase work of music teacher who may lose job

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 05, 2014, at 9:39 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Orono High School students played string instruments near the entrance of the Orono Town Council chambers on Tuesday evening just before the start of a school board meeting. The students, dressed in white tops and black bottoms, were accompanied by parents and Orono High School alumni who …
Kennebunk High School

Kennebunk-area school board gives initial approval to $58.6 million renovation plan

By Jennifer Feals, York County Coast Star on Aug. 05, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
KENNEBUNK, Maine — The RSU 21 Board of Directors has accepted a $58.6 million renovation plan for Kennebunk High School, Kennebunkport Consolidated School and Mildred L. Day School. The RSU 21 Board of Directors on Monday voted 9-2 to “accept in concept” the $58.6 million plan — $43.6 million for …
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Robert O'Leary

O’Leary is new co-curricular athletic administrator at Portland

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 05, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Robert O’Leary of Winthrop, Massachusetts, has been appointed the new co-curricular athletic administrator at Portland High School. A former high school and college hockey player, he has coached several sports and served for the past four years as an athletic director in Massachusetts. O’Leary played hockey at …

Rockland-area school system filling several top posts

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 05, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The Rockland-area school system will be filling some administrative vacancies when the board meets Thursday night. Current Oceanside High School East Assistant Principal William Gifford is being nominated to take over as principal of Oceanside High School West in Thomaston as well as principal of the adjacent …
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Observing the Sun at the L.C.Bates Museum Observatory is Fun

Solar Talk and Viewing at L.C.Bates Museum

By Deborah Staber on Aug. 05, 2014, at 10:48 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: L.C.Bates Museum, 14 Easler Road / Rt 201, Hinckley, Maine For more information: 207-238-4250; Solar Observing Presentions at L.C. Bates Museum On Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Stephen Ramsden, …
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Bangor High Alumnae soccer game to benefit scholarship fund

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 05, 2014, at 8:53 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – The eighth annual Bangor High School Girls Soccer alumnae game will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Bangor High School. The game will consist of two 30-minute halves featuring the current Bangor Girls Varsity squad against alumnae of the program. Admission to the game is free; donations will …

5 essential strategies to excel in your freshman year of college

on Aug. 04, 2014, at 6:40 p.m.
Many students experience a culture shock when they enter college — not because they finally have no curfew or can eat whatever they want in the cafeteria, but because the academic expectations professors & teaching assistants have for their students are dramatically different than most high schoolers have experienced. In …

New law aimed at expanding access to pre-K programs in effect Aug. 1

on Aug. 04, 2014, at 5:23 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A new law that expands access to pre-K programs in Maine’s public schools beginning in 2015-16 went into effect Aug. 1, according to the Maine Senate Majority office. The law outlines a five-year plan to make pre-K programs available in all school districts in the state by …
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College of the Atlantic alumna Jennifer Judd-McGee ('92), an internationally recognized mixed-media artist, will offer a hands-on collage and assemblage “art lab” using found and recycled materials, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery. The all-ages event is free and open to the public.

“Art lab” with recycled materials at COA

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on Aug. 04, 2014, at 5:21 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Ethel H. Blum Gallery , College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5626; Final in a series of “Rows & Rows” community events by COA alumna Judd-McGee BAR HARBOR, MAINE — College of …
Maine Maritime Academy midshipmen muster on the main deck during a safety drill aboard the Training Ship State of Maine on May 6, 2013. BDN photo by Mario Moretto.

Maine Maritime Academy ranked top public college by Money Magazine

By Nell Gluckman, BDN Staff on Aug. 04, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Students who graduate from Maine Maritime Academy get good jobs, which is a big reason the school was recently ranked highest in the nation among public colleges and universities by Money Magazine. The magazine used educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings provided by to measure each …

Syracuse, University of Iowa crowned as US’s top party schools

By Reuters on Aug. 04, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
BOSTON — New York’s Syracuse University edged out the University of Iowa for the crown of top party school in the United States, according to an annual ranking released Monday by test-prep company the Princeton Review. The University of California at Santa Barbara, West Virginia University and University of Illinois …
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