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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 [...]

Local families needed for exchange students

STATEWIDE — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs will seek local host families for boys are girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15-18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE.¬† Families [...]

Eastern Maine Tax Coalition Program to begin Feb. 4 in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine — AARP Tax-Aide and United Way of Eastern Maine are excited to host the upcoming EMCA$H Super Free Tax Saturdays, designed to help a large amount of individual low to moderate income filers get their taxes filed for free, get their Earned Income Tax Credit, reach their financial goals, pay off debt and [...]

NEW REPORT SHOWS HIGH LEVELS OF MERCURY IN MANY WILDLIFE SPECIES

GORHAM, Maine ‚Äď Mercury accumulation, previously considered a risk for aquatic ecosystems, is also found in many wildlife species living on the land, according to a new report published by the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (the Conservancy). Hidden Risk: Mercury in Terrestrial Systems of the Northeast highlights the Institute‚Äôs [...]

Local Photographer Earns Master Of Photography & Photographic Craftsman Degrees

STATEWIDE — Bernard E. Littlefield of BEL Portraits in Winterport is one of only three photographers in the country who earned the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from Professional Photographers of America at this years annual convention. The degrees were presented to Littlefield by PPA President Don Dickson, M.Photog.Cr.Hon.M.Photog., CPP at the association’s [...]

Arbor Day Foundation free trees with membership

STATEWIDE — Residents of Maine can ring in the New year by receiving 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor day Foundation any time during January 2012. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. To become a member of the foundation and to receive your free trees, send [...]

Nominate your employer for the ESGR Freedom Award

ARLINGTON, VA — Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Defense Department agency, is calling on Guard and Reserve members to nominate their supportive employers for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award before the Jan. 16 deadline. The Freedom award is the Defense Department’s highest recognition for civilian employers supporting [...]

Mainer’s Make the Call

STATEWIDE — Every sixty seconds a woman somewhere in America will have a heart attack. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., claiming hundreds of thousands of lives each year, yet fewer than half of American women know little about the signs and symptoms. Even worse, only half of [...]

Maine Media Women Scholarship Available

STATEWIDE — Maine Media Women, a state-wide organization of communications professionals, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a young woman who is a graduating senior in 2012. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support young Maine women who wish to go into any field of communications media. Applicants must be high school [...]