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Environment Maine to deliver 17,000 messages from Mainers on the North Woods

AUGUSTA, Maine — Environmental Maine will hold a news conference to announce that it is delivering 17,000 messages from citizens across the state urging lawmakers to protect the Maine’s North Woods at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Welcome Center, Maine State House.The postcards, petition signatures, letters, and emails ask lawmakers to reject proposals [...]

Spruce Run Sponsors Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Events

AUGUSTA, Maine — Spruce Run Association‚ÄĒthe domestic violence resource center serving Penobscot County‚ÄĒ is announcing that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Spruce Run is sponsoring events and partnering with local schools and organizations to raise awareness about this serious issue. Governor LePage will be signing a proclamation for the month at [...]

Acadia’s Backyard Birds – a Walk on the Bar

BAR HARBOR, Maine –¬† Acadia National Park ranger Angi King Johnston and local naturalist Rich MacDonald, will host a winter bird walk along the bar to Bar Island and then a talk at the downtown Abbe Museum from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Meet at The Natural History Center on 6 Firefly Lane [...]

Thrift shop sale and luncheon hosted by ECUMC on Feb. 11

WINTERPORT, Maine — Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church will host ” Cabin Fever Reliever Sale and Luncheon” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, located at 796 Lebanon Road. All are welcome to come check out the thrift shop for great sale items and then join us for a luncheon with a picnic [...]

A talk on stopping dirty tar sands oil to be held Feb. 9

PORTLAND, Maine — The Natural Resources Council of¬† Maine and Sierra Club Maine have teamed up to bring national experts to Portland to discuss the environmental and safety risks of this proposed project, which would reverse the flow of existing pipelines to bring dangerous tar sands crude through our state. The talk, “Stop Dirty Tar [...]

Exension blueberry plant sale benefit

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and its Master Gardener Volunteers are offering a “Go Blueberry” plant sale online to raise funds for its Master Gardener Volunteer program. The program has assisted dozens of community gardens¬† across the state, including the Maine Harvest for Hunger program and other community-based volunteer efforts. Members¬† [...]

Abrahams Will Play All Chess Challengers At Once

ELLSWORTH, Maine –¬† Steve Abrahams, Chess Coach of John Bapst High School and Orono High School in Bangor and Orono respectively is scheduled to play up to 30 chess players at the same time on Feb. 13,¬† at Ellsworth Middle School.¬† The event will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria. [...]

Raptor Internship Available in Acadia National Park

BAR HARBOR, Maine – The raptor internship runs from mid May to mid October. There is a possibility of two shorter internships, one in the summer and one in the fall. However, priority will be given to applicants who can commit to the full season. From mid May through mid August the raptor intern observes [...]

‚ÄúShare the Love‚ÄĚ at the Blue Hill Public Library

BLUE HILL, Maine — In honor of Valentine‚Äôs Day, Blue Hill Public Library will present a fun-filled ‚ÄúShare the Love‚ÄĚ program for families from 10:30 a.m. to noon¬† Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Library‚Äôs Howard Room. Families are invited to bring a favorite book to share that takes under ten minutes to read. After the [...]