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Blue Hill Public Library Play Reading

BLUE HILL, Maine — The public is invited to participate in the Blue Hill Public Library Play Reading Group from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until summer. The play selected for this month is Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage. Lettice and Lovage is [...]

KASRA winter race begins Feb. 18 in Medway

MEDWAY, Maine — The Katahdin Area Snowmobile Racing Affiliates will host the Maine State Championship Race beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday and at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18-19, at the East Branch Sno Rovers Club, take exit 244 off I-95. Qualifying starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday and the racing starts at 10 am. on [...]

UMaine hosting Feb. 4 ‘Nor” Easter Bowl school science competition

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is hosting the ‘Nor’Easter Bowl 2012 Regional Ocean Sciences Competition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the UMaine D.P. Corbett Business Building on the Orono campus. More than one hundred top-achieving math and science high school students from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont will [...]

Healthcare scholarship applications available

BELFAST, Maine — Residents of Waldo County pursuing their education in a healthcare field may be eligible for scholarships awarded by Waldo County General Hospital. Awards are made to graduating high school seniors; college undergraduates; and employees pursuing careers in healthcare-related fields, including but not limited to, nursing, laboratory technician, surgical technician, radiology, pharmacy, therapy [...]

RSU #20 kindergarten registration ands screening

BELFAST, Maine — RSU #20 elementary schools are preparing for kindergarten screening the last week in April and May for the fall 2012 kindergarten students. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, call to request information and registration materials. School offices will schedule screening appointments after [...]

VITA tax assistance program available at UMPI this spring

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Area volunteers with the AARP Tax-Aide Program will be available on Saturdays at the University of Maine at Presque Isle during the next two months to help members of the community prepare their tax returns. This free service will be provided by volunteers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, [...]


ROCKPORT, Maine  — Join author Nancy Griffin (“Making Whoopies: The Official Whoopie Pie Book” and “Maine 101”) for a trio of evening workshops covering topics writers need to be knowledgeable about in the areas of researching, editing and publishing. The first class on Feb. 8, will help you get from that brilliant idea you have [...]

Earn your UMaine MSW via distance education

BELFAST, Maine — The University of Maine and the Hutchinson Center branch will help working professionals earn your UMaine Master’s in Social Work degree in the social work field who want to bring their career to the next level. Starting in September 2012, the UMaine Master of Social Work  program will be extended  to Presque [...]

Office of the Secretary of State presents the Sesquicentennial for Schools Program

AUGUSTA, Maine — As part of Maine’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, the Office of the Secretary of State has created the Sesquicentennial For Schools Program, presented by State Archivist, David Cheever. The intent of the program is to help Maine students get a better understanding of the [...]