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DAN BOOKHAM

Holiday festivals require holiday spirit of volunteering and donations

By Dan Bookham, Special to the Midcoast Beacon on Oct. 28, 2011, at 6:38 p.m.
As we tip into November there’s no escaping the fact that the holidays are approaching. For me, the various celebrations in our local towns serve to highlight how lucky we are to live in such community-minded places, bursting with generosity, volunteerism and creativity. It almost goes without saying that to …
In 1908 the concrete pillars lit with electric lights at the City Park entrance in Belfast were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cobe.

Picture from the Past

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 6:15 p.m.

New organization aims to support its town

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:59 p.m.
JACKSON, Maine — A new nonprofit organization, Jackson Neighbors, has been formed in Jackson to organize and support local charitable projects and community events. Jackson Neighbors is incorporated as a Maine public benefit corporation. The organization took root last summer when Selectman Debbie Ludden convened a meeting of residents to …

Wednesday Walkers plan outings

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:58 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Wonderful Wednesdays with the Wednesday Walkers, sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, has planned these walks: • Wednesday, Nov. 9, will feature a walk through Moose Point State Park in Searsport led by Janet Willams, 548-2941, and Marietta Ramsdell, 548-0142. Call them for starting time, meeting …

Beacon health news Nov. 3

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:56 p.m.
Hospice talk WALDOBORO — “Get Ready for Hospice, What To Do Right Now,” an interactive talk by the Rev. Greg Marshall, chaplain of Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St. He will speak about hospice care. Marshall will explain …

Pancake breakfast to support Toys for Tots

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:54 p.m.
THOMASTON, Maine — The public is invited to the Knox and Waldo County Toys for Tots pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Applebee’s, 194 New County Road. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase toys for local children for the holidays. Tickets are $5 and may …

Beacon support groups Nov. 3

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:27 p.m.
Support group listings runs as space permits. Items are due at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: beacon@bangordailynews.net Mail: The Beacon, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 BELFAST — Baby’s First Year Support Group, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Maternal Wellness Center, 111 High …

Woodcarving class begins Nov. 14

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:23 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — Are you an intermediate carver who has some experience carving ducks with hand tools? Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education has a class in carving the lesser scaup, 6-8 p.m. beginning Nov. 14 and running for six weeks. The class will cover pattern options, how to …

Family ArtLab Workshop at Center for Maine Contemporary Art

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:21 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will present a free, drop-in workshop for children and families in its new ArtLab studio at CMCA, 162 Russell Ave., 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. ArtLab instructor Marcie Jan Bronstein will guide children and their families in making a set of …
Representatives of the LifeFlight Foundation receive a donation from Camden National Bank Senior Vice President Jack Williams (center). With him are (from left) LifeFlight Foundation trustee Thomas Tinsley, LifeFlight Foundation trustee chairwoman Elaine Clark, Williams, LifeFlight Foundation trustee Ann Montgomery and LifeFlight Foundation Executive Director Thomas Judge.

Support for LifeFlight Foundation

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:20 p.m.
Rite Way Cleaning owner Mike Fairfield (right) presents a $500 donation check to the Humane Society of Knox County executive director Tracy Sala (left) and board president Warner Vaughan. The donation represents 10 percent of the proceeds from each pet stain rug cleaning order the company received in one month.

For the dogs and cats

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:17 p.m.

Belfast District Court, Cases July 16-Sept. 30, 2011

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:15 p.m.
Robin M. Muir, 19, Lincolnville, domestic violence, assault, jail six months, all but 20 days suspended, probation one year; domestic violence, terrorizing, jail six months, all but 20 days suspended, probation one year; refusing to submit to arrest or detention, jail 20 days; operating vehicle without license, jail two days; …
Dominik Lobkowicz (left), the new proprietor of Silver Eagle Automotive in Washington, checks a vehicle with Bob deGroff (right), the former owner of the long-time auto repair service. Lobkowicz is offering Winter Safety Checks in exchange for donations to the Washington Food Bank Nov. 7 through Nov. 12, by appointment only.

Winter Safety Checks to benefit Washington Food Bank

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:13 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The new proprietor at Silver Eagle Automotive, 111 Rockland Road, will offer Winter Safety Checks in exchange for donations to the Washington Food Bank. Dominik Lobkowicz, who is taking the reins of ownership at the company from his soon-to-be father-in-law, Bob deGroff, hopes that the effort will benefit …
Belfast Museum and Historical Society director Megan Pinette with the first annual Preservation Leadership Award presented by the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce during its 51st annual awards ceremony at Point Lookout last month. Besides operating the city’s museum, the historical society also provides outreach programs to local schools, monthly presentations and informational walks through the historic downtown and Grove Cemetery.

Museum director recounts Belfast’s role in Civil War

By Walter Griffin on Oct. 28, 2011, at 4:49 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — For its final presentation of the year, the Belfast Museum and Historical Society focused on “Belfast During the Civil War,” in advance of Veterans Day. Approximately 100 residents filled the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library as museum director Megan Pinette described the city’s reaction to …

Historical society to hear photo archivist

on Oct. 24, 2011, at 8:53 p.m.
WARREN, Maine — Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will present “Greetings from Warren: Selections from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main St. Johnson’s slide show and talk will consist of historical …

Arts news Oct. 27

on Oct. 24, 2011, at 8:07 p.m.
‘Guys and Dolls’ BELFAST — Stage Director Meg Nickerson and Musical Director John Cameron, and their production team, will celebrate their 10th year of directing together by bringing “Guys & Dolls” to the Belfast Area High School stage. Based on short stories by Damon Runyon, “Guys & Dolls” is set …

Support group to air varied perspectives on life with Parkinson’s

on Oct. 24, 2011, at 8:03 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — How does it feel to live with Parkinson’s disease? What’s it like to care for someone with such a condition? In a departure from its usual format, the area’s Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will encourage people living with Parkinson’s as well as their families, friends and caregivers …

School leaders honored during National Principals Month

on Oct. 24, 2011, at 8:01 p.m.
Sixty-one outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad have been named as 2011 National Distinguished Principals by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. They were honored Oct. 21 at an awards banquet at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., as part of a …
Children and adults are invited to take part in the Camden Public Library’s Great Pumpkin Palooza beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the library’s outdoor amphitheatre.

Come to the Pumpkin Palooza at the library

on Oct. 24, 2011, at 8 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — Young and old are invited to bring jack-o’-lanterns for the Great Pumpkin Palooza on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the amphitheater at Camden Public Library. The grand lighting of the pumpkins will begin at 7:15 p.m. “Share your creative carving genius and bring your pumpkin to show it …
Holding a painting of Sixty-Three Washington Street in Camden are Georgie McMichael, Mary Jane Gautesen, Judy McKearney, Priscilla Hart, Kay Moody and Teddy Wilcox, all volunteers at the facility for senior citizens. The John Street United Methodist Church in Camden will welcome Northern Breeze performing gospel music at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the church as a fundraiser for Sixty-Three. The concert will be preceded by a baked bean supper at 5:30 p.m. The cost of the supper is $7. Northern Breeze will not charge admission, but will request donations to benefit Sixty-Three Washington Street, an assisted living facility in Camden that has housed seniors for more than a century. The event is open to all.

Benefit concert in Camden

on Oct. 24, 2011, at 7:57 p.m.
 
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