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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  [...]

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 [...]

Grant helps schools visit UMaine Farm and Home Museum

ORONO, Maine — The Page Farm and Home Museum at the University of Maine has received a grant from the William and Joan Alfond Foundation to support field trip experiences, to the Farm and Home Museum, for elementary and secondary school groups in Southern Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, and Hancock counties.  Schools are eligible [...]

Local Organizations Partner with the American Red Cross for Donor Days

BANGOR, Maine – During the month of January, Maine Youth Leadership and the Bangor Roller Derby participated in the American Red Cross Donor Day program at the Bangor Donor Center. “Everyone here at the Bangor Donor Center would like to send a thank you out to Maine Youth Leadership and the Bangor Roller Derby,” said [...]

Informational sessions on UMaone Onward beginning Feb. 21

ORONO, Maine — The Onward program at the University of Maine will hold informational sessions from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 21, March 20, and April 17, at 125 East Annex, on the Orono campus. Created in 1970 for students who might not able to attend college for academic or economic reasons, the [...]

Penobscot SkiBash cancellation

BANGOR, Maine — The Penobscot SkiBash to be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at Bangor Muni, has been canceled due to poor snow cover and icy conditions. The Penbscot Valley Ski Club plan on hosting this event again next winter. Sorry for any inconvenience. For information, call 234-2326.


BANGOR, Maine — Eastern Maine Community College will host national comedian Paul Nardizzi at the college’s Coffeehouse Café at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in McCorkill Dining Hall, in the Katahdin building on the EMCC campus. Nardizzi has performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Comedy Central, as well as being on XM Satellite [...]

Conversation Partner Training for Volunteers: Travel the World Locally through Cultural Exchanges

ORONO, Maine — Adults from around the world want to improve their conversational English. A new English Conversation Program coordinates pairings between local English language learners and volunteer partners to improve conversational English and encourage cultural exchanges. This training is ideal for those interested in different cultures. A weekly commitment (1-2 hours) with a conversation [...]

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course registration

BANGOR, Maine — Husson University’s College of Business will hold a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course from noon to 7 p.m. on March 7, 21, April 4,18, and May 2, at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, located on Husson’s Bangor campus.  The course provides participants with an understanding of the [...]