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School of Robinson Ballet Registration Day

By Aimee Gerow on Aug. 15, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: School of Robinson Ballet, 107 Union St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 2079903140; robinsonballet.org Robinson Ballet Studios – 107 Union St. Bangor, ME (Corner of Main and Union St.)Story continues below advertisement. Register for 2016/ 2017 dance classes. School of …

Lamoine Historical Society Program: Meet the Author

By Sue Hodgkins on Aug. 15, 2016, at 7:50 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Lamoine Historical Society, 362 Lamoine Beach Rd., Lamoine, Maine For more information: 207 667-5115 LAMOINE — Author Jonathon Eno will discuss his book “Naval Visits to Mt. Desert and Frenchman’s Bay” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the East …

The Ranger and the Reporter

By Ken Gross on Aug. 13, 2016, at 5:24 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/ranger-tim-caverly-august-30/ Author Tim Caverly presents ‘The Ranger and the Reporter’ about his adventures on the Allagash, released in time to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park …

Cyber Sunday

By Ken Gross on Aug. 13, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/cyber-sunday-tech-parental-controls/ Free tech session. This week: Back to School: You’re in Charge–Parental Controls. Please call to reserve a seat: 207-236-3440.Story continues below advertisement. This post was contributed by …
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Unity College taps Khoury as president

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 13, 2016, at 8:34 a.m.
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury has served as Unity College’s president in an interim role since Jan. 3.

Northern Maine Community College and Houlton Regional Hospital Renew Partnership for Nursing Education

By Kerri Watson-Blaisdell on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
Northern Maine Community College and Houlton Regional Hospital are proud to announce a renewed partnership that will bring the College’s nursing program back to Houlton. “NMCC is pleased to be able to provide the people of southern Aroostook with direct access to one of the strongest nursing programs in Maine,” …

MECDHH/Governor Baxter School for the Deaf School Board Meeting

By Joanna Spano on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing The Governor Baxter School for the Deaf School Board Meeting August 18, 2016Story continues below advertisement. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Agenda 5:00 PM I. Call to Order 5:02 PM II. Announcements 5:05 PM III. Adjustments to the Agenda 5:07 …

Expanding Opportunities in Kenya

By Ken Gross on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/expanding-opportunities-in-kenya-august-23/ Nicole Carbisiero of ‘Expanding Opportunities,’ a local NGO with service projects in Kenya.Story continues below advertisement. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …

Pulitzer Prize: Ben Bradley

By Gillian French on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:11 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Parish House, 86 Court Street, Castine, Maine For more information: (207) 326-4375; witherle.lib.me.us Ben Bradley Jr., who oversaw the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigative team in its reporting on the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, will speak.Story …
Jack Mahoney, Founder and Lead Teacher of Maine Prep, Maine's premier test prep company.

South Portland SAT Prep Classes Begin August 31; Last Chance to Prep for the October SAT

By frank wicks on Aug. 12, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
Maine Prep’s SAT prep classes for Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and So. Portland area high school students meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday evening, August 31 through September 28, at Maine Prep South, 778 Main Street, South Portland. Classes, designed to teach students strategies to use in …

EAP Founder to Present in Dyer Brook

By Nancy Dumond Violette on Aug. 12, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Making Strides, 408 Pond Rd, Dyer Brook, Maine For more information: 866-391-6565; okcorralseries.com Greg Kersten will be in Dyer Brook in September! The Equine Assisted Psychotherapy founder will present a three day certification seminar at Jill Willette-Sewall’s Making Strides EAP …
A chart for a diploma, re-imagined by Matt Drewette-Card, curriculum coordinator for AOS 94 in Dexter.

What happens to Maine students who don’t meet proficiency standards?

By Robbie Feinberg, MPBN on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
Some school districts worry that the new, high standards could leave some students unable to earn a diploma. Two Maine districts are handling the problem by re-imagining what a diploma means.

Waldo Peirce Reading Room Library Cookout

By Reba Stewart on Aug. 11, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
The Waldo Peirce Reading Room Library would like to thank the following businesses for the generous donations made to the Children’s Summer Reading Program cookout. McDonalds Bucksport, Swan Lake Grocery Swanville, Wilson’s Market Frankfort, On The Run Winterport, Hannaford in Hampden, Anderson’s General Store Frankfort, Hannaford in Bucksport, Tozier’s Family …

School supplies to be distributed at Blessing of the Schools service on Aug. 28

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Bucksport Middle School, Miles Lane, Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — A Blessing of the Schools service for the community will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Performing Arts Center at Bucksport Middle School, …

Unity College set to post all-time enrollment record

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 10, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
Approximately 700 students to matriculate this fall, up 7.7% from last year Undergraduates benefit with new faculty, $20 million invested in multi-year build-out UNITY, Maine — Unity College expects to have its largest incoming class and largest overall enrollment ever this fall, driven by interest among young people in its …
Unity College will use a $40,000 grant from a Maine-based foundation to help upgrade heating systems at McKay Farm & Research Station and move the college further toward its goal of a fossil-fuel-free, carbon-neutral campus. The grant by The Sandy River Charitable Foundation will pay for site preparation and the purchase and installation of an energy-efficient heat source -- either wood pellet or propane heaters -- to replace oil-fired furnaces for the facility’s greenhouses.

Gift bolsters Unity College farm and research facility

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 10, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
UNITY — Unity College will use a $40,000 grant from a Maine-based foundation to help upgrade heating systems at McKay Farm and Research Station and move the college further toward its goal of a fossil-fuel-free, carbon-neutral campus. The grant by The Sandy River Charitable Foundation will pay for site preparation …

Nonprofit St. Martin’s Thrift Store to hold back-to-school open house Aug. 27

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: St. Martin’s Thrift Store, 112 Maine Ave., Millinocket, Maine For more information: 207-723-5902 MILLINOCKET, Maine — The non-profit St. Martin’s Thrift Store will hold a back-to-school open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the store’s 112 Maine Ave., Millinocket, …

Looking for Your Dream Job? Step into College Next on September 7th

By Peg Junge on Aug. 10, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Do you have steady employment, but are still looking for a career that makes you happy? College is the doorway to discovering your dream job and College Next is the program to prepare you for this new adventure. College Next begins on September 7th and is a low cost, Maine …

Local school supply lists now available on TeacherLists

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
  Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as all of their schools supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com. With just one or two clicks, parents can find all of their 2016 lists and get a head start on this …

Learn before you go! Don Giovanni

By Karen Cole on Aug. 09, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono, Maine For more information: 2078663400; dirigopines.com Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The …