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Leer y charlar

By Ken Gross on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/28426/2016-10-11/ Read and chat–entirely in Spanish! Spanish-language reading and conversation group. All who are proficient in Spanish are welcome. FMI contact Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.Story continues below advertisement. …

Leer y charlar

By Ken Gross on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/28426/2016-10-11/ Read and chat–entirely in Spanish! Spanish-language reading and conversation group. All who are proficient in Spanish are welcome. FMI contact Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.Story continues below advertisement. …

Coastal Senior College Course

By Ken Gross on Sept. 26, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-596-6906; librarycamden.org/event/maines-marine-wilderness-csc-class-begins-october-7/ First session of Coastal Senior College class ‘Maine’s Marine Wilderness: Exploring Maine’s Offshore Fishing Grounds,’ with instructor Ron Huber. FMI or to enroll: call 207-596-6906 or 800-286-1594 …

From Maine ant hills to tropical ecosystems, Fishbowl at Unity College offers compelling environmental journeys

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
America’s Environmental College offers free public talks on diverse research topics UNITY, Maine — From Maine ant hills to tropical ecosystems, Unity College will bring audiences on compelling global environmental journeys with its Fishbowl series this Fall. Fishbowl is a stimulating colloquium series that is open to the public where …

Emergency Management Agency offers Winter Skywarn talk Oct. 27 in Bangor

By Priscilla Farrar on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Penobscot County Emergency Management Agency , 69 Hammond St, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-492-0166; weather.gov/car BANGOR — The National Weather Service in Caribou will host a Winter Weather Skywarn talk 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Penobscot County …

UMaine climate change scientist will discuss ice melt, adaptation at Maine-Arctic Forum Oct. 3

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:53 a.m.
PORTLAND — The director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute will talk about the Arctic’s changing climate and resulting economic opportunities and geopolitical concerns Monday, Oct. 3 at the University of Southern Maine. Paul Mayewski, who has led expeditions and conducted climate change research in the Arctic and all …

Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss how quilts provide glimpses into mid-1800s Maine

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: 581-1226 ORONO — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard history professor, will deliver the lecture, “Patty’s Sampler and Phebe’s Quilt: Traces of Maine in the …

Under the Night Sky: Star Gazing and Storytelling event set for Oct. 21 in Unity

By Jeanne Siviski on Sept. 25, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Richardson Memorial Preserve, Stevens Road, Unity, Maine For more information: 948- 3766 UNITY — Learn about the stars by viewing them through powerful telescopes and listening to celestial tales around a campfire 6 to 8:30 pm Friday, Oct. 21, at Richardson …

Elders Protection: Fighting Scams

By Ken Gross on Sept. 25, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440 Free presentation by experts from Maine’s Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and Legal Services for the Elderly. All are welcome.Story continues below advertisement. This post was contributed by …

Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life

By Ken Gross on Sept. 25, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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/lucy-stone-an-unapologetic-life-by-sally-g-mcmillen-october-4/ Presentation by author Sally McMillen on abolitionist and suffragist Lucy Stone, who by the 1850s had become one of the most famous women in America. Part of …

Elders Seminar

By Ken Gross on Sept. 25, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/for-love-and-money-elders-seminar-october-3/ ‘For Love and Money: Aging Parents and Finances,’ free Elders Seminar, presented by Kadonoff & Associates, LLC, of Belfast.Story continues below advertisement. This post was contributed by …

Cyber Sunday

By Ken Gross on Sept. 24, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 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-topic-ebooks-october-2/ Free Cyber Sunday tech session on ‘How to borrow eBooks from the library.’ Seating may be limited, so please call to reserve your place: 207-236-3440.Story continues below …

MWPA Write-In

By Ken Gross on Sept. 24, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440 The MWPA (Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance) will offer a ‘Write-in’ to jumpstart your writing. MWPA is partnering with libraries across the state to offer free writing space …
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Shawn Laatsch, director of the University of Maine's Emera Astronomy Center, shines a light at the 111-year-old telescope at the Historic Clark Telescope Observatory. The telescope, which was built in the early 1900s, will be moved to a new building and set up for use by next spring.

UMaine to tear down historic observatory, save 111-year-old telescope

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 24, 2016, at 7:34 a.m.
The University of Maine’s historic observatory is slated for destruction, but its 111-year-old telescope will continue to help stargazers explore space.
Husson University student Andrew Farnsworth straightens up his dormitory room on Friday. The sports management major said students will welcome the six two-story apartments that will be built on the Bangor campus over the next year.

Husson to hold groundbreaking for new $5 million student housing project

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 24, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Construction of the three townhouse-style buildings will begin within six weeks.
Tanya Hubbard

Waldo County loses longtime educator to cancer

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
If you were one of her people, Tanya Hubbard would remember you.

Free STEM program to be offered at the Brewer Public Library

By Brewer Public Library on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
The Brewer Public Library and 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Ambassadors will be partnering to offer a 6-week program for students in grades 3-5. This program, coordinated by the Cooperative Extension, matches University of Maine student volunteers with locations such as schools, libraries, and community centers. 4-H provides …

Explore aqua science at the Brewer Public Library!

By Brewer Public Library on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: …
This artist's rendering shows one of the townhouses that will be built on Husson University's campus. Husson will be working to have this construction completed for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Townhouse Residence Halls at Husson University

By Eric B. Gordon on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:06 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Husson University – Across the Parking Lot from the Center for Family Business, 1 College Circle, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-992-4925; husson.edu BANGOR, MAINE – Husson University announced today that it will be celebrating the groundbreaking of three new …
Unity College offers a number of public events this weekend alongside the annual Common Ground Country Fair nearby.

Going to Common Ground? Unity College offers more events nearby

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 22, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
UNITY, Maine — From opening the latest additions to its $20 million multi-year campus buildout, to multiple live musical performances, to a Woodsmen’s Team meet featuring several New England colleges, Unity College offers a wealth of interesting activities alongside the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity this weekend. Beginning at …